Events in Sitges 2019


Sitges is the most amazing town, we have a special event nearly every month attracting thousands of visitors from all over the world. From the spectacular Carnival in February to the stunning festival of Corpus Christi in May, where the streets are covered in flowers, to the electrifying and explosive events that make up the festivals of Sant Bartolomeu in August and Santa Tecla in September Sitges has it all.

Below is a list of some of the best events so make sure you book your apartment early and don't miss out on all the fun this incredible town has to offer.


FEBRUARY 2019

Carnaval 8th February – March 6th

Sitges is fantastically crazy at Carnival, an event that has been celebrated for over 100 years. Be prepared as it is a pretty wild time with everyone dressing up in costume and letting his or her hair down or wearing a wig! The event kicks off on the Thursday with the Arrival of the King. The parade days are Sunday and Tuesday. If you've never been, although it can be pretty cold, it's actually when Sitges is at its busiest. All of the bars, restaurants, clubs and shops are open during Carnaval.


MARCH 2019

Barcelona to Sitges Vintage Car Rally 16th-18th March

Vintage cars travel along the old seaside road from Barcelona to Sitges. The best places to see these magnificent cars are in the Port Aiguadolc when they arrive or by the church at the Fragata beach during the afternoon. The Rally was founded in 1959 and is made up of members of a number of privately-owned vehicles made between 1900 and 1924. The competition winners are not just the fastest, but the ones with the most original automobiles and who also dress in accordance with the times of the car they are participating with.

International Patchwork Festival 21st - 24th March

Scrapbooking Festival 29th-31st March

For the 15th consecutive year the AEP organises the International Patchwork Festival in Sitges. The public can enjoy various exhibitions and a big trade fair on the seafront. The weekend after it is the turn of scrapbooking with stalls selling everything you need to do this popular craft.


APRIL 2019

Tapa Tapa

Tapas competition with many local bars and restaurants taking part – Dates to be announced

Easter/Semana Santa 14th-22nd April

Official start of the 2019 season in Sitges

Sant Jordi 23rd April

If you see the people of Sitges with either a book or a rose it’s because it is Saint George’s Day. The custom is to give a rose to a girl and a book to a boy!

Festival Jazz Antic Sitges 25th-28th April

National and International artists for this traditional jazz festival in various venues around town

Bears Week 30th April – 5th May

Warm up for the summer and a less busy than the September event


JUNE 2019

Gay Pride June 1st -10th

Sitges Pride 2019 will be bigger than ever as it’s the event’s 10th birthday party! The celebrations kick off on Saturday, June 1st and there will be ten days of non-stop action. As Sitges is one of Europe’s most popular gay destinations, Pride is guaranteed to draw a diverse, lively and very shirtless crowd. It also gives you the perfect excuse to have a week in Spain in summer – which is always a good plan! There will two pool parties, a boat party and a beach party. That’s not to mention the after parties. The main Sitges Pride parade takes place on Sunday June 9th 2019.

Corpus Christi / Flower Carpets June 22nd – 30th June

Flower Carpets can be seen throughout the town on Sunday 23rd June Corpus Christi is celebrated here, as in many other Spanish towns, with church services, religious processions and truly stunning carpets of flowers, where most of the streets are strewn with colourful and fragrant flower petals. Although it is a religious festival, it is also a popular one, attracting large festive crowds and generating a lively atmosphere.

Vida Festival, Vilanova 28th June-1st July

Fabulous 3 day music festival in neighbouring Vilanova y La Geltru. Free buses back and forward from Sitges. This years event headliners include Madness.


JULY 2019

Festival Jardins de Terramar 19th July-4th August

It’s the 3rd year of this music festival of national and international artists in the Terramar gardens. This years line up includes George Benson and Rick Astley!

AUGUST 2019

August Festa Major 19th - 26th August

This is the BIG ONE. The main annual fiesta in honour of Sant Bartomeu, the patron Saint of Sitges. The firework display on the 23rd at 23:00 is one of the most spectacular displays of fireworks to be seen. You need to be down by the beach by 21:00 as it is very busy and the town gets closed off in preparation. The backdrop to this magnificent display is the church of Santa Tecla. Not to be missed!

SEPTEMBER 2019

Sitges Bears Week 1st September - 11th September

Sitges Bears Week is an international event that fills the town of Sitges during the first two weeks of September. There are parties and events held throughout the village. There is also a dedicated Bears Village by the beach with free shows, DJ’s and more. The event attracts guys of all ages and types and many new friendships are made and old ones rekindled.

Santa Tecla 22nd- 23rd September

This fiesta is a mini Fiesta Mayor. The fireworks on the 22nd are still spectacular, but on a smaller scale than the August festival. Around the streets of Sitges there is drumming and the parading of the dragon. Worth watching the children spinning their fireworks, but beware, the safety rules are pretty lax, so don’t wear your best gear.

Mediterranean Ladies Golf Open, Sitges Golf Club 23rd-29th September

Come and see some of the top golfers play in the beautiful setting of the Sitges Golf Club in Terramar. Also live music and food trucks.

SCheese Festival 27th-29th September

New festival with many different cheeses to taste and buy

OCTOBER 2019

The Sitges International Film Festival 3rd October - 13th October

The 52nd edition of the Sitges International Film Festival, considered the world's best festival specializing in fantasy and horror films. Join the Zombie Walk, you can made up by professional make-up artists and zombie walk your way through the Sitges streets along with hundreds of the other “walking dead”. You can also join the A list and watch screenings and premieres at all our local cinemas

Grape Harvest Festival 12th-13th October

This is fun to watch or participate. The celebration of the grape harvest includes sampling the wine, tasting gourmet food, or, if feeling brave, treading the grapes!

Creative Connexions 24th-27th October

Irish/Catalan cultural festival including music, theatre and poetry in various venues around town

SCheese Festival 27th-29th September

New festival with many different cheeses to taste and buy

JANUARY 2020

5th January evening – Procession of the 3 Kings around Sitges throwing sweets to the children and collecting their letters for the presents to be delivered by them on the 6th January.

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