Festivities district of San Roque

Festivals

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Declared Traditional Festivals in the year 2004, these celebrations are held in the SanRoque District in mid August. During the celebrations, a photography exhibition and competition featuring the Alicante's Old Quarter are held, as well an opening speech for the festivals, picaeta(tapas), tomatina, fireworks, evening street dancing and children's games. Other interesting events include:- The paella competition- Roquetina(tomato throwing) and ba (soaking) in the Plaza del Puente,- (evening picnic)n- San Roque Mass and Processions (Alicante's co-patron saint) accompanied by music and traditional local dances.Date: mid-August.