The 15th Edition will take place in Riccione from June 28th to July 3rd, 2020.
For a whole week, the city of Riccione—the Italian holiday capital—turns into a huge stage where more than 5,000 athletes from around the world perform at their best.
The Festival del Sole is the biggest international “Gymnastics for all” event in the Mediterranean area. Everyone can take part! To join the Festival you only need to have the desire to perform in front of an ever cheering audience in one of the four arenas on the seafront of Riccione and meet other people with the same passion for gymnastics.
All Exhibition arenas within a distance of 3 km, and are connected by pedestrian and cycle paths. (Arena Sud, Arena Roma, Arena Giardini, Arena Alba and Arena Nord).
All arenas have dressing rooms, storage for equipment, audio equipment and lights, and grandstands with free admission for the public.
Sunday, June 28: Parade of the participating teams and Opening Ceremony will begin at 21:00 from three different locations: each team will join in the parade following the flag of their own country all the way to Arena Roma, where the Opening Ceremony for the 15th edition of the Festival del Sole will begin at 22:00 and it will last an hour.
Monday, June 29 to Thursday, July 2: Rehearsals & exhibitions
Rehearsals will take place in the morning in the same arena of the evening exhibition starting at 8:00 and following the same access order and performance times of the exhibitions.
Afternoon exhibitions will take place in both Arena Roma and the Festival Village starting at 17:00 and until 19:00 (note: there will be no rehearsals planned for these exhibitions).
Exhibitions will take place each evening, beginning at 20:00 and until 23:30, in the five arenas on the seafront of Riccione: Arena Sud, Arena Roma, Arena Giardini, Arena Alba and Arena Nord.
Friday, July 3 Closing Ceremony: will begin at 21:00 in Arena Roma and will host the performances of selected teams, ending with a spectacular fireworks show at 24:00.
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