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When we think of Sitges, some of the things that most quickly come to mind are tranquillity and disconnection. And while these two things are surely related to this town, it is also true that Sitges has a large number of cultural events and festivals that offer many possibilities to its visitors, and there is always something to do so nobody gets bored (unless you want to).
The first big event of the year (leaving aside the parade of the Three Kings in January) is the celebration of the Sitges Carnival. It is one of the best in Catalonia and even in Spain. Every February, more than 200,000 people invade the town for a week to celebrate Carnival in style by the sea and have fun at a party full of color and music. Dozens of floats take part in the parade, and the king and queen of Carnival are also elected. It is something you have to experience at least once in your life.
March is a month full of activity for our coastal town. On the first weekend of the month, the now famous Barcelona - Sitges International Vintage Car Rally is held. The first edition was held in 1959 and, since then, every year a caravan of historic vehicles joins together to make a route between Plaça Sant Jaume in Barcelona and Plaça de la Fragata in Sitges. This peculiar route is accompanied by exhibitions and rallies of vintage vehicles to the delight of the attendees. In this same month, Sitges also hosts the International Patchwork Festival, which includes exhibitions, workshops, courses and more; the Sitges Art Fair, which seeks to promote the work of plastic artists; and the Scrap+ Fair, the Scrapbooking event par excellence.
In April, the streets of Sitges are filled with music with Jazz Antic Sitges, which has been held since 2013. During the days that the festival lasts, musicians, singers and dancers take to the streets of the town and everything moves to the rhythm of the best jazz. A must on the agendas of all lovers of this musical genre.
Another of the most outstanding events is the Corpus Christi Festival in Sitges in June. And during this festival, the streets of this town are filled with beautiful and impressive carpets of flowers. In addition, the Corpus coincides with a contest in which the facades of houses and balconies are decorated with flowers. On the other hand, we could not fail to mention the great celebration of Gay Pride in Sitges, the gay pride that also takes place in June. This town is considered one of the most "gay friendly" destinations in the Mediterranean and therefore, every year it dresses up and proudly shows off its open and cheerful personality. Concerts, parades and many other shows fill Sitges during these festive days.
Between late July and early August, the Festival Jardins Terramar comes to Sitges, with concerts, DJ sessions, food trucks and much more, in an enviable setting: a noucentista venue with fantastic gardens. This 2022, the Festival will be held from July 29 to August 12.
August is the month in which the Sitges Festival is held; this year, from the 19th to the 25th. It is worth mentioning that we are talking about a festival that has been declared of national interest by the Generalitat de Catalunya. During the days of celebration, attendees can enjoy a program that features activities of all kinds and, of course, enjoy the beaches of this beautiful town. In case anyone is left wanting more, the week of September 23 the Santa Tecla Festival is held in Sitges, which could be defined as the smaller version of the main festival that takes place the previous month.
Of course, we must highlight the Festival Internacional de Cinema Fantàstic de Catalunya, which is held every October in Sitges and attracts thousands of people every year. In 2022, it will be held from the 6th and 16th and, as always, will be visited by great personalities from the world of cinema, both nationally and internationally.
To make the most of any of these events, the ideal is to stay in an apartment in Sitges. In addition, as in most cases these are events that attract many visitors, we recommend booking accommodation as far in advance as possible. With SitgesGroup you can enjoy a perfect stay in Sitges, with apartments in the best locations and with a modern and cozy style that will make you feel almost at home.