When the month of March arrives we start to notice that the coolest and rainiest days of the year are left behind. And, in March, Benidorm is full of events and celebrations for all audiences. If the month of March happens to be when you are planning your holidays in Benidorm you are in luck because … Benidorm has plans to offer every weekend! Keep reading to discover the events that will be held in Benidorm.
First weekend: March 3rd and 4th
The ‘Fallas’ are about to begin, one of the most traditional and important celebrations in Valencia, to start warming up for the celebrations, the Benidorm locals are out and having fun. So don’t be surprised on Saturday 3rd March from first thing in the morning that you will hear the band out in full force in the ‘Falleros’ Parade along with plenty of firecrackers. This day marks the beginning of the Fallas, it’s called the ‘Crida’, and its intended to draw the attention of all of the locals, to come out and join the party.
The following day, on Sunday 4th March, the ‘falleros’ meet up on the Avenida Emilio Ortuño and enjoy the preparation and of course the best part of the day, savor the results, of the traditional “Paellas Contest”. Do you fancy taking a look and see how Paella is made?
Second weekend: March 10th and 11th
Those of you who are in Benidorm the second weekend of March, will be lucky to see the more traditional side of Benidorm. On March the 16th, Benidorm celebrates the ‘discovery of the Virgin of Suffrage’, the patron saint of the town. They take advantage of this weekend to offer flowers in her honor. So, if Saturday the 10th in the afternoon you would like to see this closer in the old town, we recommend doing it from the San Jaime Church Square and from Santa Ana.
A completely different plan, a break in your routine, why not attend the Benidorm Palace on Sunday the 11th. At 9pm AIDA, an opera with 4 acts by Giuseppe Verdi. Do you feel like enjoying different experience?
Third weekend: March 17th and 18th
Officially, the weekend of fires, music and fireworks. From the 15th to 19th March the most anticipated days for many Valencians. And it is during these days that they celebrate: ‘the Fallas’. And, as it could not be any less, in Benidorm they have their own 3 fallas: ElsTolls, one in the Rincón de Loix and one in the Center. During this weekend the agenda is also on fire. Parades, flower offerings, bands, firecrackers, fireworks … you will be able to enjoy a wide variety of traditional Valencian activities! Our recommendation? Do not miss the ‘cremá’ of the falla, when the amazing artistic monuments are burnt, held on the night of the 19th, you will be amazed.
Fourth weekend: March 24th and 25th
At the moment we don’t have anything on the agenda, nor do we know what Benidorm has prepared for the 24th March, we imagine that there will be news soon. What we do know is that on the 25th the town will celebrate the beginning of the Easter Week with the traditional religious ceremony, Ramos Sunday. The churches in the center of the town, San Jaime and Santa Ana, are where most people welcome and gather throughout these days.
Fifth weekend: March 31st
To bid farewell to March in style, on Saturday 31st, Benidorm opens the musical festival season with “With a lot of art”. Throughout the Saturday afternoon and evening, different groups will perform in the Julio Iglesias Auditorium, such as Andy and Lucas and La Húngara, with whom you can enjoy music and some Spanish flamenco.