Spain Festivals

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Festivals in Spain

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April Fair

April Fair

What began in 1847 as a regional cattle market and later became a popular revolt against foreign culture and habit, has now grown into southern ...
Europe Spain Seville Traditional Festivals Cultural Festivals April
Baby Jumping Festival (El Colacho)

Baby Jumping Festival (El Colacho)

Ever harboured a secret desire to jump a baby? Then fear not, for you are not alone. In the Spanish village of Castrillo de Murcia ...
Europe Spain Burgos Bizarre Festivals Religious Events June
Barcelona Guitar Festival

Barcelona Guitar Festival

Finger picker or strummer? Doesn't matter at the Barcelona Guitar Festival where masters of the stringed art descend en masse to fill Barca's venues with ...
Europe Spain Barcelona Guitar Festivals February
Barcelona Marathon

Barcelona Marathon

Breathtaking Barca provides the backdrop for the annual Barcelona Marathon or Marathon Catalunya. Runners begin their 42.195 kilometre odyssey below Montjuic Park from where they ...
Europe Spain Barcelona Marathons, Triathlons and Fun Runs March
Batalla Naval de Vallecas

Batalla Naval de Vallecas

Round up your friends, an eye-patch, a peg-leg and a parrott and head to Madrid's Vallecas district come July for the Batalla Naval de Vallecas ...
Europe Spain Madrid Bizarre Festivals July
Benicassim Festival

Benicassim Festival

When the sun gets high in the summer July sky, bolt to Benicassim for one of Europe's biggest rock and indie music festivals, Festival Internacional ...
Europe Spain Valencia Rock Festivals Indie Rock Festivals July
Bilbao Live

Bilbao Live

Each July, more than one hundred thousand revellers make the trek to Bilbao in the Basque Country for a three day alternative and heavy rock ...
Europe Spain Bilbao Indie Rock Festivals Rock Festivals July
Festa al Cel

Festa al Cel

Take up your vantage on Badalona's beaches (about 30 north of Barcelona) and prepare for Festa al Cel, the oldest and largest airshow in Spain. ...
Europe Spain Barcelona Air Shows Family Festivals September
Festa Major de Gracia

Festa Major de Gracia

Barcelona's Gracia district has a bit of a bohemian reputation. Things hang a little looser in Gracia. It has vibrant squares, a bustling bar and ...
Europe Spain Barcelona Street Parties Traditional Festivals August
Festes de la Merce

Festes de la Merce

During Festes de la Merce, the Catalan capital says goodbye to summer with a bang; literally. For four days nearing the shank of September, Barcelona ...
Europe Spain Barcelona Street Parties Traditional Festivals September
Festival of Near Death Experiences

Festival of Near Death Experiences

Survived a near death experience in the past 12 months? Congratulations, you've earned the right to participate in one of Spain's more bizarre religious pilgrimages; ...
Europe Spain Las Nieves Religious Events Bizarre Festivals July
Festival of the Virgin of Carmen

Festival of the Virgin of Carmen

Join the heaving throngs of devotees at the Festival of the Virgin of Carmen (the Patron Saint of Fisherman), held annually all over Spain and ...
Europe Spain Tenerife Religious Events Traditional Festivals July
Fiesta de San Isidro

Fiesta de San Isidro

If Madrilenos needed a reason to fiesta away the majority of May, their very own patron saint — San Isdiro — grants them just that ...
Europe Spain Madrid Cultural Festivals Community Festivals May
Fira de Santa Llucia

Fira de Santa Llucia

Get into the Christmas spirit, Catalonian style with Barcelona's annual, Fira de Santa Llucia. With a traceable history dating back to 1786, today's Fira still ...
Europe Spain Barcelona Christmas Markets Christmas December
Heineken Jazzaldia

Heineken Jazzaldia

Lover of jazz, seeker of the sun? Get the best of both worlds at Spain's oldest jazz festival, the Heineken Jazzaldia — San Sebastián Jazz ...
Europe Spain San Sebastian Jazz Festivals July
Ibiza Closing Parties

Ibiza Closing Parties

Ibiza's legendary closing parties are the last chance for lovers of all things dance to catch their favorite DJs performing on the White Isle before ...
Europe Spain Ibiza Electronic Dance Music Festivals September
Jerez Grape Harvest Festival

Jerez Grape Harvest Festival

Sip sherry at old tavernas and experience the passion of flamenco during this 500 year old celebration of Jerez's world-famous tipple. The Jerez Grape Harvest ...
Europe Spain Jerez de la Frontera Wine Festivals Traditional Festivals September
La Tomatina

La Tomatina

On the last Wednesday of August each year thousands of revellers converge on the small Spanish town of Buñol to pick a fight. What began ...
Europe Spain Valencia Bizarre Festivals August
Las Fallas

Las Fallas

Spain puts its hand up repeatedly when you're compiling a list of the world's largest and most exciting festivals — there's La Tomatina, San Fermin, ...
Europe Spain Valencia Street Parades Traditional Festivals March
Lovin' Ibiza

Lovin' Ibiza

Devotees of dance flock to the electronica capital of the universe Ibiza, for three days of thumping beats each May. A mix of the island's ...
Europe Spain Ibiza Electronic Dance Music Festivals April
Low Festival

Low Festival

More than 60,000 revellers descend upon the Spanish resort town of Benidorm for three days of partying under the Mediterranean sun during the annual Low ...
Europe Spain Benidorm Rock Festivals Indie Rock Festivals July
Madrid Fusion

Madrid Fusion

Over three days in late January or early February, Madrid becomes the centre of the gastronomic universe as more than 400 internationally renowned chefs from ...
Europe Spain Madrid Food Festivals February
Running of the Nudes

Running of the Nudes

In July 2002 in a daring and valiant attempt to promote an alternative to the animal cruelty associated with the Running of the Bulls, 25 ...
Europe Spain Pamplona Nude Festivals Adults Only Festivals Charity Events July
San Fermin

San Fermin

The event draws party-goers from near and far and although Sanfermines entails so much more to the locals, it's the Encierro — the daily running ...
Europe Spain Pamplona Traditional Festivals Bizarre Festivals July
Semana Santa

Semana Santa

Although Semana Santa (Holy Week) celebrations take place over the length and breadth of Spain, Seville's are arguably the country's most spectacular. For eight days, ...
Europe Spain Seville Religious Events Cultural Festivals March
Sonar

Sonar

Sonar is Barcelona's internationally renowned three-day festival of advanced music and new media art. Its first class reputation as a leading reference for international festivals ...
Europe Spain Barcelona Electronic Dance Music Festivals June
Sueca Paella Festival

Sueca Paella Festival

Got a passion for paella? Join lovers of Valencia's most feted fare, at the Sueca Paella Festival held annually over ten days in September in ...
Europe Spain Valencia Food Festivals Cultural Festivals September
Tenerife Carnival

Tenerife Carnival

More than a quarter of a million party-goers from all corners of the globe converge on Santa Cruz, capital of the Canary Islands, for their ...
Europe Spain Tenerife Carnival and Mardi Gras Street Parades February
The Battle of the Wine

The Battle of the Wine

Like your wine? Fancy a food-fight? Why not mix your hobbies at Haro's infamous, la Batalla del Vino, where wine becomes the weapon of choice? ...
Europe Spain Haro Bizarre Festivals Wine Festivals June
Zaragoza Film Festival

Zaragoza Film Festival

For nine days in November, film-lovers and film-industry bods make their way to Zaragoza for the annual Zaragoza Film Festival. The programme includes feature films, ...
Europe Spain Zaragoza Film Festivals Short Film Festivals November

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