Benissa will be hosting the Fiestas de Sant Antoni from the 10th to the 26th January 2020. The programme includes the traditional animal blessing, an animal parade and market, wine and tapas tasting, classic car exhibition and a car market as well as a Medieval Market. Extensive Programme follows:-

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FRIDAY 10th

19.00 Opening Fair of attractions…..Dolores Piera parking.

Hours: Monday to Friday from 6:00 p.m. Weekends: all day.

Day of childhood . Fairground attractions at reduced prices.

SATURDAY 11TH

DAY OF THE HOUSE OF SAN ANTONIO.

(Open participation to all groups and the entire neighborhood in general).

  • 10.00 – Popular lunch. Tent in Parque D. Joaquin Piera and Ms. Mariana Torres.
  • 11.00 – Pine entrance and rest of firewood from the Plaza del Portal, through the Purísima street to the Plaza Rey Jaime I.
  • 11.30 am – Workshop painting masks to dance at the stake. (Children’s activity). Fountain of the Plaza Rey Jaime I.
  • 12.00 – Assembly of the bonfire and tasting of typical and traditional products. King Jaime I. Square
  • 2 pm – Popular food. Tent in the Parque D Joaquín Piera and Dª Mariana Torres.
  • 4 pm – Traditional Valencian music. Tent in the Parque D Joaquín Piera and Dª Mariana Torres.
  • 19.00 OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE FAIR AND * PORRAT.
  • 7.30pm Dance of Sant Antoni.- King Jaime I. Square
  • 20.00 Blessing and lighting the bonfire. King Jaime I. Square
  • Dance of the demons ( devil ) around him. From the Casal dels Joves, on Purissima Street to the stake.
  • 21.00 Popular dinner and musical performance. Tent in the Park D. Joaquín Piera and Ms. Mariana Torres.
  • 19.00 and 22.00 MUNICIPAL CINEMA.

SUNDAY 12TH

  • 9.30 am Concentration and lunch of carriages and cavalries. Cami de Canor Street.
  • 12.00 Gastronomic contest: ” PAELLA”. Contest rules separately. C / Palmera and Park D. Joaquín Piera and Ms. Mariana Torres.
  • Porrat de Sant Antoni.- Tasting of typical products. Tent in the Park D. Joaquín Piera and Ms. Mariana Torres.
  • Concentration of animals for your blessing. Pl. Portal. (in front of the Town Hall).
  • Corpus Dance Workshop . L’Esbart Dansaire de Benissa. Navy University Headquarters. Until 1:00 p.m.
  • 12.30 pm Horse and carriage ride and catwalk of pets and pets. Collaborates and organizes: Associació de Carreters i Cavallistes de Benissa

Route.- Streets: Dr. Fleming, Dr. Asland, Dr. Ramón y Cajal, Alicante, Father Andrés, Pl. Rey Jaime I and Paseo Dolors Piera

FOR SAFETY REASONS, IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT DOGS OF DANGEROUS BREEDS OR OF CONSIDERABLE SIZE ARE MUZZLED AND ON A LEAD  (Animals that do not comply with this observation may be removed from the parade)

13.15 Blessing of animals.  Main facade Parish Church.

18.00 and 21.00 MUNICIPAL CINEMA.

TUESDAY 14TH

16.00 Brisca contest of the Fair and Porrat . Headquarters Housewives. Passage Workshop Ivars.

WEDNESDAY 15TH

11.00 Students visit local schools to the Fair Attractions. Free until 12.30 p.m.

4:00 pm Parcheesi Competition of the Fair and Porrat . Headquarters Housewives. Passage Workshop Ivars.

THURSDAY 16TH

16.00 Domino competition of the Fair and Porrat . Headquarters Housewives. Passage Workshop Ivars.

17.30 A FUM OF COUNTS. Storytelling Organized by: Bernat Capó Public Library.

Preferred audience: from 4 to 7 years old. Auditorium of the Cultural Cases Les Cases del Batlle.

19.00 Conference ” Sant Antoni: fira i festa, foc i terra identitad ” by Alfons Llorenç. Assembly hall of the University Headquarters of the Navy.

FRIDAY 17TH

  • 18.00 H Childhood day . Fairground attractions at reduced prices. Dolores Piera parking.
  • 19.00 Wine Tunnel. Wine and tapas tasting. Tent in Parque D. Joaquin Piera and Ms. Mariana Torres. From 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  • 8.30pm Fair Concert. “ Symphonic Roots ” .- Benissa Lyrical and Musical Society in collaboration with other cultural associations. Meeting room of the Art Center Workshop of Ivars.

SATURDAY 18TH

  • 12.00 Wine Tunnel. Wine and tapas tasting. Tent to the Park D. Joaquin Piera and Ms. Mariana Torres From 12.00 to 16.00
  • 19.00 Wine Tunnel . Wine and tapas tasting. Tent to the Park D. Joaquin Piera and Ms. Mariana Torres. From 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  • 19.00 and 22.00- MUNICIPAL FILM.

SUNDAY 19TH

8.30 h Hiking at the Fair.- “ Discover our Region: SL-CV 136 Moli del Quisi ”…..Distance: 8,80 km and ascent rise: 295. Estimated time: 3 h. Difficulty: Medium Guide: Miguel Ángel Soliveres Fullana. Organized Margalló de Benissa Mountain Club…..Meeting place: Manuel Bru school parking

9.00 am Exhibition and demonstration of the Civil Guard, Fire, Local Police and Civil Protection of Benissa. Organized by the PC volunteer in Benissa. Until 5:00 p.m. King Jaime I. Square

Exhibition of old vehicles of the town, organized by the Association of Historic Vehicles La Marina. Until 3:00 p.m. Paseo Dolores Piera and Plaza Rey Jaime I.

Meeting of 4×4 vehicles. Exhibition of driving all-terrain vehicles and rescue. Land Rover and TT Marina Alta Association. Until 3:00 p.m.

Land Departure Coast behind C / Escoto and former Franciscan Seminary (Music / Band School).

10.00 am Bicycle day. Urban itinerary, with auxiliary support for minors. At the end there will be replenishment of forces with a soda. Organized by Benissa Cycling Club. Concentration in the Jaime I. Plaza

Exhibition of Singing Birds. Soccer Track 7. C / Cami de Canor.

12.00 Gastronomic contest: “ FIDEUA”. Contest rules separately. C/Palmera

Wine Tunnel Wine and tapas tasting.

Tent in Parque D. Joaquin Piera and Ms. Mariana Torres. From 12.00 to 16.00

Corpus Dance Workshop . L’Esbart Dansaire de Benissa.

Navy University Headquarters. Until 1:00 p.m.

13.00 H Popular dances. “Fresh dance”

L’Esbart Dansaire accompanied by dulzaina and tamboril.

Route: The whole San Nicolás street until the Plaza Rey Jaime I.

18.00 and 21.00- MUNICIPAL CINEMA.

6.30 pm Dance of the 3rd age. Free entry for everyone.

Association of Retirees and Pensioners.

“Bernia” Social Center

19.00 Wine Tunnel. Wine and tapas tasting.

Tent in Parque D. Joaquin Piera and Ms. Mariana Torres. From 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

TUESDAY 21ST

4 pm Final Brisca contest .

Headquarters Housewives. Ivars Workshop Passage

WEDNESDAY 22ND

11.00 Students visit local schools to the Fair Attractions.

Free until 12.30 p.m.

4 pm Final Parcheesi contest .

Headquarters Housewives. Passage Workshop of Ivars.

THURSDAY 23RD

4 pm Final Domino Contest .

Headquarters Housewives. Passage Workshop of Ivars.

4.30pm Delivery of trophies of brisca, parcheesi and domino contests.

-House of housewives. Passage Workshop of Ivars.

20.00 h Talk:  The Regne Plantes, La Marina Alta i les herbes 25  . Speaker: Baptista Banyuls.

Organized by ABAI (Benissera Anti-Fire Association).

Auditorium of the Cultural Cases Les Cases del Batlle.

FRIDAY 24TH

10.00 Guided visit and talk to local school students at the VII Bird Exhibition.

Organized by: Friends of Poultry Farming in Benissa- AVIBEN

Tent in Parque D. Joaquín Piera and Dª Mariana Torres.

Open until 1:00 p.m.

18.00 am Fair of Attractions.

20.00 OFFICIAL OPENING Medieval Market . Separate program.

Organized by VALERO PRODUCCIONES, with more than 40 stalls selling handicraft items, with workshops for children and old crafts, gastronomic area, Arab souk, ludo-teak children and family, puppet and puppet theater, thematic exhibitions, performances set in the time, etc.

Location: Pl. Rey Jaime I, C / Purísima, C / Fco. Sendra, C / Angel, Pl. Esglesia Vella, C / Telló, Canto del Có, C / Sant Antoni, Pl. Portal.

Opening tour enlivened by music group and theatrical show: Pl. Portal, C / Pl. Iglesia Vieja, C / Purísima and Pl. Rey Jaime I.

Archery . Tests under the tutelage of personal instructor of the Archery Club of Benissa. Until 10:00 p.m.

Có street. Integrated in the Medieval Market.

OPENING of the VII Exhibition of Birds of Breed .

Organized by: Friends of Poultry Farming in Benissa- AVIBEN

Tent in Parque D. Joaquín Piera and Dª Mariana Torres.

Open until 9:00 p.m.

8.30pm OPENING Market-Exhibition of vehicles and machinery.

Paseo Dolores Piera, C / Nuevo, C / Vicent * Buigues, Plaza Jaime I and P. Andrés.

SATURDAY 25TH

9.00 Opening XXXIII Livestock Fair. Exhibition of all kinds of animals of livestock species, carriages and sale of accessories for bodywork. Barter barter deals. Space enabled in the c / Palmera.

10.00 VII Exhibition of Birds of Breed.

Organized by: Friends of Poultry Farming in Benissa- * AVIBEN

Open until 9:00 p.m.

Tent in Parque D. Joaquín Piera and Dª Mariana Torres.

Market-Exhibition of vehicles and machinery.

C / Vicent * Buigues, C / Nuevo, Paseo Dolors Piera, Plaza Jaime I and C / Padre Andrés.I.

Opening Day 1 Medieval Market .

Archery Tests under the tutelage of personal instructor of the Archery Club of Benissa.

Có street. Integrated in the Medieval Market.

Hours 10.00-14.00 and 17.00-22.00.

6pm Parade- Pasacalle of members of all the groups of the Association of Moors and Christians. Route: Plaza Portal, Medieval Market, Exhibition of New and used Vehicles, Livestock Exhibition and Bird Exhibition.

19.00 and 22.00 MUNICIPAL FILM.-

7.30pm Rondallas meeting. Associated Cant i Corda d’Amics of Music of Callosa d’en Sarrià, and Rondalla Cultural de Benissa. .

Ivars Workshop Art Center.

24.00 Closing 1st day Medieval Market.

SUNDAY 26TH

9.00 AM XXXIII Livestock Fair. Exhibition of all kinds of animals and carriages. Barter barter deals.

Space enabled in the Palmera C.

Exhibition of classic and vintage vehicles.

C / Teulada, Avda. L’Alcudia and C / Maset. Until 16.00.

9.30 am XXX International Chess Open “VILLA DE BENISSA”.

Ivars Workshop Art Center. From 9.30 a.m. to 2.30 p.m.

10.00 Opening 2nd day Medieval Market .

Market-Exhibition of new and used vehicles.

C / Vicent Buigues, C / Nou, Paseo Dolors Piera, Plaza Jaime I and C / Padre Andrés.

VII Exhibition of Breed Birds.

Friends of the Poultry Industry of Benissa- AVIBEN

Tent in Parque D. Joaquín Piera and Dª Mariana Torres.

Open until 7:00 p.m.

Archery Tests under the attention of instructors from the Archery Club of Benissa.

Có street. Integrated in the Medieval Market.

Hours 10.00-14.00 and 17.00-22.00.

Philatelic and Collecting Meeting of the Valencian Community.

Market – Tertulia – Gastronomy.

Benissa Philatelic and Numismatic Grouping

Casal Jove Basses. C / Fco. Sendra 2. Until 17.00.

11.00 Parade-Pasacalle of members of all groups of the Association of Moors and Christians.- Route: Plaza Portal, Medieval Market, Exhibition of New and used Vehicles, Livestock Exhibition and Exhibition of Birds.

11.30 pm Valencian Ball.-Amateur games.

Benissa ratchet. C / Hort de Bordes.

12.00 Corpus Dance Workshop . L’Esbart Dansaire de Benissa.

Navy University Headquarters. Until 1:00 p.m.

16.00 Beekeeping contest. Youth Category Students Manuel Bru and Padre Melchor Colleges.

“Palomar” Columbicultor Club. Until 6pm

Pinada Partida Costa, behind Old Seminary (Music / Band School).

5:30 p.m. Valencian Ball.- Departure Professional League Escala y Corda.

Benissa ratchet. C / Hort de Bordes.

18.00 Corpus Dance Workshop . L’Esbart Dansaire de Benissa.

Navy University Headquarters. Until 7:00 p.m.

18.00 and 21.00 MUNICIPAL CINEMA.-

22.00 Closing Medieval Market.