From June 22nd to July 2nd, the Festival Committee has organised a programme full of activities and events for all audiences.
From 14 to 22nd of June 2.017
22:00h. Prayers in honour of the “Santíssim Crist de la Salut”.
Thursday 22nd June
13:00h. Church bells ring to announce the beginning of the fiestas.
22:00h. Potluck dinner in the square (bring your own). There will be wine, sangria and snacks from Xiringuito Altea. Dinner entertained by a musical quintet. The big raffle of the calendar will take place! Good luck and thanks to everyone who took part.
Friday 23rd June - Day of “entraeta”
10:00h. 3x3 basketball tournament. (*Max 4 people per team and 16 years or over)
13:00h. Church bell rings.
18:30h. Greasy pole and games on the square. Basketball tournament prizes will be delivered.
20:30h. Mass in the “Sant Joanet” hermitage.
21:00h. Parade by "La Unión Musical, La Primitiva", from Castell de Castells.
21:30h. Collection from Centro Cívico of Festeros, neighbouring mayors and Town Hall officials. Children’s offering to S. Joan de Mosquera.
22:00h. Entrance of S. Joan de Mosquera through Ravalet Street along the Festeros and officials. On arrival there will be fireworks arranged by the pyrotechnicians Borreda.
23:30h Verbena enlivened by the great orchestra "Titanic" in the main square.
Saturday 24th June – Day in honour of “Sant Joan de Mosquera”
08:00h. Wake up call.
11:00h. Street parade and collection of the Festeros and the officials, accompanied by “La Unión Musical, La Primitiva” from Castell de Castells.
12:00h. Mass sung by the Choir of Alcalalí in honor of our patron Sant Joan. At the end, the Town Hall, has the pleasure to invite all the neighbours to a snack.
14:00h. Paella competition in Calle Mayor. Tasting of Anis Tenis (popular local drink), with many surprises and prizes.
18.00 h. Costume parade accompanied by steel band “Colp i Repic” from Xaló.
21:30h. Collection from Centro Cívico, of the Festeros, and Town Hall officials.
22:00h. Solemn procession in honour of “Sant Joan de Mosquera”.
24.00h. Music performance by the great orchestra "La Pato" in the town square. In the interval the winners of the paellas and fancy dress contest will be announced.
Sunday 25th June – Day in honour of “Santíssim Crist de la Salut”
08:00h. Wake up call.
11:00h. Street parade, collection of the Festeros with the children carrying the holy bread.
12:00h. Traditional blessing of the bread and Solemn Mass in honour of “Santíssim Crist de la Salut”, sung by the choir of Alcalalí. After the mass, Holy bread will be distributed to everyone around the village.
18:00h Theater "Les tres de la nit" by the group Terato Teatre.
19:00h. Street hand hand ball game (Pilota) at Nou Street.
21:30h. Collection from Centro Cívico of Festeros, church volunteers, this years’ first communion children and officials from the Town Hall.
22:00h. Procession in honour of “Santíssim Crist de la Salut”.
23:00h. Mascletà nocturna in Av. Vall de Pop by Borreda. (Unfortunately, due to strict fire regulations, we are unable to have the Grand Firework display this year).
24:00h. Music performance by the great orchestra "CRASH" in the main square.
Monday 26th June – Children’s Day
8:00h. Wake up call.
12:00h. Mass for the deceased people of Alcalalí.
11:00h. Water games in the municipal swimming pool.
17:00h. Childrens’ playground "Crazy Gymkhana" in Avenida Vall de Pop.
20:00h. Traditional cocà in the town square with wine tasting from CVVP of Xaló in the town square, with wine from the CVVP of Xaló. Event enlivened by a musical duo.
*Tables and chairs will be provided
*Tickets for the cocà can be collected outside the old town hall. Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th of June from 19.00 till 21.00h. Cost: 1€ per ticket.
NOTE: The Festival Committee reserves the right to modify or cancel any scheduled event.
Sunday 2nd July
19:00h. Return of the Sant Joan de Mosquera to the “Sant Joan” hermitage accompanied with “dolçaina i tabalet”. The Festeros would like to invite everybody to an afternoon snack.