On the 15th of August, the biggest celebration is held in Santorini for the feast day of the Holy Virgin, in the church of Panagia Episkopi. Preparations start one day before with traditional food and local wine distributed to the people.
The Ifestia Festival (the Volcano festival) is organized annually in Santorini. It involves a representation of the eruption of the island's volcano with fireworks and a series of interesting events.
The International Music Festival of Santorini begins at the end of July and lasts until the beginning of September. Artists from all over the world take part in this festival, held in the Petros Nomikos Conference Centre, in the heart of Fira.