Nerja’s feria is a special and unique event, eagerly-awaited by both visitors and residents year after year.
The festivities organised by the town during feria week – this year from October 8 to 12 – are designed to thrill, with events, music and great food at every turn.
Today (Thursday) at 8pm, there will be an inauguration ceremony featuring the town’s municipal band at the Balcon de Europa, followed by the traditional opening speech at 8.30pm.
One of the most special moments will happen at 9pm with the switching on of the lights at the fairground, and the opening of the rides.
At 10.30pm, there will be a special gala to choose the Feria Queen and King in Plaza de España, with an entrance fee of €10.
The festivities are held to pay tribute to the patron saints of Nerja, the Virgen de las Angustias and San Miguel Arcangel. Both effigies are taken from the El Salvador church to the shrine at the Virgen de las Angustias chapel, where they will remain until next September.
On October 9, there will be live music from 12 midday at the Balcon de Europa and in the Plaza de España at 1pm. In the evening, ‘alternative’ music will be performed at the ‘Alterna de la Feria’ caseta.
October 10 will herald a parade of decorated floats at midday leaving from Parque Verano Azul, and going all the way to the Balcon de Europa.
The popular horse parade through the streets will take place on October 11, starting at midday in Parque Verano Azul, passing through Balcon de Europe and ending in Calle Frigiliana.
And, in keeping with tradition, a magnificent fireworks’ display will take place at 2am on October 12 to mark the finale of a very special week in Nerja.
The complete programme of activities can be found at http://denerja.es/feria-denerja/.