Time is running and summer is going to be behind us. So as the summer won’t be forgotten, there is nothing better than celebrate the end of it by going to a festival such as the Melonera Festival in Madrid. Do not worry, this festival is not one the festival where people throw seasonal fruits. During the Melonera Festival in Madrid, no one is throwing melons, but the tradition is to eat seasonal fruits such as melon and watermelons the fruits of the summer.

The Melonera Festival in Madrid used to be celebrated in the the esplanade of the hermitage of the Virgen del Puerto on September 12 of each year. The religious celebration in the honor of the birth of the Virgen del Puerto merged with other cultural and social activities, until it has became a traditional festival with activities dedicated mostly to youngers.

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Nowadays, the Melonera Festival in Madrid will be moved because of the construction in the surroundings of the Parc de la Arganzuela, that’s why you have to pay attention to the new site of the Festival. The program will probably be announced few time later.


As you can imagine what is expecting you during this Melonera Festival in Madrid, last year the festival were inaugurated with a rock concert of the famous Unión band. There will also be activities for children, in order they have something to do in summer in Madrid, such as clowns, theater etc. …

If you want to go to the Melonera Festival in Madrid, the best alternative is to rent an apartment in the center of Madrid. From this place it will be easy for you to reach the Parc de la Arganzuela by taking the subway (lines 3 or 6) and by walking 15 minutes until there.

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