Tuesday, April 17, 2012

The May Fair in Torrevieja

Those who enjoyed a taste of a Sevillana fair will want to go to the Torrevieja May Fair 2012 which will be held from Wednesday 9 to Sunday May 13.

cartel_feria_de_mayo_torrevieja_2012_259824694Place: Port Facilities 
On Wednesday 9th, Torrevieja’s May Fair will be inaugurated at around 9pm with a firework display and the symbolic switching on of lights, which opens the Fair proper. Entrance to the Fair Ground is free although tickets are required for the seated area. If you have not visited the Fair before, put it in your diary now, as this is one of the most colourful fiestas in Torrevieja and includes a display of horses and carriages on Saturday and Sunday, singing and dancing each evening (be warned it starts late!) food, food, food and a libation or two. Don’t miss it and make sure you take your camera to capture this most colourful of events, second only to the Ferias in Andalusia itself, in size and spectacle.
Wednesday, May 9
9 pm – Opening of the Fair accompanied by interpretation of anthems by the local music band Union Musical Torrevejense and the choir "Maestro Ricardo Lafuente". After this a big firework display!
Later on: performances by local dance academies such as the Local Dance School, directed by Nuria Girona. (free admission)
Thursday, May 10
9 pm – Performance by the local dance academy Paya´s and its flamenco group. (free admission)
Friday, May 11
9 pm – Performance by the Rosy Sancho dance academy.
11 pm – Concert by EL ARREBATO (free admission)
Saturday, May 12
12 am – Mass at the Inmaculada’s Archpriest’s Church sung by a rociero choir.
Parade up to the door of the church, welcome to authorities and congregation and then parade up to the fair facilities. Once there, entrance of Spanish horse riders lasting until 4 pm.
9 pm – Performance by the Lola Morales dance academy.
10.30 pm – Concert II concurso de Copla (free admission)
Sunday, May 13
9 pm – Performance of Maria del Angel dance academy
11.30 pm – Closing of the May Fair with the final concert by the rociero choir and the Masa Coral José Hodar choir.

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