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Plaza Gen­eral Llopis, 1

96 671 03 63 dolores@touristinfo.net Plaza de Es­paña, 1 96 671 00 41 At the mu­nic­i­pal li­brary in the cul­tural cen­tre Calle San An­to­nio 2.

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Un­til Septem­ber 19: Nues­tra Señora de los Dolores fi­es­tas. Here is the pro­gramme of events: Septem­ber 15: Nues­tra Señora de los Dolores feast day 08.00: Bell ring­ing 09.00: Big head pa­rade vis­it­ing all of the lo­cal schools 10.30: Saint’s Mass 12.00: Bell ring­ing and rocket launch 13.00: Dec­o­rated street award cer­e­mony. The jury ac­com­pa­nied by the fi­esta queens and their ladies in wait­ing, and a fi­esta street mu­sic band will visit each of the win­ning streets 20.00: Holy Mass 21.00: Flo­ral of­fer­ing in hon­our of Nues­tra Señora de los Dolores leav­ing from Avenida Príncipe de As­turias 23.30: Grand con­cert by Mr. Hyde and Ruta 69 at the sports cen­tre car park. Free ad­mis­sion Through­out the night: Bar, mu­sic and danc­ing at the mu­nic­i­pal fi­esta site Septem­ber 16: 11.30: Chupinazo (fi­esta in­au­gu­ra­tion) and re­treta (pa­rade) fea­tur­ing the mu­nic­i­pal­ity’s fi­esta as­so­ci­a­tions‘ at the town hall Fol­lowed by a foam party at the door of the town hall with free beer for all. The party will also fea­ture El Monín’s wa­ter trans­porter. Peo­ple may get re­freshed with ‚buck­ets of wa­ter‘ 20.00: Saint’s Mass 20.30: Fancy dress and lav­ishly-dec­o­rated float pa­rade. With five prizes of €150 up for grabs for the best in­di­vid­ual fancy dress, best group fancy dress, best chore­og­ra­phy, best dec­o­rated ve­hi­cle or float, and the friendli­est group Leav­ing from Avenida Príncipe de As­turias and fol­low­ing the tra­di­tional route. The prize giv­ing cer­e­mony will take place in Plaza Gen­eral Llopis (op­po­site the town hall) fol­low­ing the pa­rade Through­out the night: Bar, mu­sic and danc­ing at the mu­nic­i­pal fi­esta site Septem­ber 17: 08.00: Bell ring­ing a rocket launch 10.30: Holy Mass 12.00: Holy Mass Fol­low­ing the mid­day Mass there will be a spec­tac­u­lar mas­cletá (explosive bar­rage of co­or­di­nated fire­crack­ers and fire­works) in Plaza Car­de­nal Bel­luga 19.00: Solemn Mass sung by the María Trives choir 20.00: Solemn pro­ces­sion with the im­age of Nues­tra Señora de los Dolores, leav­ing from the church Fol­low­ing the pro­ces­sion there will be a fire­work dis­play 23.30: Mu­si­cal and com­edy show at Plaza Car­de­nal Bel­luga Through­out the night: Bar, mu­sic and danc­ing at the mu­nic­i­pal fi­esta site Septem­ber 18: 10.30: Saint’s Mass in hon­our of the de­parted 12.00: Bell ring­ing a rocket launch 14.00: Brother­hood day at the sports cen­tre. With drinks for all peo­ple who want to spend the day with their neigh­bours and other res­i­dents of the mu­nic­i­pal­ity. Ta­bles and chairs will be laid on. Prior regis­tra­tion at the town hall is es­sen­tial. Paella mak­ing is al­lowed at the venue 15.00: Fourth Dolores paella con­test at the mu­nic­i­pal sports ground 16.30: Fol­low­ing the brother­hood meal there will be a num­ber of ac­tiv­i­ties in­clud­ing, tug of war, strength tests, walk­ing the greasy pole and other tra­di­tional games at the foot­ball ground 18.00: Bach­e­lors ver­sus mar­ried men’s foot­ball match at the mu­nic­i­pal foot­ball ground 21.30: End of fi­esta con­cert with the María Trives choir and Dolores mu­si­cal union band at Plaza Car­de­nal Bel­luga Fol­low­ing the con­cert there will be cho­co­late and buns for all and a loud end of fi­esta fire­work at Plaza Car­de­nal Bel­luga Septem­ber 19: 20.00: Saint’s Mass and de­liv­er­ing the flow­ers from the flo­ral of­fer­ing to the town’s sick and dis­abled 22.00: Church opens in or­der to salute the Vir­gen in her chapel

Un­til Septem­ber 19: Nat­u­ral­ism, an ex­hi­bi­tion of paint­ings and art­work by Costa Blanca-based artist Ro­nen Zlo­to­goura at the cul­tural cen­tre. The ex­hi­bi­tion high­lights the artist’s treat­ment of forms, colours and space as they ap­pear in na­ture. The artist spe­cialises in hy­per­re­al­ism, which are paint­ings that look like high res­o­lu­tion pho­to­graphs but are ac­tu­ally hand painted. Open­ing times are 17.00-19.00, ex­cept for Fri­day, Septem­ber 15 when it will be closed for the day. The cul­tural cen­tre is sit­u­ated at Calle San An­to­nio, 2, Dolores. Ad­mis­sion is free. For more in­for­ma­tion visit Ro­nen’s web­site at www.zlo­to­goura.com

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