Alicante Carnival from February 8 to 18
Enjoy 10 days of music, parades and exhibitions enjoyed by thousands of residents and visitors taking part in Alicante carnival 2018.
The most important activities to enjoy are:
Thursday February 8 - Dijous de Gras (Fat Thursday). This marks the start of carnival with the decoration of the Plaza de San Cristobal from 9pm followed by correfoc (theatre with fireworks - you've got to see it to believe it) at 10pm from Calle Alcala Galiano
Friday February 9 - Viernes de Pregon
Saturday February 10 - Sabado Ramblero. In the afternoon the children enjoy the Infants' Carnival followed by the main carnival parade in Alicante. This is one of the biggest and best carnivals in the Alicante province. Then there's a night of carnival rock from 10pm at the Plaza San Cristobal followed by a fiesta in the Rambla de Mendez Nuñez at 11pm.
Tuesday February 13 - Juicio de Don Carnal. In the Plaza de San Cristobal from 9.30pm with a procession followed by dancing in the Plaza de Quijano.
Wednesday February 14 - Entierro de la sardina. Burial of the sardine in Alicante Starting at about 10pm from the Plaza del Carmen followed by dancing and live music in the Plaza del Carmen at 11pm.
Sunday February 18 - Domingo de Piñata. More games and workshops from midday