San Juan de Alicante Bonfires Programme 2019

We enter the month of June and in Alicante the air begins to fill with a fragrance reminiscent of celebration and debauchery. The gunpowder has an intoxicating aroma that spreads to some inhabitants who have been waiting for a year to sound the first firecracker to start giving everything. Party, tradition, fun, gastronomy, fire, music, dance, parades… All that is the Bonfires of Alicante.

So that you don’t miss anything of the party, we leave you the program of the Bonfires of Alicante 2019 and do not stop reading our particular guide to enjoy the Bonfires of Alicante and not die in the attempt:

The offering of flowers is one of the central acts

San Juan de Alicante Bonfires Programme 2019

Friday 31 May

21:30: Inauguration of the artistic lighting in the Town Hall Square.

Saturday 1 June

19:30: Tribute to the deceased Foguerers and Barraquers in the Plaza de España in front of the Monument to the Foguerer.
20:00: Proclamation Parade, with the following route: Calle de San Vicente, Rambla de Méndez Núñez, Rafael Altamira and Plaza del Ayuntamiento. Then, the official proclamation of the Bonfires by Asunción Martínez from the balcony of the Town Hall. This is the starting signal for the Alicante Bonfires 2019.

Sunday 2 June

14:00: First exhibition mascletá in Plaza de los Luceros.
20:00: Andrés Llorens Band Festival at the Palacio Provincial de la Diputación.
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Mascletá

Thursday 6 June

19.00: Closing of the Ninot Exhibition. Counting of vows and proclamation of the Ninot Indultat (will not be burned in the fire).

Saturday 8 June

14.00: Mascletá in the Plaza de los Luceros.
20.00: Ninot Parade. Spectacular parade through the streets of downtown Alicante in which all the commissions of the Bonfires participate disguised with motifs related to the theme of their bonfire. Route: Alfonso el Sabio, Rambla de Méndez Núñez, Rafael Altamira and Plaza del Ayuntamiento.

Sunday 9 June

Alicante Fogueres

Alicante in front of the sea

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14.00: Mascletá in the Plaza de los Luceros.
19.00: Delivery of rewards in the garden of the Diputación de Alicante.

Friday 14 June

23.45: Arrival of the foc El Corte Inglés. Spectacle of light, sound and pyrotechnics that takes place in front of the facade of El Corte Inglés on Churruca Street (the street of all life).

Saturday 15 June

14.00: The official mascletás contest begins in the Plaza de los Luceros. Piroctenia Turis.
19.00: Entrance of bands and commissions. The members of all the commissions and bonfires, walk dressed in the traditional suits of labrador and labradora, accompanied by the beauties and ladies with the Alicante bridal gown. Each commission parades with a music band, coming from all over the province. Route: Plaza de los Luceros, Alfonso X El Sabio, Rambla de Méndez Núñez, Calle Altamira and Plaza del Ayuntamiento.

Sunday 16 June

Bonfires in Alicante

14.00: Mascletás competition in the Plaza de los Luceros. Tamarit pyrotechnics.

Monday 17 June

14.00: Mascletás competition in the Plaza de los Luceros. Pyrotechnics Alpujarreña.
23:00: Night Mascletá organized by the Hoguera La Condomina, in Avenida Historiador Vicente Ramos.

Tuesday 18 June

14.00: Mascletás competition in the Plaza de los Luceros. Piromart pyrotechnics.

Wednesday 19 June

Bonfires in Alicante

14.00: Mascletás competition in the Plaza de los Luceros. Pyrotechnics Mediterranean Fireworks.
00.00: Planta of bonfires and children’s barracks and ‘XXIII Certamen de Ninots de Carrer’.

Thursday 20 June

08.00: Awakening in all bonfire districts.
09.00: Visit of the jury to all the bonfires.
14.00: Mascletás competition in the Plaza de los Luceros.
22.00: Verbenas in racós and barracas.
23:45: Night Mascletà ‘La lengua del dragón’ organised by the Bonfire Pla del Bon Repòs-La Goteta, in the dragon roundabout on the Bulevar del Pla.
00.00: Plantation of bonfires and barracks. At midnight, dinners are organized based on bacores and coca amb tonyina, two of the most typical gastronomic products of the Bonfires of Alicante.

Friday 21 June

Bonfire in Alicante

08.00: Awakening in all bonfire districts.
09:00:Visit of the jury to all the bonfires.
12:00: Tribute to Gabriel Miró in Gabriel Miró Square.
13:00: Tribute to José Maria Py in Calle José María Py.
14:00: Mascletás Competition in Luceros. Ferrández Pyrotechnics.
17:00: Reading of Bonfire Prizes in each category and official visit to the winning Bonfire.
19.00: First session of the offering of flowers to the patron saint of the city (Virgen del Remedio). The beauties and ladies of each fogueril district parade offering their bouquets of flowers to the Virgin. Route: Plaza de los Luceros, Alfonso X El Sabio, Rambla de Méndez Núñez, Calle San José and Plaza de Abad Penalva. Final in the Concatedral de San Nicolás.
22.00: Verbenas in racós and barracas.

Saturday 22 June

08.00: Awakening in all bonfire districts.
11:00: Awards parade. Route: Plaza del Ayuntamiento, Rafael Altamira and Rambla de Méndez Núñez to Portal de Elche.
14.00: Mascletás competition in the Plaza de los Luceros. Martí Pyrotechnics.
19.00: Second session of the flower offering. Same route as the previous day.
22.00: Verbenas in racós and barracas.

Sunday 23 June


08:00: Awakening in all bonfire districts.
12:00: Awards Ceremony of the Flower Offering at the Mercadito de Fogueres.
14:00: Mascletás Competition in Luceros. Pyrotechnics Fireworks Hermanos Ferrández.
20.00: International folkloric parade. It is the most colourful of all, with bands, floats and dancers from all over the world. Route: Plaza de Los Luceros, Alfonso X El sabio, Rambla de Méndez Núñez, Calle Altamira and Plaza del Ayuntamiento.
22:00: Verbenas in Racós and Barracas.

Monday 24 June

08.00: Awakening in all bonfire districts.
14.00: Mascletás competition in the Plaza de los Luceros. Sirvent Brothers Pyrotechnics.
20.00: Mass of St. John in the Cathedral of St. Nicholas of Bari. The most emblematic of the city, located in the old town of Alicante.
00.00: Shooting of the monumental palm tree from the top of Monte Benacantil.
00.00: Cream of the Official Bonfire of the Town Hall. Then the rest of the bonfires in Alicante will be burned.

From Tuesday 25 June to Saturday 29 June

00.00: International Fireworks Competition on Cocó Beach. The following pyrotechnics will participate in it: Pirotecnia Alpujarreña, Pirotecnia Pablo, Pirotecnia Hermanos Ferrández, Pirotecnia Fuegos Hermanos Sirvent and Gironina.

In addition to all this, there will also be concerts, bullfights and sporting and cultural events.

Now that you know the official program of the Bonfires of Alicante 2019, do you come to enjoy them in my city?

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