From party to party and shooting because it's my turn. If July was for the San Fermines, August is for the Tomatina, but also for the Battle of the Flowers, the descent of the Sella, the big week of San Sebastián, and the best festivals in Europe to travel with friends: Rototom, Sonorama, Arenal Sound… For tastes and colors!
FESTIVALS OF TOURIST INTEREST
BATTLE OF THE FLOWERS OF LAREDO – LAREDO (CANTABRIA) ON AUGUST 29
They say you have to see it to experience the sensation that the Battle of the Flowers produces. The people of Laredo are dedicated to this festival that has been celebrated since 1908. Five months of work where the camaraderie, effort and motivation of the inhabitants of Laredo prevail. A festival where the main protagonist is the flower, grown by the larenados themselves. Some floats reach 7 meters high, decorated with up to 20,000 flowers. If you want to consult more information about this festival declared of national tourist interest, don't miss this entrance.
LA TOMATINA – BUÑOL (VALENCIA) ON AUGUST 27
Spain devotes itself to this festival, which is more frequented by foreigners than by nationals. La Tomatina has become a typical Spanish festival whose main attraction lies in getting covered in tomatoes from head to toe. If you want to know more about Tomatina, don't miss this entrance.
THE MÁLAGA FAIR- MÁLAGA FROM AUGUST 16 TO 23
If you have missed any of the Andalusian fairs, this is your time. Malaga has all the components to be the best fair: the opening with a fireworks show, the downtown Fair where you can taste the wines and tapas, and the Real de la Feria with its booths where you can have a few dances. If you can't resist the Malaga Fair, don't stop reading this entry.
THE FESTA DE GRÁCIA – BARCELONA FROM AUGUST 15 TO 21
One of the most charming neighborhoods in Barcelona. During its festivities the streets turn into unique colors and landscapes on every corner, all made of recycled material. Activities for all audiences with live performances. All the information about the Grácia festival in this entry.
BIG WEEK OF SAN SEBASTIÁN – SAN SEBASTIÁN FROM AUGUST 9 TO 16
One of the parties you have to go to once in your life. A full week of concerts on the beach, dancing and where it is also perfect to enjoy Basque gastronomy. Do you want to know how the people of San Sebastián had a good time last year? You can read it in this entry.
FESTIVITIES OF SAN CAYETANO, SAN LORENZO AND LA VIRGIN DE LA PALOMA – MADRID FROM AUGUST 5 TO 15
Who said there is no summer in Madrid? The best parties are celebrated these days in the capital, in a calm and stress-free environment where you can enjoy live concerts on summer nights, festivals, popular dances, and the best international atmosphere that can only be found in Madrid. You can read more about these holidays in the following entry. We leave you the complete program of the festivities.
VIKING PILGRIMAGE OF CATOIRA – CATOIRA (PONTEVEDRA) ON AUGUST 2 AND 3
The history of Catoira lives at its peak in this town that welcomes more visitors every year during its festivals. On the first weekend in August, the inhabitants of this town reproduce the Viking landing with a dinner, popular dances and activities for all ages. You can learn the history of this popular festival in the following entry.
DOWNLOAD OF THE SELLA 2014 – RIBADESELLA (ASTURIAS) ON AUGUST 9
Another of the holidays par excellence. For many people, the party that takes place in the streets of Ribadesella during this weekend is something unique in our country that must be experienced at least once in a lifetime. It was the first Spanish sports festival to be declared of national tourist interest. You can read more about the Traditional Canoe Festival in this entry.