San Lúcar de Barrameda has many popular festivals greatly influenced by our wonderful southern climate, and the influx of multiple cultural experiences due to Sanlúcar’s maritime character, have bought these activities into being over the years.
Carnival from 28th february to 15th march
Holy Week from 4th to 11th april. Declared a festival of national tourist interest in Andalusia.
The Manzanilla Fair , its fried fish and sea food, are the principal hallmarks of this popular fiesta. Manzanilla, our local wine, is the hostess of this intimate festival, with its unique location on the Guadalquivir river mouth.
Rocio Pilgrimage, the festive spirit grips the popular Bajo de Guía district while the Brotherhoods of the province of Cádiz wait their turns to cross the Guadalquivir river on their pilgrimage to Rocío.
The Patroness Festival on it the image of Our Lady of Charity, Patroness of Sanlúcar, is taken in solemn procession through the streets of Sanlúcar. At the Cardinal points of the route She marches over rich, colourful, mosaic carpets made by hundreds of local children, using coloured salt crystals.
The “Tapa” Fair, in which one also gets to enjoy the agreeable sociable ambience which constitutes the Tapa tradition.