Semana Santa (Holy Week)
Solemn religious processions and services to mark Holy Week, the week leading up to Easter Sunday.Date: 28 March 2021 - 03 April 2021
Venue: Throughout the city.
Fiesta de San Isidro
The commemoration of Madrid's patron saint is celebrated annually with open-air dance performances, theatre productions, pop and rock concerts and sports competitions.Date: 15 May 2021 - 15 May 2021
Venue: Paseo de la Ermita del Santo and various other venues.
Festival Suma Flamenca
One of the nation’s best Flamenco dancing competitions, drawing competitors from all over the world. It is usually accompanied by classical guitar concerts. Taking place at some of Madrid's top venues, such as Teatro Canal, Paco Rabal Cultural Centre and La Cabrera, Suma Flamenca brings you the best in flamenco excitement and beauty.Date: 01 June 2021 - 30 June 2021
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: Various venues.
The festival is arguably one of the best in the world and culminates in a parade hosted in the Chueca district. The celebration usually begins with an announcement at Chueca Square.Date: 25 June 2021 - 04 July 2021
Venue: Chueca district.
The annual Madrid Marathon is raced on an urban course which usually includes Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor and Palacio Real - all good viewing points from where to watch the day's event. The event attracts approximately 10,000 foreign runners each year from about 110 different countriesDate: 26 September 2021 - 26 September 2021
Venue: Streets of Madrid.
Free to spectate.
Cabalgata de Reyes Madrid (Three Kings Parade)
The annual procession of the Three Kings in their elaborate costumes, watched by thousands of children, begins at Nuevos Ministerios and ends at Plaza de Cibeles. There are lots of decorated floats and the riders traditionally throw sweets at the children.Date: 05 January 2022 - 05 January 2022
Venue: City centre.
The week before Lent sees the Madrid version of the traditional Mardi Gras Carnival, featuring parades, extravagant costume parties and flamboyant masks. The highlight is a tradition called 'The Burial of the Sardine', in which participants, dressed in black cloaks and hats, proceed through the streets with a coffin containing an effigy of a dead sardine.Date: 01 February 2022 - 28 February 2022
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: Various streets in central Madrid.