Almunecar Carnaval 2017

carnavalalmu17-590The dates for the main events for Carnaval in Almunecar for 2017 have been announced by the town hall.

Carnaval in Europe revolves around the ancient fasting period for Lent, which commences on Ash Wednesdayand is celebrated in the period immediately before the fasting, in which traditionally the last of the winter preserves and stocks would be consumed before they spoiled.  Involving feasting, this period then evolved to embrace and license a certain amount of anarchy and is usually associated with a license for misbehaviour, wearing masks to mock to authority and drinking to excess.

Latest itinerary as far as we know at the time of writing is as below – but please NB all places, dates & times are subject to change so please double check to avoid disappointment.

Friday, 24
11:00 Childrens Entertainment – Plaza de Ayuntamiento
17:00 Children’s Carnaval & Fancy Dress – Bajos de Paeo del Atillo
20:00 horas- CONSERVATORIO PROFESIONAL DE DANZA REINA SOFÍA DE GRANADA.
“EQUILIBRIO CONTINUO” (CLASSIC DANCE AND FLAMENCO)
“TRAZOS”
Lugar: Auditorio Casa de la Cultura.

Saturday 25
17:00 Push bike fancy dress procession – Leaves Sports Stadium 17:00
20:00 horas – FERNANDO EGOZCUE TRIO TANGOJAZZ (MUSIC AND DANCE)
Lugar: Auditorio Casa de la Cultura.
22.00 : Concurso de Comparsas, Chirigotas y Murgas.
23.00 : Concurso de Disfraces
Bajos del Paseo del Altillo

Sunday 26
12:00: PASACALLES CARNAVAL INFANTIL: Pasacalles Infantil. Salida Estadio de fútbol, Calle Larache, Carrera de la Concepción (vuelta por la fuente), Avda. Juan Carlos I, C/Hurtado de Mendoza ,Instituto Puerta del Mar p4… followed by Children’s party in Majuelo Park
Instituto Puerta del Mar (FIESTA)
20:00 horas – CONCIERTO DE CARNAVAL (CONCERT) BANDA MUNICIPAL DE MÚSICA DE ALMUÑÉCAR
Lugar: Auditorio Casa de la Cultura.

Monday 27
20:00 horas – ASOCIACIÓN ELENCO TEATRO (MUSIC) MUSICAL: “HOY NO ME PUEDO LEVANTAR”
Lugar: Auditorio Casa de la Cultura.

Tuesday 28 (Dia de Andalucia)
12:00. Acto Homenaje a la Bandera Andaluza. Será en el nuevo edificio que albergará la Escuela Municipal de Música y Danza.
12:15 Acto inaugural de la nueva sede de la Escuela Municipal de Música y Danza de Almuñécar.
09:45 a 14:00. I Torneo de Ajedrez “Memorial Paco Prados”, en la Casa de la Cultura de Almuñécar.
19:00 GALA “DÍA DE ANDALUCÍA “ SINFONIA DE LA COPLA: “Homenaje a Rocío Jurado “
Lugar: Auditorio Casa de la Cultura.

Once again the  “Gran Fiesta” will showcase fancy dress acts and costumes and again this year will be held in the evening starting at 21:30, with the main fancy dress at 23:00,  on Sat 25th in Los Bajos del Paseo Atillo, rather than the town hall square, so a lively night is to be expected – A very lively night..  For a look at some of last years entries see our YouTube channel or for a rather grainy video please click on Almunecar Carnaval 2015.

2nd Feria del Comercio

This year the second commercial feria involving some 120 local businesses  will also rCARTEL-FERIA-DEL-COMERCIO-2017un from Sat 25th to Monday 27th, with a procession based on Star Wars taking place on Saturday between 11:00 and 14:00, and various flamenco displays happening on the streets on Mon 27th.  Tue 28th is Dia de Andalucia – again a fiesta day – so this year expect El Puente (“The Bridge”) to take effect and Monday to be a pretty “relaxed” day as well!!

 

 

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2017 Sierra Nevada Freestyle Snowboard World Championships

2017 Sierra Nevada FIS World Championships Timetable
2017 Sierra Nevada FIS World Championships Timetable

Dates between Tuesday 7th and Sunday 19th March for the 2017 Sierra Nevada FIS Freestyle ski and Snowboard World Championships have now been announced.

For the planned event times and male / female events run times click on image to expand – please NB that times / dates / etc are liable to change so for any updates see the  Sierra Nevada site .

For more info on the various disciplines see here and select “Disciplinas” (click “idioma” at top left to change language) Spanish version).  Don’t forget we only have limited places on the transport each day and will be leaving early in order to get decent parking and beat the queues – so if you want to come up and see this event then please contact us ASAP.

  • Mon 6th Moguls Practice 10:30
  • Tue 7th Opening ceremony 18:00
    Parallel moguls, slopestyle & aerials practice
  • Wed 8th Slopestyle, Moguls, Half pipe, Aerials practice
    moguls finals
  • Thu 9th Slopestyle heats half pipe, Parallel moguls finals, Aerials heats
  • Fri 10th Slopestyle heats, Snowboardcross heats, halfpipe heats, snowboardcross heats. Aerials finals
  • Sat 11th Snowboard cross heats Slopestyle Final
    Halfpipe Final
  • Sun 12th Snowboardcross Final
  • Mon 13th Giant slalom heats SkiCross Final
  • Tue 14th Parallel Giant Slalom Final, Big Air practice
  • Wed 15th Parallel Slalom final Halfpipe Big Air
  • Thu 16th Slopestyle practice, Skicross practice, Big Air heats, Halfpipe heats
  • Fri 17th Slopestyle heats skicross practice, Big Air finals
  • Sat 18th Skicross Final
    Halfpipe Final
  • Sun 19th Slopestyle Finals
    Closing ceremony

For ski trips up to Sierra Nevada please contact us for prices and availability.  Don’t forget we can arrange all your Ski / Snowboard / Ski Jacket / Ski Pants / Helmet hire as well as English and other language tuition if required.