San Isidro 2017

San Isidro 2017

Thanks to Gabriel at the tourist office in Almerimar for sending me copies of the posters above advertising San Isidro 2017.

Gabriel has said he will provide me with other material to publish including the list of concerts at the castle and other summer events when he can get his hands on the information.

Fireworks - summer 2017

Here is a copy of the poster I spotted yesterday. As you can see the fireworks displays are Friday 29 June to Sunday 1 July. Starting at 11pm each night.

I believe that the location is the area over the road from where the weekly market is held in El Ejido.

As I was driving back into Almerimar yesterday I spotted a poster for the 2017 fireworks displays in El Ejido. I think it said they are starting on the night of 29 June 2017 and will take place each night for a few nights.

The video above is lifted from youtube. It is of one of the fireworks shows last year.

I will publish more details here about the dates and times of the shows once I have the information.

San Juan Motero in Almerimar in 2017

I have just spotted a link to the image above on the Almerimar Local Information Facebook page.

Not really for me as I have already got some plans in place for the night of San Juan. However others might be interested. You can see more about it here.

El Ejido White Night 2017

El Ejido White Night 2017

Gabriel from the tourist office has been in touch about El Ejido "White Night" this coming Friday, 2 June 2017. Here is what he said....

"On Friday 2nd June El Ejido will celebrate the White Night with a number of performances, promotional actions, discounts in shops, etc."

Click on a picture to see a bigger version. Then click on the image that appears to enlarge it.

grand opening theatre festival 2017

Gabriel from the tourist office sent this to me yesterday while I was out playing golf. There was a grand opening of the 2017 theatre festival in El Ejido last night.

Spanish petanque championships

I had to pop in to the Michaelangelo chirringuito yesterday so I was walking along the promenade on the poniente (west) side of town. While there I spotted the area that was recently used for a big Spanish boule competition. It was very impressive with loads of boule pistes.

The photo above is from the a link shared on the Almerimar Junta Local Facebook page. You can see more photos of the event via the page.

Programacion Theatre Festival 2017

Thanks to Gabriel from the tourist office in Almerimar for sending me information about the upcoming theatre festival in El Ejido.

Gabriel also mentioned that you can see more information at https://festivalteatro.elejido.es/

Just a brief warning from Gabriel. He said that "Changes may apply.".

Read More for a Google translation of the notice linked to above.

Read more: 40th El Ejido Theatre Festival - 19 May to 10 June 2017 - programme

Gabriel from the tourist office in Almerimar has sent me some details of the timetable for San Marcos 2017. Events start tomorrow (Thursday 20 April) and finish on Sunday 23 April.

As Jacqui has just found out there is no market in El Ejido today as they are setting up the fairground where the market would have taken place.

Read More for the details from Gabriel.

Read more: San Marcos 2017 - 20-23 April

El Ejido dog show 2017

Thanks to Gabriel at the tourist office for the following information about upcoming events in the area....

"Here are the details about the 5th International Dog Exhibition in El Ejido and the 5th Cattle Fair in Tarambana:

*Dog show, at the Sports Pavilion in El Ejido:

Saturday 1st April

Free Popular Dog Contest (for dogs with and without pedigree at 18:00, registration from 16:00)
TI - BH - IPO1 Contests
Dog Training Exhibition
Dog Breed Recognition (for breed dogs without pedigree)

Sunday 2nd April

All Breed Dog Exhibition (registration from 10:00)
Dog Breed Recognition (for breed dogs without pedigree)

*Cattle Fair, at the Fairground and Events Center in Tarambana:

Saturday 8th April

10:00    Cattle Exhibition and Sale
              Craftwork Exhibition and Sale
12:00    Grand Opening of the Day Fair

Sunday 9th April

10:00    Cattle Exhibition and Sale
              Craftwork Exhibition and Sale
11:00    Threshing Exhibition
12:00    Pigeon Exhibition and Release
              Grand Opening of the Day Fair
13:00    Dog Exhibition
14:00    Giant Paella
17:00    Traditional Spanish Ribbon Horse Race

Don't miss them! Just one last tip, the cattle fair will take place a couple of minutes drive from the botanical garden so for those who have not visited it yet, it is a great combination and this is probably the best season to enjoy it.

Holy week 2017

Gabriel from the tourist office has been in touch saying he has a leaflet about the holy week events in the area. You can see details in the image above (click on the image to get a bigger version then click again to magnify it to see details). Alternatively you can collect a paper version from the tourist office in Almerimar.

Here is some more information from Gabriel:

A selection of the most attractive ones for tourists and foreign residents might be:

*Thursday 13th April, 19:00 (Balerma): Our Father Jesus Nazarene and Our Lady of Sorrows procession (with meeting)
*Thursday 13th April, 23:00 (Santo Domingo): Most holy Christ of Love Penance Procession and Stations of the Cross procession (silent procession)
*Friday 14th April, 20:30 (Santa María del Águila): Most Holy Christ of Peace and Our Lady of Sorrows procession (with meeting)
*Friday 14th April, 19:30 (El Ejido): Procession of penance (with meeting by the Auditorium roundabout, along with military escort by the Spanish Legion)

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