Fuengirola Fair and Pilgrimage in October 2018 – Fair programme

In early October the popular Fair of Fuengirola arrives; just a few days after the Pilgrimage in honour of the Virgin of the Rosary, which is why it is also known as the Rosary Fair (Feria del Rosario)

In 2018 the pilgrimage takes place on the last Sunday before the first day of the Fair, which is Saturday 6 October.

Although the fairground is the main venue for the Fuengirola Fair, the Plaza de la Constitución and its surroundings are bustling with people celebrating these special days. (Map)

Horse day in Fuengirola

As every year and before the Fair, there are equestrian shows, performances and awards ceremonies.

Saturday 22 September

The day begins with a concentration of horse-drawn carriages at the Plaza de España at midday.

  • 12.30 pm – Carriage ride from Condes de San Isidro Avenue.
  • 12.30 pm – Performance by the dance academy at Plaza de la Constitucion.
  • 1.00 pm – Equestrian show at Plaza Reyes Católicos.
  • 1.00 pm to 2.00 pm – Dance performance with subsequent equestrian show at Plaza de la Constitución.
  •  2.00 to 2.30 pm – Dance performance and awarding of trophies to the participants in the exhibition of carriages at the Plaza de los Reyes Católicos. Later there is an equestrian show in the same square.
  •  3.00 to 4.00 pm – Dance academy performance in Plaza de la Constitución and subsequent equestrian show.
  • 4.00 pm to 4.45 pm – Dance performance, parade of amazons and equestrian show at the Plaza de los Reyes Católicos.
  • 4.45 pm to 5.00 pm – Performance by the municipal dance group and equestrian show at the Plaza de la Constitución.
  • 5.15 pm to 7.00 pm – Completion of the Amazon walk, dress competition and trophy award. The winning Amazon will be next year’s face of the event.

Fuengirola Pilgrimage

The Fuengirola pilgrimage begins on 30 September at 10.30 am at the Plaza de la Constitución and will feature the typical carriages, horses and vehicles decorated for the event.

At 9.30 am on the same day there will be a service in the Church located at the Plaza de la Constitución with the performance of the Choir of the Brotherhood of El Rocío of Fuengirola.

Fuengirola Fair

The Fuengirola Fair begins on the night of Saturday 6th October at 9.30 pm with the lighting of the Fairgrounds.

Let’s see the activities of the Fair during the following days:

Sunday 7 October

Sunday begins with a mass in honour of the patron saint of Fuengirola, the Virgen del Rosario. It will be in the Plaza de la Constitución from 10.00 am and there will be a subsequent procession that will end at 2.30 pm.

The night Fair in Fuengirola is celebrated with a large fireworks in the hill of Fuengirola that will be visible from the Fairgrounds at 9 pm.

Night Fair in Fuengirola

10.00 pm – Concert by David DeMaría in the Palacio de la Paz auditorium.

*Advance ticket sale at the Casa de la Cultura.

Monday 8 October

10.00 pm – Concert by Niña Pastori in the Palacio de la Paz auditorium.

*Advance ticket sale at the Casa de la Cultura.

Tuesday 9 October

Tuesday is Children’s Day so children’s attractions are half price at the Fairgrounds.

Fair attractions at night

6.00 pm – Children’s party with Cantajuegos animation band.

This children’s party requires an invitation that will be collected from 9 to 2 pm and from 5 pm to 8 pm at the Department of Festivals of the Town Hall of Fuengirola.

Wednesday 10 October

10.00 pm – Musical performance by Merche in the Palacio de la Paz auditorium.

*Advance ticket sale at the Casa de la Cultura.

Thursday 11 October

10.00 pm – Performance by Los Morancos in the Palacio de la Paz.

*Advance ticket sale at the Casa de la Cultura.

Friday 12 October

  • 11.00 am – The day begins with a mass in the Parish located at Calle María Josefa Larrucea, after which there will be a performance by a group of Joteros in the Auditorium Cristobal Blanca del Moral.
  • 1.00 pm – Act of the day of the Hispanidad with José Manuel Soto at the Plaza de la Hispanidad.
  • 10.00 pm – Flamenco Festival in the Palacio de la Paz auditorium.
    *Advance ticket sale at the Casa de la Cultura.

Fuengirola Fair women

* Fair Concerts and Shows

If you want to attend any of the concerts that take place during the days of the Fair in Fuengirola; tickets sales is in the House of Culture.

  • Price: 5 or 10 euros, depending on whether it is an executive seat or a chair.
  • Opening hours: from 10 am to 1 pm and from 5 pm to 9 pm.
  • Place: Casa de la Cultura. If there are stocks, they will be sold the day of the concert in the Palacio de la Paz (Map) until two hours before the performance.

Other activities during the Fair in Fuengirola

Every day there will also be performances in the Seniors’ Booth with guest artists and dance performances.

  • Saturday at 10 pm
  • Sunday 7 from 5 pm to 11 pm
  • Monday from 5 pm to 10.30 pm
  • Tuesday and Wednesday from 5 pm to 10 pm
  • Thursday 11 from 5 pm to 11.30 pm
  • Friday 12 from 5 pm to 9.30 pm

When are the attractions cheaper?

On Tuesday 9 October the attractions will be the half-price so it is the best day to take the children and enjoy the Fair to the fullest.

More information and how to get there

You can download the official programme in Spanish and English from the official website: http://www.fuengirola.es/portal_localweb/RecursosWeb/DOCUMENTOS/1/0_18772_1.pdf

To get there you can take a look at the map below:

It is in front of the Boliches train stop of the commuter train, the penultimate stop if you are going towards Fuengirola.

Raúl G.T

Raúl G.T

Developer and content editor at Malagaweb.com
Travel blogger, web developer and content editor. Author of many of the travel guides and tips available online about Andalucia, Malaga and Spain.
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