Sardellata del Pal del Vo
This is a very funny annual tradition.
In front of Garda, and not far from Torri, there is a spot of shallow waters, signaled by a striped pole emerging from the water.... The "Pal del Vo'".
Well, it is a tradition that fishermen go there in a night to fish sardines (the sweet water ones) then to deep-fry them on the spot and on the boat, and offer them to every boat that goes there. It's a sort of off-shore night "sardine party" in the middle of the lake.
The boat party is held ont the full moon night of late june/july .....:around 100 boats decorated and illuminated met there in the 2005 "sardellata".
When the meeting is over, every boat approches the shore to better see a firework show...
There are stands, music and food on the shore in Garda (the town), too. But the best is on the water, of course!