Costa Brava International Fireworks Competition | Blanes

27Jun

From July 22 to 26, the 47th International Fireworks Competition of the Costa Brava, also called Els Focs de Blanes, is held in the city of Blanes.

They take place within the greater celebration of Santa Ana and San Joaquín, where the greater international fireworks contest of all Europe is celebrated. More than 500.000 people visit this great show to enjoy a few nights of fire. It is one of the most exciting and original proposals offered by the Costa Brava.

The rockets are launched from Sa Palomera, a large rock that separates the two beaches of the town of Blanes, every day at 10:30 p.m. For this, the public is concentrated on the seafront, looking for a place in the arena from where to contemplate this great show.

The pyrotechnic tradition of Blanes comes from far away. Since 1891 fireworks have already been documented in the town. This spectacular contest began in 1970. Today it is considered one of the most prestigious fireworks contests in the world. National and international pyrotechnic companies compete to win the Vila de Blanes Trophy.

It is an excellent opportunity to get to know our Hotel Beverly Park & Spa and to be able to enjoy this wonderful fire show.

 

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Verbena de San Juan | Blanes

09Jun

Summer is approaching, and a good way to celebrate it is with the magical night of San Juan. Next June 23, the Paseo de Mar de Blanes will host the set of events of the popular festival organized by the AEIG Pinya de Rosa, Diablos, and other different entities of the municipality that collaborate every year.

Just 8 minutes by car from the Hotel Beverly Park & Spa, the Paseo de Mar will be the setting for different activities for all ages.

This year the celebration will begin the same Saturday at 6 p.m. with a series of children’s activities, followed by a workshop of dolls and popular chocolate for the little ones.

At 07:45 p.m we can attend the hockey games organized by the Club Patí Blanes Atlètic. As of 08:15 p.m., the dance of the giants takes place, followed by the delivery of Llama del Canigó, which will be collected on the same summit, 2,784 meters high, and carried along 170km to Blanes. After the fire is lit, the La llamita prize will be awarded and the manifesto of San Juan will be read by Es Viver.

The vervain dinner will start at 09:30 a.m. and will consist of butifarra with beans, bread with tomato, glass of wine or water, coca and cava.

At the end, the celebration of the night begins with traditional dances and parades that will depart from the same walk, until 11:00 p.m. where the concerts will begin.

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