A four-days programme, beginning on the 19th of September and ending on the 22nd, includes events of cultural, entertaining and educational character, while special emphasis is given to gastronomy.
The commercial exhibition, set up along the port of the island, is the core of the celebrations. About 60 kiosks offer local products varying from a great quantity of pistachio and other pistachio nut-based products, as well as local agricultural products, such as Aeginetan cheese and honey, to multiple other traditional goods of Aegina, such as clay objects, kopaneli-laces (hand-woven laces), jewelry and much more.
The program includes art exhibitions, folklore dances, songs, lectures, plays and other performances. At the same time many creative and interesting demonstrations for children are taking place.
The opening ceremony promises surprises for everyone and predisposes the attendants for the quality of the celebration.
A concert gala, by Christos Nikolopoulos, as well as a musical concert by local musicians will also take place, under the supervision of the Borough of Attica.
Cultural events are held throughout the year in Aegina, reaching their peak during the summer months.
In July top craftsmen uncover their technical secrets in stone workshops, while the Theatrical Festival of Aegina presents performances of high quality by Athenian theatre companies.
The fistiki festival attracts every year thousands of attendants, who are given the chance to visit the unique archaeological sites and discover the, so many, other beauties of the island.