See the program of activities for the Moors and Christians Fiesta in Javea, Spain. The fiesta is an unmissable summer treat for locals and tourists alike.
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13-21 July 2024
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The Javea Moors & Christians Fiesta takes place in Javea, Spain, in the 3rd week in July every year. This fiesta is absolutely unmissable and a summer treat for locals and tourists alike.
The 2024 Fiesta will start with the traditional presentation evening on Saturday 13th July - the festival will end with the main gala parades on Saturday 20th July and Sunday 21st July.
The full 2024 Fiesta Programme is not yet available. For guidance, please refer to a prior Programme provided below.
SATURDAY 15th JULY
19:45 Parade through the streets of the port to collect the representatives of each filà who will be participating in the opening ceremony.
20:30 Complimentary wine in Calle Dr.Fleming.
21.30 Presentation of the "Moros i Cristians 2023" on Avenida Lepanto, followed by a performance by the La Viva Orchestra until 4:00
SUNDAY 16th JULY
12:00 Charanga through Duanes de la Mar
20:30 MUSIC CONCERT on Avendina Lepanto by the Javea Artistic Musical Center Association
MONDAY 17th JULY
21:00 Arenal Beach visit. Teh "filaes" will parate along Paseo Tenista David Ferrer from Los Remos to La Fontana. where refreshments will be offered.
TUESDAY 18th JULY
20:00 Historical Centre visit. Parade through the streets of the Old town from the Correos, through Placeta del Convent, Virgen de la Merced, El Foguerer and ending at c/ San Jaime. The flower offering will take place at the final location.
WEDNESDAY 19th JULY - OFRENDA DE FLORES / The Flower Offering
20:00 Offering of flowers to Sant Jaume. Parade through the Port begins at the Pio X Arcade and crosses the streets of Cristo del Mar, Sertorio, Andrés Lambert, Jaime I Avenue, President Adolfo Suárez and Caleta. Ends at the Parish Church of Loreto. During this, the food donation will be made.
22:30 Paella Competition in Calle Sevilla between all the Filaes - there will be prizes for the three best paellas.
23:00 Gin tasting at Calle Sevilla followed by brass band performances at 1:00
THURSDAY 20th JULY
21:00 Gathering of Christian troops on the Playa de la Grava to face the landing of Moorish troops
21:30 Landing of The Moors at Playa de la Grava. Re-creation of the battle on Javea's shoreline with firing of arms.
22:00 Surrender of the castle (Paseo Jaime I).
23:00 A performance by the La Crew Orchestra
00:00 Tours of kábilas and barracks by the "festeros" and the general public, with live music from a Charanga band
FRIDAY 21st JULY
17:00 27th Pepe Prats de Pilota Valenciana Trophy in Calle Virgen de Loreto.
21:00 Re-creation of the battle - armed combat between the Moors and Christians (Playa de la Grava).
21:30 Re-Conquering of the castle by the Christians (Paseo Jaime I).
22:30 Mobile disco
00:00 Performance by the SWEET SOULZ Orchestra (Calle Doctor Fleming)
SATURDAY 22nd JULY
10:00 “Aquajocs” (Water Games) for children (Palau Municipal d’Esports) in Paseo Jaime I.
10:30 Provision of ice cream and chocolate by Moors and Christians standard bearers (Paseo Jaime I).
11:45 Parade with the Filà Capitana to visit kábilas and barracks.
19:30 Parade of the bands.
20:00 MOORS & CHRISTIANS Gala Parade.
23:30 Disco with a performance by Xpam Group until 04:00 (Paseo Pintor Joaquin Sorolla).
00:00 Night of Humor in the Filà Capitana Almoriscos
SUNDAY 23rd JULY
11:30 Parade through Duanes de la Mar to the parish church, followed by celebration of Mass in honour of Sant Jaume and in memory of deceased festeros at 12:00
18:30 Entrance of the bands in Paseo Jaime I
19:00 Gala Parade to close the fiesta, followed by fireworks at 21:30 from La Grava Beach.