Fiestas del Pilar 2017

Posted August 25, 2017 by zaragozaturismo in Fiestas del Pilar

This year, the Fiestas del Pilar, the major event in Zaragoza, will take place in October 7th till 15th. For ten days citizens and thousands of visitors will fill the streets and enjoy cultural activities for all tastes.

The Fiestas del Pilar are the great celebration of autumn that close the season on a high of a festival of festivals which reveals the diversity of cultural activity that exists throughout the year in the city.

One of the most special moments of the Fiestas del Pilar, that everyone lives in and out of the city, is the Offering of Flowers of October 12nd. That day, thousands of citizens dressed in regional costumes participate in a great act of collective identity to lay flowers to the Virgin of Pilar.

The capital of the Ebro becomes during its festivity in a lively, imaginative, colourful city and, above all, a city which shows its well-deserved fame as a welcoming city.

One of the main features of this festivity is its particular mix of tradition and modernity. This year, from 7 to 15th October, Zaragoza will triple its population and will host more than five hundred cultural and recreational events so that people of all ages, locals and visitors, enjoy the culture and the celebration. 90% which make up the festive programme are free and their scenarios are the streets.

The squares of the old town are a great festival of street theatre: circus, dance and humor, percussion, clowns and mimes, folklore Aragonese groups and from outside the community – in Plaza San Felipe and in Plaza del Pilar- and big concerts in Plaza del Pilar – as that will offer David Bisbal on October 11st. This is just part of the wide programming that we are preparing! 

Different activities for children, like the spaces ‘Río y Juego’, ‘Comparsa de Gigantes y Cabezudos’ and ‘Parque de las Marionetas’, in addition to theatre in the streets; water, light and music shows; crafts fairs … complete the festivity programme.

The General Fair, which is held every year at Feria de Zaragoza, returns with the best proposals for leisure for everyone.

Sabina, Rafael, Kase O…
This year we will begin with a return to the 1990s with Love the 90’s, the biggest concert of the Fiestas del Pilar, and will include the performances of groups and artists such as OBK, Rebeca, Tina Cousins, Jumper Brothers… Music scene is completed by performances of, among others, Joaquín Sabina, Rafael and Kase O, who this year will be additionally ‘pregonero’ of the Pilar festivities.

Do you like musicals? Don’t miss the funniest and colorfulest: Priscilla Reina del Desierto, from 12nd to 15th October in the Congress Palace of Zaragoza.

The musical God Save The Queen will also offer on October 6th at the Auditorio de Zaragoza a concert tribute to Queen.

The offer will be extended to the family audience with storytelling and literature at the Park Bruil, in addition to magic shows in the Plaza San Pedro Nolasco and the Auditorium, among others.

Young audiences will have several appointments with music with national and international artists like Destiny Frasqueri and Princess Nokia, Asian Dub Foundation, Rapsusklei, R de Rumba, Havoc and Morgan, Velcoro, Los Ojos, Rufus T. Firefly and Doctor Explosion, as well as the artists that will host the space Interpeñas.

Of course, there will be much more and you will find information through our social networks, and on the web and social networks of Fiestas del Pilar!

Are you ready for the #pilar17?


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