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Alicante 2014 events

Alicante Jazz Festival

Date :
1 July 2014 - 31 July 2014

Attracting in some cases Grammy award-winning performers, the Alicante Jazz ......

Attracting in some cases Grammy award-winning performers, the Alicante Jazz Festival attracts many great musicians who play in bars and other venues throughout the city.

Venue:
Various venues.

Event cost:
Between €15 to €30.

Category:
Music

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Virgen del Socorro

Date (To be confirmed):
September 2014

The Raval Roig neighborhood, which was traditionally home to sailors and fi ......

The Raval Roig neighborhood, which was traditionally home to sailors and fishermen, is the main stage for this annual feast and celebration, which is held to honour the neighborhood's patron saint. Festivities include dancing, music, food, fireworks and a procession.

Venue:
Raval Roig.

Category:
Culture

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Nochevieja (New Years)

Date (To be confirmed):
December 2014

In Alicante, New Year's Eve typically starts off with a huge family dinner ......

In Alicante, New Year's Eve typically starts off with a huge family dinner at home, before hoardes of festive party-goers, armed with champagne and grapes, head to the Plaza del Ayuntamiento (City Hall Square) in El Barrio for the big countdown. When the clock strikes midnight, the tradition is to start popping good-luck grapes in your mouth with each of the 12 chimes of the clock. Afterwards, bottles are uncorked and the champagne flows and Alicante's bars and clubs fill up quickly.

Venue:
Plaza del Ayuntamiento.

Event cost:
Free.

Category:
Dance

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Alicante 2015 events

Carnival

Date (To be confirmed):
February 2015 (February.)

Every year, around the time of Shrove Tuesday, Alicante celebrates a colour ......

Every year, around the time of Shrove Tuesday, Alicante celebrates a colourful, three week-long carnival starting with the Don Carnal and Dona Cuaresma plays, followed by daily street celebrations. The highlight is on Sábado Ramblero (2 February), when the city's main thoroughfares, La Rambla and El Barrio, fill with stunning costume parades, music and dancing. The carnival ends with a ceremony called 'Funeral Wake and Burial of the Sardine', during which masks and make-up get buried till the following year.

Venue:
Throughout the city.

Event cost:
Free to spectate.

Category:
Entertainment

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Moors and Christians

Date (To be confirmed):
April 2015

Processions and mock battles commemorating the defeat of Moorish forces in ......

Processions and mock battles commemorating the defeat of Moorish forces in the 12th century. The festival of Moors and Christians has become one of the main festivals in Alicante, which begins by dianas waking up the people in the morning. Then, everyone heads to the centre of the town to welcome the entradas, the arrival of Moors and Christians as they march in period costumes. Then, the festivities begin where a re-enactment of battles between the Moors and the Christians.

Venue:
Various venues.

Category:
Religion

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Cruces de Mayo (May Crosses)

Date (To be confirmed):
May 2015

During the annual Cruces de Mayo festival, held in May from the 1-3 May in ......

During the annual Cruces de Mayo festival, held in May from the 1-3 May in the Santa Cruz neighbourhood of Alicante, the area comes alive with music, dance and flowers. The cobbled streets, plazas and balconies get a makeover as they are decorated with flowers arranged into the shape of crosses.

Venue:
Santa Cruz.

Event cost:
Free.

Category:
Religion

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Hogueras de San Juan

Date (To be confirmed):
June 2015 ( )

Firework display from Alicante's Castle with bonfires and floats to celebra ......

Firework display from Alicante's Castle with bonfires and floats to celebrate the arrival of summer. Locals traditionally flock to the countryside on 23 June for a festive dinner before lighting bonfires and dancing around them at midnight, setting off fireworks and swimming in the sea.

Venue:
San Juan.

Event cost:
Free.

Category:
Entertainment

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Virgen del Carmen

Date (To be confirmed):
July 2015

A maritime procession held at the “Club de Regatas” yacht club in Alica ......

A maritime procession held at the “Club de Regatas” yacht club in Alicante and on Tabarca Island in honour of the patron saint of sailors. This pays tribute to Alicante's seaside location and the importance of its port for trade and culture. The event is marked by fishermen pay tribute to the patron saint of sailors by decorating their boats. The highlight of the festival is at the island of Tabarca, where a statue of the Virgen sits in her own boat during a sailor's procession.

Category:
Culture

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