August 12: Virgin Mary Tourliani Festival – processions in Ano Mera will take you to the Monastery of Panagia Tourliani for religious feasting and ceremonies.
August 19-23: XLSIOR International Gay Festival – now in its sixth year, this five-day festival makes the most of Mykonos’s legendary nightlife, bringing in a host of DJs and artists from the gay scene.
September: Harvest Festival – an annual festival which takes place on the second Sunday of September at the Agricultural Museum, within the traditional ‘Boni Windmill’. A great opportunity to join in with the pressing of the grapes, sample some local food and wine and enjoy traditional music.
The patron saints of Mykonos are honoured with festivals and parades throughout the summer. Local churches organise traditional feasts and friends come together to enjoy music and traditional dancing. Look out for these dates during your stay, where visitors are welcome to join the celebrations:
June 30 – Agion Apostolon
July 26 – Agia Paraskevi
July 27 – Agios Panteleimon
August 15 – Panagia Tourliani
August 29 – Agios Ioannis