Ferias & Festivals in Spain

Festivals in Spain are called extravaganzas. Normally last one week and is filled with a variety of entertainment, songs, dances, delicious food for adults and children. In most cases, dedicated to the day of the Holy city, but also to the end of the harvest, or just returning from a hike or swimming.

Only one in Andalusia such festivities is more than 3,000 per year. Pass on the special celebration. In most cases, in the urban areas. Play a very important in Spanish life. Most is held in the spring or early summer, when not so hot and you can safely be out on the streets in carnival costumes.

In different cities marked in different ways, but, as in Marbella, the main highlight is the parade and an evening feast in the fresh air, although interesting events are scheduled for the day, and a visit will leave a bright trace in your journey.

Delicious food, wine, music and variety of shows make it a truly memorable You’ll be able to buy a suitable holiday costume and take part in it.

In Marbella, San Pedro and Estepona festivals offer children a variety of rides and attractions. Getting started, usually after 20.00. Suggest to come early to avoid Parking problems. Mid-week on all activities a 50% discount.

In the week of the extravaganza most shops are closed before lunch, the owners were able to take part in the festivities. So these days you need to bear that in mind.

For better planning the holiday week, I advise you to buy a schedule of events.

February : Carnival

In Estepona colourful local music bands liven up the streets during this week. Most Andalucian towns stage some kind of parade, and there is usually a dance and a “Carnival Queen” contest. Most towns celebrate the carnival with processions and other lively activities.
Cities and larger towns have festivities lasting a week and in some cases even longer.

3rd week April : Feria in Seville, famous for its festivities and celebrations!

1st week of May : Feria in Jerez de la Frontera

Last week May : Feria in Cordoba

1Early June : Feria of Marbella

Every year at the beginning of June, Marbella pays homage to its patron saint San Bernabe (Saint Bernard) with a weeklong fair.
The actual date of the Marbella fair is determined by San Bernabé Day, which is June 11th. This is always a local holiday and the fair takes place during the first or second week of June depending on where the 11th falls and how the Town Hall thinks it best fits with the festivities.

Early July : Feria of Estepona

Estepona town is filled with music and dance during a week of festivities with horse drawn carriages, music shows and folklore.The Estepona fair, located at the fairground (exit 155 (A-7), is very popular and is open for the whole week.

Early August : Feria in Casares (2010: 7th- 8th August)

2nd or 3rd week August : Feria in Benalmadena

3rd week August : Feria in Malaga

October : Feria in Nerja, Feria in San Pedro & Feria in Fuengirola