Americas Cup Naples festivities kick off tomorrow Saturday April 7th at 1130 with the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Inauguration of the Americas Cup Naples Public Event Village. The President of the Campania Region, Stefano Caldoro along with the mayor of Naples, Luigi De Magistris, the President of the Province of Naples, Luigi Cesaro, and Paul Graziano, CEO of Americas Cup Naples will be on hand for the ribbon cutting ceremony, after which, the exhibit area will be blessed by Cardinal Crescenzio Sepe.

The attending dignitaries will stroll the 700 meter long Public Event Village organized by Jumbo Big Events and visit the various areas that have been dedicated to show, sport, culture, food and wine, and fashion and culture. At the end, President of the Campania Region Stephen Caldoro will lead a discussion on the theme “The sea without Shores.”

The opening of the gates to the Pubic Events Village marks the official start of the America’s Cup Naples Event which will run from tomorrow April 7th through April 15th, with the official races scheduled for April 11th through April 15th. The Inauguration Ceremony for Americas Cup Naples, which is expected to be a huge event will be on Sunday April 8th at Piazza del Plebiscito starting at 2100. (More information about that tomorrow)

During the nine days of the event, the Public Event Village will be the ““salotto” di Napoli,” a place where residents and visitors to the city can enjoy the event in its entirety. Located in the area of Villa Comunale Park that runs from Piazza Vittoria to Cassa Armonica, the Public Event Village will be open daily for the entire duration of the event from 1000 – 2400 and entrance is free.

Daily events at the Public Event Village include Table Tennis and Soccer play and tournaments, a Virtual Sail Sailing Simulator, Fencing Exhibits, Cooking Shows, and free concerts every evening through Saturday April 14th at Cassa Armonica. A series of Special Events have also been scheduled which include The America’s Cup Morning Show, special concerts and the awards ceremonies.

Daily Events Schedule Saturday April 8th through Sunday April 15th

  • 1000 – 1700 Table Tennis and Play Area with FITeT with instructors available to visitors (starts at 1130 on Saturday April 7th)
  • 1000 – 1800 Table Football and Play Area with instructors available to visitors (starts at 1130 on Saturday April 7th)
  • 1000 – 2400 Virtual Sail Sailing Simulator (starts at 1130 on Saturday April 7th)
  • 1500 – 1700 Fencing/Ancient Fencing Exhibit
  • 1700 – 1900 Table Tennis Tournaments and exhibitions
  • 1800 – 1900 Table Football Champions Exhibition
  • 1900 – 2000 Table Tennis Champions Challenge
  • 1900 – 2000 Table Football Tournaments
  • 1900 – 2000 Cooking Show
  • 2000 – 2100 Table Tennis – Play Area with FITeT with instructors available to visitors
  • 2100 – 2300 Table Tennis – Play Area for visitors

Free concerts every evening at Cassa Armonica from 2200 – 2300 followed by DJ e Vocalist Radio Ibiza from 2300 – 2400

  • April 7th – Roy Paci & Aretuska in Concert
  • April 8th – Enrico Rava in Concert
  • April 9th –  I Moderni Live Concert
  • April 10th – Cabaret Le Sorelle Marinetti
  • April 11th – Stefano Nosei Show
  • April 12th – I Virtuosi di San Martino Folk Music
  • April 13th – Francesco Renga Live Piano and Voice
  • April 14th – DJ night with DJ e Vocalist Radio Ibiza followed by Claudio Coccoluto

Special Events

  • Sax Yardbird in concert – Saturday April 7th from 1600 -1700
  • Performance by the Navy Band – Sunday April 8th from 1200 – 1300
  • Press Conference Peepul – All in the Same Boat – Monday April 9th from 1200 – 1300
  • Ondanueva in Concert – Tuesday April 10th from 1700 – 1900
  • The Americas Cup Morning Show – The History of the Americas Cup Game runs daily Wednesday April 11th through Sunday April 15th from 1130 – 1210
  • Il Salotto dell’eleganza – Thursday April 12th from 1200 – 1300
  • America’s Cup Round Table, Healthy Ocean Project – Friday April 13th from 1630 – 1830
  • America’s Cup Awards – Saturday and Sunday April 14th and 15th from 1630 – 1730 at Cassa Armonica

The America’s Cup Event ends with a Fireworks Spectacular on Sunday April 15th along Via Caracciolo from 2130 – 2200 followed by the Final Party from 2200 – 2400

More About America’s Cup Naples

Americas Cup Naples Official Site