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|A guide to the best events in Spain. Events in Spain including festivals, fiestas, concerts and much more The main national events celebrated throughout Spain are 'Corpus Christi' in late May; Holy Week ( Semana Santa), the week preceding Easter; 15 August, The Assumption of the Virgin and 25 July. the feats day of Spain's patron, Santiago.All of the events and fiestas both local and national include fireworks and processions.The majority of the events in Spain do not stick to a rigid date but tend to move to the week end following so it's as well to check with the local tourist office. ( see list of tourist offices here.) January Events in Spain January festivals and events in Spain includes the noisy "Tamborada Festival" in San Sebastian with 20,000 drummers and flag raising.. ..more. In Granada on the 1st and 2nd January is the commemoration of the cities capture by the Catholic Kings. |
February and March in Spain are full of the most colourful and exciting events in Spain as they are the months of carnivals in Spain
( prior to Easter- Semana Santa which follow the eclesiastical calendar)
Easter is celebrated every year on different dates, because they are based on an eclesiastical calendar. In 2013 the Holy Week dates are: • April 1, Palm Sunday
• April 2, Easter Monday
• April 3, Holy Tuesday
• April 4, Holy Wednesday
• April 5, Maundy Thursday
• April 6, Good Friday
• April 7, Holy Saturday (or Holy Saturday)
• April 8, Easter Sunday (or Easter Sunday) Holy Week is an annual celebration where Christians commemorate the Passion Death and Resurrection of Jesus It is a period of intense liturgical activity within the various Christian denominations. Many of the solemn Easter processions are televised events in Spain. Other events and festivals in Spain in February include The Valencia Open Stage festivals which is a series of cultural events held at various venues around the city. Read more on this event. Read more on festivals and events in Spain in February. Santa Cruz de Tenerife Fiestas de Carnaval - Carnival
The dates for carnival for 2013 are 6th to 17th February.
Tenerife says that this is the most flamboyant and extravagant of all carnivals..
Since 1934, every year Valencia has held its Ninot Exhibition, featuring all the monuments and figures taking part in each Fallas celebration so that visitors can choose which one of them shall be saved from the flames on 19th March. Fallas in Valencia and surrounding townsIf you like bonfires then this is the event in Spain for you. Huge figures, some around as tall as a three story building are burnt all over Valencia. The excitement, the smoke, the heat, the incredible smell, the noise- just such an amazing event.
The beginning of spring fills Valencia with over seven hundred wood and cardboard "monuments", figures representing humorous and satirical themes. The 15th is the "plantà", the grand opening, which is followed over several days by an almost infinite series of events, the most outstanding of which are the Offering of the Flowers, the "mascletàs", or giant firecracker sessions, the "nit del foc", or fire night and of course the "cremà" when all the figures are burnt on the last night of the "fallas". March Events in Spain
Festival de Jerez Baile flamenco & Spanish dance
Jerez (Cádiz, Spain) February to March O Antroido (Carnival Fiestas)
Santiago de Compostela March Madrid Carnival Carnivals in Spain March Entierro de la Sardina - Burial of the Sardine
Murcia, Spain AprilThe Burial of the Sardine, the climax of the Spring Festival, is Murcia's wackiest night of the year and one of the best events in Spain with a crazy cavalcade of "giants" and "big-heads" (gigantes and cabezudos), torch-bearers and entertainers, demons and Brazilian samba groups. Read More
Semana de la Música Religiosa. Semana Santa de Cuenca - Religious Music Week. Easter Week in Cuenca. All the drama and religious fervour of the strict ceremony of the Easter traditions enhanced by the addition of music performed by international orchestras and choirs.Read More Easter Week in Spain Semana Santa in Spain Holy Week in Spain Religious Festivals in Spain. Semana Santa de Riogordo (Málaga)
A deeply religious event in Spain the representation of the death of Jesus Christ.
Read More Fiesta Exposicion Viño do RibeiroRibadavia 3, 4,& 5 May 2013One of the best events in Spain is along The River Avia which gives the local wine produces product of their own individual flavour. This wine festival in Ribadavia is always a must see and an essential in any what's on in Spain list; it is a celebration of the very finest wines produced by the famous vineyards of the area. More Granada Tango Festival In March every year on of the best Spanish dance festivals is held a pulsating event with all the excitement of top class tango dancing is featured for a week in Granada. La Passió La Passió de Esparraguera
An event in Spain which dates from the 16th century the Great Theatre of La Passió has been acting in Esparreguera, reminiscent of the old, medieval 'autos'.
For all lovers of vintage cars an excellent event held every year in Spain in March is theBarcelona to Sitges International Vintage Car Rally.If you have a car built before 1924 then why not enter it in the Barcelona to Sitges International Vintage Car Rally. In 1959, and thanks to the initiative of a group of Sitgetans united under Foment de Turisme de Sitges (Sitges Tourism Promotion), the Barcelona-Sitges International Vintage Car Rally was born. April Events in Spain Sevilla Feria de abril One of Spain's favourite events. The magic of Seville and a week long party in the spring sunshine. If you think you've ever been to a party-think again. You haven't really partied until you've partied Sevillian style. April to May. May Events in Spain
Having been held annually in Barcelona since 2001 The Primavera Sound Festival is one of the best events in Europe attracting visitors from all over the world.
Formula One, Catalunya, Spain Generally held in May
Formula One attends the Circuit de Catalunya. The best drivers in the world will all be in Spain. These driving maestros compete in one of the most important races in the calendar. The Circuit has seventeen grandstands, three of which are under cover, and offers plenty of services for an unforgettable stay.
This year there will be twenty-four TV giant screens so that you will not miss any of the action.
Moors and Christians Fiestas Ontinyent
Barcelona wildest party (they say its in honour of the cities patron saint St Joan) drinking cava, eating a local delicacy 'coca de St Joan', a dry cake with candied fruit of various kinds on top, huge firework displays and partying on the beach till dawn. July Events in Spain Music Festivals in SpainBilbaoBBK Live 2013
July 11th, 12th & 13th 2013
Kings of Leon
Two Door Cinema ClubRead More
Strangely, though perhaps not so strange in Spain, the humble item is used as weapon as the locals throw bunches of grapes at each other in the street. One of the best quirky events in Spain.Read More
October Events in Spain O Grove Seafood Festival
4 - 14 Oct O Grove (El Grove)
O Grove, Galicia where the local people earn their living from seafood has an annual festival to show off the excellence of their shell fish and fish. The Fiesta de Exaltación del Marisco (Seafood Festival) thousands of visitors every year. Read More Held since1754 the San Froilán Fiestas in
Lugo, Galicia have become one of the most important events in Spain.
4 to 12 October. Read More Zaragoza Pilar Fiesta October 8 to 16
Zaragoza (Zaragoza)Some of the most popular events in Spain occur In October during the Zaragoza Pilar Fiestas.
The Pilar Fiestas are the main annual fiestas in the regional capital of Aragon and are some of the popular fiestas and traditional events in Spain, and include by a wide variety of activities for al the family that fill the streets with fun, colour and entertainment for a week at the least. The fiesta includes events such as theatre performances, concerts, children's entertainment (puppet shows, clowns, magic...), shows, dance, bullfights, craft exhibitions, all kinds of music (from regional folk to pop-rock and electronic sounds at the Independent Music Festival) and many more. Read More Held since1754 the San Froilán Fiestas in
Lugo, Galicia have become one of the most important events in Spain.
4 to 12 October. Read More Crevillent Moors and ChristiansIn honour of San Francisco de Asís28 September to 4th October. More
August 27, SpainThe local people of Ribadavia take you back to the Middle Ages for a day.
More Festival in honour of Christopher Columbus Huelva. One of the best festivals in Spain. The events include swimming competitions, other sporting events, theatre, music and bull fights...MoreThe Villablanca International Dance Festival25th & 26th AugustRead More The Francisco Tárrega Guitar Contest25 August to 2 September
guitar classic in Benicàssim. Read More Ronda International Folk Gala26 to 28 August Read More
August Spain A series of different events for all the family in this, one of the best events in Spain the Almeria Fair and Fiestas, in honour of the city's patron, the Virgin of the Sea.
There are concerts and shows, a Pottery Fair and the Horse Fair, with classical and "vaquero" (cowboy) dressage competitions, along with the Flamenco Festival.
There are spectacular Bullfights with a novillada (with young bulls), one horseback bullfight and five normal bullfights to be held in the town's bullring.Avenida de Vilchez s/n
04008 Almería (Almería)
Tel.: +34 950210538
http://www.turismodealmeria.org Festival: “Noches de Embrujo”(Enchanting Nights)1st July to 31st AugustThe list of events is immense: theatre performances, classical music concerts, poetry recitals, film, equestrian shows, flamenco shows, dance, guided walks, conferences… In total, more than 200 events that comprise a major cultural fiesta. Read More Valladolid International Film Week. SEMINCI
The main stage for The Valladolid International Film Festival, SEMINCI. Calderón Theatre, although films will be screened at other venues throughout the city. What's On in Spain. Best Events in Spain
August Events in Spain An exciting and beautiful fiesta that is one of the best events in Spain is the Festival in honour of Christopher Columbus which is held every August in Huelva. One of the best festivals in Spain. The events include swimming competitions, other sporting events, theatre, music and bull fights. 'La Tomatina'- The Tomato fight in the street
Spain has many crazy or weird festivals and events; Spain also has many food fights for a variety of reasons. 'La Tomatina' is the tomato version of these food fights and has been held every year in the streets of Bunol just outside Valencia since 1945. It's all a bit ridiculous as thousands of people in their oldest clothes or little in the way of clothes gather to hurl tomatoes at each other which are kindly donated by the The City Hall of Buñol. The council having encouraged this ridiculous event have now published a set of rules:· You must not bring bottles or other type of objects which could cause an accident.
· You must not break or throw T-shirts.
The tomatoes must be squashed before throwing them, to avoid hurting people.
· You must be careful of any lorry. (derghh!!)
When you hear the second shot, you must stop throwing tomatoes. Read More
A medieval event that continues to this day is The Misteri d'Elx (Elche Mystery Plays)11th to 15th August Peñíscola Flamenco Festival13th to 15th August Peñíscola is hosting the second edition of its Flamenco Festival. Come and enjoy the performances, the incredible beaches and the delicious local food and drink. Ribadavia medieval festival of History,The last Saturday in August every year. Don't miss this spectacular annual fiesta on The Costa Blanca, Spain. One of the best fireworks displays in the worldAn annual event fireworks and music combine to create a spectacular festival. One of the Not to be missed events in SpainAltea between Benidorm and Calpe, Costa Blanca, Spain August every year Fiesta de Verano
August. Malaga, Andalucia Spain.
Barcelona Summer Festival The Barcelona Summer Festival, so called because it lasts most of the summer in Barcelona is also known as 'The Grec Festival' and is a high light event in Barcelona's cultural calendar. One of the best events in Spain every year its stature grows and it features a wide ranging programme of world class music, dance and drama. San Fermin (Running of the Bulls) Spain July
The annual festival honouring Saint Fermin in the town of Pamplona is one of most famous events in Spain in for its Running of the Bulls which takes place every morning throughout the celebrations in Spain in July. Because Ernest Hemmingway wrote about this towns event many people across the world believe its the only such event in Spain but the reality is that most towns and villages across Spain have such events several times through out the year. A great event in Spain though and try to get to see one of the many street running bulls events. The town of Pamplona is in the north-east of Spain A unique event held every year in Spain in July is the infamous Spanish sword dance. 'Baile del Patatu. Dance of Patatu
Obejo 11th to 14th July
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The International "Julián Arcas" Classical Guitar Competition is held in Almería.
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