June 26, 2011

Feria de Málaga – Every August

Feria de Malaga: an amazing, colourful and entertaing week held mid August each year.

This is a MUST SEE if you are visiting Malaga province in mid August, on of many ferias and fiestas held in Andalusian and across the whole of  Spain, as any day is a chance to party!  The fair lasts a full, fun-packed week and is divided into two parts: the Feria de Dia (daytime fair events) and the Feria de Noche (night fair). THIS YEAR 2012: 13th to 20th August

The Feria de Día is a wonderful, magical experience, with brightly coloured fluttering flags and decorated streets,  ladies and children in bright flamenco dresses, horses brushed, decorated and shining, music, dancing and singing.  The religious processions are a sight to see and there are live events and music on stages for all ages dotted around town.

There are plenty of places to get refreshed and try some local cuisine too.

Just head for the town centre by day, or the fairground outside town by night,  and be amazed!


The Feria de Noche is for insomniacs and night-owls (that is, most Spaniards!) which starts around 9pm and goes on well into the small hours of the morning. It takes place outside the centre, in the Recinto Ferial, a huge fairground area easily accessible from the motorway.

They say there are more lights on at the Feria de Noche than in the average medium sized town at night and it is beautiful! There are streets set up with bars, restaurants, social clubs, late night disco tents, special places wtih children’s events, lots and lots of places to dance and lots of live performances.  Stroll from one ‘peña’ (club tent) to the next to see everything that is going on, from acrobatic trickes to rock bands, and fireworks every night at midnight. There is also a traditional fairground with some terrifying rides!

A word of caution, there are a lot of people at the day and night events – please be careful with your personal possessions.  If you take your kids, make sure you agree with them a place to meet up, in case you lose each other!  And take water, especially for the day event!  AND ENJOY – OLÉ!!

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