In September 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.
Check the program of the local Festival of La Minerva