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 2023, more than 100 free activities will take place for all audiences and with a special tribute to the Valencian musician Nino Bravo.
Here are the ones you can’t miss:
✨ . Plans offered by the Great Fair of Valencia ?
Concerts in Viveros Park
17 wonderful musical evenings between Saturday 1 and Sunday 23 July.
L’Orgull de Nit
On Thursday 6th July there will be a great night with drag queen performances in Los Jardines del Palau de la Música.
Free and free admission
Nit de la Mar
Pyromusical show that will honor the Valencian musician Nino Bravo.
?️ Friday July 14th.
Free and free admission
Festa al parc
Lover of folk or popular dances? Parque Central will be filled with activities and folk music, made for the whole family.
?️ Friday July 14th.
Free and free admission
Every weekend in July there will be games for the little ones in Parque Central.
Performances, theater, music… endless fun activities to enjoy the weekend.
The great fair of Valencia focuses on the most important thing in the city: its people and its neighbourhoods. And for this reason, throughout the month each neighborhood will be the protagonist of its own decentralized fair.
Magic, musical performances and theater will fill the neighborhoods of all Valencia.
*July 7, Plaza Segovia, ”MOMO” theater at 8:00 p.m.
*July 8 Plaza Patraix, storytelling ”Pepa y Pipa” 8:00 p.m. + monologue by Pau Blanco at 10:00 p.m.
*9 July esplanade of the hermitage of Sant Jeromi, theater ”El Pirata Barba” 8:00 p.m. + dances of the silk route 10:00 p.m.
*July 15 Benimaclet Square, storytelling ‘Un, don, din, coluré’ at 8:00 p.m. + dances at 10:00 p.m.
*July 16, old Abastos market, theater ‘L’encantari del drac’ 8:00 p.m. + cabaret clown ‘Las Pelusonas’
*July 21, Parque Central de València theater – circus ‘Capitán Spriki’ 8:00 p.m. + the monologue by Pablo de los Reyes and Rafa Alarcón 10:00 p.m.
*July 23rd Plaza Nova de l’Esglèsia in Benicalap, clown show at 8:00 p.m. + concert by ‘The Blisters’ at 10:00 p.m.
*July 28, esplanade of the parish of Ntra. Sra. de Gràcia, theater ‘¡Cataplum!’ at 8:00 p.m. + magic show by Rubén Aparisi at 10:00 p.m.
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.
*Minimascletà by Caballer FX on Saturday, July 22 (Gran Nit de Juliol, Great Night of July)
?Central Market, 11:00 p.m.
*Cremà of a falla by Marina Puche (artist fails City Hall 2023) with Pirotecnia del Mediterráneo on Friday, July 28
?Valencia Town Hall Square, 00:00
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.
?️July 30 from 8:00 p.m.
26th edition of the Jazz Festival this summer. Renowned international artists, some Grammy winners, and prominent Valencian talents will participate.
?️From July 4 to 30
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.
There will be the musical route of Carme or Cercafira with a great parade.
?️ July 22
We leave you at the end of the article the events of this day.
A great amusement fair could not be missing during the month of the July Fair in Valencia. It will be from June 23 to August 3, 2023 from Sunday to Thursday from 6:30 p.m. to 1:00 a.m., and Friday and Saturday 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, fireworks… fun, art and culture united hand in hand to create the biggest cultural offer of the year in the Great Fair of Valencia.
Other activities to do in July in the Valencian Community:
- Discover the Albufera Natural Park
- Rent a boat with your friends
- Morella and Peñíscolathe two jewels of Castellón
GREAT NIGHT OF JULY SCHEDULE:
6:00 p.m. – Visit to the exhibition “La Nave 1984-1991”. Institut Valencià d’Art Modern IVAM
7:30 p.m. – The Cercafira. Horseback riding with the participation of the giants Quiqueta and Nelet; the bat Valentí; The Xeranga; Les pompiers, from La Tal; the Folk i Festa fanfare; Zeppelin, by La Baldufa, and Anorak, by Scura Splats (route: Pl. Tetuán, c/ Paz, pl. Reina, c/ San Vicente Mártir, Maria Cristina and pl. Mercat).
8:00 p.m. – Choir Vocal Classroom 5. Entry with prior reservation on the phone 962084496. Department of Heritage and Cultural Resources (place: Palacio de Cervelló)
8:00 p.m. – Christian Penalba. Entry with prior reservation on the phone 963525478. Organized by: Department of Heritage and Cultural Resources (place: Museo del Arroz).
8:00 p.m. – Cinema jazz. Joan Soler Quintet. Entry with prior reservation on the phone 962082586. Department of Heritage and Cultural Resources (place: Blasco Ibáñez House Museum).
8.00 p.m. – Visit to the exhibition «[DOSMILVINT-I-U] [DOSMILVINT-I-TRES] = 1 encuentro». Institut Valencià d’Art Modern IVAM.
8:30 pm – Concert in the square with performances by Karavana, Amatria, Inmir and DJ (venue: Pl. Ayuntamiento).(cancelled)
8:30 p.m. – Human. Takiri Art. Dansa. Dansa València (IVC) (place: Pl. Virgen).
9:00 p.m. – Pluja de paraules. Visitants. Teatro Pl Mercado
9:00 p.m. – Visit to the exhibition “Aref El Rayess. Works (1957-1978)». Institut Valencià d’Art Modern IVAM.
10:00 p.m. – Clau de Swing. Entry with prior reservation on the phone 963701105. Concejalía de Patrimonio y Recursos Culturales (place: Museo de Historia de Valencia).
10 pm – Visit to the exhibition «Trascity. Alberto Feijóo». Institut Valencià d’Art Modern IVAM.
11:00 pm – Visit to the exhibition “Longing for Southern Light”, by Otobong Nkanga. Institut Valencià d’Art Modern IVAM.
11:00 p.m. – Musical dolç. Colla de Dolçaines i Tabals El Cudol (place: Pl. Virgen).
11:00 p.m. – Riure’s in Valencia. Maria Juan, Manu Górriz y Saray Cerro (place: Pl. Pilar).
11:00 pm Minimascletà of the Caballer FX Els Focs de la Fira fireworks (place: Pl. Mercado).
LA RUTA DEL CARMEN of live music:
7:30 p.m. – The Trocamba Matanusca (itinerant).
8:00 p.m. – Funkygames (Pl. Redonda).
9:00 p.m. – Miquel Gil (Pl. Santa Cruz).
10:00 p.m. – Nius (Pl. Fueros).
11:00 p.m. – Tito Pontet (Pl. Carmen).
OPEN MUSEUMS WITH FREE OPENINGS:
Until 11:30 p.m.:
Centre del Carme Cultura Contemporània (C/ Museu, 2)
La Lonja (C/ Lonja, 2)
Museo de Bellas Artes (C/ San Pío V, 9)
Museo de Cerámica González Martí (C/ Cultura, 6)
IVAM. Institut Valencià d’Art Modern (C/ Guillem de Castro, 118)
Museu de Prehistòria (C/ Corona, 36)
L’ETNO. Museu Valencià d’Etnologia (C/ Corona, 36)
MuVIM. Museu Valencià de la Il·lustració i la Modernitat (C/ Quevedo, 10)
Museu del Corpus – Casa de les Roques (C/ Roteros, 8)
Museo de la Ciudad (Pl. Arzobispo, 3)
Palacio de Cervelló (Pl. Tetuán, 3)
Centro Arqueológico de L’Almoina (Pl. Décimo Junio Bruto)
Casa Museo Benlliure (C/ Blanquería, 23)
Casa Museo Blasco Ibáñez (C/ Isabel de Villena, 159)
Museu d’Història de Valencia (C/ Valencia, 42, Mislata)
Museo del Arroz (C/ Rosario, 3)