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Fête de la Cerise, Céret


25th May - 26th May

Fête de la Cérise, Céret. Cherry Festival

Céret cherry festival

The annual cherry festival in Céret is a colourful weekend of stone spitting, music, dancing and entertainment in the streets.

Local restaurants serve up inventive recipes involving cherries…. so why not try a glass of cherry beer, cherry wine, cherry pie, cherry pasty, cherry burger, cherries on toast, cherries with spam…?

GET THE PARTY STARTED EARLY

Saturday 11th – Sunday 26th

SOLVE THE ENIGMA
Follow the puzzle around the local restaurants and shops to solve the cherry enigma to be entered into the tombola at the end of the festival

Sunday 19th May 

BUY CHERRIES DIRECT FROM THE PRODUCERS
Why wait until the festival? Sample the renowned red fruits and support local producers… win-win!

BANDAS & MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT, 11am – 2pm
Musical parades in the streets of th town centre

DANCING, 3pm & 4.30pm
Traditional dancing from local association Alma Sevillana, followed by Ballada de Sardanes

Wednesday 22nd May

FESTA DE LA CIRERE DELS NINS
A cherry festival for the kids- art workshops, blind cherry tastings and plenty of other surprises

Thursday 23rd May

JAM MAKING CONTEST
Artisan jam makers from across France will compete in the cherry jam making contest. At 2pm, you can have a go yourself!

Saturday in Céret

cherry_PNG3090 (1)10am – Official opening of the 26th cherry festival and bandas celebration with terroir market and parade in front of the cafés and terraces
cherry_PNG3090 (1)10.30am – 1pm – Bandas entertainment, bodega and grillades in the place de la Libérté
cherry_PNG3090 (1)11am – 12pm – Japanese floral art demonstration at the Mairie
cherry_PNG3090 (1)2pm – 3.30pm Stilts display through the streets
cherry_PNG3090 (1)3.30pm Crush your cherry- competition to remove the stone as quickly as you can at the Mairie
cherry_PNG3090 (1)4pm – Official ceremony at the Mairie
cherry_PNG3090 (1)4.15pm – Cherry stone spitting competition at the Mairie
cherry_PNG3090 (1)6.30pm – Apero with concert in the place de la Liberté
cherry_PNG3090 (1)8.30pm – Open air 3 course meal (20€ reservations at the Office de Tourisme 04 68 87 00 53) and concert at the place de la Liberté

Sunday in Céret

cherry_PNG3090 (1)10am – Opening of the cherry & terroir market
cherry_PNG3090 (1)10.30am – 1pm – Bandas in the streets
cherry_PNG3090 (1)1.30pm – 2.30pm – Japanese floral art demonstration at the Mairie
cherry_PNG3090 (1)2.30pm – Les Castellars on the boulevards
cherry_PNG3090 (1)3pm – Cherry stoning competition in front of Mairie
cherry_PNG3090 (1)4pm – Cherry relay race (new game for 2019) on boulevard Lafayatte
cherry_PNG3090 (1)4.45pm – Ballada de Sardanes
cherry_PNG3090 (1)5pm – Tombola draw for all successful completions of the enigma at the Mairie
cherry_PNG3090 (1)6.30pm – Closing of the festival with prize giving at the Maire

All weekend

cherry_PNG3090 (1)Shop windows decorated with a cherry theme
cherry_PNG3090 (1) Restaurants offer cherry based menus and cafés serve the latest ‘cherry beer’
cherry_PNG3090 (1)Japanese floral art competition (the best will be exhibited at the Musée d’art moderne)
cherry_PNG3090 (1)Solve the cherry based enigma
cherry_PNG3090 (1)Las bandas
cherry_PNG3090 (1)Free shuttle bus taking you in and out of the centre of Céret throughout the festival. Leaves from the bridge from 10am to 12.30pm and 2pm – 6pm.

For more information, contact the Office de Tourisme on 04 68 87 00 53

Details

Start:
25th May
End:
26th May
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Venue

Céret