Camping Holidays in Costa Dorada
The Barcelona Guitar Festival offers a programme of various concerts by master musicians, which has gained a great reputation since its debut. The event attracts an eclectic and cosmopolitan variety of world class artists from right across the globe. The concerts normally run from late February to mid July.
All over Catalonia streets and squares are filled with stalls of books and flowers and people in fine spirits. Friends and loved ones exchange gifts (traditionally books) to celebrate the Patron Saint of Catalonia. Books and flower stalls are set up along the streets of Barcelona, with many well know artists signing copies of their books.
A firm favourite on the F1 race calendar, Circuit de Catalunya has been around since 1991 and the race falls perfectly in early May when the weather starts to heat up. Located near to Barcelona, this race weekend offers a great chance to soak up sun, city and sport.
Barcelona's Primavera Sound Festival is the biggest Indie and alternative music festival in the world. This cutting edge festival offers a massive line up of top class DJs and live acts held in the newly redeveloped Port Area (Parc del Forum), close to the centre of Barcelona.
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 festival of Sant Pere de Reus is one of the main events in the calendar for this historic city and its an incredible experience! Giants, cannons, dragons... There are mythical and magical processions, fireworks, concerts, beer tents and everything you need for an unforgettable festival. 2018 dates to be confirmed.
Be prepared to party! The feast of Saint John celebrates the start of summer and is renowned for it's electric atmosphere, parties and above all else fireworks! In Barcelona head to Bareceloneta beach and get ready for a great display.
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 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.
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.