Besides the highlights, the great food and wines, the events and holidays are definitely a good reason to visit this booming city. Many events and holidays are being held in Valencia throughout the year. If you would like to experience these festivities, keep in mind that, especially during Fallas, accommodation needs to be booked in time.
Date: 1-19 March 2016
Would you like to experience the most popular festivity in Valencia? Then you definitely have to visit Valencia during Fallas. Fallas stands for: fireworks, churros (typical pastry), concerts, bull fighting, parades, street performances and the enormous impressive Fallas (sculptures). But the best way to understand what Fallas really is, is to experience it yourself. For more information see Fallas 2016.
Date: 20 – 27 March 2016
In many places in Spain is Semana Santa celebrated (the week before Easter). Sevilla is probably the most famous for its Semana Santa celebrations, but also in Valencia you can experience this festivity. You can see various processions during this “Holy week” in and around the harbour district. For more information see Semana Santa 2016.
Feria Andaluza (Andalusian festival)
Date: April 2016
Place: Turia park, between the Puente de Calatrava (Calatrava bridge) and the Puente de las Flores (Flower bridge).
Description: There will be typical Andalusian tapas, Flamenco performances and horse performances!
Price: The entrance is free!
Feria de Julio 2016
The month July in Valencia is a month full of activities, concerts, bull fighting, events and more. There is a fair, you can enjoy beautiful fireworks and don’t forget to see the typical “Flower fight”. For more information see Feria de Julio.
FIB (festival in Benicàssim)
Date: 14-17 July 2016
This is a music festival in Benicàssim (close to Valencia) with a great line-up this year. See FIB Benicàssim 2016 for more information.
Do you like the idea of legally throwing tomatoes to everyone you see on the street during one hour? Then you cannot miss Tomatina in Buñol, a village near Valencia. It is a lot of fun, but make sure you are well prepared to join this event. For more information see Tomatina 2016.