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First up, the festival of San Antonio.  This takes place on the weekend of  the 13th of June in Lobres, which is just minutes away from Salobreña.   There will be a concert and religious procession on the Saturday, and recreational activities on the Sunday.  People of all ages are welcome to attend and participate.

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My favourite fiesta of them all.  Celebrating John the Baptist, this party takes place in Salobrena on the beach with a huge bonfire, and the public is welcome to have a  fire of their own as well.  This is also the only night of the year that you are allowed to have a fire on the beach so make the most of it!  Sleeping  on the beach is also permitted but as with the bonfires,  only on this night.  At about 10pm a fire lighting procession starts off in town, and makes its way to the beach to light the fire,  the fire is then lit at about 11pm.  At midnight, there is a spectacular fireworks display out on the water, and then live music and dancing until dawn.  All of the bars and restaurants will be open to the wee hours as well.   There will be street vendors selling everything from Gucci knocks offs to cotton candy.

Don’t miss this party, it really is fantastic night.  I have included a couple of photos from previous years fire to whet your appetite.  The fair grounds will also be set up with rides and games for the kiddies, throw a dart, win a Jamón! Don’t forget to get both feet and your face wet in the sea water at midnight, it’s guaranteed to ward off any evil spirits.  Guarenteed S*

Look how small dem peoples is!

On the 24th, there will be a religious procession, as well as the annual Tapa festival up in the old town on the Paseo de Flores.  Get there early!

Now for the more health conscious of you out there.

The new paddle tennis courts located next to the new football pitch are now and available for use.  Court rentals are 10 euros per hour, with artificial lighting available for night play.

For more information call  958 127 448- mornings only or in the afternoon call  958 612 618

or email:  ebonesalobrena@ebone.es

Starting in June, there will be a secondary Tourist Office Kiosk set up on the beach to assist tourist and merry makers alike.

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