Festivals in Almeria City
La Virgen del Mar
La Virgen del Mar (Virgin of the Sea) is the patron saint of Almería, and her statue is borne on a carriage decorated with flowers to the hermitage dedicated to her. The most stirring moment of the procession is when she is taken from the lighthouse to the dock by boat. La Virgin del Mar traditionally take place on the Saturday before the last Sunday in August.
La Virgen del Carmen
La Virgen del Carmen is the protectress of seamen, and at the end of day on July 16th the towns and fishing villages of the coast parade their statues of her by the water, and set sail in gaily adorned boats, accompanied by the blowing of horns and bursts of fireworks in the night sky.
More about Virgen del Carmen
Noche de San Juan
Held on the night of the 21st of June, (eve of San Juan) and is celebrated on Andalucia´s beaches with bonfires and fireworks. For good luck, the tradition is to dip their feet in the sea just after midnight. Tread carefully as the lively ones sometimes end up in the sea fully clothed.
Read more about the Noche de San Juan celebrations throughout Andalucia.
Cabalgata Reyes Magos
Three Kings procession is celebrated on the evening of 5th January.
Romería a Torregarcía
Romería a Torregarcía is a pilgrimage celebrated the second Sunday of the year.
Carnival is celebrated the end of February or beginning of March.
Día de Andalucía
Día de Andalucía is celebrated on the 28th February.
Holy Week processions, dates can vary.
Cruces de Mayo
Cruces de Mayo are celebrated the first week of May.
Virgen del Carmen
Virgen del Carmen is celebrated the 16th July.
Feria y Fiestas de Almería
Feria y Fiestas de Almería are celebrated the last two weeks of August.
Día del Pendón
Día del Pendón is celebrated on Boxing Day.