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November Fiesta Schedule

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November Fiesta Schedule

NOVEMBER FIESTA SCHEDULE – Fiestas Patronales Benidorm

Benidorm honours its two patron saints, the Virgen del Sufragio and San Jaime apostle, with the annual “Fiestas Patronales” local fiestas. The streets are transformed for the entire event with floral decorations, lively musicians, open-air theatre, firework displays and religious parades.

Benidorm Fiestas 2018 start Friday 9th November and end officially on Wednesday 14th November with a spectacular Firework display. 

During EVER fiesta you will see Mascletas listed on the schedules, these are loud, thunderous fire crackers,  They are fired randomly, particularly during the day.  They are very very loud and not designed to see as such as they are not really pretty but are more to stimulate the body through rhythmic sounds and vibrations.

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On Thursday 15th November there will be the “British fancy dress day” which starts around mid day on the Calle Gerona & British square.  The tradition started over 20 years ago when Monolo from Sinatras Club offered a free drink to anyone who dressed up, this event now gets more and more popular each year with 1000´s attending, most in fancy dress.

MAJOR​ ​FIESTAS​ ​PROGRAMME​ 2018

FRIDAY​ ​9​th​ NOVEMBER

18.00 –  LIGHTING OF THE ARTISTIC ILLUMINATION, by our Queens, at Martínez Alejos avenue and Opening of the “Porrat” (street market) at Emilio Ortuño avenue.

This is when the queens and princesses dressed in traditional costumes will turn on the lights before travelling through the streets to the bull ring for the official opening of this years fairground.

19.00 – OPENING OF THE FAIR, located next to the bullring. Prices tonight will be cheaper than the rest of the fiestia

19.00 –  COMPETITION FOR STRETCHING STREETS, AND PEÑAS MAKING

22.00 – “PEÑAS” INFORMAL PARADEMeeting of the “Peñas” at Ruzafa street. Parade around the streets Ruzafa and Martínez Alejos.

SATURDAY​ ​10​th​ ​NOVEMBER

10:00 – HOLY MASS in the Parish Church of San Jaime and Santa Ana

11:45 – OPENING OF THE DOORS OF THE CHURCH OF SAN JAIME AND SANTA ANA, to sing the joys to the Virgin of the Suffrage.

12:00 – ANGELUS AND BELL RINGING performed by local bands and spectacular “AIR BOMBING” from Plaza Castelar, announcing that THE MAJOR FIESTAS 2018 HAVE BEGUN!

12:15 – BRASS BANDS PARADE, starting from Plaza de San Jaime to finish at Plaza de SS. MM. los Reyes de España (Town Hall). Itinerary: Mayor, Alameda de D. Pedro Zaragoza , Herrerías and Plaza de SS.MM. Reyes de España.

13:00 – CONCENTRATION OF BANDS in the Plaza SS.MM. The King and Queen of Spain, where they will perform together the paso doble
“FIESTA EN BENIDORM”, directed by the master-author of the work. Mr. D. RAFAEL DOMENECH PARDO.
At the end, THUNDERBAND AND COLOR BOMBING

17.00 – STAGING OF THE FINDING OF OUR PATRON THE VIRGIN OF THE SUFFRAGE represented in the Poniente Beach, an event which is very moving and one not to be missed.. At the end, SAVINGS OF HONOR AND AIR BOMBING

18.30 – SOLEMN PROCESSION,leaving from Parque de Elche (Harbour) through the following streets: Paseo de la Carretera, Alameda D. Pedro Zaragoza, Mayor street and Plaza de San Jaime.

When the procession gets to the church, there will be a FLOWER OFFERING TO THE VIRGIN, followed by the ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE FIESTAS.

23:00 – Performance of the magnificent “Los Rimmicos” Orchestra on Gambo Street.

23:30 – Performance of the magnificent Orchestra “Iguana Show” in the Huerto Colón.

00:00 –  Big all night party by radio station LOS 40 PRINCIPALES”, with the famous Dj ÓSCAR MARTÍNEZ,at Plaza de SS. MM. Reyes de España.

SUNDAY​ ​11​th​ NOVEMBER:​ ​VIRGIN​ ​OF​ ​THE​ ​SUFFRAGE´S​ ​DAY

08:00 – Sonora Despertà, from the Casa del Fester, in honor of the Mare de Déu del Sofratge.

09:30 – CHOCOLATE FOR EVERYONE, thanks to “CHOCOLATES MARCOS TONDA” (Villajoyosa), at Casa del Fester (C/ La Biga).

11:00 – 14:00 –  HUGHE CHILDREN PLAYPARKat Plaza de SS. MM. Reyes de España. tenes this will include bouncy castles and trampolines etc

11:30 – SOLEMN MASS IN HONOUR OF OUR PATRON SAINT, THE VIRGIN OF THE SUFFRAGE, at the Church of San Jaime and Saint Anne, sung by the “Camerata”. Afterwards, AIR BOMBING and PARADE, around the streets of the Old Town.

14.00 – MARVELLOUS PYRO-DIGITAL “MASCLETA” (super big banger) at avenue Jaime I (Poniente Beach), done by pyrotechnics company RICASA. From 13:00h there will be music with the Dj´s of the radio station LOS 40 PRINCIPALES and tasting of “Anís Tenis”.

17.00 – Kid´s “Batukada” (band of instruments of percussion that plays African-Brazilian music), by MARAKATA PERCUSIÓNstarting from Casa del Fester (C/ La Biga), near the 4 seasons restaurant. Afterwards, there will be chocolate for all the kids at Casa del Fester.

17.00 – Extraordinary Concert by the Musical Union of Benidorm, on Gambo Street.

19.00 – SOLEMN PROCESSION IN HONOUR TO THE VIRGIN OF THE SUFFRAGE. Itinerary: Mayor street, Alameda de D. Pedro Zaragoza, Los Ángeles, Pintor Lozano, Virgen del Sufragio, Martínez Alejos, Paseo de la Carretera, Santa Faz and Plaza de San Jaime. Afterwards, “ESTAMPETA” in honour to the Virgin of the Suffrage, at Plaza de San Jaime.

22:30 – Performance by local artist Guillermo Fluixá & Cristina Verdú “Live Band”. At the end, performance of the Dúo Dj “#becariosno” (Dj Xinxeta and Arturo Fernández) on Gambo Street.

23:00 – Magnificent Orchestra “Secrets” in the Huerto Colón

23:00 – Emotive and traditional song of “Les Copletes a la Mare de Déu del Sofratge” in the Plaza de San Jaime.

00:30 – Great concert of “Los Centellas” in the Plaza SS.MM. the Kings of Spain.

MONDAY​ ​12th​ NOVEMBER:​ ​SAINT​ ​JAMES​ ​DAY – This is also a local holiday, so banks, offices etc will be CLOSED

08:00 – Sonora Despertà, from Casa del Fester, to celebrate the day to our patron saint Jaume Apóstol.

09:30 – CHOCOLATE FOR EVERYONE, thanks to “CHOCOLATES MARCOS TONDA” (Villajoyosa), at Casa del Fester (C/ La Biga).

11:00  – Great playground in the Plaza de SS.MM. the Kings of Spain

11:30 – SOLEMN MASS in the church of San Jaime and Santa Ana. Afterwards, AIR BOMBING and PARADE, around the streets of the Old Town.

14.00 – GREAT PYRO-DIGITAL MASCLETA (super big firecrackers), at avenue Jaime I (Poniente Beach), done by pyrotechnics company RICASA. Beforehand there will be music with the Dj´s of the radio station LOS 40 PRINCIPALES to make the wait more pleasant.

17.00 – Traveling children’s theater “Los Invent Inventos”

19.00 – SOLEMN PROCESSION IN HONOUR TO SAINT JAMES by the streets: Mayor, Alameda D. Pedro Zaragoza, Paseo de la Carretera, Santa Faz and Plaza San Jaime. Afterwards, “ESTAMPETA”, in honour to Saint James. Inside the temple, the names of the members of the organizing committee (“Mayorales”) of the Fiestas 2019 will be revealed.

23.30 –  Performance of local DJs, Arturo and Xinxeta in the Plaza de SS.MM. The Kings of Spain. Concert by Juan Magan. Magnificent “Correfocs” by the Colla of “Dimonis Polopins” Itinerary: plaza de SS.MM. The Kings of Spain, c / del Hondo, c /Schools, c / Tomás Ortuño, c / la Biga, Av. Ruzafa, Av. Martínez Alejos, ending at c / Gambo.

02.00 – Spectacular “CORREFOC”(moving fire and sound show), by COLLA DE DIMONIS POLOPINS, from Plaza de SS. MM. los Reyes de España and through the streets: Hondo, Tomás Ortuño, La Biga, Ruzafa, Martínez Alejos to ending at Calle Gambo .

TUESDAY​ ​13​th​ NOVEMBER – This is also a local holiday, so banks, offices etc will be CLOSED

08:30 –  Atronadora despertà, from the Casa del Fester

10:30  – SOLEMN MISA DE REQUIEM

11:00 –  Great playground in the Plaza de SS.MM. the Kings of Spain.

14.00 –  First Mascletà Piro-Digital abode dedicated to Women in Avda. Jaime I

17.00 – Children’s traveling theater “The Trotaclowns” from the Casa del Fester,

19.00 –  Great Parade of Humor, (FUNNY COSTUMES PARADE) organized by the Association of Peñas Virgen del Sufragio. The parade will cross the streets Venus, Ruzafa and Martínez Alejos.

00:00 –  NOCTURNAL PYRO-DIGITAL MASCLETÁ (fireworks and bangers), to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the song “Fiesta en Benidorm”, at avenue Jaime I (Poniente Beach), done by the pyrotechnics company RICASA.

00:30 – In the Plaza de SS.MM. the Kings of Spain, spectacular Concert of the Dj’s “DREAM3TEAM RELOAD”, José M.a Castells, Toni Peret and Quique Tejada, with music from the 80s, 90s and 00s.

WEDNESDAY​ ​14​th​ ​NOVEMBER

11:30 – Coexistence of all the festive entities of the city in the Festa de les Festes. Concentration in the Neptune square and parades –  Parade of the different Fiestas Commitees, departing from Plaza Neptuno. Itinerary: Almendros, Mercado, Tomás Ortuño, La Biga, Ruzafa, Herrerías and Plaza de SSMM Los Reyes de España.

13.00 –  CHILDREN´S “MASCLETÁ”and CANDY FIRECRACKERS at Plaza SS. MM. Reyes de España.

14.00 – Spectacular Mascletà on Avenida Jaime I,  (Poniente Beach), by pyrotechnics company LLUCH. Beforehand – music with the Dj´s of the radio station LOS 40 PRINCIPALES

17.00 – Concentration in the Elche de las Peñas Park with its music bands and floats.

18.00 – Start of the great and multicolored Parade of Floats from the Park of Elche (Dover Park) to travel the Avda. Almendros, c / Marte, c /Venus, Avda. Ruzafa and c / Martínez Alejos. In the casal of the Festival Commission, located in the Plaza SS.MM. the Kings of Spain, delivery of the prizes of the parade of floats

Spectacular Fireworks Castle on Poniente beach  these take place after the parade so timing is approximate but should be around 21.00ish. These signify the END of the Fiesta.

This years firework display finally started around 22.00 and went on for 20 minutes for the most fabulous display.

Here´s to Next Years November Fiestas.

IMPORTANT:​ ​The​ ​Tourist​ ​Office​ and Benidorm Seriously ​are ​not​ ​responsible​ ​for​ ​any​ ​last minute​ ​changes​ ​that​ ​may​ ​happen.

Thursday 15th – Europes Biggest street Fancy Dress Party

Although Wednesday is the official end of the Benidorm Fiestas, Europe’s largest street fancy dress party is always held on the Thursday.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS YEARS PARADE HAS BEEN CANCELLED BY THE TOWN HALL DUE TO ADVERSE WEATHER, THE BARS IN THE AREA ARE TRYING TO CONTEST THIS DECISION. IF WE HEAR ANY UPDATES THEY WILL BE POSTED HERE

LATEST UPDATE: It appears there WILL be a parade without floats

Update – we have not had any official notification but it does now look as though some sort of parade will take place.

The parade will start on Avenida del Derramador early afternoon, (estmated to start between 1.30pm and2pm) continuing along Calle Gerona, past the British Square then onto Calle Ibiza and Cuenca streets, and finishing at the avenue Philippines.

Photos from 2017 Fancy Dress Day 

 
Tuesday 14th November - WONDERFUL NOCTURNAL MASCLETÁ ​(fireworks and bangers), at Plaza de la Hispanidad, by
“PIROTECNIA VALENCIANA”.
Photo by Chris Bryne
Tuesday 14th November - WONDERFUL NOCTURNAL MASCLETÁ ​(fireworks and bangers), at Plaza de la Hispanidad, by
“PIROTECNIA VALENCIANA”.
Photo by Chris Bryne
Tuesday 14th November - WONDERFUL NOCTURNAL MASCLETÁ ​(fireworks and bangers), at Plaza de la Hispanidad, by
“PIROTECNIA VALENCIANA”.
Photo by Chris Bryne
Tuesday 14th November - WONDERFUL NOCTURNAL MASCLETÁ ​(fireworks and bangers), at Plaza de la Hispanidad, by
“PIROTECNIA VALENCIANA”.
Photo by Chris Bryne
Tuesday 14th November - WONDERFUL NOCTURNAL MASCLETÁ ​(fireworks and bangers), at Plaza de la Hispanidad, by
“PIROTECNIA VALENCIANA”.
Photo by Chris Bryne
Tuesday 14th November - WONDERFUL NOCTURNAL MASCLETÁ ​(fireworks and bangers), at Plaza de la Hispanidad, by
“PIROTECNIA VALENCIANA”.
Photo by Chris Bryne
 
Tuesday 14th November - WONDERFUL NOCTURNAL MASCLETÁ ​(fireworks and bangers), at Plaza de la Hispanidad, by
“PIROTECNIA VALENCIANA”.
Photo by Chris Bryne
 
 
Tuesday 14th November - WONDERFUL NOCTURNAL MASCLETÁ ​(fireworks and bangers), at Plaza de la Hispanidad, by
“PIROTECNIA VALENCIANA”.
Photo by Chris Bryne
Tuesday 14th November - WONDERFUL NOCTURNAL MASCLETÁ ​(fireworks and bangers), at Plaza de la Hispanidad, by
“PIROTECNIA VALENCIANA”.
Photo by Chris Bryne
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Parade – Parade starts from approximately 2pm onwards (Spanish Time)

Fancy Dress Parade Route, starting point Morgan Tavern, up Calle Gerona and onto Calle Lepanto

Map of roads closed and with restrictions during the fiestas….Many thanks to Fresh Radio listener Nicky Fletcher for the info xx

 

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Would it be possible to get street maps .where fiesta will be

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Where can I buy street maps of iesta route

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no need to buy one, just pick one up from the Tourist Board points or many of the local newspapers will have a map, and just follow the noise and the crowds when you are there, its hard to miss lol

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Aw hope the rain stops later x

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