San Isidro 2019

The culture department of the El Ejido town hall has announced details of the 2019 San Insidro festivities. You can see details here on their website.

Among other things it includes the usual late night fireworks events in El Ejido.

The 8th edition of the El Ejido Tower Race is scheduled for Saturday 8 June 2019. There are 3 separate races and the event is part of the 2019 world circuit of tower running.

The 3 parts are:

- Race for firemen (28 floors and 547 steps)

- Open vertical race (also 28 floors and 547 steps)

- 6 km race

There are some more details (in Spanish) here on the town hall sports website.

If you want to watch the event it starts at 17:30 near the big tower on the main street in El Ejido.

May Day Charity Event 2019

One of our readers, Jeni, send me this poster advertising an event taking place next Wednesday in Almerimar.

Food Trucks Almeria - 26 to 28 April 19

Thanks to Jacqui who spotted this on Facebook.....

"# Almería will host a #country contest with 14 "Foodtrucks" of various styles for three days: April 26,27 and 28 at the Rambla Federico García Lorca.
They will offer dishes of Cuban, Portuguese, Mexican, Italian, Japanese, American, French, Peruvian, Argentinean, Thai, Belgian, German, Brazilian and Spanish origin !!!"

I think I might go along to see this.

John Lennon - 9 April 2019

Refugios - 9 April 2019

Yesterday a group of 27 people from the Friday Golf Society (FGS) and the El Ejido Bowls Club (EEBC) visited the Refugios in Almería. These are the tunnels that people used to hide from being bombed in the Spanish civil war. Afterwards 28 of us had a menu del día lunch at B Once.

We went by coach from Almerimar. We were dropped off near the Refugios with around 25 minutes to spare before the visit started. So at the request of one of the people on the visit we went on a walk for a few minutes to find the statue of John Lennon.

I will not go into detail about the visit as this would spoil it for people going there in the future. However I can say that the trip was a success. As was the menu del día lunch afterwards at B Once.

Easter 2019

Thanks to Irene from the tourist office for sending me this programme of Easter events for 2019.

If you click on the image then click on the image that appears you can see a bigger version of it.

I spotted a link to the video here on Facebook on the sports institute part of the town hall website. It is about the upcoming second edition of the El Ejido challenge. The video is of the event last year. It looks like it would be fun to watch it next Saturday.