are fantastic and the festival calendar of
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 Antón 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 “burying of the sardine” 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 José (15th to 19th March),
featuring parades, fireworks, and the “crème” 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 Romería del Corpus at the Andalucía 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 Fermín on the 7th with its “chupinazo”, 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'Aigüera 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 sidriña, “fabes” and “bollos preñaos”. And
just after that, the grape harvest is celebrated with the Casa de Castilla-La Mancha among “cuervas” [like sangría],
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 Dionís on the 9th that is the “Lovers’ Day” in Valencia with the typical “Mocadorà”, 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 “Fiestas Mayores Patronales” 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.
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)