Malaga Fair lasts for one week from the 11th - 19th August 2023 when the whole city takes to the streets and parties.
By Nick Nutter | Updated 20 Jul 2023 | Málaga | Events | Login to add to YOUR Favourites or Read LaterThis article has been visited 13,043 times
The August Fair in the city of Málaga is celebrated in the middle of August. It is the biggest summer party on the Costa del Sol and one of the largest in Spain. These are dates to enjoy a wide range of activities: concerts, exhibitions, bullfights, children's games, folklore and flamenco.
The fair has two sessions: the Day Fair and the Night Fair. Both are equally fun and you shouldn't miss either one!
The City Center or "Day Fair ", where you can taste wines and tapas accompanied by good music. The streets are decorated with lanterns and floral decorations. Playgrounds are installed where shows for children and adults are held. The dances and parades with orchestras flood every corner. The " Pandas de Verdiales" stand out". They show their unique folklore.
The Trade Fair or "Night Fair ", is located in the Real del Cortijo de Torres, with market stalls and live performances and attractions. The party lasts until late at night. It is the ideal place to try the typical dishes of the area, such as " buñuelos de viento ", a traditional sweet.
The celebrations begin with the proclamation and a great fireworks show, next to the beach of La Malagueta. Followed by the bullfighting fair in the Plaza de Toros de la Malagueta.
On the Saturday of the fair, there is the pilgrimage to the Basilica of Our Lady of Victory, the patron saint of Malaga. It is a beautiful procession in which horsemen, carriages and neighbours accompany the flag-bearer of the fair to the sanctuary.
The Feria de Málaga is an event for all the family and not to be missed!
If you're planning to visit Malaga during this time, it's important to know that the festival attracts a huge crowd. Accommodation in the city is almost impossible to find as people travel from all over the region to experience the festival. Parking is also problematic. We recommend staying nearby and using the regular bus or train service to make the best of your Malaga Festival experience.
Aside from enjoying the festival, there's lots to do in the city! Read our guide to Malaga for information on what to do and see.
Here are some of the best things to do in Malaga:
As mentioned above, the Malaga Festival is super popular so don't leave your accommodation booking to the last minute! You'll be much better off booking your hotel in advance so that you can still have options and get the best prices.
Here are some hotels to consider:
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