What’s on this long November weekend in the Region of Valencia
What’s on this long November weekend in the Region of Valencia
Not sure how to spend your time this long November weekend? You’re in the right place. In this post, we list just some of the countless events and activities taking place across the Region of Valencia.
The long November weekend in the Region of Valencia is a great opportunity to experience age-old traditions and take part in all sorts of events running in the towns, villages and cities across the Region of Valencia. There’s plenty going on so you can really make the most of your days off.
The traditions are similar across the three provinces of the region: Castellón, Valencia and Alicante. The 1 November is dedicated to remembering those who are no longer with us. In the days running up to All Saints’ Day, the cemeteries become a hive of activity with families tidying up the graves of their loved ones and laying beautiful flowers.
In homes throughout the region, a number of traditional sweet treats are served. Panellets are small round sweets made from marzipan while huesos de santo are marzipan tubes filled with a sweet cream. You can also tuck into fluffy buñuelos de viento, small doughnuts and, of course, roasted chestnuts. On the streets, you will see posters advertising Don Juan Tenorio, a traditional show performed at this time of year. And then there is Halloween, a new tradition that is here to stay.
If you are wondering what to do this long November weekend in the Region of Valencia, keep reading to discover everything that’s on. Don’t forget to check the official event information in advance to make sure there have been no last minute changes to the schedule.
Long November weekend in the province of Alicante
One of the most important events in the long November weekend calendar is
Fira de Tots Sants de Cocentaina. This great fair has been celebrated since 1346 and this year is being held across two consecutive weekends: from the 29 October to 1 November and from 5 to 7 November.
Combining markets, historic events and all sorts of fun activities, the fair is well worth a visit. Another great Fira de Tots Sants is held in Dénia. The festivities will fill Marina Alta with a great atmosphere from the 22 October to the 7 November.
If you take a walk through the city of Alicante on the evening of the 28 October, you will see that many locals light candles on their windowsills to remember family members that are no longer with us.
On the 29 October in Crevillent’s Auditorio, you can see a performance of Delirium. The piece, by Teatro del Contrahecho, is all about losing control. In Sant Vicent del Raspeig, meanwhile, you can enjoy some live music at Sala The One. Here tribute band Neon Collective Tributes will perform covers of iconic tunes by Depeche Mode, U2 and The Cure.
If you’re in the mood for some sweet treats, make your way to Jijona to try doblades. Traditionally given to children for All Saints’ Day, this cake combines almonds and a touch of aniseed. A delicious excuse to come and visit the town.
Torrevieja, on the other hand, is organising something much more spooky. Now in its 4th edition, the short horror film festival Torrerífico is taking place at Centro Cultural Virgen del Carmen on the 30 October.
And last in this by no means exhaustive list, we recommend going to Alcoy, particularly if you love the mountains and caving. Espeleo Alcoi 2021 is taking place at pavilions A and B at Polideportivo Francisco Laporta on the 30 October, challenging adrenaline-junkies to a series of hair-raising tests.
Things to do in the province of Castellón for the long November weekend
The province of Castellón has also got a lot going on this long November weekend. A good place to start is by celebrating World Cities Day in Castelló de la Plana. Bring your children along to Parque de Ribalta on the 30 October for a special outdoor activity designed to raise awareness about how to make our towns and cities more sustainable. Depending on the weather, your little ones will take part in a bike ride or geocaching activity.
What’s more, on the 30 and 31 October, Plácido will be screened at Universidad Jaume I auditorium as part of the Año Berlanga programme.
On the 29, 30 and 31 October, the seaside town of Benicasim will host SanSan Festival. The music event boasts an incredible line-up featuring great artists such as Vetusta Morla, Amaral, Xoel López, Mujeres and more.
Finally, we urge you to make your way to Burriana to see the piece Llévame hasta el cielo, performed by Lolita Flores and Luis Mottola. The show will be held at Teatre Payà on the 31 October. But this is by no means the last event going on in the province of Castellón for the long November weekend so keep your eyes peeled for everything else that is going on.
Long November weekend in the province of Valencia
The province of Valencia offers a wide range of events for the long November weekend. From cultural activities to fun get-togethers and even some spooky happenings, there is something for everyone.
In Paterna, for example, you can take part in the 5th edition of the Open Boules competition, Villa de Paterna. The tournament will start at 9am on the 30 October at Parque Central and is a great excuse to spend some time outdoors. From the 27 to the 31 October, Cheste is celebrating the world of street art. Graffitea Cheste, the international street art festival, has invited some great artists to create new pieces in the town. Take a walk around to see the creative process in motion.
If you’re in the mood for some live music, don’t miss Festardor in Puerto de Sagunto (Sagunto) from the 28 to the 31 October. The impressive line-up features legendary groups such as Soziedad Alkoholika, Lendakaris Muertos, Zoo and La Fúmiga.
Film lovers will be pleased to know that Maniatic Film Festival is on in Manises. Held at Ateneo Cultura, the event focuses on fantasy and short films. A great way to spend your long weekend.
If you fancy doing something a little bit scary, Espanta la Por is for you. Running from the 15 October to the 14 November, this free event - organised by Museu Valencià d’Etnologia in València - will introduce your children to the monsters that are part of the Valencian tradition. Your little ones will be asked to draw these terrifying beasts and make friends with them.
Staying on the scary theme, you can take a spooky tour around València city. Running until the 30 October, Misterios y leyendas a la luna de València is a free activity that will take you to mysterious places where unexplained occurrences took place. Though we have no more space in this list for any more events, there are plenty of things going on this long November weekend in the province of Valencia. Make sure you check the official event information before you set out!