The most popular are:
- CARNIVAL Every year, late February to early March, the biggest carnival of Crete and one of the three most important in Greece is taking place and lasts 10 days.
- CELEBRATION OF CRETAN FOOD & WINE Early July in the municipal city garden with many side events - presentations and nights with traditional music and dancing.
- SUMMER FESTIVAL During the summer there is a daily choice of theatrical performances, concerts, art exhibitions, traditional festivals and fairs in the mainland and many others.
- RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL Early September theatrical performances, concerts, exhibitions and events with reference to European and Cretan Renaissance.