Events in Salou to enjoy with the whole family

Salou has been officially classified as a Family Holiday Resort since 2003. This certification is awarded by the Catalan Tourism Board to holiday resorts that show special sensitivity to the family tourism and that offer infrastructure and services particularly designed for family holidays.
So if you’re travelling with the family and you want to enjoy a seaside holiday, Salou’s the perfect place for you!
As well as having more than 7 km of beautiful beaches and establishments with an offer designed especially for families, Salou also offers a wide range of cultural and sports events than can be enjoyed by the whole family, from the youngest to the oldest.

What can you do in Salou as a family?

Throughout the year, Salou offers its visitors the opportunity to participate in different cultural, sporting and gastronomic activities:

The “Cos Blanc” - Salou’s confetti festival (January)

The “Cos Blanc” - Salou’s confetti festival (January)

This is one of the highlights of Salou’s Winter Town Festival that for many is the emblem of the festival. It is held every year in the last week of January.
It is the confetti festival par excellence. It lasts approximately 3 hours during which some 25 tons of confetti are shot into the air along its approximately 500-metre route, together with an impressive display of light and sound. A massive spectacle to be enjoyed by the whole family.

La Feria Sabor Salou (March)

La Feria Sabor Salou (March)

La Feria Sabor Salou (Salou Taste Fair) is a gastronomic event organised on the seafront promenade between the end of March and the middle of April. The area’s restaurateurs exhibit their culinary delights on stands set up along the promenade. The organisers also offer a series gastronomic activities for adults and children throughout the weekend.

+ Info: www.saborsalou.cat

Mare Nostrum Football Tournament of Salou (April)

Mare Nostrum Football Tournament of Salou (April)

Gastrotour is another of Salou’s gastronomic events. From the beginning of May to the beginning of June, the town’s restaurants, bars and cafeterias offer tapas specially prepared for the occasion. Locals and visitors alike can discover the local gastronomy in bite-size portions specially made for this singular tapas route around Salou. In addition, many of the establishments also offer a parallel route specially designed for the smallest members of the family, the Baby Tour, an original way of taking the Salou tapas tour as a family.

Gastrotour Salou: the tapas route (May and June)

Gastrotour Salou: the tapas route (May and June)

Gastrotour is another of Salou’s gastronomic events. From the beginning of May to the beginning of June, the town’s restaurants, bars and cafeterias offer tapas specially prepared for the occasion. Locals and visitors alike can discover the local gastronomy in bite-size portions specially made for this singular tapas route around Salou. In addition, many of the establishments also offer a parallel route specially designed for the smallest members of the family, the Baby Tour, an original way of taking the Salou tapas tour as a family.

+ Info: www.gastrotoursalou.com

Salou Challenge (May)

Salou Challenge (May)

Another of Salou’s sports events, the Salou Challenge, is a triathlon held over a weekend in May. It offers a full programme of competitions that include the Half Challenge (a medium-distance triathlon with 1900 metres swimming, 90 km cycling and 21 km running), the Short Challenge (a short-distance triathlon), the Aqua Challenge (swimming race), the Junior Challenge (a race over various distances for children aged between 4 and 14) and the Breakfast Run (a festive 4-km race in aid of charity). The star event is the Half Challenge.
Another way of demonstrating your sporting prowess as a family!

+ Info: www.challenge-salou.com

Salou “Golden Nights” (August)

Salou “Golden Nights” (August)

Salou’s Main Town Summer Festival, the “Golden Nights”, is held in August. For approximately 10 days the town is filled with activities, shows, concerts, folklore get-togethers, etc. for all ages and tastes.
The Main Town Summer Festival culminates on 15 August with a spectacular firework display on the Llevant Beach, opposite the seafront promenade.

Salou’s Mediaeval Fair (September)

Salou’s Mediaeval Fair (September)

In the first week of September, Salou commemorates the day in 1229 that King James I set sail from its beaches to conquer Mallorca. The town celebrates with an authentic mediaeval fair in the pedestrian-only streets of the old town. Visitors will find a genuine mediaeval street market with craft products of all types, as well as performances in the purest mediaeval style and activities for children throughout the day. The grand finale of the Salou mediaeval festival is a procession with around 300 people in costume representing the royal entourage that accompanied King James I in 1229.

Rally RACC Catalunya-Costa Daurada (October)

Rally RACC Catalunya-Costa Daurada (October)

The Rally RACC Catalunya–Costa Daurada is part of the FIA World Rally Championship. It has been held in October on the Costa Daurada for more than ten years and its epicentre is Salou. PortAventura World theme park hosts the rally service park, the village, the press room and the rally office. The podium and the starting and finishing posts are on the seafront promenade, as well as a wide range of activities for both rally fans and the general public.
In summary, an unmissable sporting event for the whole family in Salou.

+ Info: www.rallyracc.com

Halloween at PortAventura World (September, October and November)

Halloween at PortAventura World (September, October and November)

PortAventura proposes a very special Halloween for all fans of strong emotions. From the end of September to the beginning of November, the park is fully themed with the most terrifying decoration, characters, shows and rides. If you come with the family, the kids can also enjoy it thanks to Sesame Aventura, PortAventura’s spot for the smallest members of the family.
If you want to spend a unique Halloween in Salou, make sure you visit PortAventura!

Christmas at PortAventura (November and December)

Christmas at PortAventura (November and December)

PortAventura World offers its visitors the opportunity to spend a unique and intimate Christmas in Salou. Every year, from the end of November to the beginning of January, the theme park is adorned with thousands of Christmas decorations. It is the ideal place and occasion to meet Father Christmas, who is in attendance every day until 24 December to receive letters from children. You can also see the Three Wise Men in a magnificent procession on 5 January. Enjoy a Christmas full of magic in PortAventura.

As you can see, Salou offers a multitude of activities, events and establishments for a perfect family holiday.
You’ll find more information about all the events on the Salou Tourism Board’s website.