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Saturday and Sunday will see the parade of horses and carriages taking place from about noon

The festivities councillor in the city of Torrevieja, Lola Sánchez Roca, presented this year´s May Fair fiesta schedule, which begins on Wednesday.

Accompanied by the heads of various associations involved in the event, the details for the show that runs until Sunday 10th of May and was declared of provincial tourism interest, was revealed.

One of the highlights this year is an appearance by Spanish duo “Camela”, who will be performing on Friday evening, but throughout the entire event singers and dancers from across the country will come together to perform at the show.

A cash prize of 2,500 euro will be presented to the winner of the competition “Ciudad de Torrevieja” on Saturday, with cash prizes also up for grabs for second, third, fourth and fifth place.

Throughout the event there will also be horse shows with around 300 horses and 30 carriages taking part, primarily on the Saturday and Sunday, and there will also be a range of food and drink stalls in the harbour area, offering much of the usual menu available in the city but in the surroundings of an event that celebrates and recognised the sevillana traditions and has become a firm favourite in the tourism calendar.

The fair will be opened by the mayor at 9pm on Wednesday evening after which there will follow an evening of hymns, habaneras and dance by the Musical Union of Torrevieja and the Choir and Orchestra Salinas.
The Dance Academy’s Dharma and Lynda Dorado will continue the celebrations from 9pm on Thursday evening and then at 11pm on Friday evening the Spanish duo “Camela”.

The activities will continue all day and well into the night on both Saturday and Sunday with the parade of horses and carriages taking place from about noon on Saturday lunchtime until approximately 4pm. The carriages will tour the city, starting and ending round about the paseo. Much of this will be repeated on Sunday in the port area where there will also be a demonstration of riding.

The grand final of the Sevillanas Contest will be at 7pm on Sunday followed by more performances from local dance troupes including Soul Dance, a group which includes many expatriates. And if you are still in a party mood the event will close just before midnight on Sunday

Full details, shown in Spanish below, are available from the tourist information office in the city.

Wednesday 6th May
21.00h. Inauguración y encendido de la Feria.
Interpretación de Himnos a cargo de la Union Musical Torrevejense y el Coro y Orquesta Salinas.
A continuación, gran Castillo de Fuegos Artificiales
21.30h. Actuación de la academia de baile “Sancho y Martinez”
22.30h. Grupo de baile “EMBRUJO” de la casa de Andalucia “Rafael Alberti”
23.30h. Grupo de baile “Rocieros de Sevilla”
00.00h. Concierto de “La Espartera” – rumbeando por la vida.

Thursday 7th May
21:00h Actuación de la academia de baile “Dharma”
22:00h Actuación de la academia de baile Lynda Dorado “Duende Andaluz”, de Burdeos, Francia.
23:00h Actuación de “Los Duendes”

Friday 8th May
21:00h Actuación de la academia de baile “loa Morales y Arantxa Blanco”
22:00h Actuación de Jonathan Pons
23.00h. Concierto de CAMELA (entrada gratuíta)

Saturday 9th May
12h. Celebración de la Misa Rociera en la Parroquia Arciprestal de la Inmaculada Concepción cantada por el coro de la Casa de Andalucía “Rafael Alberti”.
A continuación, pasacalles de Caballos por la calles de la Ciudad hasta llegar al Recinto de la Feria.
Exhibición de caballos y carruajes en el recinto de la feria hasta las 16:00h.
21.30h. Actuación de la Escuela Municipal de Danza dirigida por Nuria Girona
22.30h. Actuación de la Academia de baile PAYA´s
23:00h. Gran Final del V Concurso de Copla “Ciudad de Torrevieja”.
00:00h. Actuación de la compañia flamenca “El Torero”

Sunday 10th May
11.00h. Paseo de caballos por el Recinto de la Feria hasta las 16:00h.
12.00h. Espectáculo de caballos en el Recinto Portuario con entrada libre.
19.00h. Final del Concurso de Sevillanas.
20.00h. Actuación de la academia de baile “Soul Dance”
21.00h. Actuación de la academia de baile “Maria del Angel”
22.00h. Actuación de los coros rocieros de Torrevieja:
– Hermandad Virgen del Rocio
– Casa de Andalucia “Rafael Alberti”
– Alba Rociera
– Grupo “Azahar”
23.30h. Clausura de la Feria con la participación de los 4 coros rocieros, que interpretarán la Salve Rociera.

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The mayor chats to Pedro Delgado

The Torrevieja mayor, Eduardo Dolon, took part in a National Seminar entitled “The Impact of Popular Sports in Tourism” on Tuesday, held at the Real Club Nautico of Torrevieja (RCNT) and organized by the national newspaper El Mundo

The seminar attracted a number of notable speakers including the 1988 winner of the Tour de France, and current TVE cycling commentator, Pedro Delgado; Germán Robles, President of the Foundation of Atletico Madrid; Fernando de Portugal, an executive with the Sports Event Company Last Lap, responsible for road race San Silvestre Vallecana which annually attracts over 30,000 competitors, and José Miguel Pina, Director General of the company Moonraker bikes.

The mayor stressed the importance that the city of Torrevieja places on Sports Tourism which, in just two years, has attracted over 16,000 sportsmen and women from a multitude of different European countries.
He said that Torrevieja has one of the best and most complete sports centres in the country, the success of which will always ensure that investment in sport continues to be treated as one of the most important features in improving the quality of life of its citizens.

The mayor thanked Pedro Delgado for his contribution to the forum. He acknowledged the ex cyclist as one of the most successful athletes that Spain had ever produced.

In response Delgado said that he was delighted to see that Torrevieja would be involved as a stage in the 2015 edition of the Tour of Spain, which, as concerns the level of tourist interest, will prove to be a great showcase for the city worldwide.

Torrevieja will launch the ninth stage of the Tour on Sunday 30 August, 168 km from the city to Benitachell. The previous day will see the cyclists arriving from Murcia. It will be a historic weekend marked by a great atmosphere. Inevitably there will be a major influx of visitors to the area, brought by the Vuelta itself, as well as the many thousands who will be in the city spending their summer holidays.

The ninth stage of the race will be the only of the Tour 2015 that will take the cyclists into the Alicante region. Much of the route will take the cyclists along the Costa Blanca coastline showing off some of the very best landscapes in the country.

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