September 6-9, 2020. A dispute from the times of Ferdinand and Isabella over which village has rights to a statue of the Virgin. The Cascamorras who tried to take the statue was repelled by citizens using black paint. Today, during the reenactment, thousands of locals and visitors get themselves and one another greasy black in Baza on Sept 6th, then covered in red in Guadix on Sept 9th.
May 29 - June 5, 2021 (2020 cancelled). Five hundred year tradition featuring bullfighting, baile flamenco tents, parades of costumed mannequins, and religious processions, ornate vendor booths and funfair rides. Every year the festivities begins on Saturday at noon with the alumbrao, lighting of thousands of lights, and ends the following Saturday with spectacular fireworks.