Posted October 6, 2017 by zaragozaturismo in Culture

Everything is ready for the kickoff of the Fiestas del Pilar 2017 this Saturday, October 7!

As usual, the celebrations will start with a large multidisciplinary parade at 7 pm, which this year will focus on the “cierzo“, this wind so specific to the city of Zaragoza, its mythology, its origin, its effects on nature and its relationship with the city.

You will find here the parade route.

At 21:00 will take place the traditional speeches from the balcony of the Town Hall. This year the public character elected to give the official kickoff of the festivities is the rap artist Kase O, native of Zaragoza. Finally, spectacular fireworks will inaugurate the Fiestas del Pilar 2017!

From that moment onwards will take place 9 days of celebration, joy and color in the city center and some of its neighborhoods. The festivities of the Pilar are a showcase of the great cultural offer developed throughout the year in Zaragoza, and that makes it a city of festivals, friendly and attractive

In this post we give you some tips to make the most of the Fiestas del Pilar:

You come with your young children and teens?

There are a wide range of activities for children: circus, puppet shows and outdoor activities like the space River and Games located in the area of Expo 2008 and which this year offers even more activities, theatre as the International Festival of fair theatre, the Giants and big-heads, the slide Tragachicos, a space for babies, etc… Only boredom will not be in the program 😉

You will find the program of the Fiestas for children here.

The festivities offer many activities for teenagers. Pilar Joven activities are dedicated to youth from 12 to 18 years. The main space is the hall Multiusos of the Auditorium of Zaragoza but the activities also take place in different places in the city where youth will also be protagonists of the Fiestas.

More info here.

And for everyone, more than half a thousand cultural events and leisure activities await you, 90 percent with free access and having as background the streets and squares of the city.

You will find here the general programme.

Like last year, an effort has been made on improving the accessibility of the Fiestas del Pilar both physically and socially, answering the Protocol for universal access to culture, which guarantees the right of everyone to enjoy and participate in the festivities.

In the same way, the campaign “No means No, for Fiestas del Pilar without sexist attacks“, will have a major role in the ‘Pilar responsible’ campaign, which aims to reach all citizens, so that the Fiestas are an example of Respectful and responsible events

This year, the great novelty of the Fiestas del Pilar is in relation to the emblematic Act the floral offering to the Virgin. This year thanks to the initiative of a group of entrepreneurs of Zaragoza who concluded an agreement with the Association of florists, it is possible to make an offering of flowers to the Virgin of the Pilar from any part of the world. Simply connect to www.ofrendavirgendelpilar.com , order and pay the bouquet.



For more information on the Fiestas del Pilar, an information booth is installed in the Plaza del Pilar, next to the tourist office. Timetables: 10 to 14h and 16h30 to 20h30. You can also check the official website: www.fiestasdelpilar.com


Come and live the Fiestas del Pilar 2017!


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