Fiestas de San José La Herradura Feria


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.

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).

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 final day of the feria week, so big celebrations are to be expected!

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La Herradura Feria – Fiestas de San José Schedule
March 15-19, 2019

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

View Ayuntamiento .pdf file of full agenda

Friday, March 15, 2019

Day 1 of Las Fiestas Patronales de San José

10:30 – Promotion Festivities from Chiringuito Bueno.
13:30 – Inauguration of the IV Exhibition of photographs “Mi Tierra” at La Herradura Municipal Market.
17:00 – Children’s Party Games in the Civic Center Plaza.
21:15 – Collection of “lucky lamps” to light and drift into the sky. At the entrance to the fair.
21:30 – Inauguration of the feria and lights
23:00 – “Archangel” in concert, free admission, in the feria tent. (Plaza de la Independencia, La Herradura.)
00:30 – Lively entertainment by the group “Alalba” and the Orchestra “The Temptation”, in the feria tent. (Plaza de la Independencia, La Herradura.)

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

View Ayuntamiento .pdf file of the day’s agenda

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Day 2 of Las Fiestas Patronales de San José

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11:00 – Wake up with Charanga “Llena que nos vamos”
11:00 – 13:00 – Freestyle Show La Herradura at La Herradura Castle.
13:00 – Opening of the Feria de Dia.  Entertainment by DJ Spiry and DJ Javi. Ribbon cutting and Venenciador,  Calle Eucalipto.
17:30 – Puppetry. The Stories of “Peneque el Valiente”.  Free entrance at Civic Center.
17:30 – Running of Ribbons on Horseback on Playa La Herradura near castle.
18:00 – Ping pong tournament in Club La Palomas.
18:30 – Tennis Tournament organized in Club La Palomas.
20:00 – Performance of the School of Dance “Sonlange Janssens”, in the feria tent. (Plaza de la Independencia, La Herradura.)
20:30 – Performance of the Flamenco Group “Sabor Andaluz”, in the feria tent. (Plaza de la Independencia, La Herradura.)
21:15 – Show Rhythmic Gymnastics La Herradura, in the feria tent. (Plaza de la Independencia, La Herradura.)
23:00 – Lively entertainment by the group “Alalba” and the Orchestra “The Temptation”, in the feria tent. (Plaza de la Independencia, La Herradura.)

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

View Ayuntamiento .pdf file of the day’s agenda

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Day 3 of Las Fiestas Patronales de San José

11:00 – Wake up with Charanga “Llena que nos vamos”
11:00 – 13:00 – Freestyle Show La Herradura at La Herradura Castle.
11:30 – Model airplane exhibition. Playa La Herradura.
12:00 – Tournament “San José businesses 2019 “. Campo de Fútbol Las Tejas.
12:00 – Paddle Tournament “Las Palomas”, located in Las Palomas.
12:30 – Family parade on bikes.  The entire family will be able to participate. Departure from the Plaza de la Independencia.
13:00 – Opening of the Feria de Dia.  Entertainment by DJ Spiry and DJ Javi. Ribbon cutting and Venenciador, Calle Eucalipto.
13:30 – Plaque in recognition of “Meni Torres “, for his dedication to Semana Santa of La Herradura on Calle España.
13:45 – Performance of the Andalusian Choir “Cosas Nuestras” in the feria de dia, Calle Eucalipto
17:30 – Local Police Dog Show from Almuñécar, Granada and Other Security Forces. Demonstrating the skills of detecting drugs, rescue and intervention.  Sports center on the Beach.
18:00 – Merienda with our elders, snacks in the Civic Center exhibition rooms (for retirees).  Following there will be a performance by Salvador García “El Pitu” in the Civic Center auditorium.
23:00 – Lively entertainment by the group “Alalba” and the Orchestra “The Temptation”, in the feria tent. (Plaza de la Independencia, La Herradura.)

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

View Ayuntamiento .pdf file of the day’s agenda

Monday, March 18, 2019

Day 4 of Las Fiestas Patronales de San José
(local public schools will be on holiday)

13:00 – Opening of the Feria de Dia.  Entertainment by DJ Spiry and DJ Javi. Ribbon cutting and Venenciador, Calle Eucalipto.
13:30 – Choir performance by “La Salinera ” at the Feria de Dia, Calle Eucalipto.
14:00 – Activities for the kids “Llena que nos Vamos”, at the Feria de Dia, Calle Eucalipto.
15:45 – Parade of the giants and big heads, departing from the Civic Center.
16:00 – Traditional Corrida de Ribbons on the Calle Real. Accompanied by the Charanga “Llena que nos Vamos”, the giants and big heads.
18:00 – Offering of flowers leaving from the Civic Center.  Everyone is invited to participate wearing your Flamenco outfits.
19.30 – Children’s movie, free entrance at Civic Center Auditorium
20:30 – Exhibition of martial arts, in the feria tent. (Plaza de la Independencia, La Herradura.)
22:00 – Fireworks Castle by Pirotecnia Martín. The big show Piro-Musical. “A fusion of light and sound, where the fire dances to rhythm of the music, under the stage of the sky “.
23:00 – Lively entertainment by the group “Alalba” and the Orchestra “The Temptation”, in the feria tent. (Plaza de la Independencia, La Herradura.)

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

Las Fiestas Patronales de San José

View Ayuntamiento .pdf file of the day’s agenda

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 (Day of San José)

Day 5 of Las Fiestas Patronales de San José (Dia del Nino)
(local public schools will be on holiday)

09:00 – Ringing of Bells from the Church of San José, to honor our patron saint’s day.
12:00 – Holy Mass in Honor of our Patron San José.
12:30 – Concert in the Church of San José plaza.
13:00 – Opening of the Feria de Dia.  Entertainment by DJ Spiry and DJ Javi. Ribbon cutting and Venenciador, Calle Eucalipto.
14:30 – Popular Paella, in the feria tent. (Plaza de la Independencia, La Herradura.)
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 pm Andy & Lucas Concert.  To be performed at the stage in Plaza de la Independencia, La Herradura.
00:30 – Lively entertainment by the group “Alalba”, in the feria tent. (Plaza de la Independencia, La Herradura.)
01:00 – The End of the feria

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

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

View Ayuntamiento .pdf file of the day’s agenda

Fiestas La Herradura Feria del dia Fiestas San Jose


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