Camping Holidays in Costa Dorada
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.
The Festival of Sant Jaume is the main summer fiesta in Miami Platja. It's celebrated with lots of events and fairs, music and dancing, ending with fireworks on Platja Cristall beach. 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.
La Tomatina is a world famous event in which participants hurl tomatoes at each other in the name of fun! Held in the town of Bunol on the last Wednesday in August each year, it is known as the world's biggest food fight. The week long festival attracts 30,000 visitors each year. But it is not just a food fight - the event features music, parades, dancing, and fireworks.
Every year Salou celebrates King Jaume I and his victory against the Saracens with parades, artisan markets, traditional crafts, performances and activities such as fighting knights, chariot races and dancing.
If you get the chance you must see 'Els Castellers' - giant human towers. People pile up to celebrate 'Our Lady of the Road', which dates back to the 13th century. There are also fireworks and concerts to mark the occasion.
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.