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Pilgrimage and Fair for San Miguel: the paradise of flamenco and rosemary

Tradition, fiesta and colour come together in Torremolinos, starting Sunday with two of the most expected celebrations on our festive agenda: la Romería and San Miguel Fair.

Romeria is the perfect event to start a week full of festive atmosphere, so if you are here on vacation, do´t miss it. The carts are colorful and beautifully decorated; filling the streets with music and good atmosphere

The most important Urban Romeria in Andalucia

A large amout of carts and tractors participate this year and compete for prizes: the best decorated and the most cheerful. That day, September 25, Torremolinos will be full of joy starting in the early morning. This year the mass “Misa Romera” will be held again. At 9:15 a.m. the bessing “Bendición Romera” will take place in the hermitage and the patron of the city will be welcomed, at 10:00 a.m. the mass will take place. From 10:30 a.m. the carts will meet on Los Manantiales Avenue, as traditionally, at  the height of “Los Palacios Residential Area”, from there the procession will start, on foot, or on carts and tractors, everyone wants to enjoy music, typical andalusian dances, good food and drinks. 

And, this year, the paradise is also packed with music and entertainment. The epicenter of the fair taking place at 4:30 p.m. in the chapel of San Miguel. And for our delight, an unprecedented series of musical shows by groups like Callejón, Carlos Bravo and Ecos del Rocío.

This Romeria and its activities, like the San Miguel Rociero choir, are worth the visit; come and enjoy less traditional experiences with us. No excuse allowed to miss out this peak moment of fun and emotion.

If you want to live the tradition as a pilgrim, don´t hesitate to wear a flamenco dress and take part of the most important urban pilgrimage in Andalucia. 

Romería with an ecological message

This year, apart from the traditional fun, joy and color during La Romería, Torremolinos has joined the awareness message that it carries, Torremolinos doesn’t forget the importance of caring for the environment. Maintaining the natural beauty of our paradise is the task of all of us. So our message is clear to raise awareness and keep the El Pinar area and all the romeria places clean on this very special day for the city: ‘Enjoy the pilgrimage and care for your environment’.

 

A day before the Romería, Torremolinos will celebrate another traditional activity included in our September calendar, the ‘Friends of the Torremolinos Classics’ will gather at 9.30 in the morning. Blas Infante square will be filled with classic and vintage cars, which will go around town. If you are a car lover or just curious, don´t miss it.

Lots of music at San Miguel Fair from the 28th of September to the 2nd of October

If music is important during La Romería, imagine how  important it is in San Miguel Fair, which this year will last from Wednesday 28th of September to Saturday 2nd of October, where you can live the good atmosphere during the day Fair and at night, different themes can be enjoyed by everyone.

Like in previous years, the Fair is to kick off with the floral offering to San Miguel in the Madre del Buen Consejo church and the Pregón -an opening speech- by Pepi Montes, held at the Plaza de España at 8 p.m. Another novelty at the fair this year is that of a Video Mapping to be projected, the same evening, on the municipal auditorium facade at 9:30 p.m.

The fair has finally arrived and, to start this big win, Ana Mena, a pop singer, is to perform at midnight in the municipal auditorium on the inauguration day. And there is more, since Ana Mena is not the only artist programmed at the Principe of Asturias Municipal Auditorium. Javier Ojeda is to perform on the 29th with his Danza Invisible band; Efecto Pasillo on the 30th, and Los Rebujitos on October 1st.

Other shows by local bands and artists like Macarera Soto, Naiala, Esperanza Márquez, Marta Ripolll, and Manuel Roldán are also programmed.

The most traditional moment: The Procession of San Miguel

On Thursday the 29th, the day of San Miguel, there is a moment full of devotion and emotion; during the Procession of San Miguel. We recommend, not to miss the floral offering, starting at 5:00 p.m. on Plaza Pablo Ruiz Picasso, departing from  Madre del Buen Consejo parish church, where the Procession begins at 7:00 p.m. To know the route, check out our social networks and those at Torremolinos Town Hall.

A Fair where children come first

Torremolinos is a #familyfriendly city where children play the main part and have their own booth at the fairgrounds during festivals,with workshops and daily performances. Also this year to make the inclusion of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, easier, the noise and lights of traditional carriages will be reduced every day from 7:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. so that all children can enjoy San Miguel Fair.

Last but not least we have some great news for the little ones and the not so little ones. On the last day of the fair, October 2nd, the rides will be half price on the occasion of the Children’s Day.

If you are thinking of coming to Torremolinos in September, try to come for the Pilgrimage or the Fair, for the fun good atmosphere and to enjoy two of the most traditional events in our town.

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