Our Agenda will give you all the information you need about what’s going on in the city. Festivals, concerts, exhibitions, shows, etc. — a comprehensive events listing.
THIS MONTH'S HIGHLIGHTS
From 20 April to 1 May
The 52nd Fira del Llibre (Book Fair) is coming to the Viveros Gardens from 20 April to 1 May. There will be more than 80 stalls, making this event the ideal place to find that novel you’re looking for, some children’s books to introduce your kids to the thrill of reading, or a travel guide for your next trip.
From 21 until 23 April
MITIC BIKE, Valencia’s mountain bike stage race
Are you a mountain biking enthusiast? We have a new challenge for you: MITIC BIKE, a cycle stage race from Valencia’s City of Arts and Sciences to the 2020-metre high Javalambre peak in Teruel and back, in just three days.
With three stages, 290 kilometres and 6000 metres of cumulative elevation gain in a weekend full of surprises, this is the perfect pre-season event for both clubs and individuals. A three-day adventure where the biggest challenge is to complete the race. There is also the option of doing one single stage between Alcublas and Manzanera (98 kilometres).
Registration is open to clubs and individuals and includes luggage transport, a daily classification, accommodation, meals, technical assistance on the road, a post-finish massage, and a support vehicle throughout the race, amongst other services.
Registration Price is 139€ for the three MITIC BIKE stages, or 45€ for the single main stage
Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias
From 22 to 23 April
The Festival del Viento (Wind Festival) will take place on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 April in an unbeatable setting next to the sea. On the stretch of beach between Calle Pintor Ferrandis and Avenida Mediterráneo, this aerial event will fill the skies of Valencia with kites of all sizes and colours.
Spectacular, daring and creative are just some of the words we could use to describe this festival in which people and the wind come together to create art.
From 20 to 23 April
THE WINE, CAVA AND LIQUOR FESTIVAL OF THE VALENCIAN COMMUNITY
Enjoy the best of Valencian cuisine at this exhibition where you can find and buy Valencia's best wines, cavas, liquors and traditional foods. Taste the best artisan wines and beers while you try the most exquisite cheeses, cured meats, sweets and other typical products from the region.
Turia Gardens. Between Calatrava bridge and Las Flores bridge
Saturdays in April, May and June
REGIONAL DANCES FEATURING DULZAINA AND TABALET
In Spring, Plaza del Mercat becomes the stage for weekend dances. Regional Valencian dance groups perform to the sound of the dulzaina and tabalet, the instruments most representative of Valencian folklore, and will also be showing the originality of the attire typical of the city.
Performances will be on Saturday 1, 8 and 29 April, 6, 13, 20 and 27 May, and 3, 10, 17 and 24 June at 12:00.
Plaza del Mercat
San Vicente Ferrer
Easter week in Valencia is extended with the festivals of San Vicente Ferrer, the Patron Saint of the Valencian Community. During the festival, children re-enact the miracles of San Vicente on alters/stages erected in the thirteen neighbourhood areas of the city. These performances take place under the ever-watchful eye of the Saint whose image overlooks each of the platforms.
February – 25 June 2017
Julian Opie exhibition at Fundación Bancaja
Renowned internationally for his minimalist style and his basic, cartoon-like depictions of humans, British artist Julian Opie brings 30 of his works to the Bancaja cultural centre in Valencia until 25 June.
The exhibits come from the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Santander Bank, Xavier Fiol Gallery, Mari Sequeira Gallery, Lisson Gallery and a score of private collections such as Hortensia Herrero’s.
The collection includes paintings, backlit art, LED panels and videos. Some of these works have never been publicly exhibited before, for example “7 People Walking”, a giant six-metre long LED panel with moving figures.
Complementing the exhibition are workshops for schools, OAPs, people with disabilities and those excluded socially, with the aim of bringing art, and the creative mind of Julian Opie, closer to these groups.
Center Cultural Bancaja
Until 1 July
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PALAU DE LES ARTS 2016/2017 SEASON
For opera lovers, the Les Arts season continues with “Lucrezia Borgia”, which can be seen until 8 May. With this piece, Gaetano Donizetti stages Victor Hugo’s drama that depicts an episode of the daughter from Valencia’s Borgia lineage. This popular title will be followed by “The Three-Cornered Hat” by Manuel de Falla, performed by the Spanish National Ballet. Two great works of opera will close the season: “Werther”, the novel by Goethe adapted by Jules Massenet, followed by “Tancredi”, by the master Rossini, closing on 1 July.
Palau de les Arts