Union of the Ionian Island
A festival held may 21st in the Capital of the island of Kefalonia, this festival is held to celebrate the union of the Ionian islands with mainland Greece in 1864. Marked by marching bands, music and of course eating.
Feast of Agia Marina
A feast festival in the town of Vlahata in the south of the island, this event marks the celebration of agia Marina.
Day of the Virgin Mary
Celebrated throughout all of Greece and in a great number of countries throughout the world, August 15th is a special day indeed, in Kefalonia a miraculous event also happens on the 15th of August. This is the day in which the locals of the town of Markopoulo, within view of Magnolia resort collect small European cat snakes, to perform the festival of the snakes. These snakes appear every year before the 15th of August. The Locals release the snakes onto a icon known as , the icon of the Panagia fethousa. These snakes bring luck to the island, in the last century these snakes failed to appear only twice. Local legend refers to two years when the snakes failed to a appear, 1953, and during the second world war. Both times that the snakes failed to appear the local saw great destruction and suffering.
Feast of Agios Gerassimos
St Gerassimos is the Patron saint of the island of Kefalonia, this feast is one that last for 4 days August 16th to August 20th. These events occur in Argostli and Skala.
Robola wine festival
The famous local wine of Robola is celebrated on this day in the town of Fragata. The celebration is marked on the 18th of August every summer. This wine is internationally recognized and has an appellation that is protected by European law.
International Music Festival in Argostoli
This is a festival of Music at the end of August every year. It celebrates music from all over the world. The events occur throughout parts of Argostoli.
Music festival of Lixouri
This event showcases traditional music and others and is held in lixouri thoughout the month of September.
Feast of Panagia Agrillia
This event and festival is held in the town of Sami on the east coast of the Island, August 23rd marks this event. On this day a a religious ceremony is held followed by traditional dance and lots of food and wine.