Ana Mena and Rosa López, exceptional tourists during the Maracena festivities

Next week Maracena will celebrate its patronal feasts in honor of San Joaquín, in which almost 60 activities and concerts have been organized from August 12 to 16 and in which Ana Mena and Rosa López are the two highlights of the program.

Among this year’s stellar performances are the singer from Malaga Ana Menawhich will make all the maraceneros dance to the rhythm of he lit up, One step from the moon about are light musicthe Grenadine rose lopez returns to the stage in a powerful and determined way to present his tour Phoenixthere Erika Leiva which will put the point coplero to the parties.

Moreover, the Carlos Cano Municipal Amphitheater will host the performances of the orchestras young soul, space, The Connected Orchestra there Coliseum. And while the older ones enjoy the dance, the little ones who want to can play and have fun in the free nursery-games center that the Consistory has set up in the same amphitheater. Other activities, already traditional, such as hot chocolate and healthy breakfast, horse show or ribbon races could not be missing. Aquatic evenings, children’s and young people’s gymkhanas and Zumba masterclasses are on the program.

“The Municipal Music and the Charanga la Yunka will animate the mornings, and there will be various art exhibitions and sports competitions among which the first kilometer of the track in the town of Maracena stands out, ”said the councilor for events, Desireé Velázquez. Shows such as the Coro Rociero de Maracena and the Miguel Almendros Dance School will also have their place in a program that meets the expectations of the public.

The councilor for events was excited and happy because “all municipal areas have collaborated to celebrate these much desired festivities in which it is intended to reach all audiences”. This year there will also be a free service of play center “so that young and old can enjoy these festive evenings”.

On behalf of the Department of Urban Regeneration, this year a car park in the fair area, Parque 28 de Febrero, “with 100 places so that anyone who wants to come can enjoy our festivities”, said the councilman, Carlos Porcela. The procession of the patron saint, San Joaquín, will take place on August 16 at 9:00 p.m. and will travel through the main streets of the center of the town of Maracena.

The Mayor of Maracena, Berta Linarespresented the programming during a visit to the fairgrounds and said that “after two years of pandemic, we are committed to ensuring that citizens get the most out of our festivities”. Linares wants families and friends get together in these times of coexistence. In this sense, he pointed out that the festival program is designed for all audiences, both for the smallest of homes and for the elderly with their traditional dinner where they want to pay homage.

The mayor pointed out that it was fully inclusive partiessince “the Municipal Amphitheater carlos cano it has been made even more accessible with a ramp for people with reduced mobility”. Likewise, the fairground attractions will operate on the 13th and 15th with a “sound system adapted to people with autism so that they can also enjoy the festivities”.

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