Santiago de la Ribera Fiesta Carmen & Santiago

The Mar Menor town of San Javier and its coastal area, Santiago de la Ribera, will be celebrating the Fiesta of the Virgen del Carmen and the Apostol Santiago from the 6th July to the 24th August 2019. The Vigen del Carmen is the patron saint of fishermen and sailors, so her saints day is marked all along the coast of Spain and the Apostol Santiago is the patron saint of Spain, so his saints day is honoured all over Spain. Click this link to view the full programme, the main activities are:
Saturday 6th July
22:30 Coronation of the Teenage and Adult Fiesta Queens on the Explanada Barnuevo, Santiago de la Ribera
Sunday 7th July
22:00 Coronation of the Children’s Fiesta Queens on the Explanada Barnuevo, Santiago de la Ribera
Friday 12th July
22:00 Exhibition of the Rondallas (folk groups) and Choirs of Santiago de la Ribera, on the Explanada Barnuevo,
Tuesday 16th July – Virgen del Carmen
09:00 Diana, early morning wake up call through the streets of the town.
20:30 Mass followed by a procession with the statue of the Virgen del Carmen around the Barrio de los Pescadores.
Friday 19th July
22:00 16th Choir Competition on the Explanada Barnuevo
Sunday 21st July
09:30 Marine procession in honour of the Vigen del Carmen, followed by a homage to the fisherman of the year.
Thursday 25th July – Santiago Apostol
09:00 Diana, early morning procession with the music bands.
11:00 Exhibition by the Patrulla Aguila Flying Squad above the beaches
13:00 Dia del Caldero, tasting of the traditional Mar Menor Fish Stew cooked in a cauldron over a fire on the Explanada Barnuevo.
20:00 Mass in honour of Santiago Apostol, followed by a Procession though the streets of the town and a big firework display.

Saturday 3rd August
21:30 Summer Carnival Parade
Sunday 11th August
12:00 Exhibition of Antique Vehicles on the Explanada Barnuevo.