13th edition: 3-9 July, 2016

What is the Festival del Sole?

The Festival del Sole is the biggest international ”Gymnastics for all” event in the Mediterranean area.

For a whole week, the city of Riccione—the Italian holiday capital—turns into a huge stage where more than 4,000 athletes from around the world perform at their best.


Floor exercises and aerobics, acrogym and acrobatics, rhythmic and artistic gymnastic, classical and modern dance, hip-hop and funky; these are only a few forms of gymnastics and dances taking place at the Festival del Sole, where there are no limits regarding age or technical levels.

No points, no standings, no judges: at the Festival del Sole the only winner is the pleasure of being together doing gymnastics!

The result is that everyone can take part! To join the Festival you only need to have the desire to perform in front of a ever cheering audience in one of the four arenas on the seafront of Riccione and meet other people with the same passion for gymnastics.

The 13th edition of the Festival del Sole will been held in Riccione, Italy from 3 to 9 July, 2016: read all about it here.

Also, you can learn more about the story of the Festival del Sole from 1989 to today or have a look at the photo galleries from the last edition.

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