From Friday, September 24 to Sunday, October 3, Torremolinos will celebrate its fair and remember the Pilgrimage with different initiatives in various areas of the city
Torremolinos, September 13, 2021. The mayor of Torremolinos, José Ortiz, the councilor for Tourism and Cultural Heritage, Aida Blanes, and the councilor Lucía Cuín, have reported today on the celebration of the traditional San Miguel Fair, in an edition that this year it will be adapted to the health situation and that it will have an extensive program of concerts at the fairgrounds and in the center as well as mechanical attractions for the little ones.
Thus, the mayor has indicated that «Torremolinos will celebrate its San Miguel Fair with enthusiasm and hope after last year we were unable to do so.» “After the good result of the last La Carihuela Fair, this will be an edition adapted to the health situation and with all the security measures. Torremolinos cannot and does not want to renounce its traditions. We take another step towards the desired normality, and therefore, from Friday September 24 to Sunday October 3 we will celebrate our fair and remember the pilgrimage, which this year we will not be able to celebrate, with different activities in various areas of the city, reinforcing security in all these events ”, he said.
The attractions, located in the fairgrounds, will run from Tuesday, September 28 to Sunday, October 3, this year one day more than in previous editions, the last day being celebrated as in previous editions on Children’s Day with very high prices. reduced. The hours will be from 6.30 p.m. to 2 a.m. and every day from 6.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. the music equipment will not work as a commitment to inclusion and equal opportunities for children with ASD or sensory diversity .
On the other hand, the councilor Aida Blanes explained that the fairgrounds will host the only three municipal booths that will operate this time, from Wednesday, September 29 to Saturday, October 2. Thus, the City Council has reported that, due to the health situation, the booths located in the fairgrounds will not be able to open to avoid crowds. In this way, the Auditorium will open, the Aguas de Torremolinos booth will be enabled as a Booth for the Third Age and a tent will be installed as a Children’s Booth near the attractions area.
The Prince of Asturias Municipal Auditorium will feature concerts by La Trinidad, Delaporte and Ginebra on Wednesday, September 29; Suzette and Fuel Fandango on Thursday, September 30; Uniform and Iván Ferreiro on Friday October 1 and Ziryab, El Canijo de Jerez and La Húngara on Saturday the 2nd. All these concerts will have free admission until full capacity is reached and will include restrictions due to Covid-19.
For its part, the Children’s Caseta will feature animations and children’s theaters from Wednesday, September 29 to Saturday, October 2. Finally, the Rompeolas orchestra will perform in the Senior Citizen’s booth on September 29 and 30, the Metropolis orchestra on October 1 and 2, with the Macarena Soto concert on Saturday the 2nd, Aida Blanes has detailed.
As for the Day Fair in the city center, the Councilor for Cultural Heritage has reported that both the City Council and the Brotherhood of Los Dolores and the Hermandad del Rocío will set up bars with table service and there will be live music both in the European Union square, with the Kalima orchestra and the Alboreá orchestra, as in the La Nogalera square, with Meskalina, Money Maker, Mister Propper, Francis León, María Cortés, Silverio Soto, Rubén Fernández and Callejón.
For her part, Lucía Cuín assured that «we are happy because within the circumstances we are experiencing, we can recover our traditions, and proof of this is the extensive program of activities related to our fair that we are going to have this year.» «However, unfortunately for the second consecutive year we will not be able to celebrate the Pilgrimage as we know it due to health recommendations, but from Cultural Heritage we have worked so that our Pilgrimage has a space in our streets and in our memory,» he said. . Thus, there will be an exhibition of carts in the center on September 26, «and it is that our carts are a hallmark of our people and who we are», arranging them between Avenida Palma de Mallorca and Avenida Isabel Manoja. In addition to all this, from Friday, September 24 to Sunday, October 3, a series of totems with audiovisual content will be distributed throughout Torremolinos. “After the good reception they had at Easter, we are going to repeat the dynamic. They will be totems with images that when scanning the QR code you can enjoy videos of previous pilgrimages on your mobile phone, and in this way we will revive our beloved Pilgrimage. ”, Said Cuín.
Finally, the councilor stressed that “as in previous editions of the fair and pilgrimage, each and every one of the requests for municipal aid in infrastructures to the brotherhoods of Rocío, of San Miguel of course and the Brotherhood of Jesus will be fully attended. upon his entry into Jerusalem ”. «We collaborate with our brotherhoods and brotherhoods, which do a commendable job throughout the year and which at this time fill the streets of the center with life and color during our fair,» he concluded.