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Ten brilliantly fun things to do in Spain this June

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Fiestas

The San Juan Bonfires, June 23rd

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On June 23rd, the people of Spain celebrate the beginning of summer with traditional music and dance as well as parades and street performers. Each region celebrates San Juan in its own way, but in A Coruña, in the Region of Galacia, the solstice will be celebrated with a roaring bonfire and a fiesta into the early hours of the morning.

Madrid Orgullo, June 28th – July 7th


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In June, people across the world celebrate Gay Pride. Although Madrids famous parade isnt until July 6th, the city will be bursting with colour from June 28th, when Pride Week begins. Performances, concerts, parties and expositions will salute the LGBTQIA+ community. This year also marks the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, which signified the beginning of LGBTQIA+ liberation across the world.

Batalla del Vino, La Roija, June 29th


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At 8am on June 29th in La Roija, two teams of villagers will celebrate the feast of San Pedro by soaking each other in litres of wine, a spectacle which dates back to the sixth century when pilgrims to the region would enjoy a feast after mass with great quantities of wine.

X Emerita Lvdica, Mérida, June 3rd – 9th

Between June 3rd and June 9th, the city of Mérida in Badajoz travels back in time to the 1st Century AD as it celebrates its Roman past with performances in the amphitheatre, fashion shows, a Roman market and the opening of monuments through the night.

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Music

Festival de Granada, Granada, June 21st – July 12th

Originating in 1883, this festival of music and dance is a historic event involving an array of performances including chamber music and ballet shows as well as workshops in music, dance and photography. It takes place in the Andalusian City of Granada, showcasing performing arts in striking venues such as the Palicio de Carlos V.

Azkena Rock Festival, Basque Country, June 21st – 22nd

The annual Azkena festival will welcome Stray Cats as part of their 40th Anniversary tour this year as well as The B-52s, Wilco, and The Cult, offering a full weekend of rock in the Basque Country.

Ed Sheeran, Barcelona & Madrid, June 7th & 11th


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Ed Sheeran continues his “Divide” tour with extra dates across Europe this summer, including gigs in Barcelona and Madrid, with support from two brilliant artists: James Bay and Zara Larsson.

Sport

The “Quebrantahuesos”, Sabiñánigo in Aragon, June 22nd

Sabiñánigo in the province of Huesca once again hosts the "Quebrantahuesos” this year. The exhaustingRead More – Source

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