Carnival SAn Pedro de Alcantara

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The Carnival San Pedro de Alcantara is one of my favorites. You get all of the fun and none of the hassle. If you have small kids or don't like huge crowds, then this is the carnival for you. The so-called "Carnaval de Marbella" includes fun and entertainment in four different areas of the city:  Marbella center, San Pedro de Alcantara, Nueva Andalucia and Las Chapas. The "Carnaval de Marbella" is celebrated every year and is a festive occasion for the entire family.  

This is a time where everyone dresses up in costume and participates in a number of activities offered by the city. You may notice around this time of year costumes being sold in all the major supermarkets and smaller costume shops or flamenco stores.

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THE CARNIVAL San Pedro de Alcantara PROGRAMME 

Carnaval Season is here in Spain so it is a time for each city to celebrate. Below is the official schedule for this year's festivities in the town of San Pedro de Alcantara. 

SUNDAY, JANUARY 28

12.00 H - Carnival San Pedro de Alcantara Paella in the Plaza de la Iglesia, with the following activities:

- Performance of the Local Carnival Groups. 
- Paella tasting for all attendees. 
- Inflatable castles, workshops and many surprises.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2

4.30pm - Carnival Mask Workshop for Kids

The Carnival Casitas will be located:

  • Children's Park in C / Potera.
  • Juan Macías Square
  • Boulevard Fuente Nueva
  • Pablo Picasso (Caixa)

This little house is a stand where the little ones can make, together with specialized monitors, costumes with various stationery elements, as well as paper and rubber eva masks to fully enjoy all the events of our carnival.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3

12.00 H - Carnival Mask Workshop for Kids

Las Casitas de Carnaval will be located at:

  • Marketplace
  • Freedom Square
  • Plaza Pueblo Istán
  • C / Marqués del Duero (Las Palmeras area)

This little house is a stand where the little ones can make, together with specialized monitors, costumes with various stationery elements, as well as paper and rubber eva masks to fully enjoy all the events of our carnival.

WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 7

11.00 am - Children's Contest of Chirigotas in the Municipal Tent (former Fairground). Kids Party goes to the winning school.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9

11.00 am - Carnival San Pedro de Alcantara Children's Parade of Humor

Itinerary.- Departures from: Plaza de la Iglesia and Plaza del Mercado and will go through the following itinerary: C / Guadalajara, C / San Miguel, Avda. Constitución, C / Jerez, C / Marqués del Duero, C / Hernán Cortés, C / October 19 and return to their schools.

5.00 pm - Children's Carnival San Pedro de Alcantara Party in the Plaza de la Iglesia, with the following activities:

  • Group of Children's Animation 
  • Inflatable Castles, pintacaras and many surprises.
  • Children's Costumes Contest

The inscriptions will be made one hour before the start of the Fiesta in the Plaza de la Iglesia. 

CHILDREN"S COSTUME CONTEST AWARDS:

Individual
- First Prize 200 euros 
- Second Prize 150 euros 
- Third Prize 100 euros

Couples
- First Prize 250 euros 
- Second Prize 150 euros 
- Third Prize 100 euros

Groups

- First Prize 350 euros 
- Second Prize 250 euros 
- Third Prize 150 euros

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10

5:30 pm.- Carnival San Pedro Alcántara Parade , with the following itinerary:

Departure.- C / Vega del Mar, C / Marques del Estella, Avda. Constitución, C / Andalucía, C / Linda Vista, C / Noberto Guizueta, C / Luis Braile, C / Pepe Osorio, Avda. Oriental and Plaza de la Church.

During the tour the jury will choose the best float and best costumes in individual category, couples and adult category groups.

  • Best Float Award:  500 euros
  • Adult Category Costumes Contest Awards:

Individual
- First Prize 200 euros 
- Second Prize 150 euros 
- Third Prize 100 euros

Couples
- First Prize 250 euros 
- Second Prize 150 euros 
- Third Prize 100 euros

Groups
- First Prize 350 euros 
- Second Prize 250 euros 
- Third Prize 150 euros

The entries to the Adult Costumes Contest will be made one hour before the start of the Parade in C / Vega del Mar. Ages from 14 years.

To participate in the Carriage Contest, you must register, previously, through the Entry Registry.

Award ceremony in the Plaza de la Iglesia once the Parade is finished.

Then, awards ceremony in the Plaza de la Iglesia.

21.30 h. Show "El Ultimo Duelo" by El Comandante Lara and Toni Rodríguez, in the Plaza de la Iglesia.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 11

4.30 pm - Carnival San Pedro Alcántara Street Coplas Competition in the following squares and streets: Los Pajaritos Square, Robledano Passage, Marqués del Duero Street (Palmeras and Caixa)

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23

9.00 pm - Carnival San Pedro de Alcantara in the Plaza de la Istán, with the performance of the following groups:

- La Chirigota del Selu "Grupo de Guasa" 
- Tino Tovar's Comparsa "Tic-Tac, Tic Tac" 
- El Cuartero del Morera "The tiny" A "team (Comandante Caleti)

And the Local Carnival Groups

Free entrance.

The Carnival San Pedro de Alcantara programme above is provided by the Ayuntamiento de Marbella. For more information please visit www.marbella.es

The Tenure of Mayor of San Pedro Alcántara and the Municipal Delegation of Parties, reserves the right to suppress, modify or extend any of the events scheduled when the circumstances so require.

In the same way they are informed that, if for reasons or inclemencies meteorological, the accomplishment of the Carnival acts programmed in streets, squares, avenues or any other location in the open air in San Pedro Alcántara, they will be transferred by defect to the municipal tent installed in the old Fairground.

Related articles:  

Marbella Carnival Programme

Nueva Andalucia Carnival

Entierro del Boquerón

You may have also heard "El Entierro de la Sardina", in English the burial of the sardine. This tradition finds its origin in the symbolism of the beginning of lent, when you are supposed to leave behind (bury) all the excesses and sins of the Carnival period.

Fancy Dress and Costume Shopping

The big Shopping Malls always have costumes available. La cañada also has a costume shop on the top floor.Another option for costume hunting is the great Chinese Bazaar stores we have scattered throughout the Costa del Sol.

Malaga Carnival

Malaga also have a great celebration around the same time as the Marbella Carnivals, these include magnificent parades, performances, competitions, drag queen shows and more.

Marbella Carnival Highlights

The kids parade, which has a jury to choose the winners in the categories of costumes individual, family and groups. Leave the Santo Cristo Square and end with a children's party at the Paseo de la Alameda. 

Marbella Town Theatre hosts semifinal of the musical contest groups and then the final. The kids comedy contest will also be held at the theater and will be awarded a with a children's party for the winning school.

The program also includes Humor Parade and Carnival Parade and at the Palacio de Congresos and a show with the participation of comedian "El Cherif" and Antonio Martin, two of the most famous from the Carnival of Cadiz. The entrance is €5 that will be donated to the association "Drawing Smiles".

Five major groupings of Carnival of Cádiz" as "El Cherif" Tino Martin and Antonio Tovar, the Carapapa known Brothers and add Antonio Martinez Ares, who returns after twelve years.

Also the Carnavalesca Cultural Association elects the Momo God, which will be selected by Francisco Blanco Suárez "Butane" one of the best known figures of the Carnival of Marbella.

Last but not least a very well done to the winner of the Carnaval Poster.

SOURCE: Marbella Ayuntiamento

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