Here are festivals and events that happen each July in Rome.
Early- to Mid-July - Expo Tevere. This arts and crafts fair extends along the banks of the Tiber from Ponte Sant'Angelo to Ponte Cavour and also includes stands selling artisan foods, wines, olive oils, and vinegars. This is a great place to pick up an authentic, local gift while in Rome.
Last two weeks in July - Festa dei Noantri. The Festa dei Noantri (dialect for "Festival for the Rest of Us") is centered around the Feast of Santa Maria del Carmine. This very local festival sees the statue of Santa Maria, adorned in handmade finery, being moved around from church to church in the Trastevere neighborhood and accompanied by bands and religious pilgrims.
All Summer - Outdoor Music and other performances happen throughout the summer in Rome. Estate Romana lists some summer performances and events. At Castel Sant' Angelo you'll find music and performances in the evenings during July and August. Concerts take place in Rome's squares and parks and opera and dance performances are often held in the ancient Baths of Caracalla during summer, too.
July through September - Isola del Cinema Wide-screen movies are shown outdoors nearly every night during summer on Tiberina Island. This is also part of Estate Romana, or Roman summer.
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