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The Inaugural Orihuela Costa San Juan Festival in La Zenia

ORIHUELA COSTA celebrates the first official San Juan festivities this week. From Friday 21st June until Sunday 30th June, the Comisión de Fiestas Orihuela Costa has organised daytime and evening activities to mark the historic Spanish festival.

The fiesta encompasses music, dance performances, gastronomy, fireworks, competitions, a beach party, and the best entertainment from local musicians and acclaimed DJ's.

Every evening from 19:00 to 01:00 at Zenia Boulevard's car park, visitors will find a stage with live music and talent competitions, a fair and crafts market, a bonfire, and speciality bars serving food and drinks.

Highlights of the Orihuela Costa San Juan Festival include beach water parties and a sandcastle competition, the first Summer Beach Party at Playa de La Glea beach on the evening of Saturday 29th June, and a spectacular finale evening with fireworks.

San Juan Fiesta in La Zenia, Orihuela Costa

The First Orihuela Costa San Juan Fiesta

The party starts with a special inauguration ceremony on Friday 21st June, when the light display will be illuminated for the first time, and a DJ will take to the stage to entertain the crowds. The opening session takes place from 19:00.

21/06 | Inauguration, lights turned on, and DJ
22/06 | “Los Cuervos” and DJ
23/06 | San Juan bonfire party and DJ
24/06 | Performance by local dance associations and DJ
25/06 | Battle of dance (Rap and Trap music) and DJ
26/06 | Election of the Queen and Knight of the celebrations and DJ
27/06 | Performance for children and DJ
28/06 | “Los Cuervos” and DJ
29/06 | “Revival DJ” playing sounds of the 80s and 90s
29/06 | Orihuela Costa Summer Beach Party (Playa de La Glea)
30/06 | “I Love Reggaeton” DJ, closing party, and fireworks finale

22/06 | Gymkhana and games (Playa de La Glea)
23/06 | Sandcastle competition (Playa de La Glea)
24/06 | Water Party on the Beach and Emerald Bingo
25/06 | Sandcastle competition (Playa Barranco Rubio)
26/06 | Organised activities on the beach (Playa Barranco Rubio)
27/06 | Beach Zumba sessions (Playa de La Glea Beach)
28/06 | Beach Zumba sessions (Playa Barranco Rubio)
29/06 | Paella (La Zenia)
30/06 | Water games on the beach (Playa de La Glea)

Find out more about the Orihuela Costa San Juan Festival from the official Comisión de Fiestas Facebook page. Visitors can use these Google Map links for local directions to Zenia Boulevard, Playa Barranco Rubio, and Playa de La Glea in Campoamor.

Looking for holiday ideas and travel inspiration? Find out more about our favourite recommended things to do on the Orihuela Costa or join the La Zenia community Facebook group and find out what's going on in the local area.

Photo credit: LaZenia.com

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Mandy has lived in Spain for more than a decade. Degree-qualified, she is experienced in all areas of social media, website development and administration, and professional creative writing.


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