Top São João Events to Attend in Goa This June

 Top São João Events to Attend in Goa This June

São João is one of the most vibrant and eagerly anticipated festivals in Goa, particularly celebrated with immense enthusiasm in the northern parts of the state. Dedicated to St. John the Baptist, the festival is marked by lively traditions, including young men leaping into wells to retrieve gifts thrown by villagers. This unique celebration takes place at the onset of the monsoon season, adding a refreshing twist to the festive fervor. Here are some of the top São João events you should not miss in Goa this June:

1. Elusive São João at Bay 15 – June 24th

Bay 15 in North Goa offers a luxurious and picturesque venue for celebrating São João. This event is perfect for those looking to experience the festival with a touch of elegance. Expect a day filled with music, dance, and São João activities, all set against the stunning backdrop of the Arabian Sea. With delicious Bay15 cuisine and an endless supply of liquor, this event promises an unforgettable experience.

2. The São João Bash at Cortalim – June 22nd

Cortalim, a charming village in South Goa, hosts one of the most exciting São João bash on June 22nd at Ebonz laws. Get ready to dance till you drop with best dj lineup.

3. Pre Sao Joao Bash by Ravenation at Woodburns, Nuvem – 8th June

Kickstart your Sao Joao celebrations early with the pre-festival bash at Woodburns in Nuvem. Organized by Ravenation, this event is perfect for those who want to get into the festive spirit ahead of time.

4. Sangodd Boat Parade at Siolim

Siolim, a village in North Goa’s Bardez taluka, is famed for its grand Sao Joao celebrations, particularly the colorful Sangodd boat parade. On the main feast day, villagers take a plunge into the wells singing the traditional “San Joao” songs. The Sangodd, a parade of boats decorated with flowers and fruits, is a sight to behold. Participants, dressed uniformly, compete in boat races while singing Mando and other religious hymns. This event truly encapsulates the adventurous spirit of Sao Joao.


Don your floral crowns, grab a bottle of Feni, and celebrate the spirit of St. John the Baptist