Malaga Fair from August 17 to 24

fair malaga 2013It won´t be long now for the popular Feria de Malaga, one of the most vivacious, joyful and colourful fairs in Spain, which each year attracts a large number of local and foreign visitors enjoying music, the bustle, lots of fun and probably no less Cartojal (typical sweet wine made from Muscat grapes served very cold).

The Malaga Fair develops in two different scenarios: During the day it takes place in the streets and squares of the city centre and at night it moves to the fairgrounds. The downtown streets are decorated and many locals wear typical traditional dresses.

The Day Fair in the historic centre stars at midday at Plaza de la Merced; there is a craft market “Craftsma”, live music and Flamenco. In Alcazabilla Street there are activities for children with workshops, storyteller, theatre and puppetry at 3.30 pm.

In the evenings there is entertainment until dawn at the Fairgrounds, with typical fairground rides, and lots of music for all tastes, food and drink. All concerts at the Municipal Auditorium are free. There is a bus service to and from the Fairgrounds which is active from 9 pm until 6.30 am in the morning.

The fair ends on Sunday 25 in the city centre with the historic parade, recreating the arrival of the Catholic Kings in Malaga, starting at 7 pm and with the following itinerary: Malaga town hall, Avenida de Cervantes, Rotonda Marqués de Larios, Plaza de la Marina, Molina Larios, Cortina del Muelle, Avenida de Cervantes and town hall.

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