WINTER FESTIVITIES - EL COSO BLANCO
The famous ‘Coso Blanco’, mayor activity of the winter festivities takes place on the first weekend of February. It concerns a procession of carriages and disguised people as if it might be a carnival, celebrated too early. Kilos of caramels are thrown to the public and in the street ‘Calle Barcelona several cannons are placed which fire an authentic rain of confetti, hence the festival name.
NITS DAURADES OF SALOU
The summer Fiesta in Salou takes place between the 10th and 15th of August. It concerns one of the most impressive happenings with thousands of colours and lights, illuminating the summer sky of the Costa Dorada There are many activities, such as ‘las verbenas’, traditional dances, a beauty competition and a lot of music concerts. On the 15th of August, the festivities are ended with an impressive show of fireworks (castillos de fuegos).
This is one of the most popular and traditional festivities with magnificent colours and folklore, with which the tourists as well as the natives are very satisfied.
FESTIVAL OF KING JAUME I
At the end of the summer, between the 3th and 10th of september, the commemorative historical festival of Salou is celebrated. It concerns a festival that memorises the events wich happened in the harbour of Salou when King Jaume I set sail with his fleet to conquer Majorca in 1229.
There are several activities, for example: the regatta which revives the crossing of King Jaume I, a medieval procession of carriages and a lot of people disguised as soldiers, noblemen, and even King Jaume I is represented.
There is also a medieval market with salesmen of various artisanal specialities.
Important are also the several processions and religious ceremonies.