Tamborrada Drum Festival
Join the popular celebrations and experience a completely transformed city.
Living tradition in the streets.
There are some dates when the city is all decked out and traditions are experienced like at no other time. If you are in San Sebastián on 21 December, don't miss the famous Santo Tomás celebrations. The city becomes a huge country market. It is your opportunity to enjoy traditional products, such as "xistorra" (spicy pork sausages), cheese or cider. On 20 January, there is another very special event: the impressive 'Tamborrada' (drum parade). More than 100 drum companies flood the streets to pay tribute to the patron saint of the city. The rhythm keeps time with the March of San Sebastián and other works by Raimundo Sarriegui, a composer from Donostia. Visit Donostia on these dates. You won't regret it!