Fogueres de Sant Joan is the fiesta of the bonfires, to be held in June 2024 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.
Information on the 2024 Fiesta is not yet available. For guidance, please refer to a prior Programme provided below.
WEDNESDAY 7th June
17:00 Donation of Blood in the Centro de Salud
FRIDAY 9th 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 Queens (Plaza de la Constitución), followed by entertainment provided by Dirección Artística Marc Pons
SATURDAY 10th June
10:00 XXVI FOGUERES SCHOOL CHESS TOURNAMENT in the Fogueres Commission Casal in Plaza de la Constitución
21:30 Parade of the Quintà 2023 “A REBOLCONS” (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 at with CAMELA “QUE LA MÚSICA TE ACOMPAÑE" and dancing into the early hours with DJ ÁLVARO DÍAZ.
SUNDAY 11th June
11:30 VALENCIAN PILOTA in the Trinquet de Xàbia in Freginal.
TUESDAY 13th June
10:00 INSTALLATION of cages to create the taurino enclosure on the car-park in Avenida Palmela
WEDNESDAY 14th June
14:00 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).
20:30 DJ Session to liven up the wait for the official opening ceremony in 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
THURSDAY 15th 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 LA TEMPLANZA de Benissa. Then release of five cows, one young calf and one bull from Ganadería CALÍ of Moixent.
00:00 Entrance of Blancos from Ganadería BENAVENT of Quatretonda. Then release of five cows and one bull from Ganadería COVES of Pedreguer.
00:30 Disco “FOGUERES MUSICÓN” with DJ ÁLEX FEMENIA in the Bull Arena
FRIDAY 16th June
16:00 Valencia Pelota Competition
18:30 Entrance & release of 10 carretones (Bull Carts) for all children
19:00 Entrance of cows & bulls
21:30 Communal Dinner in Plaza de la Iglesia, followed by 60s and 70s music
22:00 Communal Dinner in the bull area in Avenida del Palmela
23:00 Grand Prix Inter-Penya Games (Over 18s) in the bull arena, followed by Disco “FOGUERES MUSICÓN” with DJ JAVI MENGU
SATURDAY 17th June
08:00 DESPERTÀ through the historic centre of Xàbia
10:00 BBQ Almuerzo in the bull arena in Avenida Palmela
11:30 Gathering of all the Quintàs
12:00 Parade of Quintàs from Avenida Ramón Llidó to the bull arena
19:00 Gathering of all the Quintadas in Plaza de la Constitución for the start of the “TUMBALEA” show.
23:45 Live music with Orquesta VÉRTIGO followed by TUMBALEA
SUNDAY 18th June (Children's Day)
09:30 XIX OPEN TABLE TENNIS TOURNAMENT in the Palau d’Esports
11:00 Fun Guided Tour with PENYA International starting in the Plaza de la Constitución
11:30 Children's Play Park in Plaza de la Constitución with inflatables and water games
14:00 MACARRONADA for all the children in Plaza de la Constitución
14:00 Giant Paella for all in Parque Montanar
17:30 DISCOMÓVIL HAWAIANA in Carrer Foguerer with bar service
20:00 Shrek Musical in the Plaza de la Constitución
22:00 “BONA GENT” show in Plaza de la Iglésia
23:00 Live Music with Orquesta MÓNACO in Plaza de la Constitución
MONDAY 19th June
19:00 Entrance of bulls and cows from Ganadería LA HERMANDAD (Xàbia), followed by the release of five cows and two bulls from Ganadería BENAVENT (Quatretonda).
22:00 Theatre Night in the Plaza de la Iglésia
22:00 Paella Competition in the bull arena in Avenida del Palmela. Then, live music with LA MOCHA followed by Disco “FOGUERES MUSICÓN” with DJ LA GAVI
TUESDAY 20th June
10:00 Brunch for all the senior citizens in the Social Centre
18:00 Entrance of Burning Bull Carts and general release of bull carts
19:00 Entrance of the Rojos from Ganadería COVES (Pedreguer), then followed by the Inter-Ranch CHALLENGE between Ganadería LA PALOMA (Xaló) and Ganadería LA TEMPLANZA (Benissa) with two cows and a bull from each one.
00:00 Entrance of 10 Bulls from Ganadería LA PALOMA (Xaló), then the release of a bull and five cows from Ganadería LA HERMANDAD (Xàbia).
00:00 Installation of the Foguera Central in the Plaza de la Constitución and the Foguera Infantil in the Placeta del Convent
00:00 Disco “FOGUERES MUSICÓN” with DJ PABLO ALEMANY in the bull arena in Avenida del Palmela
WEDNESDAY 21st June
07:00 Dismantling of cages and the bull arena
12:00 Parade of Quintà 2023 “A REBOLCONS”, visiting Thiviers and Frechinal
18:00 Parade of Quintà 2023 “A REBOLCONS”, visiting the port and the Arenal zone
19:30 Grand Bingo Night in Parque Montaner
21:30 Serenading of the Queens and Presidents with LA TUNA DE XÀBIA in the Plaza de la Iglésia.
22:00 Traditional dancing in Carrer Nou.
00:00 Concert Night with DIÀSPORA, GREEN VALLEY and BUHOS in Plaza de la Constitución.
THURSDAY 22nd June
11:00 Burning of the Foguera of the Asilo Hermanos Cholbi
12:00 Parade of the Court of Honour, Ladies and Queens to visit the historic centre, followed by the burning of the Foguera of the Day
13:00 Vermouth for all the penyas and quintos offered by the Fogueres Commission in the Plaza de la Constitución
19:30 Flowers offering to San Juan in the Plaza de la Iglesia
23:30 Live music in the form of a Queen Tribute Show, followed by discomóvil with DK JOSWERK
FRIDAY 23rd June (Nit del Focs)
08:00 Despertà through the streets of the historic center
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
17:30 Concentration of all the penyas in Calle Thiviers
18:00 Parade of the penyas
20:30 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 the 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 Fogueres Commission
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
10:30 Parade to pick up the court of honor, ladies, presidents and Queens
12:00 Solemn mass to Saint Joan in the church of San Bartolomé. At the end of the mass, wine will be offered.
18:30 Gathering of the Quintà "A REBOLCONS" in the Plaza de la Constitución and traditional photo with the Foguera
19:00 Parade of the Quintà, bands and charangas from Plaza de la Constitución to Avenida del Pla
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 Orquesta ÓXIDO 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 Orquesta ÓXIDO and MACRODISCOMÓVIL