Among the events of the Montale area, the District Tournament is one of the most important. It takes place annually during the months of June and July and it has been held regulary for more than a quarter of a century. It involves the four districts in which the city is divided (Bigattiera, Dore, Smilea and Ugna) and the three neighboring villages of Fognano, Tobbiana and Stazione. The tournament consists in an intense football match that each edition heats up neighborhood teams and supporters. The event is spiced up with an enticing series of food initiatives and live shows that attract hundreds of curious sightseers every year to Piazza Matteotti and Piazza Giovanni XXIII in the warm evenings of July.