Every five years (2018, 2023 etc) the town celebrates its patroness saint with a flotilla of fishing boats escorting the statue of the Virgin Mary from the chapel of Punta Llana southwards to the capital.
A good time to be in town is during the Fiesta del Paso in September when gomeros from far and wide converge on Alajeró to celebrate this chirpy procession that dances its way down from the mountains.
A week full of street parties, music and cultural events is held in San Sebastián, celebrating Columbus’ first voyage.
St John’s Day sees the beach lined with bonfires to celebrate the summer solstice.
San Sebastián’s festival in honour of the town’s patron saint.