Carnival: The Carnival has more than 180 years of history and its roots in ancient Dionysian ceremonies. Every year counterattacks vigorously to anything sad and transforms the city into the capital of feast, optimism and joy. Every year the god of wine, Dionysus, spreads divine inebriety and transforms the carnival celebration into a festival inextricably tied to creativity, fantasy and satire. The entire city mums. The streets are decorated, carnival games like treasure hunting, carnival dances the most famous of which is the bourboulia, customs of Shrove Thursday are harbingers of the great explosion of joy that erupts in the city, the big parade on the last Sunday of Triodion. People from all over Greece are taking part dancing and having fun until Sunday evening when comes the discharge of emotions. Within rumble fireworks the king carnival is on fire and is declared the end of the carnival. Rendez-vous next year.
Patra's International Festival: During the summer months the Roman Odeon hosts performances within the international festival. With original productions, exclusive appearances of artists, international artists and great representatives of the greek scene, the International Festival of Patras constitutes the cultural event of the city contributing greatly to the entertainment of the audience.
Kart Races: The center of Patra turns into one big racing circuit with the central square of Patra as a ' park ferme ' hosting the participants. Since 2009, usually in early October, the race has established itself in the world of motorsports. Dangerous turns and high speeds raise the adrenaline of the contestants and the audience.
Celebration of the Patron saint of Patra: On November 30, Patra celebrates the patron saint of the city, Agios Andreas. The morning ceremony, religious events and the litany make this a special day for Patra.