During the year, there are various events in Gallicano for folklore lovers to attend, including the sacred representation of the massacre of the innocents, held during the Christmas period. This is a form of popular theatre poised between the sacred and the secular. The Befanata di questua is something of which each village in the Gallicanese area has a slightly different version, consisting of carol singing.
Additionally, there's the tradition of the bonfire for the last day of carnival, taking place in the main square of Gallicano, during which a puppet is burned.
Along a shady track near the Serchio, a historic game called Tiro della forma takes place. Of pastoral origin, the game is governed by medieval statutes.
Every weekend over a traditional Gallican summer, events take place which offer tasty food festivals. You can attend the Festa dei Popoli e delle Genti. On July 25, the patron saint San Jacopo is celebrated, to whom a traditional Palio is dedicated, during which the historic districts compete by parading allegorical papier-Mache floats. Religious events also take place in the month of August in the nearby hamlets of Cardoso and Verni.
Finally, the role of the multi award winning flag bearers of Gallicano deserves recognition, their colourful performances help to liven up all the various events.