Benidorm celebrates at different times of the year, events and festivals, filling with atmosphere, music and lots of fun. Without forgetting the good weather, predominant in the Costa Blanca.
St. Patrick’s Day
Benidorm dresses green on 17 March for St. Patrick’s Day. More and more internationally known, the place with more party is usually the Corner of Loix, to find there pubs with high Irish tradition. Green hats, red-haired wigs, and costumes of all kinds, as well as beer, flood the streets of Benidorm.
We can find places like The Bodhram being one of the most recent, despite having practically 12 years in Benidorm. Scruffy Murphys, another typical Irish tavern, joined in 1997. And as one of the most veteran, Shamrock, who has been celebrating this day since 1995.
It is common to find tourists who only travel to Benidorm to spend St. Patrick’s Day, arriving on March 17 and returning the next day. So if you find yourself here during those dates, you can not miss this party.
Benidorm Pink Weekend
The Benidorm Pink Weekend takes place in the gay district, with shows, live performances, DJ’s in the open air, and tastings on the Wine and Tapas Route. It usually takes place at the end of May, for 3 days, as before Pride Day in September. In the heart of the Old Town, just a few meters away there are bars and pubs, as well as cafés, restaurants and nightclubs, not to mention the beaches.
Infinity of “Pink Festivals” in the local atmosphere of the old town and a stage in the Mirador del Castillo. Enjoy an excellent program full of songs and tributes interpreted by the best artists and Drag Star of Benidorm.
Benidorm Summer Festival
On this occasion, Benidorm becomes the European city of Bachata, Kizomba, Cubano and Salsa. It takes place during the first week of July, with different activities and classes to expand and perfect knowledge and techniques of dance. In addition to concerts, shows and Master Class. For this festival there are two types of passes, the BKC and the BSC, of which the variety is infinite, being able to choose according to the tastes and needs of each one. It’s a Dance Congress that takes place in the city of Benidorm, Alicante of Salsa, Bachata and Kizomba in the month of July
Indie-pop music festival, began to take place in 2008 in the Ciudad Deportiva Guillermo Amor, in Benidorm. It takes place the last week of July, with a duration of 3 days (mainly Friday, Saturday and Sunday). At first it was called Low Cost, but in 2014 it happened to be called Low Festival. That same year, the festival received the Fest Prize for the most technological, using the payment system through the own access bracelet, through an RFID chip. Even after all, it returned to the usual system of payment through Tokens, as in most concerts and festivals.
If you are interested in attending, you have to know that there are three types of tickets available: the 3-day ticket, the 3-day VIP ticket and the 3-day VIP Pool, which gives you access to an exclusive area with an Olympic pool .
They have dropped by the Low Festival crowd of groups like Love of Lesbian, Fangoria, Vetusta Morla, Massive Attack, Portishead, Placebo, The Planets … among others.
But do not worry if you can not attend, you can enjoy your favorite artists thanks to the coverage of the official Low Festival media that in 2015 ranked among the three best festivals in Spain in the categories of “Best Communication Campaign” and ” Best Restoration Area “.
Pop and Rock Festival. It was held for the first time in Benidorm in 2013. The following year in Valencia , but since then, has taken place in the Julio Iglesias Auditorium in Benidorm.
There have been known groups such as Hombres G, Loquillo, M-Clan, Duncan Dhu, La Unión, Celtas Cortos, Social Security, Rosendo, Kiko Veneno, Rosario and Dani Martin, among others.
The date of the festival usually varies from year to year. In previous editions it was done in February, August and September.
There are different types of tickets available, being able to choose to go only one day of the festival or both. VIP tickets, with hotel included or with a certain amount of Tokens. In the variety is the spice.
Pride Day, Benidorm Pride
Organized by the association ALGTB next to the bars of atmosphere of Benidorm, usually is usually held the first week of September, lasting 6 days. The city of Benidorm is full of color, party, music and much atmosphere. An intense week of celebration and celebrations, where it takes place (in the Walk of the Beach Levante) the parade of Pride or Benidorm Pride Parade. In it participate some 20 floats with more than 300 people animating the party, to finally finish in the Town Hall Square.
Benidorm British Fancy Dress Party
Powered by Manolo of Bar Sinatra’s more than 20 years ago, it is the costume party of British “unofficial” once the feast days of Benidorm in November. The Benidorm Fancy Dress Party is filled with color, atmosphere and party. For Benidorm to remain Benidorm.
David Guetta Solo SHow Benidorm
The French DJ, David Guetta, musical ambassador for the European football championships 2016 will perform in Benidorm on 12 th August in his special ´Big Show´in Spain during the summer. It will be the unique show in Spain during 2017.