Events

Top Choice Theatre in Elche

Misteri d'Elx

A lyric drama dating from the Middle Ages, this is performed annually in the Basílica de Santa María. The mystery’s two acts, La Vespra (the eve of the Virgin Mary's death) and La Festa (the celebration of her Assum…
Top Choice Fiesta in Alcoy

Moros y Cristianos de Alcoy

Of all the many Moors and Christians festivals that celebrate the Reconquista (the region’s liberation from Muslim rule), Alcoy's is the biggest and best known. Hundreds of locals dress up in elaborate traditional c…
Top Choice Fiesta in Alicante

Hogueras de San Juan

Alicante’s major festival is on the night of 24 June, when midsummer bonfires are lit. In a celebration reminiscent of Valencia's Las Fallas, satirical effigies (ninots) go up in smoke all over town. This act, known…
Sports in Alicante

Volvo Ocean Race

This gruelling round-the-world race has in recent editions started in Alicante, where the event has its headquarters. It normally begins every three years in October; the next is scheduled for 2020. A museum on the …
Fiesta in Villena

Moros y Cristianos

Villena's main fiesta is a boisterous affair based around the town's patron, the Virgin of the Virtues. With 14 Moor and Christian groups, just about the whole town is decked out in extravagant costume. The nocturna…
Fiesta in Orihuela

Moros y Cristianos

Orihuela loves its vibrant Moors and Christians festival in mid-July. Residents love it so much that they can't wait 12 months to get dressed up again, so they choose to reprise the atmosphere with an enormous medie…