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The San Sebastián Street Festival, 2024, will take place from the 18th to the 21st of January. This annual celebration is a great time to sample local food and drink. The celebration is deeply rooted in the rich culture and history of the city while bringing together locals and visitors alike to revel in the joyous atmosphere.

Exploring is best done on foot, as no cars or vehicles are permitted near the festival site. Limited parking spaces are available if you choose to drive, but they do tend to fill up fast. If you are not staying in the area, then arriving early is highly recommended to secure a spot.

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The San Sebastián Street Festival

The event attracts a multitude of visitors from far and wide, embracing themselves in the never-ending festivities. The atmosphere carries on from day to night, creating an ambience of celebration that is truly captivating.

From the colourful parades and lively music to the mouthwatering array of delectable cuisine and dazzling fireworks, there is something for everyone to revel in.

The festival boasts the participation of nearly 400 artists and local musicians, who come together to make a wonderful celebration. Adorned in character costumes, they joyfully partake in an atmosphere that grows grander with each passing year.

You'll spot countless folk rocking those traditional "vejigantes" masks. It's a fantastic mix of art, rhythm, entertainment, and pure joy. Starting at sunrise and building up till sunset, it's a breathtaking sight to see.

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What is the San Sebastian Street Festival?

The festival commemorates Saint Sebastian, a revered figure known for his courage and resilience. Every year, this celebration brings together a diverse community of talented artisans who line the streets, proudly showcasing their cuisine offerings and handmade gifts.

As families and children enjoy the lively atmosphere, they are treated to an array of delectable food options, from mouthwatering local delicacies to international cuisines. The enchanting melodies of bustle and live music, create a magical experience for everyone.

As darkness blankets the city, a grand stage is erected, adorned with dazzling lights and decorations. This magnificent platform becomes the epicentre of joy and celebration, enticing people from all walks of life to gather and revel in the dance and merriment. 

The popular stages are - the historic Plaza del Quinto Centenario, the bustling Plaza Colon, and the picturesque Plaza de La Barandilla in San Juan. have this awesome energy that is all around. Captivating the hearts and souls of everyone who comes to visit.

The concerts gradually wind down, filling the air with fading melodies, around the gentle hour of 11pm. Meanwhile, the bars, bustling with laughter and camaraderie, reluctantly bid farewell to their patrons as the clock strikes midnight, softly closing their doors for the night.

Experience the Best Food at the San Sebastian Street Festival

So come, join the infectious rhythm and embrace the joyous spirit of the San Sebastián Street Festival in 2024. If you're visiting during the festivities, then our wonderful team is here to take care of all your food and drink experiences! Contact us on live chat or drop us an email at [email protected]. Wish to know what makes San Sebastian the food capital of the world? Take a look at our recent blog here.

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