All day long this Sunday 9 October 2011, there will be many activities in relation to the Romeria and the feast of St. Rosario in Salobrena. At 11.00, the saint will leave from Plaza Juan Carlos in direction to the beach and will be accompanied by her brotherhood, horses, decorated carts, the local band and many worshippers of St. Rosario and on-lookers. Everyone will be dressed in traditional clothes.
The town hall of Salobrena will be closed on Monday, 10 October 2011 in relation to the celebration of the feast of the patron saint of Salobrena, Rosario. They will also be closed on Friday 7 October 2011 as that is a local holiday in Salobrena.
Don’t know what to do on Saturday or Sunday night? Then go to Salobrena and enjoy its open air medieval market. It takes place in the Parque de la Fuente, from 7PM to 12PM. To find it, at the first round-about with the fountain, go straight. At the next round-about, take the left exit, following the signs for the beaches (Playas). Go straight, and you will finally arrive to the Parque de la Fuente. There will be traditional crafts and food, falconry, carousel for children and a medieval bar for parents!
On 24th June we celebrate San Juan Bautista with the beginning of summer, a time full of light and color. During this week, numerous celebrations as well as religious, sports and gastronomic events will be organized in Salobrena and in many other Spanish towns.
This Monday 28th February 2011, to celebrate Andalucia’s Day, the town of Salobrena is organizing lots of activities: flamenco and Spanish dance, flamenco music, competition of master slicers and a big paella! All these activities will take place in the PLAZA JUAN CARLOS I (the square where the town hall is) from 12 o’clock. Come & enjoy an open air Spanish fiesta! Please note that this day is a day off, so main shops and supermarkets will be closed.
During the whole of Semana Santa (Holy Week), street processions are organised in most Spanish towns each evening, from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday. People carry statues of saints around on floats or wooden platforms. The religious fraternities and brotherhoods are responsible for carrying the statues and organising the penitents and musicians. All these processions are carried out in an atmosphere of mourning. The people who carry the weight of the floats are called "costaleros" and are expected to carry these "tronos" with solemnity and grace.
This weekend we are celebrating Saint Joseph (San José) and La Herradura has organized lots of activities to enjoy those days: shows (dance, flamenco, horses, music...), fireworks, processions with the statue of the Saint, sports games, etc. A big paella is also organized on Sunday at midday. Everybody will find his/her happiness. So, please don’t stay at home this weekend and enjoy the celebrations in La Herradura!
On Saturday, 22 August, residents and people holidaying on Urbanization Monte de los Almendros gathered for a summer party. The theme was Andalucia, and many people dressed accordingly. Many women and young girls wore flamenco dresses and had their hair tied back and adorned with a colorful flower. Many men had on sombrero hats and high waisted black trousers, red scarves and boots. Others wore green and white since those are the colors of the flag of Andalucia. People´s attire was definitely a topic of conversation.
The Virgin del Carmen festival was held on Thursday, 16 July 2009. It was an amazing experience that was enjoyed by people of all ages and nationalities. It was celebrated in every town along the Costa Tropical, but there were particularly large celebrations in Torrenueva and La Caleta because the patron saint of these fishing villages is the Virgin del Carmen.
During the local festival of Salobrena, which is known as St. Juan and is celebrated around the 24th of June every year, there was a tapa´s fair. Various groups participated by preparing all different kinds of tapas. The Resident´s Association of Salobreña had the award winning tapas. Please be sure to come next year so you can have your vote and decide whose tapas are the best.