The artists Maria del Monte, Café Quijano and Antonio José will be the headliners of the Fair and Festivals of San Pedro Alcántara, in Marbella, which will celebrate the population center from October 17 to 23, opening the permanent venue at Finca La Caridad, as reported this Thursday by the mayor, Ángeles Muñoz.
The councilor has recalled that the estate, that belonged to the former Urban Planning advisor, Juna Antonio Roca, and that the City Council recovered in 2019 the framework of the Malaya case; has a surface of 81,000 square meters and with “great symbolic character, because it is about the recovery of a patrimonial asset for the citizens”.
Muñoz has highlighted the work carried out by the City Council so that the land, which was obtained in the framework of judicial proceedings for corruption cases with a final sentence, “returned to the neighbors”. “In addition to having achieved build a large public facility -and the largest in the municipality- to host our fairs, serves for the organization of other social or cultural events to be held in the municipality”, he indicated.
The first mayor has detailed that for enable the plot “an extensive demolition has been done of many of the parties to make them more in line with the needs of the venue and we have respected buildings with Andalusian character and also very well preserved, which we understood had value”.
On the other hand, you specified that the enclosure will count with a main avenue with 14 booths in the form of associations, traditional and private, to which will be added a horse riding club house with a riding school; the booth ‘My home’, for the elderly, which will have live music every day; the municipal booth, 2,000 square meters, where concerts by top-level artists will be held, and the municipal palenque in the format of a family booth, where orchestras and dance academies will perform.
You have to add the amusement parks for children and adults, fifty in a space of 40,000 square meters and an area for food, raffles and other stalls. In the same way, the CECOP (Operational Coordination Center) of the Security Forces and Bodies and 1,200 parking spaces will be provided on a 26,000-square-meter plot assigned to the Consistory.
“We have also coordinated with the Department of Transport the permanent existence of shuttle buses from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. and a pedestrian area has also been set up so that those who wish can go directly through the tunnel to San Pedro”, explained Muñoz, who specified that “there will be two entrances, one through Nueva Andalucía and the other through San Pedro”.
On the other hand, the security of the enclosure will be guaranteed with a video surveillance system, to which must be added the device that will be presented in the coming days. The mayor, who has stressed that this will be the longest Fair that San Pedro Alcántara has had, has assessed that the space “is doubled or even tripled” with respect to other editions and has pointed out that for its premiere “a program has been designed for all audiences, with a musical offer headed by the performances of Maria del Monte, Café Quijano and Antonio Joséand with the leading role of local artists, choirs and dance schools”.
The councilor has highlighted that “this is the Fair of the return to normality after the pandemic” and he recalled that “in the last two years, although celebration of the patron saint festivities has not been dispensed with, the events have been marked by own restrictions of the health crisis”.
With regard to the programme, as novelties, he pointed out that instead of the traditional cavalcade there will be two parades (on Monday a street parade and on Friday with gigs, horsemen and rocks). have been scheduled children’s days (a children’s afternoon with the performance of ‘Pica Pica’ on Tuesday and a day with attractions at a reduced price), day of the elderly and a fair strip without noise so that groups with high sensitivity to sounds can enjoy the attractions elevated.