Are looking to have a bit of fun in early simmer? You want to go out at night, meet people and have a beer with friends. This year at in Prato, at the Piazza del Mercato Nuovo, just 30 minutes outside of Florence, you can participate in the the Prato Beer Festival... or as the locals call it A Tutta Birra which takes place this year from May 16-20. After having taken a break for a year, the festival's opening its doors once again starting on the 16th of May. A Tutta Birra has always been a big draw for beer and music lovers alike.
The calendar this year includes 5 days of music and many types of beers (among which many are artisan and even beer for celiacs). This line-up will truly satisfy everyone’s tastebuds and musical preferences.
Every year the festival is enriched with events, is livened up with concerts and a bit of color is added with the on-site market. This musical performances brings hundreds of people together who are looking to have a good time, let lose and let the music (and beer) flow! The night is young, the food is delicious and the company gets better and better... I suggest you don’t let this great opportunity to hang with friends and family in a friendly environment.
The festival is dedicated to music and beer and over the course of the last eleven years has a calendar rich and diverse including evenings of rock, pop, folk, raggae and even a few shows and surprises. The 5 nights include a line up of national and local names that will keep you swaying to the rhythm all night long: the Modena City Ramblers, Willie Peyote, Tonino Carotone just to name a few! The festival is from May 16th theough the 20th and encourage you not to miss out!
In the past, the last day has seen the Grand Finale which includes the annual BURPING CONTEST! Unique and boisterous fun!! The jury will be judging on the longest, the loudest and... the most endearing (if at all possible!)
Just in case you are wondering, this is not just a festival for music and beer. The event will include activities and of course great Italian food: dishes of the pasta called tortelli di patate, traditional meat on the grill and homemade desserts. All this from 7pm until midnight. The music, fresh air and fun are totally free!
Have I convinced you yet that this is the most fun you’ll have this summer?