• Programa de fiestas
  • Dates:
    • Starts: 20/08/2016
    • Ends: 16/09/2016


31st August

8:30 p.m. Grand Switch-on of Festival Illuminations
10:30 p.m. At the Palmeral Auditorium. Official Opening Speech 2016. D. Antonio López Lafuente

When the opening speech finishes, the opening of the street festivals start in many streets in the town.

1st September

8:00 a.m. Reveille (firecrackers).
10:00 a.m. Moors disembark on Levante beach opposite the Town Hall. Firing of arquebuses.
12:00 p.m. Musical procession by “Asociación Festero Cultural de Moros y Cristianos”, Santa Pola Band and “Colla el Freu”. Starting from the Town Hall
1:30 p.m. “Mascletà” (firecrackers) at the Castle.
7:00 p.m. Public appearance of Festival Chairmen (Moors and Christians) heading for the harbour (Moors) and the castle (Christians). Moors’ envoy opposite the Castle. The Moors’ envoy accompanied by his escort, asks for the surrender of the Christians.
Mock battle, with attack on the Castle. Surrender & occupation of the Castle by the Moors. Moors march starting at the harbour.
10:30 p.m. Opening of the street festivals in many streets in the town.

2nd September

8:00 a.m. Reveille (firecrackers)
12:00 p.m. Musical procession by the Santa Pola Band, “la Colla el Freu” together with Moors and Christians, starting from Glorieta square.

2:00 p.m. Sailing trophy Virgen de Loreto. Organised by Santa Pola Yacht Club.

3:00 p.m. Firecrackers

6:30 p.m. Gathering of Festival Chairmen (Moors & Christians) heading for the Castle (Moors) & the Palmeral Park (Christians). MOCK BATTLE (attack on the Castle). The Christians regroup in front of the castle and proceed to reconquer the castle from the Moors.
Christians march.

9:00 p.m. Awards ceremony all competitions Sports Club Santa Pola
10:30 p.m. Street Festival in many streets in the town.

3rd September

8:00 a.m. Reveille
3:00 p.m. Firecrackers
7:30 p.m. Procession with brass bands (Moors and Christians) from Muelle Street to El Palmeral Park.
8:30 p.m. MAIN PARADE OF MOORS AND CHRISTIANS. Itinerary: From Palmeral Park, Elche Street, Glorieta Square, Muelle Street up to the harbour.
11:00 p.m. Street Festivals in various streets around the town.

4th September
8:00 a.m. Reveille.
12:00 p.m Flute & Drum procession in fancy dress, touring. Starting point "La Glorieta".

3:00 p.m. Firecrackers
5:30 p.m. Ribbon race and Games for children in Elche Street. Organised by “Unió de Festers”. Registration: An hour before the race.
8:00 p.m. Family theatre in the Castle.
10:00 p.m. Bring your own supper, in Elche Street.

10:30 p.m. Street Festivals in many streets in town.


5th September
8:00 a.m. Reveille.

9:00 a.m. Virgin Loreto Archery Trophy. Els Wiprerets Sports Centre
12:00 p.m. Flute & Drum procession in fancy dress. Starting point in La Glorieta square.
1:30 p.m. BEER BATH at the Harbour. Organised by “Unió de Festers”
2:00 p.m. Caldero-making Competition (Cooking contest) in the harbour area.

3:00 p.m. Firecrackers.

5:00 p.m Children race near the Glorieta Square. Registration: Half an hour before the race.
9:30 p.m. TRIBUTE “TODA UNA VIDA JUNTOS” with the performance of “Coral Villa de Santa Pola”. Parade ground of the Castle. Organised by “Unió de Festers”.
10:30 p.m. Street Festivals in various streets around the town.
11:30 p.m. Firecrackers run along Muelle Street, Glorieta, Santa Isabel Street, San Antonio Street, Elche Street and Glorieta.


6th September
8:00 a.m. Reveille
12:00 p.m Procession with brass bands “Unió de Festers” and “Colla El Freu” from Glorieta Square.
3:00 p.m Firecrackets
7:30 p.m. Brass Bands’ Parade from Muelle st. to El Palmeral Park
8:30 p.m. COLOURFUL PARADE WITH FLOATS. Itinerary from Palmeral Park via Elche st, Glorieta square and Muelle st.
10:30 p.m. Street Festivals in various streets of the town
1:00 p.m. Firework Display, Location: Levante beach breakwater.

7th September

8:00 a.m. Reveille.

3:00 p.m Firecrackets
7:00 p.m. Meeting of “festeros” at Plaza del Mercado for the floral offering.
7:30 p.m. Floral offering start.
8:00 p.m. Floral offering to Our Lady the Virgen de Loreto in the Castle Chapel. DanceWhen the mass finishes, Sound and dance show performed by Grupo de Danzas Sal marinera and Colla el Freu in the Castle.
10:30 p.m. Serenade dedicated to Virgen de Loreto by the Coral (Choir) Levantina of Santa Pola and Santa Pola Union Band of Musicians at the Castle.
1’30 a.m. Colourful fireworks "Mascletá" firecrackers. Site: Castle. Organised by “Penya El Tró” with kind cooperation of Santa Pola City Council.

8th September
8:00 a.m. Reveille
9:00 a.m. Solemn Mass in the Castle in honour of Our Lady and Patron Virgin de Loreto
11:00 a.m. Original Motet in honour of Our Lady, by MARE DE DEU DE LORETO Association. Site: at the Castle.
1:30 p.m. Fireworks, "Mascletá" Site: next to the Castle
20’00 p.m. Solemn procession of our patron saint the Virgin of Loreto. From: the Castle, Cruz st, Colón st, Mercado, Mayor st, Angel st, Elche st and back to the Castle.
1:00 a.m. GRAND FIREWORKS DISPLAY. Site Levante Beach with Final Powerful Cannonade


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