A summer of festivals in Spain
Many of the most popular and fun festivals in Spain are held in the months of June, July, August and September. We will tell you about them so that you can enjoy your days of sunshine this summer in an original way.
Bonfires of San Juan
A spectacle of fire, music and colour, with thousands of people welcoming the summer in Alicante. Takes place towards the end of June.
La Patum festival in Berga
A festival of street parades, theatre performances and games with fireworks, with fire and dance playing the key roles. It has been designated as a World Heritage Site and is held in Berga (Barcelona).
Battle of Wine
Haro, in the La Rioja region, puts on its own kind of "war". Wine is the ammunition and the best tactic for having fun. Takes place on 29 June.
International Festival of the Celtic World
This macrofestival, a world landmark in folk music, takes place outdoors in a stunning natural setting. In July in Ortigueira (A Coruña).
San Fermín bull-running festival
These are the most important festivities in Pamplona (Navarre region), combining popular bull-running with a great deal of partying and fun in the streets. Experience them during the week of 7 July.
Moors and Christians Festival
The recreation of a great battle, an exciting beach landing and the colourful Moors and Christians parades await you in Villajoyosa, Alicante, in late July.
Canoeing festival. International Descent of the River Sella
Fun, tradition and sport in Asturias. The river Sella hosts a competition of thousands of canoeists racing from Arriondas to Ribadesella, with a popular fiesta on the banks of the river. Held on the first Saturday after 2 August.
Marauding Vikings and replicas of 11th century boats reaching the beach are the image created by this fun re-enactment. It takes place in Catoira (Pontevedra) on the first Sunday in August.
La Tomatina tomato festival
Thousands of people hurling tomatoes in a fun battle on the streets of Buñol, in Valencia. Held on the last Wednesday in August.
Everyone against the jester, covering him in paint. The festivity takes place in Guadix and Baza, in the province of Granada, at the start of September.