There is a plethora of fairs and markets across Catalonia during April, when Spring really begins in all its glory. The Diada de Sant Jordi - *St George's Day* - is celebrated with gusto across Catalonia on April 23. According to tradition, men give women roses and the women respond by giving the men a book.
April is also a wonderful time to walk the coastal paths of the Costa Brava when the sun is starting to find its warmth, the beaches are empty and the blossoms are just starting to appear. You can join organised walks through the countryside or just make your own way across the hundreds of kilometres of trails. We love to walk from San Sebastia de Guardia to the delightful harbour resort of Tamariu. Or you can hire a bike and join one of organised bike rides that take place every other Sunday. The tourist information offices have lots of suggestions for cycling routes, but one of our favourites is the leisurely 7km trip from Palafrugell to Palamos.
There is a plethora of fairs and markets across the region in April, too – visit the aromatic herb market in Peratallada on 26th April or the Mediaeval market in Calonge in Holy Week
Even early in the year, there are music festivals to be enjoyed with the Steinway Meet Calonge festival between January and April and the superb Jazz cycle in Torroella de Montgri up to the end of April, too.