One of the most ingrained traditions of Málaga province are its fairs and popular festivals, unmissable dates for appreciating and discovering popular culture on the Costa del Sol. Many of them are linked to the history of its towns and villages, gastronomy and popular song and dance. They can be experienced all year round; keep an eye on the calendar of fairs and festivals on the Costa del Sol!
Festivals and fairs all year round
If you visit the Costa del Sol in spring, there are numerous dates that you shouldn’t miss. One of them is the Antequera May Fair, declared as a Festival of Tourist Interest in Andalusia. Fuengirola is the setting for the Towns and Villages Fair (Fería de los Pueblos), an intercultural encounter full of fun and flavour from all continents.
Summer in the Costa del Sol is a season for fairs and festivities where towns and cities live out days of joy, dancing and fun. From the smallest municipalities to the capital, Málaga, setting for the August Fair, the most eagerly-awaited event of the summer. The hottest season is also the time for festivals in small towns and villages, many in honour of typical dishes and products, such as the Alfarnate Gazpacho Festival or the Cómpeta Wine Night. The final throws of summer see festivals such as the Corrida Goyesca in Ronda, one of most important bullfighting dates in Spain.
Autumn welcomes many festivals, often related to gastronomy. Rincón de la Victoria Anchovy Day and the Pujerra Chestnut Festival are dates to stick in your diary. In the winter months, Málaga and its towns and villages celebrate Carnival, many in original ways, such as the Alozaina Carnival of Flour.
Don’t miss the Costa del Sol's fairs and festivals; discover it in a different way.