San Ginés Festivities 2018
As every year, for more than four centuries, celebrations have been held in Arrecife in honor of their patron: San Ginés. And as is tradition, for fifteen days, the capital is dressed as a party culminating the big day, the 25th of August.
The parties have, as key points, two locations in the capital. As it could not be otherwise: El Charco de San Ginés, where most of the small concerts and traditional games take place, such as: jocks, cucaña, piñatas and chocolatadas. And the Fairground, located at the end of the Playa del Reducto, in front of the Island Council of Lanzarote; destined to the most multitudinous concerts and events.
The sporting events that take place during the festivities are shared between the Playa del Reducto, the petanque and bola canaria courts, on Manolo Millares street, and the Titerroy municipal pavilion.
And although the city has been celebrating since August 10, the best is yet to come in this final stretch of the festivities. To the myriad of acts already celebrated, these are added:
We can enjoy a blind chocolate taste and a big piñata, from 18:30 in the afternoon, in the Charco de San Ginés; for at 21:00 to give way to the Gala Election of Queen of the Fiestas de San Ginés 2018. And from 9:30 p.m. in the Tent of the Fairground will give place the Concert tribute to Queen “A kind of Magic”.
From 18:30, traditional games will be held followed by a big piñata, in Charco de San Ginés, next to the Casa del Miedo. To continue from 21:30 with a concert of popular music by the Acatife group. And at 9:30 p.m., Los Chichos, will perform in the Tent of the Fairground.
Friday night will start strong with the performance of the Canarian humorist Manolo Vieira from 7:30 pm at the Charco de San Ginés followed by the XXX Meeting of habaneras and music of the sea “Braulio de León” with the performances of the Arrecife Folkloric Group and Friends of Portonao.
As for sports: at 20:00 in the in the Titerroy Municipal Pavilion, male handball between C.B. San José de Lanzarote and the C.B.Tejina de Tenerife. And at 20:30 hours Petanca Regional Tournament in the fields of the Insular Federation of Canarian ball and petanque of Lanzarote in Manolo Millares street.
The big day of the festivities begins with a regatta of 5-meter sail wafers in the bay of Arrecife, at 11:00 in the morning. At 16:30 the continuation of the Regional Petanque Tournament in the fields of the Insular Federation of Canarian ball and petanque of Lanzarote in Manolo Millares street. And at 17:00 Male handball between the C.B.Tejina de Tenerife and the Gran Canaria Ingenio, in the Titerroy Municipal Pavilion.
The night will close in style from 9:00 p.m. at Playa del Reducto, with the Macaco concert followed by the traditional fireworks show at 23:00 and the completion of the same, the performances of the Salineros de La Hoya and Pal Porrón, in the tent of the Fairground.