Manilva Summer Fair 2016

Manilva Summer Fair 2016

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Manilva FeriaAs in every city, town and village in Spain, Manilva celebrates its annual summer fair. The Manilva Feria is held in the second week of August, Wednesday 10 to Sunday 14 August to be precise, at the Fairground on the Rio Manilva Road (past Lidls).

Enjoy the funfair, or party in the ‘Casetas’, or just take in the entertainment in the main pavilion or in the Youth Zone.

During Feria Week many of the local shops and offices are closed or on reduced hours, this includes local bank branches so don’t get caught out.

There will also be no Sunday Market on Sundays 7 and 14, and Monday 15 is Dia de la Asuncion which is a National Holiday.

Wednesday 10 August

Eve of the Feria. Children’s Day with all fairground rides just 1 euro from 9 pm.

Thursday 11 August

11 pm – Official switch on of the fairground illuminations by the Feria Queens and Misters along with members of the local town council.

11.30 pm – Opening address delivered by three well known actresses Noemí Ruíz, Virginia Muñoz and Carmen Vaquero.

11.45 pm – Coronation of the Feria Queens and Misters in the main pavilion.

Midnight – Music and dancing into the early hours with the band “Selenium”.

Friday 12 August

10 pm – Performance by the Municipal Dance School directed by Ana Guerrero in the main pavilion.

10.45 pm – Performance by the Cristina Seguin and Eva Cabrera Dance Schools.

12.30 am – Music and dancing into the early hours with the band “Selenium”.

Saturday 13 August

Grand Feria Cavalcade through the streets of Castillo, Sabinillas and Manilva. Various decorated floats including those carrying the Feria Queens parade through the streets accompanied by musicians and entertainers.

The procession begins in Castillo by the Castle at 6 pm before moving to Sabinillas where it starts at the La Noria end of the village at 7 pm. Finally wending its way up to Manilva where it leaves from the medical centre at 8.30 pm.

10.30 pm – Music and dancing into the early hours with the band “Selenium”.

Sunday 14 August

22.30 pm – Performance of “Se llama Copla”. Some of the best of this traditional Spanish music from the popular TV talent show.

Midnight – Music and dancing into the early hours with the band “Selenium”.

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