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GAUCÍN: Balcony of the Ronda Mountains where the Holy Child appeared to St. John of God.
The illustrious, always noble, very hospitable village of Gaucín.
THURSDAY 04 AUGUST

23:00 HRS. The procession IN honour OF THE FERIA QUEEN will leave from the Old Convent on its way to the fairground at Portechuelo accompanied by the village band “Villa de Gaucín”. We invite the peña caballista ‘El Potro’ and other horse-riders to join us on the route of the procession.

23:30 HRS. Switching on the lights of the Feria and inauguration by the Mayor of Gaucin.

24:00 HRS. CORONATION OF THE FERIA QUEEN 2016, HER ‘MAIDS OF HONOUR’ AND ‘MISTER 2016’. PRESENTATIONS AND PRIZEGIVING BY PALOMA CUBILLAS FERNANDEZ.

01:00 HRS. START OF THE PARTY IN THE YOUTH TENT AND THE BAND ‘MAR SALÁ’ IN THE MUNICIPAL Pabellón.

FRIDAY 05 AUGUST

Feast of Our Lady of the Snows, patron saint of Gaucín

19:30 hrs: Recital of the Holy Rosary.

20:00 hrs: Mass and offering of a floral tribute in honour of Our Lady of the Snows.

21:00 hrs: Drinks in the parish hall.

FRIDAY 05 AUGUST

14:00 HRS Lunch in honour of our senior citizens in the Pabellón. Entertainment provided by copla singer Rafa GóMEZ.

VILLAGE FAIR

18:00 HRS. FOAM PARTY IN CALLE TENERIAS (OPPOSITE ‘LA CAVERNA’ BAR).

23:00 HRS. OENING OF THE YOUTH TENT. START OF THE PARTY IN THE Pabellón WITH MUSIC FROM ‘MAR SALÁ’ AND ‘LATIDOS’ UNTIL THE EARLY HOURS.

SATURDAY 06 AUGUST

VILLAGE FAIR

14:00 HRS. STREET Music from the brass band ‘Amigos de la Música Gaucín-Estepona’.

16:00 HRS. Infants water park in the school sports ground with waterslide, human slingshot, bouncy castle, etc.

20:00 HRS. MOTORBIKE RACES AT ‘FINCA MICAELA’.

23:00 HRS. OPENING OF THE YOUTH TENT. START OF SATURDAY NIGHT IN THE Pabellón WITH ‘MAR SALÁ’ AND ‘LATIDOS’ UNTIL YOUR BODY CAN TAKE NO MORE!

SUNDAY 07 AUGUST

11:00 HRS. HORSE-RIDING COMPETITIONS AT ‘FINCA MICAELA’.

12:00 HRS. Concentration of horse riders on the Paseo Ana Toval; moving on to the fairground with a trophy for the best-dressed horse and rider. Registration of participants in Bodeguita Chaparro.

13:00 HRS. service ‘Venencia’, SHERRY-POURING, provided by Catering Antonio Ramos.

14:30 HRS. CRISTIAN COTO IN CONCERT. EVERYONE IS INVITED TO ATTEND WEARING TRADITIONAL COSTUME.

15:00 HRS. FREE PAELLA FOR ALL ATTENDEES.

23:00 HRS. OPENING OF THE YOUTH TENT. IN THE Pabellón WE SAY GOODBYE TO THE FERIA WITH MUSIC FROM ‘LATIDOS’.

24:00 HRS. PRIZEGIVING FOR THE VARIOUS COMPETITIONS HELD DURING THE FERIA.

02:00 HRS. GRAND FINALE OF THE FERIA 2016.
The programme for this year's Cultural Week is as follows:

MONDAY 18 JULY

07:30HRS – WALK TO THE FOREST TO SEE THE CORK HARVEST. (LEAVE FROM THE ‘BIRD PARK’ - ON THE LEFT OF THE RONDA ROAD JUST OUTSIDE GAUCIN – NEXT TO THE BANDSTAND). BRING BREAKFAST.

10:00HRS – ‘GENERAL KNOWLEDGE MARATHON’ FOR ALL AGES (GUADALINFO CENTRE, PASEO ANA TOVAL). 10:00-14:00HRS AND 16:00-19:00 HRS.

TUESDAY 19 JULY

19:00HRS - INAUGURATION OF THE EXHIBITION OF WORK FROM THE SENIOR CITIZEN’S WORKSHOP PLUS NEW DESIGNS FOR NEXT YEAR. OPEN FROM WEDNESDAY TO SUNDAY 10:00-12:00HRS AND 19:00-21:00HRS (PORTICHUELO BUILDINGS).

20:30HRS – FAMILY THEATRE ABOUT WATER AWARENESS, ‘SPLASH, SAVE WATER’, PRESENTED BY ANDEN MAGICO (PLAZA DE SANTO NIÑO).

WEDNESDAY 20 JULY

18:00HRS – BAKING COMPETITION. OPEN TO ANYONE THAT WOULD LIKE TO MAKE SOMETHING SWEET OR SAVOURY. THE PASTRIES SUBMITTED TO THE COMPETITION WILL PROVIDE AFTERNOON TEA FOR THOSE ATTENDING (OLD CONVENT).

20:30HRS – PRIZE-GIVING FOR THE 4TH POETRY AND STORY COMPETITION FOR PUPILS FROM GUZMAN EL BUENO SCHOOL, GAUCIN. ORGANISER: ANTONIO GARCIA CORBACHO (PLAZA DE SANTO NIÑO).

THURSDAY 21 JULY

20:00HRS – PERFORMANCE BY GROUPS FROM THE ‘BODY EXPRESSION WORKSHOP’ WITH PUPILS FROM GUZMAN EL BUENO SCHOOL, GAUCIN. DIRECTOR: JESUS VILLANUEVA (PLAZA DE SANTO NIÑO).

21:30HRS – CHILDREN’S THEATRE COMPANY ‘FIESTASUR’ PRESENT THEIR MUSICAL ‘DON QUIJOTE’ IN HONOUR OF MIGUEL DE CERVANTES (PLAZA DE SANTO NIÑO).

FRIDAY 22 JULY

08:00HRS – WALK AROUND ‘LA UMBRIA’. BREAKFAST AT THE ‘PILATO’ SPRING. BRING FOOD AND WATER (LEAVE FROM THE ‘BIRD PARK’ - ON THE LEFT OF THE RONDA ROAD JUST OUTSIDE GAUCIN – NEXT TO THE BANDSTAND).

20:30HRS – WINE TASTING – WINES FROM ‘BODEGAS CEZAR’, GAUCIN (PLAZA DE SANTO NIÑO).

21:00HRS - OPERA-POP MIX WITH THEMES FROM MUSICALS AND OPERA. PRESENTED BY ‘FIESTASUR’ (PLAZA DE SANTO NIÑO).

22:30HRS – PERFORMANCE OF THE NEW SHOW BY FLAMENCO DANCE GROUP ‘ARTE Y COMPAS’. DIRECTOR: ROCIO JIMENEZ (PLAZA DE SANTO NIÑO).

SATURDAY 23 JULY

08:30HRS – CYCLING ROUTE. LEAVE FROM THE PLAZA DE SANTO NIÑO, CYCLE TO THE ‘ASALTO DEL CURA’ THEN ‘EL PESO’, RETURNING TO GAUCIN (REGISTER AT THE GUADALINFO CENTRE).

22:00HRS – CONCERT BY THE MUNICIPAL BAND ‘VILLA DE GAUCIN’ (PLAZA DE SANTO NIÑO).

23:30HRS – CONCERT BY ‘LOS ELECTRODUENDES’. THE BEST OF SPANISH POP MUSIC FOR SATURDAY NIGHT! (PLAZA DE SANTO NIÑO).

The latest 'crochet art' in Gaucín....outside the Ayuntamiento/Taberna del Zorro.....many thanks to all of those involved in the project!

Ganchillas
Municipal pool times 2016
Municipal pool prices 2016

The pool is open Tuesday-Sunday from 12:00-20:00hrs, closed Monday. Entry is free for under 12yrs; 12-16yrs 0.90 Euro Tue-Fri, 1.20 Euro Sat, Sun and fiestas; 16+yrs 1.50 Euro Tue-Fri, 1.80 Euro Sat, Sun and fiestas. Season tickets for July/August are available as follows; 12-16yrs 25 Euro; 16+yrs 35 Euro; Family ticket 45 Euro per couple plus 10 Euro per child over 12yrs. Please ask at the Ayuntamiento for more information.
The municipal pool opens on Friday 01 July, public hours are 12:00-20:00hrs.
Municipal pool 2016
Bodegas Cezar, Gaucín have won 7 medals at the Mezquita-Cordoda awards 2016: 1 Super Gold, 3 Gold and 3 Silver. Congratulations to everyone involved!

Enkvist medal
This year's Romería San Juan will take place on Sunday 19 June, beside the bridge at the Rio Genal below Gaucín. Equine events, free paella and entertainment by El Grupo Latidos!
Romeria de San Juan 2016
A 24hr 5-a-side football tournament, organised by the Ayuntamiento de Gaucín, will be held on the 24 and 25 June at Gaucín school.
Football tournament June 2016
Buenas Noticias, a rock band from Málaga, will be playing in the Plaza de Santo Niño at 22:30hrs on Friday 24 June to celebrate the San Juan festival.
Buenas noticias 2 
Castle opening hours