The 24th edition of the International People’s Fair in Fuengirola will take place from Friday 27 April until Tuesday 1st of May (‘Feria Internacional de los Pueblos’ in Spanish).
There will be representations of more than 30 different countries; among those countries you will be able to find stands from Italy, Senegal, United States and some Spanish regions like Navarra or Canary Islands among many others. This year featuring the new stands of Puerto Rico, South Africa and Ukraine.
The city of Fuengirola is not only one of the most popular tourist destinations on the Costa del Sol, but also has a large number of foreign residents from all corners of the world. With the intention of making known the customs and traditions of the inhabitants of this multicultural city, this event was born in 1994 and over the years has become one of the most popular and colourful events, both regionally and nationally with almost one million visitors.
In addition to common activities such as the parade of participants, each country has its own program of activities that offers concerts and free dance shows, craft markets and of course the typical cuisine.
This fair in Fuengirola is an ideal place where meeting the culture and gastronomy of other countries and regions, will you miss it?
International People’s Fair begin 27 April
12:00 Fairgrounds will be open at this time; it is the place where the Trade Fair takes place.
13:00 Opening of the Trade fair stands
4:00 Closing of the Trade Fair stands.
Saturday 28 April – International People’s Fair Parade
The parade has not yet been confirmed so the timetable is indicative.
9,30am Since the morning participant groups will meet at Plaza de España (Spain Square)
11am Fair Parade with the following circuit:
- Plaza de España
- Avenida Condes de San Isidro
- Avenida Matías Sáenz de Tejada
- C/ Alfonso XVIII
- Pso. Jesus Santos Rein
- Palacio de la Paz at 1pm
12am Opening of the Trade Fair.
1pm Opening of the stands for the Trade Fair until 4am.
Sunday 29th of April to Tuesday 1st of May
12am Opening of the Trade Fair.
1 pm Trade Fair will be available as every day from 1pm to 4am.
Highlights and news
The Live Fuengirola app is available for both Android and IPhone with a map and events calendar.
- The Turkish booth shows us its famous belly dance.
- Belgium has a participatory workshop to learn how to brew homemade beer.
- The Spanish stad has a Sevillanas workshop.
- Participation for the first time of Puerto Rico, South Africa and Ukraine.
List of participating countries
The following countries will be present this year in the People’s Fair. They all will bring their culture and gastronomy for the enjoyment of the visitors:
Dominican Republic, Paraguay, Cuba, Brazil, Egypt, Greece, Chile, Turkey, Germany, Argentina, Serbia, South Africa, Peru, Belgium, Finland, Netherlands, India, Morocco, Ireland, Hawaii, Ukraine, Great Britain, Senegal, Spain, Venezuela, Mexico, Colombia, United States, Bolivia, Puerto Rico, Bulgaria and Uruguay.
How to get to the Fairground in Fuengirola
The International People’s Fair is at the Fairgrounds so you must follow the direction to Fuengirola, if you are getting there by train you can stop at Los Boliches train station, the one before the last one.
From the municipalities of the Costa del Sol you can get to Fuengirola by the Mediterranean Motorway A-7 and the National Road N-340. It is also possible to reach this town by bus from Marbella and Mijas and by suburban train from Malaga, the airport, Torremolinos and Benalmadena among others.
For more information and a map you can check the official PDF program at: