Les Garrigues


Saint Catherine’s Fair – Arbequina Olive Fair

A weekend closest to November 25 (The Day of Santa Caterina)

Extra Virgin Olive Oil Fair

Saint Anthony Feast weekend, January 17th

Firra- The Artisan Beer fair

Competition that brings together producers and distributors and includes  workshops and  activities  for adults and children, as well as beer stands and tastings. 


Cassola de Tros (casserole) Festival

A competition of casseroles made of vegetables, snails and pork. It takes place on the holiday of Segona Pasqua

Jazz Taste

If you are a lover of music and good wine, the Iberian fortress of Vilars d'Arbeca awaits you
A Saturday at the beginning of July

Olive Oil and Stone Fair

From March 24 to 26, 2023

The Fair of Extra Virgin Olive Oil and orelletes (a local dessert)


The Fair of Olive Oil and Artisan Products

The end of November

The Descent from the Cross. Good Friday

This celebration has a long heritage and includes rituals of national interest

Oleo Textile Fair





First press. Oil, art and gastronomy

Oil, Art and Gastronomy is the motto of this participative meeting that aims to create, with the help of unique artists, Large Format Prints, pressed with a giant flattener.


Heroic Fair. The party of Agustina de Aragón

Dedicated to Agustina d'Aragó, Catalan heroine of the French war, whose  ancestors were from Fulleda. For a few hours the town is transformed with animation shows, historical recreations, trabucars, ancient crafts, workshops, games and a market of local produce. 


Celebration of the Clotxa




Duke´s Medieval Market

Stalls  with food and spices, wooden toys, music and minstrels, oriental dances and parades are the ingredients of this medieval festival. In the Old Town Center. APRIL

Reenactment of the bombings of the Civil War

La Granadella relives the Francoist occupation and the bombings of the town, suffered during the Civil War. It is about the recreation of episodes that happened in December 1938

Nit de foc dels Vilars – The Bonfire Night of the Vilars

Amongst Iberian remains, in the darkest of the dark, the Night of Bonfire takes place at the Fortalesa dels Vilars d'Arbeca. The fire arrives with a performance by the Diables d'Arbeca and ends  with a large castle of fire. The 1st WEEKEND OF AUGUST

Night with the paintings. Amongst Rocks

Spend a night under the stars  amongst ancient paintings on the rocks, at the rock complex of La Roca del Moros d'El Cogul. Watch the constellations to the  acompaniment of musical performances

Festival of Traditional and Popular Catalan Music

La Granadella becomes the capital of Catalan folk music. Emerging groups  within the Catalan music scene revive the heritage with the help of traditional music repertoire and Catalan musical instruments

Meeting of giants, grallers and correfocs

Declared a Popular Festival of Cultural Interest and a Festive Heritage of Catalonia. SEPTEMBER

Les Garrigues in Bloom

A competition to beautify the villages of the Garrigues. 


Les Garrigues Guitar Festival

International meeting of the highest expressions of cultured music of plucked string instruments. Started in 2011 in commemoration of 125th  birthday anniversary  of a distinguished master guitarist and musicologist Emili Pujol.


Festival Kalikenyo Rock

Will you miss the biggest PUNK festival in the entire country?


Borges motor fair

The Town Council of Les Borges Blanques organizes the Borges Motor Fair with the aim of promoting and revitalizing the town's automotive and agricultural machinery industry. 


The Hunting Dog Fair




Sunday at the end of April

Course of Orientation and Rogaining


Street market

every Sunday morning

Aplec (gathering) at the Chapel

May 1st

National Day and

On 11th Septembre

Cultural Week


Aplec (gathering) at Ermita de la Verge de Montserrat (hermitage)

April 27th

Aplec de les Besses (gathering)

on Passion Sunday

Cultural Summer

July and August

The Pig Slaughter Feast


Joan Duch Poetry Award


The Pig Slaughter Feast

February – March

The Pig Slaughter Feast

March- April

Olive Oil Festival


Music fair in the street


The Pig Slaughter Feast


Cicle de Música als Castells

Olive Oil Festival


The Pig Slaughter Feast


Olive Oil Festival


Music in the castle



Sunday Easter

Summer Festival

the second weekend in August

Summer Local Festival

the last weekend in August

May Festival

May 15th

Vila de Arbeca Sardana (Catalan dance) Festival

the end of July

Festa Major (Local Festival)

On Our Lady’s Day in August

Music Cycle in the Castles


Cultural Autumn

October and November

Festa Major of Sant Isidre (Local Festival)

on May 15th

Festa Major of Saint Michael (Local Festival)

on September 29th

The Pig Slaughter Feast

in March

Festa Major (Local Festival)

the last weekend of August

Traditional Catalan Music Festival

second half of August

Botifarra (Catalan cards game) Championship

One Saturday in September

Medieval Market


Festa Major (Local Festival)

the first weekend in October

Festa Major de Sant Isidre (Local Festival)

15th of May

Cultural Week

the end of June through to the first week of July

Festa Major (Local Festival)

8th September

Weekly street market

Every Thursday morning at Plaça de Catalunya

Cultural Spring

from March to June

La Cassola (The Casserole )

Closing ceremony of the Cultural Week. May

The Eve of Sant Joan

June 23th

Sardana (Catalan dance) Festival in Juneda

first Sunday in July

Summer Balls

on Sundays in July and August


The  Saturday afternoon and Christmas Eve. In Poliesportiu (sports complex) Francesc Macià

The Pig Slaughter Feast

Usually the pig slaughter feast is held in March. The pork is shared amongst all the villagers and outsiders who gather at the festival

Local Festival

the last weekend in July

Saint Cosme and Saint Damian Feast

September 26th

Weekly Street Market

every Tuesday morning since  1336

Feast of San Sebastian

January 20th

Day of San Sebastian

A Sunday closest in time to the 20th of January

Feast of San Sebastian

January 20th

Feast of San Sebastian

On January 20

Aplec (gathering) at Ermita de Sant Cristòfol (hermitage)

on July 10th (a Saturday closest in time). Vehicles are blessed and activities organized throughout all day

Autumn Festival


Local Festival

on the first Saturday in May

Saint Anthony’s Day

on 17th January


Saint Joseph’s Day

on 19th March

Cultural Week

the last week of June

Aplec de Sant Miquel de la Tosca (gathering)


Bobbin Lacemakers Meeting


Local Festival

third Sunday in August


Summer Local Festival

the last weekend in August

Trobada d’Armats (gathering)


Cultural Week

April or May

Cultural Week

First week of August

Trobada de gegants i capgrossos (Meeting of giants)


Extra Virgin Olive Oil fair




Aplec de Sant Bonifaci (Gathering dedicated to Sant Bonifaci)

the first Sunday in May, with Sardanes (typical Catalan dance), a Mass and paella for everybody

Spring Festival

the last weekend in April

Cultural Week

August. A week leading up to the Local Festival

Street Market on Saturday

Saturday mornings

Cultural Week

2nd half of May

Aplec de la Mare de Déu de les Garrigues (gathering)


Feast of Sant Joseph

On  March 19

Festa Major in Summer (Local Festival)

The last weekend in August

Cavalcade of the three tombs

On the Saint Anthony’s Sunday morning, near Passeig del Terrall (avenue)

The Paella Competition

One Sunday in June (to be specified). In Passeig del Terrall (avenue)

Sardana (Catalan dance) Festival

Last Saturday of July. In Passeig del Terrall (avenue)

Festa Major (Local Festival)

the last weekend in  August

Music Festival

on the Day of  Saint Cecily in November

Festa Major del Roser (Local Festival)

the third Sunday of May

Festa Major (Local Festival)

starting the first Tuesday in September up until the following Saturday

Festa Major of Sant Mark (Local Festival)

April 25th

Festa Major (Local Festival)

the first Sunday in September (from Friday untill Tuesday)

Festa Major (Local Festival)

from the  3rd untill the 5th of May. The festival is dedicated to Jesus Christ of Cogul

Summer Festa Major (Local Festival)

the third weekend in August

Festa Major (Local Festival)

September 14, the Local Festival dedicated to  Saint Christ

Winter Festa Major (Local Festival)

the first weekend in February

Summer Festa Major (Local Festival)

the first weekend after the Day of the Assumption of Mary in August

Saint Blaise’s Day

On February 3, there is a shared lunch to celebrate Saint Blaise’s Day

Cultural Week

During the Good Friday’s procession you can listen to the Miserere Mei in Latin. The Holy Week coincides with the Cultural Week

Popular walk in the moonlight


Festa Major (Local Festival)

Local Festivals are held on May 23 and the first weekend in September

The Bonfire Night of the Vilars

Amongst Iberian remains, in the darkest of the dark, the Night of Bonfiire takes place at the Fortalesa dels Vilars d'Arbeca. The fire arrives with a performance by the Diables d'Arbeca and ends  with a large castle of fire. The 1st WEEKEND OF AUGUST

Saint Anthony the Abbot’s Day

takes place on January 17.  An established tradition is for one family from the village to treat everyone to coca during the Festive Mass. (Coca is a flat dry cake sprinkled with sugar)

New Olive Oil Festival

on the Day of Immaculate Conception, December  8.  A popular local breakfast is being served and the village cooperatives and olive oil mills open their doors to demonstrate the olive oil making process

Bargains Flea Market

on the first Saturday in May, since 1983 (excluding holidays)

Easter Week

A special  event of the week is a festive entrance of  Armats del Soleràs (guards) into the church on the Holy Thursday. Also prominent are processions on Good Friday, in the morning and in the evening

The Feast of Sant Antoni

on  January 17

Festa Major (Local Festival)

Sunday closest to Saint Michael´s Day (September 29)

Festa Major (Festival) on May 15

Festa Major (The Main festival in Tarrés) takes place twice a year. The spring festival is  celebrated on  May 15

Festival of Saint Anthony

On  January 17, the Quintos Festival is celebrated at Ermita de Sant Antoni Abat (hermitage). All the residents of the village and visitors are invited to a llonganissa (sausage).  A procession of floats goes around the village.

Summer festival

The summer festival is held during the Feast of Mary’s Assumption

Aplec (gathering) at Ermita de Sant Salvador (hermitage)

On August 6 take a  walk to the Hermitage and have a  morning Mass there. On Saturday there are also sardanes (Catalan dance) and lunch. It is a public holiday

Festa Major (Local Festival)

The feast of the patroness of el Soleràs  is held on the 15th of August

Saint Domenicus Feast

takes place on August 4. Following the church Mass, traditional blessed coca (a flat pie topped with sugar) is handed out to everyone

Festa Major d´hivern (Winter Local Festival)

the weekend closest to November 22, La Jonquera Virgin’s Day. Every four or five years the historical-religious work of “Ombres i Clarors de la Pobla de Cérvoles”(The Shadows and Highlights of la Pobla de Cervoles) is performed inside the temple

Summer Local Festival

the weekend before the Feast of Mary’s Assumption

Cultural Spring (conferences)

2nd half of March and the whole month of April

Festival of Retirees

On November 1st (All Saints Day) a  special party for retired people is held

Vila d’Arbeca Race

at the end of January or at the beginning of February

The National Day and Competition of paellas

on the 11th of September

Open-air Nights

a prelude to the Local Festival (late August)