Some of the most emblematic summer festivals in Catalonia are held in the unbeatable setting of the Costa Brava. Come to visit the coastal towns of Calella de Palafrugell, Palamós, Blanes, Lloret de Mar or Begur this summer and let the party begin!
On the first Saturday of July is celebrated the Habaneras singing in Calella de Palafrugell, one of the best-known events in Catalonia. It takes place on the beach of Port Bo, where a stage is set up and surrounded by a large number of boats.
The origins of this celebration date back to 1966, with a meeting of singers in the Can Batlle tavern. Its great success forced the organizers to repeat the event on the Calau beach, and in 1969 it was moved to its current location.
During this night, people also drink the traditional cremat, an alcoholic drink made with rum, coffee beans, sugar, lemon peel and cinnamon, which is served hot, perfect to accompany classic habaneras such as La bella Lola or El meu avi.
The Festivity of Santa Cristina is celebrated on July 24th. Is the Lloret de Mar summer festivity in honour of the patron saint Santa Cristina. It is one of the most popular celebrations in the city along with the Sant Romà festivity, held in November.
On this day, a maritime procession is held from the Lloret de Mar beach to the Santa Cristina chapel. Before reaching the beach, the S'Amorra Amorra regatta takes place in which several boats compete. There is also the traditional dance in the Plaça de la Vila, known as "Ball de Plaça" or "Dansa de les Almorratxes", performed by four couples.
If you want to know more about this festivity, check out our post about the festivity of Santa Cristina.
The Salt Festivity of L'Escala, which takes place on the third Saturday in September, aims to pay homage to the fishermen and salting origins of the Emporda town.
This celebration took place for the first time in 1997 to commemorate the third centenary of the Salt Alfolí construction, a building in which the salt from the salt flats of Ibiza or Torrevieja was stored and from where it was distributed to the inland towns.
The festivity begins with the maritime trade demonstration and daily age scenes, followed by the arrival of the salt boat and the Ball del Drac (an ancestral dance performed on the beach to encourage fishing), and ends with the switching off the electricity to let the boats enter with the sail lit up as a sign of good fishing.
The International Fireworks Competition of Blanes celebrates its 50th edition this year. From 22nd to 26th July 2022, fireworks and firecrackers will be launched from Sa Palomera, a large rock that separates the two beaches located in the city centre.
In the 1970s at the peak of tourism on the Costa Brava, the city of Blanes wanted to promote an activity to make known the town. This is how the fireworks competition was born, which national and foreign pyrotechnics attend.
More than a million people attend the fireworks performance each year from the beaches, terraces, promenades, docks and mountains of the city of Blanes and its surroundings.
Many coastal towns celebrate the Festivity of the Virgin Carmen (Festa de la Mare de Déu del Carme), patron saint of the sea and fishermen.
The town of Palamós, on the Costa Brava, celebrates this festivity the Sunday closest to the 16th July with a parade that accompanies the Virgin from the Santa Maria del Mar church to the port, where begins a maritime procession with all kinds of boats.
During the weekend, the Fishermen association, Palamós Town Council and the Fishing Museum organize some activities and events related to the sea.
On the first weekend of September, the town of Begur celebrates the Indians Fair. For three days, the town offers a wide range of leisure and cultural activities based on the town's Indian past.
The close relationship between Cuba and Begur has the origins in the emigration of many people from Begur to the island during the 19th century. On their return, the Indians (Spanish emigrants who had travel to America) had made great fortunes and built ostentatious houses, leaving an important cultural legacy.
During this celebration, the streets, and squares of Begur are the setting for a market featuring products from overseas, trades demonstration and musical performances, as well as cultural activities such as exhibitions, guided tours, interviews, lectures, documentaries and roundtables.
Source: Turisme Begur
This summer, book your accommodation on the Costa Brava and enjoy these traditional and popular festivities. At Rosamar Hotels we offer you five options of accommodation in Lloret de Mar:
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Hotel Rosamar Es Blau Adults Only (+16), is a 4-star superior hotel exclusive for people over 16 years old, located on the second line of the beach and just five minutes from the town centre. Besides, it has its own spa and outdoor swimming pool.
4-star Hotel Rosamar Maxim Adults Only (+18) is an adults only hotel located in front of Sa Caleta beach. It has recently remodel facilities, a panoramic terrace with sea views and a Balinese pool.
Come to discover the best summer festivities on the Costa Brava with Rosamar Hotels!
This summer, enjoy the live music once again at the Som de Mar Festival, which takes place from August 19 to 28 at the Santa Clotilde Gardens in Lloret de Mar. A festival with national artists performances and concerts for all interest.
On July 24th is celebrated the summer festival in Lloret de Mar, in honour of the city's patron saint, Santa Cristina. During this day, different events are held, among which the procession to the Santa Cristina Hermitage, the S’Amorra Amorra regatta or the traditional dance in the Plaza de la Vila (“Ball de Plaça”) stand out.
From Wednesday 10 to Friday 26 November, the city of Lloret de Mar celebrates its winter festival (“festa major”), in honor of Sant Romà, patron saint of the municipality. For more than fifteen days, you can find endless activities for all ages.
On the second Sunday of the year, El Traginer Festival, one of the most traditional festivals in the municipality, is celebrated in the hermitage of les Alegries in Lloret de Mar. During this celebration, a chocolate, children's games, a mass for the dead, popular sardanas and a representation of the legend of El Traginer are usually organized.
The music festivals which are taking place on the Costa Brava are becoming increasingly popular, not only because of the wide range of national and international artists, but also because of the unbeatable setting in which they are held. Discover the Jardins de Cap Roig Festival, the Castell de Peralada Festival, the Porta Ferrada Festival and the Som de Mar Festival and discover how good is the sound of the Costa Brava!