Festivals in Platja d'AroEdit This
Located on the Mediterranean coast of Spain, Platja d'Aro hosts several festivals throughout the year. Platja d'Aro festivals include tributes to the area's long history, its love of food and wine, and the worldwide traditions of Carnival.Carnival
The town's largest festival is held in February and is reported to have more than 4,000 participants. Carnival includes street performances, theater, music, and dancing. The main parade, or Great Cavalcade, consists of more than 70 different groups who march and create floats. The famous Platja d'Aro festival has parades on 2 consecutive Saturdays and other events during the multi-day festival.Wine and Cava Festival
The late spring months of May and June bring a celebration of Catalonia's fresh food and wine. Jazz music is also showcased to accompany the food.Night of Saint John and Summer Festivals
The Night of Saint John is celebrated on
June 23 with fireworks on Cavall Beach. The fireworks can be seen
throughout Platja d'Aro. The Night of Saint John begins with the arrival
of a flame from nearby town. Once the flame is placed on the Platja
d'Aro flame by local authorities, local residents can light their own
lanterns or use the flame to start bonfires.
The Night of Saint John is seen as the beginning of summer. The summer Platja d'Aro festivals include the Jazz Festival, the International Music Festival, an art show in Castell d'Aro, and the Festival of Platja d'Aro.Festival of Platja d'Aro
The August Festival of Platja d'Aro consists of 15 days of music, theater, sports and activities for children. The September version of the festival is held around September 8.Gathering of Escalancs
Platja d'Aro again celebrates with local
festivities to celebrate the historical arrival of the people from the
Escala region. The Escalancs are credited with establishing the fishing
villages and industry on which Platja d'Aro was based. The Gathering is
celebrated in September.
To promote the town's local merchants, 2 Street Shopping Days are held in March and September. During the special events, the local merchants stay open until late in the evenings.Beer Festival
Platja D'Aro hosts a Beer
Festival in October, its local version of what many might call
Oktoberfest. Visitors can try dozens of local beers while enjoying
performances morning, afternoon, and night on 1 of the 2 stages.
Platja d'Aro festivals include celebrations related to the area's strong religious history. These include the gathering of Saint Mark in April and the December lighting of the town's Christmas decorations.
February 21, 2010 new by huttongreen