On Saturday 31st of July and on Sunday 1st of August 2021 in Cesenatico the traditional commemoration in honour of the Italian hero Giuseppe Garibaldi will take place. The festival dates back to the year 1885 and recalls the 2nd of August 1849, when Giuseppe Garibaldi arrived here with patriots; they had escaped from Rome and were heading for Venice, hunted both over land and sea by their pursuers. They embarked in thirteen bragozzi and faced the stormy weather. The program includes: the 31st of July at 9pm the traditional Palio della Cuccagna (greasy pole race) between the Quarters of Cesenatico on the Canal Port. The competitors must climb into a real “ascent” up an almost 14 meters long greasy pole, placed obliquely on the water of the Canal Harbour. Before falling into the water, each participant should be able to take away a bit of grease to allow others to reach the top of the tree more easily. A challenge that will declare the winner not only who will have more balance to reach “the greasy pole”, but also those who will prove more skilful than the others in pursuing a team strategy; the 1st of August at 9.30am, parade of garibaldians along the canal banks with the citizen band “Città di Gradara” and excursion by boat with the Municipal Authorities. In the evening, at 10pm, spectacular fireworks on the beach in front of the Piazza Costa.