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San Javier Fiesta San Francisco

San Javier will be celebrating its patron saints fiesta in honour of San Francisco from the 24th November to the 9th December 2018. There are many events planned such as the coronation of the fiesta queens, concerts, processions, fancy dress parade and fireworks. The major events are:
 
Friday 23rd November
22:30 Opening speech for the fiesta in the Plaza de Espana.
 
Saturday 24th November
22:30 Election of the Teenage Fiesta Queens at the Carpa Municipal Recinto de Penas.
 
Sunday 25th November
18:00 Election of the Children Fiesta Queens at the Carpa Muicipal Recinto de Penas.
 
Friday 30th November
22:00 Proclamation of the Campesino, Marinero and Pirata Captains, followed by the inauguration of the Barracas (fiesta tents) at the Carpa Muicipal Recinto de Penas.
 
Sunday 2nd December
13:00 7th Day of the Bands of the Region of Murcia in the Plaza de Espana
 
Monday 3rd December
08:00 Parades through the streets of San Javier
11:30 Mass in honour of San Francisco
13:00 Concert by the Academia General de Aire and the Stella Maris Bjork Choir in the Parque Almansa Auditorium
19:00 Procession in honour of San Francisco, followed by a firework display in the Plaza de Espana.
 
Sunday 8th December
11:00 Free tasting of the traditional Pastel de Cierza in the Plaza de Espana.
16:00 Carnival and Fancy Dress Parade from Plaza Espana along Avda. Aviación Espanola
00:00 Traca (large rocket) to mark the end of the fiesta in the Parque Almansa