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Gay Valencia

El Mayor evento gay del calendario anual en Valencia!
Fallas Festival

March 15-19, 2016 at Deseao 54, Valencia. Five parties include: THU "DARK PLEASURE" with JOSEPH LEON, Oscar Liv, Suri + Markus DB. FRI "MATRIX" + "RUDE" with Oscar Liv, Suri + Markus DB. SAT "SALVAJE" dress code shirtless, with DJ Neo Scott.
Nit del Foc / Night of Fire
Las Fallas de Valencia 2016

March 15-19, 2016 grand finale Nit del Foc night of bonfires & fireworks with La Cremà, wraps up 2 weeks of mascletás (fireworks displays) at center. Tribute to St Joseph, displays of art, irony, satire & humor, giant contructions of figures in streets & squares all over the city, & beyond, parties, parades, fireworks daily.
A great annual spectacle
Alcoi/ Alcoy - Les Festes Moros i Cristians

April 22-24, 2016, Alcoi (Alcoy) between Valencia & Alicante. Moors & Christians mock battles each spring honoring Saint George. Elaborate costumes, lots of fireworks & gunpowder smoke for 3 days, most soldiers, even non-smokers, chomp on cigars. Parades, parties, pageantry. Easter celebrations may change the dates - check ahead with tourist office, phone 34 965-537-155
Festa de l'Orgull LGTB 2015
Pride Valencia | Orgullo LGBT

June 18-24 2016. Annual exhibitions, films, shorts + concert; LGTB Village; Saturday June 18th Parade, Parque Parterre to Plaça de l'Ajuntament, via Colon, Xàtiva, Marqués de Sotelo. Festival from 9:30pm at Plaça de l'Ajuntament/ City Hall Plaza, followed by Circuit Party w/ DJ Carlos Gallardo at Deseo 54 Disco - all night long.
Midsummer's night bonfires
Valencia | La Revetlla de Sant Joan

June 20-24, 2016, Summer Solstice shortest night. Traditional pan-European bonfire night - all along Spanish coast. Huge good-natured crowds, mostly young, fill city beaches, leap fires, party all Saturday night, loud music on stage. In Javea, "Nit dels Focs Xàbia" celebrated with bonfires & "correfocs" + traditional music & drums in Old Town.
“Bous a la mar”
Denia Festa Major 2016 - Bulls to the Sea

July 9-17, 2016 in Denia, on the coast, south of City of Valencia. “Festa Major a Sangre de Nuestro Señor” in Denia. Processions, parade floats, concerts, sardines & beer, fireworks. 9-day harborside bull run, runners chased by bulls jump into sea to escape; some bulls hit the water too.
International music, camping, film, theater, art, dance, comedy
Benicassim International Festival 2016

July 14-17, 2016, Benicassim, Castellón (N of Valencia), electro, pop, indie & rock music on stages through the night until 8am, then the crowd heads for nearby beaches to chill out. Eight days of camping. Kendrick Lamar, Major Lazer, Jamie XXX, The Maccabees, Bloc Party + more... See the Fan site.
Requena wine festival
Fiesta de la Vendimia

August, 2016 - ten-day annual festival in the streets of Requena, a short train ride west from Valencia; booths with wine samples from the local vineyards. Locals of all ages parade the streets in costumes, dancing and singing.
Every last Wednesday in August
La Tomatina 2016

August 31, 2016, late morning, streets of Buñol, Valencia. Young, international crowd packed tight in narrow street, throwing tons of ripe tomatoes - shirtless, shoes lost/ripped off, everything pink, eye-stinging fun. Before & after drinking parties in park, streets, bars. Take train from Valencia. Allow plenty of time for return as trains fill up fast.
Festes de la Mare de Deu de la Salut
Algemesí | La Muixeranga

Early September, 2016, Algemesi, "gran Muixeranga" Mare de Deu de la Salut celebrations. Processions, human towers, dancers, performers. See photos/videos of previous events + 2014 updates, at their website. Training sessions can be seen at Casa dels Esports, carrer Nou del Convent, Algemesí, on Saturdays, 6-8:30pm.
Diada Nacional del País Valencià
Nou d'Octubre

October 9, 2016. Annual celebration of the entry of King Jaume I (James) into Valencia in 1238. Concerts at Palau de la Música; grand parades of thousands through city center, elaborate costumes of Moors & Christians, on foot & on horseback, fireworks displays.
Nos hemos propuesto ofrecerte la Nochevieja más espectacular de la ciudad
New Year 2017 | NOCHEVIEJA

December 31, 2016, 11:55pm - 7:30am, at Deseo 54. New Year's Eve party with the Deseo 54 All Star DJs. Animation by Slave of Fame, hot go-go dancers + guest stars, gifts & surprises.