Festa Majors in Maresme

Festa Majors in Maresme are great cultural and festive events. and pretty much every town or village in Maresme celebrates one.  Festa Majors in Maresme hold immense importance in preserving cultural heritage, fostering community spirit, and celebrating a town’s unique characteristics. They serve as a reminder of the past while contributing to the vibrancy and cohesion of present-day communities. Many Festa Majors in Maresme are associated with religious celebrations honouring the patron saint of the town or region. These religious elements add spiritual significance to the festivities, and they often include processions, religious ceremonies, and other devotional practices. The influx of visitors boosts the local economy, benefiting businesses such as restaurants, hotels, artisans, and traders who set up stalls during the festival. The events bring people together, fostering a sense of unity and camaraderie within the community. Residents actively participate in organising and participating in various activities and events, strengthening social bonds and promoting a sense of belonging. They are also  an essential means of passing on traditions and cultural practices to younger generations. In a rapidly changing world, these festivals help keep local customs alive and relevant, ensuring they are not lost to time. Families who have moved out from their hometowns often return just to celebrate the Festa Majors in Maresme which are generally marked by different gastronomic offerings, parades, firework displays, sports competitions, different activities, workshops, music, theatre and dance.

palm tree lined street filled with people

January

Festa Major d’hivern d’Argentona

The winter Festa Major for Argentona takes place in the second week of January. For more information check out their website.

Festa Major d’hivern de Sant Vicenç de Montalt

The winter Festa Major for Sant Vicenç de Montalt occurs in mid to late January. For the most up-to-date information look at their website.

Festa Major of Sant Pau de Sant Pol de Mar

The Sant Pau Festa Major for Sant Pol de Mar takes place on the weekend closest to January 25th. For up-to-date information look at the Sant Pol website.

Festa Major of Sant Vicenç de Cabrera de Mar

This Festa Major of Cabrera de Mar takes place the weekend closest to January 22nd. The most up-to-date information is on the town’s website.

 

February

Festa Major d’hivern de Premià de Mar

The February winter festival for Premià de Mar coincides with the weekend of Carnestoltes. The Festa Major’s website has the most up-to-date information.

Festa Major Premia de Mar

people celebrating together

April

Festa Major of Sant Jordi de Montgat

This Festa Major takes place around April 23rd. For up-to-date information look at the town’s website.

Festa Major petita de Palafolls

This small Festa Major celebrating the arrival of Spring takes place in early April. For up-to-date information look at the town’s website.

Festa Major dels Sant Màrtirs de Vilassar de Dalt

The Festa Major which takes place at the end of April welcomes the return of good weather. For up-to-date information look at the town’s website.

 

May

Festa Major of the Santa Creu de Cabrils

This Festa Major takes place around May 3rd. For up-to-date information look at the town’s website.

 

June

Festa Major of Sant Antoni de Tiana

The Festa Major of Sant Antoni de Tiana takes place around June 13th. For up-to-date information look at the town’s website.

Festa Major de Sant Quirze i Sta. Julita de Calella

This Festa Major takes place around June 16th.  For up-to-date information look at the town’s website.

Festa Major of Sant Joan de Montgat

The Festa Major of Sant Joan de Montgat takes place in the middle of June. TFor up-to-date information look at the town’s website.

Festa Major of Sant Joan de Vilassar de Mar

This Festa Major of Sant Joan in Vilassar de Mar takes place the closest weekend to the 23rd and 24th of June. For up-to-date information look at the town’s website.

Festa Major de Premià de Dalt

Premià de Dalt’s Festa Major takes place towards the end of June. For up-to-date information look at the town’s website.

Festa Major of Sant Pere de El Masnou

The Festa Major of Sant Pere de El Masnou takes place around June 29th. For up-to-date information look at the town’s website.

Festa Major of Sant Pere i Sant Pau a Canet de Mar

This Festa Major takes place at the end of June. For up-to-date information look at the town’s website.

 

June 2024 Poster for Festa Major De Sant Joan Vilassar de Mar

July

Festa Major Sant Zenon de Arenys de Mar

The Festa Major for d’Arenys de Mar takes place in early July. For up-to-date information look at the town’s website.

Festa Major of Premià de Mar 

The Festa Major of Premià de Mar takes place the weekend closest to July 10th and lasts five days. For up-to-date information look at the town’s website. 

Festa Major of the Minerva of Sant Andreu de Llavaneres

This Festa Major takes place in early and mid-July. For up-to-date information look at the town’s website.

Festa Major of Sant Jaume de Sant Pol de Mar

This Festa Major is celebrated on the weekend closest to the 25th July. For up-to-date information look at the town’s website.

Les Santes de Mataró

This Festa Major takes place mid to late July. For up-to-date information look at the town’s website.

Festa Major of Sant Feliu de Alella

This Festa Major takes place in late July. For up-to-date information look at the town’s website.

Festa Major of Sant Feliu (Emplaça’t) of Cabrera de Mar

The Festa Major takes place in late July. For up-to-date information look at the town’s website.

Festa Major of Sant Nin and Sant Non de Orrius

This Festa Major takes place on the last weekend of July. For up-to-date information look at the town’s website.

 

August 2024 Poster for Festa Major d’estiu of Sant Vicenç de Montalt

August

Festa Major of Sant Iscle de Vallalta

The Festa Major in Vallalta is celebrated over the weekend closest to August 1st. For up-to-date information look at the town’s website.

Festa Major d’estiu of Sant Vicenç de Montalt

The summer Festa Major of Sant Vicenç de Montalt takes place around August 15th. For up-to-date information look at the town’s website.

Festa Major of Canyamars de Dosrius 

This Festa Major takes place during the first week of August, from Thursday to Sunday. For up-to-date information look at the town’s website.

Festa Major of Sant Domingo d’Argentona 

The Festa Major of Sant Domingo d’Argentona takes place around the 4th August. For up-to-date information look at the town’s website.

Festa Major of Can Massuet de Dosrius

This Festa Major takes place during the second week of August, from Thursday to Sunday. For up-to-date information look at the town’s website.

Festa Major of Santa Susanna

This Festa Major takes place in early August. For up-to-date information look at the town’s website.

Festa Major of Sant Roc de Malgrat de Mar

This Festa Major is celebrated around the 16th August. For up-to-date information look at the town’s website.

Festa Major of Sant Roc d’Arenys de Mar

This Festa Major is also celebrated around the 16th August. For up-to-date information look at the town’s website.

Festa Major of Santa Helena de Cabrils

This Festa Major takes place around the 18th August. For up-to-date information look at the town’s website.

Festa Major of Santa Elena de Cabrera de Mar 

This Festa Major takes place in mid-August. For up-to-date information look at the town’s website. 

Festa Major of the Sants Genís of Vilassar de Dalt 

This Festa Major takes place in late August. For up-to-date information look at the town’s website.

Festa Major of Sant Genís de Palafolls 

This Festa Major takes place in late August. For up-to-date information look at the town’s website.

Festa Major of Tordera 

The Festa Major in Tordera is celebrated in late August. For up-to-date information look at the town’s website. 

Festa Major of Sant Bartomeu de Pineda de Mar 

The Festa Major of Sant Bartomeu de Pineda de Mar takes place at the end of August. For up-to-date information look at the town’s website.

Festival d’Estiu de Dosrius

This summer Festa Major is celebrated the weekend closest to the 1st September. For up-to-date information look at the town’s website.

 

September

Festa Major of Caldes d’Estrac

The Festa Major in Caldes d’Estrac is celebrated around the 8th September. For up-to-date information look at the town’s website.

Festa Major petita de Canet de Mar

This small Festa major takes place in early September. For up-to-date information look at the town’s website.

Sant Cebrià of Tiana Major Festival

This Festa Major is celebrated around the 16th September. For up-to-date information look at the town’s website.

Festa Major Petita de Sant Cebrià de Vallalt

This small Festa Major takes place in mid to late September. For up-to-date information look at the town’s website.

Festa Major de la Minerva de Calella

This Festa Major takes place in mid to late September. For up-to-date information look at the town’s website.

Festa Major of Sant Cebrià de Vallalta

This Festa Major is celebrated during the last week of September. For up-to-date information look at the town’s website.

firework show on beach with crowd

Onlookers watch a firework show

November

Festa Major of Teià

The Festa Major of Teià celebrated around the 11th November. For up-to-date information look at the town’s website.

Festa Major of Sant Martí de Arenys de Munt

This Festa Major is also celebrated around the 11th November. For up-to-date information look at the town’s website.

Festa Major of Sant Andreu de Orrius

This Festa Major takes place in late November. For up-to-date information look at the town’s website. 

Festa Major d’hivern de Dosrius

This winter festival is celebrated in late November. For up-to-date information look at the town’s website.

Winter Festival of Sant Andreu de Llavaneres

This winter Festa Major takes place in late November. For up-to-date information look at the town’s website.

 

December

Festa Major of Sant Nicolau de Malgrat de Mar

This Festa Major takes place in early December. For up-to-date information look at the town’s website.

Festa Major of Santa Llúcia de Caldes d’Estrac

This Festa Major takes place in mid-December. For up-to-date information look at the town’s website.

Enjoy your Festa Majors in Maresme!