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10 events in Sitges that can not be missed

Throughout the year there are many parties in Sitges. It matters little the month in which you decide to come on vacation, surely you will find some festival or events in Sitges. Such is the number of celebrations, that they are celebrated every month, one gets to wonder if the people of Sitges do not get tired of so much party and from where it draws so much energy. That’s another issue… The only thing that should worry you, is not to miss any of these fantastic events when you plan your vacation in Sitges!

Here is a list of events in Sitges:

Calbagata de los Reyes Magos

Los Reyes Magos is the most anticipated date for Spanish children. During the night of January 5th, their majesties from the east visit the Spanish homes leaving all kinds of gifts in their path. Before going to work, they wander through all the Spanish cities, accompanied by their royal pages and throwing candy from their floats.

Carnaval de Sitges

You could say that the Carnival of Sitges is the best in all of Catalonia and even one of the best carnivals in the world. That is why, every February, this event attracts more than 300,000 people. Get ready for a party full of color, music, and dance, in which the king and queen of the carnival are chosen and more than 2,000 people participate in the rúas or parades, that include up to 50 different floats.

 

 

Vintage car rally in Sitges

If you are passionate about vintage cars, Sitges has a surprise saved for you. You can admire classic cars, up to ninety years old, at full speed in the International Rally that starts in Barcelona and ends in Sitges, crossing the road and bordering numerous cliffs.

Corpus Christi events in Sitges

At the end of spring, the streets of Sitges are filled with incredible flower carpets. This is one of the most beautiful events in Sitges, a contest in which many Sitges locals participate to design wonderful floral designs.

To celebrate Corpus Christi, the downtown streets are cut for at least 24 hours and you need millions of petals to create these colorful flower carpets. You also need hundreds of kilograms of grass, which comes from the gardens of Sitges, Terramar golf course and even the football stadium of the Camp Nou in Barcelona.

Gay Pride in Sitges

Sitges is known internationally for being the most “gay-friendly” destination in the Mediterranean. Its beaches and open and relaxed atmosphere have attracted for decades the collective LGBT, especially during the summer months. Therefore, it is not surprising that Sitges has its own Pride Parade, one of the best in Spain.

Being a cosmopolitan city, on the shores of the Mediterranean and with a lively nightlife, Sitges is the perfect place to celebrate Pride. Its program of activities includes outdoor concerts, international DJs, beach shows, fashion events, foam parties, theme parties in discotheques …

Not to mention the colorful and colorful Pride parade, whose floats travel all around The promenade. The Pride of Sitges attracts both national and international tourists thanks to its beaches, the festive atmosphere and the incredible weather that is enjoyed in June.

Not to mention the colorful and colorful Pride parade, whose floats travel all around The promenade. The Pride of Sitges attracts both national and international tourists thanks to its beaches, the festive atmosphere and the incredible weather that is enjoyed in June.

 

 

Night of San Juan in Sitges

In Spain, we welcome the summer as it deserves: jumping bonfires on the beach during the night of June 23, the shortest night of the year. The Night of San Juan is full of magic and tradition and in Sitges, there is never a lack of fireworks, sardines and local champaign.

To enjoy it, nothing better than finding a quiet beach, where we have enough space for all friends or family. You can walk the 17 beaches of Sitges in this article.

 

 

 

 

Fiesta Mayor in Sitges

Summer is the time to relax and enjoy family moments. That is why all Spanish cities and towns organize their own fiestas in the squares and streets during the summer months. All of them are colorful celebrations, festivals and cultural activities designed for both adults and children.

The summer festivals of Sitges are celebrated in August and are known as “Festa Major de Sitges”. It is an incredible festival, with a cultural program full of activities, reason why it has been considered as “Patrimonial Feast of National Interest” (2016) and “Traditional Festival of National Interest” (1991).

In addition, the heat and the desire to enjoy the beaches in August, attract thousands of tourists from all nationalities and different points of Spain to this charming coastal town.

 

 

Santa Tecla Festivities

Can’t you travel in August? Do not worry, the week of September 23 celebrates the Festivities of Santa Tecla, a smaller version of the Festa Major in August, but equally fun. This party includes parades, fireworks, and an incredibly festive atmosphere, much quieter and intimate and with much more pleasant temperatures.

Like the Festa Major in Sitges, the Santa Tecla Festivities are a very good opportunity to enjoy the best of Catalan culture. We can admire the art of traditional dances or feel the adrenaline while the Castellers rise several floors on the ground until they are crowned by a child in the highest.

Your children will have a great time with the statues spitting fire and the correfocs during the parades. Not counting the dances of the giants and big heads through the streets. Ingredients typical of a party to the Mediterranean.

International Cinema Festival of Sitges

If you like horror and fantasy movies, Sitges is your destination. Since 1968, a new edition of this International Film Festival with prizes of different categories has been held every October, attracting famous actors and directors such as Quentin Tarantino, Cameron Diaz, Anthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster to Sitges.

Although scary movies are not your thing, you have nothing to worry about. The microclimate of Sitges guarantees more than 300 days of sunshine a year, so even in October, we can enjoy the sun taking something on some terrace overlooking the Mediterranean.

 

Wine Festival in Sitges

Spain is a great producer of wine and throughout our country is celebrated the end of the vintage with all kinds of parties. Located in the heart of the wine region of Penedes, Sitges has every reason to celebrate the grape harvest.

It’s “Festa de la Verema” attracts people from all over the world due to the quality of the region’s wines. It is usually held during a weekend in October, usually at the end of the harvest and includes a festival of gourmet food on the beach and all kinds of activities related to the world of wine, such as the treading of grapes.

Apart from the Verema, we will also be able to discover all the secrets of the Penedés region through our cava route.

We could continue and never finish, as the list of events in Sitges is incredibly numerous and varied: the International Mosaic Festival in March, Easter and the Antic Jazz Festival in April, the International Tango Festival in July, which also Is celebrated on the beach … The pace in Sitges never stops! So, will Sitges be your new holiday destination in Spain?

The pace in Sitges never stops! So, will Sitges be your new holiday destination in Spain?

 

 

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