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Take part in Alicante’s festivals and discover a whole world of emotions. The yearly calendar is marked by numerous festivals. The joy of the city and its people is represented by the great variety of fiestas that leave you with such a lasting impression. The chances are that one of Alicante’s many festivals will coincide with your stay.

Alicante’s festivals are undoubtedly one of the greatest attractions this warm and welcoming Mediterranean city has to offer.

The Fogueres de Sant Joan Festival

One of the most important events in the city’s diary. This festival has been officially declared to be of International Tourist Interest and its origins lie in the tradition of burning useless objects with the arrival of the summer solstice.This is the most important celebration, beginning on the 20th June and lasting until the 29th.

It is a festival dedicated to fire, including events such as the proclamation (The Pregón), the setting up of the bonfires (the Plantà), the procession of the effigies (Cabalgata del Ninot), parades and processions in different neighbourhoods of the city and the main event on the 24th June, the feast day of Saint John Baptist, when large satirical statues made of cardboard and wood are set alight. The Hogueras de San Juan include one of the most important bullfighting events in Spain. Once the main celebrations are over, there is a fireworks competition on Cocó beach at the far end of Postiguet beach, every night until the feast day of Saint Peter oh 29th June.

From 20 to 29 of June.

The Carnival

The main night of the Carnival in Alicante (Saturday Ramblero) gets its name from one of the main avenues of the city: the Rambla. This street fills up with people dressed up during this special evening. Costumes you can purchase, or home made for the occasion or even made out of rags, they are all great. You can dance for hours in your fancy dress. People from Alicante are very welcoming, nice and fun, so you can just let yourself go.

February or March. Variable date.

Holy Week

The Holy Week Easter celebrations start on Palm Sunday, giving way to a week of processions by around 30 guilds and brotherhoods. One of the most popular and emotive is the procession through the narrow, steep streets of the Santa Cruz neighbourhood on the Wednesday before Easter Sunday.

March or April. Variable date.

Moors and Christians

These fiestas are celebrated in different neighbourhoods of the city throughout the year. They commemorate, in a festive style, the battles fought between Christians and Muslims back in the 13th century to reconquer the lands of the province.

Some of the city’s neighbourhoods dedicate a few days to this festival. It is a fantastic opportunity to witness one of the east coast of Spain’s most popular traditions.

San Blas District, July.
Altozano District, August.

Christmas

Christmas is a special time and the city of Alicante shines and shines. If you come to spend a few days or you are in Alicante during this time of year you will like to know that the city offers some endearing days through numerous activities and events so you have many things to do and see. Children are the kings during these days and the offer of family leisure activities is very wide.

From December 24 to January 6

Santa Faz Pilgrimage

On the second Thursday after Maundy Thursday the popular pilgrimage known as La Peregrina to the Santa Faz Monastery takes place. The monastery is 7 kilometers from the centre of Alicante, and is where, according to tradition, the fabric that Veronica used to dry the face of Christ on the way of the Cross is kept.

April or May. Variable date.

Other traditional festivals

Throughout the year, residents of Alicante decorate its streets with colorful ornaments and carry out all kinds of activities to celebrate traditional festivals; Las Cruces de Mayo or Porrate San Antón, the festivity of Virgen del Remedio, Festivity of El Raval Roig, Festivity of Tabarca Island, San Nicolás

Events and festivals in Alicante City

A LA LLUM DEL CASTELL. Actividades en el Castillo de Santa Bárbara
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Disfruta de las actividades diurnas en el Castillo de Santa Bárbara con jazz, experiencias guiadas y exposiciones en su programación otoñal con los eventos ” A la llum del Castell otoño 2019″Una de las novedades[...]
Dec 5 all-day
CANALES DE NADO EN AGUAS ABIERTAS @ PLAYA POSTIGUET | Valencian Community | España
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Alicante cuenta con dos canales de nado destinados a la práctica deportiva de la natación en aguas abiertas. Alicante cuenta con dos canales de nado delimitados para practicar natación en aguas abiertas, dentro de la zona de baño, en[...]
Dec 5 all-day
Exposiciones en Alicante @ Alicante | Xalapa Enríquez | Veracruz | México
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Exposiciones en Museos y Centros Culturales de Alicante Consultar fechas, horarios y precios MARQ, MUSEO ARQUEOLÓGICO PROVINCIAL DE ALICANTE Mayas. El enigma de las ciudades perdidas. La exposición nos sumerge en la selva, cuna de[...]
GUIDED TOUR GUADALEST AND GRILLED SAUSAGES @ Guadalest | Guadalest | Comunidad Valenciana | España
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From the city of Alicante we will head for Guadalest in autocar, to visit the great neighborhood and its vicinities. There we will visit its most picturesque places like the Castle (from the XI century), the old washing[...]
Música y conciertos en Alicante 2019 @ Alicante, diferentes ubicaciones
Dec 5 all-day
Música y conciertos en Alicante 2019 @ Alicante, diferentes ubicaciones
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Música y conciertos en Alicante 2019 AUDITORIO CONCHA DE LA EXPLANADA 8 de agosto, 20h.  Banda Sinfónica Municipal. 9 de agosto, 20h.  Global Play Playa de San Juan 11 de agosto, 20h. Banda Sinfónica Municipal Playa de[...]
ROUTE ALTEA LA VELLA with ALACANT CIRCUIT @ ALTEA | Altea | Comunidad Valenciana | España
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From the city of Alicante we will move to Altea by bus, ranked one of the most beautiful places in Spain because of its singularity and its peculiar old city known as “el Fornet”. There we will[...]
SEGWAY tours in Alicante City @ Hotel Melia Alicante
Dec 5 all-day
SEGWAY tours in Alicante City @ Hotel Melia Alicante | Alacant | Comunidad Valenciana | España
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SEGWAY tours in Alicante City Phone +34 670 33 94 34 Phone +34 607 333 300 info@costablancatour.com Starting from the pier your coordinators will give a good explanation and the practise needed to get to know[...]
Dec 5 @ 12:00 – 18:00
Menú ejecutivo en Mauro & Sensai @ Mauro & Sensai | Alicante | Comunidad Valenciana | España
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Menú Ejecutivo de martes a viernes en Mauro & Sensai Te proponemos seis platos preparados con mucho cariño para poder elegir de entre ellos dos, más postre y como siempre, nuestra propuesta de bodega. Esta[...]
Dec 5 @ 20:00 – Dec 6 @ 0:00
Espectáculos de Flamenco en Tablao Flamenco Luceros 16 @ Tablao Flamenco Luceros 16 | Alacant | Comunidad Valenciana | España
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Espectáculos de Flamenco en Tablao Flamenco Luceros 16 En el centro de Alicante. Vive el Flamenco en directo de miércoles a domingo. ESPECTÁCULOS: Miércoles 22h Jueves 22h Viernes 22h Sábado 22h y 24h Domingos 22.00h[...]
A LA LLUM DEL CASTELL. Actividades en el Castillo de Santa Bárbara
0:00
Disfruta de las actividades diurnas en el Castillo de Santa Bárbara con jazz, experiencias guiadas y exposiciones en su programación otoñal con los eventos ” A la llum del Castell otoño 2019″Una de las novedades[...]
Dec 6 all-day
CANALES DE NADO EN AGUAS ABIERTAS @ PLAYA POSTIGUET | Valencian Community | España
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Alicante cuenta con dos canales de nado destinados a la práctica deportiva de la natación en aguas abiertas. Alicante cuenta con dos canales de nado delimitados para practicar natación en aguas abiertas, dentro de la zona de baño, en[...]
Dec 6 all-day
Exposiciones en Alicante @ Alicante | Xalapa Enríquez | Veracruz | México
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Exposiciones en Museos y Centros Culturales de Alicante Consultar fechas, horarios y precios MARQ, MUSEO ARQUEOLÓGICO PROVINCIAL DE ALICANTE Mayas. El enigma de las ciudades perdidas. La exposición nos sumerge en la selva, cuna de[...]