6 Hot Events in Madrid this August

By Megan Millisky

Madrid is an incredible place to visit any time of year, but there is so much to do in the summer! The whole city loves to gather in the streets for food, music, and good company. Explore Madrid's best summer events to plan your next vacation!

1. August Fiestas

Throughout August, the people of Spain flood the streets to hold parades and worship saints. Attend one of these verbenas on August 2-8 in Rastro, August 9-11 in Lavapies, and August 12-15 in La Latina. Expect food, dancing, and fun!

Address: Rastro, Lavapies, and La Latina, Madrid

2. Festival Gigante

August 27-29, dance and sing along at this summer concert event! Tons of musicians flock to Spain for this annual event. Tickets sell out fast, so don't miss your chance to dance along with hundreds of other music fans!

Address: Calle Cardenal Sandoval y Rojas, 1, 28802 Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, Spain

3. Madridkiz Flamenco

August 28-30, try your hand at Flamenco dancing! Six DJs will spin fun party music for you to dance to. Experienced instructors will lead the class, leaving you with amazing dance memories you’ll never forget.

Address: Calle Juan Rizi, 5, 28027 Madrid, Spain

4. La Verbena de la Paloma

It’s a fiesta in Madrid from August 12-15! Join the popular summer street parties that bring the city together. Locals dress in costumes and the streets are decorated with colorful lights. Learn about the culture and honor the Virgin of the Dove with this fiesta.

Address: Madrid Spain

5. Beer Pong Games

July 31-August 1, play a few rounds of beer pong and get to know the locals! This popular pasttime is a hit at bars around Madrid. Competitions run throughout the summer at various bars around the city.

Address: Calle de Espoz y Mina, 22, 28012 Madrid, Spain

6. Game of Thrones Exhibit

Visit the largest GOT exhibit to ever come to Spain! You’ll get to see authentic set decorations, special costumes, and props from the set. You’ll wander through immersive environments, enjoy interactive segments, and much more! Explore through August.

Address: Calle de la Ribera del Sena 28042 Madrid Spain

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