Sanlúcar de Barrameda has many and various enjoyable which are well attended and participated in by the public. Numerous circumstances, such as the renowed sociability of our inhabitants, 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. In short, these are unique popular festivals which the locals are always proud to share with visitors.
Carnival from 28th february to 15th march
Of note is a lively, let it all hang out cavalcade of floats which ends in a huge public party in the town square, La Plaza de Cabildo.
Holy Week from 4th to 11th april
The moving baroque imagenry, together with the rich artistic and decorative patrimony of the ancient Brotherhoods of Sanlúcar, as well as the bewitching surroundings which the town lends the processions, are the principal ingredients of the Week of the Passion in Sanlúcar. Declared a festival of national tourist interest in Andalusia.
The Manzanilla Fair
Flamenco music, a friendly welcome for visitors and the special cuisine, with 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.
After the traditional procession by the Brotherhood of Sanlúcar, 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
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, on the ve of the procession.
The "Tapa" Fair
An excellent opportunity to try the different specialities of the rich and varied cuisine of Sanlúcar, in which one also gets to enjoy the agreeable sociable ambience which constitutes the Tapa tradition.