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Gay Valencia

Gay Valenicia's big night out
Deseo 54

Fridays + Saturdays, 1:30am - 7:30am, at Deseo 54. The big Gay dance party nightclub in Valencia - with the Deseo 54 All Star DJs. Hot go-go dancers + guest star performers, gifts & surprises. New era sensations; unprecedented visual and musical spectacles, grandiose stagings, vocalist performers. See weekly special theme nights - especially at holidays and Pride.
La fiesta del Pride de Maspalomas llega por primera vez a Deseo 54

June 1, 2019, midnight - 6am. A taste of the Freedom Party Main Event of Maspalomas Pride, Gran Canaria - with DJ Lydia Sanz FREEDOM Resident, give-aways, animation and more.
Midsummer's night / St John's Eve bonfires
Valencia | La Nit / La Revetlla de Sant Joan

June 22-24, 2019, Summer Solstice short nights. Traditional St John's Eve pan-European bonfire night along Spanish coast. SUN huge happy crowds, mostly young, fill Valencia city beach, leap fires, party all night to music on stage. Nit dels Focs Xàbia celebrated with bonfires, correfocs + traditional music/ drums. Sant Joan d'Alacant Nit del Foc festival of fire.
La Mamma - el nuevo trabajo de Ariell & Orgullo Gay Pride - Matrix Sun Festival
Pride Weekend 2019

June 28-29, 2019. FRI 1:30am (SAT) LA MAMMA w/ guest artist Ariell + DJ Rafa Star. SAT 1:30am (SUN) Gay Pride Matrix Sun Festival - DJs MANUEL DE DIEGO (Main Floor house music), Oscar Liv (Main Floor House music), and Rafa Star (Panorama Pop/ Commercial/ Hits). International gogo dancers.
Festa de l'Orgull LGTB 2017
Pride Valencia | Orgullo LGBT 2019

June 29, 2019. Annual Parade 7:30-9pm from Plaça de la Porta de la Mar/ Parque Parterre to Plaça de l'Ajuntament, via Colon and Xàtiva with festival/ entertainment 9:30pm-3am at Plaça de l'Ajuntament/ City Hall Plaza; Official WE Pride Festival Pre-Party w/ DJ Binomio at Deseo 54 Disco, SAT night/ SUN morning 1:30-7:30am.
La gran preparty oficial del festival LGTB más importante del mundo
Preparty Circuit Festival 2019

July 20, 2019, 1:30am (SUN) 7:30am. A taste of the Matinée 2019 Barcelona Circuit Festival - w/ DJs LYDIA SANZ (Main Floor house music); Suri (Main Floor house music); Oscar Liv (Main Floor House music); and Rafa Star (Panorama, Pop/ Commercial/ Hits).
“Bous a la mar”
Denia Festa Major 2019 - Bulls to the Sea

July 6-14, 2019 in Denia, south of Valencia City. Festa Major a Sangre de Nuestro Señor. Processions, parade floats, concerts, sardines and beer, fireworks. Harbor-side bull run featuring men and youths, chased by bulls, jumping into the sea to escape, with some bulls falling in after them. Also: March 15-19, 2019 Fallas; August 13-16, 2019 Moros i Cristians/ Sant Roc.
International music, camping, film, theater, art, dance, comedy
Benicassim International Festival 2019

July 18-21, 2019, Benicassim, Castellón (N of Valencia), electro, pop, indie & rock music on stages throughout each night until 8am, then the crowd heads for nearby beaches. To feature Fatboy Slim, Action Bronson, Marina, Kodaline, Lana del Rey..... Eight days of camping and beach parties. See the Fan site.
Requena wine festival
Fiesta de la Vendimia

August 21 - September 1, 2019 - eleven-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 2019

August 28, 2019, late morning in the streets of Buñol, Valencia. Young, international crowd packed tight in the narrow street, throwing tons of ripe tomatoes at one another; shirts, 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 because trains fill up fast.
Festes de la Mare de Deu de la Salut
Algemesí | La Muixeranga

Early September, 2019 (TBC), Algemesi, "gran Muixeranga" Mare de Deu de la Salut celebrations. Processions, human towers, dancers, performers. See photos/videos of previous events + 2019 updates, at their website. Training sessions at Casa dels Esports, carrer Nou del Convent, Algemesí, Saturdays, 6-8:30pm.
Diada Nacional del País Valencià
Nou d'Octubre

October 9, 2019. 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.
Nit del Foc / Night of Fire
Las Fallas de Valencia 2020

March 15-19, 2020, 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 torched on final night; parties, daily parades + fireworks.
A great annual spectacle
Alcoi/ Alcoy - Les Festes Moros i Cristians

Early May, 2020, Alcoi (Alcoy) between Valencia/ Alicante. Moors and Christians mock battle each spring honoring Saint George. Elaborate costumes, lots of fireworks and gunpowder smoke for 3 days, most soldiers, even non-smokers, chomp on cigars. Parades, parties, pageantry. See tourist office or phone 34 965-537-155