This gastronomic and tourist event has a long tradition and antiquity. It takes place in Vinaròs during August, a period in which lots of tourists come to the Mediterranean coast of Spain. One of the first King Prawn Festivals took place in 1965, and, that special year, the guest of honour was the versatile painter Salvador Dalí. His visit was so significant that Vinaròs became an important place to visit in the Spanish map and unveiled the most precious gastronomic product, the king prawn. Nowadays, King Prawn Festival is the biggest attraction of Vinaròs during the month of August. The most spectacular event of this festival is the popular king prawn tasting which takes place in the promenade. More than 300 kg. are given to the people who participate in it every year.
King Prawn Festival