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)

Clásica de Almería 2017

Above are some videos and a photo from the cycle race earlier today. You can see more photos in the Gallery.

Here are the results from the Eurosport site. I guess the first three who came up the hill in the first video caught up. The first video was taken a minute or two before the second one.

Further to the earlier stories in January. The Clásica de Almería cycle race is coming to town this coming Sunday, 12 February 2017.

The website for the race has all the details. Including an estimate of the time the cyclists will arrive at various locations on the route that you can download here.

Depending on how fast they go they are expected to be in Almerimar from between 15:46 and 15:56 (fast pace of 42 km per hour) or 16:08 and 16:19 (slower pace of 38 km per hr).

According to the itinerary the should approach Almerimar from the lakes area, go around the town a bit then head off up the hill out of Almerimar. At the roundabout at the top of the hill they will turn right and head towards Roquetas.

Looking at the forecast it looks like it will not be too windy so hopefully the race will come to town this year.

I think I might find a spot to watch the race somewhere on the hill out of Almerimar.

 Cultural events - early 2017

 Gabriel from the tourist office has sent me some information about cutural events in the early in the early part of 2017. You can see pdf images with details here and here.

Flamenco in Aguadulce - 14 January 2017

Gabriel in the tourist office has been in touch about Flamenco events. Apparently a number of people have been asking about this. He has found out that the nearest regular events are in Aguadulce. The poster above has details of the next event.

Clásica de Almerimar cycle race - 2016 route

Thanks to one of our readers who has informed me that the route for the 2017 Clásica de Almería cycle race will follow the route that was not used last year.

The map above shows the 2016 route. So I guess I may be spending a little time on Sunday 12 February watching some cyclists go whizzing up the hill out of Almerimar

The article here on the town hall site has details of the Clásica de Almería cycle race for 2017.

It looks likely that the 190km race will pass through the El Ejido and Almerimar area this year.

I had a quick look at the website for the 2017 race that you can see here. It has some details about the event but the site is not yet complete so I cannot find a route map at the moment. I guess one will be added at some point.

Last year the race was due to come to the El Ejido and Almerimar area but most of the race was called off due to high winds.

Read More for a Google translation of the article on the town hall website.

This year Amerimar has the pleasure of hosting the finals of the 2016 world coughing championships. The town is doing it's best to try to be home to a second world champion this year following Víctor Fernández winning at windsurfing.

As you walk around town you can hear practicing taking place in every home and every bar. There are even large numbers of people coughing on the streets as well.

I can only hope that once the final has taken place in late December things can get back to normal in the town in 2017.