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Rockin Race Jamboree 2012: 4 Days of the Best Music from the 50’s

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Rockin Race Jamboree 2012 TorremolinosThere’s not long to go now! In just over a week, the 2012 edition of the Rockin Race Jamboree kicks off in Torremolinos. From the 2nd February to the 5th February, music fans and visitors can attend this unique event which has become the largest festival in Spain dedicated to music of the 50’s and early 60’s. For 4 intense days, 19 international artists and groups will play the best of Rockabilly, Rhythm & Blues, Surf and other musical styles from the era.

Once again, the Rockin Race Jamboree will take place at the Palacio de Congresos de Torremolinos. Now in its 18th year, this popular festival has undergone notable growth attracting thousands of people – the organizers estimate attendance to be more than 3000 people this year – from Europe, United States, Japan and even from Australia!  Continue Reading →

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Three Kings Parade in Benalmadena

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Three Kings parade BenalmadenaThe kids are getting excited as their favourite day of the year approaches: Three Kings. As is tradition here in Spain, families congregate to watch the popular Three Kings parades which take place in most towns and cities. This year, Benalmadena town hall has organised a fantastic parade which you wont want to miss.

Official Route of the 3 Kings Parade in Benalmadena

12:00 pm – The 3 Kings arrive by boat at the Marina’s eastern pier. Upon arrival, they will head to the area between Avenida Alay and Antonio Machado; fromm here, the children will have the opportunity to hand over their letters (with their present wish list) to the 3 wise men as well as enjoy entertainment and animation which has been organised. The local business association will also donate a large number of gifts and toys which will be handed out amongst all children who attend the arrival of the Three Kings. Continue Reading →

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An Evening of Tango in the Moonlight

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Tango show and music in the Moonlight Theatre

Our Moonlight Theatre is the chosen venue for a special evening of entertainment on Sunday 13th November: A fantastic Argentine Tango and Folk show.

This unique evening of traditional Argentinian tango and folk music is performed by the Arcos de Buenos Aires Company, made up of a string chamber orchestra and a spectacular tango ballet.

The company is conducted by the prestigious violinist and conductor, Walter O Tejada Carranza and will be introducing their new show “La Porteña”, a fascinating combination of music and dance with 17 artists performing traditional Argentinian tango and folk music.

Arcos de Buenos Aires have performed in many of the most important international festivals and stages throughout Europe, including: Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Bosforous International Music Festival (Cemal Resit Rey Concert Hall in Istambul, Oldengurg International Festival, and the 2nd International Music Festival “Inessa Galant” in Jurmala, Latvia.

The show starts at 7:00pm on the evening of the 13th November; tickets (a bargain at €10 per person) can be bought at the Sunset Beach Club leisure desk or at the entrance of the Moonlight on the evening of the show.

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An Amazing Evening of Music in the Moonlight Theatre

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Martin Minor Show at the MoonlightNext Tuesday evening (4th October 2011) we’ve got a fantastic evening of entertainment in our Moonlight Theatre.,Martin Minor Entertainment are organising the show and have prepared a top class line up of tribute acts which are sure to delight all who attend.

Two of the acts – Take That and Westlife – have been performing all summer at Sunset Beach Club and the guest feedback has been fantastic. Who knows, some of the acts featured on Tuesday evening might become regulars for next seasons musical shows at the Moonlight!

Here’s a quick peek at the line up:

  • Olly Hughes as Robbie Williams
  • Progress as Take That
  • Russian Dancers
  • Chloe Lang as Amy Winehouse
  • Waune Dicks as George Michael
  • The Beatles
  • Progress as Westlife
  • Jordana as Lady Gaga

As you can see, some great tribute acts that make for an enjoyable evening.

The show starts at 9:30pm and tickets are €10; these can be bought at the entrance.

For more information, please call Martin Minor on +34 633 474260

See you on Tuesday!

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Who’s Going to the Sailor’s Market in Benalmadena Marina?

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Seaman's MarketThere’s a new and somewhat different event for you this weekend… activities and entertainment which are sure to thrill children and adults alike: The Sailor’s Market in Benalmadena Marina!

This is the first the Sailor’s Market (Mercado Marinero) is being held in Benalmadena and promises fun and laughter for all who visit over the weekend.

Here’s what you can expect:-

  • Parades and street performers (musicians, fire eaters, etc)
  • Fun characters such as the Pirate Captain and his buccaneers!
  • Variety of workshops
  • Special children’s attractions
  • Theatre sketches
  • Children’s games
The fun begins tomorrow evening – 16th september at 7pm and continues on Saturday the 17th and Sunday 18th from 11am to 2.30pm and 7pm to 1.00am.
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Did You Know You Can Visit the Fuengirola Zoo (Bioparc) at Night?

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Bioparc Fuengirola at Night

Bioparc at night...

Fuengirola Zoo, or Bioparc, as it is now called is a favourite amongst holiday makers who visit theCosta del Sol. If you haven’t been, you need to make sure you a visit in to your busy holiday plans; the kids will love you for it and you’ll have a blast of a time! Until the end of August, they’re even open at night!

Divided into different themes, Bioparc Fuengirola offers visitors a unique experience as you are taken on a fascinating tour that includes visiting Africa’sCongoValleywith its lush vegetation and a group of gorillas, including an enormous silverback! Continue Reading →

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Local Festivities in Benalmádena Pueblo

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Benalmadena Village fairIt’s definitely a busy week as far as fairs and local festivities are concerned! In a previous post we mentioned the Málaga Fair which starts this weekend and today we’re letting you know about the fair in Benalmadena Village which kicks off tomorrow (11th August).

Nowhere near as busy – or chaotic – as the Málaga fair, this local fair is more of a low key affair and a great option for those looking to experience a traditional local fair for the first time.

As is typical in most local festivities, the fair is split into two: A day time version where you can indulge in some great tapas and wines as well as dance to sounds of traditional flamenco music! At night its time for the fun fair where children and adults alike will have a blast on all the rides available!

There will be live music every evening at the main fair ground for those who fancy it and on Monday the 15th August, the town hall has organised its first fancy dress rally where participants have to decorate their cars as extravagantly and originally as possible; the best “design” gets a prize! Should be fun to see how artistic the Benalmádena locals can get 😉

Throughout the 5 days, there will be a number if competitions and tournaments which will allow visitors to the “feria” the chance to win some great prizes, including restaurant meals, toys and other fun gifts.

If you’re staying at Sunset Beach Club, make sure you visit Benalmádena village fair for a taste of the real Spain…and a whole lot of fun too!

Just a friendly reminder that if you are looking for somewhere to stay during “Feria Week”, you can check availability for our hotel at www.sunsetbeachclub.com

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The Virgen del Carmen Processions: Don’t Miss this Breathtaking Cultural Event

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Virgen del CarmenFor those of you who enjoy taking in a little Spanish culture during your holidays, I highly recommend you take a couple of hours this Saturday (16th July) to go and see one of the many “Virgen del Carmen” processions taking place along the Coast.

Last year I went along to the Virgen del Carmen procession in Los Boliches – just a 15 minute drive from the hotel – and thoroughly enjoyed the experience (follow the link to the blog post I wrote).

I won’t provide a long winded explanation of what this day represents – you can see this post about the Virgen del Carmen celebrations for that – but I will quickly explain a little about the reason for this colourful and emotional event.

The Virgen del Carmen, or Stella Maris, as she is often referred to is the patron saint of fishermen and of the Spanish Navy! If you visit one of the processions which take place in most of the “traditional” fishing villages along the Coast – Los Boliches, Benalmádena,La Carrihuelain Torremolinos, Marbella and Estepona, to name but a few – you will witness the pure devotion the local villagers towards their patron saint.

The processions usually start off in the afternoon as the fishermen carry their “Virgen” – which is usually handcrafted in wood and porcelain Continue Reading →

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Have You Experienced the “Night of San Juan”?

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Noche de San Juan en Benalmadena

Traditional Bonfire for San Juan

Next Thursday the 23rd June, the beaches of Benalmádena – and many other Spanish towns and cities – will come alive to celebrate the Night of San Juan.

This not-to-be-missed date on the local festivities calendar coincides (nearly…) with the summer solstice; the perfect way to celebrate the arrival of the summer!

Fire is the protagonist of this magical night as hoards of people head to the beach to build bonfires and watch the impressive firework displays up and down the coastline. If you’re staying at Sunset Beach Club and you’re lucky enough to have an east facing view (towards the Marina), don’t miss the firework display programmed for 1am (night of the 23rd to 24th June) at the Bil-Bil Castle.

If you don’t have a room facing east, you can always take a stroll to the end of the promenade in front of the hotel; from there you will have panoramic views of the firework display.

Don’t be alarmed by all the people you see on the beaches, the Night of San Juan is extremely popular amongst locals and parties go on until early hours of the morning. Continue Reading →

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