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Festivals in Andalucía © Sophie Careful
Festivals in Andalucía © Sophie Careful

Traditional festivals

There is no better way to get to know the Andalucians than through their many and fascinating traditional festivals. The local fiesta is the moment when every town and village strives to put on a splendid show, not only for themselves but also for those who come from afar to admire and enjoy. Over 3,000 fiestas are celebrated every year in Andalucia, including fairs, pilgrimages, carnivals, mock battles between Moors and Christians and religious processions. Each town and village has at least one patron saint and the processions in their name.  In fact, there is scarcely a day in the year without its fiesta. 


Below is our descriptive guide to the more popular festivals taking place each year. They are listed more or less in the order that they take place in the year. Alternatively consult a larger listing of the Festivals and Fiestas in Andalucia in a month by month format.  Also consult our list of the summer ferias and this extensive guide to the  main modern music and dance festivals.

Festivals Monthly Guide

A month by month guide to festivals in Andalucía. More >

Three Kings

Perhaps the most important part of Christmas in Spain. More >


Lively carnival celebrations take place across Andalucía. More >

Easter - Holy Week

Celebrate Semana Santa with luxurious processions.
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Spring Fairs

Seville's Spring Fair is famous worldwide.
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May Crosses

May is a month of special celebration in Córdoba. More >

Cordoba Patios

Local residents open their patios for public viewing. More >

Jerez Horse Fair

A spectacular equestrian event in Jerez. More >

Virgen del Carmen

This festival is celebrated on the 16th of July. More >

Summer Fairs

A common way to enjoy the cool of nights during summer. More >


Romerías to local shrines are popular in Andalucía. More >

El Rocio

El Rocio takes place over the weekend before Pentecost. More >

Cherry Festival

Celebrated with eating, drinking and dancing. More >

Corpus Christi

Featuring solemn and magnificent processions. More >

San Juan

Celebration on the beach including bonfires, drink, food and friends. More >

Fishing Villages

Fishing villages pay homage to their patron saint. More >

Sanlucar Horeraces

Horseracing on the golden san of Sanlúcar. More >

Málaga Feria

August is a week-long street party with flamenco and 'fino'. More >


The Dreambeach music festival in Almeria. More >

Goyesca Ronda

Ronda's Feria Goyesca is pure pageantry.
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Vendimia Festival

The grape harvest accompanied by a celebration. More >

Moors & Christians

These take place in Granada and Almeria. More >

Patron Saints Day

Patron Saints which are dutifully honoured on their days. More >

Andres Segovia

In November the International Classical Guitar Competition takes place. More >

Winter Festivals

Winter holidays take on a special flavour in Andalucía. More >

All Saints Day

Todos los Santos is a public holiday in Spain. More >

Christmas Festivals

Andalucia is filled with celebrations at Christmas. More >

All Fools Day

28 December is the day to play your favourite jokes. More >


The Verdiales Music Festival also takes place on 28 December. More >

New Year's Eve

Tradition to down your 12 grapes by the chimes of the clock. More >

International Interest

A honorary title awarded to about 56 festivals in Spain. More >

Music and Dance

There are hundreds of music and dance festivals in Andalucia. More >


A list of theatre festivals in Andalucía. More >


Bullfighting season is an important part of local culture. More >

Beyond Andalucia

Spain is known world-wide as a country of many fiestas. More >

Cadiz Province

Cadiz Province Festivals. More >

Costa Tropical

Fiestas and Ferias on the Costa Tropical.
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More information

Hopefully this overall guide has been a help in planning your trip or in understanding the many varied festivals of the the region. For more dates try our events home page or look up an individual town in our destinations section.

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