San Pedro de Alcantara Fair 2010

by Marbella Family
(Marbella)

San Pedro Feria 2010

San Pedro Feria 2010

The Feria de San Pedro de Alcantara or the San Pedro fair is held every year in October. This year the fair is from October 14 until October 19. This is a time when the city dresses itself up with lights, fireworks, song and dance to celebrate the Patron Saint of San Pedro.


If you haven´t visited a fair in Spain before, then this is a good chance to participate in the local culture. The fair is a time when people dress up in their finest. You will see women and children donning their flamenco style dresses with flowers in their hair of every color, shape and size. Locals dance to the tunes of flamenco music while sipping wine and enjoying tapas which are sold in stalls along the streets.

A parade will be held throughout the streets bringing the Patron Saint to the people. Activities and games will be held for the kids, exhibitions, senior activities, and fireworks also take place throughout the day. At night, the fairgrounds light up and the real excitement for the city youth starts. Attractions, fair games, and fair food entice everyone to come out of their homes and have a good time.

Here is the schedule put on by the Town Hall.

San Pedro de Alcantara Feria 2010 Schedule of Events

Thursday October 14

13:00 Fireworks display and bell ringing on Plaza de la Iglesia opening the San Pedro festivities.

13:00 - 19:00 Feria de Día (Day Fair) will be held on Plaza del Mercado and the square next to Calle Doctor Estebán San Mateo.

18:00 Carnival of Gigantes and Cabezudos. These are gigantic puppet like heads and figures that are paraded through the streets.

21:00 Raising of the flags and opening festival speeches at Plaza de la Iglesia.

Soon after - Coronation of ribbons to the 2010 Reinas y Damas (Queens and Ladies) of the San Pedro Fair.

Soon after - Illumination of the fairgrounds and fireworks display at fairground entrance

22:00 Dancing at the Caseta Municipal (Municipal Tent) with orchestra music by Velada

00:00 Concert at the Municipal Tent featuring Sandra Cabrera and Miguel Angel Palma from the television reality show Se Llama Copla. Free entrance.




Friday October 15

9:00 Exhibition of photos from the II Vega del Mar photo competition. Photos will be on display at the Centro Culutral at Plaza de la Libertad from October 15 - 19.

12:00 Fireworks display

13:00 Inauguration of the Day Fair at Plaza de la Iglesia.

Inauguration of "My Home" tent for senior citizens at Plaza Juan Macías.

13:00 - 20:00 Day Fair at Plaza de la Iglesia, Plaza del Mercado and the square next to calle Dr. Esteban San Mateo

13:00 - 23:00 "My Home" tent open

17:00 Grand Parade




Saturday October 16

9:00 Exhibition "Memories of the San Pedro Feria" at the Centro Cultural until October 19 from 9:00 - 14:30

11:30 Prize giving for the Vega del Mar photo competition

12:00 Fireworks display

12:00 Competitions and games for kids at Plaza de la Iglesia : apple game, sac race, bicycle tape race, merengue race)

13:00 - 20:00 Day Fair at Plaza de la Iglesia, Plaza del Mercado and the square next to calle Dr. Esteban San Mateo

13:00 - 23:00 "My Home" tent open

22:00 Party at the Municipal Tent with music from the Velada orchestra

00:00 Music concert with Andy and Lucas at the Municipal Tent. Free entrance. Dancing to follow.




Sunday October 17

12:00 Fireworks display

13:00 - 20:00 Day Fair at Plaza de la Iglesia, Plaza del Mercado and the square next to calle Dr. Esteban San Mateo

13:00 - 23:00 "My Home" tent open

17:00 Kids Party at the Municipal Tent. Free entrance. Bouncy castle, mechanical bull, rock climbing, face painting, animal balloons, a special show with Phineas and Ferb, and many more surprises!

18:00 - 00:00 Dia del Niño (Kids Day). Get 50% off on all kids rides and attractions

22:00 Party at the Municipal Tent with the Velada orchestra.

00:00 Concert by Las Problemas. Free entrance and dancing to follow.




Monday October 18

9:00 Exhibition "San Pedro and its documents. A century in history 1860 - 1960" open until October 30. Monday - Friday 9:00 - 14:30.

12:00 Fireworks display

13:00 - 20:00 Day Fair at Plaza de la Iglesia, Plaza del Mercado and the square next to calle Dr. Esteban San Mateo

13:00 - 23:00 "My Home" tent open

22:00 Party at the Municipal Tent with the Velada orchestra.

00:00 Concert by Triboo Pop. Free entrance and dancing to follow.




Tuesday October 19

9:00 Eucharist at the San Pedro parish church

11:00 Mass at San Pedro church in honor of San Pedro patron saint.

12:30 Procession of the patron saint

13:00 - 20:00 Day Fair at Plaza de la Iglesia, Plaza del Mercado and the square next to calle Dr. Esteban San Mateo

13:00 - 23:00 "My Home" tent open

20:00 Dance show by local dance schools at the Municipal Tent

22:00 Party at the Municipal Tent with the Velada orchestra.




More information on the San Pedro Fair




Special fair bus services between Marbella and San Pedro


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