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August 2021

Fallas 2021 Getting Serious

August 31, 2021
Statue in street

Circumstances have defined Fallas celebrations this year, as has serious debate by all those involved. Today sees the traditional Infant Ninot exhibition closing. The figures will then be transferred to their final placement in the streets across the city. The "people’s verdict" is proclaimed, which saves one infant figure from being burned. More on the topic of Fallas on the events overview.

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September 2021

Fallas 2021 Ninots Infantil

September 1, 2021
Statues in street

Completion of setting up the infant sculptures, fallas. Today also sees the closure of the traditional Ninot exhibition, following which, these larger figures will be transferred to their final display in all neighbourhoods too. The "people’s verdict" is proclaimed, which saves one figure from being burned this year. Enormously loud, traditional firecracker displays, mascletà, are held at various locations throughout the city at 2 pm. At 11 pm, the Nit de L'albà fireworks displays are also held on the fallas…

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Fallas 2021 Ninots

September 2, 2021
Statue in street

Setting up the sculptures, fallas, reaches completion today and the awards ceremony in different categories is held for the Ninot Infantil sculptures at 5:30 pm. Traditional firecracker displays, mascletà, are held at various locations throughout the city at 2 pm. More on the topic of Fallas in the events overview.

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Fallas 2021 Flowers

September 3, 2021
Statues in street

The day begins with the awards ceremony in different categories for the Ninot sculptures at 9 am. Traditional firecracker displays, mascletà, are held once again at various locations throughout the city at 2 pm. Then the next phase of Fallas celebrations commence. A magnificent, ongoing procession of beautifully dressed babies, infants, children, adults and elderly locals march through the streets for two long days. They bear offerings of flowers from 5pm until midnight. The structure on Plaza de la Virgen…

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Fallas 2021 Nit del Foc

September 4, 2021
Statues in street

Processions continue throughout the whole day from 9 am to midnight. Members of hundreds of Fallas guilds march through many neighbourhoods to bear their offerings of flowers to Our Lady of the Forsaken. The structure on Plaza de la Virgen remains centre stage when red and white flowers are thrown high as the stunning statue is created. Traditional firecracker displays, mascletà, are also held today at various locations throughout the city at 2 pm. Impressive and colourful Nit del Foc firework…

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Fallas 2021 Cremà

September 5, 2021
Statues in street

A grand finale today forms the culmination of intense preparation by passionate enthusiasts throughout a whole year. The offering of flowers continues today in two locations.  Queens of las Fallas, Falleras Mayores, of Valencia and their Courts of Honour head to the image of the Patriarch at San José Bridge at 10 am. A tribute to the poet Maximiliano Thous follows at 11 am at his monument located at the intersection of Sagunto and Maximiliano Thous streets. A further tribute…

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February 2022

Fallas Ninot Exhibition

February 5 - March 13
Museo de las Ciencias, Avenida Professor López Piñero, 7
Valencia, 46013 Spain
€3

A long-standing tradition of the Fallas involves an exhibition of the Ninots. Each committee selects their best Ninot and Ninot Infantil to be exhibited. Over 700 statues are then displayed to the public at the Science Museum. 

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Fallas Opening Ceremony

February 27
Torres de Serranos Valencia, 46003 Spain + Google Map
Free

The main phase of the Fallas events kicks off when musical processions enter the Plaza del Ayuntamiento at midday. A display of light and colour with spectacular pyrotechnic fireworks at Serano Towers is at about 8pm.

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Fallas Mascletas Colores

February 27 @ 19:00 - 20:15 CET
Torres de Serranos Valencia, 46003 Spain + Google Map
Free

The Valencians love noise. Some say it stems from the days of the Moors. Today is only the first of the daily fireworks during Fallas yet already a second display is held at 8pm.

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March 2022

Fallas Mascletas

March 1 @ 14:00 - March 19 @ 14:10 CET
Plaza del Ajuntamiento Valencia, 46002 Spain + Google Map
Free

Every day during Fallas impressive loud, bright and smoky mascletas firecracker displays are held in front of enthusiastic spectators on the Plaza del Ayuntamiento at 2pm. Locals and tourists teem in their thousands to the city hall square for a few minutes of tremendous noise and a crescendo of flashes.

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Fallas Mayor Infantil

March 15
Locations across the city
Free

Completion of placement of the Fallas Mayor Infantil Ninots, activities throughout the day, including fireworks.

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Fallas Mayor

March 16
Paseo de la Alameda Valencia, 46023 Spain + Google Map
Free

Placement of the Fallas Mayor Ninots is completed and activities take place throughout the day. And fireworks!

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Fallas Flower Offering

March 17
Plaza de la Virgen Valencia, 46001 Spain + Google Map
Free

The Fallas flower offering involves members of all the Fallas committees and guilds. They offer beautiful flowers to Our Lady of the Forsaken, the city patron, thus creating an imposing sight on Plaza de la Virgen.

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Fallas Night of Fire

March 18
Paseo de la Alameda Valencia, 46023 Spain + Google Map
Free

A second day of parades with offering of flowers on Plaza de la Virgen, when Our Lady of the Forsaken will be completed. The day closes with the Falles night of fire, Nit de Foc, a pyrotechnic firework display at the Turia on Paseo de la Alameda at 1:30am.

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Fallas Crema

March 19 @ 11:00 - 23:30 CET
Locations across the city
Free
Statue in street

The true finale of this celebration commences with the Cremà de las Fallas Infantiles from 10pm. The winner of the first prize is burned a half an hour or so later, followed by the statue in front of the city hall. The rest of the Fallas are ignited from midnight, followed by the winning Ninot. Finally, at 1am the Falla Municipal is raised to the ground in a crescendo of flames, sparks and falling cinders.

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May 2022

Cabanyal Intim Valencia

May 5 - May 8
Cabanyal

A wonderful event, this eclectic series of activities covers a wide spectrum of creativity. Experience terrific theatre, dance, circus, performance, clown, music, cabaret, underground, video art and poetry over a couple of weeks.

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Cabanyal Intim Valencia

May 12 - May 15
Cabanyal

A wonderful event, this eclectic series of activities covers a wide spectrum of creativity. Experience terrific theatre, dance, circus, performance, clown, music, cabaret, underground, video art and poetry over a couple of weeks.

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July 2022

Gran Fira de València

July 1 - July 24
Free

TBA! Celebrating the fact that much of life in Valencia takes place outdoors, the Gran Fira de València is an annual, two week long festival. One more reason for residents and visitors to congregate on the streets during the hot summer. Ongoing since 1871. Held on improvised stages across the city and at the beach, the variety of events is phenomenal. They include performances, music of many genres and fireworks. Two weekends are packed with activities such as La Gran…

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Big Night of Museums

July 16 @ 19:00 - July 17 @ 02:00 CEST
Locations across the city
Free
Artwork depicting upside down buildings

The big night of museums forms part of a wide selection of activities of the Gran Fira de València. During the event, most museums in Valencia open their doors to visitors until late into the night.

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