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Summer festivals in Girona

02/07/15 | With the arrival of the good weather, Girona's outdoor music and art festivals return, offering a huge variety of options for all audiences. Milestone, Ludivers, Mapping and Tempo Under the Stars are just some of the festivals taking place in the city during June, July and August.

Milestone and Ludivers are the first of the summer festivals, the former being an interdisciplinary display of street art and ideas. It runs for two weeks, during which internationally renowned urban artists will create their work on some of the city's facades and walls; there will also be talks, workshops and exhibitions led by the same artists.

Ludivers, is a new festival in Girona dedicated to everything connected with the world of fun, games and play. Now in its second edition, it takes place from 26 to 29 June. Visitors will find displays of games, shops, workshops, activities and performances for all the family.

In July it is the turn of Undàrius, a festival of popular and traditional culture, mainly from the Catalan region and Occitania. From 2 to 5 July there will be workshops, courses, concerts, dances and shows linked to the popular and traditional culture from these regions. Many of the dance performances will be held in Plaça dels Jurats and will be free of charge.

Another event on the summer calendar is the Girona Guitar Festival, with concerts and educational activities related with the world of the guitar (14 to 26 July). This edition has been merged with the ‘Classical Nights' festival.

As always, the night before Saint James' Day, the 24 July, marks the start of the seventh edition of Tempo Under the Stars, a festival that combines music and gastronomy in the emblematic Plaça dels Jurats. Continuing the dynamic of previous editions, the paid concerts will be held every other day; on the days in between there will be small free concerts and DJ sessions in the new Tempo Village space located in the charming Passeig Arqueològic.

Mapping, from the 30 July to 2 August, is an innovative and original festival that blends Girona's architecture and heritage with contemporary creation using audiovisual arts.

Finally, the end of the summer sees the return of FITAG, Girona's International Amateur Theatre Festival, which is a huge draw for both tourists and locals alike. In this year's edition, which runs from 25 to 29 August, 27 theatre companies will be taking part, most of them from Catalonia, but audiences will also be able to enjoy works from Colombia, Mexico and the Czech Republic, among other countries.