By Dilip Kuner • 15 July 2019 • 13:30
The statue of the Virgen del Carmen was inaugurated in 2017. Credit: Ayuntamiento de Fuengirola/Twitter
THERE is still time to enjoy the feria of Los Boliches (Fuengirola, Malaga).
It is held in honour of Virgen del Carmen, the Patron Saint of fishermen and sailors. There are plenty of events at the fair ground including dance and music performances.
Today (Monday, July 15) is children’s day with all rides at the fairground half price.
The fair ends tomorrow with a procession where a throne with the statue of the Virgin is carried by sailors through Los Boliches and then into the sea. There will be a fireworks display at the beach.
Tomorrow is a local holiday, so many shops and banks may be closed (or close early) in the town, although it will be business as usual in neighbouring municipalities.
Monday, July 15, 2019
Children’s Day”. 50 per cent discount on all rides at the fair ground.
8pm: Great Children’s Party.
9pm: Act of Recognition Carmen Fair (Plaza del Carmen de los Boliches).
10pm: Performance by the quartet “Yellow Brigade” Agüita
11pm: Performance by the Comparsa “Los Carnívales”.
Midnight: Performance by the Chirigota “The curse of the black macaw”.
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Noon: Solemn Mass in Honour of Our Lady the Virgin of Carmen in the Church of Our Lady of Carmen and Santa Fe de Los Boliches.
With the performance of the parish choir Virgen del Carmen and Santa Fe de Los Boliches.
At the end of the Eucharist, the crown of flowers will be blessed for the tribute to the sailors who disappeared at sea.Place: Port of Fuengirola and Varadero de Los Náufragos.
8.45pm: Procession of Our Lady the Virgin of Carmen, Patroness of Los Boliches.
Itinerary: Plaza del Carmen, Avenida Los Boliches , Plaza San Rafael, Paseo Maritimo Rey de Espana, Monument of the Virgen del Carmen, entrance to the sea on the Los Boliches beach.
Fireworks while the Virgen del Carmen is carried by sailors in the sea. Then the processional procession will cross the streets of Lope de Vega, Maestra Concepción Guidet.
10pm: Musical performance by Carlos Bravo.
11.15pm: Juan Peña’s musical performance.
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