Here is a photo of what the beach looks like just down from the central plaza. Yes, that is the lifeguard tower engulfed by piles of earth. The whole area continues to be a construction site with stones and “rebar” and heavy plant equipment and is generally a no go area. The rumour that the whole travelling fair and entertainment would be held over in the Sports Field was just that – a rumour. The actuality is that everything will be based along the far end of Ave Mexico, which is closed off starting from Bistro Limon. That’s also where the hastily constructed stage is for all the various performances.
In honour of Our Lady of the Peace, starting Thursday 16 January at 6 pm, the first of the Peregrinaciones (Pilgrimages) will arrive at the main church in the central square. Other pilgrimages from various local areas will arrive on successive evenings at the Church at 6pm. Daily Mass at 5 a.m., Mass de Alba at 5.30 a.m. Rosario and offering of flowers at 5 pm, and another Mass at 7pm.
Special reception of the women’s torch on the 16th at 7 pm. Baptisms on Sunday 19th.
All fairground rides and booths located on Ave Mexico; additional children’s rides on empty lot on Ave Mexico corner of Guerrero (Where Shamrock used to hold their St Pat’s Day party).
Again, the stage is at Bistro Limon and closes off Ave Mexico at the junction of Guerrero. Leave your cars somewhere else, do not try and find a parking space in the Centro – you will not succeed! Please be aware that “ballet” encompasses “dancing” and does not mean “Swan Lake”.
And remember: ALL TIMES ARE PROVISIONAL !!
5pm: Opening Procession
8 pm: Municipal Ballet “TinToc”
9pm: Queen of Queens contest
10 pm: Huanacaxtle Band
8pm: Polynesian Hawaiian Dancers
9 pm: Bahia rappers
10 pm: “Golden Dance Paris – Nayarit”
8 pm: Little clowns “Pichicuaz”
9pm Folkloric ballet of San Vicente
10 pm: “Northern Versatile”
8pm: Nayarit Children’s mariachi
9pm: Musical Link “Versatil”
8 pm: “Ache Kapoeira”
9.30 pm: “Aventados” (daring) of Bahia
8 pm: Ballet Arab “Shezit”
9.30 pm: Karaoke “Magueyales”
8PM: Folkloric ballet “Texcalame”
8PM: Folkloric ballet “Taiyari”
10.30 – 11.00 AM: Arrival of the fishing fleet pangas from La Cruz on beach near to Dugarel’s Restaurant. Procession to the Church via Guerrero then Ave Mexico for the blessing at noon.
8pm: Ballet Dance “El Nayar”
9.30 pm: Mary la Nayarita”
10.00/10.30: Banda Sayulita and fireworks