Fiestas in Javea: "Mare de Déu de Loreto" (August/September 2024)


The Javea Fiesta "Festes Mare de Déu de Loreto" / Virgen de Loreto runs from the last week in August to the first week in September in Javea, Spain. The Celebration is in honour of the patron saint of the sea: "La Mare de Déu de Loreto". During this fiesta the residents and visitors of Javea meet to celebrate their local identity, traditions, religion, neighborhood, sports, and culture. This is a vibrant, colourful, inclusive & creative fiesta that is open to the public and promotes respect for all.


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Event date & time

August-September 2024


Aduanas del Mar

Event date & time

August-September 2024

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  • Art & exhibitions
  • Children's activities
  • Dancing
  • Live concerts
  • Live music
  • Local fiestas
Fiestas in Javea: "Mare de Déu de Loreto" (August/September 2024)

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Mare de Déu de Loreto

The Javea fiesta Virgin de Loreto (August/September 2024) is a celebration is in honour of the patron saint of the sea held every year in Javea, Spain

2024 Programme (below is 2023 program as a guide)

24th August

20:00   Mass for the souls of the deceased and 'besamanos' to the patron saint, Mare de Déu de Loreto. The Fiesta Commission will make a floral offering to the deceased.

21:30   Beer tasting - limited to 65 people, at 15 euros each.

25th August

22:00   Communal Dinner in Paseo Pinto Joaquin Sorolla. Live music by Orquesta Twister will follow until 03:30

26th August: Presentation of the Festivities
11:00   Children’s Fishing Contest (The Port). Registration (for children up to 12 years) will be made after 10:00 and each participant must bring their own rod.
23:00   Presentation of the 2023 Festivities - Presentation of the Mayoralesas and Mayorales as representatives of the 2023 Fiestas. This will be followed by music and dancing to MONTECARLO Orchestra.

27th August: Sports Day

10:00   40th PEÑA LA BUFA RACE. Registration will happen beforehand in Cala Blanca, the starting point of the race. The race ends at the Port.
11:00   VALENCIAN PILOTA: PALMA (Calle Virgen de Loreto).
12:30   Parade of the Comissió de Festes and Peñas Marineras touring the streets of Aduanas. At the end, the Penyeta Roja will invite all to enjoy "sangría a gogó" on Paseo Jaime I.
17:00   VALENCIAN PILOTA: RASPALL (Calle Virgen de Loreto).
17:30   Torneo Majo-Pong
18:30   VALENCIAN PILOTA: RASPALL (Calle Virgen de Loreto).

19:30   Prizes for the 30th Quick Painting Contest (The Fish Market). Registration through addresses and numbers available in the Party Book and on the Fiesta Facebook Page.
22:00   COMEDY NIGHT with El Soldat de Napoles Farce performed by TOT RIST

28th August: Musical Sensational
22:00   Musical Sensational of the Comissió de Festes in Avedina Lepanto which will take you on a tour of the best known music of the 70s, 80s and 90s

29th August

20:00   Traditional Dancing with the Grup de Danses del Portitxol

22:00   Community Dinner in Calle Doctor Fleming, followed by dancing to SWEET SOULZ until 03:00

30th August: Wine Tasting
21:00   8th edition Wine Tasting event, to discover four unique wines that communicate the most authentic traditions of the area. Cost: €25 euros (prior registration on 29th August)

22:00   Community Dinner in Grupo Bartolome Ros, followed by dancing to LA TRAMPA

31st August

12:00   Bous a la Mar

15:00   1st Tardeo, with music by DJs JUAN HDZ and LA GAVI from 16:30 onwards

19:00   Bous a la Mar

23:30   DISCOMOVIL until 03:30

23:30   Bous al Carrer

1st September
12:00   Bous a la Mar
16:30   2nd Tardeo in Calle Virgen de Loreto with DJs and a table football tournament
18:00   Simultaneous Chess

19:00   Bous a la Mar

23:30   DISCOMOVIL until 04:00

23:30   Bous al Carrer

2nd September: Children’s Day
09:00   Children’s "Despertà" - Wake Up Parade starring the youngest on their big day of the festivities with the participation of the youngest musicians of l’Escola Xirimitab’s de Xàbia. Any child who wants to participate must bring their own instrument to play on Avenida Jaime I. The Comissió de Festes will provide an instrument to all those who do not have one.
09:30   33rd Open Table Tennis Competition
10:00   Hot Chocolate organised by the Fiesta Commission in Paseo Jamie I, followed by traditional games, the traditional meringue fight in the Paseo Joaquin Sorolla, and the water fiesta
11:00   Opening of the Children’s Play Zone and "Aquajocs" - Water Games in Paseo Jaime I.
12:00   Traditional Greasy Pole in the Bull Arena with the collaboration of the Peña La Bufa.
13:00   "Carretons A La Mar" - Bulls Head Carts - in the Bull Arena for the young ones. 
14:00   Paella, soft drinks and ice cream for all the children offered by CELDA SL. and Supermarkets Coaliment in Calle Severo Ochoa.
19:30   "Cabalgata de Carrozas" - Float Parade - with numerous musical groups and animation to fill the streets with music and color. The parade will start from the Port and continue through the Plaza President Adolfo Suárez, Santísimo Cristo del Mar, Lepanto, Antoni Llidó, Doctor Fleming, Jaime I and Plaza A. Suárez.
00:00   "Correfoc" by Xarxa Theatre with its show 'El Foc del Mar' that will tour the main streets. The use of fire, the aesthetics inspired by the artist Joan Miró and the music of dulzaina and drum; mark the character of this work that is inspired by the traditions and popular Mediterranean festivals.This is followed by a Mobile Disco until 04:00

3rd September: Day of the "PEÑAS MARINERAS"
10:00   31st Chess Championship Mare de Deu de Loreto
10:00   Communal Mid-Morning Snacks
11:30   Parade of the "peñas marineras" through the streets of the port to the bull arena in the harbour.
12:00   "Bous A La Mar"
15:00   Communal Lunch for all peñas marineras"
19:00   "Bous A La Mar"
19:00   Children's Magic Show in Calle Severo Ochoa with ice creams
00:00   Bous al Carrer followed by music until 03:30

4th September

11:30   Travelling Planetarium for the children in Calle Severo Ochoa
12:00   "Bous A La Mar" 

16:00   1st edition of the Human Table Football Tournament
19:00   "Bous A La Mar"

20:00   Youth band concert in Paseo Pintor Joaquon Sorolla
23:30   Bous al Carrer

00:00   Fancy Dress Competition and Parade through the streets of Duanes de la Mar

5th September
10:00   GRAN CAGADA organised by Peña La Bufa in the bull arena with snacks for all attending.
12:00   "Bous A La Mar" 
19:00   "Bous A La Mar" Afterwords the end of the festival of the bullfighting performances and the closure of the legendary Baret de Bous a la Mar at the end of the season.
23:00   Discomobile Closing Bull’s Party in Paseo Pintor Joaquin Sorolla organized by Peña El Tremoló with the best music of the moment until 03:30.

6th September: Senior Citizen's Day
10:30   Brisca Card Contest for the over 50's at the house of Peña La Bufa.
11:00   Traditional visit to the Hermanos Cholbi Nursing Home of the "Mayorales 2023 & Fiesta Commission, followed by a Parade to the historic centre to visit the Santa María de Betania Day Centre in Placeta del Convent. Flower offering to the patron in Calle Loreto.
12:30   La Peña La Bufa will offer an aperitif to the Senior Citizens
13:00   Bell Ringing to announce the start of religious celebrations in honor of our patrons.
18:00   La Peña La Bufa will visit the Asilo Hermanos Cholbi Hospital.
19:30   Floral Offering to La Mare de Deu de Loreto. The Comissió de Festes invites all the clubs, streets, associations, local festivities, neighbours and all of Xàbia to participate.
23:30   Noche de Ronda - Musical Tour to visit the Mayoralesas and Mayorales starting at the Port Church. The Tour finishes at Calle Severe Ochoa.

7th September: Day of "Santisimo Cristo Del Mar" - The Holy Christ of the Sea
09:00   Wake Up Musical parade Pilatrix through the streets organized by the Peñas Pili La Banyà and Liatrix. Ringing of the Church bells to mark the celebrations of the day in honor of "Santísimo Cristo del Mar".
12:00   Informal parade through the streets of the Mayoralesas, Mayorales and Comissió de Festes Customs offices up to Santísimo Cristo del Mar.
13:00   "Carrer Festa" - Street Fiesta in Santísimo c/Cristo del Mar
18:30   Parade with Musical Band  and the Comissió de Festes to visit the decorated streets to the Parish Church
19:00   Celebration of the Eucharist in honor of the Santísimo Cristo del Mar. The Mass will be sung by the Parish Choir. Next, Procession of the Holy Christ of the Sea through the streets of the Port. At the end of the procession, traditional "Mascleta de Colores" on Avenida Jaime I.
23:30   Show by WE LOVE QUEEN

00:00   "Alba de la Mare de Deu de Loreto" - firework bouquets are fired in the port
00:00   Mobile Disco organized on Calle Doctor Fleming until 05:00

8th September: Day of "La Mare de Déu del Loreto"
08:00   Wake Up Parade on the feast of Mare de Déu de Loreto! "Despertà" through the streets of the Port.
09:00   Ringing of Church bells to announce "La Mare de Déu del Loreto".
11:00   Parade with the Band of Music and the Comissió de Festes to pick up the Mayoralesas and go to the parish church.
12:00   Celebration of the Solemn Eucharist in honor of Our Patroness the Mare de Déu de Loreto with the assistance of municipal authorities, Town Council of the Fishermen’s Association, representatives of other Fiestas, Mayoralesas and Mayorales of 2022, Comissió and town of Xàbia . The mass will be sung by the parish choir. At the end, the parade of all the attendees to the mascletà enclosure and then deafening Mascleta on the Jaime I avenue.
19:00   Parade of the Comissió de Festes and the Music Band to pick up the Mayorales and Mayoralesas and accompany them to the port church.
20:00   Solemn Procession of the Mare de Deu de Loreto through the streets of the Port.
23:00   Live Music with Orquesta EUFORIA in Paseo Pintor Joaquin Sorolla
00:00   Sensational Aquatic Fireworks Display to close the Fiestas in honor of the Mare de Déu de Loreto 2023. At the end, dancing will continue until 04:00.