Las Fallas Schedule (Valencia, 2024 Les Falles Events Calendar)

Check out the full Les Falles schedule (2024) to know what to see – and where to see it. This quick guide will give you a comprehensive list of the most important Falles events, and what you can expect from this year’s 2024 Falles Festival.  

2024 Falles Schedule

The Falles schedule changes just a bit every year, so this guide will show you exactly when and where you can see everything for 2024. 

You can search by event or see a timeline for all the activities for a specific day. 

But before we get started, here are some important things that you need to know about Les Falles:

Important things to know: 

  • Every morning of March 15th – 19th at 8am, you’ll have the Despertà. This is a parade of music and firecrackers to wake up the city. 
  • Most of the streets will be cut off. It’s completely impossible to drive, and it can often be difficult to get around on foot. Make sure to plan extra time to walk around. 
  • Some events may change in case of bad weather. 
  • Nearly everything is free to visit. There are optional paid passes to get better views, but these are not necessary at all. 
  • The official name is Les Falles in Valencia. Las Fallas is the Spanish translation, but since the festivity is only celebrated in Valencia, we’ll stick to the original Valencian name. 

Falles Program — List of Events & Times

Valencia Fallas Schedule

Scroll through the list of Falles Activities. If you have a specific event you want to see, then this section will tell you exactly when it is – and where to see it

If you prefer seeing the entire program for a specific day, then keep scrolling to the next section. 

Here is the 2024 Falles Schedule for the most important events:

Ninot Exhibition

The Ninot Exhibition (L’Exposició del Ninot) is technically a pre-Falles event. Head to La Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències to see all of the Ninots on display. 

You can also vote for your favorite design. The winning Ninot will become the Ninot Indultat  – the only one pardoned from the flames of La Cremà! 

Here are the details:

  • Where to see: La Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències – Bottom floor of the Science Museum
  • When it starts: February 2nd to March 14th. M–Th 10 – 8pm, F–Su 10–9pm
  • What to know: €3 entrance fee. Closes early on March 14th and 15th, so go see it as early as possible! 

La Mascletà

La Mascletà is one of the most emblematic events of Les Falles. Head to the Plaça de l’Ajuntament to see (and feel) a powerful display of gunpowder, smoke, and booming explosions. 

One takes place every single day at 2pm starting on March 1st. The only exceptions are for heavy rain or severe winds. 

Here’s where to experience the heartbeat of Les Falles:

  • Where to see: City Hall Square
  • When it starts: 2pm, every day from March 1st – March 19th
  • What to know: Securing a spot is incredibly difficult. Head there 15 minutes early if you’re fine with being further away and down a connecting street. This is advisable if you’re sensitive to loud noises. Get there 1 hour early if you want to be in the center of the square. 

L’Ofrena

L’Ofrena is a breathtaking flower offering to the Virgin Mary. Thousands of Fallers and Falleres parade towards the Virgin’s Square, carrying flowers to decorate the enormous wooden structure of the Patron Saint of Valencia.

Head to the square to see the emotion and the artisans at work. I recommend checking it out on the second day (or even after it’s finished) to get a better view of the final product. 

  • Where to see: Plaça de la Mare de Déu (behind the Cathedral)
  • When it starts: March 17th and 18th, from 3:30 pm to midnight
  • What to know: Many streets get cut off, so it can be very difficult to navigate. Carrer dels Cavallers and the streets next to the Cathedral are nearly impossible to cross, so plan to need extra travel time. 

L’Albà de les Falles

“The Dawning of Les Falles” is the inaugural fireworks display on the night of March 15th. 

This is the first of many spectacular fireworks shows during Les Falles. This one takes place at the Plaça de l’Ajuntament, unlike some of the others. 

Make sure you get there at least 30 minutes early to get a good spot. 

  • Where to see: Town Hall Square 
  • When it starts: Midnight, the night of March 15th (i.e. March 15th at 11:59 pm)
  • What to know: This is a free event, but it does take some time to navigate the crowds. 

Els Castells (Fireworks)

A Castell is a fireworks show (in this context). There are several big firework displays throughout the festival.

Here is the Fireworks Falles Schedule for 2024:

City Hall Square

  • Where to see: City Hall Square
  • When it starts: March 2nd and 8th (midnight), March 3rd and 9th (8pm), 
  • What to know: These are slightly smaller shows that happen the week before Les Falles. 

Jardí del Túria 

  • Where to see: Palau de les Arts 
  • When it starts: March 16th and 17th at midnight
  • What to know: You can get a good view from some bridges (Pont de les Flors, Pont de l’Angel Custodi, Pont del Regne). You can also see it well from certain parts of the streets that follow the riverbed. As long as you can see the Palau de les Arts (the giant opera house), you should have a good view. 

La Nit Del Foc

This is the most important fireworks show. “The Night of Fire” features the biggest display of fireworks of the year. 

If you don’t see any of the other fireworks – this is the one you have to see. 

It takes place at the Palau de les Arts, at the end of the Túria Gardens. 

Just like in the other fireworks shows, you can get a good view on the bridges heading towards the Palau. The closer you can get, the better. 

  • Where to see: Palau de les Arts 
  • When it starts: Midnight on the night of the 18th
  • What to know: Head there at least 30 minutes early. Getting a good spot can be difficult, and some of the areas get marked off by police. 

Cavalcada del Foc

This event signals that Les Falles is coming to an end. It’s a parade of fire dancers, fire breathers, and people dressed as demons and mythical creatures. 

This fiery display goes down Carrer de la Pau and ends at La Porta del Mar. 

For this year’s Falles Schedule, the route is actually different! So make sure you don’t head to any other streets. 

  • Where to see: Carrer de la Pau
  • When it starts: 7pm, March 19th
  • What to know: The street can be a bit crowded. Either get there early, or try to find a spot at the end of the street where it’s larger. 

La Cremà

La Cremà Schedule 2024

The climactic finale of Les Falles 2024 – The Burning. 

Valencia welcomes the Spring and starts a new cycle by burning all of this intricate works of art spread throughout the city. 

The Valencia Firefighters (Bombers in Valencian) have a lot of work cut out for them – with over 700 enormous bonfires getting set off. 

My suggestion: If you don’t have a favorite Falla to watch burn, go see the one at the City Hall. 

  • Where to see: At each specific Falla 
  • When it starts: 8pm (Children’s Falles), 10pm (Main Falles), 11pm (City Hall Falla)
  • What to know: The schedule almost always gets delayed. The firefighter team has to coordinate with each Falla to make sure it’s safe. So these are starting times, not the exact time it gets set on fire. 

Falles Schedule — Day-by-Day Breakdown

If you’re looking to have an exact breakdown of what you’ll see each day, then keep reading on. 

This is the Falles Schedule for 2024, as well as some dates for important events leading up to the official festival. 

February 2nd

On February 2nd, the Ninot Exhibition opens up to the public. It will be open until March 14th. 

Here are the details:

  • Opening Hours: Monday-Thursday 10 – 8pm, Friday–Sunday 10–9pm.
  • Ticket Price: €3, or €1.50 for discounted tickets
  • Location: Museu de Ciències Príncipe Felipe (City of Arts and Sciences)

February 25th

This is the last Sunday of February, which means it’s the day of the La Crida – The Calling

Here’s the Falles activities program:

  • 07:15 am – Despertà Infantil
  • 07:30 am – Macrodespertà at the City Hall Square
  • 12:00 pm – Band parade at the City Hall Square
  • 2:00 pm – Mascletà at the City Hall Square
  • 7:00 pm – La Crida at the Torres dels Serrans

Friday March 1st

  • 2:00 pm – Mascletà at the City Hall Square.

Saturday March 2nd

  • 2:00 pm – Mascletà at the City Hall Square.
  • 5:30 pm – Cavalcada del Ninot (Goes up Carrer de la Pau, towards the City Hall, and ends at Carrer de Xàtiva)
  • Midnight – Fireworks show at the City Hall Square

Sunday March 3rd

  • 2:00 pm – Mascletà at the City Hall Square.
  • 8:00 pm – Fireworks show at the City Hall Square

March 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th

  • 2:00 pm – Mascletà at the City Hall Square.

Friday March 8th

  • 2:00 pm – Mascletà at the City Hall Square.
  • Midnight – Fireworks show at the City Hall Square

Saturday March 9th

  • 2:00 pm – Mascletà at the City Hall Square.
  • Midnight – Fireworks show at the City Hall Square

Sunday March 10th

  • 2:00 pm – Mascletà at the City Hall Square.
  • 8:00 pm – Fireworks show at the City Hall Square

March 11th, 12th, and 13th

  • 2:00 pm – Mascletà at the City Hall Square.

Thursday March 14th

  • 2:00 pm – Mascletà at the City Hall Square.
  • 5:00 pm – Closing of the Ninot Exhibition for Children’s Ninots
  • 5:30 pm – Public reading and announcement of the Children’s Ninot Indultat for 2024
  • 5:45 pm – Ninots are returned to their respective Falles 

Friday March 15th

March 15th marks the first official day of Falles 2024. Scheduled events are as follows:

  • 09:00 am – La Plantà (Set Up) of the Falles Infantils 
  • 2:00 pm – Mascletà at the City Hall Square.
  • 5:00 pm – Full closing of the Ninot Exhibition
  • 5:30 pm – Public reading and announcement of the Ninot Indultat for 2024
  • 5:45 pm – Ninots are returned to their respective Falles 
  • Midnight – L’Albà de les Falles with a fireworks show at the City Hall Square

Saturday March 16th

  • 08:00 am – La Plantà (Set Up) of the rest of the Falles 
  • 2:00 pm – Mascletà at the City Hall Square.
  • 4:30 pm – Awards ceremony for the Falles Infantils 
  • Midnight – Castell de Focs (Fireworks Show) in the Túria Gardens, near the Palau de les Arts

Sunday March 17th

  • 09:30 am – Awards ceremony for all of Les Falles
  • 2:00 pm – Mascletà at the City Hall Square.
  • 3:30 pm – The opening of L’Ofrena (Flower offering parade)
  • Midnight – Castell de Focs (Fireworks Show) in the Túria Gardens, near the Palau de les Arts. 

L’Ofrena continues from every major neighborhood, parading towards the Plaça de la Mare de Déu (behind cathedral) until 1 in the morning. 

Monday March 18th

  • 10:30 am – Homage to the poet Maximilià Thous at his monument on Carrer de Sagunt
  • 12:00 pm – Homage to Mestre Serrano, at his monument on l’Avinguda del Regne del València
  • 2:00 pm – Mascletà at the City Hall Square.
  • 3:30 pm – Second day of L’Ofrena (The flower processession) 
  • Midnight – LaNit del Foc, the biggest fireworks show of the year. In the Túria Gardens, near the Palau de les Arts. 

Tuesday March 19th

  • 11:00 am – Flower Offering by the Falleres Majors on Saint Joseph’s Bridge (Pont de Sant Josep)
  • 12:00 pm – Mass for Saint Joseph at La Seu, the Valencia Cathedral
  • 2:00 pm – Mascletà at the City Hall Square.
  • 7:00 pm – Cavalcada del Foc. The fire parade, beginning at Carrer de la Pau and ends at the Porta del Mar
  • 8:00 pm – La Cremà (The Burning) of the Falles Infantils
  • 8:30 pm – La Cremà of the winning Falla Infantil
  • 9:00 pm – La Cremà of the City Hall’s Falla Infantil
  • 10:00 pm – La Cremà of all the remaining Falles throughout the city 
  • 10:30 pm – La Cremà of this year’s winning Falla
  • 11:00 pm – La Cremà of the City Hall’s Falla

With the Cremà, some of theMidnight – Castell de Focs (Fireworks Show) in the Túria Gardens, near the Palau de les Arts.  depending on weather conditions and the firefighter’s ability to coordinate. 

Normally, there is a slight delay. Since there are over 700 Falles getting set on fire – it can take a bit of time for the firefighter team to make sure everything is safe.  

More Falles Resources

Keep checking back on this 2024 Falles Schedule for any updates. We’ll also keep this same article updated for future years!

Here are some more resources to help you get the most out of Falles and enjoy your trip to Valencia:

FAQs

When does Les Falles start?

Les Falles begins on March 15th and culminates on March 19th with the grand finale, La Cremà. Some related events pop up starting in February. 

Is Falles free to see?

Yes, many of the events during Les Falles are free to attend and enjoy. You can pay to get a closer view of some of Les Falles – but it’s not at all necessary. 

When is la Cremà?

La Cremà, the spectacular finale where the Falles sculptures are set on fire, takes place on the night of March 19th.

When can I see Les Falles?

The festival starts on March 15th. You can see all of the Falles for free until March 19th. Just walk around the city and you’ll see them set up in the street. 

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