Check this page regularly for up-to-the-minute information on forthcoming events in and around Sitges.
EVENTS IN SITGES
Sitges is a stunning town located on the coast of Catalonia. Not only is it the place to relax and enjoy some Spanish culture but also the place to take part in all the local and national festivals. Whatever time of year you come to Sitges, there will be something to see or do!
Three Kings Parade
January 5th 2016
Come to Sitges and celebrate Christmas twice! During the day the families give presents and during the night the Kings come out and parade around the streets in colourful floats throwing sweets to all the children.
2nd Feb - 10th Feb 2016
This is the biggest party of the year in Sitges with people flocking from miles around to join the fun. It is your chance to dress up and dance until the early hours of the morning. There are parades and shows make this Carnival definitely not one to be missed!
March 24th - 28th 2016
Easter in Sitges marks the return of the party season to the Village. After its brief Siesta since Carnival (normally late Feb early March), Easter sees an influx of international visitors and the bars, clubs and restaurants open up their doors again for the Spring/Summer Season.
20th March - 28th March 2016
This is the equivalent of Easter in England, but with a Spanish twist! All the bars and clubs stay open extra so is a perfect time to party. Another extraordinary tradition is the sale ´Monos’, similar to chocolate eggs. They come in all varieties and sizes and are more of a cake than an egg!
58th Vintage Car Rally
April 2nd - 3rd 2016
This is your chance to see Vintage Cars from before 1924 parade along the Catalonia coast from Barcelona to Sitges. The winner of the race depends not only on the time taken, but also the vintage attire the drivers wear. After the race they will lay to rest in the Port Aiguadolc in Sitges where you can see them in their glory.
May 26th - 29th 2016
Corpus Christi is a Catholic celebration honoured in many Spanish towns, and Sitges is no exception. Every year there are religious processions through the streets combined with religious ceremonies in all of the beautiful churches. One of the main attractions to this festival is the flowers. The flowers are strewn throughout the streets and act as a stunning blanket. The best day to see the flowers is Sunday 29th May.
Sitges Gay Pride
June 16th - 20th 2016
After the success of last year, Gay Pride is going to be held in Sitges again and it´s guaranteed to be full of mayhem and mischief. There is a packed schedule for all to enjoy. The Main Parade is held on Saturday 18th June and will surely be exciting and fun. It starts at 6pm and continues until late in the night. The other main events include Mr Gay Pride and Miss Drag Queen Sitges, and other events include Girls Night Out, Beach Fashion Show and the Party on the Promenade which takes place every evening from 5.30pm. With music, sporting events and many bars included in the line-up, this is an event not to be missed!
June 22nd 2015
San Joan is a pagan festival celebrated on the 23rd June, the shortest night of the year, the Summer Solstice. It means triumph of light over dark, and the ritual has continued over time. Now, the celebration consists of fireworks on the beach and in the town, many parties and bonfires. It is a great night out, full of Spanish culture and parties!
August 21st - 27th 2016
This is the celebration of the patron saint, Sant Bartolomeu. The 23rd August is the most important day as it includes all the main events. The most anticipated event is the firework display in the evening at 11pm. The beaches are full of people and boats from all around moor up for the evening to see the spectacular show. The show lasts for nearly 30 minutes and is one of the most intense displays you have seen. The Castellers also play a large part in the celebration– these are human towers and can reach up to 6-people tall! A child is always found at the top of the tower, which can stand for seconds or minutes.
September 2nd - 11th 2016
Sitges Bears Week is a week not to be missed in Sitges! Bars like El Horno, XXL, Man Bar, and Yummy Terrace will all be involved. Not forgetting the Bears Village of course, which will have a different show every night, including MAD BEAR and Mr Bear Sitges! It all kicks off on Friday 6th September at XXL Bar and their Welcoming Party!
September 20th - 23rd 2016
Santa Tecla is the patron saint of Sitges. It is a smaller version of the Festa Major, but still with stunning fireworks. Again the Castellers, human towers, will be performing. This Sant is celebrated throughout Tarragona but most people watch the finale in Sitges, so be prepared for crowded, bustling streets.
Sitges Wine Festival
Sitges celebrates the annual grape harvest with a Wine and Food festival called “La Festa de la Verema” in Catalan and “la Fiesta de la Vendimia” in Spanish. It features a popular wine show called “Mostra de Vins” on Passeig de Ribera where visitors can sample the best wines from 18 wineries of the “Macizo del Garraf” and Penedes wine regions of Catalunya.
Every year it is dedicated to a different region in the Penedes area and members of the Torres family are also present along with other important personalities. The festival is celebrated in the middle of the grape harvest season for the Penedes region. Events include grape treading, dancing, gourmet food tasting and of course, wine tasting!
Sitges Film Festival
October 7th - 16th
The Sitges Film Festival was first launched in 1968 and it is now the leading festival for Fantasy and Horror Movies. There are 10 days full of old and new films, as well as the directors, actors and producers, even including Quentin Tarantino, Anthony Hopkins and Cameron Diaz. The films are shown in all the cinemas in Sitges, including the vast Melia Auditorium.
For more information please follow this link http://sitgesfilmfestival.com/eng