Party starts early in the morning with a Misa Huertana (Mass of the "huerta") in front of the baroque façade of the cathedral where the Virgin of the Fuensanta, saint patron of the city, marches. Streets start being full of Murcian people and visitors completely dressed with typical costumes, or just with some accessories, but all of them sharing a common aim: enjoying a day outdoors, from garden to garden, from square to square and from "barraca" (typical hut imitating the ones of the Market Garden in Murcia) to "barraca".
In the afternoon, the parade of the Bando de la Huerta goes over the streets with dancing groups, horse-drawn carriages, "gigantes" and "cabezudos" (giants and big-heads) or picture cards of the "huerta" lifestyle. During the parade there is also room for "soflamas panochas", satirical texts written in the vernacular of the "huerta". Tens of floats, which give out gifts, typical food and drinks to the assistants, close the parade.