It’s that time of year that every Manilva residents looks forward too…..Feria…a time to forget everything and let your hair down for a few days…and believe me, even though we are a small village, we still know how to party.
This year’s feria runs from 6th – 10th August as, as always, is held in the fairground (where the Sunday market is also held). The town hall is busy with last minute preparations, lights are going up , in the fairground itself and along the streets, marques are being erected and funfair rides and attractions are arriving.
Here’s the full programme so you won’t miss out on anything.
Wednesday 6th August
Opening day of the fair. All rides are €1 (normal price is €2-€4 depending on ride). This is certainly the day to take the kids!!. Starts from 9pm
Thursday 7th August
11pm.- Official opening of the fair with the switching on of the lights
11.30 pm – Coronation of the Feria Queens in the main pavillion followed by live music with the band ‘Los Idolos’. This will go on into the wee hours…
In the youth pavillion, its Ladies’ Day. Performances by “Hinojosa & Mr. Chris”.
Friday 8th August
7.30 pm Parade through the streets of Manilva, .starting from the health centre, with floats and the “Chi Chi Pom” marching band
10 pm Music and dancing in the main pavilion with the band ‘Los Idolos’.
1 am Concert by the band ‘Dry Martina’.
Fiesta “Afterglow” in the youth pavillion.
Saturday 9th August
7.30 pm Parade through the streets of Castillo and Sabinillas. Departs from the Castle in Castillo at 7.30 pm and La Noria in Sabinillas around 8 pm
10 pm Music and dancing with the band ‘Los Idolos’.
1 am Concert by the band ‘Sotano Sur’.
‘Manilva is White’ Party in the youth pavillion.
Sunday 10th August
Final day of the fair so partying will go on until very late……
10.30 pm Performances by the Ana Guerrero Municipal Dance School and the Cristina Seguin Dance Academy.
12 midnight Music and dancing with the band ‘Los Idolos’.
Mr. Propper and Dj Jp Candela in the youth pavillion.
Bear in mind that during all next week, the banks will be open shorter hours as will many local companies and offices.
Remember as well that, following the excess of the fair, Monday August 11th is a local holiday (we’ll need it )