Events and Festivals in Madrid


  • January 5: Cabalgata de Reyes (Procession of the Three Wise Kings)
  • January 6: Reyes Magos (Three Wise Kings Day)
  • January 17: San Anton (get your pets blessed)


  • February 3: Festival of the San Blas neiborhood
  • February 14: St. Valentine's Day


  • First Sunday of the March month: Festival of Jesus de Medinaceli (first make 3 wishes at the hermitage and then go visit the fair).
  • March 17: St. Patrick's Day (Irish craic and tapas)
  • March 19: San Jose (father’s day)


  • Semanta Santa Week
  • April 23 to May 4: Our Lady of Valverde in the Fuencarral neighbourhood


  • May 1: Labour Day. Food and music events at Casa de Campo, Madrid
  • May 2: Festival of the Autonomous Community of Madrid
  • May 15: San Isidro Labrador – festival for the patron saint of Madrid. Fairs, pilgrimages and bullfighting.


  • June 13: San Antonio de la Florida (Moncloa area). Girls pray for festival.
  • June 23 to 24: Festival of San Juan. Lots of fire play
  • June 29: San Pedro and San Pablo (Carabanchel Alto area). Fairs and fireworks.


  • First Sunday: Nuestra Senora de las Victorias (Tetuan area).
  • July 8 to 17: Virgen del Carmen (Vallecas area). 
  • July 25: Santiago (Carabanchel Bajo area) for the patron Saint of Spain.


  • August 7 and 8: San Lorenzo and San Cayetano
  • August 15: Virgen de la Paloma (La Latina, Lavapies and Las Vistillas areas). Street organs and chotis dance.


  • September 2: La Merced (Mediodia area) patron Saint Festival
  • September 5 to 13: La Melonera Arganzuela area, celebrated around the Manzanares river.
  • September 24 to 29: Fiestas de Otono, or Autumn Fair (Chamartin area).


  • October 12: Nuestra Senora del Pilar, Our Lady of El Pilar (Salamanca, Pilar and Orcasitas areas). This is a national festival.


  • November 1: All Saints' Da


  • December 6: Constitution Day
  • December 8: La Inmaculada Concepcion (Immaculate Conception)
  • December 25: Christmas Day

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