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Festivals

Festivals

Every year the beaches of Sanlucar de Barrameda in the province of Cádiz come alive with the pounding of hooves as the famous horse races take over the coast. Traditionally, the races take place the second and fourth weeks of August from Friday to Sunday. The schedule also depends on the tide times so they might come foward a week.

Every spring Córdoba bursts into bloom with special festivities for the month of May. Starting off with a parade known as the “Battle of the Flowers”, the city officially launches into its spring celebrations with the May Crosses festival usually taking place during the first week of the month, followed by the Patio Contests that can easily continue well past the middle of the month.

The Starlite Festival is a month-long music and cultural event held in July / August at the Cantera de Nagüeles, in Marbella. It is now established as one of the important annual social and entertainment events in Spain. The stage is surrounded by 60 metre-high rock walls, which creates an interesting, intimate atmosphere, like a secret, hidden venue beneath the stars for the 2,200 guests.

Marbella, whilst a modern and cospopoliton resort town still has numerous cultural and social events going in addition to important festivals and fairs that take place around the same time each year. Here is a look at Marbella's main contemporary festivals.

Festivals in Marmolejo are Cabalgata Reyes Magos, Día de Nuestra Señora de la Paz, La Candelaria, Día de Andalucía, Carnaval, Semana Santa, Romería de la Virgen de la Cabeza, Fiesta y Romería de San Isidro and more.

Festivals in Lopera: Cabalgata Reyes Magos, La Candelaria, Día de Andalucía, Carnaval, Semana Santa, Fiesta a la Virgen de la Cabeza, Los Mayos, Romería de San Isidro and more.

Festivals in Lahiguera: Cabalgata de Reyes Magos, Día de Andalucía, Carnaval, Semana Santa, Feria de San Juan Bautista and Feria de Santa Clara.

Festivals in Espelúy: Cabalgata Reyes Magos, Festividad de San Antón, Día de Andalucía, Semana Santa, Festividad del Viernes Santo, Festividad de San José, Festividad de San Gregorio Nacianceno, Festividad de las Cruces de Mayo, Festividad de San Miguel and Festividad de Santa Catalina.

Festivals in Arjona: Cabalgata Reyes Magos, Día de Andalucía, Semana Santa, Fiestas de San Isidro, Verbena de San Juan, Verbena del Carmen, Fiestas de los Santos Patrones and Feria Real.

The Festivals in Arjonilla are Cabalgata de Reyes Magos, San Antón, Carnaval, Día de Andalucía, Semana Santa, Romería de Nuestra Señora de Alharilla, fiesta de San Cristóbal, Feria de San Roque and Fiestas de la Virgen de las Batallas.

Festivals in Escañuela are Cabalgata Reyes Magos, Fiesta de San Antón, La Candelaria, Día de Andalucía, Semana Santa, Romería de la Virgen de Alharilla, Fiesta de la Víncula and La Vinculilla.

The Festivals in Cazalilla are Cabalgata de Reyes Magos, Festividad de San Blás, Día de Andalucía, Semana Santa, Romería de Nuestra Señora de Alharilla, Fiesta de la Virgen de la Cruz and Fiestas de Agosto.

Festivals in Isla Cristina: Carnaval, Semana Santa, Semana del Titere, Encuentro Romero, Romería de Nuestra Señora Maria Auxiliadora, Fiestas de Nuestra Señora Maria Auxiliadora, Romería de Nuestra Señora de la Esperanza de la Redondela, Fiestas Virgen del Carmen and Feria del Marisco y Pescado Frito.

Festivals in Santa Fe de Mondújar: Cabalgata Reyes Magos, Día de Andalucía, Jueves Lardero, Semana Santa, Día de San Marcos and Fiestas Patronales en Honor a la Virgen del Rosario.

Festivals in Andújar: Cabalgata Reyes Magos, Fiesta de la Candelaria, Día de Andalucía, Semana Santa, Romería de la Virgen de la Cabeza, Cruces de Mayo, Fiesta Patronal en Honor a San Eufrasio, Fiesta de la Divina Pastora and more.

Festivals in Valverde del Camino: Carnavales, Semana Santa, Romería de San Pancracio, Pirulitos de San Juan, Velada de Santa Ana, Feria and Fiesta de la Virgen del Reposo.

Festivals in Pechina: Cabalgata Reyes Magos, Carnaval, Día de Andalucía, Semana Santa, Fiestas de San Marcos, Fiestas Patronales de San Indalecio, Fiestas de San Luis Gonzaga and Fiestas de San Claudio.

Festivals in Huércal de Almería: Cabalgata Reyes Magos, Día de Andalucía, Semana Santa, Noche de los Ramos, Fiestas de San José Obrero, Noche de San Juan and Fiestas del Carmen.

Festivals in Rioja: Cabalgata Reyes Magos, Día de Andalucía, Jueves Lardero, Carnaval, Semana Santa, Fiestas de San Marcos, Fiesta de San Isidro and Fiestas Patronales en Honor a la Virgen del Rosario.