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.
June 1-28, 2020. Every year the Valencia City Council campaigns to give visibility to various inclusive actions, helping to overcome discrimination and stereotypes, and involving the city in the defence of the rights and freedoms of all people: to make Valencia proud. Due to COVID-19 the demonstration and the Pride day party must be limited this year. See below for the agenda:
June 11, 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
June 13, 2020. This year a virtual event to enjoy at home! In more normal times an 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 Pride Festival Party at Deseo 54 Disco.
June 22-24, 2020, 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.
July 4-12, 2020 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: Mar 15-19, 2020 Fallas; mid-Aug, 2020 (4 days) Moros i Cristians/ Sant Roc.
July 16-19, 2020, Benicassim, Castellón (N of Valencia), electro/ pop/ indie/ rock music nightly until 8am, then crowd heads for nearby beaches. Headliners: KHALID, LIAM GALLAGHER, ARMIN VAN BUUREN, MARTIN GARRIX, VAMPIRE WEEKEND, TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB, FOALS, THE LUMINEERS, STEVE AOKI. Camping/ beach parties. Fan site.
Late August, 2020 - eleven-day annual festival of wine 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.
August 26, 2020, 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.
September 7-8, 2020, Algemesi, "gran Muixeranga" Mare de Deu de la Salut celebrations. Processions, human towers, dancers, performers. See photos/videos of previous events + 2020 updates. Training sessions at Casa dels Esports, carrer Nou del Convent, Algemesí, Saturdays, 6pm.
October 9, 2020. 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.
October, 2020 (TBC). Ten-day Pride LGBT film festival, this past year at Centre del Carme Cultura Contemporània/ Contemporary Art Museum at UV, Museu, 2. Feature and documentary films from around the world in original version language. See date confirmation and details at:
March 1-19, 2021. Twenty days of mascletás fireworks at Plaça de l'Ajuntament. March 15th erections of giant Fallas figurines + daily local mascletás across the city. Artful, ironic, satiric, they are torched at La Cremà, the March 19th finale. Parades, nit del foc, ofrenda flowers, and firecrackers everywhere.
March - April, 2021 (TBC). Moviments Urbans will fill areas of Torres de Serranos, Plaza de l'Almoina and Mercado de Russafa with color and movement; 10-20min choreographies: Cos a cos (Fil d'arena company), Voces (Dunatacá company) and Dual Selfie (Valencia Dancing Forward). Also at Teatro Principal de València and other venues.