Fair of Mijas Pueblo during the first half of September

The popular Mijas fair takes place during the first half of September. In this charming village located about 400 metres above sea level there is a wide cultural programme. There will be activities for all tastes and ages during these holidays.

Mijas Town Fair in 2018
In 2018 the Fair will be from 5 to 9 September.

On the first day of the fair, the traditional cavalcade with big heads will parade through the main streets of the town. The day fair is taking place next to the wall where there will be popular activities and games for children as well as musical performances and fireworks.

Activities during the fair in Mijas Pueblo

The fair of Mijas town is split in two, the Fair by day and the Fair by night.

Among the activities there are evening musical performances, a bike ride through the village, a horse rally, a children’s festival or popular games on the Wall, a skeet shooting competition and a huge paella among many other activities.

There is also a fairground on Avenida de Mexico. You’ll find the typical fairground mechanical attractions.

As every year, the queen and king of the fair will be chosen, both for adults and children.

If you want to visit Mijas, I recommend you take a look at our guide.

Fair Program

The youth booth will have DJs with fashionable music from 10 pm to 5 am.

At the time of writing, this year’s programme is not available. Here is a summary of last year’s program to give you an idea of what you will find:

First night at the fair:

Children’s Day, all attractions are priced at 1.50 €.

The Youth Booth organizes its own opening party until late.

  • 7.30pm: Large parade with start and finish in front of the Town Hall.
  • 8pm: Children’s performance.
  • 8’30pm: Dinner in homage to the elderly.
  • 9pm: Live performance with free admission.
  • 10pm: Inauguration of the fairgrounds and lighting of the fair.
  • 10:30pm: Presentation and coronation of candidates for queen, king, ladies and companions.

Second day of Fair

  • 1’30pm: Parade through the streets of Mijas announcing the beginning of the fair.
  • 2pm: Inauguration of the Day Fair at La Muralla de Mijas Pueblo.
  • 4pm: Children’s games and activities for children at La Muralla area.
  • 6’30pm: Draw for the election of queen, king and children’s companions of the fair.
  • 8pm:Closing of the day Fair.

Night Fair

Themed party in the Youth Booth with music group and DJ performance until late.

  • 9’30pm: Live performance in the Municipal Booth.
  • 11’30pm: Live performance by guest artist.
  • 00’30am: Sealing of the night Fair with orchestra.

Third day of Fair

  • 11’30am: Religious event in honour of the Virgin of the town.
  • 2pm: Apertura de la Feria de día
  • From 2’30 to 5’30pm: Activities and performances by guest artists.
  • 6’00pm: Closing of day Fair.

Night Fair

Themed party in the Youth Booth with music group and DJ performance until late.

  • 6pm: Parade with music bands from the door of the Town Hall to the parish church.
  • 9’30pm: Pilgrimage of Virgen de la Peña.
  • 10pm: Guest artist performance at the Municipal Booth.
  • 12’30pm: Performance for closing the night.

Fourth day of the Fair

  • 2pm: Opening of the Day Fair with live performances.
  • 6’30pm: Prize for the best balcony of the year and the best showcase of the Fair.
  • 7pm: Bull Running Ceremony
  • 8pm: Closing of the daytime Fair.

Night Fair

Themed party in the Youth Booth with gifts for the attendees.

  • 9’30pm: Orchestra in the Municipal Booth.
  • 11’30pm: Live musical group performance.
  • 12’30pm: The orchestra seals the end of the day.

Last day of Fair

  • 2pm: Opening of the Fair by day with performances by guest artists.
  • 5pm: Prizes for the most enthusiastic of the Fair.
  • 6’30pm: Churros with chocolate for all those assisting to the Day Fair.
  • 7’30pm: Balloons are released with messages written by those attending the event.
  • 8’00pm: Closing of the daytime Fair.

Night Fair

Closing party at the Youth Booth with DJ until late.

  • 9pm: Dance group performance.
  • 9.30pm: Local orchestra in the Municipal Building.
  • 11pm Guest artist performance.
  • 12:30 am: End of the day with local orchestra.

How to get to Mijas Pueblo

By car: Along the Mediterranean motorway A-7. From Benalmadena before reaching Fuengirola take exit 214 towards the A-387 / Mijas.
From Marbella on the AP-7 take exit 213 towards the A-387 / Mijas. If you drive along the A-7 / N-340 take exit 210 in Fuengirola towards the A-387 / Mijas.

By bus: From the bus station in Fuengirola buses leave every 25 minutes to Mijas Pueblo.

You can also take a taxi to Mijas Pueblo, check the link for more information.

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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