Camping Holidays in Costa Dorada
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.
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.
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 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.