Moraira will be celebrating the 'Virgen de los Desamparados' and the 'Virgen del Carmen' during an annual fiesta from the 6th-22nd of July. See the full schedule of activities here.
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Saturday 7th July 2018 - Sunday 22nd July 2018
Friday 6th July: Painting Exhibition and Various Bands in Concert
19:00 Inauguration of Gines Slava students' painting exhibition (Neighbourhood Association, Cale Almacenes).
21:00 Concert at the Yacht Club, Moraira, organised by the band of Young Musicians and the Agrupacón Musical Cultural Teulada.
Saturday 7th July: Fiest Committee Presentation
11:00 Swimming event from the Castle to l'Andragó Beach. Registration available at www.somesport.com.
22:30 Parade of the "Festeros" accompanied by the band El FalÇó.
23:30 Presentation of the Moraira Fiestas 2018 and procolation by Doña Leonor Valles García on the Esplanade by the Castle. The evening ends with the year's first Macrodiscmovil (mobile disco) with an impressive dance floor, gogo girls, the live performance of a violinist, and a "fiesta de la espuma" (foam party).
Sunday 8th July: Singing Al Fresco
10:00 Singing al fresco, with the La Senieta Choir (Moraira at C/ Doctor Calatayud).
Thursday 12th July: Everybody to the Port
20:30 Meet on the Esplanade by the Castle to dance down to El Portet Beach, accompanied by the band Rotglá. "Mentireta" offered by the ice-cream store, Los Jijonencos, Moraira. Stay to dine and there will be "Cocas" for everybody, with Sangría offered by the supermarket, Pepe La Sal. Following this, dancing continues accompanied by the band Paradis.
Friday 13th July: Reap the Harvest
12:00 Reaping of the harvest with the band Rotglá.
18:30 Traditional Dances - presentation of the dancing chorus, La Font Santa Teulada.
22:00 Musical Duet for all agest and tastes on the Esplanade by the Castle
00:00 Dancing with the band Diamante, as well as the "Calvo" show.
Saturday 14th July: Day of the Flower Offering
08:00 All women are invited to fill the streets of Moraira with firecracker smoke, accompanied by the band Bataclán.
10:30 Aquajocs - an enclosed area of the fishing port will contain aquatic castles, games and music.
11:30 Games for all ages, including tug-of-war, egg racing, apple bobbing, etc, with prizes for first and second place.
13:00 An informal parade of the "Festeros", including the "Festeros 1993" and people carrying the Virgen de los Desamparados (Virgin of the Homeless), accompanied by the band Bataclán.
19:00 Fetching of the "Festeras", accompanied by Bataclán. Those wishing to particiate in the flower offering meet at the Avda. del Portet.
19:30 Flower offering with the drummers, La Mediterránea Moraira, the Teulada music group, the Colla de dolçaines i tabalets El FalÇó, and the band Bataclán. The offerings will end with a huge firecracker performance by pyrotechnics company, Hermanos Caballer.
22:00 Musical Duet for all ages and tastes.
22:30 MiniFestival, Creampop, with the bands The Liverpool Band, The Wheel and the Hammond, El Meister, and Mostaza Galvez.
00:00 Performance by the band, La Tribu.
Sunday 15th July: "Virgen de los Desamparados"
08:00 Chimes announce the wake-up call.
10:00 "Trophy de Remo" - exhibition of the oarsmen of Calpe.
11:00 The fetching of the "Festeras" and a parade accompanied by the band Bataclán.
12:00 Holy Mass in honour of the Virgin of the Homeless. The choir (Teuladina) sings. Also at this time, a "Caldero Competition" - cauldron contest in which the three best rices will be awarded, cooked according to the contest rules.
14:00 Huge Firecracker Performance by pyrotechnics company, Hermanos Caballer, at the Pasea del Senillar.
19:00 Afternoon entertainment by the band Bernia in the Placa dels Mariners de Calp (Casa Antiguo).
20:00 Fetching of the "Festeras" and a parade accompanuied by the band Bataclán.
20:30 Mass and prayers.
21:00 Holy Procession in honour of the Virgin of the Homeless, accompanied by the band Bataclán, the Agrupación Musical Cultural Teulada, and the Colla de dolÇaines i tabalets El FalÇó. The act ends on the Esplanade by the Castle with a Musical Firework Display by the pyrotechnics company Hermanos Caballer, and a Laser Show by Be Motion.
22:30 Live concert by the music group Mc Lucas in the Placa dels Mariners de Calpe (Casco Antiguo).
00:00 Performance of the band La Limite.
Monday 16th July: "Virgen del Carmen"
08:00 Final early wake-up call.
11:00 Fetching of the "Festeros" and parade accompanied by the band Bataclán.
11:30 Holy Mass held in the Parroquial Nuestra Señora de las Nieves.
12:00 Solemn celebration of the Holy Mass in honour of the Virgen del Carmen. The choir (Tueladina) sings. Following the Mass, a "Mascleta" will be fired. Then, an apertif will be offered by the Casa de Cultura bar.
14:00 "Gran Traca Kilometrica" - a miles-long firecracker performance anding at the Paseo del Senillar, followed by the traditional "palo enjabonado" (soap sticks). The winner receives a prize at the Fisherman's Pier.
19:30 Fetching of the "Festeras" and parade with the band Bataclán. Everyone is asked to abide by tradition and wear typical costume of Moraira.
20:30 Holy procession in honour of the Virgin del Carmen on land and sea, accompanied by the Agrupación musical Bataclán, the Agrupación Musical Teulada, and the Colla El Falçó. Upon arrival at the church, we sing Salve Marinera and the Festeros 2019 will be appointed. Next, there will be an Aquatic Firework Display on the Esplanade by the Castle. Also at this time is the traditional floral offering in the enclosure of the fishing port. Devotees are asked to provide bouquets for the offering.
00:00 Performance by the band La Fiesta.
Tuesday 17th July: Children's Day
11:00 Mass in memory of the diseased.
19:00 Children's park (for all ages) with inflatables on Avda. Madrid. Children's theatre performance of "Les Aventures d'un Caballer" as part of the "Campaña de difusión de música and teatro" (awareness campaign for music and theatre) of the county council.
22:00 It Rings A Bell on the Esplanade by the Castle.
Wednesday 18th July: Bulls
18:30 First entrance of the bulls from the Fort to the Plaza de Toros. There will be presents for all participating children.
19:30 "Bous a la Mar" (Ganadería Cova) with the band Rotglá.
Thursday 19th July: Bulls
19:30 "Bous a la Mar" (Ganadería Paloma). Presentation of the Tomatoes in the 11th Tomato Contest, and exhibition of the 4th Drawing Contest for Kids.
23:30 "Bous a la Mar" (Ganadería Cova).
Friday 20th July: Bulls
19:00 "Bous a la Mar" (Ganadería La Paloma).
00:00 "Correfocs" (fire dance) from the Fort to the Esplanade (by the Castle) by the group De Dimonis from Mislata. Then a "Discomovil" (mobile disco) and show.
Saturday 21st July: Peñas Day
19:00 15th edition of the running event, "Milla Urbana" (Avda La Paz.) - registration available at www.somesport.com.
21:00 Public dinner in the Calle Doctor Calatayud.
00:00 Performance by the band Freedom.
Sunday 22nd July: End of Festivities
12:00 Last parade of the committee.
14:00 Giant Paella from Requelme on the Plaza de la Iglesia, accompanied by the band Bataclán.
20:00 Cosntume parade and contest. Prizes for best costumes. End of Fiesta.
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