Malaga and its Costa del Sol ooze joy in their popular festivals and traditions. Both Malaga capital, and each of the municipalities that make up the province boast unique acts filled with fun and excitement during the popular festivals. Processions, festivals and patron saint’s days, popular song and dance, food events, are held throughout Malaga.
Come and discover them and mix with the people of Malaga to get a better understanding of our festivals.
The Antequera May Fair, also known as the Spring Fair, is one of the most important festivals held in Andalusia. Declared a Festival of National Tourist Interest in Andalusia and Unique Provincial Tourist Festival in Malaga, its origins date back to 1856 and, today, it has become a first rate tourist attraction.
The August Fair in Malaga is the great summer event on the Mediterranean. Tradition, culture, folklore and fun are combined at this popular event, which lasts nine days. The Big Week in Malaga takes place in two areas: the old quarter and at the Royal Cortijo de Torres.
The Goyesca Bullfight, which takes place during the Ronda Fair, is the most international bullfighting event in the province. Fans and visitors from all parts come each September to the two hundred-year-old Ciudad del Tajo Bullring to enjoy a unique show. Bullfighters, banderilleros and picadores come out into the ring in period dress, evoking the appearance of 18th century bullfighting.
These are just a few of the examples of the fairs that can be visited in the province, as each municipality holds its own festival to a greater or lesser degree.