Discover Alt Penedès (Barcelona, Catalonia) in English – Agenda August, 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, wine and cava festivals and other events which are unique or typical for the area and take place in August, 2013.

3 August (Saturday); 17:00
Vilafranca del Penedès (Alt Penedès, Barcelona)
Catalan Culture: Human Towers (Castells): Diada de Màrtir’s Street
Teams (colles): Xicots de Vilafranca and others
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? 4 August (Sunday)
Font-Rubí (Alt Penedès, Barcelona); in the forest bosc de Cal Maginet
Local Traditions: Hunting fairFira de Caça del Penedès

10 August (Saturday)
Vilafranca del Penedès (Alt Penedès, Barcelona); in the square plaça de la Vila
Catalan Culture: Human Towers (Castells): Diada de Cal Figarot
Cal Figarot is the club house of Castellers de Vilafranca, a team which regularly leads the rankings in Catalonia, thanks to the high difficulty level of its human towers.
Teams (colles): Castellers de Vilafranca, Minyons de l’Arboç
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10 August (Saturday); 13:00-14:00
Vilafranca del Penedès (Alt Penedès, Barcelona)
Catalan Culture: Human Towers at the Craft Beer Market (Fira de la Cervessa)
Team (colla): Xicots de Vilafranca
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? 14-17 August (Wednesday-Saturday)
Torrelavit (Alt Penedès, Barcelona)
Catalan Culture + Local Traditions: Town Festival - Festa Major de Torrelavit

15 August (Thursday)
Alt Penedès and the rest of Catalonia and Spain
Public Holiday The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary into Heaven (Assumpció de la Mare de Deu)

? 15-21 August (Thursday-Wednesday)
Vilobí del Penedès (Alt Penedès, Barcelona)
Catalan Culture + Local Traditions: Town Festival - Festa Major de Vilobí – in honour of Sant Roc

? 16-21 August (Friday-Wednesday)
Sant Quintí de Mediona (Alt Penedès, Barcelona)
Catalan Culture + Local Traditions: Town Festival - Festa Major de Sant Quintí, Sant Justí i la Mare de Déu de les Neus

17-21 August (Saturday-Wednesday)
Gelida (Alt Penedès, Barcelona)
Catalan Culture + Local Traditions: Town Festival - Festa Major de Gelida

17-18 August (Saturday-Sunday); 09:00-14:00
Sant Pau d’Ordal (Subirats, Alt Penedès, Barcelona); in the square plaça Subirats
Local Traditions + Shopping: The Ordal Peach Market  (Mercat de Pressec d’Ordal)
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24-25 August (Saturday-Sunday);09:00-14:00
Sant Pau d’Ordal (Subirats, Alt Penedès, Barcelona); in the square plaça Subirats
Local Traditions + Shopping: The Ordal Peach Market (Mercat de Pressec d’Ordal)
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29 August – 2 September (Thursday-Monday)
Vilafranca del Penedès (Alt Penedès, Barcelona)
Catalan Culture + Local Traditions: Town Festival – Festa Major de Sant Fèlix
The citizens of Vilafranca del Penedès see their town festival as the most authentic one – la més típica. For its long tradition and high level of participation, the Festa Major of Vilafranca has been listed as a Festival of Heritage Interest to the whole of Catalonia (Festa Patrimonial d’Interès Nacional) by Generalitat de Catalunya. Furthermore, it is one of the top 18 assets promoted in the tourism campaign “Barcelona is much more”.
Find here our complete 2012 program in English and here the 2012 original version in Catalan.

30 August (Friday); 12.30
Vilafranca del Penedès (Alt Penedès, Barcelona); in the square plaça de la Vila
Catalan Culture: Human Towers (Castells): Diada de Sant Fèlix (Festa Major)
The day of human towers in honour of Sant Fèlix is the most important annual casteller challenge and is known for an atmosphere which is festive and competitive at the same time.
Teams (colles): Castellers de Vilafranca, Colla Vella dels Xiquets de Valls, Minyons de Terrassa and…
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31 August (Saturday)
Vilafranca del Penedès (Alt Penedès, Barcelona); in the square plaça de la Vila
Catalan Culture: Human Towers (Castells): Diada de Sant Ramon (Festa Major)
Teams (colles): Castellers de Vilafranca, Xicots de Vilafranca, Colla Jove Xiquets de Vilafranca
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? 31 August (Saturday)
Sant Sadurní d’Anoia (Alt Penedès, Barcelona)
Family Event + Local Traditions: Children’s Day of the Phylloxera FestivalFires i festes de Sant Sadurní d’Anoia

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