Events and Festivals in Logrono
Logrono celebrates two festivals annually; Fiesta de San Mateo and Fiestas de San Bernabé.
- Fiesta de San Mateo (grape harvest festival): Logrono is a city known for its wine produce. The city gathers for a grape-crushing ceremony and celebrates the Fiesta de San Mateo with great pomp and show. During this wine festival, fresh wine is consumed in large quantities. The Fiesta de San Mateo follows the tradition of the Grapes being crushed by feet. The celebrations of this festival include local sports events, the traditional bull fight, a colorful parade with a variety of shows, music performances, international fireworks contest, the traditional hand-ball game and more. Fiesta de San Mateo is celebrated in the week around the 21st of September, every year.
- Fiestas de San Bernabé (patron saint of the city): Fiestas de San Bernabé is a Spanish festival that actually celebrates the French defeat in 1521. As during the French invasion most people survived off fish they had caught in the river, the festival gives out a free fish to the people gathered in celebration. Wine is also offered in commemoration of the victory. The festival of San Bernabe is celebrated with a lot of wine and food. Food stalls are set up on the street that sells delectable food with wine. People gather with friends and family, dress up in traditional Rioja costumes and dance to the music of bands that march along the streets during the festival. Fiestas de San Bernabé is celebrated on the 11th of June every year.
- Actual Festival: This is an art film and music festival celebrates during the 1st week of January. Logrono has been celebrating the Actual festival since 1991.
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