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San Roque dresses in white for a night of music and culture

Noche Blanca last year.
Noche Blanca last year. / A. BOLTON
  • The free event is now in its fourth year and features concerts, shows, open museums and guided tours around the historic centre

Thousands of people are expected to descend on the old quarter of San Roque for the town's annual Noche Blanca tonight (Friday 24 August).

The free event is now in its fourth year and features concerts, shows, open museums and guided tours around the historic centre between 7.30pm and 2am.

Organised by the town council, it is designed to showcase the history and heritage of San Roque. Visitors are encouraged to dress in white clothing for the event that will also see the town decorated with candles and art.

Carlos Jordan, 45, head of the town's Foreign Resident and Tourism Department, told SUR in English: "It's been great success since we started this annual event four years ago. This year there is a lot more going on and even a few surprises that are not on the schedule."

Held at multiple locations, more than 20 activities are planned for the evening.

The event starts at Alameda Alfonso XI, at 7.30pm with a children's story teller, before moving on to a treasure hunt at 8pm for children aged 9-14.

From 8.30pm in the Alameda, a number of bands will perform, then at 9pm in the Plaza de Armas a photoshoot, monologue and solo guitarist will perform.

At 10.15pm a number of animated films will be screened at the museum, followed by an adult story teller at the library at 11pm.

Fans of Silvio Rodríguez will also enjoy a tribute to the singer at Plaza Espartero at 10.15pm.

Meanwhile, a guided tour of the streets of San Roque starts at the bull ring at 9pm and is in English and Spanish.

For more information visit www.sanroque.es