Fiestas de San José La Herradura Feria, March 18-19, 2021

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 Amended, due to coronavirus.

La Herradura will not celebrate its patron saint festivities again, for the second consecutive year. due to the pandemic caused by Covid-19.  However, “as a tribute” the Mayor’s Office of La Herradura has organized some activities.  There will not be a feria or group gatherings.

Photos are from years before covid.

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
Amended Schedule
March 18-19, 2021

The amended 2021 program will be a bit different in 2021, due to covid restrictions.

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

WITH ALL THE RELEVANT COVID-19 SANITARY MEASURES.

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Day 1 of Las Fiestas Patronales de San José

18:00  Floral Offering. Departing from the Civic Center. Organized by the Andalusian Choir ” Cosas Nuestras” and the “La Salinera”.

 

Friday, March 19, 2021 (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.

11: 00  Animation of the Charanga “Llena que nos Vamos” through the streets of La Herradura.

12:00  Holy Mass in Honor of our Patron San José.12:30 Concert in the Church of San José plaza.

13:00  Inauguration of the Interpretation Center “1562, La Furia del Mar”, in the Castle of La Herradura. Reservations required

14:00   Itinerant concert by the “Alalba” group along the promenade of La Herradura.

18: 00 Puppet company “Peneque and the heart that moves the opera.” Civic Center Square.

21: 15   Fireworks

 

March 20 to 28 (inclusive)

The opening of the Castillo de La Herradura Interpretation Center “1562 – La Furia del Mar”!
Special visitation days‼
To respect the COVID -19 measures, only small groups will be permitted with a limit to 45-minute visits.
***Advance registration required at the Tourist Information Offices of #Almuñécar and #LaHerradura.
More information:
Palacete La Najarra: 958 631 125
Tourism La Herradura: 958 618 636
➡ Book your visit, and live this incredible immersive experience

 

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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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