FROM 8 to 18 February, 2018
Cadiz Carnival is world-renowned as a huge street party. It is one of the most famous, well-attended events in the whole of Spain and the third largest event in the world, after Rio and Trinidad. Over the period of a fortnight, the streets of Cadiz fill up with happy people drinking and dancing. This event attracts thousands of people every year.
Cadiz, known as the 'Small Silver Cup', is transformed into a real party in Carnaval.
The official launch begins with the opening speech, which traditionally is held in the "Plaza de San Antonio".
The origins of Carnival are lost in time, taking written evidence of their existence in the seventeenth century.
At that time the most popular classes held dances and parties, that for their insolence and lust ,were not much liked by the nobility and the Church.
However, over time, aristocracy and clergy eventually resigned to this popular event, to the point that it became institutionalized.
Sanlúcar de Barrameda Horse Races 2018
First cycle (August 8, 9 and 10)
Second cycle (August 22, 23 and 24)
The Horse Racing on the beaches of Sanlucar de Barrameda at the mouth of the Guadalquivir River, the old Betis are the oldest in the National Turf and maintained since 1845. When these events take place in Sanlucar and its unique environment of Doñana National Park with beaches, marshes and all sorts of culinary delights, make an offer that you accept at any time of year.
From "Bajo de Guia" Beach, hover the river to the Parque Nacional de Donana you can catch the ferry. On that place the pilgrims crossed the river with their horses this was at the end of the tree-lined Calzada del Ejercito, it was a huge spectacle in that time.
As mentioned beffore Sanlucar de Berrameda is very popular for its horse racing.
FROM 5 to May 12, 2018
The Gonzalez Hontoria Park provides the unbeatable setting for the Horse Fair where over two hundred casetas are set up and are open for all to enjoy, both Jerezanos and visitors alike. A spectacular Horse Parade takes place throughout the duration of the Fair, with hundreds of horsemen and women attired in the traditional short-jacketed suits, their companions wearing the even more characteristic gypsy dresses, ride around the streets of the Real.
During the Horse Fair there are numerous exhibitions, events and both national and international competitions of Classical Dressage, "Doma Vaquera", RAID, Polo, Driving, Gala Shows by the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art, Yeguada de la Cartuja, EQUISUR and Bull Fights, all combining to make the Horse Fair an experience to be enjoyed to the full.
The fair itself takes place around May time attracts thousands of visitors who witness some rather impressive horsemanship along with the bullfights and exhibitions of Sevilliana dancing (flamenco.)
The fair is split into three segments, a live stock and agricultural machinery exhibition, bullfighting and Sevilliana and finally the horse show itself. You’ll see Spanish purebreds, the famous Andlusian thoroughbreds, purebred Arabs and Anglo-Arabs show jumping, vaulting and cowboy and classical dressage.
However the highlight of the show is without a doubt the “Como Bailan los Caballos Andaluces” or the Dancing Andalusian Horses.
This is absolutely amazing (and world famous) and performed by the world famous Real Escuela de Arte Ecuestre (Royal
School of Equestrian Art) which is based in Jerez itself. Just think of Horse riding Ballet and you’ll be thinking along the right lines.
From February 23 to March 10, 2018
Jerez Flamenco Festival (Jerez de la Frontera), is one of the most important artistic events in the world of Flamenco.
The Jerez Festival takes place in Andalusia in southern Spain, it is in this region that the dance form flamenco originated and Jerez de la Frontera is at the heart of these origins. The flamenco tradition is still very popular today.
The Jerez festival attracts top dancers and musicians and offers a rich display of dance, guitar, exhibits and shows which take place in various venues in Jerez including the Teatro Villamarta, the Palacio de Villacicenio and the Centro Andaluz de Flamenco
This Festival denotes the creative evolution of flamenco, its forms of expression and its modernization and facilitates the meeting, miscegenation, and creative activity of artists seeking new aesthetic and expressive ways.
from 1 to 16 SEPTEMBER, 2018
During two weeks in September, coinciding with the Grape Harvest which is traditionally the most significant time of year in Jerez, the city pays tribute to what are perhaps its most characteristic features, those which have afforded it international renown: Sherry, Horses and Flamenco.
These are the three main pillars which are reflected in each and every one of the events which make up this festive cycle: the Pressing of the Grapes, Flamenco Performances in the historical setting of the city, visits to Sherry Wineries, Sherry Wine-tasting, Tapas Competitions, Harvest Parade, etc..
MotoGP World Championship, faithful to its appointment with the Jerez track since the now far away year of 1987, will take place at the Circuito de Jerez next 5 to May 7, 2017 , being the fourth round in the 2017 World Championship Calendar. Jerez, the province of Cádiz and the region of Andalusia, ensure one more year an important source of direct income from the intense tourist movement that generates each year this international event, with a wide media impact and an excellent display for worldwide promotion of our land.
This edition will have 18 races, according to the provisional calendar released by the International Motorcycle Federation and features numerous innovations.
Since its opening in 1985 the Circuit of Jerez has been one of the most popular race tracks for trainings, races of all kinds, presentations and special events throughout the year.
This circuit has more than 260 rental days per year where teams of Formula I, Motorcycle Championship, Superbikes, Grand Touring, Formula III, automobile manufacturers, driving schools, corporate incentives or service companies choose these facilities to develop their racing machines, provide commercial vehicles, develop programs, make spots or celebrate any event.
Our area enjoys over 3000 hours of sunshine a year, and it is difficult to find a circuit offering these excellent climatic conditions all year round.
Holy Week 2018 in Spain will begin on
Sunday, March 25 and ends on Sunday, April 1
The Holy Week (Semana Santa) is a significant religious festival in Jerez de la Frontera in Andalucia, in the southern Spain, declared to be of National Tourist Interest, dates back over hundreds of years and is of great traditional significance here in the city.
The richness of the religious figures carried through the streets upon magnificent pasos decorated with delicate silverwork and embroidery, together with the deep felt popular connotations of the festival itself, perfectly illustrated by the spontaneous singing of the traditional saetas issuing from the secluded corners of the historic centre of Jerez, offering the spectator a unique vision of Semana Santa in Andalucia.
The spectacle takes on additional value here in Jerez, proffering the chance to savour the beauty of the historic centre of the city at a season of the year, Spring, when the aroma of orange blossom emanates from the orange trees, permeating every corner of Jerez. Strolling around the narrow streets and picturesque squares whilst contemplating the spectacular processions presents the perfect opportunity to enter some of the most typical bars in the city and taste the delights of local gastronomy accompanied by a local sherry wine.
This combination of sensations is unique to Semana Santa in Jerez which will surely fail to leave the visitor indifferent if they wish to immerse themselves in the festivity and its multiple forms of popular expression.
X International Exhibition of Noble Wines
VINOBLE from 3rd to 5th of June, 2018
The International Exhibition of Noble Wines, that in 2018 will take place from 3rd to 5th of June, is the only one dedicated to the fortified, dessert and natural sweet wines.
It is held every two years in Jerez de la Frontera, the Andalusia city that share its name with one of the most famous wines made in Spain. These appreciated wines, complex, special, made always with great care with very complicated elaboration, didn´t have a global framework or a reference to appear in spite of being regarded as the best wines in the world. Vinoble was created to become the center of meeting and showcase for these special wines.
Last edition in 2016, Vinoble held ist nineth edition, undergoing a process of growth and consolidation, strengthening the Fair as an unique event in the world of exhibitions and wine fairs, managing to become a standard for quality, organization and diversification in the wine world at an internacional level.
A historical enclosure hosts Vinoble, The Alcázar of Jerez, arab fortress of the XI century, that includes the Villavicencio Palace, a refurbished building that coexist with an old mosque surrounded by amazing gardens.
The prestige of the exposed labels, the huge number of buyers and specialized journalists that visit the Fair and the high professionalism that supports it, makes Vinoble an unique place for diffusion, tasting, trade and delight.
During the celebration of the International Exhbition of Noble Wines, parallel activties related to this type of wines will be carried out, which will frame them in their historical perspective, or within the sensory eperience. To this end, gastronomic activities will be undertaken where fortifies, dessert and naturalsweet wines will face to comparative tastings and to the different possibilities of harmonizing them with high quality products of Andalucia.