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Events, concerts, conferences in Bologna

The JamBO

Street culture and urban style event. It is the largest urban park in Italy, designed to celebrate the freestyle, the language of the youngest generations, aiming to combine passion, dedication and courage with creativity. The desire to move together freely turns into forms of sports and art which fully express themselves during the event.

Biografilm Festival

An international event dedicated to biographic films: previews of life tales will be projected in the presence of international guests, focusing on the main theme of the event, which changes every year. The main awards are the Lancia Award, for the best film, and the Best Life Award, for the best biographic tale.

Festa dell’Unità di Bologna

A one-month event organised by the Democratic Party. The programme includes music and art shows, as well as speeches by various national and local managers of the political party, who invariably deal with the hot issues of the town administration and the Italian politics.

Run Tune Up

A half marathon of Bologna, sponsored by Unicredit: marathon runners coming from every part of the world run with music, food and culture in the background, united by sports and solidarity, since the money collected is donated to charity.

RoBOt Festival

An international photography festival which takes place every two years and involves all the industry, from creation to recycling. 14 exhibitions will be held in 11 historical venues in town and at the MAST.

Mortadella BÒ

An event focusing on the gastronomic symbol of the whole local territory: Bologna PGI mortadella. Taste, culture, passion and fun will spread through the most beautiful streets of the Emilia-Romagna capital. The centre of the event will be Palazzo Re Enzo, which will host kitchen workshops, food tasting areas and a Fab Lab to design new recipes. In Salone del Podestà, renowned chefs will propose their personal interpretations of traditional recipes, while many Food Trucks will bring guests the best PGI products.

Bologna Jazz Festival

The association Bologna in Musica promotes an event which includes ten concerts in seven theatres of Bologna: Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Unipol Auditorium, Teatro Arena del Sole, Teatro Duse, Sala Paradiso in San Lazzaro di Savena, Teatro Comunale Claudio Abbado in Ferrara.
Among the artists invited in 2015, two of Miles Davis's collaborators stand out: Ron Carter, with the Foursight quartet, and Kenny Garrett.

SIOMMMS - XV Medicine National Conference             

In addition to symposiums in collaboration with other scientific societies, aiming to underline the multidisciplinary value of SIOMMS, some other current clinical topics and other basic topics will be dealt with. The most renowned sessions include: “Journal Club”, “Meeting the expert”, “Clinical Cases” and “Question Time”.

Bilbolbul - International Comic Festival             

A festival dedicated to the language of the ninth art, but which can involve cinema, music and drawing, in particular focusing on the evolution from paper to digital media. The Hamelin Cultural Association has invited many key stakeholders in the comic world to participate, and their presence and exhibitions will contribute to create a setting where the art of drawing may be fully appreciated.

AIOP International Conference              

There are two pre-conference refresher courses, called "Prosthetic-paradontal and prosthetic-perimplantar interface: controversy and innovation" and "White aesthetics and pink aesthetics: the role of an odontotechnic operator in the management of laboratory tissues". They come before clinical, odontotechnic and mixed sessions, focusing on "Prosthesis and tissues: interaction for integration".

SIES - VALET International Conference

Hundreds of aesthetic medicine and surgery experts from all over the world will deal with the most topical issues, in order to enhance their knowledge, also thanks to the aesthetic science experts who will participate. Live connections with the operating theatres of the Multimed Polyclinic will deepen the topic dealt with in class.


One of the largest screens in the world turns on every evening in Piazza Maggiore, in the heart of the city, to propose a rich film repertoire.


Sponsored by Fondazione Cineteca di Bologna, during it intense and rich festival days, The Cinema Rediscovered proposed over 300 films, a journey through the history of the cinema (from the very beginning), through the best restored films and rare ones coming from 50 archives worldwide