OUT AND ABOUT AUGUST

August 1-4, 2013 
Event Somontano Wine Festival 
Where? Barbastro, Aragon. 
What? Celebrating local wines.

August 2-4, 2013
Event Beach Horse Racing
Where? San Lucar Barrameda, Andalusia
What? The first of two such events in San Lucar. Dates vary each year but there are always two sets of dates in August.

August 2-18, 2013 (Dates TBC)
Event Festival de Musica de Cadaques
Where? Cadaques, Catalonia
What? Music festival.

August 3, 2013
Event Descenso del Sella
Where? Asturias
What? the Descent of the River Sella, a canoe and kayak race

August 3, 2013 (first Saturday every year) .
Event New Year's Eve in August,
Where? Bérchules, Granada.
What? A second New Year's Eve, in the middle of the summer!

August 4, 2013 ((first Sunday of August every year)
Event Viking Festival
Where? Catoira, Galicia
What? Celebrates the defense of Galicia against the vikings.

August 4-9, 2013
Event Fiesta de la Virgen Blanca
Where? Vitoria, Basque Country
What? A festival of bullfighting and fireworks. Gigantones, a style of band peculiar to the region, will be out in force.

August 9-10, 2013
Event Dreambeach
Where? Almeria.
What? Music festival featuring
The Prodigy and Pendulum.

August 10-18, 2013
(dates TBC)
Event Feria de Malaga
Where? Malaga
What? One of the biggest parties in Andalusia. Flamenco, dancing (and flamenco dancing!), bullfighting, fireworks and general partying in the street.

August 11, 2013
(second Sunday of August
Event Octopus festival
Where? Carballiño, Galicia.
What? A celebration of Galicia's most famous dish.

August 14-19, 2013
Event Fiestas de Agosto in Toledo.
Where? Toledo
What? Local festivities.

August 15, 2013
Event Releasing of the ducks
Where? Can Picafort in Mallorca
What? Live ducks have been replaced by plastic ducks since 2007. Usually the same date each year.

August 15, 2013
Event Noche del Vino
Where? Competa, Malaga.
What? Wine festival. Same date every year (Assumption Day)

August 16, 2013
Event Fiesta de Agua
Where? Vilagarcia de Arousa
What? Giant water fight. Note that the town is sometimes spelt as Villagarcia (with two l's). Same date every year.

August 16-18, 2013
Event Beach Horse Racing
Where? San Lucar Barrameda, Andalusia
What? The second of two such events in San Lucar.

August 19-27, 2013 (dates TBC)
Event Festa Major de Sitges
Where? Sitges
What? The biggest festival after carnival in Sitges, near Barcelona.

August 20-28, 2013 (dates TBC)
Event Semana Grande (Aste Nagusia in Basque)
Where? Bilbao and San Sebastian
What? What goes on at Semana Grande? What doesn't go on? The biggest festival in the region, with local traditional music and dancing as well as the the Bilbao Strong Man competition and an Ugly Competition.

August 21 - September 1, 2013
Event Grape Harvest Festival
Where? Requena, Valencia
What? Celebration of the local wine production.

August 24 - September 15, 2013
Event Vuelta a España
Where? Stages take place largely in the north of Spain (Galicia, Navarra, Basque Country and Catalonia) and around Madrid.
What? Spain's version of the Tour de France.

Fourth Wednesday of August, 2013
Event Tomatina Tomato Fight
Where? Bunyol (Buñol), near Valencia.
What? The world's most famous food fight.

 

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