They love a good fiesta in Spain and there are plenty to choose from.
One of our favourites is Las Fallas which is held in Valencia each March and sees hundreds of huge statues built around the city. There are also displays of amazing street lighting, massive fireworks and a lot of noise, street parades and general partying and at the end of the festival, all the statues are burned!
Here are some of the other major fiestas that take place throughout Spain each year.
Drum festival, San Sebastián, 24 hour long festival.
|February||Seville Tapas Fair|
|March||Barcelona Beer Festival|
Also spirits, wines and much more.
|13th – 15th March|
|March||Las Fallas De Valencia|
This actually goes on for almost a month and is a huge festival with several million visitors each year.
|15th – 20th March|
Holy Week, over Easter. Seville, Málaga, Leon
|5th – 12th April|
|May||Feria Del Caballo|
Horse festival with flamenco and Andalucian cuisine. Jerez.
|9th – 16th May|
|May||Feria De Abril|
April fair of Seville, a week long fiesta
|26th April – 2nd May|
|May||Cordoba Patios Festival|
Patios and flower gardens opened to visitors
|4th – 17th May|
The traditional “running with the bulls”festival but with the ive bulls replaced by a giant ball weighing 150Kg and 3 meters in diameter. Mataelpino, Madrid.
|7th – 14th June|
Music festival of live DJ performances
|18th – 20th June|
|June||Saint John’s Eve|
Festival marking the beginning of summer. Bonfires and fireworks. Galicia and other parts of Spain
|Night of 23rd June|
|June||Haro Wine Festival.|
In Rioja province, a celebration of the production of their fine red wine, and a huge beer and wine fight!
|28th – 30th June|
|Cristianos y Moros|
Celebrating Spanish history with huge mock battles and parades of people in historic costumes. All over Spain at various times of the year with major festivals in Alcoy, Alicante (April) and Granada
|Throughout the year|
A 4-day music festival.
|16th – 19th July|
The Pamplona bull run.
|6th – 14th July|
|August||The Semana Grande|
Also known as Aste Nagusis, celebrated for 9 days in August with fairs, concerts and theatre performances, also firework competitions.
|8th – 15th August|
|August||Festa Major De Gràcia|
Decorated streets throughout Barcelona
|15th – 21st August|
|August||Feria De Málaga|
A week of fun and events on the Costa del Sol
|15th – 24th August|
The big tomato fight festival in Buñol
|October||Amorevore Food & Arts Festival|
Bringing together renowned chefs from around the world, Ibiza.
|26th to 28th October|