Estepona celebrates the town centre’s recent refurbishment with a weekend of activities under the title “Vive sus Calles.
These activities include concerts, children’s activities, sports, street chess, and much more.
Here is the programme for the event which runs from Friday 15 to Sunday 17 March:
Friday, March 15
At 8 pm local poet Alejandro Simón Partal will inaugurate the weekend’s events with a recital in Plaza Blas Infante, in front of the old Town Hall
Saturday, March 16
Tapas Route – During Saturday and Sunday participating bars and restaurants will be offering a free tapa with every drink. These bars will have a poster in the window and include: Cafetería Real, La Cortesana, Bar Aguilar, Madubar, La Bodeguita del Chato, Entre-Tapas, Taberna Miguel, La Galería, La Gitanilla, Los Pícaros, La Lonja, Bar Vitín, La Sureña, Bar El Cordobés, Bar La Palma, Lola´s, La Casa del Rey, El Festival, Freiduría Casa La Clavija, Bar Mesón El Capote, Mesón El Tajo, Mesón Orta, Bar Imperial, El Tapeo, La Fragua, Bodeguita Jamón-Jamón, Mencey, Cooperativa Agrícola, Arenal, Casa Garijo, Típico Andaluz, Sabor Andaluz.
80 pupils from the Estepona School of Chess will take part in a street chess tournament in Calle Antero from 11.30 am to 2.30 pm.
From 12 noon some of Spain’s top ham cutters will compete in the III National Ham Cutting Contest in Calle Villa next to the indoor market. Spectators will have the opportunity to sample some of the best jamon in Spain for a small price.
Popular Spanish pop group ‘Danza Invisible’ will give a free concert at the Castle San Luis near the old Town Hall from 10 pm. Free entry.
Sunday, March 17
At 11 am Estepona’s new Museum of Archaeology, situated in the old Town Hall, will be opened to the public for the first time.
Later at 1 pm in the Plazoleta Ortiz sculptor Santiago de Santiago will give a talk on artistic techniques.
At 2 pm in the Plaza Antonia Guerrero prizes will be awarded for the photography competition. Prizes will also be awarded for the Balcony Decoration competition.