A Travellers City Guide To Events in Alicante


Alicante’s most important festival is Las Hogueras de San Juan (Bonfires of San Juan), which takes place in June. Enormous monuments are constructed throughout the city and burned at the end of the festival, followed by a week of beach fireworks, dedicated to John the Baptists and celebrating the arrival of summer.

Carnival, which takes place just before Lent in February or March, sees parades through the streets and open air concerts and both Holy Week and Santa Faz are honoured with local pilgrimages.

October’s Moros y Cristianos festival is honoured in several small towns in the surrounding area and involves locals dressing up in colourful costumes as Medieval Moorish and Christian warriors and knights, street processions and fireworks.

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