Tuesday 21 will be Children’s Day, there will be two days with the fair without noise and the Extremadura Orchestra will offer a concert on the pier on the right bank before the fireworks
This Friday, with the lighting of the Caya fair at 10:30 p.m., the San Juan de Badajoz Fair 2022 will begin, which, without restrictions, will bring together more than one hundred chacharritos between attractions and raffles and will recover the offer of booths with the traditional food and four nightclubs, one more than in 2019, which was the last year they were able to open.
The novelties of this year are that Children’s Day is brought forward to Tuesday 21, when all the attractions will cost half and that there will be two days of the fair without noise, on Monday and Tuesday between 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Another of this year’s additions to the fair program presented this Wednesday by the responsible councilor, Francisco Javier Gutiérrez, and the manager of the council, Hernán García, is that the Extremadura Orchestra will offer a concert from the pier on the right bank del Guadiana on the night of Thursday 23, which will serve as a prelude to the San Juan fireworks display.
The schedule, by days:
Inauguration of the San Juan Fair with the traditional lighting of the fair at 10:30 p.m., followed by fireworks.
God save the queen concert, a tribute to the mythical band Queen, in the auditorium of the fairgrounds at 10:30 p.m.
Lola Índigo concert in the auditorium of the fairgrounds at 10:30 p.m.
Fair without noise between 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. The attractions will not have music.
Children’s Day, in which the attractions will cost half price. There will also be a fair without noise between 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
The night of the fireworks. This year as a prelude, the Extremadura Orchestra will offer a concert starting at 10:30 p.m. from the pier on the right bank of the Guadiana River, which will overlap with the start of the fireworks show on the night of San Juan. As is traditional, the pyrotechnics will start at 11:30 p.m. from the Palmas bridge and will end at midnight with the great final fireworks.
Puro Latino Festival in the auditorium of the fairgrounds, whose admission will be free until full capacity is reached. After the cancellation of the presence of Anuel AA, the headliner will be Omar Montes, who will perform together with RVFV and José de las Heras.
The day of San Juan will begin in the morning with the traditional mass dedicated to the patron saint at 12 in the morning in the Cathedral. At the same time, the parade of the Giants and Big Heads will leave López de Ayala to tour San Francisco, Obispo Street, Plaza de España, Virgen de la Soledad, Soledad Square, San Pedro de Alcántara Street and will arrive at noon at San José and Alta squares. After mass, the Municipal Music Band will offer its traditional San Juan concert at 1:00 p.m.
At the fairgrounds, the highlight of the night will be the concert by India Martínez, in the auditorium starting at 10:30 p.m.
The last day of the fair will begin with a concentration of classic vehicles starting at 9 in the morning in the Plaza Alta, which will make a route to the fair and will be parked in the Lusiberia water park for whoever wants to see them.
That same day will be the children’s concert with the Cantajuegos El Payaso Tallarín, in the auditorium of the fairgrounds and with free admission. To access, invitations can be collected from this Thursday, the 16th, at the tourist offices (Calle San Juan and Plaza de San José) and at the information office on the ground floor of the Town Hall. After the concert, it will be the rumba box contest organized by Falcap.
As for the Day Fair in the Old Town, the bars will be able to bring bars to the street and there will be piped music until 8:00 p.m. After that time, each local will have to remove the bars, but will be able to keep the nightstands.
During the day, there will be parades and brass bands animating the streets of the Old Town.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.