Festival del Mar 2017

LHR Festival del Mar 2014We thought that we would give an extra plug for this upcoming event, as not only is it a fun day for all the family, but it is also all about respecting our environment, especially the sea.

For the coastal towns like Salobreña, Motril, Almuñécar and La Herradura to mention just some, it is good to remember that no matter what your job or trade is, unless you are a pensioner, we all live indirectly from our beaches.

Anyway, on with the article… At this time of the year in La Herradura, the Asociacion Amigos del Mar is busy preparing for the annual Festival del Mar. This year’s program promises to be full of exciting and entertaining events for all the family. Posters showing the program in detail will be available a week in advance.

The festival kicks off on Saturday 7th October with the pasacalles (parade) starting around 15.00. This is followed by amazing talks and films on underwater life etc. in the Centro Cívico.

On Sunday morning there is plenty for the whole family to enjoy: workshops, games and surprise events starting around 11.00 with the bar and concert with paella starting around 14.30. The festival finishes up around 16.30 with prize-giving for the various competitions it is running.

One of the main competitions is Making a Reef with entrants making a special design depicting local sea creatures made from knitting, crochet and fabric. There are three age categories <30 years, 31-59 years and 60+. There are three first prizes of 50 euros each and the reef creatures will be proudly displayed on their reef in the Centro Cívico during festival week.

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There will be a special sea themed masked fundraising dinner plus great music at Marina Playa Beach Bar on 29th September. For tickets and information please phone Mel on 697 359 826.

For further information on the festival please look on the Facebook page.

We’d love to have more volunteers to help out on these two days. There is something for everyone to get into this year so we hope to see everyone out enjoying the fun.

(News/Events: Herradura, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)

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