Fiestas

Fiestas are an essential part of life in Spain and Catalunya. No matter what month you visit, there is usually something happening in Benifallet or in the nearby villages and towns.

Fiesta locations and dates for 2016 in the Lower Ebro (Baix Ebre) and surrounding areas. Click on each month to display the dates, locations and descriptions of each fiesta (all dates can be subject to change).

1st

New Years Day Bank Holiday

5th

Benifallet
Festa de Reyes (Three Kings Day)
Tarragona
Medievàlia a Tàrraco, La Fira Medieval (Medieval fair)

El Pinell de Brai

Paüls

Tivenys

Sant Antoni
Móra d'Ebre
Festa de la Clotxa (Traditional Catalan recipe)
Riudoms
Festa Major de Sant Sebastià ( Festival of San Sebastian)
l'Ametlla de Mar
Festa Major de la Candelera (Candlemas Fiesta)

2nd

l’Aldea
Tres Tombs (Three Rounds)
La Fatarella
Festes de Sant Blai
Corbera dÉbre
Festes de Santa Àgueda (Fiesta of Saint Agatha)

9th

Móra La Nova
Tres Tombs (Three Rounds)
Tarragona
Carnaval (Carnival)
Corbera dÉbre
Carnaval (Carnival)

8th

Móra La Nova
Carnaval (Carnival)
Valencia
Las Fallas (The Bonfires)
Corbera d'Ebre
Romeria a Santa Madrona
Horta de Sant Joan
Festival in honour of Sant Salvador
l'Ametlla de Mar
Natural Products Craft Fair
Tortosa
Setmana Santa (Easter Celebrations)
Easter Weekend
La Fatarella
Pilgrimage to Shrine of Sant Francesc (see Driving Tours).
Horta de Sant Joan
local fiesta
Catalunya
Sant Jordi
St Georges day patron saint of Catalunya
Montblanc
Sant Jordi celebrations
l’Ametlla de Mar
Diada al Castell de Sant Jordi d’Alfama (Fiesta of the Castle of St. George Alfama

TBA

La Sénia
International Music Bands Competition

1st

Benifallet
Festa de les Coves (Day of the Caves)

1st

Móra d'Ebre
Festa de Sant Jeroni
Restaurants of l'Ametlla de Mar
Jornades Gastronòmiques de la Tonyina del Mediterrani (Tuna Gastronomique)
Rasquera
Livestock and Crafts Fair
l’Ampolla
Delta Oyster Day
Barcelona
F1 Grand Prix
l’Ampolla
Ironcat (Catalan Triathlon)
Amposta
Festa del Mercat a la Plaça (Festival Market Square)
Alcanar
Festa de Sant Isidre
Ascó
Mercat Medieval (Medieval Market, Arts and Crafts)

TBA

Reus
Reus Jazz Festival

TBA

La Sénia
Culinary celebration
Tarragona
D.O. Tarragona Wine Fair
Tarragona
Tarraco Viva (Romans Brought to Life)

TBA

Paüls
Cherry Festival

1st

Tortosa
Cursa del Llop (Wolf Race Kayaking, Running and Cycling)
Restaurants of l'Ametlla de Mar
Jornades Gastronòmiques del Peix Blau ( Blue Fish Gastronomique)
El Pinell de Brai
PinellArt (Art and Crafts Fair)

8th

Miravet
Festa de la Cirera (Cherry Festival)

9th

l'Ametlla de Mar
Diada dels Fideus Rossejats i del Peix Blau (Day of Noodles and Blue Fish)
Barcelona
Sonar International Music Festival
Benifallet
Firebre (River Ebro Fiesta)
Tivessa
Mostra Comarcal de Remeis Naturals (Regional Natural Remedies)
l'Ametlla de Mar
Catifes del Corpus - Flower Fiesta
l'Ampolla
Festes Majors de Sant Joan (Annual Festival)

Sant Joan Cataluyna Fiesta - 24th is a Bank Holiday

Reus
Festa Major (Annual Festival)
Sant Carles de la Ràpita
Ruta del Tast (Tapa Cuisine)
Tortosa
Jazz Festival

Tortosa

Restaurants of Tortosa

Jazz Festival

Plat i Got - Cajun Cuisine Culinary Event

Tarragona
International Firework Display competition
Sant Carles de la Ràpita
Ruta del Tast (Tapa cuisine)
Deltebre
Bouesia Festa (poetry, music, dance, circus)
Batea
Mercat Medieval (Medieval Market)
Vinebre
Vinebresona ( Live Music Competition)

6th

Xerta
Baixada Vogant per l'Ebre (Sailboating from Xerta to Tortosa)

El Pinell de Brai

Corbera dÉbre

Festa de Sant Cristòfol (Festival of St. Christopher)
Móra d’Ebre
La Móra Morisca (Moorish Mora)
Sant Carles de la Ràpita
Festes Majors (Main Annual Fiesta)
Benicassim,Valencia
Heineken Music Festival-one of the largest European music festivals
Riudoms
Festa Major de Sant Jaume (St James Summer Festival)
Tivissa
Festes Major Sant Jaume (Main Annual Fiesta)
Tortosa

Festa del Renaixement

(Renaissance Festival)

Xerta
Festa de Sant Jaume (St James Fiesta)
Móra La Nova
Festes Majors (Main Annual Fiesta)
El Vendrell
Festes Majors (Main Annual Fiesta including Human Castles)
Horta de Sant Joan
Geganters and Grallers (Giants Gathering)
Salou
Various Fiestas and Tourist Events

TBA

Tortosa
Felip Pedrell Music Festival
Prades
Festa del Cava - Worth the visit for the central fountain in the square gushing Cava all night
Miravet
Ceramics Festival
La Fatarella
Mare de Déu de la Misericòrdia (local fiesta)
Móra la Nova
Fiesta of St Dominic of Guzman (Mora la Nova, Mora d'Ebre and Flix compete on the river in traditional rowing boats).
El Pinell de Brai
Festes Majors de Sant Llorenç (Main Annual Fiesta for Saint Lawrence)

Assumption of Our Lady - National Holiday

Salou
Spectacular Firework Display on the Beach
Corbera dÉbre
Festes Majors (Main Annual Fiesta)
Miravet
Re-enactment of the famous siege at the castle
Paüls
Festes Majors (Main Annual Fiesta including the San Roc picnic on the 16th)
Tarragona
Sant Magí i Festa de Aigua (Fiesta Saint Magí including water parties, giants, human castles)
La Senía
Annual Festival Horse Races
Buñol, Valencia
La Tomatina (World Famous Tomato fight!)
Tortosa
Festes de la Cinta (Fiesta of the Virgin Mary, Patron Saint of Tortosa)
Móra d'Ebre
Festes Majors (Main Annual River Fiesta)
Ulldecona
Festes Majors (Main Annual Fiesta)
Salou
Various Fiestas and Tourist Events
Aldover
Festes Majors (Main Annual Fiesta)
Horta de Sant Joan
Festes Majors (Main Annual Fiesta)
Benifallet
Festes Majors (Main Annual Fiesta)
More information

Catalunya Day - Bank Holiday

Móra d'Ebre
Hunters Fair
Tarragona
Festes de Sant Tecla Patron Saint of Tarragona (including human castles)
Restaurants of l'Ampolla
Las Jornadas Gastronómicas del Arroz (A Celebration of Rice)
Reus
Festa Major de Misericòrdia
Reus
World Figure Skating Championships
Móra La Nova
Fira de Brocanters (Antiques Fair)
Tivenys
Festa Major de Sant Miquel (Main Annual Fiesta)

TBA

Tortosa
Ebre Terra de Vent Music Festival
Reus
World Figure Skating Championships
Miravet
Tres Tombs (Horse and Carriage procession)
Tarragona
Concurs de Castells (Human Castles Competition)
Horta de Sant Joan
La Dolça Tardor ("Sweet" Autumn Festival)
Miravet
Winter Festival
l'Ametlla de Mar
Cavamar (Cava Celebration)
Restaurants of l'Ametlla de Mar
Quinzena Gastronòmica del Peix de la Llotja (Gourmet Fish Fortnight)
Prat de Comte
Festa de l’Aiguardent (Wine Festival)
Spanish National Day
Tivenys
Ceramics, Crafts and Tourism Fair
La Senía
Fira de l'Artesania de la Fusta i el Moble (Crafts and Furniture Fair)
Valls
Festa de Sant Ursula (including human castles)
Móra La Nova
Fira Agrícola, Ramadera i Industrial (Agriculture, Livestock and Industrial Fair)
Corbera d'Ebre
Festa de la Verema (Harvest Festival)
Gandesa
Festa del Vi i Jornades Gastronòmiques de Gandesa (Wine Festival)
Sitges
International Fantasty & Horror Film Festival
Gandesa
Festa del Vi i Jornades Gastronòmiques de Gandesa (Wine Festival)

1st

Tots Sants - All Saints National Holiday

Benifallet
Festa Gastronomics (Gourmet Fiesta)
Sant Carles de la Ràpita
Surtdejazz (Exit Music Jazz Festival)

9th

Riudoms
Festa de l’Oli Nou (Olive Oil Fiesta)
Xerta
Festa de Sant Martin
Tortosa
Festival de Música Felip Pedrell
Restaurants of Tortosa
Jornades Gastronòmiques del Recapte (Traditional Catalan cuisine)
La Fatarella
Festa d'Oli (Olive Oil Fiesta & Market)

6th

Constitution Day - National Holiday

8th

Feast of the Immaculate Conception - National Holiday

St Stephen's Day - Boxing Day