Almunecar Fiesta 2016

All the events, times & locations for this year’s annual fiesta (including the all important fireworks display!!):

MARTES 9 AGOSTO

12h. a 14h. Actividades Infantiles y fiesta de la espuma en Playa Puerta del Mar.

19:30h. 4 Boom Bap! SummerJam! Festival de Hip Hop. Parque El Majuelo.

20h. a 22h. Zumba en el Paseo del Altillo. Gimnasio Tropical Woman.

20h. Pasacalles Inaugural.

20h. Taller de manualidades para jóvenes. Casa de la Juventud.

21:30h. Inauguración del Recinto Ferial.

22h. Final XIX Internacionales de Andalucía de Pádel “Ciudad de Almuñécar” Pistas de pádel Municipales.

22:30h. Actuación de Orquesta Tentación. Caseta oficial de fiestas.

MIÉRCOLES 10 AGOSTO.

Día del niño.

12h. a 14h. Actividades infantiles en Playa Puerta del Mar.

13h. a 19h. Pasacalles e inauguración Feria de día.

20h. Clases de danza del vientre en el Paseo del Altillo. Gimnasio Tropical Woman.

20h. Torneo de futbolín, dardos y tenis de mesa. Casa de la Juventud.

22h. Concierto de Zarzuela: “La Verbena de La Paloma”. Parque El Majuelo.

22h. Concierto de Manuel Carrasco. Bailar al viento. Estadio Municipal Francisco Bonet.

22:30h. Actuación de la Orquesta Tentación. Visita al Recinto Ferial del grupo de baile “Almainoba”. Caseta oficial de fiestas.

JUEVES 11 AGOSTO

12h. a 14h. Actividades infantiles en playa Puerta del Mar.

13h a 19h. Feria de día con animación de charanga juvenil.

19h. Carrera de La Vega. Inscripciones en la oficina del Patronato de Deportes hasta el 10 de agosto.

19h a 21h. Clases de Zumba en la playa Paseo del Altillo.

20h. Sesión de cine en pantalla gigante. Casa de La Juventud.

21h. Visita asociación Motoclub. Tiburones al recinto Ferial.

21h. Concurso trajes de flamenca. Caseta de feria Cofradía “San Juan”. Beneficio asociación Asinal y AECC.

22h. Concierto de Bruno Mars. Homenaje a la música Motown. Parque El Majuelo.

22h. Actuación de la Orquesta “Magig Band”. Caseta oficial de fiestas.

VIERNES 12 AGOSTO.

10h. Visita cultural guiada por el caso Histórico. Salida: Plaza del Ayuntamiento.

11h. a 13h. Actividades infantiles. Playa Puerta del Mar.
Certamen de Castillos de Arena en Playa Puerta del Mar. El fallo del jurado y la entrega de premios se realizarán tras la finalización del evento. Actividad: “Arqueólogos por un día”. Fiesta de la espuma. Playa Puerta del Mar.

13h. a 19h. Feria de Día, con animación de charanga juvenil.

19h. a 22h. Clases de bodyjum, zumba y ciclo. Paseo del Altillo.

22h. Caseta oficial de fiestas. 22:30h. a 00h. Noche Flamenca. Andalucía baila. 00:30h a 06h. Gran fiesta Menta FreshParty: regalos, animación, djs…

22:30h. Concierto musical de Andrés Suárez. Parque El Majuelo.

SÁBADO 13 AGOSTO

10h. Finales VI Circuito Vóley Playa. Categorías inferiores. Playa Puerta del Mar. Información: almunecarvoley@gmail.com.

12h. a 19h. Último día de Feria de Día.

20h. Exhibición y clases de Zumba. Paseo del Altillo. Patrocinado por Fusión Cuerpo y Mente.

22:30h. IV Ciclo Flamenco. Pepe Luis Carmona “Habichuela”.
Presenta su trabajo “La vida llega”. Parque El Majuelo.

21h. Caseta oficial de fiestas. 21h a 23:30h. Noche Latina. Clases de salsa. 00h. a 06h. Fiesta joven Almuñécar Summer Festival: Gogos, saxo, violín, regalos, pasacalles, zancudos, djs…

23h. Visita al Recinto ferial del grupo de baile “Alma Marinera”.

DOMINGO 14 AGOSTO

9h. Memorial Antonio Dorado de pesca submarina. Playa de La Herradura. Concentración en el Chiringuito Peña Parda.

10h. Campeonato de Vóley-playa. Playa Puerta del Mar. Info: almunecarvoley@gmail.com

20h. Ofrenda floral a Ntra. Patrona la Virgen de la Antigua Coronada. Iglesia Parroquial de la Encarnación.

22h. Concierto de Boleros. Cuarteto Amaranto. Palacete de La Najarra.

22h. Orquesta Guaican. Caseta oficial de fiestas.

00h. Solemne felicitación y besamanos a Ntra. Sra. Virgen de la Antigua Coronada. Iglesia de la Encarnación

LUNES 15 AGOSTO

19h. Solemne Misa en honor a Ntra. Patrona la Virgen de la Antigua Coronada. Iglesia de la Encarnación.

20h. Procesión marítimos-terrestre de Ntra. Sra. Virgen de la Antigua Coronada.

22h. Último día de verbena a cargo de la Orquesta Guaican. Caseta oficial de fiestas.

22:30h. Embarque de la Virgen en Playa de San Cristóbal.

23:30h. (aproximadamente). Gran castillo piro-musical. Paseo del Altillo.

00:30h. Desembarco de la Virgen en Playa Puerta del Mar y Procesión hasta la Iglesia de la Encarnación

 

Jazz En La Costa 2016

Jazz En La Costa – Almunecar 2016

Tickets for one of the key “Big Ticket” events have just gone on sale, and once again the programme looks like it’s going to be a cracker, with Stanley Clarke headlining.  Yes, this year’s Jazz En La Costa has been confirmed and will be running from 17th to 23rd July, with supporting “fringe” events from the 15th.

Jazz En La Costa 2016
Jazz En La Costa 2016

Held every year in Majuelo Park, in the shadow of the Castle, this is a superb night out, with some fantastic music.  Originally started in 1998, this has grown each year to become one of the key dates in the jazz calender.

Part of the Granada International Jazz Festival,  these form a week long series of events and concerts held on the coast, with Almunecar’s Jazz En La Costa being the prime series of gigs, attracting world class musicians and singers.

Ticket Sales

Tickets are again available on-line through Ticketmaster this year, and NB that returns are limited on the door from an hour before each concert so advance purchase is highly recommended to avoid being disappointed.  Local agencies here in Almunecar are: Viajes Ecuador. Paseo del Altillo, 2 and Halcón Viajes: Calle Madrid, 1 – other agencies in Granada, Antequera, Fuengirola, Estepona, Marbella & Malaga are listed on the main Jazz En La Costa site.

Prices are 18 euros (internet) – 18.50( agency or phone bookings) per concert.  A limited number of Abonos, or series discount tickets, are available at 95 euros for all 7 concerts which also includes a CD entitled “Cinema Jazz” – The Granada Film Project de Michael Mossman Band.

New this year is a Spotify page with samples of all the performer’s tunes, so if in doubt as to whether the band in question is to your taste or not this may be a good place to start.

2016 Jazz En La Costa Programme

The full programme is as follows at present, but full details and any updates can be found on each gig on the main Jazz En La Costa site.  All concerts start at approx. 22:30 – but check details on tickets

Sunday 17 July
JORGE PARDO presents DJINN
Jorge Pardo, flauta y saxo
Rycardo Moreno, guitarra
Tony Romero, teclados
Josué Ronkio, bajo
David Bao, batería
Dj. Toner, scratch y sampler
Artista invitada: Alana Sinkey, voz

Monday 18 July
CHRISTIAN SCOTT ATUNDE ADJUAH
Christian Scott Atunde Adjuah, trompeta y fiscorno
Lawrence Fields, piano y teclados
Kriss Funn, bajo
Corey Fonville, batería
Joey Dyson, batería
Braxton Cook, saxofón
Dominic Minix, guitarra
Elena Pinderhughes, flauta y voz

Tuesday 19 July
RICHARD BONA & MANDEKAN CUBANO
Richard Bona, bajo y voz
Ludwig Afonso, batería
Osmany Paredes, piano
Luisito Quintero, percusión
Roberto Quintero, percusión
Rey Alejandro, trombón
Dennis Hernandez, trompeta

Wednesday 20 July
ERIK TRUFFAZ QUARTET
Erik Truffaz, trompeta
Marcello Giuliani, bajo
Arthur Hnatek, batería
Benoit Corboz, piano y Fender Rhodes

Thursday 21 July
KENNY GARRETT QUINTET
Kenny Garrett, saxo alto y soprano
Corcoran Holt, contrabajo
Rudy Bird, percusion
Marcus Baylor, batería
Vernell Brown, piano

Friday 22 July
NICHOLAS PAYTON TRIO
Invitada especial: JANE MONHEIT
con Vicente Archer y Gregory Hutchinson
Nicholas Payton, trompeta, piano y Fender Rodhes
Jane Monheit, voz
Vincent Archer, contabajo
Gregory Hutchinson, batería

Saturday 23 July
STANLEY CLARKE BAND
Stanley Clarke, contrabajo
Beka Gochiashvili, piano
Michael Mitchell, batería
Cameron Graves, teclados

“Fringe” / Free Concerts

A series of supporting “fringe” concerts which are free admission are again scheduled:

Friday, 15 July. A partir de las 23.30 h. Plaza Nueva. La Herradura.
MIKE VERNON Y LOS GARCIA (+)

Saturday 16 July. A partir de las 22.30 h. Plaza del Ayuntamiento y Bajos Paseo del Altillo. Almuñécar.
BEFUNKBOP (+)

From Sunday 17 to Sat 23rd July. A partir de las 00.00 h. Trasnoches de Jazz. Parque El Majuelo
JESÚS MATA Y JACINTO RODRÍGUEZ (+)

Activity Holiday Vacancies

We only have limited availability left now for this week, so if you want to combine a first class activity holiday with some world class jazz music, get a  quick quote now.

Almunecar Triathlon 2016

Almunecar Triathlon 2016

Just a reminder that there are street closures for the Almunecar triathlon tomorrow, Saturday 9 April,  from 16:00 to around 19:30 or so:

Plaza de Abderramán, Paseo de las Flores, Paseo de San Cristóbal, Paseo de la China, Paseo de Cotobro, Calle Principal de Cotobro, Carretera de la Playa, Nacional 340 desde Túnel de Cotobro hasta Cuartel de la Guardia Civil, Avda. Costa Banana, Avda. Costa del Sol, Calle Guadix.

As well as the above the following will also be closed to traffic: Avda. de Andalucía, Plaza Madrid, Paseo Prieto Moreno y Paseo del Altillo, Calle Bikini, Cuesta El Majuelo y Calle San Miguel, Cuesta Nazareno y calle Puerta de Granada.

The start is scheduled for 16:30 and it’s expected that around a 1000 entrants will be competing in the triathlon, so it should be a good spectacle, especially as the forecast is for a sunny day of around 19C.

The town hall and local police have asked for patience from motorists, especially as this will necessitate a closure of the main A340 road between the Guardia Civil quarters, and the just past the tunnel by the turning to the marina.

San Jose Fiesta 2016

San Jose Fiesta 2016

A bit late off the mark, but the translation into English of the itinerary for this year’s Fiesta in honour of San Jose, the patron saint for La Herradura, is below.  The fiesta runs for four days from Thursday 17th to Sunday 20th March.

We will once again be supporting the Corrida de Cintas a Caballo held on Playa del Carbón on Saturday (which Google has translated as ” Tape Run Horse. Coal beach.”!).

San Jose

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This is an annual favourite where local riders compete for, usually, a jamon by trying to spear spooled ribbons suspended on a wire over the beach. Sharp eyes will detect the cheats using their fingers instead of the small wooden sticks provided…

Other events well worth attending are the police dog & falconry displays as well as the firework show by local maestro Martin of Motril.  Many of the dances and processions will be accompanied by locals in full flamenco regalia, so this can usually be a opportunity traditional costumes.

The full itineraries are below – or you can download as a PDF from the local fiesta details page on the activity holidays web site.

Fiesta de San Jose 2016
San Jose 2016

THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2016

10: 30h. Awards ceremony for the children’s literary contest “will come”. 10th Edition. Organize library Coral collaboration with Tenure Mayor of La Herradura. Theatre Civic Center.
13: 00h. Home Fair Day. Eucalyptus Street.
16:30. Bike ride, organized by the cycling club of La Herradura. Departure from La Plaza de la Independencia.
20: 00h. Aroma Performance Dance, professional school. Official Box Party.
20: 30h. Performance of the School of Dance “Alma Flamenca”. Official Box Party.
21: 30h. Inauguration of the Exhibition Centre and turning the lights of the holidays. Portico entrance to the exhibition. Burst of fireworks and thunder, announcing the start of the Festivities.
23: 00h. Verbena in the Municipal box. Entertainment by the group “Alalba” and Orchestra “Temptation”

FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2016
10: 00h Alegre wake up with Charanga “yes or”
12: 00h falconry display at the Sports Beach.
13: 00h Fair Day Eucalyptus Street..
13: 15h Retransmission of the festivity by the Bay FM Radio. (Fair Day).
15: 45h Departure from the Civic Center Cabezudos accompanied by Charanga “Yes or what.”
16: 00h Traditional Corrida Tape on Calle Real. Serrano ham First Prize donated by the Friends of La Herradura.
18: 00h Floral Offering. Departure from the Civic Center. Women’s Association organized S. XXI and collaboration of Coro Andaluz “Our Things”. We invite all attendees to participate wearing their flamenco dresses.
20: 00h Exhibition Aerobics and Pilates in the Official Hut, organized by the Association of Women Fusion Body and Mind, directed by Marian Serrano Ruiz.
22: 00h Grand Castle Fireworks Pyrotechnics by Martin. Pyro-Musical extravaganza. “A fusion of light and sound, where the fire dance to the music under the stage of heaven”
23: 00h Verbena in the Municipal booth. Enlivened by the “Alalba” group and the Orchestra “Temptation”

SATURDAY, MARCH 19, 2016
09: 00h peal of bells from the Church of San Jose, on the occasion of the day of our patron.
10: 00h Alegre wake up with the “Charanga Calipso”
10: 15h VI Rise tourist to Castillejos cycle. Cycling Club organizes La Herradura. Departure from the Official Caseta Party.
12: 00h Mass in honor of our patron San Jose. Musical accompaniment by the Choir “Horseshoe Bay”, Led by Maria Angeles Ruiz Román teacher.
12: 30h Concert in the Plaza of the Church of San Jose, offered by the Band of Historical Music Almuñécar.
13: 00h Fair day. Eucalyptus Street.
13: 30h Opening Dr. Angel Galdo Street. Barranquillo.
16: 00h Tape Run Horse. Coal beach.
17: 00h Games and cucañas in the Civic Center Plaza. Neighborhood Association organizes Rambla del Espinar. airbeds, Mechanical Bull and many more diversions.
20: 00h Solemn procession in honor of our Patron San José, accompanied by the Band of Historical Music Almuñécar. Itinerary: Temple; C / Canalejas; Calle Las Flores; C / Real; C / Acera del Pilar; Paseo Andres Segovia, Calle Eucalipto; C / Alhambra; C / Barranquillo; Confinement in his temple.
23:00 Verbena in the Municipal booth. Enlivened by the “Alalba” group and the Orchestra “Temptation”

SUNDAY, MARCH 20, 2016
08: 00h Fishing Contest in the Bay of La Herradura. (Registration at Sports Tempo until Friday March 18th.)
Cast posts at 8: 00h am at the entrance to the Municipal Market. Sports organizes Tempo.
09: 00h to 18: 00h Livestock Show next to Hostal Los Verdiales.
10: 00h Spinning Master Class in Sports Beach sports. Organizers: Feel Sport
10: 15h display model airplanes. FunFly RC Costa Tropical. Model airplane club organizes Costa Tropical. Coal beach.
11: 45h Fitness Combat Sports CKB in Playa. Organizers: Feel Sport
12: 30h Departure Fair of characters, stories and cartoons accompanied by Majorette La Herradura.
13: 00h Fair Day Eucalyptus Street..
13: 15h Award Ceremony 2016 San Jose Pepe Gamez Exhibition Hall. Civic Center.
14: 00h Choir Performance Rociero “Our Things”. Fair Day.
16: 30h Free Cinema. Civic Center, “Capture the Flag”.
17: 00h Exhibition Canina Local Police Almuñécar and Granada and other security forces. Drug detection dogs, rescue and intervention. Beach sports.
19: 30h Performance Dance School Solange Janssens.
20: 00h Performance by Dance School “Sabor Andaluz” – Official Caseta Party
Verbena 11:00 p.m. in the Municipal booth. Enlivened by the “Alalba” group.
24: 00h fireworks finale

More Info

For more info on fiestas in Almunecar please see our main web site – or for the riding activities and holidays please see the riding holidays in Spain site.