Día de la Aurora
This festival is related to music. During the closest Saturday to Sunday down to the day of Montilla Saint Patron are raised night rounds and couplets devoted to Virgen de la Aurora are interpreted by groups, choirs and different kinds of musical groups and after they spread serenades and parades at San Francisco Solano Church during the night. At this time of the year, its typical the sale of chestnuts and nuts and eating ‘sopaipas’ at Plaza de la Rosa.
Date: Closest weekend to 12th october
Place: Parroquia de San Francisco Solano, Plaza de la Rosa.
Feria de El Santo
It starts with a proclamation that indicates the start of the fair in honour to St. Francisco Solano (Saint Patron of Montilla). Later, there is a parade in which the music group ‘La Unión’ from Montilla takes part, in addition to ‘giants’ and ‘big heads’. The parade goes by the main streets of Montilla to the fairground where the opening take place with the switching on of the lights. After the inauguration, inhabitants can enjoy the best atmosphere, music and wine.
Date: Week of 14th July. 10 – 15 june 2018
Location: Fairground (Avenida de las Camachas and old sheds of Ciatesa (during day)
Romería Virgen de las Viñas
‘La Merced’ place is the starting point for hundred of neighbours accompanying Nuestra Señora de las Viñas. As every year, the procession of horse-drivers, amazonas and floats headed by the image of the virgin goes through ‘la zarza’ path to Tierno Galván Park. Once there, hundred of people take part at the pilgrimage, reunited with their family and friends.
Date: Variable, second Sunday of June,10th june 2018
Place: Tierno Galván Park.
Corpus Chisti is a festival of deep Catholic tradition, with documentation dating back to 1554. The celebration of Corpus Christi has the purpose of proclaiming and increasing “faith in the real presence of Jesus Christ in the Blessed Sacrament.” After the celebration of the Mass in the Parroquia de Santiago, the processional exit of La Custodia takes place, carried out in 1809 by the Córdoba silversmith Manuel Aguilar y Guerrero, constituting one of the best examples of Neoclassical silverware .
Date: 60 days after “Domingo de Resurrección´´.
Place: Streets of Montilla.