Almerimar

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.

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.

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 yr.no 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.