Benidorm November Fiestas

Benidorm November Fiestas

Every November, Benidorm celebrate’s its Fiestas Mayores Patronales in honour of the Virgen del Sufragio and San Jaime. The fiestas begin on the second Saturday of the month and end the following Wednesday.

Duration

1 Week

Runs

09/11/18 - 15/11/18

Departing

09/11/18 - 15/11/18

Every November, Benidorm celebrate’s its Fiestas Mayores Patronales in honour of the Virgen del Sufragio and San Jaime. The fiestas begin on the second Saturday of the month and end the following Wednesday; five entire days of celebrations, including a reenactment of the discovery of the Virgen, the flower offering at the church, the comedy parade, the float parade and ending with a massive firework display.

The fiesta dates back to the year 1740 when a boat appeared on the shore of Benidorm, dragged in by a violent storm. The boat was burnt to prevent a disease outbreak, but some local boys found the image of the Virgen del Sufragio, which they took to the church and built a chapel.

The November fiestas attract visitors from all over Spain and Europe, and Benidorm’s hotels and apartments fill up with people heading here to join in the fantastic, fun and colourful celebrations.

BENIDORM FIESTAS PROGRAMME 2018

MAJOR FIESTAS PROGRAMME 2018

FRIDAY 9TH 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.

19:00 INAUGURATION OF THE FAIRGROUND, near the Bullring. Children´s day: special prices.

22:30 “PEÑAS” INFORMAL PARADE. Meeting of the “Peñas” at Ruzafa street. Parade around the streets Ruzafa and Martínez Alejos.

SATURDAY 10TH NOVEMBER

10:00 MASS, at the Church of San Jaime, in honour to the Virgin of the Suffrage, sung by the choir of

La Barqueta”.

11:45 OPENING OF THE DOORS AT SAN JAIME AND SAINT ANNE´S CHURCH, to sing the VERSES IN HONOUR TO THE VIRGIN.

12:00 ANGELUS AND BELL RINGING and spectacular "AIR BOMBING" from Plaza Castelar, to announce 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 GATHERING OF BRASS BANDS, at Plaza de SS. MM. Reyes de España, to perform the piece "FIESTA IN BENIDORM". Afterwards, COLOURFUL AIR BOMBING, by the pyrotechnics company RICASA.

17:00 At Poniente Beach, THEATRICAL PERFORMANCE OF THE FOUNDING OF THE VIRGIN, by the theatre group of “La Barqueta”. Afterwards, SALVOES AND AIR BOMBING, by the pyrotechnics company RICASA.

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 “ORQUESTA LOS RÍTMICOS”, at Gambo street.

23:30 Performance of “ORQUESTA IGUANA SHOW” at Huerto de Colón (Tomás Ortuño street).

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

SUNDAY 11TH NOVEMBER: VIRGIN OF THE SUFFRAGE´S DAY

08:00 “DESPERTÀ” (awakening by the sound of firecrackers) starting from Casa del Fester (C/ La Biga).

Itnenerary: Tomás Ortuño, La Palma, Paseo de la Carretera, Alicante, Plaza de la Constitución, Alameda, Herrerías endind at Plaza SS.MM. Reyes de España and from now on…

¡EVERY MORNING!

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

11:00 until 14:00 HUGHE CHILDREN PLAYPARK at Plaza de SS. MM. Reyes de España.

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 PERCUSIÓN, starting from Casa del Fester (C/ La Biga). Afterwards, there will be chocolate for all the kids at Casa del Fester.

17:00 SPECIAL CONCERT OF “LA UNIÓN MUSICAL DE BENIDORM”, at 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 of the local artists “GUILLERMO FLUIXÀ & CRISTINA VERDÚ LIVE BAND”. Afterwards, performance of the Duo Dj “Becariosno” ( Dj Xinxeta y Arturo Fernández).

23:00 Performance of the “ORQUESTA SECRETS”, at Huerto de Colón (Tomás Ortuño street).

23:00 The traditional “COPLETES” will be sung to the Virgin of the Suffrage, at Plaza de San Jaime.

00:30 Performance of “LOS CENTELLAS” at Plaza de SS. MM. Reyes de España.

MONDAY 12TH NOVEMBER: SAINT JAMES DAY

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

11:00 until 14:00 HUGHE CHILDREN PLAYPARK at Plaza de SS. MM. los Reyes de España.

11:30 At the Church of San Jaime, SOLEMN MASS IN HONOUR TO SAINT JAMES.

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 Children´s wandering theater “LOS INVENTA INVENTOS”, starting Casa del Fester (C/ La Biga) and ending at Huerto de Colón (Tomás Ortuño street). Afterwards, there will be chocolate for all the kids at Casa del Fester.

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 Show by Dj Xinxeta y Arturo Fernández and concert of the famous artist JUAN MAGÁN, at Plaza de SS. MM. los Reyes de España.

02:00: Spectacular “CORREFOC” (moving fire and sound show), by COLLA DE DIMONIS POLOPINS, leaving from Plaza de SS. MM. los Reyes de España and through the streets: Hondo, Tomás Ortuño, La Biga, Ruzafa and Martínez Alejos to end at Gambo street.

TUESDAY 13TH NOVEMBER

10:30 SOLEMN REQUIEM MASS, at San Jaime Church, sung by the Choir of the Church.

Afterwards, OFFERING OF FLOWER GARLANDS to the Dead in the Sea, at Plaza de la Señoría, followed by a visit to the cemeteries.

11:00 until 14:00 HUGHE CHILDREN PLAYPARK at Plaza de SS. MM. los Reyes de España.

14:00 FIRST PYRO-DIGITAL PURPLE MASCLETÀ DEDICATED TO ALL THE WOMEN, 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 Children´s wandering theater “LOS TROTACLOWNS”, starting at Huerto de Colón (Tomás Ortuño street).

19:00 FUNNY COSTUMES PARADE. Itinerary: Venus, Ruzafa and Martínez Alejos.

00:00 WONDERFUL 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 Spectacular concert of the famous DJ´s “DREAM3TEAM RELOAD”, with music of the 80´s, 90´s and 00´s, at Plaza de SS. MM. los Reyes de España.

WEDNESDAY 14TH NOVEMBER

11:30 “FESTA DE LES FESTES”. 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 PYRO-DIGITAL MASCLETÀ, at avenue Jaime I (Poniente Beach), done by pyrotechnics company LLUCH. Beforehand there will be music with the Dj´s of the radio station LOS 40 PRINCIPALES to make the wait more pleasant.

18:00 FLOAT PARADE through the following streets: Parque de Elche, Almendros, Marte, Venus, Ruzafa and Martínez Alejos.

Afterwards, MARVELLOUS FIREWORK DISPLAY at Poniente Beach (Harbour), done by by the pyrotechnics company RICASA.

¡MERRY FIESTAS FOR EVERYONE!

IMPORTANT: The Tourist Office is not responsible for any of the changes that may happen.

 Although Wednesday is the official end of the Benidorm fiestas, there is a huge Fancy dress party on Thursday which starts at around midday and takes place in the new town of Benidorm around the Calle Gerona and British square area, be sure to come in fancy dress to enjoy this spectacular event.

Duration

1 Week

Runs

09/11/18 - 15/11/18

Departing

09/11/18 - 15/11/18.

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