Many of the fairs & festvals on the Costa del Sol have been cancelled due to coronavirus so please check with the local tourist information centre.
Easter is a huge event on the Costa del Sol. Every city, town and village has processions carrying large floats through the streets. The largest is in Malaga where the brotherhoods parade their floats all week. For more information on Easter processions click here.
The International fair in Fuengirola is one of the highlights of the year. Normally starts on the last Thursday \ Friday in April and lasts for 4 to 5 days. The fair displays good's, culture, music and food from over 30 countries around the world. The fair starts at 12:00 noon and finishes at 4:00am in the morning at the fair ground. On the Saturday there is a procession starting at noon at the town hall and finishes at the fair ground. This is where the different countries show off there culture and costumes. This event draws large crowds and is worth spending an afternoon and an evening here. 2020 dates 29-04-2020 to 03-05-20 2021 dates to be confirmed
Bajada en Banador in Seirra Navada. The literal translation is "decent in bathing suit" and thats exactly what it is. Towards the end of the ski season in April skier's are invited to ski in bathing suits or costumes on the slopes for a fun day. Click here of more information and images 2020dates 25-04-2020 2021 date to be confirmed
Koningsdag in Torremolinos. This festival is right out of Holland. It's a national holiday in The Netherlands to celebrate the Kings day, so the Dutch community party in Torremolinos. The festival starts at 3:00pm until 8:00pm The festival includes street markets selling Dutch food and products. The festival attacted over 200,000 tourists and locals in 2017. The traditional colour for the event is Orange. The event is held at La Carihuela 2021dates 27-04-2021.
Ruta de la Tapas Torremolinos is a competition involving over 60 restaurants and bars. The rules are simple you pick up a passport at the tourist information centre that will have a list of all the participating establishments. Each restaurant will offer you a tapa and a drink for €2.50 and stamp your passport. You choose the best tapa from the best restaurant or bar and hand the passport back to the tourist centre.The winning restaurant gets a plaque plus a prize and winning participent will be chosen. You get to have a fun time trying out different foods and judging them. 2021 dates to be confirmed.