Sunday, April 14, 2024

Ketchup on La Tomatina!

Juniors on 24th and Traditional on 28th August

Tomatina History

In 1945 some young boys decided to take part in a parade during the town festivities. The sheer energy of these youngsters made one of the participants fall over and get mad, then he started to strike everything in his way. Nearby there was a vegetable stall that fell victim of the furious crowd. People then started to pelt each other with tomatoes until the local forces finally ended the vegetable battle.

  • What’s your ammunition? 120 tons of ripe red tomatoes.
  • Who?: Locals and people from all over the world. Maximum capacity: 22,000 people. Over 18s.
  • When? August 28th
  • There is also a junior festival for the children, a few days before on the 24th August

Tomatina Kids

Tomatina is not just a party for adults, now children can also participate in the so-called Tomatina Kids.

The future of this party is assured with the sixth edition of the “Tomatina Infantil”, a children’s Tomatina party. This year, this party takes place on August 24, at 12 in the morning.

Where? on Buñol Main Square (Plaza del Pueblo – Buñol).

The funniest day of summer: Tomatina Kids

La Tomatina Infantil was born in 2013 as an initiative for children so that they can enjoy La Tomatina as adults do. This festival is reserved for children from 4 to 14 years and is celebrated on the last Saturday of the month of August. The duration of this “mini battle” is approximately 30-40 minutes.

Travel There….

From Javea, Denia, Calpe, Benidorm and Gandia

Once you have bought your tickets online, you just need to print them and attend to the meeting point you have selected. Once there,  staff will take care of all the rest, and make sure you have a great experience.
If you would like to join a package trip, you can register on the website.