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DECEMBER
Slovenia
MAY
07 - 11
22 - 24 24 – 08 June
Blair Atholl : Glenfiddich Fiddle Festival showing 8 of Scotland’s finest traditional musicians www. glennfiddich.com
FESTIVE EVENTS and markets throughout Scotland www.visitscotland.com
Marina Portorož Yacht Club : Internautica International Boat Show www. internautica.net Cerkno - 19th Jazz International Festival www. jazzcerkno.si
Bohinj : 8th International Wild Flower Festival
Guided botanical tours showing the vast array of plants and flowers in different settings, as well as craft markets, exhibitions, concerts and workshops. www.bohinj.si
Idrija : 33rd Lace Festival The town literally breathes the lace making tradition during the festival
Ljubljana : Summer Festival - established over 50 years ago. www.ljubljanafestival.si/en/ Ljubljana :54th Jazz Festival a connoisseur’s choice of music and offers an exciting insight into creativity in contemporary jazz.
Ljubljana: The Ana Desetnica international street theatre festival will bring together a large number of street artistes, clowns, circus performers, jugglers, tightrope walkers, fire-eaters, musicians, “provocateurs”, dancers and actors.
Koper :Mediterranean International Folklore
11 - 18 09 - 11
09 - 11 10 - 19
15 - 24
JUNE
15
Tbc .26 – 05 Jul
JULY
01 - 12 02 - 06
04 - 06
Jerez : The Feria del Caballo The most important equine heritage event in Spain. Superior displays of horsemanship, bullfights and flamenco Ibiza : Medieval Fair Craft markets, wizards, witches, puppets, jugglers, jesters, knights, princesses, princes, dragons, falconry, artists and craftsmen, as well...
Montmeló, Barcelona : The Spanish Formula 1 Grand Prix Madrid : The Fair de San Isidro Madrid’s largest fiesta, offers the chance to don traditional castizo finery, feast on delicacies, soak up flamenco, zarzuelas and Latin celebrations
Seville : International Puppet Festival for both adults and children. The best national and international companies perform
Castrillo de Murcia : El Colacho The Baby-Jumping Festival. Since 1620 the town celebrated Corpus Christi with a bizarre event, grown men dressed as the Devil leaping over a row of babies
Cartagena 8 : La Mar de Músicas (Sea of Music) Festival, one of the best festivals of global sounds in Europe Barcelona: Festival of Song - Festival also presents public concerts with well known singers, pianists and guitarists. www.barcelonafestivalofsong.com
Córdoba Gran Teatro : International Guitar Festival
www guitarracordoba.com Madrid : Gay Pride Celebrations The main event is the carnival-style parade through the city which ends with a huge party. Penedès, Barcelona : VIJAZZ innovative festival that combines the world of wine with jazz music www.vijazzpenedes.com
JUNE
20 – 22
JULY
01 - 01 02 - 05
02 – 05
02 – 06 29 – 30
Sept
Festival www.drustvo-val.si www.miff.si AugustLjubljana :The Trnfest, an international summer in
the fields of music, theatre, dance, film, fine art, visual art and photography. At the end of August, the Trnfest festival will be rounded off by the international street festival
Maribor :The International puppet festival	www. lg-mb.si Radovljica: Avsenik 2013 Festival of Slovenian popular folk music
06 - 14
AUGUST
04 - 31 09 - 16 21 – 31
27
September
10 - 15(tbc) 19 - 27 20 - 22
26 - 18 Oct
OCTOBER
03 - 06 12
NOVEMBER
01
Festival Pamplona : Encierro: Fiesta de San Fermín - The Bull Run, is conducted along an 800m stretch of the town’s streets towards the bullring. www. bullrunpamplona.com
Santander : International festival - music, dance and theatre throughout July and August. www. festivalsantander.com Malaga : Feria de Malaga	The biggest party in town with fancy dress, exotic food and dance, and fireworks www.andalucia.com/festival/malaga-feria Requena : La Fiesta de la Vendimia: A water fight to celebrate the beginning of the grape harvest. Residents beseech for water needed for the next harvest www.fiestasvendimiarequena.com
Buñol, Valencia : La Tomatina The origins of this annual mass tomato battle date back to a fight amongst children in 1945. Every year 30,000 residents and visitors in this tiny village turn out for the largest tomato fight on the planet. There is a monumental 125,000-kilo arsenal of ripe fruit. www. tomatina.es
Cádiz- Fiesta de la Vendimia (Harvest Festival) includes flamenco festival, wine harvest festival, horse jumping events etc. www.turismojerez.com San Sebastián : International Film Festival one of the most prestigious and internationally recognised in Spain. www.sansebastianfestival.com
Sitges - Santa Tecla Fiesta. Giants, music, fire and popular traditions and major parade as the closing event characters dressed up as devils and dragons, carrying fire. Another much-awaited moment is the spectacular exhibition of castellers or human castles, which reach up to nine tiers high. Barcelona International Comedy Festival Organisers claim it is the first multilingual comedy festival in the world. www.barcelonacomedyfestival. com
Benidorm : The Moors and Christians Festival One of the major celebrations in Alicante’s calendar, a mixture of religion, history and street carnival. Spain : National Day
AUGUST
02 - 01 Sept 23 – 25
SEPTEMBER
04 – 14 04– 07 (TBC)
19 - 28
OCTOBER
17 19
26
NOVEMBER
06 - 17
Spain
MAY
05 – 25
Maribor Festival :17 concerts of the main festival programme and 3 accompanying concerts will be performed by over 200 musicians from all over the globe
Kamnik :Days of national costumes Traditional procession under the Alps. More than 2000 different ethnic costumes from all Slovenian provinces, joined by guests from Croatia, Hungary, Austria and Italy, www.kamnik-tourism.si
Maribor : Festival of the Old Vine Concerts, wine tasting, traditional Slovenian food sampling and the Old Vine grape-gathering ceremony. www.maribor- pohorje.si
Ljubljana 11th Salsa Power Festival learn salsa from scratch or improve their skills Ljubljana :marathon
Ljubljana : LIFFE 24rth International Film Festival
Contemporary films from around the world, www. liffe.si
Tarragona: Tàrraco Viva Festival celebrating this international cultural festival dedicated to and specialising in the history of the Roman period. www.tarracoviva.com
05 - 24 Aug(tbc)Madrid : Titirilandia International Puppet Theatre
Cadiz : All Saints Day
A colourful celebration in Cadiz, with beautifully decorated market stalls,
often depicting current events, lining the streets.
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