The Sappada Carnival or Plodar Vosenòcht, (February), takes place on three Sundays, each of which is dedicated to a social class, represented by the masked people: the Sunday of the poor (Pettlar Sunntach), that of the peasants (Paurn Sunntach) and that of the lords (Hearn Sunntach). The protagonist of the Sappada carnival is the mask of the rollate, a character who wears a heavy fur coat similar to that of a bear and striped canvas trousers, with spherical cowbells tied around his waist which ring loudly as he passes. In keeping with tradition, the rollate wields a broom, which is jokingly used to punish curious tourists attending the parade. His face is covered by a mask with severe features carved in wood by local craftsmen.
Borgate in festa, in July, is a festival that sees the street of the villages of Sappada Vecchia filled with kiosks and food and wine stands selling handmade products.
The Festival of Sant’Osvaldo at Cima Sappada, during the first few days of August, consists of a food stand selling local products, a cross-country running competition, music and dancing.
Folklore Festival (mid-August), organised since 1999 by the local Holzhockar (woodcutters) folk group, with a parade and performance of folk groups from various parts of the world along the streets of the village. The festival is combined with the well-known Plodar fest, a large beer festival with traditional and modern music performances and excellent gastronomy. It is one of the most popular and eagerly awaited events in the village.
SappaMukki (second weekend in September) is the festival of the return of the cows from the alpine pastures: it is a fair of alpine products and breeding, with food stands, music and entertainment, tasting of local products, games and entertainment.