Festivals & Events in Benidorm, Costa Blanca
Benidorm festivals are fantastic and the festival calendar of Benidorm covers the whole year with a variety of celebrations all open to participation.
As for Benidorm festivals in January; the New Year is celebrated with great parties and festivities and for Epiphany the arrival on horseback of the Three Kings is enjoyed with the children. And than comes the Ermita de Sanz to celebrate San AntĂłn on the 17th of January with the blessing of the animals, after a splendid parade.
As for Benidorm festivals in February; Benidorm celebrates the San Blas (3rd, Bollos de Sant Blai) and the Carnivals (from Friday to Tuesday with the â€śburying of the sardineâ€ť on the Wednesday.
As for Benidorm festivals in March; on the 16th of March, a great celebration recalls the moment of the Finding of the Patron Saint, while the city is immersed in the St Joseph festivities, with the Fallas de San JosĂ© (15th to 19th March), featuring parades, fireworks, and the â€ścrĂ¨meâ€ť of the satirical efigies. The Fallas also continue their festive schedule throughout the year.
As for Benidorm festivals in April; the Holy Week processions and passion plays are the main festivities in Benidorm.
As for Benidorm festivals in May; the Festa de la Creu on the 1st of May and next the San Isidro Labrador between 15-18 May are the main festivities in Benidorm.
As for Benidorm festivals in June; the RomerĂa del Corpus at the AndalucĂa Centre in Benidorm with horses, processions, people in fancy dress with ruffles and farm workers is a nice one.
As for Benidorm festivals in July; Benidorm celebrates San FermĂn on the 7th with its â€śchupinazoâ€ť, dances and festive food. And on 16th, the Virgen del Carmen and her seafaring procession in a village that has always lived looking out to sea. July in Benidorm ends with the celebration of the Patron Saint, San Jaime on the 25th with procession, mass, evening festivities and fireworks.
As for Benidorm festivals in August; there are no festivals in Benidorm but the Benidorm Town Council arranges many activities and concerts especially at the L'AigĂĽera Park.
As for Benidorm festivals in September; La Santina festival from 4th to 8th is the leading festivity in Benidorm celebrated with meets up of the whole of Asturias in Benidorm at the Aiguera park with their bagpipes and the traditionally dressed bagpipers and the festive foods and drinks like sidriĂ±a, â€śfabesâ€ť and â€śbollos preĂ±aosâ€ť. And just after that, the grape harvest is celebrated with the Casa de Castilla-La Mancha among â€ścuervasâ€ť [like sangrĂa], good cheese and folk dancing of La Mancha.
As for Benidorm festivals in October; celebrating the battles between the Moors and the Christians is the lively festivity on the first weekend of October. And than comes the Roser festival on the 7th at the Ermita de Sanz and then the San DionĂs on the 9th that is the â€śLoversâ€™ Dayâ€ť in Valencia with the typical â€śMocadorĂ â€ť, marzipan fruits. Among all these, the Day of the Comunitat Valenciana (9th October) and National Festival of Spain (12th October) are the most popular and lively Benidorm festivals in October.
As for Benidorm festivals in November; The Patron Saint, also known as â€śFiestas Mayores Patronalesâ€ť are the most important festivities in Benidorm. They are celebrated on the second weekend of November with local traditions, fireworks and music. The Festa de la Carxofa is the next most popular one celebrated in the memory of the agrarian past of the ancient village.
As for Benidorm festivals between December and January; Benidorm celebrates the Day of the Constitution and Christmas with typical festivities and exhibitions of cribs and nativity scenes. Also read Costa Blanca festivals >>
Benidorm is also famous with the international and cultural events such as;
- the Davis Cup
- the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup
- the Beach Football World Championship
- Benidorm Salsa Festival
- Magic Fitness Convention
- the Villa de Benidorm Open Chess International
- Costa Blanca Cup (International Base Football Tournament)