Almunecar November 2017 Cultural Events

The November cultural itinerary has just been released by the town hall.

A pretty full month as usual, with concerts to suit both the classical & more modern tastes, as well as flamenco and more.

For local band gigs and the less “high brow” what’s on see local fliers for all the latest.

As always “double click” to view a larger version &/or download to your phone for a handy copy.

 

First snows of 2017/18 season in Sierra Nevada

 The Sierra Nevada ski resort is just up the road from us here in Almunecar and the news is that the first snows of the 2017 /2018 winter season have started this morning.

Down here on the coast we have had thunderstorms and rain, but the white stuff is coming down higher up from 2500m up to to the top of the resort mountain, Veleta at 2398m the summit of Mulhacen at 3479m.

The resort is planning on opening Sat 25th November and now sports a brand new logo, which was rolled out on Monday with a large presentation and audio visual presentation projected onto the walls of the Centro García Lorca de Granada.

The new logo incorporates what is seen to be more modern colours, a new font, a revised stylisation of Pico de Veleta and a nod to Granada itself.

Daily list pass prices for are pretty well in line with last year, running from €36.50 for Spring, €46 for low season, €48 for high season with a promo price of €44 for selected dates (pries given are for adults aged 17 to 59 – discounts for under 17s and 60 years plus).

Details on our ski days up at the resorts are on our skiing in Sierra Nevada page.

 

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

Accommodation Update

Late Availability Latest

August availability is now getting scarce, especially for the week leading up to 15th as that is the annual town fiesta week.  While we are normally happy to take non Saturday to Saturday bookings we are now unable to take any more arrivals on Wed 9th August.  Arriving Sat 5th or Sat 12th should be fine though, as long as we can still find you a room.

The second half of August has a few more possibilities, but rooms are now definitely more of an issue. The main reason for this is with the introduction of the new villa and self catering licensing laws for Spain a huge amount of SC properties are no longer available legally, which has caused a knock on effect into hotel availability.

Definitely time to book now if you are still undecided, and we will do our utmost to get you your first choice of accommodation.

Too Busy /  Rushed Off Your Feet??

And, if you really busy and haven’t time to check out all the options then just click for a no obligation “Quick Quote” and just let us know how many of you there, how many bedrooms you’d like and when you’d like to come.

We’ll sift through the various accommodation options for you and then email you a detailed no obligation quotation, showing the exact pricing, the activity options, accommodation details and much more to read when you have a moment.

Aqua Arena

You can always tell that summer is here as the Aqua Arenas are being set up just off the shore here in Almunecar as well as La Herradura.  Now that the sea temperature is well over 21c these are always incredibly popular.  And, even better, for a limited time we have free sessions to give away for new bookings for Sat 19 August onwards – so if you fancy yourself as an Aquatic Gladiator then dive on in!!

 

Jazz En La Costa 2017

The 2017 Jazz En La Costa festival is celebrating it’s 30th year and will be running from Mon 17th to Sat 22nd July as always in Majuelo Park.  All concerts are slated to start at 22:30 each night, and you will be pretty hard pushed to find a more spectacular setting next to the Roman garum factory and in the shadow of Castillo de San Miguel.     A full run down of the artists can be found on the festival home page, with links to YouTube clips, discographies, etc.

 

Advance tickets are available from Halcon Viajes and  Viajes Ecuador  here in Almunecar at €19.50 per gig / €91.50 the festival , or online at ticketmaster.es for €18 per gig  / €90 the festival.  Or you can take your chances and queue one hour before doors open at the gate for returns.

Main Festival Acts

Mon 17 July: John Pizzarelli, voz y guitarra. Daniel Jobim voz, guitarra y piano. Helio Alves, piano. David Karn, contrabajo. Duduka da Fonseca, batería.

Tue 18 July: Charles Lloyd Quartet, Charles Lloyd,  saxo. Gerald Clayton, piano. Reuben Rogers, contrabajo. Eric Harland, batería

Wed 19 July: Roberto Fonseca, piano, teclados y voz. Ramses “Dinamite” Rodríguez, batería. Adel, percusión. Yandy Martínez, bajo. Javier Salva, saxo barítono y flauta. Matthew Simon, trompeta. Jenks Jiménez, saxo tenor. Abrahán Aristilde, vocal.

Thu 20 July:Antonio Faraò, piano. Charles Tolliver, trompeta. Heiri Kanzig, contrabajo, Gary Husband, batería

Fri 21 July: Hiromi, piano. Edmar Castañeda, arpa

Sat 22nd July: Myles Sanko  with Rick Hudson, batería. Jon Mapp, bajo. Tom O’grady, teclados. Phil Stevenson, guitarra. Gareth Lumbers, saxofón. Mark Perry, trompeta.

Free “Fringe” Concerts & Events:

TOTO JAZZ BAND
Sábado, 15 de julio. A partir de las 22.30 h. Plaza Nueva. La Herradura.
Domingo, 16 de julio. A partir de las 22.30 h. Plaza del Ayuntamiento y Bajos Paseo del Altillo. Almuñécar.
JESÚS MATA Y JACINTO RODRÍGUEZ
Del 17 al 22 de julio. A partir de las 00.00 h. Trasnoches de Jazz. Parque El Majuelo

Exposición
Del 15 al 22 de julio. De 10.00 h. a 13.00 h. y de 19.00 h. a 21.00 h. Palacete La Najarra.
30 años de Jazz en la Costa. Carteles de Juan Vida

Bollos de San Juan

Here’s one of those “you only see them once a year” eatables – a Bollo de San Juan  which is a cinnamon flavoured bread roll with a hard boiled egg embedded within..

Bollo de San Juan
Bollo de San Juan

These are traditionally eaten during the Fiesta de San Juan which also celebrates the summer solstice.

San Juan, see literally thousands camping out along the coast with bonfires to celebrate the solstice, ans ids the only night of the year on which you are legally allowed to erect tents and sleep on the beach.  Large bonfires are built and at midnight it is traditional to burn old items to purge any bad luck and to jump over the flames three times.  A traditional midnight dip in the sea to wash your hands and feet three times completes ceremonies and guarantees good luck in the next 12 months – the sea temperature was  24C last night so not too onerous!