The Feria de Málaga is back in full force this year from the 13th – 20th August. It’s going to be 8 days jam packed full of events and festivities and navigating it can get overwhelming.
Now, if you’re looking for a full and detailed itinerary, Malaga Hoy has the most comprehensive guide we’ve found. Check it out here.
For this post however, we wanted to provide you with a few suggestions and what we think are going to be highlights of this year’s Malaga Feria.
1. Fireworks and drone show
On Friday the 12th of August to kick off the Feria there is a Drone Light Show at 23.50 that can be seen from the Malagueta and Huelin beaches. Straight after this, at 24.00, there will be a firework display to welcome the Feria to Malaga. This spectacular display of lights and pyrotechnics is not to be missed!
2. Live Music at the Day Feria
Enjoy the live music in Calle Larios and all around the historical center every day from 13.00 – 17.00. For us, Malaga turning into a colourful street party really is the highlight of the Feria!
If you are joining with children, the Plaza de Merced hosts the Feria Mágica from 13.00 – 15.30 with games, puppet shows, theatre, magic shows and other interactive activities.
Every evening from 23.00 you can join the caseta municipal del Flamenco y de la Copla (located here) to watch a variety of different flamenco artists take to the stage.
The atmosphere in here is totally electric as you surround yourself with people in traditional Spanish dress clapping to the rhythm of the music (in Spanish we call this “tocar las palmas”, literally translating into “touch the palms”).
Ok, admittedly not an event or activity but if you’re at the day feria and haven’t bought a cold bottle of cartojal from someone selling them out of an icebox, have you really been to the day feria?
This typical sweet wine, produced right in here in Málaga, is made from the Moscatel grapes grown in the Axarquía and Zona Norte and is a staple at Feria de Día.
5. Equestrian show
Something a little different here, there are a number of equestrian shows taking place throughout the week, every day in fact at 16.00 and then again at 22.00. You can check them out here on C/ Antonio Rodríguez Sánchez, 39.
So, let me know, have we missed anything you’re particularly looking forward to? Are you more a day feria or a night feria person?