The Major Festival in honour of the town’s patron saint, Sant Bartomeu (St. Bartholomew), holds August 23rd and 24th. This is the main and most tremendous celebration in Sitges, with the biggest participation.
On the night of August 23rd there are magnificent fireworks displays from the church. Its privileged setting by the sea makes them a unique event. Both days take place civic processions, typical dances, sardanes (traditional Catalan dance) and castellers (impressive human castles) through the streets that fill the town with music, light and colour.