Torre dei Corsari
Calf festival in the square where meat and wine is offered to guests.
Fish festival in the square where local fish is barbecued and offered to guests.
Music festival along the road leading up to the tower where groups perform various styles of music from rock, pop, blues, folk to jazz.
Fireworks display to celebrate Ferragosto at midnight on 14 August.
In the local area
The feast of Saint Antonio of Santadi takes place in June where the statue of Saint Antonio is transported by ox from Arbus to Santadi for a distance of 37 km accompanied by traditional Traccas and a procession of people, as well as folk groups from various parts of Sardinia. On arrival there are various stalls and exhibitions of local Sardinian products.
The Marceddi festival takes place the third Sunday of August at Marceddi, a small fishermans' village where guests can sample barbecued meat and fish and see stalls of local products, as well as fairground attractions for children.
The honey festival takes place in June in Montevecchio. Guided tours to the mineral mines and the natural habitat of the Sardinian deer are organized. There are various exhibitions and concerts as well as film viewings and demonstrations of how honey is processed.
The knife exhibition located in the original Sardinia knife museum in Arbus where an traditional ironmonger's workshop has been set up. The museum houses one of the largest knives in the world (Guiness Book of Records 1986) which weighs 80kg and is 335 cm long.
Near places of historical-archaeological interest
THARROS: Punic-Roman city, 6th century b.C.
BARUMINI: Nuragic settlement and Fortress, 10th century b.C.
VILLANOVAFORRU: Nuragic Village, 9th century b.C.
FLUMINIMAGGIORE: Caves “Su Mannau”, guided visits.
TEMPLE OF ANTAS: Punic-Roman temple, 2nd century a.C.