BENIDORM - ALICANTE - SPAIN

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15th - 2018


History of the Fancy Dress Party

The history of the Benidorm Fancy Dress Party began around the 1990s. This was due the Benidorm Half Marathon held on November 21 or 22 of each year, participants from  Great Britain began to congregate for this sports event, most of them  from the same Runners club.
The annual gathering of runners grew in numbers and as a result the Benidorm half marathon became extremely popular .
The reason behind wearing a fancy dress costume seems to be that it was the recreational sporty character of the British who began to run in these costumes for the half marathon. In true British spirit traditionally the British runners met to sing a couple of songs on the outside terraces of the Ambassador Playa Hotel having the perfect reason to celebrate their achievements in running and participating in the event which was a very happy ending to the day.
The half Marathon encouraged a great party atmosphere in all of the bars until the early hours of the morning in the Rincon de Loix area of Benidorm (some bars today are promoting that they are the pioneers of these activities). Following these years more and more tourists continue to arrive in Benidorm to celebrate this wonderful occasion. 

The Half Marathon originally coincided with dates of the British Miners Holiday together with the local Benidorm Fiestas celebrated in the Rincon de Loix area. Therefore all these factors greatly contributed to the success of the Fancy Dress Party.

This wonderful party increases year upon year originally in the early days of having just 80 participants which has now risen to be 35,000 people at the last count.

The Fancy dress parade is celebrated as the main day of the week of the local Benidorm Fiestas .This event is held being on the second or third Thursday of the month of November depending on the calendar.


If you yourself participated or know anyone who originally participated in the half Marathon which helped in the founding of the fancy dress party please contact us here or at www.hotelesbenidorm.com we would like to pay you tribute to you...


Images of the Fancy Dress Party


The Benidorm Fancy Dress Party has left us unforgettable moments, fun, music and color.
The most entertaining costumes have flooded the streets of Benidorm in one of the largest and most crowded parties of the year.

Click on the corresponding buttons to enjoy the photos and videos of the moment.


Events of the Fancy Dress Party 2018

PAELLA TUESDAY 13th,

 1:00 pm

Location: in front of Hotel California
Paella sponsored by Hotel California. Our most typical dish available to everyone.

HOTEL CALIFORNIA SHOWS

From the 9th to the 17th of November. Enjoy fun, good drinks and fantastic live music.

WESTERN SALOON SHOWS

From the 9th to the 16th of Novembe Enjoy fun, good drinks and fantastic live music.

PAELLA THURSDAY 15th,
 12:00 pm

Location: in front of Morgan Tavern
Paella sponsored by Morgan Tavern. Our most typical dish available to everyone.

FANCY DRESS PARTY MEETING POINT

THURSDAY 15th,
 2:00 pm

Location: in front of the Morgan Tavern

STREET STAGE

THURSDAY 15th,
3:00pm

Location: in front of the Morgan Tavern
Live concert on the street of Palanca y Cambio, one of the best music groups in Benidorm. Enjoy the rhythm and the good ambience of this great party. 

Don't miss it!!!

 

BENIDORM FANCY DRESS PARTY

Morgan Tavern

Morgan Tavern

Western Saloon

Western Saloon
Shows Times

Show schedule

Street Sage

STREET STAGE
LIVE CONCERT
FROM 15:00

SEE THE POSTER

Paella

PAELLA
TUESDAY 13
13:00 HOURS

Paella

PAELLA
THURSDAY 15
12:00 HOURS

Hotel California

Hotel California
Shows Times

Show schedule

  • Morgan Tavern

    Morgan Tavern

  • Western Saloon

    Western Saloon
    Shows Times

    Show schedule

  • Street Sage

    STREET STAGE
    LIVE CONCERT
    FROM 15:00

    SEE THE POSTER

  • Paella

    PAELLA
    TUESDAY 13
    13:00 HOURS

  • Paella

    PAELLA
    THURSDAY 15
    12:00 HOURS

  • Hotel California

    Hotel California
    Shows Times

    Show schedule

    Click on the areas of the map to know what events are taking place and where to enjoy them

    Find in Google Maps our points of interest of the Benidorm Fancy Dress Party

    BENIDORM FANCY DRESS PARTY

    Benidorm, Spain, 16th November.
    Fun, madness, show, color...

    FIESTAS DE BENIDORM 2018

    FUN
    SHOW
    COLOR

    Benidorm, Spain, 15th November

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    Post your photos of the parade on Instagram with the following tag #benidormfancydress2018

    Hoteles Benidorm

    Avda. Filipinas, 10
    03503 - Benidorm
    Alicante ( España )