Events and Festivals in Alicante

  • Bonfires of Saint John: The Fogueres de Sant Joan is an important festival of Alicante. It pays homage to Saint John and welcomes the summer season. On the night of the 20th June, large artistic structures of paper mache and wood are set up all over the city. On the Nit del Foc, four days later, they are burnt. After the crema, a huge fireworks display is presented at the St Barbara Castle and can be seen from all over the city.
  • Alicante Carnival: An annual carnival, Alicante celebrates it with fervour and joy. It lasts for over 3 weeks. The festival begins with the Don Carnal and Dona Cuaresma plays, followed by daily street celebrations. The highlight is on Sabado Ramblero when the city's main streets fill with vibrant costume parades, music and dancing.

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