The coastal walk of San Lorenzo

Semana Grande

When:
07/08/2018 – 15/08/2018 all-day Europe/Madrid Timezone
2018-08-07T00:00:00+02:00
2018-08-16T00:00:00+02:00
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Festejos Gijon

Semana Grande (Big Week) or as we call it, “Semanona“, are the celebrations in honor of the patron of Our Lady of Begoña. During these days from 7th to 15th August 2018, there will be many festive activities and concerts mainly around Plaza Mayor and Poniente Beach. One of the highlights is the fireworks on the night of 14th August, illuminating the city during this summer night.


Semana Grande Starts Tuesday 7th August


21:00 Official speech (pregón) with the Olympic canoeist Saul Craviotto at the Main Square of Gijon. It will be followed by live Asturian music (FREE)

21:45 Closing of the 18th International Bagpipe Band Festival Villa de Xixon also at the Main Square of Gijon (FREE)

22:30 Homage to Michael Jackson by Smooth Criminals at the Atlantic Botanical Gardens terrace (Price: €9)


Wednesday 8th August


22:00 Sidonie at the Main Square of Gijon (FREE)

22:30 Alberto & Garcia and Staytons at the Atlantic Botanical Gardens terrace (Price: €8)


Thursday 9th August


22:00 Antonio Zambujo at the Main Square of Gijon (FREE)

22:30 The Forrest Rock Band at the Atlantic Botanical Gardens terrace (Price: € 15)


Friday 10th August


21:00  Zenet, Pancho Varona and the mythical formation of Joaquín Sabina at the Main Square of Gijon (FREE)

22:30 Lia & The Troubadours at the Atlantic Botanical Gardens terrace (Price: € 5)

23:00 Luz Casal at Poniente Beach (FREE)


Saturday 11th August


21:00 Zenet at Plaza Mayor (FREE)

22:30 Micky y Plana Mayor at the Atlantic Botanical Gardens terrace (Price: € 10)

23:00 Warcry at Poniente Beach (FREE)


Sunday 12th August


21:00 Shirley Davis & The Silverbacks presenting “Wishes & Wants” at the Main Square of Gijon (FREE)

22:30 Jose Manuel Tejedor at the Atlantic Botanical Gardens terrace (Price: € 10)

23:00 Maldita Nerea at Poniente Beach (FREE)


Monday 13th August


21:00 Captains and Pablo Und Destruktion at the Main Square of Gijon (FREE)

22:30  Mas Que Jazz choir at the Atlantic Botanical Gardens terrace (Price: € 5)

23:00 The Original Blue Brothers Band at Poniente Beach (FREE)


Tuesday 14th August


22:00 Orquesta Assia at Poniente Beach (FREE)

22:30 Los de Siempre and Son del Carmen at the Atlantic Botanical Gardens terrace (Price: € 8)

00:00 Fireworks from Cerro Santa Catalina!!!


Semana Grande Ends Wednesday 15th August


10:00-22:00 The Gijon International Piano Festival presents the Piano Marathon of Gijon 2018 at Paseo de Begoña

13:00 Banda de Musica de Gijon perform Bailables at Paseo de Begoña

14:00 Danza Prima and Restallon at San Lorenzo Beach


Markets


Are you interested in the local crafts? There are several markets available during Semana Grande in Gijon:

15th Artisan Market at Pueblu D’Asturies

ArteGijon at Plaza de Campo Valdes

FIDMA at FeriAsturias

Enjoy Semana Grande in Gijon!

Video Credit: Carmen Moriyon


 

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