Wednesday, January 9, 2013

FIESTAS PALMARES - Enero • January 9-21, 2013



DATES:
January • Enero 9 - 21, 2013

PRICE:
Entrance - FREE

(rides, food, drinks, Bullfight entrance [to watch and enter the ring] and some other things have a fee)
FIESTA PALMARES is Costa Rica's 2nd largest festival (largest is the Zapote Festival from Christmas Day till the Sunday after New Years)!  This year they're expecting OVER 1,000,000 people (2012 had around 900,000 people).

The BIG ATTRACTIONS are the Horse Parade • TOPE which is Thursday at Noon - and
Festival Latino Sunday at 3pm - and of course the "bullfights" - Corridas de Toros.Palmares Fiesta has a full program of cultural activities, concerts, sporting events, carnival fun for all ages, carnival food, drinks and bullfights - Corridas de Toros (15 in total) where fools get in the ring and try to catch the bull (it's the PEOPLE that get hurt in the Tico version of a "bull fight"!!), marimbas, modified car and motorcycles show++

Money raised from this (they're hoping to raise around 350 million colones in 2013!!!) goes to priority projects of the
Asociación Cívica Palmareña • Civic Association Palmareña for such things as social projects in the canton, schools, day care centers, the Cruz Roja•Red Cross Nursing Home and Fire Department and to help pay off road work.



WEDNESDAY • MIERCOLES - JANUARY • ENERO  -  9
6pm  -  Opening parade of faroles or street lanterns on the fairgrounds
8pm  -  Fireworks


THURSDAY • JUEVES - JANUARY • ENERO  -  10
12/Noon  -  Tope (15,000-colones for Horses/Riders to participate)


ENGLISH:

WEDNESDAY 9
6:00 pm Parade of Lanterns and Lighting Fair Grounds. Sign in Boulevard, opposite the parish church.
8:00 pm firework.
THURSDAY 10
Bullfighting 7:00 pm. Livestock Chinchilla.
FRIDAY 11
6:00 pm Opening of the Art Fair.
7:00 pm Modified Car Show and Motorcycle.
SATURDAY 12
9:00 pm 3 on 3 Street Basketball Facilities Fair Grounds.
10:00 pm Palmarin Cup U-12 Football.
8:00 pm Night Ranchera. Fair Grounds.
SUNDAY 13
6:00 pm Belly Dance. Art Gallery.
Monta Competition 7:00 pm. Livestock Marsupe Chito Cubero Group.
MONDAY 14
8:00 pm Night of marimbas. Fair Grounds.
9:00 pm firework.
TUESDAY 15
9:00 a.m. Children's Festival.
7:00 pm Exhibition trotting horses.
8:00 pm Night of Cimarronas and masquerades. Fair Grounds.
9:00 pm firework.
WEDNESDAY 16
Violins Group 6:00 pm. Art Gallery.
THURSDAY 17
7:00 pm Stars Equine Exhibition.
8:00 pm Night of calypso music. Fair Grounds.
FRIDAY 18
5:30 pm Grand Carnival.
9:00 pm firework.
Saturday 19
Guitars Group 6:00 pm, Art Gallery
SUNDAY 20
International Concert 12:00 pm - Guest Artist: Shaggy.
3:00 pm Championship Monta ACET.
Dance Group 6:00 pm, Art Gallery
MONDAY 21
Musical Group 6:00 pm, Art Gallery
9:00 pm firework.

ESPANOL

MIÉRCOLES 9
6:00 p.m. Desfile de Faroles y Alumbrado del Campo Ferial. Inicia en el Boulevar, frente al Templo Parroquial.
8:00 p.m. Juego de Pólvora.
JUEVES 10
7:00 p.m. Corridas de Toros. Ganadería Chinchilla.
VIERNES 11
6:00 p.m. Inauguración de la Feria del Arte.
7:00 p.m. Exhibición de Autos Modificados y Motos.
SABADO 12
9:00 p.m. Baloncesto Callejero 3 contra 3 Instalaciones del Campo Ferial.
10:00 p.m. Copa Palmarín Futbol U-12.
8:00 p.m. Noche Ranchera. Campo Ferial.
DOMINGO 13
6:00 p.m. Baile del Vientre. Galería de Arte.
7:00 p.m. Competencia de Monta. Grupo Chito Cubero Ganadería Marsupe.
LUNES 14
8:00 p.m. Noche De Marimbas. Campo Ferial.
9:00 p.m. Juego de Pólvora.
MARTES 15
9:00 a.m. Festival Infantil.
7:00 p.m. Exhibición de Caballos Trotadores.
8:00 p.m. Noche de Cimarronas y Mascaradas. Campo Ferial.
9:00 p.m. Juego de Pólvora.
MIÉRCOLES 16
6:00 p.m. Grupo de Violines. Galería de Arte.
JUEVES 17
7:00 p.m. Exhibición de Estrellas Equinas.
8:00 p.m. Noche De Música Calipso. Campo Ferial.
VIERNES 18
5:30 p.m. Gran Carnaval.
9:00 p.m. Juego de Pólvora.
SABADO 19
6:00 p.m. Grupo de Guitarras, Galería de Arte
DOMINGO 20
12:00 m.d. Concierto Internacional - Artista Invitado: Shaggy.
3:00 p.m. Campeonato de Monta ACET.
6:00 p.m. Grupo De Danza, Galería de Arte
LUNES 21
6:00 p.m. Grupo Musical, Galería de Arte
9:00 p.m. Juego De Pólvora.

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(THE BEST video I've seen on this!!)

BULLFIGHTS
- CORRIDAS DE TOROS

15 separate bull baiting events.

ENTRANCE and SCHEDULE:
FiestasPalmares.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=52&Itemid=6
(click on Corridas de Toros for prices [I'm trying to get more details on this)


Spectators Entrance
2,000 colones to 8,000 colones (depending on the day). 

Kids and Seniors are FREE on

Sunday night-Jan. 13  •  Mon.-Jan. 14 - 3pm  •  Wed.-Jan. 16 - 8pm  •  Mon.-Jan. 21 - 4pm

WHAT HAPPENS TO SOME OF THE FOOLS
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GETTING THERE:

Palmares is located off the InterAmericana Highway - Ruta 1 (the highway that runs between San Jose and the Nicaragua border).

NOTE:
Traffic WILL be a NIGHTMARE!!
This is ESPECIALLY TRUE if you're going during popular Festival hours even to
Grecia, Atenas, San Ramon, the beaches+++!!!

POLICE WILL BE OUT IN FULL FORCE!!!!
Do NOT NOT NOT Drink and Drive!!!

they'll be looking for Drunk Drivers and people that have not paid their Marchamo!!


PARTY ALL YOU WANT!!
Hire a DRIVER!!!
Contact me at 
LivingLifeInCostaRica@gmail.com
as I have a friend putting together some transportation - PARTY van groups (NON-Smoking!!) leaving from Escazu and Santa Ana on the weekends!


TAKE A HELICOPTER RIDE TO
TOPE de PALMARES
(from
Aeropuerto Internacional Tobias Bolaños Palma - in Pavas)
January 10, 2013


Enjoy this 15 minute helicopter ride and avoid all that traffic 

Just 91,500-c per person - 4 people minimum!!!!
(mention the Disfrutaloya ad below)
CONTACT:  2-215-2741 or 6-042-0001
Disfrutaloya.com/evita-las-presas-y-llega-con-estilo-al-tope-de-palmares-viaja-en-helicoptero-de-san-jose-a-palmares-por-solo-91-500.html







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Son dos ganadores
1er Lugar (1 ganador + 2 amigos)
2do Lugar (1 ganador + 1 amigo)
Mayores de Edad.

Mas info del Evento:
facebook.com/events/391593027600013
FESTIVAL RANCHERO
Sabado•Saturday - Enero•January 12  -  7pm

FESTIVAL LATINO

Domingo•Sunday - Enero•January 13  -  3pm


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