Main Festival of Roses

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The Main Festival of Roses lasts for one week and is held around 15th August, at the peak of the summer tourism season. Throughout the summer all sorts of cultural, sporting, music and leisure activities are scheduled. Several traditional activities take place during the week of the main festival, such as the cucanyes competition (participants have to walk along a wooden pole and grab the flag at the end without falling into the sea), the duck chase (capturing ducks let loose in the sea), the parade of gegants (papier mâché giant figures), human towers, the fairground and barraques (huts with terraces, offering food and drinks), concerts and the firework display that brings the festival to a close.


Main Festival of Roses
de Rhode, 77-79
17480 Roses (L’Alt Empordà)

Telephone: (+34) 972 257 331
Fax: (+34) 972 151 150

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