As winter comes to a close, we can finally look forward to a beautiful spring. March is an event-packed month headlined by the world-famous Fallas festival. While the Fallas Festival is certainly the star of the show, there is a nice range of events to look forward to in March so without further ado, let’s get started!
Of course, we have to start with Fallas. The Fallas festival is a traditional celebration held annually in commemoration of Saint Joseph in the city of Valencia, Spain. The five main days celebrated are from 15 to 19 March, while the Mascletà, a pyrotechnic spectacle of firecrackers and fireworks display, takes place every day from the 1st to the 19th of March.
The five days and nights of Fallas could be described as a continuous street party. Crowds in the restaurants spill out into the streets. Explosions can be heard all day long and through the night. Everyone from small children to elderly people can be seen throwing fireworks and firecrackers in the streets.
You can wander throughout the city taking in all of the amazing Ninots (giant puppets/statues) before they are burned during the final night. This festival attracts visitors from all around the world and is the must-attend event in March.
Where: Various locations in the Alicante and Valencia provinces.
When: March 1st – 19th
Valencia Comic Fair
The Valencia comic fair returns again this year after a very successful event last year. More than 25,000 people attended the last edition of the Valencia Comic Fair! Get your ticket and immerse yourself in a world of fantasy, wonderful characters, amazing universes and lots of funny creatures.
The comic fair will play host to a plethora of world-famous authors. There will be board games, cosplay, comic books, games for kids and multiple contests over the three days. This is an event for all ages and one that is not to be missed! Tickets cost 10 euro for children and up to 17 euros for adults.
Where: Feria Valencia, Av. de les Fires, s/n, 46035 Valencia
When: Friday March 3rd to Sunday March 5th 11am- 8pm
Candlelight at Ateneo Mercantil: Tribute to Coldplay
Candlelight is a series of classical music concerts held by candlelight in beautiful locations. Their previous events have been well-received and this March they will have one of their most exciting concerts to date.
During this amazing evening at the Ateneo Mercantil, you can listen to all of Coldplay’s most famous hits such as Clocks, Yellow, The Scientist and Paradise. The concert will last about 65 minutes and tickets cost about 30 euros. They have two shows lined up so you can choose which one you wish to attend. Children from the age of 8 are welcome.
Where: Ateneo Mercantil, Plaça de l’Ajuntament, 18, 46002 Valencia
When: March 24th at 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
Dia de la Dona Festival
The Dia de la Dona festival is a pioneering festival held annually in Spain. It was the first event of its kind completely headlined by women. It will return for its 6th edition in 2023 with its biggest lineup yet.
Among the first confirmed artists and DJs are Rosa López and Soraya as headliners who will share the stage with Agata Angel, Alba DM, Alicia DC, Blondex, Carol Mcclockey, Naoyin and Tanya Bayo among others to be confirmed.
There is also a food area where festival goers can enjoy an array of foods and drinks during the festival. There will be a focus on women in general as 99% of the staff who work and organize the event are women. Tickets are €14.
Where: Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias
When: Friday March 3rd from 5:00 p.m
The Music of Hans Zimmer and John Williams
John Williams and Hans Zimmer are two of the most well-known music composers in the movie industry across the world. This performance will be an intense journey through their most famous soundtracks that have made us laugh, cry, dream and jump out of our seats with joy.
The heroics of Star Wars, the audacity of Indiana Jones and the magic of Harry Potter inspired John Williams to create some of the most beloved movie scores of all time. He has worked side by side with Steven Spielberg and has composed the music that accompanies almost all of the director’s works.
Since the 1980s, Zimmer has provided wonderful music for blockbusters such as Gladiator, Inception, Sherlock Holmes, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Dark Knight trilogy, and the multiple award-winning The Lion King, as well as many other projects from cinema and television.
Where: Palacio de Congresos, Av. de les Corts Valencianes, 60, 46015 Valencia
When: Friday, March 10th at 8:30 p.m.
Plan B Fallas Festival 2023
This will be the 5th edition of the well-received Plan B Fallas Festival. It will be hosted in Plaza San Sebastian at the tail-end of Fallas. It will offer something a little different to those who have had enough of the traditional celebrations of the Valencian Festival.
From March 15th to 19th people can take part in a complete experience by chowing down in a gastronomic area with food trucks, relaxing on a chill out terrace and an extensive program of concerts, DJs. There will also be some activities to keep the children happy.
There will be a more chilled atmosphere here which may appeal to the jaded citizens who find the need to escape the craziness that is Fallas.
Where: Plaza San Sebastián, 46008 Valencia,
When: March 15th to 19th