News: Murcia Fair
The Feria de Murcia takes place annually at the beginning of September in honour of the patron saint of the city of Murcia, the Virgen de la Fuensanta. During the fiesta her statue is carried down from its usual resting place in Sanctuario de la Fuensanta in the El Valle Regional Park to the Cathedral in the centre of the city.
The Feria has grown over the years and now includes the Huertos del Malecon which offer traditional food, the Gastrovin where wine can be tasted, the funfair at the La FICA and the Artesian Market along the Paseo del Malecon. The 2018 edition of the Feria de Murcia starts on Thursday the 30th August and continues with a great variety of events everyday until Tuesday 11th September.
For the complete programme of events please click on the publication at the bottom. It has the events listed everyday in Spanish. For a quick glance overview of the daily events in English, read on:...
Thursday 30thAugust - Tuesday 11th September
19:00-00:00 Los Huertos in the Jardins del Malecon, local gastronomy
21:30-00:00 Gastrovin in the Jardins del Malecon, wine and beer tasting
19:00-00:00 Artesian Market along the Paseo del Malecon
18:00-00:00 Funfair Rides at the FICA, with over 160 attractions
18:00 Opening of the Funfair at the La FICA with priced at 2 for 1
19:00 Opening of the Los Huertos in the Jardins del Malecon
19:30 Reception of the statue of Nuestra Señora de la Fuensanta in the Cathedral
21:00 Turning on of the Fiesta Lights.
Friday 31st August
21:00 Opening Speeches in the Plaza de Belluga with music from the Municipal Bands
Sunday 2nd September
12:00 Horse and Carriage Parade. Route: La Azacaya, Ctra. de Beniaján, la Mota del río–, puente de la FICA, Avda. Intendente Jorge Palacios, Paseo de Garay, Avda. Teniente Flomesta, Gran Vía, C/ Maestro Alonso, C/ Sta. Clara finising on Avda. Alfonso X el Sabio.
Tuesday 11th September
22:45 Firework Display from Pasarela Miguel Caballero