Almerimar

We had a busy day yesterday. First we played Friday golf. Followed by a meal out at El Tiburón last night.

According to the list of events in the Virgen del Carmen magazine this square (just behind El Espigon) was the focus for summer events in Almerimar last night.

We were quite hungry so we got to the restaurant at about 8:30pm. Pretty early compared with the majority of people that eat there. This was a good thing as the vast majority of the tables both inside and outside the restaurant were reserved.

According to the list in the magazine, events were supposed to start at about 9:30pm. While we were having dinner there were people setting up the stage for a musical event later. A few of the people who were performing later did a sound check. They all sounded very good.

At around 9:30pm a street band called Charanga turned up in the square and started playing. The video above is of one of the songs they played.

By around 10:30pm the main events on the stage in the square were about to take place. Sadly Jacqui and I were shattered after a hot day in the sun playing golf. So we decided to take a walk along the prom then meander back home. So we missed the main music of the evening. However we enjoyed listening to Charanga.

UPDATED: Here is a link to some photos from later in the night from  the weekenjoy website.

Online Virgen del Carmen 2018 book

If you click on the image above it will take you to the online version of the 2018 fiesta book for the Virgen de Carmen celebrations in Almerimar.

I got the link from the Almerimar Facebook page.

Walk The Plank - 15 July 2018

Just spotted the poster above on the Junta Local de Almerimar Facebook page.

Sunday 15 July is the day for the Virgen del Carmen golf competition (with the fiesta itself scheduled for Monday 16 July). Plus it is finals day for the men at Wimbledon. Plus the final of the world cup starts at 5pm on Sunday.

I wonder if this event was organised before or after Spain got knocked out of the world cup?

Almerimar July 2018 Events Page 2

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Almerimar Sports Events Summer 2018

Further to the article earlier with Almerimar events for the first week in July 2018.

Thanks to the tourist office, Christina G and the Junta Local de Almerimar for the information posted above about events this summer. Click on an image to see a bigger version.

 

First week of July 18 Activities

In typical Spanish fashion the Junta Local for Almerimar has published the events for the first week of July on their Facebook page on the second of July. The poster above was lifted from the Facebook page.

Almerimar Blue Week - July 2018

I spotted this recently on the IMD El Ejido Facebook page. The list of summer events has started.....

Theatre Festival Booklet 2018

Been a bit busy the last few days so have only just got around to publishing this.

Last Friday there were a load of booklets for the 2018 El Ejido Theatre Festival available for people to pick up in the golf clubhouse. I guess that they will also be available in the tourist office.

There are a lot of events taking place starting 3 days ago (18 May) and finishing on 16 June 2018.

You can see more details here on the town hall website.

Fire near beach - 16 May 18S

Thanks to one of our readers, Gary S for this photo.

Yesterday we were playing golf late in the morning and early in the afternoon. As we were playing the 13th hole we heard the sound of fire engines coming down the road into Almerimar. I guess this must have been at around 2pm.

The next hole took us up to where you can go under the bridge to the Classic (Master 3) course. When we got to the green of the 14th we saw a lot of smoke in the distance. As we were teeing off on the 15th the smoke was dying down. So I guess that the firemen had done their job by then.

I was a bit busy last night so did not check my email until late. When I did I spotted that I had received the photo above from one of our readers. It looks like the fire was in the shrubs and plants not far from where they have built the petanque (petanca, boule) pistes. Not far from La Tita Cocina and Michelangelo.

UPDATED 11:45 - 17 May 18: You can see a video of the fire here on the El Ejido Digital page on Facebook.

 

 

 

Race For Women - 13 May 2018

I got this poster from Facebook. As you can see there is a ladies race taking place this coming Sunday (13 May 2018). Along the promenade close to the beach hotel.

 

This looks like a good gig in El Ejido. There are shows from 25 to 27 May 2018. You can book here on the uniticket site.

San Marcos 2018

A bit late to advertise this. However there are some events taking place today and tomorrow. You can see details here.

Read More for Google translation of details of events today and tomorrow.