Bonfire on the beach

Roquetas de Mar - Festivals

Festivals


The wide dispersion in population centers allows Roquetas de Mar to enjoy festivals practically throughout the year, although the most traditional festivals are those of the Virgen of Carmel in Aguadulce, Saint Anne in El Puerto and the Virgin of the Rosary in the center of Roquetas de Mar. We must also highlight Saint John night in June and Las Moragas in December, when thousands of people enjoy the numerous bonfires that are lit all along the coast.
 

Three Wise Men

 

On January 5 there are usually several cavalcades organized in the different areas of the municipality.
 
 
 

Carnival

 

Party that gain more and more roots and tradition every year.
 
 
 

Holy Week

 

In recent years, a great number of fraternities have proliferated, giving the Holy Week celebrations a great appeal to people of many faiths.
 
 
 

Saint Mark

 

April 25. It is another very traditional festival in Roquetas de Mar. This day a mass is celebrated in honor of Saint Mark and later a procession is held.
 
 
 

Saint John Night

 

The night of June 23 Roquetas de Mar lights up with numerous bonfires.
 
 
 

Virgin of Carmel

 

July 16. It is a very popular festival with a full program of activities for everyone.
 
 
 

Saint Anne

 

July 26. A festival with an excellent program full of events for all audiences: sports, workshops, shows, concerts, cucañas, fireworks, etc. It was declared a Festival of National Tourist Interest in Andalusia.
 
 
 

Virgin of the Rosary

 

October 7. The procession of the Virgin of the Rosary festival has become one of the most traditional religious events and is always eagerly anticipated by the inhabitants of Roquetas de Mar.
 
 
 

Moragas Day

 

December 29. It is a party similar to Saint John Night, although it is more linked to the fishing sector of the municipality. On this day, thousands of bonfires are lit again to enjoy the grilled fish, among other local delicacies.
 
 
 

Other outstanding festivals

 
Saint Isidore the Farmer (May 15 - El Parador).

Saint Anthony (June 13 - Los Cortijos de Marín).

Saint John (June 24 - 200 Viviendas).

Holy Virgin of the Sea (July 6 - Las Marinas).

Virgin Mary of the Mother Church (August 4 - El Solanillo).

Saint Cajetan (August 7 - La Cañailla).

Virgin of the Winds (August 15 - Urbanization of Roquetas de Mar).

Our Lady of Lourdes (September 7 - La Gloria).

Maria's heart (September 15 - Las Losas).