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Festival in San Sebastian in July..True or False?

Travel Forums Europe Festival in San Sebastian in July..True or False?

1. Posted by summerkngt (Budding Member 26 posts) 9y

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A freind of mine said he was lucky enough to arrive in San Sebastian at the beginning of a festival, which was some time in July. He said it was an amazing party scene for about 3 days straight. Does anyone know which festival this is, and what date it starts? I will be going to San Sebastian in July anyway, but am considering going when this festival is on!

2. Posted by Adavant (Budding Member 31 posts) 9y

There are two festivals in July..
The first is the internation theatre festival the 11th-15July
The second is the international Jazz festival 21st to the 26th..

Bob Dylan is performing on the 11th of July as well.
Check out this website for more information www.ihspain.com/san-sebastian/what.html

3. Posted by aitor (Full Member 102 posts) 9y

Quoting Adavant

Bob Dylan is performing on the 11th of July as well.

Bob Dylan played at the beach last year. I have no notice that he is comming this year.

4. Posted by summerkngt (Budding Member 26 posts) 9y

Thanks guys...I will have to check ot that website. Although I cant say that Im a big Bod Dylan fan.

5. Posted by elsebas (Budding Member 51 posts) 9y

Hi!
Definitively the international Jazz Festival is the only important event of the city in July.
Sebas

6. Posted by LittleHote (Inactive 78 posts) 9y

Previous posters are referring to commercial concerts. However, I think summerkngt is referring to a traditional Spanish fiesta, which usually has a religious origin but today is largely a giant street party like only the Spanish know how.

16 July is "Virgen del Carmen". Expect a church mass (get the religious bit out of the way), followed by a big procession of religious statues, banners, flowers (religion is gradually blending into party now) followed by all night dancing, music, eating and drinking.

The Jazzaldia festival is definitely an important event but nothing compares to a real Spanish local fiesta.

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7. Posted by summerkngt (Budding Member 26 posts) 9y

Thanx a million LittleHote! I think that might be the one my freind went to !