ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT fiestas comes to Torrevieja next week. the Torrevieja Sevillanas Fair takes place in the city from Wednesday 23rd May and lasts all week, with celebrations concluding on Sunday evening.
The local fair takes place annually, with traditional Spanish folk music, spectacular Sevillanas dancing performances, and a diverse assortment of culinary treats served under marquees specially erected for the festival.
Immensely popular with the local community, the cultural programme for this year's Torrevieja Sevillanas was announced by Councillor Domingo Pérez last month, who explained that the cost of the fair will fall just short of €100,000.
“We want everyone in Torrevieja to get involved with this fiesta, through their associations and groups of friends for an event that will be very popular,” said Councillor Pérez.
The fair is organised by Town Hall in association with local businesses, and musicians, singers, and dancers who wish to participate in the event must meet the Council's rigorous standards for quality, artistic merit and public demand.
Costa Blanca local fiestas, music, dancing, and great food in the city centre
The Torrevieja Sevillanas fair starts at 21:00 on Wednesday 23rd May, with the inaugural ceremony, and an interpretation of hymns by the Unión Musical Torrevejense followed by a fireworks display.
The opening evening will also feature performances from the QK Academy and the popular local group, Chaskio.
Twenty-eight speciality food marquees will fill Torrevieja's port area this year, with each marquee serving distinctive Spanish food from the region.
A typically late evening event, the Torrevieja Sevillanas fair reaches the pinnacle of celebrations at the weekend, with daytime activities including a mass in the Church of the Immaculate Conception at midday on Saturday.
At the end of the ceremony, a traditional parade will take place through the city centre to the port accompanied by riders and horsemen.
Horses play an integral part in the local fiesta, with displays from horses and riders throughout the five-day event.
Torrevieja Sevillanas Fair, from 23rd May to 27th May
Sunday sees the horses provide carriage rides, preceded by the presentation of the 2018 Flamenco dress collection by Dolores Caballero at 11:30.
The Torrevieja Sevillanas fair concludes on Sunday evening, 27th of May, with a packed schedule of live entertainment from 20:30, including the awarding of prizes for the Sevillanas contestants and a dance performance from the Flamenco group Pura Sangre.
The fiesta takes place in the port area and promises to fill the city of Torrevieja with the sounds of traditional folk music. It's a spectacle not to be missed and entry to the event is free.
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Thanks for this information. Were visiting next week and will certainly be going to the fair.