The July Fair (Feria de Julio; in Valencian Fira de Juliol) comes back as every year in Valencia the three first weeks of July 2015 with many events: outdoor concerts, funfair, fireworks and night shows.
This fair was established by the city hall of Valencia in 1871 following its wish to establish a summer festival with fun offers that could attract visitors in town and invite Valencians to stay in summer. This event has become an essentiel meeting for leisure and culture of the city.
A FunFair is held during these three weeks at the Paseo de la Alameda where kids and adults can come and have fun, days and nights with bumper cars, the ghost train, the Viking ship, and more!
You can have a look at the FunFair with this video:
One of the appointment most awaited of the July Fair is the Valencia pyrotechnics festival. The city is adorned with a thousand colors and thunders during the month of July.
Every Saturday at midnight, some pyrotechnic shows will start near the Serranos Towers (Torres de Serranos). It’s a free event that everyone can enjoy.
Dates: Every Saturday in July at 0:00.
Place: near the Serranos Towers (Torres de Serranos)
During these three weeks, some giant outdoor concerts will be held at the Viveros Gardens and will welcome great artists of the current scene.
Other meeting place: the Palau de la Música (Music Palace) with a Jazz Festival the two first weeks of July, with its program of traditional Jam sessions and a free concert in the gardens of the Palau.
Grand Nit de Juliol (Big Night of July)
You cannot miss this great night of the third Saturday of July with music, tasting paella and outstanding nocturnal visit of the finest museums, until dawn.
The Grand Nit de Juliol will start at 20:00 on Saturday at different places in the city. Many museums and sites, such as the Lonja de la Seda o the Almoina, will be open until 2.00 am. You will be able to see shows of hypnosis, music, monologues, etc.
This event is one of the key moments of the July Fair and Valencia will stay awake until the end of the night.
Place: Downtown streets and squares
Battle of flowers
The famous Battle of Flowers (Batalla de Flores) of the last Sunday of July at the Paseo de la Alameda will close the festivities.
This is an original war, that started in 1891, during which one women wearing traditional clothes protect themselves with rackets from thousands of beautiful, fresh and perfumed, yellow and orange carnations that public throw at them. They parade on floats decorated by Fallas artists with other thousands of flowers. After the Battle of about an hour, the Paseo de la Alameda is covered with a long colorful and perfumed carpet of flowers.
A unique experience that you can’t miss!
Date: Last Sunday of July.
Place: Paseo de la Alameda at 20:00
Do you know it?
Not less than 2 tons of yellow and orange carnations are distributed and thrown during the Battle of Flowers of the July Fair.
Torres de Serranos Address
Plaza de los fueros, s/n
Lines 3,5,7 and 9 – Stop: Alameda
Torres de Serranos:
Bus stop Torres dels Serrans – Comte de Trenor nº 5, 28, 95
Bus stop Comte de Trenor – pont de Fusta nº1, 6, 11, 16, 26, 29, 80, N10