Fiestas de San José La Herradura Feria, March 18-22, 2020

In the middle of March we are always in for a treat with the La Herradura Feria and Fiestas de San José!  This is the place to be in order to celebrate San José, Father’s Day, the coming of Spring, and all people named José.  Be prepared for a few days and nights with activities, events, food, drink and parties.

Fiestas San Jose Suspended. due to coronavirus.

 

Las Fiestas Patronales de San José, Every March it's the La Herradura Feria and Fiestas de San José (Patron Saint) ! A few days of fun with activities, rides, events, food, drink & parties. Read more on Almunecarinfo.com

Who is San José?

San José (Saint Joseph) is the patron saint of La Herradura and regarded as the patron saint of workers.  San José was married to Mary, Jesus’ mother, and was Jesus’s legal father.  Each year on March 19th there is a feast day for San José, which is also when Father’s day is celebrated each year in Spain.  March 19 always falls during Lent, and traditionally it is a day of abstinence.  This would explain why meatless meals are usually the custom at a Saint Joseph feast.

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Iglesia San José

Just over two blocks in from the beach, between Calle Arroyo and Calle Barranquillo, you will find a small church (Iglesia San José).  This became the parochial church of La Herradura in 1907 and is dedicated to San José (Saint Joseph), the patron saint of the village.

Día de San José (19 March)

The La Herradura Feria usually begin a few days before the 19th and continues into the wee hours every night, typically ending the final night with fireworks.  This usually includes activities, food, drinks, carnival rides, music, dancing and plenty of fun.  Each night is full of people gathering at the beach and neighborhood streets, to enjoy performances, parades, rides and events.

La Herradura Feria de Día

The day fair is usually on Calle Eucalipto, to the west of Plaza de la Independencia.  It’s time to eat, drink and be merry, all day long!  This area has been transformed into an outdoor party.  You will be joined by all of the locals enjoying the tapas, rations, and drinks offered by the food booths and bars.  Of course it wouldn’t be a party without music, so be prepared for a fun day at the La Herradura feria de dia!

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La Herradura Feria

Each year a large tent is set up at Plaza de la Independencia.  This is where the main stage and many of the events will take place during the week.  San José is the patron saint of La Herradura (Las Fiestas Patronales de La Herradura).

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For several days the few blocks along Paseo Andrés Segovia (from Calle Eucalipto to Calle Barranquillo), are blocked off to car traffic.  Along the street you will find many carnival rides, snack stalls, and plenty of people.  There are often outdoor events scheduled during the day near the La Herradura Castle, at the west end of the village and sometimes in other locations as well.  Each night you can also expect loads of entertainment and concerts.

March 19th is the big day of the feria week, so celebrations are to be expected!

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La Herradura Feria – Fiestas de San José Schedule
March 18-22, 2020

The detailed 2020 program will be available in early March 2020, events are always around March 19.

Las Fiestas Patronales de San José, Every March it's the La Herradura Feria and Fiestas de San José (Patron Saint) ! A few days of fun with activities, rides, events, food, drink & parties. Read more on Almunecarinfo.com


March 18-22, 2020

View Ayuntamiento .pdf file of full agenda 2020 coming soon

Las Fiestas Patronales de San José, Every March it's the La Herradura Feria and Fiestas de San José (Patron Saint) ! A few days of fun with activities, rides, events, food, drink & parties. Read more on Almunecarinfo.com

Official Feria tent location:  Plaza de la Independencia, La Herradura

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Day 1 of Las Fiestas Patronales de San José

10:30  Awards ceremony for the Children’s Literary Contest “Virana”. La Herradura Civic Center Auditorium.

13:30  Opening of the V Exhibition of photographs “Mi Tierra”. Mercado Municipal La Herradura.

16:00  Traditional Ribbon Run on Calle Real. Accompanied by the Charanga “Llena que nos voy” and the giants and big heads.

18:00  Floral Offering. Departing from the Civic Center. Organized by the S. XXI Women’s Association and the collaboration of the Andalusian Choir ” Cosas Nuestras” and the “La Salinera” Choir.  Everyone is invited to participate wearing their flamenco dresses.

21:30  Opening of the fairground and lighting of the feria lights. Children’s games, activities and balloons.

22:00  Fireworks at the Castle.

23:00  Entertainment by the group “Alalba” and the Orchestra “La Tentación”, at the official party tent. (Plaza de la Independencia, La Herradura.)

View Ayuntamiento .pdf file of the day’s agenda 2020 coming soon

Thursday, March 19, 2020 (Day of San José)

Day 2 of Las Fiestas Patronales de San José

(local public schools will be on holiday) This is also Father’s Day.

  9:00  Ringing of Bells from the Church of San José, on the day of our Patron, San José.

12:00  Holy Mass in Honor of our Patron San José.12:30 Concert in the Church of San José plaza. by the Almuñécar Municipal Music Band.

13:00  The fun begins with the Charanga “SIOKE”

13:30  Opening of the Feria de Dia.  Entertainment by DJ Spiry and DJ Javi. Ribbon cutting and venenciador. Eucalyptus Street.

20:00 Solemn Procession in Honor of Patron San José, (Patron Saint Joseph), accompanied by the Band of Our Drums and Bugles
Father Jesus of the Judgment of Almuñécar.
Procession route:
Departure from the Temple; along Calle Canalejas; then Calle Las Flores; next is Calle Real; Calle Acera del Pilar; Paseo
Andrés Segovia, Calle Eucalipto; Calle Alhambra; Calle Barranquillo; Enclosure in his Temple.

23:00  Live entertainment by the groups: ”Alalba” and the Orchestra “La Tentación”. Plaza de la Independencia, La Herradura.

View Ayuntamiento .pdf file of the day’s agenda  2020 coming soon

Friday, March 20, 2020

Day 3 of Las Fiestas Patronales de San José

12:00  Children’s running of the bulls! Come and enjoy the streets of the Old Town of La Herradura, the kids being chased by huge simulated bulls. Participants are recommended to wear a white T-shirt and a red scarf. Departure from the Plaza de la Independencia.

13:00 Feria de Dia – Day Fair, entertainment by DJ Spiry and DJ Javi. Eucalyptus Street.

17:00  Free Cinema. Civic Center Auditorium.

20:00  Performance of the “BAHÍA FLAMENCA” Group. Official Party tent, Plaza de la Independencia, La Herradura.

20:30  Exhibition of martial arts in the official tent. Organized by the Municipal School “Kosho Ryu Kempo”, founded in 1982 directed by the Master Manuel Maya, 9 times champion of Spain. Plaza de la Independencia, La Herradura.

23:00  Live entertainment by the groups: ”Alalba” and the Orchestra “La Tentación”. Plaza de la Independencia, La Herradura.

View Ayuntamiento .pdf file of the day’s agenda 2020 coming soon

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Day 4 of Las Fiestas Patronales de San José

11:00   THE COLOR RUN, (Race of colors). Inscriptions in the official party tent, Plaza de la Independencia.

11:30  Model air show. FunFly RC Costa Tropical. Organized by the Costa Tropical model airplane club. Playa del Carbón.

13:00 Feria de Dia – Day Fair, entertainment by DJ Spiry and DJ Javi. Eucalyptus Street.

17:00  Police Dogs Exhibition “K9”. Beach Sports Center.

18:00  Merienda with our elders, snacks in the Civic Center exhibition hall (Pepe Gámez).  Following there will be a performance by Salvador García “El Pitu” in the Civic Center auditorium.

19:30  Performance by Fausto Jiménez and Judith Urbano. Contestants “Yo soy del sur”. Civic Center Auditorium

23:00  Live entertainment by the groups: ”Alalba” and the Orchestra “La Tentación”. Plaza de la Independencia, La Herradura.

View Ayuntamiento .pdf file of the day’s agenda 2020 coming soon

Sunday, March 22, 2020 

Day 5 of Las Fiestas Patronales de San José (Dia del Nino)

12:00  Family bike parade, everyone in the family can participate.  Departing from the Plaza de la Independencia.

13:00  Feria de Dia – Day Fair, entertainment by DJ Spiry and DJ Javi. Eucalyptus Street.

13:15  Ribbon Run on Horseback. Playa La Herradura, next to the Castle entrance.

14:30  Popular paella. Official party tent, Plaza de la Independencia.

17:00  Children’s party popular games in the Plaza del Centro Cívico.

18:00  Final of the Table Tennis Tournament. Organized by “Antonio Valero” at the Club Las Palomas.

18:30  Final of the Tennis Tournament. Organized by “Antonio Valero” at Club Las Palomas

23:00  José Manuel Soto concert. Official party tent, Plaza de la Independencia. Free entrance.

00:00  Live entertainment by the groups: ”Alalba”. Plaza de la Independencia, La Herradura.h Verbena popular.

00:45  Closing ceremonies, The End of the feria!

View Ayuntamiento .pdf file of the day’s agenda 2020 coming soon

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Heidi is passionate about travel (50+ countries) and loves experiencing the world with hubby Alan and their 2 kids. In Aug 2012, they left the “perfect American life”, quit their jobs, sold their belongings and moved to Almuñécar. She likes to share all of her favorites things about the area, as well as practical information too. You may also view their family travel blog, Wagoners Abroad, at https://wagonersabroad.com

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