Festivals & fairs

June

The night of San Juan. On the evening of 23rd  and early morning of 24th of June all the coastal towns & villages celebrate San Juan. At dusk the beaches start to fill up, fire's are started and are allowed for one night only, music is played and this carry's on until the early hours of the next day. There two key aspects of San Juan night, fire and water. The fire jumping is followed by swimming as people walk backwards into the sea to ‘cleanse’ their souls and bring good health for the year ahead – although many are happy enough to simply paddle at the water’s edge. Its a great night out and one of the best events on the Costa del Sol calender. Every year 23rd June.

The Fair of San Juan. Some towns just cannot stop partying after San Juan and Benalmadena is one of them. There are two fairs one behind the train station during the day 12:00 to 7:00pm and one in the car park at Paloma park in the evening from 7:00pm to 4:00 am. The fairs last all week and start on the day of San Juan dates for 2019 23-06-2019 to 29-06-2019

Feria de San Bernabe takes place every June in Marbella around the 2nd week but always includes the 11th the patron saints day. This fair is in honor of the city's patron saint San Barnabé and has become a very popular event.The Marbella feria includes all the traditional elements of an Andalusian fair: food, drink, dancing, entertainment and of course, the trademark casetas that are set up just for the fair. Casetas are one of the most attractive elements of the fair. The fair splits into two venue's during the day the fair is centred around  Parque de la Alameda and the Avenida del Mar. The night venue is near the Cerca del Parque Comercial La Cañada just off the AP7 motorway. 2019 dates 09-06-19 to 15-06-19 2019 

Ronda International guitar festival is a 5 day event with 2 concerts each evening. The festival explores  classical, romantic, flamenco, jazz and contemporary from many countries. It is appealing and attractive to the musical tastes of a wide audience. The festival is held in Congress and Exhibition Centre “Santo Domingo” in the heart of the historical old-town of Ronda. https://www.rondaguitarfestival.com find out more about this event go to 2018 dates 10-06-2019 to 05-06-2019.

Corpus Christi in Benalmadena Pueblo is a great event. The streets are carpeted with flower petals all of the floral designs are amazing. The Corpus Christi in Benalmadena Pueblo is considered one on the best in the province. The Corpus Christi is on the eighth Sunday after Easter every year starting at noon. but get there early to see the floral designs. It is held all around the village but the centre is a good place to start. 2019 dates 23-06-19 at noon

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