Name: Seville April Fair (Feria de abril de Sevilla)
Date: May 2nd to 7th. 2017
Description: The fair begins two weeks after Semana Santa Easter Holy Week. It begins at midnight on Monday, and runs for six days, ending on the following Sunday. However, many activities begin on the Saturday before the official opening. Each day the fiesta begins with a parade of carriages and riders, at midday, carrying Seville’s leading citizens, which make their way to the bullring, where the bullfighters and breeders meet.
For the duration of the fair, the fairgrounds and a vast area on the bank of the Guadalquivir River are totally covered in rows of casetas (individual decorated marquee tents which are temporarily built on the fairground). These casetas usually belong to prominent families of Seville, groups of friends, clubs, trade associations and political parties. From around 9 pm until 6 am the following morning, there are crowds partying and dancing sevillanas. There’s also an amusement park.