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Wednesday 23rd of January 2019

Everything tagged with Festivals


Diwali, or the “Festival of Lights”, is the celebration of the New Year in Hindu culture. This month, it will be celebrated in the barrio of Lavapiés, and is open to everyone.

Veranos de la Villa

Plenty of time remains to enjoy Veranos de la Villa, with activities taking place throughout August.

Festival de Verano de la Sierra Madrileña

Escape the city heat this month and head to El Escorial for this entertainment spectacular.

Titirilandia 2012

Set in the oasis of the Retiro, this puppet theatre festival is a Madrid summer classic, and a must-do for children living in or just visiting the capital.

DCODE Festival

The University campus of Complutense is the place to be on the 14 and 15 September, when the second annual DCODE Festival brings some great performers to the city.

En Vivo Festival

With the first two editions of the Festival having taken place in Getafe, this year the venue moves to Rivas Vaciamadrid, with the action taking place from Thursday 27 to Saturday 29 September.

YouFest—the festival of the YouTube generation

YouFest promises two days of live music, projections, conferences and extreme sports, divided between the Matadero and La Riviera, on Friday 28 and Saturday 29 September.

International Short Film Festival at La Boca del Lobo

The 15th annual festival internacional de cortometrajes will take place at cultural centre (and bar) La Boca del Lobo.


From 17-28 Oct, the neighbourhood of Lavapiés will be showing off its culinary specialities in a wonderfully-named tapas crawl, Tapapiés.

5th festival de cine italiano de Madrid

Seeing the world through other European camera lenses once again becomes possible as the 5th festival de cine italiano de Madrid (5th Festival of Italian Film) returns to the city.

XII Semana de la ciencia

The 12th edition of Madrid’s science week takes place this month. In numbers, there will be more than 400 participating institutions and 2,000 scientists involved in 900 free activities.

Madrid Gastrofestival

Organised by the Madrid Visitors & Convention Bureau in collaboration with Madrid Fusión, the city’s fourth annual Gastrofestival offers an array of activities and culinary experiences, along with the

Independent Design Festival

Tired of fighting through the crowded aisles of the stores on Gran Vía? Are you looking to purchase something less mass-market?

Madrid es Negro Festival

Enlace Funk magazine and Club Maderfaker present this festival of black music, now celebrating its third anniversary.

Ellas Crean Festival

International Women’s Day takes place on 8 March, and you can celebrate by attending Ellas Crean, a festival of artistic and academic expression created by women, for women.

Feria de San Isidro

The whole of the Comunidad de Madrid goes into party mode during this holiday, named after the patron saint of the city, San Isidro.

Eurovision Song Contest

Europe’s favourite TV show is back, with all eyes on the contestants from 39 different countries competing for the title at the Eurovision Song Contest.

Fiestas de 2 Mayo

As always, Madrid kicks off May with its annual “Fiestas del 2 de Mayo”, a time to commemorate the past with celebrations throughout the entire Comunidad.


Experience the underground culture of Madrid at MULAFEST—a unique festival celebrating the urban trends of the city.

A fantastically terrible festival

Nocturna, festival of gore, fantasy and cult cinema brings us a plethora of classic cult movies along with a few recent gems like Terry Gilliam's The Zero Theorem, starring Christopher Waltz as an

FestiBal con 'B' de Bici

Saddle up for Madrid's biannual bike fest at the Matadero this Saturday.


The third edition of Festival Transmissions, dedicated to musical documentaries, will be celebrated for the first time in Madrid this mont

Vogue Fashion Night Out

If you are into fashion then head over to the Salamanca district this Thursday evening.


Funky Madrid barrio Lavapiés is hosting the fourth edition of Tapapiés, a gastronomic and musical extravaganza which plays out over ten days and offers 90 tapas from 21 countries and 13 Spanish provin

Beer Hug

Madrid Beer Week runs from the November 21 through till 30 and features activities in over twenty establishments throughout the greater Madrid area.

Dancing with Dogs

This FREE festival takes place in an equestrian centre in the beautiful countryside at the foot of Madrid's northern sierra.