San Fermín, the Running of the Bulls Pamplona, Navarra

Festivals in Spain in July


In Spain in July it’s the time of the celebrations that the writer Ernest Hemingway made famous all over the world: San Fermín, the Running of the Bulls. 25 July is another key date on this month’s festival calendar: this is when the Fiestas de Santiago Apóstol fill the streets of the city of Santiago de Compostela with music, shows, and cultural events. Music is also at the heart of one of the summer’s most popular events, the Festival Internacional do Mundo Celta (or Celtic World Festival) in Ortigueira. And during the month of July, you can also enjoy the vibrantly colourful Moors and Christians parades in Villajoyosa and Orihuela, as well as numerous gastronomic festivals.Here you can see some of the festivals that usually take place in Spain in July: