As is the theme in Spain, Sitges is not short of festivals and public holidays. Throughout the year various saints days offer days off for the locals and traditional celebrations. The largest of these takes place on 20 August - 25 August 2015 for the Feast of Sant Bartomeu otherwise known as "Festa Major de Sitges".
Alongside the traditional fiestas, the town's status as a tourist destination ensures that it also offers a whole range of festivals throughout the year. These cover everything from vintage cars, to tango dance and patchwork quilts.
Arguably Sitges' biggest fiesta of the year is Carnival in March. Sitges' status as one of the gay capitals of Europe ensures that their Mardi Gras celebrations are the most lavish in the area. For more information on Sitges' carnival see our guide to Sitges carnival.
This page provides a list of all of the holidays that take place in Sitges throughout the year. For more detailed explanations and advice on Sitges' festivals, including the Cinema Festival, see our Festivals in Sitges - annual events and gatherings. And for further details regarding Sitges's events, such as the car rally and the clothes fair, see our events in Sitges.
|Dates of Sitges Events 2015|
|01 January||New Year's Day|
|05 January||Feast of the Three Kings|
|11 January||Marató de Sitges (half marathon)|
|12 February - 18 February||Sitges Carnival|
|12 March - 15 March||Annual patchwork festival (for more information see our Festivals in Sitges -annual events and gatherings.)|
|21 -22 March||Annual vintage car rally (Barcelona - Sitges) (for more information see our page Events in Sitges.)|
|29 March - 04 April||Easter week (Semana Santa) Palm Sunday to Easter Saturday.|
|05 April||Easter Sunday|
|06 April||Easter Monday|
|9 - 12 April||Sitges Jazz Music Festival|
|23 April||Feast of Sant Jordi|
|06 June - 07 June||Corpus Christi Festival - flower carpet competition|
|05 August||Feast of Our Lady of Vinyet (Mare de Deu del Vinyet)|
|15 August||Assumption (Asumpcion). A national holiday.|
|18 August- 22 August||Stiges Gay Pride|
|20 August - 25 August||Sitges' 'Fiesta Major' The feast of Sant Bartomeu, the patron saint of Sitges. This is Sitges' largest fiesta for a saint. On 23 August large fireworks displays take place and there are religious parades through the town. Approximately 200,000 people to Sitges for the event.|
|11 September||National Day of Catalonia|
|22 - 23 September||Feast of Santa Tecla with a small fireworks display. Fireworks on 22 September.|
|09 October - 18 October||Sitges international film festival (for more information see our Festivals in Sitges - A guide to the annual events and gatherings.)|
|03 October - 05 October||Winetasting festival of Sitges|
|06 December||Constitution's Day|
|08 December||Day of the Immaculate Conception|
|25 December||Christmas Day|
|26 December||Boxing Day (Saint Stephen's day)|
Important note: We aim for our information to be accurate however dates and times of events and festivals can change or even be cancelled. It is understood that sitges-tourist-guide.com and its owners do not accept responsible for the accuracy of this information. If you decide to act upon the information presented then you do so at your own risk.
Sitges is a town with a reputation for creativity and fun. This is reflected in its many and varied events throughout the year. If you are planning to take a trip to Sitges, it is worth having a look at the events calendar to see whether you can time your holiday to coincide with something exciting happening in the town.