Big celebrations in the little Vega Baja village

It’s that time of year again when Catral celebrates its big month in honour of its patron saint, San Juan. A month to enjoy activities, celebrations, parades and above all have fun with family and friends. In short it is a month that should not be missed for anything, whether you are from Catral or not.

Friday June 15th

10am – Live broadcast of the radio show “La Radio en Marcha” on Cope Sureste in the Plaza de España.

12pm – Reception for European Taekwondo runner up, Daniel Ros Gómez at the Town Hall.

8pm – Charanga parade around the streets until dinner time.

12am – Charanga parade around the streets and election of the fiesta clubs (peñas) king and queen starting at the crossroads of  Calles Azorín and Purísima.

1am – Fiesta in the street with all the new pop music. Bars set up by local venues. At Calle Purísima.

Saturday June 16th

10:30am –  Charanga parade around the streets and bars.

11am – Chupinazo Festival 2018 with DJ, water pistols, parade, water battle. Wear bikinis or swimming costumes, fiesta club t-shirts or fancy dress. In the Plaza de España.

From 11:30am – Charanga parade around the streets and back to the Plaza with lots of cold water on the way!!

1pm – Setting off the Chupinazo rocket in the Plaza de España.

8:30pm – Grand fiesta clubs fancy dress parade. Route: C/Manuel Flores, Avda. Constitución y C/Purísima.

1am – Fiesta in the street with all the new pop music. Bars set up by local venues. At Calle Purísima.

Sunday June 17th

9:30pm – Consevatory Dance School Festival in the Plaza de la Casa de Cultura.

Monday June 18th

7:30pm – Inauguration of Violeta Jerez Painting School exhibition in the Plaza Casa de Cultura. Open until July 1st.

Thursday June 21st

First day of Triduo for San Juan.

8pm – Mass.

Friday June 22nd

6pm – Children’s theatre, bouncy castles, surprises and popular games in the Parque de la Palmera.

8pm – Mass.

10pm – Rytmos y Stylos Dance School festival in the Plaza Casa de Cultura.

Saturday June 23rd

8pm – Mass.

10pm – Grand Verbena picnic dance with disco and DJ playing the best new music in the Parque de la Palmera. free beer for everyone. Reserve chairs and tables at Catral Joven or call 697 437 312 between 4pm and 8pm before June 21st.

Sunday June 24th

8am – Fireworks and church bells.

9:30am – Motorbikers lunch organised by Manuel López butchers at Calle Manuel Flores.

6:30pm – Parade by musical band SUM “La Constancia” to pick up the Qheens and Dames of San Juan 2018.

7:30pm – Mass with Santos Juanes Parish Mixed Choir.

Followed by Solemn Procession for San Juan Bautista.

At the end a big firework display in the Plaza de España.

10pm – Esa Cara me Suena musical impression talent show in the Plaza Casa de Cultura.

Wednesday June 27th

8pm – Children’s theatre by the Municipal Theatre School at the Casa de Cultura.

Thursday June 28th

8pm – Youth theatre by the Municipal Theatre School at the Casa de Cultura.

Friday June 28th

9pm – Ángel de la Guarda Municipal Infant School Festival in the Plaza Casa de Cultura.

Saturday June 30th – Concert in honour of the Sagrado Corazón de Jesús by the musical band SUM “La Constancia”.

Followed by parades by the band and firecrackers along Calle Santa Bárbara and Plaza de España.

12:30am – Fiesta Dance in the Plaza de España.

7:30pm – Mass followed by firework display.

10pm – Catral Rhythmic Gymnastics Club exhibition in the Plaza Casa de Cultura.

Saturday July 7th

8pm – Dinner and dance at Calle Valencia.