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Alicante San Juan Hogueras

The official programme in English for this years Fogueres de Sant Joan or Hogueras de San Juan 2018 in Alicante starts on the 1st and finishes on the 29th June. There are twelve massive day time mascleta displays, five beautiful evenings of fireworks on the beach, an international folk parade, floral offerings and the main night of festivities, called the Crema, when the magnificent statues are burnt. The fiesta is of International Tourist Interest and well worth enjoying!

The full programme is:

Friday 1st June

  • 19:30 Homage to the Fiesta Queens in the Plaza de Espana

  • 20:00 Opening Parade along Calle de San Vicente, Rambla de Méndez Núñez, Rafael Altamira finshing in the Plaza del Ayuntamiento for the Opening Speeches from the Balcony of the Ayuntamiento

Saturday 2nd June

  • 14:00 Mascelta in the Plaza de los Luceros

Sunday 3rd June

  • 11:30 Parade of the Giants and Big Heads accompanied by tge  Pipe and Drum Band along Alfonso el Sabio, Constitución and Plaza de Ruperto Chapí.

  • 14:00 Mascelta in the Plaza de los Luceros

Saturday 9th June

  • 14:00 Mascelta in the Plaza de los Luceros

  • 20:00 Parade of the Ninot. Route: Avenida de Alfonso X el Sabio, Rambla de Méndez Núñez and Calle Rafael Altamira finishing in the Plaza del Ayuntamiento.

Sunday 10th June

  • 14:00 Mascelta in the Plaza de los Luceros

Friday 15th June

  • 23:45 Arribada del Foc, special light, sound and firework display beside the El Corte Ingles on the corner of Avda. Maissonnave and Calle Oscar Esplá.

Saturday 16th June

  • 14:00 1st session of the 30th Mascelta Competition in the Plaza de los Luceros.

  • 19:00 Parade of the Music Bands and the Hogueras Commissioners. Route: Plaza de los Luceros, Avenida de Alfonso X el Sabio, Rambla de Méndez Núñez and Calle Rafael Altamira finishing in the Plaza del Ayuntamiento.

Sunday 17th June

  • 14:00 2nd session of the 30th Mascelta Competition in the Plaza de los Luceros

Monday 18th June

  • 14:00 3rd session of the 30th Mascelta Competition in the Plaza de los Luceros

Tuesday 19th June

  • 14:00 4th session of the 30th Mascelta Competition in the Plaza de los Luceros

Wednesday 20th June

  • 14:00 5th session of the 30th Mascelta Competition in the Plaza de los Luceros

  • 00:00 Planta of the Hogueras (Ninots) in the streets and the opening of the Barracas, party tents.

Thursday 21st June

  • 08:00 Despertà (early morning parade with music bands and fire crackers) in all districts.

  • 14:00 6th session of the 30th Mascelta Competition in the Plaza de los Luceros

  • 19:00 1st session of the Flower Procession in honour of the Vigen del Remedio. Route: Alfonso el Sabio Avenue, Rambla de Méndez Núñez, San José, Plaza of Abad Penalva finishing at the Cathedral

  • 22:00 Partying in the barracas (areas in each neighbourhood beside their forgueres).

Friday 22nd June

  • 08:00 Despertà (early morning parade with music bands and fire crackers) in all districts.

  • 11:00 Awards Parade and Prize Giving. Route: Plaza del Ayuntamiento, Rafael Altamira and Rambla, finishing at the Tribune of Portal de Elche.

  • 14:00 7th session of the 30th Mascelta Competition in the Plaza de los Luceros

  • 19:00 2nd session of the Flower Procession in honour of the Vigen del Remedio. Route: Plaza de los Luceros, Alfonso el Sabio, Rambla de Mendez Nunez, Calle San Jose y Plaza de Abad Penalva finishing at the Catherdral.
  • 22:00 Partying in the barracas (areas in each neighbourhood beside their forgueres).

Satuday 23rd June

  • 08:00 Despertà (early morning parade with music bands and fire crackers) in all districts.

  • 13:00 Giants and Big Heads Parade from the Plaza del Ayuntamiento to the Plaza de los Luceros.

  • 14:00 8th session of the 30th Mascelta Competition in the Plaza de los Luceros

  • 21:00 63rd International Folk Parade. Route: Avenida de Alfonso el Sabio, Rambla de Méndez Núñez and Calle Rafael Altamira finishing in the Plaza del Ayuntamiento.
  • 22:00 Partying in the barracas (areas in each neighbourhood beside their forgueres).

Sunday 24th June – night of the burning

  • 08:00 Despertà (early morning parade with music bands and fire crackers) in all districts.

  • 14:00 9th session of the 30th Mascelta Competition in the Plaza de los Luceros

  • 20:00 Official Hogueras Mass at the Concatedral de San Nicolás.

  • 00:00 Monumental Palmera firework from the Santa Barbara Castle on top of the Monte Benacantil, followed by the Cremá (burning) of the Fogueres.

Monday 25th June

  • 00:00 1st session of the 67th International Fireworks on the Beach Competition on Playa del Postiguet.

Tuesday 26th June

  • 00:00 2nd session of the 67th International Fireworks on the Beach Competition on Playa del Postiguet.

Wednesday 27th June

  • 00:00 3rd session of the 67th International Fireworks on the Beach Competition on Playa del Postiguet.

Thursday 28th June

  • 00:00 4th session of the 67th International Fireworks on the Beach Competition on Playa del Postiguet.

Friday 29th June

  • 00:00 5th session of the 67th International Fireworks on the Beach Competition on Playa del Postiguet.