Benidorm Fiesta November Festival 2018 – All Dates and Fun!
Benidorm is a hotspot holiday destination all year around for beach holidays and all inclusive hotels. On the other side, there other exiting events happening in Benidorm while you can enjoy sun and beach holidays.
Benidorm Fiesta Dates November 2018 (November Fiesta Week)
Spain is without doubt the home of the fiesta, at some point across the country there will be a celebration and Benidorm is a great place to holiday and catch one of these great events for yourself, over the years Benidorm has kept up its traditions with its fiestas and as it has become a popular place for tourists we are now seeing the British bring their own fiesta to the streets of Benidorm with the fancy dress day November 2018, from medieval fiestas in the Old Town, fancy dress in the New Town right up to the Elvis fiesta in the Rincon part of Benidorm it is true that there is something for everyone to enjoy whilst holidaying in Benidorm. See: Benidorm Festival Dates 2018 for the other amazing events in 2018.
NOVEMBER 2018 dates (unconfirmed) – Festival usually starts on second week of November and ends with a famous fancy dress party on next Wednesday.
9th – 14th November ~ Fiestas Patronales, Old Town
15th November ~ British Fancy Dress Party 2018, New Town
The most famous event for the Brits! It’s been more than two decades, mostly British folks celebrating the
November Fancy dress party on the streets of Benidorm.
November 16th 2018 – Artichoke Fiesta ( Old Town ) – Fiesta of the Carxofa(read below)
November 17th 2018 – Artichoke Fiesta Parade ( Old Town )
November 18th 2018 – Flower Offering Mare Déu of the Sofratage Fiesta ( Old Town )
The Artichoke Fiesta in Benidorm
Benidorm’s Old Town is the most happening place in the third weekend of November. This is when the town holds its traditional Artichoke Fiesta – the Festa de la Carxofa. Not unlike a harvest festival, the artichoke festival or the fiesta of the Carxofa has become a great attraction along the lines of the Patron Saint’s Day in honor of the Virgin of Suffrage and St. James the Apostle.
The burning of artichokes in front of The Royal Queens Hotel is the highpoint of the fiesta. Usually, the festivities commence at ten in the night with the tasting of Bollos at the Costera del Barco.
The next day, the festival committee ensures that the fun heads to the Plaza del Calpi for the ‘PENJA of carxofa’. Usually at one in the afternoon, a sardinada is offered. By six in the evening, the gaiety winds down with a beautiful parade that heads to the centre of the old town. At ten, people gather to enjoy music. The activities then move on to the third day where flowers are offered to the Mare Déu of the Sofratge. The day ends with the faithful attending a Mass in the parish of San Jaime and Santa Ana.
And finally, the event is crowned and declared closed for the year after the crema of the carxofa at Plaza de la Constitución.
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If you are booking Benidorm for a Fiesta please double check that the date is correct, the town hall can change dates with less than 48 hours notice and is impossible for us to check every Fiesta daily for any changes
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Benidorm all-inclusive holidays continue to rise in popularity with the British. All inclusive holidays to this resort town on the Costa Blanca are, for many British people, an opportunity to enjoy sunny skies and beautiful beaches. Many holidayers from the U.K end up buying property here. Benidorm has a sizeable population of expatriates from Britain. Check cheap flights to benidorm 2018 post and TUI Benidorm Holidays 2018 reviews.
Those who come here are drawn by the mild weather, and the choice of activities all year round. Even during the winter months(see: November 2018 Benidorm Weather), you can go trekking in the hills, have a blast at the karaoke bars and check out the various tapas bars. Summer is when the town really comes alive; the Blue Flag beaches witness happy tourists and the whole place has a fiesta feel to it. Also see: Benidorm 2018 Elvis Presley Festival