Festivals in Seville City

The Feria of Sevilla is not to be missed. © Michelle Chaplow
The Feria of Sevilla is not to be missed.

Festivals in Seville City

Seville boasts two of the largest festive celebrations in the whole province ... even the whole of Spain.

Semana Santa

The first is Semana Santa (Easter Week) which is truly spectacular with extraordinary processions of masked penitents and carnival-style floats. People travel from across the country and around the world to witness this annual week-long event.




Feria de Abril

Next comes the Feria de Abril  or April Fair which possibly the largest annual fair in Andalucia. This is a week long party of drink, food, fino (link sherry) and flamenco.

Rocio pilgrimage

Other celebrations that take place in Seville include the Rocío pilgrimage, with the “Lunes de Rocío” (Rocío Monday) a traditional holiday (Pentacost Monday - end of May or first in June). The rociero groups marshall and leave Triana and other parts of Seville about a week before to march to Rocio. 

Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi is also observed in Seville. There is traditionally several days of events organised by the Town Hall in the lead up to Corpus Christi. These include exhibitions and band concerts and the floral carpet in Plaza de San Francisco by Asociación Floral Corpus Christi de Ponteareas. In the morning (08.30 hrs) the main procession leaves the Cathedral for Avenida de la Constitución, Plaza de San Francisco, Sierpes, Cerrajería, Cuna, Plaza del Salvador, Villegas, Francos, Placentines, Argote de Molina, Alemanes, Cardenal Amigo Vallejo and Plaza Virgen de los Reyes.

Vírgen de los Reyes

Vírgen de los Reyes (Virgin of the Kings), falls on August 15th.


Music Festivals in Sevilla

Festival Interestelar Sevilla
Festival Interestelar Sevilla is a popular modern music festival that takes place each May at the Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo at the Isla Cartuja to the west of the centre of Seville. Billed as more than just a music festival with art, gastronomy and much more. More info >

Icónica Fest, Seville
Iconica is a summer Music festival, which covers all genres from pop, rock, and electronica to jazz and funk. Its setting is the spectacular Plaza de España in Maria Luisa park, with the artists performing in front of the illuminated building. Audience can choose from either standing or tiered seating. There is a light show before each concert, projected onto the façade of the building itself, and you can have a drink and a tapas at stalls set out along Avenida Isabel la Catolica, opposite the Plaza. More info >

Music and dance festivals in Andalucia


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