Elche is a spanish city best known for its palm trees but to me the highlight of this city is the Street Arts Festival!
Held each year since 2006, the Elx al Carrer street arts festival (“Elx” is the valencian name for Elche and “carrer” for street) bursts the city with music, “passacalles” (walking bands), clown performances and handicraft stalls, of course!
Performances are held during the afternoons and evenings in the streets of the beautiful historic center of this Valencian city, gathering people from all over the country.
I was there in 2007 while studying in the city’s university and these days in June were probably some of the best days I spent there, dancing in the sunny desert-like afternoons and laughing with the funniest clown performances through the night.
If you are ever around during the festival, don’t hesitate to go to Elche. The festival is great for both kids and grown ups and it just contaminates everyone with a wave of good mood!
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