The Palio is celebrated in August and begins with the historical costume parade through the streets of the old town. The Districts of Artena then compete in reenactment of 18 historical games, the old traditions of the country such as running with the hoop, the slingshot, the carettella (soap box carts), with activities from real life such as running with the donkey, threshing and a competition to see who can carry most water to the basin, and those specifically inspired by the 1700s such as horse racing and archery.