Local Festival of La Minerva

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Local Festival of La Minerva

September is a month of contrasts. We leave behind the long summer days, heat and improvised rhythms to start enjoying the first lights of autumn. The routine is back in motion, but the people of Calella, far from staying at home, take advantage of the good weather to go out on the street, spend good times and savour all Calella has to offer. And September is full of festivities!

The city prepares to live an intense month of performances, concerts and traditional events. And when it arrives on September 23rd, it's a big party in the city. The Festival of La Minerva begins! Three intense days of culture, folklore and tradition in a party full of activities for the whole family.

In the Town Hall Square you can see the dance de la Llopa (a figure that is an identity symbol of the city) and the dance of the giants of the city, Quirze and Minerva. They are always accompanied by the Mastegamosques, the big head of Calella that opens the way to the parades. The sound of traditional instruments captivates young and old, all fascinated with its elegance dance. The streets and squares of the city are filled with emotion during the “diada castellera” (human castles day), which brings together groups from all over the territory. And at dusk, the festival of light, gunpowder and colour begins with the celebration of the “correfoc”. You will see dragons and devils jumping among the sparks and dancing between bangers and firecrackers; prepare to enjoy one of the most magical traditional celebrations of the Catalan people.

In the tent of the beach, do not miss the traditional Homemade Dishes Show, where you will discover the best recipes of our homemade cuisine. And every night the “barracas” swarm with partying and fun, with the music of the best alternative groups on the scene. Finally, Calellenses and visitors share the last moments under the light of a fireworks show on the beach Garbí. Our local festival is bid farewell until next year!


  • Interpretation of the Dance of la Llopa and the Dance of the giants of the city.
  • Traditional entourage of the Giants and Grallers of Calella accompanying the authorities.
  • "Diada castellera" (the castellers or human castles).
  • Homemade Dishes Show.
  • "Correfoc".
  • Fireworks.


  • Dates: From September 20 to 23, 2019
  • Place: Different places in the city
  • Hours: Check program
  • Prices: Free

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