If you caught our post on Wednesday, then this one will come as no surprise. Here’s all you need to know about our five ferias ‘not to be missed’ this summer 2015.
La Virgen del Carmen
16th – 17th July
Patron saint of fisherman and mariners and also known as the Queen of the Seas, La Virgen del Carmen is an event only celebrated on the Costa del Sol. Towns and villages join together to celebrate this religious event, which is centered around the Puerto Banús district of Marbella. A large ornate statue of the Virgen is placed on a small boat decorated with flowers and candles and is sailed along the coast. Towns welcome the passing of the Virgin with parties and firework displays.
Feria de Malaga
14th – 22nd August
Kicking off with a huge firework display on the evening of the 14th of August, the annual Feria de Malaga is one of the biggest events of the community’s calendar. The feria is divides its time between the Feria de Día (Day Fair) that boasts colourful, traditional Spanish costumes, concerts, authentic music and lots of partying and the Feria de Noche (Night Fair) where the Marques de Larios street is decorated and turned into a bustling fair ground, full of rides and amusements for children, teenagers and adults alike.
Feria de Coin
8th – 15th August
The town of Coín celebrates two ferias every year, one in May and the second in the month of August. Just like the Malaga feria, the streets of Coín are transformed for the day feria with live music, temporary street bars and lots and lots of people. Many youngsters wonder straight from the day to night feria where music tents and fast rides await them.
Feria de Guaro
27th – 30th August
The feria of Guaro has all the characteristics of the previous two but a much smaller scale. Here, the feria is much more of a family affair, this is one of the main events of Guaro’s calendar and people really dress up to the nines to celebrate this charming weekend of celebrations. For the Luna Mora however, the pretty, white village of Guaro really excels itself.
Luna Mora de Guaro
11th – 20th September
Lit with over 20,000 candles, this festival celebrating the Arabic occupation of the area is held during the first two weekends of September. The festival lines the usually quiet streets with arts, crafts and music and is also the only time of year when the village opens its open-air Amphitheatre and plays host to a number of classical, popular and flamenco music acts.
Which celebration are you most looking forward to this summer?