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Fête de la Cerise, Céret

26th May - 27th May

Fête de la Cérise, Céret. Cherry Festival

Céret cherry festival

cherry_PNG3090 (1)The annual cherry festival in Céret is a colourful weekend of stone spitting, music, dancing and entertainment in the streets, not to mention the inventive recipes involving cherries served up in the local restaurants…. or why not try a glass of cherry beer, cherry wine, cherry pie, cherry pasty, cherry burger, cherries on toast, cherries with spam……..?

Cherry festival, Ceret

Saturday in Céret

cherry_PNG3090 (1)10h00 – Official opening of the cherry festival and market
cherry_PNG3090 (1)10h30 – 13h00 Parade of the ‘bandas’, in front of cafés Pablo and France
cherry_PNG3090 (1)14h30
Catalan dancing with « Alegria » in the streets
cherry_PNG3090 (1)15h00
Cherry stoning competition (in front of town hall)
cherry_PNG3090 (1)16h00
Official ceremony and planting of the cherry tree (rue du 19 mars) and cherry stone spitting contest (Pinyodrome, place Picasso)
cherry_PNG3090 (1)17h00 – bandas
cherry_PNG3090 (1)18h30 – Apero with concert from the ‘bandas’ in the place de la Liberté
cherry_PNG3090 (1)20h30 – Open air meal and concert at the place de la Liberté (20€)

Sunday in Céret

cherry_PNG3090 (1)10h – Opening of the cherry market
cherry_PNG3090 (1)10h00 – 13h00 – Parade of the ‘bandas’, in front of cafés Pablo and France
cherry_PNG3090 (1)14h00 – Sardanes from Colla Cireres (rue Saint Ferréol)
cherry_PNG3090 (1)14h30 – Choreographed show with castellers
cherry_PNG3090 (1)13h00 – Cherry stoning competition (in front of Mairie)
cherry_PNG3090 (1)14h00 – Cherry spitting competition (Pinyodrome, place Picasso)
cherry_PNG3090 (1)17h00 – closing of the festival, sardane and bal in front of the Arcades, choral concert at the Théâtre de Verdure.

All weekend

cherry_PNG3090 (1)Shop windows decorated with a cherry theme
cherry_PNG3090 (1)Céret school children present their paintings
cherry_PNG3090 (1)Restaurants offer cherry based menus and cafés serve the latest ‘cherry beer’
cherry_PNG3090 (1)Local products for sale with cherry base
cherry_PNG3090 (1)Children’s area with bouncy castle, candy floss…
cherry_PNG3090 (1)Free ‘little train’ taking you into and out of the centre of Ceret throughout the festival. Leaves from the bridge from 10h to 12h30 and 14h – 18h.




26th May
27th May
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