Forget the museums and the parks, the best things to do in Spain are always the things that only happen once a year. Find out below what to do in February in Spain.
Events in Spain in February 2014:
Late-January Early February, 2014 (TBC)
Event Almond Festival
Where? Puntagorda, Tenerife
What? Competition to see who can crack open the most almonds in thirty minutes.
January - March, 2014 (TBC)
Event Tradionarius Festival.
What? Traditional music festival in Barcelona. Check out the link for concert dates. See also: Barcelona Events in 2014
Event Festival de Musica de Canarias
Where? Gran Canaria and Tenerife.
What? Classical music festival
January 24 - February 9, 2014
What? Special meal deals in restaurants, exhibitions on gastronomy in culture and more. See also: Madrid Events in 2014.
January 30 to February 2, 2014
Event Flamenco Fashion Show
What? See the latest designs in flamenco dresses. See also: Andalusia Events in 2014.
February - June, 2014
Event: 25 Guitar Festival BCN
Where? Barcelona, Catalonia.
What? A series of guitar concerts, covering all styles.
February 2 (first Sunday of the month), 2014 (TBC)
Event San Cecilio festival
What? A gypsy festival in the Sacromonte area of Granada. The whole city converges on the Sacromonte monastery where there is lots of partying and some flamenco performances. There is little online evidence of this festival and I have not attended it in person, so check locally before you get your hopes up!
February 1-3, 2014 (TBC)
Event La Endiablada
Where? Festival in Almonacid, near Cuenca,
What? Local festivities where everyone dresses up as devils.
February 2 to 5, 2014 (TBC)
Event Moros y Cristianos . (the dates in the link are wrong)
Where? in Bocairente/Bocairent, near Valencia
What? mock battle
First Sunday of February
Event Santa Agueda women's festival
Where? Zamarramala, near Segovia.
What? Parades, dancing and music and the burning of a straw guy.
February 2, 2014
Event La Candaleria
Where? Nationwide but especially popular in Madrid.
What? A celebration of when Mary and Joseph took Baby Jesus to the temple in Jerusalem, forty days after his birth. Same dates every year.
February 12-15, 2014 (dates approx)
Event Festes de Santa Eulàlia
What? Music and dancing that one would associate with festivals in Spain. This one is geared especially towards children.
February 14, 2014
Event: Valentine's Day
Where? All over the world!
What? Lovers go out for dinner and buy chocolates. If you're a bit more adventurous than that, check out these Valentine's Day in Spain Ideas.
February 16, 2014
Event Barcelona Half-Marathon
Where? Erm, Barcelona.
What? It's a half marathon!
February 19-23, 2014
Event International Contemporary Art Fair
What? Often referred to as ARCOmadrid.
February 20-23, 2014
Event Amimac Mostra Internacional de Cinema d'Animació
Where? Lleida, Catalonia.
What? Animated film festival. See more Film Festivals in Spain
February 21 to March 8, 2014
Event Festival De Jerez
Where? Jerez, in Andalusia
What? Flamenco festival. See more Flamenco Festivals in Spain.
February 23, 2014
Event Seville Marathon
What? It's a marathon, through the gorgeous streets of Seville.
Around February 27, 2014 (Week before Lent)
Where? All over Spain. Click on the above link for more details.
What? It's Carnival time! Spain's two main gay communities, Chueca in Madrid and Sitges near Barcelona , are the stars of the shows here. Cadiz and Tenerife also host famous processions.