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Alhama de Murcia Feria and Fiesta

The town of Alhama de Murcia will be celebrating their Feria from the 5th to the 14th October 2018. The fiesta is held annually in honour of the patron saint of Alhama de Murcia, the Virgen del Rosario. The programme includes a varied mixture of events such as concerts, exhibitions, a fair ground, classic vehicles exhibition, greasy pole competition, a national folk dance festival, flower offering, music band contest and of course fireworks! The main events are listed in English below or you can view the complete programme in Spanish by clicking on the brochure at the bottom and going to page 19.
 
Saturday 29th September
19:45 34th Band Festival, meeting in the Plaza de la Constitucion, parade to the Recinto Ferial
20:30 Band Concert in the Teatro Cine Velasco
 
Friday 5th October
13:00 Opening of the Day Time Fair in the Plaza de la Constitucion
17:00 Opening of the Evening Time Fair along Calle Paraguay
21:00 Turning on of the Fiesta Lights and Opening Speeches in the Plaza de la Constitucion

Saturday 6th October
21:30 39th National Folk Dance Festival in the Auditorio Municipal
 
Sunday 7th October
09:30 Zoco Alhama, open air artisan market in the Parque Municipal la Cubana
10:30 Diana Parade with the Giants and Big Heads
11:30 Flower Offering to the Virgen del Rosario in the Iglesia de San Lázaro, followed by Mass
13:30 Traditional Cucana when contestants climb a greasy pole to reach the prize at the top of the pole
19:30 Solemn Procession with the image of the Vigen del Rosario from the Iglesia de San Lázaro, through the streets of the town
23:30 Grand Firework Display from the Urbanización Nueva Espuna

Thursday 11th October
19:30 Migas Competition in the Urbanizacion Nueva Espana
 
Saturday 13th October
16:30 Carrozas Parade (carnival, fancy dress) leaving from Rambla D. Diego along Avda. Sierra Espuña, Isaac Albéniz, Molino, Rambla, Corredera and La Feria
 
Sunday 21st October
09:00 9th Meeting of Classic Vehicles at the Recinto Ferial