The fiesta here in Bigastro seems to be shortened more each year. The benefit is that there are no longer days in-between where nothing much happens and of course, the town has to try and save money!
The coronation this year will take place on Saturday 9th August at 10pm. This will be followed by the crazy cars the next day at 10am, then tapas in the street. At 9:30pm there will be a Madrid Fiesta for the older members of the community.
On Monday 11th, a parade for people in costume has been organised for 8pm.
At midnight on Tuesday 12th, the flamenco show sounds promising.
Jumping to Wednesday the “carrreras de cintas” at 11am will be good fun and at 8:30pm, the comparsas wet parade for those who don’t mind a bit of water.
Thursday the 14th is when the floral parade will take place at 8pm followed at 1am by a concert of 80s music. Please note there is no concert scheduled for the town band this year.
IMPORTANT CORRECTION The band concert will take place following mass at 10pm.
Friday the 15th is the day when the comparsas parade in the streets followed by the Alborada at 1am.
Saturday 16th, the town band will accompany the queens of the fiesta to the church. Then there will be mass followed by a grand mascleta of fireworks in the town square. Note that these are not colourful fireworks just loud ones set out to form a rhythm of sound. At 8pm the solemn parade will take place followed by the firework display. And for those who missed it, the tribute to Eurovision will take place at 1am.
Finally, on Sunday morning La Murga (satirical humour about politicians and others) will entertain those who are awake.
There are other events to entertain the young and of course, the tractor will be around dispensing free beer during the fiesta. Please see the programme for full details.