Fair in Málaga

Feria de Málaga

Málaga’s nine-day feria, launched by a huge fireworks display, is the most ebullient of Andalucía’s summer fairs. It resembles an exuberant Rio-style street party, with plenty of flamenco and fino; head for the city…
Cultural in Fuengirola


Arguably the best and biggest on the Costa del Sol, Fuengirola's feria includes a romería (religious pilgrimage) during which locals head to the campo (countryside) for flamenco, paella and cerveza (beer). A flamenc…
Music in Málaga

Fiesta Mayor de Verdiales

Thousands congregate for a grand gathering of verdiales folk groups at Puerto de la Torre. The groups perform an exhilarating brand of music and dance unique to the Málaga area. Buses 20 and 21 from the Alameda Prin…
Music in Ronda

Ronda Guitar Festival

Introduced in 2016 and based at the relatively new Ronda Guitar House, this five-day affair celebrates that most emblematic of Spanish instruments. Concerts, conferences, wine tasting and a guitar maker's exhibition…
Cultural in Nerja

Noche de San Juan

Nerja’s inhabitants celebrate St John’s Day by dusting off their barbecue kits and heading for the beach. There they eat sizzling seafood, drink wine and beer, and stay up until the next morning swimming, dancing, p…
Wine in Cómpeta

Noche del Vino

Cómpeta has some of the area’s best local wine, and the popular Noche del Vino features a program of flamenco and sevillano music and dance in the central and pretty Plaza Almijara, plus limitless free wine.
Holy Week in Málaga

Semana Santa

Each night from Palm Sunday to Good Friday, six or seven cofradías (brotherhoods) bear holy images for several hours through the city, watched by large crowds.
Fair in Antequera

Real Feria de Agosto

This festival celebrates the harvest with bullfights, dancing and street parades.
Religious in Ronda

Corpus Cristi

On the Thursday after Trinity (usually falling somewhere between May and June) there are bullfights and festivities after the 900kg Station of the Cross is carried 6km through the town.
Religious in Antequera

Semana Santa

One of the most traditional celebrations in Andalucía; items from the town’s treasure trove are used in the religious processions.