The city of Palma's fiestas in honour of patron St Sebastian enter the final stretch today, with the council holding its breath and hoping that rain won't spoil the Aiguafoc, the fireworks display due to take place in the Bay of Palma at 8pm. But first things first. The day starts at 9am with a cross country run from La Porciuncula in Playa de Palma. There are two events of interest in the Parc de la Mar. Radio hams will be putting their equipment on show and giving demonstrations to anyone who is interested from 9.30am, while canoe buffs can watch a game of kayak-polo at 10am. One of the biggest trotting race meetings of the year will be held at Son Pardo, in morning and afternoon sessions. Mass will be said at the Cathedral at 10.30am and from 11am there will be an exhibition of 4x4 jeeps at Ca l'Ardiaca (opposite Carrefour in General Riera). At noon, the city centre will be taken over by cyclists, for the annual Cyclists Day - a ride not a race - from the Plaza Cort to Son Moix. There will be prizes for the oldest and youngest cyclists and also the biggest, most attractive group. From Cort, the cyclists will go along Sol, the Llevant motorway, Antoni Maura, Borne, Union, Rambla, Via Alemania, Camino de Jesus and Salvador Dali. Mayor Joan Fageda will give the signal to start. Children haven't been forgotten: the group Cucorba will present a show at the Teatro Municipal in the Paseo Mallorca at 7pm. In the evening, a large part of the city will be closed to traffic in preparation for the fireworks display which will be one of the biggest ever seen. It is due to start at 8pm and the best vantage points will be the Paseo Marítimo and Paseo Sagrera.


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