Sitges Pride 2016, will become an even bigger event. The Gay Village, right next to the sea, is the epicenter of Gay Pride Sitges. Is the setting for 5 days, concerts, art, dance, fashion shows and much more, from 16 to 20 June 2016. More than 5,000 people gather every evening to enjoy well into the night.

The centerpiece of the Gay Pride Sitges 2016 will be once again the parade along the promenade, where the Gay Village will make every day have a good time on the Mediterranean ... kicking off each night with amazing Sitges Pride T -Dance!

Festivities of Santa Tecla

A month after the Major Holiday, Sitges celebrates the festivity of the town patroness, Santa Tecla, the 23rd of September. As usual, the day before at night, there are fireworks displays from the church.
The 23rd of September, day of the Patroness, starts with a festival for children. After the mass in honour of Santa Tecla the dances start and, in the afternoon, will be followed by a brilliant procession.

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.

Between May and June the religious festival of Corpus Christi is celebrated. The procession through the main streets of the old town of Sitges where neighbors concoct artistic carpets of flowers, the subject of a competition. This tradition is well known throughout the country and attracts many visitors.

The Carnival

The Sitges Carnival is the first festival of every year and coincides with the end of winter. This Carnival is widespread. Sunday is the key day as the “Rua de la Disbauxa” (Debauchery Parade) takes place, a parade with about fifty floats and over 1,500 disguised participants. When it gets dark, the “Rua de la Disbauxa” wanders around the streets and the seafront promenade. The Mardi Gras, there’s another parade named the “Rua de l’Extermini” (Extermination Parade).

Vehicles manufactured before 1928 paraded undertake the traditional joining the two Mediterranean cities, Barcelona and Sitges.