Category: Spain festivals

Essential Guide to Sonar Festival

| June 5, 2013

Barcelona’s Sonar International Festival of Music and Art is one of the biggest events of the summer for electronic music and digital arts fans alike. Here are just a few reasons why Sonar should be at the top of your list of things to do this season, along with a couple of helpful tips on […]

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Masdanza Canaries International Contemporary Dance Festival

| August 20, 2012

Masdanza, the Canaries International Contemporary Dance Festival, has been held on the island of Gran Canaria since 1996. An event consolidated over the years, it gained international status for its sixth edition and is now open to creators of all nationalities. Over the course of several days, audiences can see a variety of dance performances […]

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Ibiza Creativity Festival

| August 19, 2012

Artists from a variety of disciplines (painting, music, sculpture, theatre…) come together for over a week in Ibizatown. Dates from Oct 17, 2012 to Oct 19, 2012.

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Marbella International Film Festival

| June 8, 2012

The Marbella International Film Festival brings together artists and their films from all corners of the globe to display their talents to the commercial world. The festival is the flagship project of New World Trust, the non-profit organisation created to provide support for talented artists across the globe. October 3rd – 7th 2012.

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Fuencaliente Caballos Fuscos y Fufos festival

| June 7, 2012

On the last Sunday of August in even years, at the entrance of the festival dance in Fuencaliente, horses can be heard neighing and the band strikes up the Horses’ Polka. This is the start of the caballos fuscos parade. It consists of horses, made out of cane covered by coloured papers, ridden by smart […]

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Tijarafe Fiestas del Diablo

| May 30, 2012

On the night of September 8th, everybody is entertained while dancing in the verbena in Tijarafe and waiting impatiently in the La Candelaria square, next to the church, for the El Diablo (the Devil) to burst in. El Diablo arrives stealthily. Then he bursts in, blazing with fire and colour, music and much fun.

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Seville International Theatre and Scenic Arts Festival

| May 29, 2012

Theatre, dance, clowns and circus acts, amongst others, come to different venues in Seville. The aim of the festival is to turn Seville into a real celebration of the arts for a few days. Many shows are organised, combining different arts such as music, drama, dance and humour.

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Valencia July Fair

| May 28, 2012

The first July Fair was held on 21st July 1871, with a colourful cavalcade, pavilions, a botanical exhibition and the sale of all kinds of local products.

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San Sebastián International Film Festival

| May 27, 2012

For another year the capital of Guipuzcoa province will host the San Sebastián International Film festival, an event that has been held every year since its began in 1953. Dates from Sep 21, 2012 to Sep 29, 2012.

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San Antonio fiestas

| May 24, 2012

On the Saturday closest to 13th June, San Antonio del Monte blesses the cattle of Garafía in a fair where both Palmeran and foreign cattle breeds compete, as do Pastor Garafiano, the local shepherds’ dog also a wide range of the different local cheeses. Goats, sheep, horses are also included in this fair. This celebration […]

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Cazalla de la Sierra International Nazarene Folk Sessions

| May 21, 2012

The Nazarene International Folk Sessions are held annually in Ciudad de Dos Hermanas (Seville province) over one week between the end of June and the beginning of July. The event is funded and organised by the “Ciudad de Dos Hermanas” dance group.

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Palma de Mallorca: The Procession of the Beata, St. Catalina Thomas

| May 20, 2012

The city of Palma demonstrates St. Catalina Thomàs’ popularity with Palma residents and Mallorcans in general with a traditional profession of floats, music and dances on the third Saturday in October.

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Cadiz International Folk Festival

| May 19, 2012

The “City of Cadiz” International Folk Festival is held in the second week of July. It lasts six days and features concerts by six foreign groups and four Spanish ones.

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Santa Cruz de La Palma Bajada de la Virgen

| May 18, 2012

Every five years, in June, July and August, Santa Cruz de la Palma celebrates the Bajada de la Virgen de las Nieves, its most important celebration in honour of the Patron Saint of the island, the Virgen de Las Nieves. This celebration repeats the order given by the bishop Bartolomé García Ximénez in 1676 to […]

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Palma de Mallorca: The Feast of Santa Lucía

| May 14, 2012

Mallorca’s resident Swedish community has been celebrating this saint’s feast day in typical-Swedish style in Plaza de Cort every December 13 since 1985.

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Barlovento Moros y Cristianos festival

| May 12, 2012

Every three years in the month of August, Barlovento honours the Virgin of the Rosary with a re-enactment of the Battle of Lepanto on the right side of the Pilón ravine.  From mid-afternoon, the red banner with a crescent moon waves over the Muslim castle, while Turkish troops stand guard.  (The castle actually is made […]

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Menorca – The Mare de Déu de Gràcia festivities

| May 11, 2012

Every year, Menorca’s capital city of Mahon decks itself out to the full to celebrate its patron saint’s day fiestas in honour of the Mare de Déu de Gràcia.

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Cádiz Alcances Atlantic Film Festival

| May 10, 2012

The 44th edition of this documentary film festival in Cadiz. In September 2012 Alcances transforms the city of Cadiz into the meeting point for this genre. The Atlantic Film Festival, was first held in 1968 in the city of Cadiz.

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Valencia 9th October

| May 9, 2012

On the 9th of October every year, the people of Valencia celebrate the national day of their autonomous region. This is a historical commemoration of the date in 1238 when King James I officially entered the city of Valencia, freeing it from Moorish rule.

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Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia

| May 8, 2012

The Catalonia International Film Festival, more commonly known as the Sitges Festival, is held every year in this town on the Garraf Coast. Dates from Oct 4, 2012 to Oct 14, 2012.

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