The Javea Carnival is held in Javea, Spain, near the start of lent - this year the festivities will take place on Saturday 22 February. The festivities are centered around an extravagant Fancy Dress Parade.
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Javea Carnival 2022 | Fiestas in Javea 2022
A carnival has been celebrated in Javea since the 80s and has become very popular for Children and Adults. The festivities start with a children's costume parade, followed by a musical performance for them. At night, it is the adults' turn to have fun. From Plaza del Convent starts a colourful parade of costumes and it ends at Plaza de la Constitución where the party continues with a street disco until the early hours of the morning.
The carnival is an opportunity for one last night of excess before the 40 days of lent. Information on a prior Carnival is provided below as a guide - the programme for 2022 will be updated as soon as it is available.
17:00 Children's Parade sets off from the Plaza Marina Alta to the Plaza de la Constitución. It passes through the streets of Xàbia Histórico Tand arrives back at the Plaza where there will be prizes for the best costumes.
After the children's parade there will be a mini mobile disco, musical games and the award ceremony with performances from dancers and entertainers.
23:30 Adult's Parade and Costume Contest. The parade will end in the Plaza Constitución. Music performances will provided by musical entertainment with DJ's, Juan Hdz and Félix Olivares