IRONKIDS / IRONGIRLS 16/05/2020 - 16/05/2020
14/05/2020 10:00-12:00 Passeig Manuel Puigvert
03/10/2020 10:00-12:00 Passeig Manuel Puigvert
IRONMAN Barcelona - Calella 17/05/2020 - 17/05/2020
IRONMAN 70.3 Barcelona-Calella: 17th May 2020 Typical distances: 1.9 km swim, 90 km cycling and 21.20 km run (half marathon).
IRONMAN Barcelona-Calella: 4th October 2020 Distances: 3.8 km swim, 180 km cycling and 42.2 km run (marathon).
Sardana Festival 06/06/2020 - 07/06/2020
When: The first weekend in June.
The Calella sardana festival dates back to 1926 and is known as Catalonia’s Ancestral Sardana Festival; the oldest of its kind. Each year, sardana dancers from around the country come to Calella for this unique event, held in the wonderful setting of the Passeig de Manuel Puigvert and the Parc Dalmau, accompanied by the best cobles (sardana bands) in Catalonia.
Local Festivals 16/06/2019 - 16/06/2019
Calella has two town festivals, that of Sant Quirze and Santa Julita on the 16th June (patrons of the town) and that of Minerva, on the 23rd September, The festival of patron saints on the 16th June is also known as the “little festival”. People come out to eat in the streets and all of Calella’s various organisations play a very active part in the different events. The Festa Major de la Minerva on the 23rd September is the “big festival”. It has a bit of everything: the call to the festa major, the giants’ parade, the dance of the pubilla (the girl in traditional costume), outdoor bars for the young people, concerts and more.
SANT JOAN FESTIVAL 23/06/2020 - 23/06/2020
Since ancient times, we welcome the summer solstice with celebrations of fire. We light bonfires the shortest night of the year in honour of the sun and to ward off evil spirits, and it is common to get rid of old furniture and unwanted items as a symbol of life renovation and purification. Saint John's Eve is a magical night where the city dresses in its best to celebrate the official beginning of summer, with fireworks, sparklers and dancing until sunrise.
Oktoberfest Calella 03/10/2020 - 17/10/2020
The festival kicks off with the ceremony of the opening of the barrel in a venue decorated in the purest Bavarian style with furniture specially brought over from Munich and bands from all over Europe playing every night. Some of these bands are made up of more than sixty musicians in traditional costume. When it comes to the beer, on average more than 40,000 litres are drunk during the three weeks of the festival. The very best traditional German cuisine is also on offer, such as bratwurst, kartoffelsalat, schnitzel and much more.