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Sitges Carnival 2020
February 20 - February 26
Sitges Carnival 2020
What is happening this year?
Sitges loves a party, and there’s no better party than Carnival, Sitges’ celebrating of Mardi Gras. Across Spain this celebration is about having some fun before the forty days of Lent. Sitges takes this to heart with a week-long festival that is the most spectacular in Europe. It is considered one of the best in the world.
Two hundred fifty thousand people will take part in turning this winter week piping hot. Expect amazing costumes, incredible floats, pumping music, food, drink, and much, much more.
The first event is the arrival of the King of the Carnival on Fat Tuesday, 20 February. Other parades include the Rua de la Disbauxa, or The Debauchery Parade. This is where around forty floats and over 2,000 participants put on a no-holds-barred show. The clubs and bars of Sitges have a packed calendar of special events to keep the party going after dawn each day. The Killing of the King is also spectacular with fabulous widows and drag queens mourning the death of the soul of the party.
While some of the offerings are not PG, there is more than enough family-friendly fun and colour though this time to keep all ages and sensibilities entertained. The bed races through town is a favourite with kids of all ages and is guaranteed to have the whole family giggling.
There are concerts for all ages, special meals, workshops, dances and so much more. Children love the colour and energy that spills all over town. It is impossible to not get caught up in the occasion.
The festivities wrap up on Ash Wednesday, 26 February with the traditional Burial of the Sardine to symbolise the beginning of Lent’s sacrifices.
For a full programme of events click here
Where to stay
The week gets busy so don’t forget to book your accommodation as soon as possible. We recommend calling your friends and families and booking into one of our villas. We have some fabulous villas that are only a walk from town and all the action. But they are far enough away that you won’t get woken up from your beauty sleep when you need it. We have a written about our top villas for Carnival week here or for our full list of villas, click here.