Festivals on May

Go through the festivals that we show you in May, surely there is one that will surprise you.

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May festivals in Santa Cruz de Tenerife

May festivals in Santa Cruz de Tenerife

From 21st April to 31st May
Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Sta. Cruz de Tenerife)
May festivals in Santa Cruz de Tenerife celebrate the city's founding in 1494 with floral crosses, music, gastronomy, and folklore. It's an opportunity to experience the city's splendor through culture, sports, recreation, and leisure activities.

San Prudencio and Our Lady of Estibaliz Festivities

From 28th April to 1st May
Vitoria-Gasteiz (Álava)
Celebrate with joy the festivities in honor of San Prudencio, the patron saint of Alava, from the parade on April 27th to the pilgrimage on May 1st. Enjoy the Tamborrada, the tortilla contest, and the rural sports in a festive and culinary atmosphere at the Armentia fields.

The Maderada Festival

From 28th April to 1st May
Cofrentes (Valencia)
Discover the tradition of La Maderada during the May festivities in Cofrentes. Experience the descent of wood down the Cabriel River and immerse yourself in the culture of the 'madereros'. Enjoy the giant apella, sports competitions, gastronomic delights, and cultural activities.

May Crosses in Fuencaliente

From 28th April to 3rd May
Fuencaliente (Ciudad Real)
Let's make Fuencaliente even more beautiful and colorful from April 28th to May 3rd. Take the route of the crosses and vote.

May 2nd celebrations in Móstoles

From 28th April to 3rd May
Móstoles (Madrid)
Enjoy the May 2nd celebrations. Activities for all ages, parades, concerts, gastronomy, sports, and much more in a festive and welcoming atmosphere. A landmark event in the Community of Madrid that you can't miss.

Celebrations of the Holy Cross in Villanueva de la Serena

From 28th April to 3rd May
Villanueva de la Serena (Badajoz)
With a good number of religious and leisure activities. These celebrations represent a space for coexistence, in which the participation of its residents is a noteworthy characteristic. Religious events that culminate on Sunday with the Procession of the Holy Cross.

May Fair in Puertollano

From 28th April to 7th May
Puertollano (Ciudad Real)
Celebrate the May Fair in Puertollano at the Fairgrounds. Enjoy music, color, fun, and a good atmosphere at the booths of groups and associations, where you will find the best typical food of the area. If you have never been, you can't miss it.

Popular dishes of thouse festivals

Cordoban Flamenquin

Cordoban Flamenquin

(Córdoba)
Primeros platos
Delicious pork roll filled with ham and cheese, breaded and fried. Savory and mild flavors in every bite.

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Almansa Major Festivities

Almansa Major Festivities

From 30th April to 6th May
Almansa (Albacete)
Representation
Discover the excitement of the Moors and Christians parades, music, dance, fireworks, and historical battles that will transport you to another time. Not to mention the rich local cuisine. Live a unique experience.

1st May

May Crosses in Granada

May Crosses in Granada

From 1st May to 3rd May
Granada (Granada)
Floral
Come and experience the joy of spring at the May Crosses in Granada! Enjoy streets full of flowers, typical food, music, dance, and activities for the whole family. A festive celebration full of color and fun that you cannot miss.
Fiestas of the Holy and Vera Cruz in Caravaca de la Cruz

Fiestas of the Holy and Vera Cruz in Caravaca de la Cruz

From 1st May to 5th May
Caravaca de la Cruz (Murcia)
Tradition
Experience the excitement of one of the oldest festivals in Spain, the spectacular race of the Wine Horses, the procession of the Vera Cruz, and the battle of Moors and Christians. Don't miss it!
Spring Festivals and May Crosses in Almonaster la Real

Spring Festivals and May Crosses in Almonaster la Real

From 1st May to 28th May
Almonaster la Real (Huelva)
Festivities full of history and tradition: Enjoy music and dancing as you walk through the streets of the village and admire the beauty of the crosses. During the pilgrimage, participate in traditional rituals such as praying for fandangos, the rosary, and the early morning rounds.

3rd May

Festivities of the Cristo de la Expiración

From 3rd May to 5th May
Cabanillas del Campo (Guadalajara)
The Procession of the Cristo de la Expiración is the centrepiece of this festival. Three days of festivities with parades, concerts and a full line-up of shows and performances.

4th May

Festival de los Patios Cordobeses

Festival de los Patios Cordobeses

From 4th May to 19th May
Córdoba (Córdoba)
Floral
The Festival of the 'Patios of Cordoba' takes place in May when the plants and flowers reach their greatest splendor and thousands of residents and visitors enjoy the beauty of the patios.

5th May

San Isidro Festival in Madrid

San Isidro Festival in Madrid

From 5th May to 15th May
Madrid (Madrid)
Tradition
Celebrate the San Isidro Festival in Madrid: a festivity full of history, culture and fun. Enjoy the best concerts, fairs, workshops, bullfights and much more. A unique opportunity to get to know the city and its tradition. Don't miss it!
Archidona Dog Fair

Archidona Dog Fair

From 5th May to 7th May
Archidona (Málaga)
Fair
Are you a dog lover? Then you can't miss this fair, with sales of hunting and companion dogs, dog shows, beauty and skills contests, dog-related products, and the opportunity to meet experts.

Frailes Wine and Food Festival

From 5th May to 6th May
Frailes (Jaén)
Once a year, visitors can taste the local gastronomy, from homemade sausages to the most traditional confectionery, accompanied by local wines. These days bring together tradition, gastronomy and culture of the town of Frailes in Jaén.

May Festivities of the Holy Christ of Health in Valdemoro

From 5th May to 8th May
Valdemoro (Madrid)
Four days of enjoyment, featuring concerts, fireworks, the procession of the Holy Christ of Health, and many other entertainment options. With the involvement of associations, social clubs, and local music groups.

May Crosses in Lebrija

From 5th May to 13th May
Lebrija (Sevilla)
Come to Lebrija and experience the tradition of the Fiesta de las Cruces de Mayo. Decoration of crosses, music, dances and local gastronomy await you in a popular celebration not to be missed. An unforgettable trip to discover the culture and hospitality of this municipality.

6th May

The Crujía of Gamones

The Crujía of Gamones

6th May
Ubrique (Cádiz)
Tradition
At the beginning of May, the festival of the Crujía de Gamones is celebrated in Ubrique (Cádiz), where fire and fun are the main protagonists along with the flowers of the gamones, an unforgettable festival!
Jerez Horse Fair

Jerez Horse Fair

From 6th May to 13th May
Jerez de la Frontera (Cádiz)
Tradition
Discover the magic of the Horse Fair, one of the most important fairs in Spain, where you can enjoy equestrian shows such as the Horse and Carriage Parade, booths, and attractions for the whole family. An unforgettable and unique experience!

7th May

First Friday in May in Jaca

First Friday in May in Jaca

7th May
Jaca (Huesca)
Historical
Every first Friday in May, the people of Jaca recreate the epic battle against the invading armies in which they fought with everything they had, even though they were greatly outnumbered. The women were the key to victory.
May Festivals of Badalona

May Festivals of Badalona

From 7th May to 20th May
Badalona (Barcelona)
The highlights are the parades of giants and big-headed figures, outdoor concerts, sports activities, fairs, and fireworks shows. Every night on May 10th, the "Cremada del Dimoni" takes place, one of the most anticipated moments of these festivals.

Loquat Day

7th May
Sayalonga (Málaga)
This festival has been declared of National Tourist Interest in Andalusia, with a programme full of activities: theatres, performances, market with local crafts. Tastings of typical products of the municipality, such as its famous medlar liqueurs and jams.

10th May

San Isidro Festivities in Estepona

San Isidro Festivities in Estepona

From 10th May to 15th May
Estepona (Málaga)
Celebrate with us the festivities of the patron saint of the city. During these days, all kinds of participatory activities take place in which the people of Estepona show their joy to the world. To make sure you don't miss any of them, check the schedule of activities. Long live San Isidro!

San Isidro celebrations in Mula

From 10th May to 13th May
Mula (Murcia)
Enjoy the traditions and culture of this festival with parades, processions, music and dance events, the Gachasmigas contest, and much more. An essential event to experience the essence of Mula and its people.

11th May

Ronda Romántica

From 11th May to 13th May
Ronda (Málaga)
Representation
Come to Ronda Romántica and travel back in time to the 19th century! Enjoy carriages, music and dances of the era, typical costume contests, exhibitions and theater. Celebrate our rich history and culture in this unique festival.

Historical Reenactment of the Peace of the Alpujarras

From 11th May to 12th May
Padules (Almería)
Historical
In the Alpujarra municipality of Padules, the surrender of the Moors to the troops of Don Juan de Austria is recreated. Visitors can immerse themselves in the Middle Ages due to the great characterisation of the event.

Sanlúcar la Mayor Fair

From 11th May to 14th May
Sanlúcar la Mayor (Sevilla)
Declared of Touristic Interest in Andalusia, it is one of the most rooted and traditional fairs in Seville. With dances, music, folklore, colorful booths, exquisite cuisine and good wine. It is held two weeks after the Seville Fair.

Rivas May Festivities

From 11th May to 15th May
Rivas-Vaciamadrid (Madrid)
They are held every May with an extensive programme of activities, an unbeatable line-up of concerts to enjoy in the Miguel Ríos Auditorium, as well as other activities for everyone: family shows, craft market, orchestra...

12th May

San Isidro Festival in Yecla

San Isidro Festival in Yecla

From 12th May to 21st May
Yecla (Murcia)
Tradition
Come to Yecla and enjoy the festivities of San Isidro Labrador. Processions, selection of the Queen and Ladies, float parades, music, and the best cuisine await you in this celebration dedicated to the patron saint of farmers.
Witch Festival of Alcantarilla

Witch Festival of Alcantarilla

From 12th May to 21st May
Alcantarilla (Murcia)
Tradition
A unique celebration full of history and fantasy. Organized by the Federation of Peñas, the tradition dates back to the 16th century and takes place in spring to purify all negativity. In addition to the burning of the witch, there are parades, music, and activities for all ages.

Pilgrimage of San Isidro in Santa Elena

From 12th May to 14th May
Santa Elena (Jaén)
The image of San Isidro is taken in carts to the Paraje "La Aliseda", 5 km from the town of Santa Elena, where a campaign mass is held and the whole day is spent in the countryside with the family.

San Isidro Labrador in Villanueva del Trabuco

From 12th May to 15th May
Villanueva del Trabuco (Málaga)
Popular festival held in Las Beatas in honour of the patron saint of San Isidro. It includes live music, floral offerings and even a fancy dress party. Not to be missed.

San Indalecio in Pechina

From 12th May to 15th May
Pechina (Almería)
The carriage parade and the pilgrimage are the festivities in honor of our patron saint and the patron saint of the Diocese of Almería. These eagerly awaited celebrations are designed for both young and old.

13th May

Fair of San Isidro Labrador in Los Barrios

Fair of San Isidro Labrador in Los Barrios

From 13th May to 20th May
Barrios, Los (Cádiz)
Come and live a unique experience: enjoy Children's Day and Elderly Day with their traditional lunch. Attend the Rociero mass and sing with the Choir of the Brotherhood in an emotional procession and don't miss the fireworks show that closes the festival.

Pilgrimage of San Isidro in Alboloduy

13th May
Alboloduy (Almería)
A festival in honour of the patron saint of farmers, in which the locals dress up in the typical costume of Alboloduy on tractors decorated with typical products of the land. After the pilgrimage, enjoy the traditional burning of the fox, a structure full of pyrotechnics.

Pilgrimage of San Isidro in Segura de León

From 13th May to 15th May
Segura de León (Badajoz)

San Isidro Pilgrimage in Nerja

From 13th May to 15th May
Nerja (Málaga)
Enjoy a joyful and colorful procession with decorated carts, horses, and carriages. Eat, drink, dance, and sing along to Sevillanas at every stop along the way to the hermitage of San Isidro. Don't miss the lively nighttime celebration filled with music and fun.

14th May

Pilgrimage of San Isidro in Algarrobo

14th May
Algarrobo (Málaga)
Join San Isidro in his pilgrimage and enjoy this beautiful day of coexistence. There will also be a prize for the best float, take part!

Olvera Stock Fair

From 14th May to 15th May
Olvera (Cádiz)
The 1st Olvera Stock Fair

Go through the festivals that we show you in May, surely there is one that will surprise you.

Upcoming festivals

The pilgrimage of the Virgen de las Viñas in Tomelloso

From 13th April to 21st April
Tomelloso (Ciudad Real)
The pilgrimage of the Virgen de las Viñas in Tomelloso
Discover the spectacular green carriages, a mix of tradition and modernity. Days of togetherness and brotherhood around the Virgin of the Vine, with good food, traditional games, skill competitions, and folk performances.

Day of the Light

From 17th April to 17th April
Arroyo de la Luz (Cáceres)
Arroyo de la Luz celebrates the Day of the Light every Easter Monday in honor of the Patron Saint. Enjoy the excitement of horse racing, music, and traditional food at the town's most important festivity. Declared a Regional Tourist Interest Festival since 1997.

Water Monday in Salamanca

17th April
Salamanca (Salamanca)
Come to Salamanca and celebrate the Lunes de Aguas! Enjoy a day in the countryside with friends and family while tasting the delicious hornazo, a typical dish of the festivity. Discover the history behind this tradition that dates back to the 16th century. Don't miss it!

Medieval Week in Montblanc

From 19th April to 28th April
Montblanc (Tarragona)
Medieval Week in Montblanc
Immerse yourself in the medieval era in the beautiful city of Montblanc. Enjoy exciting knight shows and medieval dances, taste delicious delicacies at the craft market, and marvel at the historical monuments.

Pilgrimage of the Holy Face

20th April
Alicante/Alacant (Alicante)
Discover the pilgrimage of the Holy Face in Alicante, a centuries-old tradition full of emotion and devotion. Experience this unique event and discover the history and culture of the city at the same time.

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