Fogueres de Sant Joan is the fiesta of the bonfires, to be held in June 2023 in Javea, Costa Blanca, Spain. The festivities end on 24th June with the burning of the "fogueras", fireworks, music & dancing.
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Fiesta Programme for the Fogueres de Sant Joan Fiesta (Festival of San Juan).
This popular Javea Fiesta enjoys maximum participation from the town’s inhabitants who belong to neighbourhood associations called “peñas” and all fill the streets to participate in the traditional Bous al Carrer (Bull Running), parades with carriages, flower offerings, firework displays, etc.
The "Hogueras” make playful reference to current events in the town which pay homage to the ancestral tradition which involved burning old junk on the 23rd of June (the "Nit dels Focs") with the magical goal of purifying the body and soul prior to the Summer Solstice.
“Els focs de Sant Joan” (St. John’s Fires) which decorate the town’s roundabouts are small bonfires over which the citizens jump one by one, decorated with garlands and flower decorations which are burned once the last fires have been jumped. Finally on the 24th of June, the monuments are burned in celebration of St. John's holiday to conclude the festivities.
THURSDAY 9th June
17:00 Donation of Blood in the Centro de Salud
FRIDAY 10th June
21:30 Parade of La Quintà 2020 "TOT PER L’AIRE” from the Plaza de la Iglesia to the Plaza de la Constitución.
22:00 Proclamation of the Court of Honor, Ladies and Queen (Plaza de la Constitución), followed by live music with HISTERIA and a disco until 04:00.
SATURDAY 9th June
10:00 XXV FOGUERES SCHOOL CHESS TOURNAMENT in the Fogueres Commission Casal in Plaza de la Constitución
22:30 Parade of the Quintà 2021 “LA DESASTRÀ” (Plaza de la Iglesia to the Plaza de la Constitución).
23:00 Proclamation of the Court of Honour, Ladies and Queens in the Plaza de la Constitución, followed by live music with Monaco and a disco until 04:00
SUNDAY 12th June
09:30 XVIII OPEN TABLE TENNIS TOURNAMENT in the Palau d’Esports Municipal in Avenida dels Furs
11:00 VALENCIAN PELOTA in the Trinquet de Xàbia in Freginal.
21:30 PARADE of the Quintà 2022 “LA RETORNÀ” (Plaza de la Iglesia to the Plaza de la Constitución).
22:00 – PROCLAMATION of the Court of Honour, Ladies and Queens in the Plaza de la Constitución, followed by live music with MATRIX and a disco until 04:00.
MONDAY 13th June
14:30 Official opening of "Penyes Santjoaneres" houses.
20:00 Parade of the Court of Honor, Ladies and Queens (Plaza Marina Alta to the Plaza de la Iglesia).
21:30 Official opening ceremony of the festivities by the Queens and Municipal Authorities (Plaza de la Iglesia)
22:30 Communal Dinner of Sobaquillo in the Plaza de la Constitución for Penyes Santjoaneres and town in general. The Fogueres Commission will offer an aperitif.
00:00 Las Reinas next to the Quintà, rocks and people in general, accompanied by charangas, will sing to the images of San Juan. Then, Discomóvil until 04:00
TUESDAY 14th June
17:30 Gathering of the Peñas and Fogueres Commission in the Plaza de la Constitución, followed by the opening of the BARET DELS BOUS and the Bull Arena in Avenida Palmela.
19:00 Entrance of cows & bulls from Ganadería CRESPO of Pedreguer. Then release of five cows, one young calf and one bull from Ganadería CALÍ of Moixent.
22:00 Communal dinner in the Plaza de la Iglesia - live music from PÉNDULO.
00:00 Entrance of 22 cows of different types from Ganadería ASENSÍ of Orba. Exhibition of cows from 6 ranches, with two cows from each ranch. Then disco mobile until 04:00
WEDNESDAY 15th June
16:00 Valencia Pelota Competition
18:30 Entrance & release of 6 carretones (Bull Carts) for all children
19:30 Entrance of cows & bulls
22:00 THEATRE-SAINETE - a Valencian Farce (Plaza de la Iglesia).
22:00 Paella competition in the Bull Arena in Avenida Palmela (the Fogueres Commission will provide the rice). The first prize will be 100 euros (registration to participate should be made at the bar in the bull arena on Tuesday 14th June). Followed by live music with LA MOCHA and disco “FOGUERES MUSICÓN” until 04:00.
THURSDAY 16th June
13:00 “BARET A BANDA” with live music from TRILOGY at the bar in the bull arena in Avenida Palmela.
19:00 Entrance of cows & bulls
22:00 Concert with COLLA PORTITXOL.
22:00 Communal Dinner in the bull cages in the bull arena (Avenida Palmela).
23:00 GRAN PRIX (Inter-Penya Games) in the bull arena in Avenida Palmela. (Registration to participate should be made at the bar in the bull arena on Tuesday 14th June and Wednesday 15th June). Afterwards, disco “FOGUERES MUSICÓN” until 04:00.
FRIDAY 17th June
12:00 BAR EN BAR (Bar Crawl) leaving from Plaza de la Constitución. The participating bars will be Santa Coqueta, La Paraeta, La Verema, Embruix, Las Notas and Desnivell). Afterwards, the second day of “BARET A BANDA” with live music from LOL I POP at the bar in the bull arena in Avenida Palmela.
19:00 Entrance of cows & bulls.
22:00 Communal Dinner in the bull cages in the bull arena (Avenida Palmela).
23:00 Equestrian Show “MAGOS DE LA EQUITACIÓN” performed by the Escuela de Equitación El Centauro SL of Tudela del Duero (Valladolid).
00:00 Discomóvil in the bullring until 04:00
SATURDAY 18th June
10:00 BBQ almuerzo (brunch) offered by the Fogueres Commission in the bull arena in Avenida Palmela.
11:30 Gathering of all the Quintadas (Placeta del Convent).
12:00 Parade of Quintades (from Placeta del Convent to the bull arena) for fun and games.
19:00 Gathering of all the Quintadas (Plaza de la Constitución) for the start of the “TUMBALEA” show.
23:45 Live music with Orquesta TOKIO followed by TUMBALEA until 06:00.
SUNDAY 19th June (Children's Day)
10:00 Entrance of 10 CARRETONES (bull carts) and release of carretones, flaming carretón, and giant bull
11:00 Exhibition of Bulls
12:00 Children's Play Park (Freginal) with inflatables and water games until 14:00. Bocadillos and soft drinks will be offered to all the children.
14:00 Giant Paella (Parque Montanar).
18:00 AQUA DE VALENCIA (Plaza de la Constitución), followed by a parade to the bull arena (Avenida Palmela).
19:00 Release of the bulls
23:00 Night of Rock with live music from “ARSÈNIC”, “LA FÚMIGA” and “PUPIL·LES”.
MONDAY 20th June
08:00 Dismantling of boxes from the bullring until 18:00.
12:00 Communal Brunch for all the senior citizens of the town (Centro Social)
12:00 Parade by the Junior Commission, Infantil Court of Honour, and Quintà 2020, Quintà 2021 and Quintà 2022 (Old town).
19:00 Parade of the festeros to the Port and the Arenal.
21:30 Serenade to the Queens and Presidents (Portal del Clot)
22:00 – Traditional Dancing (Carrer Nou) organised by Grup de Danses Portitxol.
23:00 – Installation of the Foguera Central (Plaza de la Constitución ) and the Foguera Infantil (Placeta del Convent)
23:00 – Top Talent Musical in the Plaza de la Constitución, followed by a mobile disco until 04:00.
TUESDAY 21st June
12:00 Parade of the court of honor, ladies and queens to visit the decorated streets, in the ares of Thiviers & Freginal.
14:30 Giant Tortilla with beer, offered by the Fogueres Commission (Parque Montaner)
19:30 First day of the flower offering to Sant Joan (Plaza de la Iglesia) Participation is open to the public.
22:15 Xàbia en Festes. VÍDEOMAPPING by Xarxa Teatre in Placeta del Convent.
00:00 Tribute show “MECANO” (Plaza de la Constitución), followed by a disco with DJ MITCH VAN STAVEREN until 04:00.
WEDNESDAY 22nd June
12:00 Informal parade to visit the shops of the historic center, followed by burning of the Foguera of the Day
14:00 Giant Paella for all the neighbors in Montaner Park.
20:00 Flowers offering to San Juan in the Plaza de la Iglesia with the making of the tapestry by the La Patxorra
22:15 Xàbia en Festes. Videomapping by Xarxa Teatre in Placeta del Convent.
23:30 Live music with ORQUESTA TITANIC until 04:30.
THURSDAY 23rd June (Nit del Focs)
08:30 Despertà through the streets of the historic center in charge of the Comissió de Fogueres and accompanied by traditional music.
11:30 Offering of Raïms i Bacores (grapes & figs) to San Juan. During the parade will take place 'Indult del Ninot' - the selection of figurines that will be saved from the flames
18:00 Concentration of all the Quintadas in the Plaza de la Constitución.
18:30 Parade of the charangas through the streets of the historic center (from the Plaza de la Constitucion to Avenida del Pla)
19:00 Float Parade
21:00 CHILDREN’S EVENING OF FIRES in Calle Virgen de la Soledad and Calle Jesús Nazareno, organised by peña “ELS ESTORATS”.
23:30 Traditional "Nit dels Focs de Sant Joan". Then, Burning of the "Old Junk" (Trastos Vells) in Calle Raval de Baix. The second performance will then be the spectacular CORREFOCS by Xarxa Teatre, from Calle Raval del Baix to the Plaza de la Constitución. Aftewards, the sensational show of TALLARINA ON TOUR SANT BERTOMEU SHOW until 06:00.
FRIDAY 24th June (Sant Joan Day)
08:30 Despertà (rockets and bangers) through the streets of the Old Town organised by the Quintà "La Rebolica".
10:00 Parade to pick up the court of honor, ladies, presidents and Queens.
10:00 Solemn mass to Saint Joan (Plaza de Xàtiva in the Freginal sector). At the end of the Mass chocolate will be offered with sweets to all attendees.
12:00 Solemn mass to Saint Joan in the church of San Bartolomé. At the end of the mass, chocolates and sweets will be offered.
18:30 Gathering of the Quintà 2020, 2021, 2022, music bands and Charangas in the Plaza de la Constitución and traditional photo with the Foguera. After the mass, there will be a spectacular MASCLETÀ in the Placa de la Constitución, followed by complimentary wine in the Rui Rau d’Arnauda.
19:00 Parade of the Quintà, brass bands and charangas from Plaza de la Constitución to l'Avinguda del Plà.
19:30 Cavalcade of Carrozas - Float Parade of the whole court of honor, presidents, ladies and queens to the Placeta del Convent.
22:00 Cremà (Burning) de la Foguera Infantil in the Placeta del Convent.
23:00 Live music performance with LA PATO in the Plaza de la Constitución.
00:00 Musical fireworks display in the Plaza de la Constitución. Then, Cremà de la Foguera Central (Burning of the Foguera Central), followed by live music from LA PATO.