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Festival of San Gines 2014, Arrecife

The Fiestas de San Ginés in the capital of Lanzarote start on Thursday 14th August with a full event programme through to Monday 25th.

san-gines-2014The poster was designed by Arrecifeño artist and art teacher Santiago Alemán, who created his first San Ginés poster for the capital 25 years ago. This edition features a collage of different scenes from around Arrecife, particularly the Charco de San Ginés.

The capital’s fiesta programme has lots of sporting and cultural events, it’s worth reading through the schedule as there’s some interesting ones. We like the traditional Jolateros racing in small tin boats and the Cucaña which involves climbing a greasy pole balanced off a boat! There’s a classic car exhibition, remote control boat racing, motocross and wheelbarrow races as well.

With two weekends included, there’s plenty of live music events spread across the capital, we’ve attached a map of locations to help you find the venues listed. There’s a big firework display on Monday 25th to mark the end of the fiesta.

Fiestas de San Ginés Event Programme 2014

Thursday 14th August
11:00 Futbin on Playa de Reducto
20:30 Opening ceremony in the salón de plenos del Ayuntuntamiento de Arrecife
21:30 Festival de Rock in Parque Islas Canarias with rock groups Pura Muerte (Madrid(, Asi se murió (Las Palmas), Cumbia Ebria (Lanzarote) and Smoking Stones (Barcelona)

Friday 15th August
08:00 XXII Campeonato de Canarias de Vela (sailing competition) bahía Arrecife
11:00 Futbin on Playa de Reducto
12:00 Football on Playa de Reducto
12:30 Campeonato de bicicletas (bike competition) by Casa del Miedo at Charco de San Ginés.
17:30 Travesia San Ginés (open water swim race) departing from La Rocar arriving at Parque Islas Canarias.
18:00 Torneo de fútbol San Ginés (football) en la Ciudad Deportiva
18:00 Concurso de dibujo infantil (drawning competition) in the Casa del Miedo at Charco de San Ginés
20:30 Torneo Regional de Bola Canaria (regional bowling tournament) in las canchas municipales on calle José Antonio
21:30 Gala de elección Miss Arrecife 2014 y Reina de las Fiestas de San Ginés with performances from Isi y Eva Ruiz in the Carpa del Recinto Ferial
21:30 Festival de Rock y Gran Festival Electrónico in the Parque Islas Canarias with various DJ’s from the island including Fran Jiménez, Aaren Suárez, Jyetur, Yanne y Synkro.

Saturday 16th August
08:00 XXII Campeonato de Canarias de Vela in the bahía Arrecife
09:00 Pasacalle de Gigantes y Cabezudos (street procession of giant heads) from Casa del Miedo in the Charco de San Ginés
10:00 Beach football on Playa el Reducto
11:00 Beach tennis on Playa el Reducto
12:00 Treasure hunt at Charco de San Ginés
16:00 XXXVI concurso de HF Fiestas de san Ginés 2014
16:00 Torneo Regional de Bola Canaria (regional bowling tournament) in las canchas municipales on calle José Antonio
16:00 Beach tennis on Playa el Reducto
18:00 Torneo de fútbol San Ginés (football) en la Ciudad Deportiva
20:00 II Torneo de Baloncesto Nocturno (basketball) at Ciudad Deportiva & Blas Cabrera
21:00 Festival Internacional de Folclore (folklore concert) in the Charco de San Ginés including Añate (Tenerife), Los Cebolleros (Gran Canaria), Maxorata (Fuerteventura) & Coros y Danzas Arrecife (Lanzarote)
22:00 Festival de Rock (rock concert) in the Parque Islas Canarias including the rock groups Jony Kontrol (Bilbao), Niños Cantores (Tenerife), Soul Jacket (Vigo), Hendrik y los míticos GT (Cantabria) & Los Enenmigos (Madrid)

Sunday 17th August
08:00 XXII Campeonato de Canarias de Vela n the bahía Arrecife
11:00 Beach football on Playa el Reducto
12:00 Closure of the II Torneo de Baloncesto Nocturno (basketball) at Ciudad Deportiva & Blas Cabrera
13:00 Beach tennis on Playa el Reducto
14:30 Closure of the XXII Campeonato de Canarias de Vela in the Centro Insular de Deportes Náuticos
15:00 Fiesta del Agua at Charco de San Ginés
16:00 Final of the XXXVI concurso de HF Fiestas de San Ginés
18:00 Ginkhana en carretilla (wheelbarrow races) at Charco de San Ginés
19:00 XVII Encuentro de Personas Mayores (pensioners meeting) in the Parque Islas Canarias with Parranda Raíces
21:00 Gran Canaria Big Band in concert accompanied by Gabriel García (timple) y Almudena Hernández (voice) at Charco de San Ginés

Monday 18th August
18:00 Batalla de Porteros (battle of the goalkeepers) on Playa del Reducto
19:00 Torneo de Fútbol Veterano (football) in the Pabellón de Titerroy

Tuesday 19th August
18:00 Batalla de Porteros (battle of the goalkeepers) on Playa del Reducto
18:00 Traditional games in the Casa del Miedo, at Charco de San Ginés
19:00 Torneo de Fútbol Veterano (football) in the Pabellón de Titerroy
21:00 Regata Nocturna de Chalanas (boat race) in the Casa del Miedo, at Charco de San Ginés
21:30 Presentation of the disc Contemplar mi linda isla by Parranda El Requinto in the Casa del Miedo at Charco de San Ginés

Wednesday 20th August
17:30 Balonmano (beach handball) on Playa el Reducto
21:00 Closure of the World Press Photo 2014 exhibition at the Sala de Exposiciones Charco de San Ginés

Thursday 21st August
17:30 Balonmano (beach handball) on Playa el Reducto
20:00 Basic training by The Box in the Casa del Miedo, at Charco de San Ginés
21:00 Advance training by The Box in the Casa del Miedo, at Charco de San Ginés
21:00 Acoustic concert to present the album Gene Kelly by Mellany Morales in the Castillo de San José

Friday 22nd August
10:00 III Torneo Touch Rugby at the campo of San Francisco Javier
12:30 Canoe lesson at the Charco de San Ginés
16:00 Torneo de Ajedrez (chess tournament) in the Sociedad Democracia
20:00 Caminata marinera (walk) at Charco de San Ginés. Followed by live music from the groups El Requinto y Los Labradores
20:30 Master Zumba class in the Parque Islas Canarias
21:30 Ángel López from Son by Four in concert in the Carpa del Recinto Ferial as well as other artists including José de Rico, Charly Rodríguez, Jake la Voz, Quimi Acosta, Dani Navarro, Emy y Titerito
24:00 Verbena in the Recinto Ferial

Saturday 23rd August
10:00 III Torneo Touch Rugby at the campo of San Francisco Javier
10:30 Torneo de Ajedrez (chess tournament) in the Sociedad Democracia
11:00 Torneo de Vela Latina 5 metros San Ginés 2014 in the C.I. de Deportes Náuticos
12:00 Regata de Jolateros & Cogida de Cintas (boat races) at Charco de San Ginés
13:30 XXII Triathlón Casino Club Náutico
14:00 Closure of Torneo de Vela Latina 5 metros San Ginés 2014 in the C.I. de Deportes Náuticos
14:00 Fiesta del Agua at Charco de San Ginés
14:00 Closure of Torneo de Ajedrez (chess) in the Sociedad Democracia
16:00 Torneo Regional de Petanca in the canchas municipales on calle José Antonio
16:00 II Carrera de Coches Off Road de Radio Control (radio control racing) in the Casa del Miedo at Charco de San Ginés
18:00 Carrera de Sacos (sack race) at Charco de San Ginés
18:00 I Enduro de Motos Ciudad de Arrecife (motorcross endurance race) in La Bufona
21:30 XXVI Encuentro de Habaneras y Música del Mar Braulio de León at Charco de San Ginés with Coral Arrecife Cuarto Son (La Palma) & Amigos de Portonao
21:30 Concert in the Parque Islas Canarias with Treintytantos, Alejo Estivel, (singer from Tequila) y Los Lola
21:30 La Movida Madrileña musical spectacular in the Carpa del Recinto Ferial

Sunday 24th August
11:00 Regata de Barquillos de Radio Control (remote control boat racing) in the Parque Ramirez Cerdá
12:00 Charcothlón, (competition with kayak, jolateros & sacks) in the Charco de San Ginés
13:00 Cucaña Marina (greasy pole) and children’s swim races in Charco de San Ginés
13:00 I Exposición de coches clásicos y antigüos (classic cars) in the Parque Islas Canarias
20:00 Award ceremony in the Casa del Miedo at Charco de San Ginés
21:30 XXV Festival Campesino Desde Lanzarote in the Carpa del Recinto Ferial
24:00 Verbena in the Recinto Ferial

Monday 25th August
11:00 Solemn Eucharist presided by the Reverend Jose Benito Gallego accompanied by the Coral Arrecife choir, followed by a procession with the image of San Ginés Obispo.
21:00 Festival de Gimnasia (gymnastics) on the beach Playa del reducto
21:00 Recital de Los Sabandeños with participation from Ico Arrocha, Valentín Fernández y Ciro Corujo in the Carpa del Recinto Ferial
23:00 Gran Quema de Fuegos Artificiales (firework display) in the Parque Marítimo
23:30 Verbena with Parrandas at the Recinto Ferial including performances from Pal Porrón y Parranda El Golpito

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