If you are looking for a holiday full of culture and tradition, Alcossebre is the perfect destination. There are numerous traditions and festivals in Alcossebre throughout the year that will transport you to the true essence of the Valencian Community.
From Alcossebre Sea Experience, we invite you to discover the most important fiestas and traditions of Alcossebre and to experience them first hand.
January: Foguera de Sant Antoni in Alcossebre
During this festivity, bonfires are lit in the town centre, specifically in front of the Alcossebre medical centre. In addition, popular paellas are enjoyed with musical performances to liven up the atmosphere.
Carnival is considered, for the youngest, as one of the biggest festivities in Alcossebre. It is a very lively and colourful festival of the year.
The Alcossebre Carnival is dominated by parades: on Friday morning there is a school parade; and at night there is “La Noche del Pijama” with a small parade and a big party in the Espai d’Oci de Alcossebre with the performance of a musical group followed by DJs. The main event takes place on Saturday, during the afternoon there is a children’s parade with churros and free chocolate for everyone and, at night, the Gran Desfile de Colles is celebrated with handmade costumes and ends with a big party in the Espai d’Oci with the performance of an orchestra. Don’t miss the opportunity to live an authentic Carnival party in Alcossebre!
During Easter, Alcossebre fills up with tourists from all over Spain to enjoy a few days of sun and beach. It is common to eat Easter cake on the town’s beaches or in a cove in the Serra d’Irta after hiking. Discover the map of coves in the Serra d’Irta here.
On the other hand, if during your holidays you would like to attend religious and cultural events, we suggest you go to the neighbouring town of Acalà de Xivert where you can find processions, masses and dramatised acts of the Passion.
May: San Isidro and the Festa de la Mare de Déu dels Desamparats in Alcalà
In May, the festival of San Isidro, patron saint of farmers and farm workers, is celebrated. In Alcalà de Xivert, this festivity is celebrated with processions and a blessing of the fields. In addition, the Festa de la Mare de Déu dels Desamparats is celebrated, a religious festival in which homage is paid to the Virgin Mary.
June: Festivity of Sant Benet and Saint John’s Eve
In June, the festivity of Sant Benet, patron saint of the hermitage of Santa Lucia, is celebrated. This festivity is celebrated with a series of cultural and religious activities at the hermitage where homage is paid to the patron saint.
In addition, on 23 June, the Noche de San Juan is celebrated, a festival in which bonfires are lit, parades with music are held and fireworks are set off at midnight. For more information about this activity we suggest you read this blog entry.
July: Feast of Sant Antoni in Capicorb
In the month of July, the festival of Sant Antoni is celebrated in Capicorb, a small hamlet located in the Sierra de Irta. During this festivity, different cultural and religious activities are held in honour of the patron saint.
August: Patron saint festivities in honour of the patron saint in Alcalá de Xivert
In August, the Fiestas Patronales in honour of San Juan Bautista are held in Alcalà de Xivert. During these festivities, the town is filled with music, dances, firework displays, activities for children and adults, competitions and much more.
September: Patron saint’s festivities and Harley and Custom meeting.
In September, the Harley and Custom Meeting takes place in Alcossebre. This event brings together hundreds of motorcyclists from all over the world to enjoy shows, competitions, live music and other activities related to the world of motorbikes.
Also in September, the Fiestas Patronales de Alcossebre are held where bullfighting events are held in a square in the middle of the seafront promenade of Alcossebre. Here you can find different marquees where it is possible to have drinks and food. During all the afternoons and evenings of the week-long festival there are concerts by musical groups and DJs. For more information we suggest you to download the Fiestas Programme (valid for download mid August).
October: Penjar Tomato Fair
In October, the Penjar Tomato Fair takes place in Alcalà de Xivert. During this fair, this type of tomato, native to the Baix Maestrat region, is promoted and sold. There are also tastings, competitions, workshops and other activities related to gastronomy.
Also in October, the Fiestas de Santa Teresa are held in Alcalà de Xivert, in honour of the patron saint of the town. During these festivities, there are processions, activities for children and adults, and live music.
December: Feast of Saint Lucia
Finally, in December, the Fiesta de Santa Lucia is celebrated in Alcossebre, with a wide variety of activities for all the family, including processions, concerts and much more.
In addition, there is also a Christmas Fair, where you can find all kinds of typical Christmas products.
In conclusion, Alcossebre’s traditions and festivals are an important part of its cultural heritage and a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the local culture during your holiday.
If you want more information about the festivities and traditions of Alcossebre we invite you to click here and discover the official agenda of Turismo Alcalà – Alcossebre with all the activities to do in Alcossebre during your holidays. Travelling with children in Alcossebre is now easier because
Don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy these unique festivities during your stay in Alcossebre and make sure you book your stay at our aparthotel for a complete and comfortable experience!