Carnival has to be Sitges' wildest party. Even though it is on in February it is still the hottest party in town! On the most popular days you will find more than 300,000 partygoers dancing on the major streets across the town. The busy months of July and August look positively dead! Gay boys and girls from the 4 corners of the world descend on our little town and party the week away!
Jueves Lardero or Fat Tuesday,marks the beginning of carnival with a huge celebration of local dishes and the arrival of the King of the Carnestoltes and ends with the Burial of a Sardine on Ash Wednesday. There's more to do than eat, though.
Carnival Route And Parade Times
Thursday 16th February 2012
7..15pm Arrival of His Majesty Carnival. *Location to be announced.
His Majesty and his entourage head towards the Rafael Llopart, Angel Vidal and St Damian, accompanied by Markatú Batucada.
After the presentation of the Queen of Carnival,the parade makes its way to the town hall along the following route: Angel Vidal, and Town Hall Square.
Sunday 19th February 2012 *Carnival starts at 7pm this year, one hour earlier.
7pm - “Disbauxa” Parade Défilé de la Disbauxa (Rua de la Disbauxa)
Cap de la Vila, Parellades, Bonaire, Passeig de la Ribera, Fragata,l’Avinguda Sofiaand return to carrer Espanya,Plaça Espanya, Espalter, Sant Francesc, Cap de la Vila.
Tuesday 21st February 2012
9pm - “Extermination” Parade Défilé de l’Extermini (Rua de l’Extermini)
Cap de la Vila, Parellades, Bonaire, Passeig de la Ribera,Fragata, l’Avinguda Sofia and return to carrer Espanya, Plaça Espanya, Espalter, Sant Francesc, Cap de la Vila.
Wednesday 22nd February 2012
7pm - The Kings Funeral Procession
Plaça Ajuntament, Major, Cap de la Vila, Parellades, Bonaire, Passeig de la Ribera (les
Barques beach / plage de les Barques).
8.30pm - Burial of the King
- Passeig de la Ribera (les Barques beach / plage de les Barques).