2017 Almunecar Town Fiesta

All the details for the 2017 Almunecar Town Fiesta are now available and we can’t wait for the fun and games to start… especially the firework display on the night of the 15th which if it’s anything like the last 10 years will be awesome!!

Here is the link to the full  2017 AlmuñecarFiestas PDF file – you can download this onto your phone for quick & easy reference.

As always, we’ve done a swift translation of the main points for you which is as follows:

Wed 9 Aug

10 H “LA DESPERTA” DEL PRIMER DÍA DE FERIA.
12H-14H ACTIVIDADES INFANTILES EN PLAYA PUERTA DEL MAR
Children’s activities on Playa Puerta del Mar

20:00 H a 22:00 H CLASES DE ZUMBA EN LA PLAYA PASEO DEL ALTILLO

20:00 H PASACALLES INAUGURAL por Banda Municipal de Música de Almuñécar
Salida: Mercado Municipal recorriendo las principales calles peatonales del municipio hasta concluir en el recinto ferial.
Procession leaving Municipal Market and passing along main streets finishing at Feria

21:30 H INAUGURACIÓN DEL RECINTO FERIAL. ENCENDIDO DE LAS LUCES DE FERIA.
Opening ceremony & switching on of lights

22:00 H APERTURA DE LAS ATRACCIONES Y CASETAS DE FERIA
22:30 H CONCIERTO DE ZARZUELA. TEATRO LÍRICO ANDALUZ. “LA CORTE DEL FARAÓN”.

PARQUE EL MAJUELO
22:30 H CASETA OFICIAL DE FIESTAS
VERBENA POPULAR CON LA ACTUACIÓN DE ORQUESTA VINTASH
Dance

Thu 10 Aug

DIA DEL NIÑO
Children’s Day

10 H ALEGRE DESPERTAR
11 H-13H ACTIVIDADES INFANTILES =- Playa Puerta del Mar

CERTAMEN DE CASTILLOS DE ARENA EN PLAYA PUERTA DEL MAR.
Sandcastle competetion

FIESTA DE LA ESPUMA
Foam party  Playa Puerta del Mar

19:00 – 22:000 PASEO DEL ALTILLO
MASTER DE ZUMBA (19.00 H)
MASTER DE BODY JUM (19.30 H)
MASTER DE BODY PUMP (20.00 H)
CROSSFIT FACE TO FACE (20.30 H)
SPINNING (21.00 H)

19.00H CARRERA DE LA VEGA
Road race around fruit fields behind town (19:00 childrens, 20:00 adults)

22 H CONCIERTO DE FLAMENCO-JAZZ. “ENJHAMBRE” – PALACETE DE LA NAJARRA

22:30H CONCIERTO DE TANGO-FLAMENCO. LA MILONGA FLAMENCO PRESENTA:“EL TANGO POR ALEGRÍAS” – PARQUE EL MAJUELO

22:30 H CASETA OFICIAL DE FIESTAS – ACTUACIÓN DE LA ORQUESTA TENTACIÓN
Band – “Tentatcion”

 

Fri 11 Aug
10 H ALEGRE DESPERTAR

12H A14H ACTIVIDADES INFANTILES EN PLAYA PUERTA DEL MAR
Childrens games, Wipe out game, foam party

13 H INAUGURACIÓN FERIA DE DIA.
“Day Fair” in P4.

AMENIZADA POR LA CHARANGA “LOS FOLLONEROS”.

20.30 a21.30H
CLASES DE SALSA Y BACHATA EN LA PLAYA PASEO DEL ALTILLO POR

22 H CONCIERTO. 1º SEXI FUNK & SOUL FEST. MALDITO SWING.FREAK DA FUNK – PARQUE EL MAJUELO

22H VISITA ASOCIACIÓN MOTOCLUB TIBURONES AL RECINTRO FERIAL
Local motorcyce club ride out and show

H VISITA Y ANIMACIÓN POR LAS CASETAS DE FERIA DE LA ASOCIACIÓN DE DANZA AL-MAINOBA

22 H CASETA OFICIAL ACTUACIÓN DE LA ORQUESTA “AMADEUS”
Band “Amadeus”

 

Sat 12 Aug

10 H ALEGRE DESPERTAR
10H VISITA CULTURAL GUIADA POR EL CASCO HISTÓRICO.
Guided tour of old town
Salida: Plaza del Ayuntamiento

11 H- 13H DIA CULTURAL.
Entrada gratuita al Castillo y Museos de la ciudad.
Free entry to castle & museum

12H-13H PASACALLES CON CHARANGA “LOS FOLLONEROS” POR EL CASCO HISTÓRICO
Procesión through old town

12H a 19H FERIA DE DIA – P4

19.00-21.00 H CLASES DE ZUMBA –  PASEO DEL ALTILLO

22 H CASETA OFICIAL ACTUACIÓN DE LA ORQUESTA “AMADEUS”
Band “Amadeus”
22:00 Dance exhibition – Feria Casetas

22:30 H Band “Mitad Doble”  – PASEO DEL ATILLO”

Sun 13 Aug

9 H CLASES DE YOGA EN EL PEÑON DEL SANTO.
13 H-19H FERIA DE DIA – AMENIZADA POR LA CHARANGA “LOS FOLLONEROS”.

22.30H CONCIERTO GRUPO “MITAD DOBLE” – EN PASEO DEL ALTILLO

22:30H CONCIERTO. 1º SEXI FUNK & SOUL FEST. LA SUITE BIZARRA.FUNKDACION – PARQUE EL MAJUELO

22.30H VISITA Y ANIMACIÓN POR LAS CASETAS DE FERIA DEL GRUPO DE BAILE ALMA MARINERA

22H CASETA OFICIAL DE FIESTAS – ACTUACIÓN DE LA ORQUESTA “AMADEUS”
Band “Amadeus”

12H a 19H ÚLTIMO DIA DE FERIA DE DIA
Last day of the P4 “Day Fair”

20H -21H CLASES DE ZUMBA POR EVI MARTÍN

PASEO DEL ALTILLO

22:30 H MÚSICA EN EL MAJUELO. CONCIERTO MÚSICA CLÁSICA. JOVEN ORQUESTA DEL SUR DE ESPAÑA. Carmen, Caballería ligera, El Moldava, El Barbero de Sevilla…
Classical concert by Youth Orchestra of Spain

21 H CASETA OFICIAL DE FIESTAS Animación Orquesta “MAGIC BAND”
Band “Magic Band”

Mon 14 Aug

20 H OFRENDA FLORAL A NTRA. PATRONA LA VIRGEN DE LA ANTIGUACORONADA. IGLESIA PARROQUIAL DE LA ENCARNACIÓN
Floral dediciation

20.30 H a CLASES DE ZUMBA CON OLGA DOMINGUEZ – PASEO DEL ALTILLO
21.30 H PATROCINADO POR GIMNASIO TROPICAL WOMAN – PASEO DEL ALTILLO

21 H CUENTOS PARA NIÑOS.
Tusitala “El arte del buen decir”. Palacete de la Najarra.

22 H NOCHES DE TANGO – LA PORTEÑA TANGO TRIO Y EUGENIA GIORDANO – MAJULEO PARK

22 H CASETA OFICIAL DE FIESTAS
GRAN NOCHE DE LOS 80 CONCIERTO GRUPO DANZA INVISIBLE
80 s night ANIMACIÓN DJ’S MARCOS CORTÉS

00: 00 H SOLEMNE FELICITACION Y BESAMANOS A NTRA. SRA. VIRGEN DE LAANTIGUA CORONADA. IGLESIA ENCARNACIÓN
Mass

Tue  15 Aug

10 H “LA DESPERTÁ” ÚLTIMO DÍA DE FERIA
11 H SOLEMNE MISA EN HONOR A NTRA. PATRONA LA VIRGEN DE LA ANTIGUA CORONADA. IGLESIA DE LA ENCARNACIÓN
Mass

20 H PROCESIÓN MARITIMO-TERRESTRE DE NTRA. SRA. VIRGEN DE LAANTIGUA CORONADA.
MAritime procession with the Virgen de la Antigua

22 H CASETA OFICIAL DE FIESTAS Ultimo día de Verbena a cargo de la ORQUESTA MELODIAS
DAnce

22.30 H EMBARQUE DE LA VIRGEN EN PLAYA DE SAN CRISTOBAL
Virgen embarks on Playa de San Cristobal

23:15 H (APROX.) GRAN CASTILLO PIRO-MUSICAL A cargo de Pirotecnia Martín.
Fire work extravaganza.  You need to be on the stretch of beach between C/ Manilla and Av Jan Carlos I and facing the Penon to get the full effect of the music and the display.  Don’t cut it too fine walking there as this whole area will be very  busy.

00.30 H DESEMBARCO DE LA VIRGEN. EN PLAYA PUERTA DEL MAR Y PROCESIÓN HASTA LA IGLESIA DE LA ENCARNACION
Virgen lands and procession back to church

LA CONCEJALÍA DE FIESTAS SE RESERVA EL DERECHO A MODIFICAR CUALQUIER ACTIVIDAD,
All hours, events and everything else subject to change!!

 

Wed 16 Aug

CONCIERTO DE FALETE Y LA ORQUESTA SINFÓNICA CIUDAD DE ATARFE.HOMENAJE A ROCIO JURADO – PARQUE EL MAJUELO. 22:30 HORAS
Symphony Orchestra – Majuelo Park

19th Annual Almuñécar Gastro Fair

This year’s Gastro Fair or Feria Gastronomique is confirmed for the long weekend 9th to 11th June.

Once again to be held in Majuelo Park this is a great opportunity to sample signature dishes of some key restaurants and tapas bars.

Opening times this year are: Friday, June 9, from 13:00 to 00:00 hours; Saturday, June 10 from 12 a.m. to Sunday and 11 a.m. from 12 a.m. to 6 p.m.

There will be a minimum price of 1 euros and a maximum of 6 euros per dish.

It’s a great setting, next to the 4th century BC Roman garum fermenting tanks, with the Castillo de San Miguel rising above the park. The town hall install shading with water vapour cooling jets, so even if it’s a hot afternoon it’s always comfortable eating out amongst the stands. Not to be missed!!

2017 3rd Annual Ruta De Tapas

Tomorrow sees the start of the annual #Almunecar Ruta De Tapas, running until Sun 23rd. Over 40 tapas bars and restaurants are in this year, and as before if you get 5 or more “stamps” on your passport you stand to win Spa tickets, discounts on promo beers and more. You also get to vote on the best tapas and the winning restaurant / bars stand to win free fees for the Gastro Fair.

Full list of participating bars and restaurants is below (click to enlarge / download to your phone or tablet or print):

2017 Semana Santa Processions

The timings and routes for the Semana Santa – Easter week -processions 2017 have now been released as a handy PDF which you can download to your phone or other device.
Simply “click” here on Easter Week 2017 Itineraries and the file should open for you.

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Also please note that timings for pick up & collection for both the riding & activity holidays will change slightly, to accommodate everyone who wants to see the processions.  Don’t forget that these processions are very well attended, so arriving at least 10 mins before it passes is recommended – even earlier if you are going to view the departure.

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You can also find out more about Semana Santa as well as see a series of images from just a couple of the 2016 Easter Processions.

April 2017 Cultural Agenda

This month’s cultural events itinerary is now out – Obviously the main events of the month will be the spectacular Semana Santa Easter processions  (as soon as we get their running times and routes we will put them on line).

As usual “double click” for a full size image / or to download to your phone / tablet / PC…

Almunecar April 2017 cultural agenda
April 2017 Cultural Events

 

March 2017 Cultural Agenda

The cultural events agenda for March 2017  has now been released by the Almunecar town hall.  As always “click” on the image for a full size version you can save to your phone / tablet or print out.

Mar2017This month we’ve everything from Blues music, to Tango, Flamenco to Rachmaninoff, Art exhibitions to Poetry recitals so something for everyone, once again!

March 2017 Cultural Agenda

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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