The Fogueres de Sant Joan Festival

Festivals of International Tourist Interest

The Fogueres de Sant Joan Festivals are 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.

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Calendar of the Hogueras Festivals

Where to eat

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Where to sleep

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Tourist Info Offices

Tel +34 965 125 633
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Practical information

Bus C6 Alicante Airport, water sports, guided tours, brochures…

Transport

Use public transport, during the Hogueras Celebrations

Places to discover

Monuments, museums, cultural centres, The Castle of Santa Bárbara, Tabarca Island…

The best beaches

The beaches of Alicante offer you a wide range of services during the Hogueras celebrations. Want to know more?