All about International People’s Fair in Fuengirola in 2019

The new edition of the International People’s Fair in Fuengirola will take place from Tuesday 30 April until Sunday 5th 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. In 2018 featured the new stands of Puerto Rico, South Africa and Ukraine. In 2019 it is the turn for Canada and Estonia.

People's Fair Parade

The city of Fuengirola is not only one of the most popular tourist destinations on the Costa del Sol, but also has many 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?

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Opening time

The International Fair will open from 1 pm until 4 am, stands will be open at least until 1 am.

FIP Schedule

International People’s Fair begin 30 April and will last until 6 may.

Except the first day the 30th of April, that the opening will be at 7 pm. the schedule will be as following  until the last day:

  • 1:00 pm: Opening of the Trade fair stands
  • 4:00 am: Closing of the Trade Fair stands.

International People’s Fair Parade

The parade is on Wednesday 1st of May.

Since the morning participant groups will meet at Plaza de España (Spain Square)

11.30 am: Fair Parade with more than 1000 participants and the following itinerary:

  • Plaza de España
  • Avenida Condes de San Isidro
  • Avenida Matías Sáenz de Tejada
  • C/ Alfonso XVIII
  • Pso. Jesus Santos Rein
  • Fairgrounds

1 pm: Opening of the stands for the Trade Fair until 4 am.

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 Canada and Estonia.

List of participating countries

The following countries will be present in the People’s Fair. They all will bring their culture and gastronomy for the enjoyment of the visitors:

  • Brazil
  • India
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ireland
  • Paraguay
  • United States
  • Spain
  • Hawaii
  • Cuba
  • Bulgaria
  • Australia
  • Canada
  • Ukraine
  • Greece
  • Japan
  • Estonia
  • Senegal
  • Chile
  • Turkey
  • Mexico
  • Germany
  • Venezuela
  • Argentina
  • Colombia
  • South Africa
  • Bolivia
  • Serbia
  • Jamaica
  • Morocco
  • Great Britain
  • Belgium
  • Uruguay
  • Finland

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:

https://www.fipfuengirola.com/fip_fuengirola.htm

How to apply for the International Fair

Do you want to represent your country or region in the Fair? There are some requirements you have to present with your project before the year when the Fair is celebrated.

More information about requirements and application form in Spanish:
https://sede.fuengirola.es/portal/gdConecta/CUD:11775212037537465576.pdf

Raúl G.T

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8 thoughts on “All about International People’s Fair in Fuengirola in 2019”

    1. Buenos días, como le comenté el otro día a Steven, aún es pronto para conocer las fechas. Este año la dieron a conocer a finales de enero, por lo que es de esperar que en 2020 ocurra similar.

    1. Hello Steven, Im afraid it is still too early to know the dates for the next year. I think in 2019 they were available by the end of January. If you follow us in Facebook we will post there when there is information available as well as update this post.

  1. Could anyone tell me how can I represent Indian foods and culture in International People’s Fair in Fuengirola in 2019. Where I should contact for that?

    1. Hello Saiful, there are some requeriments, you should contact the town hall if interested. The date for presenting the projects is before the actual year of the fair celebration.

      Each of the requeriments presented will give you points:

      • Curriculum with experience organizating this kind of events.
      • Proposed decoration of the stand.
      • Schedule with perfomances during each day of the fair and number of participants.
      • Gastronomic menu proposed for the stand
      • List of handmade works

      More information, requeriments and application for registration in Spanish at:
      https://sede.fuengirola.es/portal/gdConecta/CUD:11775212037537465576.pdf

  2. could anybody tell me the date next year 2019 the international peoples fair will happen in fuengirola thank you,

    1. Hello, every year the dates use to be the same or very similar. It lasts 5 days and the first day use to be the 27th, 28th or 29th in April according past events.

      In 2019 the dates are from April 30th from 7 pm to 5th of May.

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