Weekends in Valencia bring warmth to the lingering chill of winter through the promise of music, arts, events, and more.
Friday 2nd February
Cap off a bustling week in Valencia with some well-deserved self-care. Dive into the world of relaxation with Lush, where you can craft your own bath bombs whilst delving into their secrets and benefits, setting the stage for a rejuvenating evening of rest and relaxation. Secure your tickets for the event here.
For those seeking a more exciting vibe, Radio City welcomes Lazy Chai, an alternative rock band native to Valencia. Learn more about the event here.
Whilst the official Fallas celebrations are still over a month away, the Ninot de las Fallas 2024 exhibition kicks off tonight around 9 pm at the lake of the Ciutat de les Arts, featuring a not-to-be-missed fireworks display.
This Saturday, embrace the impending lunar new year festivities with over 20,000 Chinese residents of Valencia. At 6 pm, a vibrant parade will weave through the streets, starting from C/ Pelayo , promising traditional attire, floats, music, and the iconic dragon and lion dances, symbolising energy and prosperity for the new year.
In addition to the parade, the Plaza del Ayuntamiento will also host a range of free, family-friendly cultural activities from 11 am to 5:30 pm. These will include Chinese calligraphy, martial arts, tai chi, and specialised children’s workshops. Explore the workshop schedule here.
As the sun goes down over the city, Valencia’s musical scene comes alive. Trusty, student-favourite Matisse club presents the Astral Voyage Space Party, featuring a whopping 15 musicians delivering funk, soul, and disco all night long. Alternatively, Killing Time in Ruzafa offers a mix of DJs for ravers and groovers who are prepared to party into the early hours of the morning, whilst bars like ‘Gestalguinos’ and ‘Jimmy Glass Jazz Bar’ provide a cosy escape for those seeking a mellower experience.
Sundays in Valencia are made for sunsets. Treat yourself and loved ones this Sunday to a Catamaran Cruise, where you can watch the sky transform into a canvas of colours as the sun dips below the horizon. Find your tickets here.
If the sea breeze isn’t quite so inviting during the February chill, why not explore Valencia’s rich art scene with a stroll through galleries like the Modern Art Institute Museum of Valencia , Museo Valenciano de la Ilustración y la Modernidad: http://www.muvim.es/en/exposiciones, or the popular CCCC (Centro del Carmen de Cultura Contemporánea): https://www.consorcimuseus.gva.es/centro-del-carmen/?lang=es
Whether sipping tinto de verano or losing yourself in art, make this weekend in Valencia one to cherish.
Report by Abi Kara Fernandes
Article copyright ‘24/7 Valencia’