The government instructed all people in Spain to stay at home starting March 15th, except for brief trips for necessities. The lockdown has now been extended until May 24th. Schools, universities, nurseries, museums, bars, restaurants, cafes, theaters and cinemas have been closed. Food stores, pharmacies and tobacco stores remain open; some small shops and services opened on May 4th.
May 28-31, 2020. Long weekend break of live acts + DJs onstage in the gay village. Pink themed nights in 20+ bars, plus nibbles on the Ruta de Vinos y Tapas - a mad and messy weekend. At bars, cafés, restaurants packed into a few streets in Old Town, the epicentre of gay life in Benidorm, three nights of flirty fun, and beaches nearby! Saturday MAIN PARTY. See updates:
August 31 - September 6, 2020 at Ampiteatro Oscar Espla. Benidorm Pride. Past year: WED 8pm Showtime. THU 8pm White Party. FRI Pool Party + SuperMartxe Black. SAT 5pm Parade + 9pm main stage open air party + 12-8am. Kluster, The Main Party at Penelope. SUN 8pm SuperMartxe Superman. See 2020 updates at:
November 6-11, 2020, Friday through Wednesday events, annual parade with elaborate floats, fireworks, music, all-night parties, mascletas (think Chinese firecrackers but bigger, louder & for longer) 2pm every day at Placa Triangular. Cannons fire at 8am -in case you fell asleep.
December 4, 2020 - January 7, 2021. Traditional Christmas market (Mercat de Nadal) weekend on Avenida Martinez Alejos held just before and after Christmas. Organized by Comisión de Fiestas: handicrafts and traditional Christmas products of the area. Nativity scene (Belén), special events and street performances. concerts, theatrical performances.