Night of Wine Cómpeta
One of the traditional festivals of the Costa del Sol is that of Cómpeta, a town in the Axarquía region, which celebrates "La Noche del Vino" each year. This festival has its roots in the farewell that used to be given to those who left the town to go to the farmhouses for the harvest and did not return home until October, after the grapes and raisins had been trodden or packed. Keeping the tradition, every 15 August the party begins with the traditional treading of the grapes in the Plaza de la Vendimia, accompanied by the music of the fandangos of Cómpeta and the verdiales (folk dancing) groups from other localities. A complete programme of activities takes place throughout the day and night with the festival of Flamenco Song and the craft market with typical products from the area.