Arrival of the Benidorm 2017 November Fiestas. See if you dare?
It is said that 277 years ago the surprising discovery of a statue of a virgin took place, this came out completely intact from a devastating fire. A miracle that every year a tribute is payed to this ancient celebration, which its origins also celebrated the great return of the Benidorm fishermen to their families after a long season of work at sea.
Today, however, it brings together all the people of Benidorm who, for 6 days, celebrate their Patron Saint's Day. But it also includes those tourists who are on holiday in Benidorm, or are enjoying a weekend getaway.
For the new Local Fiestas Benidorm 2017, you will see many surprises prepared that will be part of the new program of activities, including the return of the traditional fair, in which whether you are big or small, can enjoy this attraction for all audiences, you can have a great time with the new musical events and concerts, you'll laugh.
(as they say) with a chuckle at the humorous parade, you'll witness the traditional multi-coloured parade of floats, and you'll also be able to enjoy the greatest fun with the best nightlife and see the more typical celebrations of the benidormenses peñas (local clubs).
Fire crackers, costumes and parades
It will be Friday November 10 when everything starts. At the same time, the capital of the Costa Blanca turns into a coming and going of parades and activities, with the music of the bands as a backdrop, and a smell of gunpowder without which the Fiestas de Benidorm 2017 would be inconceivable. All this festive atmosphere you can begin to enjoy on the same Friday of fiestas throughout the day, but it will not be until the afternoon when the artistic lightingin the popular Street Martínez Alejos of Benidorm makes it official. There will be the new queens of the fiestas(major and children) who will be in charge of this event, which together with their Courts of Honor will help you spend an emotional and very pleasant time.
New Fairground Attractiones
Like every year on the Friday of fiestas, with the arrival of the evening, the official inauguration of the new mechanical fun fairwill take place, which will be erected in Benidorm. In addition, in honor of the popular Children's Day, there will be very low prices for you and yours to enjoy all the fun of the fair.
The popular Entrance of Penyas (clubs) in Benidorm Fiestas
It is said that the Fiestas do not really begin until the dynamic and fun Entrance of Penyas. It is a spectacular march in which all the supporting clubs belonging to the Official Association of fiestas participate.
The Benidorm Festival 2017 parade will start at Ruzafa Street to conclude at Martinez Alejos, where the Festival Commission will await them to deliver the flags, banners and bowsthat will then help decorate and enhance the festive atmosphere throughout the night. It is a very funny parade, and at the same time representative of Benidorm in fiestas, which we recommend as a warm up and then continues with the great atmosphere of the peñyas in Benidorm.
Las Peñas en las Fiestas Patronales de Benidorm
Once the welcome parade is over, the penyas are then at your disposal. Therefore, it can be said that the fiestas have really begun for everyone.
As you may know, the clubs consist of groups of friends who meet regularly to prepare the festivities of Benidorm in November, with the correct organization for the autumn. Many of the events are celebrated at different times of the year: the popular weekend camp where the clubs meet and camp in an area prepared for the occasion; the day of the mona, after Holy Week; Offerings to the Virgin del Sufragio several times a year; the famous day of the peñyas, usually in October, etc. All these acts are aimed at maintaining the spirit of unity among the people of Benidorm, and also to enjoy a few more days as if they were already in Benidorms patron festivities.
Now on the eve of the of November, the clubs are installed in the most central locations, always around the old town, in order to offer five days of extraordinary atmosphere of music, activities and fun.
Considered a celebration of great tourist interest in the Valencian Community, this reenactment will allow you to travel back in time to the year 1740, where you can witness the legendary event in which three sailors from Benidorm sailed to a ship that was drifting, here they found a statue of the Virgin of the Suffrage, who had survived a catastrophic fire. From that moment, she became the official patron saint of the fishing village that was Benidorm in the mid-eighteenth century.
This emotional performance, which will take place on the Poniente beach of Benidorm on Saturday 11 in the early afternoon, this will culminate with the firing salute of honor, by the Valencian Fireworks company.
Flower offering to the Virgin
It is a Solemn Pilgrimage that will highlight the penyas of the fiesta association, and will depart from the Elche Park, to continue along the Paseo de la Carretera, the popular Alameda del Alcalde Don Pedro Zaragoza Orts and the Mayor Street, to culminate in the square of San Jaime, where the flowers will be delivered to the Virgin Sufragio.
This is also an act of great expectation at the Fiestas of Benidorm, which starts at 18:00 pm on Saturday, although we recommend that you go early to enjoy it more closely.
Concerts and other musical events
Every year, the most popular bands put their grain of sand to the local fiestas of Benidorm. Artists and groups such as Fangoria, Revolver, Seguridad Social and Melendi have passed through the Julio Iglesias Auditorium in Benidorm during the fiestas.
But this year, it will be La casa Azul and Chimo Bayo who will give us a great soundtrack during the 12th and 14th of November.
The first ones to perform on stage will be the Spanish electropop stars La Casa Azul, whom you could see at the last Low Festival 2017.
The band led by the charismatic Guille Milkiway, will be presented to the public on Sunday 12th at 00.30, to interpret their most recognized indie themes.
On the other hand, the most charismatic Spanish disc jockey of the early 90s, Chimo Bayo, will offer us a great show on Tuesday 14th from 01.00 in the morning, accompanied by the popular DJ Kike Jaén in the Plaza de SS MM Los Reyes de España.
But this is not all that we are going to offer you in terms of musical events: the well-known DJ Chinche will offer you his particular show at the Plaza del Ayuntamiento (Town hall square) on Saturday 11th at 01:00 am. then, the transgressive group Les Chillers, will play some classic Spanish pop songs in a carefree and definitely fun performance.
On Monday the 13th at ten o'clock at night, the Gambo Street will undergo an authentic transformation as it will be taken over by the 40 Principales (Top 40 Station) in Benidorm.
The Humorous Parade
The popular Humour Parade of Benidorm is one of the most characteristic events of the local festivities.
For several years now, it is celebrated on fiesta Tuesday, when they are very close to reaching the end of fiestas. The objective is to make you laugh to the rhythm of the most ironic parodies and satires, always making direct reference to the political and social news.
On this occasion, there will be six winning penyas (clubs), which will be selected after a meticulous decision by the members of the jury. The prizes will range between the 200€ (fifth and sixth prize) and 1200€ (first prize). As usual, some of these prizes will be borne by the Penyas Association of Benidorm (the first and sixth), and others will be sponsored by the Festival Commission (the rest of the prizes).
The Closing of the Benidorm Fiestas: the Multicolor Parade of Floats and the traditional Fireworks
These are two of the most elegant and spectacular events of the Benidorm Festivities, which will be held on Wednesday the 15th: the parade of floats, where the participating clubs spend much of the year planning a float that always has the strongest objective, surprise for the jury and fighting to get one of the two most important awards. It is the first prize and the prize for the artisan float of Fiestas de Benidorm.
In this case, the participants usually make use of their greatest ingenuity to represent current affairs, in many cases paying tribute to the cinema and television.
The parade will begin at the park of Elche (Dove park) and will end in the plaza de la Hispanidad, passing through the Almendros Avenue, and the Venus, Ruzafa, Martínez Alejos and Gambo streets.
The finishing touch will be once again the queens and their court of the fiestas (major and children).
As for the Fireworks, they will once again be the final and definitive culmination to the 2017 Benidorm Festivities. For this, our prestigious Valencian Fireworks company will exhibit a dazzling and original session of fireworks that will once again illuminate the town in a new and very special way.
The Benidorm British Fancy Dress Party
Although they are not part of the official festival program and operate independently, you can continue the festive rhythm with the spectacular tribute offered to and by the British public in Benidorm.
The Fancy Dress Party in Benidorm, always starts the day after the end of the Benidorm Festival, which usually ends on Wednesdays. But we will talk about that in our next publication.
Have we encouraged you to come to Benidorm in Fiestas?