Big festivals and major events on the Costa Daurada: Autumn
What's on in autumn on the Costa Daurada
By Xavier Amat|
September 21-25 Mother of God of Mercy Fiesta in Reus Saint Peter is the patron saint of Reus, and the Mother of God of Mercy is his female counterpart. She also has a great festival in her honour. It's considered to be 'Reus's little festival'. The September 24 sees the celebration of the Torch Rosary Parade, which winds its way from Plaça de la Pastoreta to the sanctuary. There are a number of masses said at the sanctuary on the 25th, with the main mass at 11am. The festive groups also head for the sanctuary and a dance is held outside it. In the afternoon there are traditional dances, human tower building exhibitions and the traditional Dance of the Demons.
September 24-29 Festa Major of Sant Miquel in Mont-roig del Camp Concerts, sporting competitions, exhibitions, activities for children... the Festa Major of Sant Miquel brings some 50 activities to Mont-roig and begins with the traditional official opening speech.
September 25 Classic Car Rally, Costa Daurada (Salou) Classic cars run through the municipalities of La Pineda, Salou and Cambrils, and along the Passeig de Jaume I in Salou they park so the public can stroll along and admire these authentic jewels of motorsport. At noon there are awards on the same street.
September 25-27 Terrània, International Festival of Ceramics in Montblanc One of the things Terrània sets out to do is to help people discover artistic and decorative ceramics, a type that's still not well-known in Catalonia where ceramics are normally associated with traditional uses (household utensils, for example). That's why this festival aims to show off high-quality pieces, technical demonstrations of the pottery wheel, modelling and raku, as well as a spectacular show of how to fire up the ceramics.
October 11-12 Clickània - Playmobil Festival in Montblanc This is an enormous exhibition of these famous toys in the shape of themed dioramas, including medieval, pirate, western, circus, playground and Egyptian scenes. There is also a competition of dioramas, and a multimedia space in which visitors can play with Playmobil on computers.
October 11-12 Wind Festival in Pla de Santa Maria On one hand, the Wind Festival features a number of multisector stalls, like many other fairs around the country. But on the other hand, the festival sees a gathering of ultralight aircraft, paramotors, sailcars and model aircraft. This is therefore an essential event for fans of these devices, and you can also enjoy a popular fashion show and a concentration of Harley Davidson motorbikes.
October 13-16 RallyRACC Catalunya-Costa Daurada If you're a petrol head, a good time to visit the lands of Tarragona is during the RallyRACC Catalunya-Costa Daurada. And if you're too lazy to get out and watch the race from one of the bends on one of the mountain roads, you can catch a special race that's been held in Salou for the last two seasons. The drivers go full-speed down Passeig de Jaume I and adjacent streets, and you can be within touching distance! And as a special bonus, Slou is putting on a 'Tapas Rally' around town on the same dates.
14 to 16 October 7th Wine and Food Fair in Cambrils Held in Parc del Pescador, the Wine and Food Fair in Cambrils features tastings of DO Catalonia wines, guided tastings, food tastings organised by the town’s best restaurants, the sale of local products, activities for kids, and live music.
Around October 15 Santa Teresa Fair in Vendrell This multisectorial fair takes place in different locations in Vendrell, and includes the Mostraví wine show, the Jornades Gastronòmiques gastronomy exhibition, a ceramics fair and an international beer show, all of which are biannual events. During the same days, there are activities for all ages, parades and a human tower building day.
October 23-25 Cos, International Movement and Gestural Theatre Festival in Reus The capital of the Baix Camp is filled with bodies and objects in movement during this festival, which attracts both national and international groups who debut their new shows here.
October 24-25 Vila-seca Street Music Fair @ Ars Santa Mònica This professional-music fair combines emerging artists, programmers and other professionals in the sector.
The last Saturday in October White Wine Festival in Scala Dei A showcase for wines from Morera de Montsant. The aim of this festival is to celebrate the recovery of the old white-wine-production methods used by the town’s family wineries. For additional information, contact Morera de Montsant Town Hall on 97 782 71 12.
October 28-29 Rally Costa Daurada Legend This rally is a test of speed and reliability for iconic rally cars from the '70s, '80s and '90s on legendary stretches of road.
December 3-8 Spanish Open in Salou Fans of ballroom dancing and dance sport shouldn't miss this international competition that sees the participation of the top couples from around the world and takes place in the municipal sports pavilion in Salou coinciding with the Spanish holiday period at the beginning of December. There are different categories of competition featuring vibrant rhythms and seemingly impossible dance moves.