As property for sale in Marbella continues its upward climb, daily life in Spain goes on. The summer season officially starts in just a few short weeks; however, the heat is already one. Spanish culture is one of Spain's biggest selling points when it comes to property for sale on the Costa del Sol. Many ferias take place throughout the year, and it's the summer ones that are by far the most fun.
The Festival of San Bernabé pays tribute to Marbella’s patron saint every year on the 11th of June. The event provides an extensive itinerary full of diversions and entertainment in true Marbella style.
The San Bernabé Festival, also known as “The Big Week” is one of the most anticipated annual events in Marbella. It commemorates the re-conquest of Marbella by the Catholic Monarchs in 1485.
Every year the festival is organised by the Ayuntamiento of Marbella and the Delegación de Fiestas, and this year it will be held in a different location so as not to bother the neighbours in the local area. Even though the feria is being moved, the traditions and decorations of the event will remain the same as in previous years. The new event space will now provide endless opportunities for the feria’s activities. Buses will run from Marbella to the new fairground every twenty minutes.
As in previous years, Marbella will welcome friends, family and tourists alike to join them in one of their most anticipated, fascinating and exciting events of the year. The colourful and enthusiastic event will start on Monday the 8th of June and celebrations will conclude on Sunday the 14th.
The first part of the celebrations will kick off on Sunday 31st of May, with the Romería de San Bernabé, where spectators will see the procession and eat chocolate and churros, followed by a mass at the shrine in Nagüeles.
On the evening of Monday the 8th, the Mayoress of Marbella, Doña Ángeles Muñoz Uriol will ceremoniously turn on the lights of the feria grounds, marking the start of the week-long events. Dani García, a famous Michelin starred chef, and a Marbella native, will go on to make the announcement for the fair’s events. Following the opening of the event, the chosen popular queen, a tradition for most town fairs, will be elected and crowned. At the end of the evening, a spectacular display of fireworks will be presented to the public at the Playa del Faro.
Since the Children’s Day (Día del Niño) falls on June 9th, during the Big Week Festivities, on that day rides and attractions will have discounts and there will be a party held for the children.
Spanish pop singer, David Bustamante, originally from Cantabria, will be giving a free concert on the 10th, followed by another free concert by Antonio Orozco on the 12th, who has previously won a Latin Grammy Award for Song of the Year, “Estoy Hecho de Pedazitos de Ti” in 2012.
Since the festival honours the Patron Saint of Marbella, religious ceremonies and processions will be held to celebrate San Bernabé on Thursday the 11th.
The festival will conclude with interesting events over the weekend, including competitions, dance shows and a bull fight starring David Galán.
The Delegación de Fiestas have arranged a little bit of everything for everyone. Much to excitement of the Marbella residents and outside visitors, the week will be packed with an exciting range of activities including concerts and entertainment for people of all ages.
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