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Let sleeplessness begin, for next 24hours the party will be in full swing.  The fair is up and running, so if you are anywhere on the south side of the old town you can kiss a good nights  sleep goodbye. Last night the “Do you want to go faster” announcements went on until 02:30am accompanied by all the usual carnival hoopla.   The disco pumped it up until the wee hours as well, I know because I heard everyone going home…I finally just got up and decided to compose this last reminder of tonight’s activities, it’s 5:30 in the morning.

There is a lot going on this weekend.  Tonight is the big gathering on the beach for the giant bonfire, with live music and fireworks.   The band is an American jazz band by the name of  Rio Americano so make sure you are down there no later than about 9pm.   Fireworks go off at Midnight, and then it’s party on until dawn.  The bonfire and the band are both located in front of  Urbanization Salobreña Beach II.

Be sure to make a day of it, there will be tons of activities going on all day.  At 12pm at the beach by the Peñon, there will be a beach party with lots of activities for the whole family.  They are going to have one of those giant foam producing machines for the kids as well as lots of water activities.  Small wading pools will also be erected for the wee ones.

Tomorrow the 24th  is the 13th annual Tapas Festival which is being held in the Paseo de Flores starting at 12pm. Make sure you stop by to sample some of the delicious tapas on offer with the purchase of a cold drink.

There is tons more going on, so for a complete list of activities  please see this pdf file  sanjuan .  It is in Spanish, but very easy to get the gist of even  if you are not completely fluent.  This document was prepared by the wonderful people at the Tourist Office here in town.


Enjoy the weekend everyone!





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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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