Octubre Romano, Carmona: October 2nd-31st
This October, the town of Carmona near Seville will be celebrating its Roman heritage with Octubre Romano, featuring guided visits, exhibitions, and cultural activities.
Festa do Marisco, O Grove: October 3rd-12th
The famous O Grove Seafood Festival in Galicia is back this year and lasts for a whole 10 days. Seafood fans will love the range of events from cooking demonstrations and competitions to plenty of stalls where you can stock up on fresh products.
Fiestas del Pilar, Zaragoza: October 9th-17th
Zaragoza’s main event of the year, the Fiestas del Pilar will be taking place in October, albeit with some changes. As usual, there will be lots of acts, concerts, and food, but many events will be ticketed and have limited capacity. Some traditional parts of the festival have been cancelled, while others such as the ofrenda de flores (offering of the flowers) have been adapted so that they’re Covid safe.
Feria y Fiestas de San Lucas de Jaén 2021: October 9th-19th
Jaén’s main festival of San Lucas will take place from October 9th-19th this year, although places will be limited. Casetas can be accessed with a QR code and for those who can’t attend, many of the events will be broadcast online.
Feria de San Lucas, Jaén. Photo: Rlinx / Wikimedia Commons
Patios de Otoño de Córdoba 2021: October 16th-17th & 23rd-24th
Córdoba’s Autumn Patios Festival will finally be held over two weekends in October (the main event is held in May each year). These weekends will coincide with the Festival Flora and the Día de San Rafael. Once again residents will decorate and open up their gardens and patios so that visitors can admire the city’s hidden beauty.
Barcelona Jazz Festival: October 20th 2021 – March 3rd 2022
Barcelona’s Jazz Festival starts this October and has concerts on all the way up until March 2022. Tickets for each concert is sold separately and will be showing at different venues around the city. Some of the acts taking place in October include Maria del Mar Bonet & Big Band Begues, Melissa Aldana Quartet, and the Chris Potter Trio.
SanSan Festival 2021, Benicàssim: October 29th-31st
The SanSan Festival in Benicàssim is back again with a great lineup of artists this October from Dorian and Love of Lesbian to La M.O.D.A. Tickets are available for each of the days.
Moros y Cristianos, Valencia and Alicante provinces: October various
The Valencia region’s famous Moros and Cristianos parades will take place in various towns throughout October. The festivals commemorate the battles between the Moors and the Christians during the Reconquista period from the 8th to the 15th century. Click here to find out which towns will be holding their festivals and when.