Fiestas de San José La Herradura Feria, March 17-20, 2022

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.

Photos are from years before covid.

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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, but in 2022 the day fair will be alongside the La Herradura Castle.  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).

Fiestas La Herradura Feria del dia Fiestas San Jose

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!

Fiestas La Herradura Feria del dia Fiestas San Jose


La Herradura Feria – Fiestas de San José
March 17-20, 2022

The La Herradura Feria – Fiestas de San José returns!  This year the day fair will be held in the tent beside the La Herradura castle.

 

Thursday, March 17

Day 1 of Las Fiestas Patronales de San José

  • 10:00 Tennis tournament organized by “Antonio Valero” at the Las Palomas club.
  • 10:00 Padel Tournament, organized by “Pablo Diap”. Inscriptions in the pavilion of La Herradura.
  • 11:00  Facial X-ray, beauty routine, makeup workshop; all in charge of “Clínica Barbero. Choir room in the Civic Center of La Herradura.
  • 13:00 Inauguration of the Painting Exhibition “Paula Martín Aneas” exhibition hall, civic center of La Herradura.
  • 13:00 The fun begins with the Charanga “Fill up we’re leaving.” March around town with them!
  • 13:15  Inauguration of the Day Fair enlivened by DJ Javi.  On the Castle grounds of La Herradura. A bus service will be set up and will leave every 15 minutes from the stop (in front of the roundabout of the Beach) and will be available from 13:00  to 17:00
  • 17:00 Children’s circus show and workshop by “Camarote” circus and theater. Plaza San José, La Herradura.
  • 17:30 Table Tennis Tournament (Ping Pong) organized by “Antonio Valero” at Club Las Palomas.
  • 18:00  Tennis tournament organized by “Antonio Valero” at Club Las Palomas.
  • 18:00  Together with the elderly. Snack in the exhibition hall (Pepe Gámez) for Pensioners. Later, Copla Concert by Marisol Bizcocho in the “Diego Martínez” Civic Center auditorium. Collect invitations in the La Herradura Mayor’s Office.
  • 20:00  Exhibition of martial arts in the Official party tent. Organized by the Municipal School “Kosho Ryu Kempo”. Founded in 1982 and directed by Master Manuel Maya, 9 times champion of Spain.
  • 21:30 Inauguration of the lighting of the festivities and fairgrounds, next to the entrance gate of the fair. Distribution of lucky lanterns. Children’s parade with animation, by “Pura Danza”. Distribution of balloons to the little ones.
  • 23:00  Entertainment at the Official party tent! Enlivened by the group “Alalba” and Orchestra “La Tentación”.

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Friday, March 18

Day 2 of Las Fiestas Patronales de San José  (local public schools will be on holiday) 

  • 11:00 Facial X-ray, beauty routine, makeup workshop; all in charge of “Clínica Barbero”. Choir room in the La Herradura Civic Center.
  • 11:00 THE COLOR RUN, (Carrera de Colores). Registration at the Official party tent, with a 10:00 departure from the Plaza de La Independencia.
  • 13:00 The fun begins with the Charanga “Llena que nos Vamos” going through the streets of La Herradura. Come join in!
  • 13:00  Day Fair with entertainment by DJ Javi. In the grounds of La Herradura Castle. A bus service will be enabled that will depart every 15 minutes from the stop (in front of the entrance roundabout) and will be available from 13:00 to 17:00
  • 16:00 Traditional bullfight of ribbons in Calle Real. Accompanied by the Charanga “Llena que nos Vamos” including the giants and big heads.
    Modalities: cadet and adults, 1st prize: 1 Serrano Ham, donated by the Association of Friends of La Herradura.
  • 18:00 Floral Offering, departure from the Civic Center. Organized by the Women’s Association S. XXI and the collaboration of the Andalusian Choir “Things Ours”. All attendees are invited to participate wearing their flamenco attire.
  • 20:00 Performance by “Bahía Flamenca”, dance director “Geno Rodríguez”. Official party tent.
  • 22:00 A Spectacular Fireworks Display. Martin Pyrotechnics.  Great pyro-musical show, a fusion of light and sound, where the fire
    Dance to the rhythm of music under the sky stage.
  • 23:00  Entertainment at the Official party tent. Performed by the group “Alalba” and the Orchestra “La Tentación”.

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Saturday, March 19

Day 3 of Las Fiestas Patronales de San José  This is also Father’s Day.

  • 09:00 Ringing of Bells from the Church of San José,  on the day of our Patron Saint.
  • 10:00 Family bike ride, starting from the Plaza de La Independencia. Collection of t-shirts of the La Herradura Mayor’s office. Organized by the AC La Herradura Cycling Club.
  • 12:00 Holy Mass in Honor of Our Patron Saint Joseph. Musical accompaniment by the “Bahía de La Herradura” Choir, directed by Eusebio Pina.
  • 12:30 Concert by the Municipal Music Band of Almuñécar, in the Plaza de la Iglesia de San José.
  • 13:45 Official launching of the Jábega “Consuelo”. Accompanied by the crew organized by the Club Jábega Remo, through its promoter Ángel Galdo. Next to the Dani`s public pier, accompanied by the Municipal Music Band of Almuñécar.
  • 13:30 Day Fair with entertainment by DJ Javi. In the grounds of La Herradura Castle. A bus service will be enabled that will depart every 15 minutes from the stop (in front of the entrance roundabout) and will be available from 13:00 to 17:00
  • 16:00 Horse Ribbon Race, organized by the Peña Ecuestre La Herradura. La Herradura Beach (El Carbon Area).
  • 20:00 Solemn Procession in Honor of our Patron Saint Joseph, accompanied by the Band of Drums and Bugles of Our Father Jesus of La Sentencia de Almuñécar.
    Roiute: Exit of the Temple; Calle Canalejas; Calle Las Flores; Calle Real; Calle Acera del Pilar; Paseo Andrés Segovia, Calle Eucalipto; Calle Alhambra; Calle Barranquillo, y de nuevo a su Templo.
  • 23:00  Entertainment at the Official party tent. Performed by the group “Alalba” and the Orchestra “La Tentación”.

Sunday March 20

Day 4 of Las Fiestas Patronales de San José

  • 08:00 Fishing Contest, entries in “Pesca Tropical” C/ Torres Quevedo, 5 Bajo J. (Almuñécar). Prizes for the winners and bigger catch. At the end there will be a paella tasting at the “PuraVida” restaurant.
  • 10:00  Fútbol tournament 7 Bahía de La Herradura. Pre-Benjamin category. The teams participate: Granada CF, Granada Atlético, Sevilla, Málaga and Motril.
  • 10:00 1st annual WALK AGAINST CANCER, registration in the Plaza del Mercado.
    Route: departure from the Plaza del Mercado to Peña Parda, La Caleta and return to the Municipal Market. Registration €5 in favor of the AECC All participants will receive a gift bag. At the end, a Zumba class will be held by Evi Martín, at the La Herradura sports center.
  • 11:30 Model aircraft exhibition. FunFly RC Costa Tropical. Organized by Costa Tropical Aeromodelling Club. La Herradura Beach (El Carbon area).
  • 12:00 Children lockdowns! Come and enjoy the streets of the Old Town of La Herradura being chased by huge simulated inflatable bulls. Departure from the Plaza de la Independencia.
  • 13:00 Day Fair with entertainment by DJ Javi. In the grounds of La Herradura Castle. A bus service will be enabled that will depart every 15 minutes from the stop (in front of the entrance roundabout) and will be available from 13:00 to 17:00
  • 13:30 p.m. Performance of the choir “Cosas Nuestras” at the Day Fair.
  • 14:00 Great Popular Paella in the Official party tent.
  • 17:00 Traditional Children’s Party Games and Cucañas, in the Plaza del Centro Cívico.
  • 22:00 Chema Rivas concert. Official party tent with free entry.
  • 23:00 Dj Charlie Ro. Official party tent.
  • 00:30 Entertainment Official party tent. Enlivened by the “Alalba” Group.

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Heidi is passionate about travel (50+ countries) and loves experiencing the world with husband and their 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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