Fiestas start with giant paella this weekend

The urbanisations of Ciudad Quesada have grown bigger than the town itself and their importance is recognised by their own fiestas, which are in honour of San Justo.

They start with a tasty teaser as a giant paella will be cooked for everyone in the Plaza Blanca on Sunday, July the 29th, with a cheap bar and music to entertain.

The fiestas get properly underway on Thursday, August 2nd with a Latin night and disco, a concert and disco on Friday, children’s activities and the Charanga Parade on Saturday and the religious procession, more music and entertainment and, of course, fireworks on Sunday.

Councillor for Fiestas Charo López González said: “I would like to highlight the interest, work, enthusiasm and effort of a large number of people who have given their best to make these festivities a source of joy, fun, respect and especially to highlight the essence of Rojales: a place of integration of a large number of cultures and languages, enabling our society to grow in stature.”

Mayor, Antonio Pérez García said August may be very hot but it is also time for the celebration of a large number of festivals, such as the Fiesta we organise in Ciudad Quesada in honour of Saint Justo.

“Days of fun and joy for the people who live in the urbanisations, who are an essential part of our municipality of Rojales, a municipality which integrates various cultures, gastronomies and languages. Let’s experience and enjoy these Fiestas to the full but with respect.”

Here is the programme:

SUNDAY, 29th JULY

2:00pm – Traditional Giant Paella in the Plaza Blanca of Ciudad Quesada (Bar Service with popular prices will be available and music for entertainment).

THURSDAY, 2nd AUGUST

9:30pm – NOCHE LATINA in the Plaza Blanca of Ciudad Quesada with dance performances by the dancing school “Sofía Sánchez”. To follow, Mobile Disco. Organised by HOLDING GROUP BARCELO with the collaboration of the Department for Fiestas of Rojales Town Hall.

FRIDAY, 3rd AUGUST

10:30pm – Grand Show by “CONECTADOS BAND”. International repertoire. To follow, Mobile Disco by Sonotec Studio till 5:30am. (All these events will take place on the stage which will be mounted on the Plaza Blanca of Ciudad Quesada).

SATURDAY, 4th AUGUST

From 10am to 2pm – Grand Park for Children containing water bouncy castles in the Plaza Blanca of Ciudad Quesada. Don’t forget your swimsuit and towel!

9:00pm – Mobile Disco by Sonotec Studio on the Plaza Blanca of Ciudad Quesada.

10:00pm – Summer Carnival parade (same route as in previous years). Everyone is welcome to participate. Registration at the Tourist Info of Rojales Town Hall. Cash prizes for the best fancy dress costumes!

Followed by Mobile Disco till 5:30am.

SUNDAY, 5th AUGUST

10:00am – The Band “Agrupación Musical Los Solfamidas” of Rojales parading round the streets.

10:30am – Holy Mass in honour of San Justo in the “San José” church of Ciudad Quesada. Following the Mass, a pilgrimage will take place in the area around the Church in honour of San Justo.

10:00pm – Performance by the dancing school “Sofía Sánchez” and the group “La Espartera”. Enjoy an evening of dance & rumba.

12:00 midnight – Fireworks by Pirotecnia Ferrández of Redován.