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The July Fair in Valencia 2024


The Gran Fira de Juliol or the July Fair in Valencia is the most important event of the summer. The city of Valencia exudes art, culture and endless activities to experience at least once in your life. But where does this great festivity come from?

Its origin dates back to the year 1871: Valencia was a city that was modernizing and experiencing great economic and industrial growth.
With the arrival of the holidays, the local authorities decide to offer a series of cultural and festive activities with the idea of boosting trade and promoting tourism.
In the 1950s, parades of floats and comparsas began to be included in the program of events and the Fallas took on a special role.

It has become a deeply rooted celebration in Valencia. Throughout the month, the city comes alive with open-air concerts, dance performances, theatre, exhibitions, sporting events, gastronomic fairs and a wide variety of activities for all ages.

Culture, leisure and entertainment in a festive and joyful summer atmosphere.
It is part of the cultural identity of the city and you have to be part of it too!

In this year 2024, more than 200 free activities for all audiences will take place.
Here are the ones you can’t miss:

Great plans offered by the Great Fair of Valencia

Inauguration with aerial ballet

Musical parade of cornet and drum bands.
Official opening of the Great Fair of Valencia poster.
Aerial ballet show 30 meters above the ground.
Pyrotechnic show launched from the terrace of the Town Hall.

📍Plaza de la Reina y Plaza del Ayuntamiento

📆1 de july

Concerts in Viveros Park

18 wonderful musical evenings between Tuesday 2nd and Tuesday 23rd July.

Click to discover the artists

Festa al parc

The Central Park will be filled with activities for the whole family (games, workshops, live music… don’t miss it!)
📆12,14 y 14 of July
Free and free admission

Valencia en Feria

There are more than 200 free outdoor activities in 10 neighborhoods and 7 districts, including magic shows, storytelling, singing games, mini discos, games and children’s workshops. Circus shows, ‘urban zone’ workshops, stand-up comedy, concerts and live performances will also be offered. Pyrotechnics, tributes, Fallas activities, Valencian folklore and local, national and international DJs will be part of the entertainment. In addition, there will be jazz, soul, rock and roll, marching bands, chamber orchestra, film soundtracks, tuna and choirs.


In Valencia, the pyrotechnics could not be missing. And it is one of the things that Valencians do best and with which they are most identified.

Every Saturday in July there will be a fireworks show:

*Caballer FX Pyrotechnics – Saturday, July 6
📆Plaza del Ayuntamiento, 23.59h

*Vulcano Pyrotechnics – Saturday, July 13

📆Puente de Molteolivete, 23.59h

*Valencian Pyrotechnics – Saturday, July 20

📆La Marina de Valencia, 23.59h

*Tamarit Pyrotechnics – Saturday, July 27

📆Plaza del Ayuntamiento, 23.59h

The Battle of the Flowers

The most representative: it is a unique parade in which floats beautifully decorated with floral compositions go through the streets, while flowers are thrown to the public.
This colorful and festive tradition attracts a crowd of spectators who enjoy this floral and participatory show.

📆28 July from 8:00 p.m.

Jazz festival

27th edition of the Jazz Festival this summer. Renowned international artists, some Grammy winners, and prominent Valencian talents will participate.
📆From June 20 to July 28
Click here to buy tickets

Great Night of July

It is a very special moment at the fair as the streets of Valencia are filled with music and free activities.
It is called the great night of July since most of the museums are open at night and offer extraordinary activities.

📆20 of July
We leave you at the end of the article the events of this day.

Amusement fair

A great amusement fair could not be missing during the month of the July Fair in Valencia. Open from Sunday to Thursday from 6:30 p.m. to 1:00 a.m., and on Fridays and Saturdays from 6:30 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.

📍Between Puente de las Flores and Puente de la Exposición.

Theatre, concerts, exhibitions, creative workshops, parades, games, monologues, lots of jazz, food fairs, film screenings, pyrotechnic shows… fun, art and culture united hand in hand to create the largest cultural offer of the year in the Great Fair of Valencia.

More information about the activities of the July Fair here.

Other activities to do in July in the Valencian Community:


18:30 horas: Quinteto Jazz en la Plaza Redonda.

18:30 horas: Inicio Talleres Circo en el Parque Central.

18:45 horas: Desfile de circo en el Parque Central.

19:00 horas: Cuento de Piratas en la Plaza de la Reina.

19:15 horas: Espectáculo de Circo en el Parque Central.

19:30 horas: Magia Nuel Galán en la Plaza de la Virgen

20:00 horas: Sesión DJ’s Música Electrónica en La Marina de Valencia (Zona Pérgola).

20:00 horas: Desfile de circo en el Parque Central.

20:15 horas. Broadway Kids en la Plaza del Patriarca.

20:30 horas: Espectáculo de Circo en el Parque Central.

21:00 horas: Folclore Valenciano en la Plaza de la Virgen.

22:00 horas: Toni Pons-Mentalista en la Plaza del Patriarca.

23:00 horas: Tributo Alejandro Sanz en la Plaza de la Reina.

23:59 horas: PIROMUSICAL a cargo de Pirotecnia Valenciana en la Marina Sur.

00:15 horas: Sesión DJ’s Música Electrónica en La Marina de Valencia (Zona Pérgola).

00:15 horas: Musical ‘THE TALENT’ en la Plaza del Ayuntamiento.

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