Camping Holidays in Costa Brava
Girona brims with flowers with displays lining the streets and buildings in the historic city centre and the medieval Jewish quarter. Whole streets become art installations, accompanied by music, lights and the intoxicating scent of thousands of blooms. Some of the best displays are at the Cathedral steps and Arab baths.
Sixty days after Easter, on the Thursday after Trinity Sunday, Catalonia celebrates Corpus Christi every year with processions, street festivals and floral carpets. Flower petals carpet the streets in front of many of the churches in the region, including L'Estartit and Tossa de Mar, in a wonderful display of colour and art.
Experience the thrill and excitement of the PWA World Cup looking out from the beautiful coastline of Costa Brava. The Gulf of Roses has 12kms of beautiful beaches (Roses, Castello d'Empuries-Empuriabrava, Sant Pere Pescador and L'Escala) and boasts perfect windsurfing conditions, so sit back and enjoy the action!
The Sonar Festival is the International Festival of Advanced Music. It celebrates electronic and alternative music and attracts internationally-renowned electronic musicians and artists each year. It's cutting edge music at its best!
Celebrate the summer solstice around a bonfire with music and dancing. Squares, streets and beaches are filled with fireworks and merrymakers. Be warned the firecrackers are plentiful. 2018 dates to be confirmed.
The Grec Festival is a month-long multi-cultural affair celebrating and showcasing various acts, from circus shows to choirs and much, much more. Each year Grec invites a plethora of acts to perform theatre, dance, music and more in magnificent venues across Barcelona. Grec Festival is a high brow affair offering a selection of world class artists across a range of disciplines. If you are in the area, this event is not to be missed. The programme is launched in Spring and tickets are usually available to buy from May.
A sea of boats and people crowd the the cove of Portbò to sing sea shanties and dance along with the guitars and accordion. Havaneres are usually listened to with a ron cremat in hand - run flamed with coffee beans.
The Catalonian town of Igualada each year hosts one of the largest balloon festivals in Europe. Around 25,000 spectators come to watch 40 hot air balloons take to the sky in a colourful display, with market stalls and local cuisine making for a really great day out.
This international fireworks festival held in Blanes is a hugely popular event. Held over 5 days at the end of July, the event attracts crowds of around 250,000 people on the busiest days. The shows start at 22:30 with most people watching from the beach. Prime watching spots start filling up about an hour before the start. CB020 Camping Tucan is the nearest parc to Blanes (4km). 2018 dates to be confirmed.
The Festa Major de Gracia festival is Barcelona's biggest, most colourful and most popular neighbourhood festival. The residents of Gracia decorate their streets in keeping with their chosen theme, with the aim of winning the coveted 'best decorated street' prize. The residents take the competition very seriously! As a result, the standard is very high. The best time to visit is in the evenings as the illuminations on most streets are switched on at around 8.30om.
Held in honour of Mare de Deu de la Merce, the Patron Saint of Barcelona, La Merced Festival is the main festival of the city. The main events take place on September 24 but festivities last over five days, with up to 500 different activities. Some of the most famous events are the Castellers (human towers) in the Gothic Quarter and the Correfoc (procession of fire breathing dragons) on the Via Laietana as well as the unmissable Parade of Giants.