When I'm planning a trip around Spain, I always look at the calendar first. Spain is renowned for its parties. There are somber religious and historic festivals, there are religious and historic festivals where the sacred is long forgotten and its now just about partying, and there are fiestas that are unashamedly just about the partying. On this page you'll find the biggest events to head for if you're visiting Spain in June.
See also: Weather in Spain in June
Where are the Best Events in Spain in June?
For Pride Barcelona, Sonar Festival and the Feast of Sant Joan
For Suma Flamenca and PHoto España
Fiesta del Agua y Jamon (the Water and Ham Festival) in nearby Lanjaron and Festival Internacional de Musica y Danza
List of Events in Spain in June
- Early June
Event: San Isidro bullfighting season
What? Daily bullfighting in Madrid for the San Isidro festival Book tickets for bullfights in Madrid or see the full Bullfighting Schedule for Madrid
See also: Madrid Weather in June
- Late May or Early June
Event: Classic Bus Rally
Where? Barcelona to Caldes de Montbui
What? Vintage buses from around the world race through Catalonia.
- June to August
Event PHoto España (the capitalised 'H' is intentional)
What? Spain's biggest photography exhibition.
- Every Sunday in June
What? Regular weekly bullfighting. Book tickets for bullfights in Madrid or see the full Bullfighting Schedule for Madrid.
Event: Sonar festival.
What? Dance music festival. Chic and Massive Attack headline in 2014.
See also: Weather in Barcelona in June
Event: Azkena Rock Festival
Where? Near Vitoria in the Basque Country
What? It's a rock music festival!
Event: Noche en Blanca de Flamenco
What? (Mostly) free flamenco concerts throughout the night.
- Some time in June (TBC)
Event: Mediona craft beer festival
Where? Sant Joan de Mediona, near Barcelona
What? Celebration of artesanal beers made by local Spanish microbreweries.
- Late June
Event: Algeciras fair
Where? Algeciras on the south coast.
What? Local festivities.
Thursday after Trinity Sunday (date varies each year)
Event: Corpus Christi.
Where? All over Spain.
What? Traditional religious festival, but in Castrillo de Murcia they hold the Colacho Baby-Jumping Festival (date of Colacho TBC). Read about El Colacho.
Event: Pride Barcelona
What? Barcelona's Gay Pride. The main days of the event are from June 27 to 29.
- June 20-24
Event: Feast of Sant Joan/Sant Juan
Where? Popular throughout Spain but particularly in Lalín in Galicia, Palamós and Roses in Girona, Barcelona, Alicante and Gran Canaria
What? A celebration of the longest day of the year.
- Mid- to Late June
Event: Cinema Jove International Film Festival
What? Youth cinema festival.
- Late June - Early July
Event: International Festival of Music and Dance
What? A celebration of flamenco and classical music that attracts some excellent musicians.
- June 23-25
Event: Fiesta del Agua y Jamon
Where? Lanjarón, in the Alpujarras region near Granada
What? Water and Ham Festival, the town's two most famous exports. The water festival is just an excuse for a giant water fight. Revellers from all over the country take to the streets with buckets and water pistols. Then they feast on locally-produced ham. A novel event that is worth a visit.
- Late June
Event: Suma Flamenca
What? The capital's biggest flamenco festival. Read more about Where to See Flamenco in Spain.
- June 29
Event: Batalla del Vino
Where? In Haro, La Rioja
What? A 'wine battle' much like the Tomatina Tomato Fight, only with locally produced wine! Takes place in the morning - so don't be late! Check out this Batalla del Vino Party Tour
- Last Saturday in June (TBC)
Event: Potaje Gitano
Where? Utrera, Seville.
What? Flamenco festival