THE carnival fun had got underway in Adra with the loud, colourful children’s procession through the town streets on Friday morning.
More than 2,000 boys and girls in fancy dress and accompanied by their parents joined the parade starting at the Plaza de San Sebastian and ending up at the Museo del Mar.
Kids dressed as fruit and vegetables, sweets, clowns, circus acts, rock stars, painters, pieces of art, scarecrows and all sorts of other characters looked as though they were thoroughly enjoying themselves in what was the eighth edition of the Adra carnival junior procession.
The big main procession is tomorrow Saturday beginning at 6pm. It will go from Calle San Sebastian, passing by the Museo del Mar and going on to the Cultural Centre, where there will be €800 in prize money up for grabs in the competition for the best costume.
Anyone wishing to take part has to sign up before the start of the procession.
There will also be performances by four carnival groups.
Adra’s carnival wraps up on Sunday with the ‘Burial of the Sardine’ at 6.30pm, going from the Plaza Puerta del Mar to the San Nicolas beach.
Mayor Manuel Cortes has encouraged local people and visitors to get out on the streets and enjoy themselves and “support this such traditional fiesta.”