The good atmosphere presided over a day that lasted until dawn in the Plaza de SS MM Los Reyes de España
In the children's parade 'Little invaders' won in the group category and 'Railway' won as an individual
The Carnival party was shown yesterday, Saturday, in all its splendor in Benidorm with some parades, children and adults, of great merit, great participation and a huge desire to have a good time with many touches of originality in the designs.
Around a thousand people participated last Saturday night in the Benidorm adult parade, organized by the Associació de Penyes Verge del Sofratge and which traveled through several streets of the city center to end in the Plaza de sus Majestades los Reyes de España with a party until dawn. A march that was followed by a large crowd of people along its route and ended in a tent of the Association, completely packed.
Starting after nine at night, 63 groups and 10 individual participants starred in a massive parade that filled the route with color, great work behind in making the costumes and, above all, a great sense of humor. The parade began with the appearance of the Queen Mayor Valentina Almodóbar and her court of honor and behind them the members of the Comissió de Festes Majors Patronals 2024.
The mayor of Benidorm, Toni Pérez; the mayor of Fiestas, Mariló Cebreros; as well as numerous members of the government team came to watch the parade, dressed as American football players and being in charge of later awarding the prizes to the winners, along with the Queen Mayor, the president of the Festival Committee, María Dolores Cano , the president of the Penyes Association, Jaume Cortés and members of the jury.
In the group category, the winner was 'Venice in Benidorm', which won the first prize of 1,000 euros, thanks to its staging of the Italian town's carnival. The second prize went to 'The Revenant of the Phoenix' with a prize of €800 and the third prize went to 'Queens of Ice and Kings of Fire' who achieved €600. The rest of the awards were in the following order: 'Secret of the Pyramids' (€400), 'Swahili Warriors' (€300), 'Papallones Fest' (€100), 'Nature on' (€100) and 'Queen of hearts' (€100).
The winners in the individual category were 'Sweet Carnaval' with a prize of €300, second place went to 'Eco fantasy' with €200 and the third prize went to 'Dios del InTempo' who achieved 100 euros.
At the end of the parade, a party presented and entertained by Aitor Belda, from Los 40 and Radio Benidorm, took place in the Associació de Penyes tent, where, as throughout the day, there was also a bar at popular prices . In addition, the Penyes Association held an 'afternoon' in the same Plaza de SSMM Reyes de España.
Benidorm will say goodbye to the Carnival on Tuesday, February 13 with the Burial of the Sardine, which will begin at 9:30 p.m. in the Plaza Mayor.
In the morning, the Children's Carnival took place with the participation of 42 groups and a dozen individual costumes, as well as the children's queen Laia Zamora and her children's court of honor, who led the parade.
In the group category the winner was 'Little invaders', a prize worth €300. The second, of 200 euros, was for 'Discovering the world of wonders' and the third for 'The Barbecue' with 100 euros.
In the individual category the winner was the 'Railway' costume (€100), the second went to 'La Vileda turbo, put an end to everything dirty' (€75) and the third prize went to 'Carousel of dreams' (50 €).