For those who haven’t been able to pick up a programme, here are the events:-
Saturday, 7th of August
9pm - Coronation of Queens and Ladies 2010. The opening address will be given by Ana Pomares Garci'a.
Followed by a Disco.
Sunday, 8th of August
11am (C/ Obispo Victorio, C/ José Nieto, C/ Luis Gálvez)) – The 2nd Competition for Crazy Cars.
9pm - Parade of the Christian Group “Caballeros del Cid” from Bigastro followed by the pageant “El Silvido de Elche”.
Wednesday, 11th of August
11am to 5:30pm (Barrio de la Cruz)- - Great Children's Fair.
Thursday, 12th of August
8pm (From the Unamuno Schools) – Children's Parade.
11:30pm (Parque Huerto del Cura) - Official Inauguration of the “Barracas”.
All night disco.
Friday, 13th of August
Midday - The Uncle of the Tractor drives through the streets of Bigastro distributing very cold beer to palliate the intense heat.
12:30pm (c Antonio Perez Gálvez) – The third edition of the Days of the Tapeo (a small beer and a tapas for no more than the shrapnel in your pocket).
2:30pm (Plaza de la Concordia) – The sixth edition of the Gastronomic Day.
8:30pm - Parade of the Comparsas (this is where they get wet!)
Midnight – Gala of the Memory (not sure what that is)
Saturday, 14th of August
Midday - The Uncle of the Tractor (more cold beer)
12:30pm - Tapeo
5:30pm ((C/ Acequia) – Foam Party (that will cool them down!)
7:30pm – Parade and Floral Offering to honour our landlord starting from the “Unamuno Schools”
8:30pm - Mass in the Plaza de la Constitución.
11pm– Special Concert for San Joaquin by the Society Musical Union of Bigastro, directed by D. Tomás Rodríguez Gómez.
1am – Performance by the group the UNION in the Parque Huerto del Cura (free)
Sunday, 15th of August
9:30am and Midday - Mass to honour the Virgin of Asuncio'n
11am - End of and presentation of trophies for the 2nd Caliche Championship “San Joaquín 2010”.
Midday - The Uncle of the Tractor (even more cold beer)
12:30pm - Last day to enjoy the tapeo.
9pm - Multicoloured parade of comparsas and floats.
1am - Traditional parade to welcome in the dawn of San Joaquín’s Day .
Performance by the group Matrix Band followed by a disco.
Monday, 16th of August
9:30am – Holy Mass
Midday - Solemn Mass to Honour San Joaquín celebrated by the Priest of Bigastro and the Choir “Manuel Moya”. Presided over by the Bishop of the Diocese, D. Rafael Palmero Ramos.
1pm – A Traditional Mascletá ( very loud fireworks set off in a rhythmical fashion)
8:30pm - Solemn Procession to honour San Joaquín.
Fantastic firework display organised by Ferrándiz Pyrotechnics.
Disco until dawn.