Discover Alt Penedès (Barcelona, Catalonia) in English – Agenda September, 2013

Discover Vilafranca del Penedès, Sant Sadurní d’Anoia and the other parts of Alt Penedès (Catalonia, Spain). Here you will find tourist information on Catalan and Catholic traditions, popular culture, human towers (castells), festes, town festivals, cava and wine fairs and other events which are unique or typical for the area and take place in September, 2013.

(29 August) – (2 September(Thursday-Monday)
Vilafranca del Penedès (Barcelona)
Catalan Culture + Local Traditions: Town Festival – Festa Major de Sant Fèlix
Find here our complete 2012 program in English and here the 2012 original version in Catalan.

31 August – 8 September (Saturday-Sunday)
Sant Sadurní d’Anoia (Alt Penedès, Barcelona)
Local Traditions + Shopping: Fair and festival - Fires i festes de Sant Sadurní d’Anoia

? 1 September (Sunday)
Sant Llorenç d’Hortons (Alt Penedès, Barcelona)
Sports + D.O. Penedès Wine Tourism: Running competition among vineyards – 10 Kilometers – XVI Cursa entre vinyes

? 6-7 September (Friday-Saturday)
Sant Sadurní d’Anoia (Alt Penedès, Barcelona)
Catalan Culture + Local Traditions: Festa de la Fil·loxera – “the Phylloxera Festival”
A festival with music and fire spitting monsters staging the town’s victory over the phylloxera – an insect which destroyed two thirds of the vineyards in Mediterranean Europe. The infestation started in France in 1861 and reached Sant Sadurní d’Anoia in 1887. Festival held since 1981.

? 8 September (Sunday)
Olèrdola ( Barcelona)
Wine Tourism in D.O. Penedès + Local Traditions: Wine Harvest Time in Roman Olèrdola
Tastings of wine must and arrope – a sweet Roman dish based on must.

10 September (Tuesday); late evening
Vilafranca del Penedès (Alt Penedès, Barcelona); through the streets of the town center
Catalan Traditions + Local Traditions: March with torches for an independent Catalonia
With the participation of Catalan devils dancing under fire Diables de Vilafranca and the human tower builders Castellers de Vilafranca, Xicots de Vilafranca, Colla Jove dels Xiquets de Vilafranca and Falcons de Vilafranca.

11 de September (Wednesday)
Alt Penedès and the rest of Catalonia
Public holiday + Catalan Traditions: National Day of CataloniaDiada Nacional de Catalunya

11 September (Wednesday)
Vilafranca del Penedès (Alt Penedès, Barcelona); at the Lluís Companys monument in the street Rambla de la Girada
Catalan culture: Commemoration of the National Day of Catalonia - Diada nacional de Catalunya

? 11 September (Wednesday)
Vilafranca del Penedès (Alt Penedès, Barcelona); in the street Rambla de la Girada
Catalan culture: Human towers (castells): Diada de Catalunya
Team (colla): Colla Jove Xiquets de Vilafranca

11 September (Wednesday); in the evening
Vilafranca del Penedès (Alt Penedès, Barcelona); in the square plaça de la Vila
Catalan culture: Sardana dancing

? 22 September (Sunday)
Sant Cugat Sesgarrigues (Alt Penedès, Barcelona)
SportsRunning competitions - CamiKursa de la Font del Cuscó
Half Marathon, 10 Km race, “fun run” (cursa popular) and a children’s race

? 29 September (Sunday);
Sant Cugat Sesgarrigues (Alt Penedès, Barcelona)
Shopping + Local Traditions: Trade Fair and Market Ecological and environmentally friendly productsXI Fira Mediambiental del Penedès Eco Sant Cugat