MALAGA is gearing up to celebrate its traditional fair which begins on Friday (August 14), with an official speech and fireworks’ display on La Malagueta beach.
A week of colour and music follows with parties during the day and night at the Real fairground and in the city centre. On Saturday morning horses and riders, carriages and pilgrims will set off from the Paseo del Parque to offer flowers to Nuestra Señora de la Victoria, patron saint of the city.
The horse theme continues at the bullring at 7.30pm for the traditional carriage competition.
Lasting until Saturday, August 22, the fair will see people in traditional dress partying in the streets. Horses and riders take over the fairground from noon to 7pm.
By far the largest funfair on the coast, the nights are filled with gleeful screeching as the braver fair-goers fly through the air on rides of all shapes and sizes, lit up by a spectacular entrance and street lighting.
Food, drink, music and merriment are guaranteed at Malaga’s biggest party of the year, which everyone should experience at least once in their lifetime.
Children are catered for with The Magical Fair on Calle Alcazabilla from noon to 3.30pm between Monday and Saturday, and their very own caseta (tent) at the fairground with concerts and shows every evening at 10pm.
For full details and programme see http://feria.malaga.eu/