Feria de Andalucia

Flamenco outfits, Andalusian horses, tapas, sherry… Every year in April or May the Feria de Andalucia takes place in Valencia! Andalusia is a region in the south of Spain, which you will be able to discover right here in Valencia during the seven days of the fair.

Feria

In order to get an idea of what Feria de Andalucia would be like, you will find an overview of last year’s festivities of Feria de Andalucia below. Since we don’t know the dates of the festivities of Feria de Andalucia of 2016 yet, please note that some of the following dates might be incorrect. If you are going to visit the feria and you’re lucky enough, you might see a spontaneously Flamenco performance (besides the program) at the fairgrounds! The music and dance style of Flamenco is said to be originally from Andalusia, however popular throughout most of Spain.

When

From the 24th of April till the 3rd of May 2015.

Where

In the Turia park, between el Puente de floras (flower bridge) and el Puente de Calatrava (Calatrava bridge)

Entrance

FREE

Opening hours

Sunday to Thursday till 23:00h
Friday till 1:30h
Saturday till 2:00h
Expect it to be busier on the weekends!

Program

Friday 24 April
21:00 Official opening with a traditional ‘Alumbrao’, switching the lights on at the entrance
21:30 Music performance by ‘Esencia Flamenca’

Saturday 25 April
12.00-14.00 Exposition and performance of horses by ‘Cortijo de la Vega’
16.00-18.30 The fairgrounds will be available for people to ride horses
20:30 Dance performance
21:30 Musical performance from Jaén by ‘Almazara’

Sunday 26 April
11.30-14.00 Exposition of horses by ‘Robles’ & a show with dance performance called “Aires del Mediterráneo”
19.30 Children dance performance

Thursday 30 April
20:30 Dance performance
21:30 Great musical performance by ‘Raices del Sur’

Friday 1 May
12:00-14:00 Exhibition of horses by ‘Hermanos Esteban’
19:30 Flamenco fashion Parade by ‘Las Marismas’
20:30 Dance performance
21:30 Great musical Performance by ‘Revoleo’
22:00 Cena de Sobaquillo, a dinner where everyone brings food to share

Saturday 2 May
12.00 Lunch
16.00-18.30 The fairgrounds will be available for people to ride horses
20.30 Dance performance
21.30 Musical performance by ‘Requiebros’

Sunday 3 May
12.00-13.30 Exhibition of horses by ‘Alma de Vega’ with a show called ‘Arte Ecuestre’
19.30 Lottery of a flamenco outfit and award ceremony for the stands at the fair
20.00 Closing ceremony of the 23rd Feria de Andalucia of Valencia

Tips

• Andalusia is known for its sherry. So when you order a glass of white wine, it might taste a bit like sherry. The popular sherry ‘Manzanilla’ might be nice to try when temperatures are high.
• Do you have a beautiful flamenco dress? Don’t be afraid to wear it, especially in the weekend many people walk around in Flamenco outfits.

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