Festivals & fairs


Carnival de Malaga

 Carnaval de Málaga in Malaga begins a week before lent  so the starting date can vary from year to year. The carnival lasts six days and is packed with loads of fun activities mainly around the Plaza de la Constitucion. The carnival concludes with a  procession through the streets of Malaga starting from Calle Marques de Larios. The processions centre piece is a large papier-mâché anchovy which makes its way to La Malagueta beach. Here the anchovy comes to an end with the ritual of the burial of the anchovy. The fish is set on fire and burnt. There is  a large firework display after the burning and this marks the end of the carnival. This event  attracts thousands of revellers each year and has become a big day in the Malaga diary. 2022 date is from 26-02-2022 to 06-03-2022

Mijas carnival. The great thing about this carnival is that it moves from one town to another in the Mijas provence namely Las Lagunas, La Cala de Mijas and Mijas Pueblo. It's alot of fun with dancing and music in the streets, great for all the family. The carnivals start around the 2nd week of February. For more information have a look in the Mijas tourist information office in Mijas.


Andalusia day marks the date when the provence became autonomous, 28th February 1980. The Costa del Sol forms  part of the Andalusia Provence. The day is celebrated with music dance and lots of flag waving. It's a proud day in the Andalusian diary and a public holiday. For more information on local events contact the local tourist information centre. 

Dates for 2023. 28th-02-2023.

Marbella Carnival is a time when the streets are full of colour. There are organised events all over Marbella but most are around the Plaza de la Constitucion. The events date changes every year depending on the start of lent. 2022 dates 26/02/2022 to 05/03/2022


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