Festivals and Events

image August Feria

These are some of the things you can do in Alcalá de los Gazules and the surrounding area. All are within an hours drive, some are on the ‘doorstep’.

A walk or hike in the beautiful Alcornocales Natural Park or http://walks.walkingworld.com/walk/Aljibe-via-La-Sauceda.aspx
Painting & Drawing lessons
Spanish Lessons
Bird Watching http://www.paintinginspain.co.uk/new/birding-in-the-cadiz-region/
Visit the beautiful beaches on the Costa de Luz
Dolphin & Whale watching (boat trips)
Enjoy the local food and wines
*Day trips to Gibraltar, Jerez, Cadiz, Jimena, Ronda, Algeciras, Seville, Tarifa and Tangiers
Visit Galleries, Museums and historic Monuments
Baelo Claudia Roman Town and Museum
Hammam (Arab baths/massage) in Jerez, Sancti Petri or Seville.

*Seville is 1½ hours away (140k) by car from Alcalá and the day trip to Ronda or Tangiers is a full day out, leave early return in the evening or alternatively stay the night.

EVENTS CALENDAR

MarchAlcala Carnival, Fancy Dress, Music & Fun
April – Alcalá Annual Bull Run in honour of San Jorge
Semana Santa (Easter): A weeklong celebration of colourful religious processions through the streets depicting the Passion of Christ.
May – Jerez de la Frontera Moto GP
Jerez Horse Fair
JuneSanlucar Manzanilla Fair
Algeciras Fair (3rd week of the month)
‘Potaje’, famous Flamenco Festival, Utrera, Seville (last sat. In June)
August – Sanlucar Beach Horse Racing
Soloists of London Classical Concert in Alcalá de los Gazules
Vejer Ascension of the Virgin Festival
Alcalá Fair: beautiful flamenco costumes, dancing & fun
September – Alcalá Romeria de Nuestra Señora de los Santos
Jerez Grape Harvest Festival
Mid-Sep until mid-OctSeville Bienal de Flamenco, important flamenco festival.Festival is every two years, in even years. ( 2012, 2014, 2016, etc)
October /November – All Saints/Souls Day

For more  details see the Cadiz Province calendar of events. For a flavour of Alcalá de los Gazules see Claire Lloyd’s Blog this wonderful YouTube clip or email me helen@paintinginspain.co.uk