The month of August is upon us and a wealth of activities in Jávea are ready to be enjoyed. We can pretty much guarantee sunshine and above 30degrees every day, but that shouldnt stop you from leaving the beaches of Jávea if only for a few nights and participate in some of the exciting things to do in Javea in August.
Activities on the Javea Beaches
August is the perfect month to spend some time on the excellent beaches of Jávea.
The Cinema On The Beach, Cine Vora La Mar, is showing a new film every Tuesday evening of August. All films start at 22.00 (10pm) at the outdoor beach cinema located right on the Arenal Beach.
The films at the beach cinema in August are: John Carter (7th of August), Jack & Jill (14th of August), Puss In Boots (21th of August) and Real Steel (28th of August). The films are dubbed into Spanish with English subtitles, but its still a wondrous experience to sit on the beach and enjoying the action on the big screen as the Mediterranean lands gently waves on the beach.
On August 12th the monthly Serendipity Fun Day on the beach is happening from 5pm. Its a free social event right on the arenal beach, which features a picnic style meet up for all ages to chat, make new friends and enjoy a few snacks. Couples, singles and families of all ages welcome for an afternoon of hanging out with new friends, playing chess or bridge in the sand, volleyball, football or having a little swim in the sea. For more information about the Serendipity Fun Days contact Amanda O´Shea on Facebook or call Serendipity Holistic Services on 646 816 625.
Javea Jazz Festival – XII Festival Internacional Javea Jazz
The Costa Blanca beach resort Jávea hosts an International Jazz festival by the Mediterranean featuring upcoming stars on the jazz scene.
The Javea Jazz Festival 2012 line up: Omer Avital Quintet (4th of August), Richard Galliano Tangaria Quartet (5th of August) and Andrea Motis & Joan Chamorro Group (6th of August).
All concerts starts at 22.30 (10.30pm) in Plaza De La Constitucion in Jávea old town. Entry is 15euros per concert or 40euros for all 3.
Read all about the Javea Jazz Festival here.
A New Formula Champion? Fiesta 03730 – Go Kart competition
The Javea go cart track – Carting Javea – hosts the prestigous annual Go Kart Championship on August 13th from 8pm.
Minimum of 2 heats per driver (max 8 drivers per heat) of 12 laps each heat (2 stroke racing karts). Plus grand final for top 6 drivers in upgraded super racing karts. Medals for top 3 racers. Trophy for overall winner. The price for the karting is 40€ per person which guarantees every driver at least 2 heats of 12 laps (24 total), finalists all receive the extra final laps included in the price (normal price at the track is 50€ for 2 heats or 85€ 2 heats plus the final laps in the upgraded karts!).
After the celebrations of the new Jávea carting champion theres live music by the Jools Cooper ‘Pink Floyd Show’ live from 10pm in the new American Diner at the course
There is a maximum of 16 drivers so strictly 1st come 1st serve basis (once paid you have confirmed your place). Contact John Migan on Facebook to secure your seat in the race!
Javea Old Town – Open By Night
On Wednesday 8th of August the Xábia old town will come to life after dark with an Open By Night event seeing all shops and restaurants open till well past midnight.
The Open By Night in Jávea old town features music in the streets by Bunpada batukada, an exhibition of classic motorbikes and a special tapas tour through town for those fancying some traditional Spanish cuisine to complement the shopping and entertainment.
Javea Fiestas in August
Famous for its fiestas, of course August features a few opportunities for partying the Spanish way in Jávea.
On 11th and 12th of August the Portitxol Fiesta is happening. Its one of the smaller local fiestas of Javea and will probably mainly have your interest if youre spending your holiday in Spain looking exploring the culture more in depth than most tourists do. The fiesta features a parada, traditional dancing, community dinners and live music. You can see the program and more info on the facebook page Festes Del Portitxol (yes, its in Valenciano).
The port fiesta is a more grand celebration spanning 2 weeks. As the name suggests it is centered round the port of Javea with daily activities including the bulls to the sea, bous al mar, fireworks, parades, a variety of sporting events and much more.
Activities For Kids in Jávea
Plenty of activities for kids are running through the month of August.
The Rob Jone Summer Football Camp will be busy practicing, playing and having fun. The Benitatxell Summer Activity Club has a full menu of all-day activities for the kids from drama to sports. A Junior Fishing Competition is happening on the Jávea Port as part of the port fiesta on August 25th from 10am.
You can read more about the Activities For Kids in Jávea here
Live Music in Javea in August
On the music scene several live events are happening in August, not least in Javea old town, that not only hosts the international jazz festival but classical concerts, music in the streets and smaller gigs too.
In the beach bars, the lovely chirinquitos between the port and the arenal beach, you can have your feet almost in the Mediterranean sea whilst being entertained by live performers. Mintt for instance has the Duo Vacilin playing cuban and latin music, whilst DJ Marcelo takes the crowd back to the 80s every Thursday from 7pm.
The Spanish supergroup Hot Legs are playing live at La Hacienda on Montgo, the road out towards Cabo De San Antoni, on Saturday 4th of August in the Cactus club. The tickets are 10euros in advance or 12euros at the door, but hurry up – last years Hot Legs concert sold out.
In addition several of the Arenal Bars and Restaurants such as Kandhala, An Shebeen, Quo Vadis and many more feature coversbands and party music more or less every weekend night.
Dog Rescue BBQ and Live Music
The local Jávea dog rescue APASA hosts a BBQ and Open Night on Friday 17th August from 6.30pm till late.
Visiting animal lovers should consider heading over to the APASA dog kennel in Jávea for a pleasant evening out at with meat on the grill, a chance to say hello to the dogs and the volunteers who do a cracking job looking after them plus live music by Barry Peters “The Swingman”.
The event is held at the APASA shelter, Cami de les Sorts, Jávea.
Enjoy August – Its Gonna Be Busy and HOT!
As always, August is gonna be hot Hot HOT in Jávea. You may mainly fancy laying on the beach but have a look at some of the events above – something is bound to catch your interest.