Festivals & fairs



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.

Malaga Fair is held every year normally starting on a Friday/Saturday before the 19th of  August and lasts for one week. The fair dates back to 1487 when the Catholic Kings re-conquered the city from eight centuries of rule by the Moorish Muslims. The day fair starts around 12:00 and is located all over Malaga's centre. A good place to start would be Plaza de la Constitución or Calle Marques De Larios The night fair is held at Cortijo de Torres 2020 dates are 15th to 22th August 2020.

Ruta de la Tapas. This is a great bit of fun in Mijas. The event runs through all of July and August on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:30pm until 23:30pm. There is a list of bars in Mijas that provide a tapas and a drink for 2 euro. If you want to try some of the Costa del Sols traditional food then have a go do follow the route.

For more information go to the Mijas tourist information centre.

dates for 2020 every tuesday and Thursday in July and August.

Feria Virgin de la Cruz. Held in the streets and on the fairground at Benalmadena Pueblo It is always mid August every year and is in ais of the village patron saint Virgin de la cruz. The event centre's around the Plaza de Espana and in the evening the fairground on Calle San Miguel.date for 2019 are 11-08-2019 to 15-08-2019. 2020 dates to be confirmed

Arabian Souk, around the first of September in Benalmadena Pueblo.

The main market is situated in the Plaza de las Tres Culturas, Plaza de España, Calle Real and in the ‘Jardines del Muro’.There’s lots of fun entertainment on the event’s programme too: Street Parades, performers, belly dancers, Workshops (archery, pottery, calligraphy), live music and traditional games

This is a unique opportunity to take a trip back in time and let your senses absorb the aromas of the exotic food while experiencing the delights of Arabic culture.

  from 11:00 am to 1 am.  2020 dates to be confirmed

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