- The Chupinazo ceremony on 17 September will kick off a full programme of activities that will run until 21 October
The San Fulgencio Town Council’s Fiestas Department has presented the programme of events and activities for its Patron Saint Fiestas honouring the Virgen del Remedio, which will take place from 17th September to 21st October. . Laura Bernabé, councillor responsible for the area, pointed out that most of the events will take place in the municipal marquee, located in the space behind the Cardenal Belluga theatre, adding that “it is a source of great pride for me and my colleague, councillor Beatriz Sánchez, to have had the opportunity to organise all these events for our neighbours, and we hope you enjoy them as much as we have enjoyed preparing them”.
The councillor has outlined the list of upcoming events, which will begin on Sunday 17 September with the traditional Chupinazo from the Plaza de la Constitución, starting at 12:00pm. Afterwards, “we will take a parade to the multi-purpose area for a mascletá, where we will be able to enjoy a giant paella, beer and soft drinks for all those attending”, Bernabé pointed out. The first day of the festivities will conclude with ‘tardeo’ in the same enclosure, from 4:00 pm, with DJ Varo and DJ Sergio Salinas.
In this way, Bernabé has revealed that “throughout these days we will have various performances, shows, evening entertainment, concerts and DJ’s music, as well as tournaments and sports tournaments and championships of paddle tennis, indoor football and domino”. The councillor also pointed out that “we will not leave out the gastronomic aspect of the fiestas with the omelette and paella competitions, the celebration of a new edition of the family cooking competition ‘Abuelo Chef’, or our traditional ‘sobaquillo dinner'”.
The councillor has highlighted other highlights of the festivities, including the Coronation of Queens and 2023 Proclamation on Saturday 23 September by Francisco José Gómez Filiu; the great parade of floats on Saturday 7 October, or the Children’s Day, especially dedicated to the youngest of San Fulgencio. This day will take place on Thursday 12 October from 10:00 am in the municipal marquee, “and will feature inflatables, snacks, refreshments and children’s entertainment, along with the traditional ribbon race, from 5:00 pm,” said Bernabé.
The councillor also pointed out that the parish church will be the venue from Sunday 1 to Thursday 5 October for the various religious events in honour of the patron saint of San Fulgencio, organised in the different streets of the municipality. Likewise, on Friday 6th at 8:00 pm, the floral offering will take place. The big day of the fiestas, dedicated to the Virgen del Remedio, will be Sunday 8 October, with the celebration of the mass in honour of the patron saint of San Fulgencio at 12:00 pm and the procession through the streets of the municipality from 8:00 pm, with a great fireworks display at the end.
For his part, the mayor of San Fulgencio, José María Ballester, recalled that the various events will continue until Saturday 21 October, “almost a month of celebrations in which we wanted to include activities so that all the people of San Fulgencio, as well as all the visitors who decide to come to our town during those days, so we can enjoy our fiestas all together”. The detailed programme can be followed in the Libro de Fiestas, available from today in print at the Town Hall in the town centre and at the Tourist Office in urbanisations; as well as download it from this LINK.