Malaga is all set for the party of year

By Euro Weekly News Thursday, 10 August 2017 13:19 0
FLASHBACK: A scene from the 2016 day fair FLASHBACK: A scene from the 2016 day fair

THE final countdown is on to Malaga Feria, the province’s greatest public party of the year.

More than two million visitors are expected at the annual event which opens just before midnight tomorrow (Friday) with fireworks followed by an appearance by local singer and songwriter María del Mar Rodríguez Carnero.

Known as La Mari, she will officially open the feria at 11.50pm and will appear with her band Chambao 30 minutes later.

The feria origins date back to the 15th century when Malaga was recaptured from the Moors, an event celebrated ever since.

Hundreds of fairground attractions, popup bars, dance and music and a tremendous party atmosphere attract scores of thousands - both young and old, Spanish and foreign - nightly to the fair area at El Cortijo de Torres.

And the visitors are not just from Malaga city and nearby surrounds. Spanish families en-masse from Madrid and many other cities travel south to attend the annual event as part of their holidays, and many from inland areas including resident expatriates as well as tourists from throughout Axarquia and elsewhere throng to join the massive celebrations.

Each day the centre of the fair is the Avenida del Marqués de Larios with its roof swathed in canvas to help protect visitors from the sun.

Away from the special fair ground, events spill across the city with museums opening with special displays and horsemen and young women in traditional attire parading through many streets.

Comments (0)

There are no comments posted here yet

Leave your comments

Posting comment as a guest. Sign up or login to your account.
0 Characters
Attachments (0 / 3)
Share Your Location

Poll of the Week

Do you attend religious events over the Christmas period

Create Costa del Sol Alert

Do you want to be the first to receive our latest news from Costa del Sol? Subscribe here.

Latest Tweets

Driver dies after collision between car and a lorry
New branch of Spanish Property Choice estate agency opens in Albox
Austrian airline Niki files for bankruptcy leaving thousands stranded
Follow Euro Weekly News on Twitter

Post Gallery

LEO THE LION: Treasuring every moment…

Ryanair announce flight cancellations due to air traffic control strike in France

Family of four-year-old cancer boy issue urgent  appeal for help

EXCLUSIVE: Brit issues warning after being robbed in broad daylight in Costa Blanca

Flights between UK and Spain likely to be hit as French air traffic controllers strike again

Axarquia council cat cull questioned

Police smash animal trafficking network in the Balearics

Icelandic airline to launch daily flights between Spain and UK

Spain's government challenges 'bloodless bullfighting' law