All you need to know about Malaga fair fireworks

As every year Malaga fair begins in August with fireworks. This is a show visible from all the Costa del Sol where there is direct line of sight and it will happen the night of 11 August. Do you know the best places to watch the Malaga fair fireworks?

The company providing the fireworks is the same that made them at the Eiffel Tower on July 14.

I have read, the launch of the fireworks will take place during 20 minutes. In the sky of Malaga there will be multitude of figures made of the fireworks. 3D cubes, smiley faces, hearts and many more in a colorful show that will end with a thunderous pyrotechnic end.

What are the best places to see the fireworks of the Malaga fair?

Fireworks can be seen from almost anywhere on the Costa del Sol with direct line of sight. There are different locations for those looking for something more special or for taking good photos of this event.

Watching the fireworks from Malaga Cathedral

If you want to watch the fireworks from a privileged place and paying is not a problem, there are 145 tickets for accessing the roof top of the Cathedral of Malaga.

In the cathedral there will be available for sale 15 tickets, an insufficient number so it will surely be difficult to get one this way. Other option for getting one is online or by phone.

  • Buy ticket at museosmalaga.net (website is in English also, but tickets for fireworks are available only from Spanish area)
  • Buy ticket by phone: 902 646 289 from Monday to Friday from 10 am. to 2 pm. and from 3 am. to 6 pm.

The price for a ticket is 25€ and each person can purchase a maximum of 2 tickets.

Malaga Cathedral

The access will be made by groups with intervals of 15 minutes from 10:45 pm.

Watching the fireworks from a boat

A different and special place for watching the fair fireworks is from a boat. Some offer a tour with a glass of wine and music included.

Malaga fair fireworks

You can book online from: http://malagaenbarco.com/en/special-outings/

From Aula del Mar terrace

If you are with children they will love to see the fireworks from the terrace of the Alborania Museum. The event begins at 11 pm and the price is 10€ per person.

To book by phone or email: 951 60 01 08 or museoalborania@auladelmar.info.

From Malaga port

If you don’t mind standing and being surrounded by people you can go to Malaga port. It is one of the best places for watching the fireworks.

From Gibralfaro viewpoint

This is one of the most popular locations for watching the fireworks, so you can expect many people around. You should go early for taking a place.

It is not too close distance but there is a clear view.

La Coracha

It is closer than Gibralfaro viewpoint to the place where fireworks are launched. The distance is close enough to even hear the music from the event.

Beach of Malagueta

This is one of the most popular places where enjoying the fireworks. There will be a live concert of ‘Miguel Bose’ and a lot of people. Teenagers use to choose this place as the starting point of the fair week.

Beach of Misericordia

Although not as close as Malagueta beach, there is a direct sight line of the fireworks. If you do not mind being somewhat further away this is an interesting place where watching the show.

Watching fireworks from promenade

If choosing the promenade you should be close to Malaga port. It is also a good place for taking good photos of the fireworks and one of the popular places so you can expect many people joining.

La Farola lighthouse

If you want to include in your photos the lighthouse of Malaga you should consider this place. It is just as close as the port of Malaga to enjoy the show.

malaga-lighthouse

If you want to know more you can visit our page about Malaga fair.

Do you know of a special place where enjoying the fireworks of Malaga fair?

Festivals and fairs in August in Malaga

Malaga feria womenThis month arrives loaded with festivals, activities and fairs in Malaga. I have decided to write this article about the most popular fairs in August so that whoever thinks fit can decide which one is of interest.

If you do not come in August but found this article, it means you plan to do it sometime, so you may also find this entry interesting. You can decide which fairs or feastivals interest you more so you can better plan the range of days to take the deserved vacation.

If you are wondering about August in Malaga, just check my other post.

Festivals and fairs in August

There are many festivals and fairs in the province that you should not miss. If you want to learn more about the culture and customs of your tourist destination, visiting this kind of events is a very good choice.

Fairs in the province have a historical character and long tradition. In Andalusia the fairs in general were in their beginnings cattle markets. Other fairs like the one of Malaga were acts of celebration after que conquest of the city.

The following list is sorted according to the date they celebrate the event:

First week of August

Fairs and other events that take place during the first week of August:

Alora fair

Alora FairThe first Wednesday in August begins Alora Fair with the official lighting at night and the festival ends the following Sunday with fireworks.

You will find live concerts and activities for all ages. In 2017 as example, they organized a waterslide in the middle of a street during the Friday Fair, while on Saturday it was the Perotas Soup Day, a typical recipe of Alora.

The first Day Fair for those who want to visit the fair during the day is on Thursday at Plaza Fuente Arriba from noon.

  • When: First Wednesday in August.
  • Where: Alora (Map). You can arrive by car or train, keep in mind that last trains are usually crowded.

Benalauria Fair: Moors and Christians event

The fair of Benalauria mixes tradition and present in an event that make use of the urban centre to recreate theatrical confrontations between Moors and Catholics during the sixteenth century.

This representation can be seen every first Sunday of the month, the last day of fair.

The fair is celebrated during the first week of August.

  • When:  The theatrical event is the first Sunday and the fair is the first week of August.
  • Location: Benalauria (map)

Fiesta moros y cristianos en Benalauria

Fiesta del Gazpacho in Alfarnatejo

Who does not fancy a cold gazpacho drink during a hot summer day? Although it seems a lie, many tourists are afraid of this delicious drink, they use to think of it as a cold soup. If you are one of them I bet that you are one of those who have the fear in their face when trying this typical drink, that is not considered as a cold soup in Spain but a summer drink.

The gazpacho festivity is a good opportunity to take away your fears and try this delicious recipe. There are many kind of gazpachos I recommend you to try at least a few of them, nobody should reject such a healthy drink made of vegetables.

If you want to know more about gazpacho or make your own homemade gazpacho you can visit the link.

  • When: First Saturday in August.
  • Where: Alfarnatejo (Map)

Fiesta del Gazpacho en Alfarnatejo

Iznate gastronomic festival: Muscat grape day

Día de la uva moscatel en Iznate

On August 5 Iznate will offer many typical dishes to all visitors who come to any of the various points located by its streets. A good excuse to walk around this nice town on foot and eat free on the way.

As it could not be otherwise there will be the typical wine and grape of the region.

  • When:  August 5 from 7:00 pm.
  • Where: Iznate (map)

Second and third week in August

Fairs and activities during the second and third week of the month.

Noche Nazarí in Montejaque

In August it is already common in this municipality to lit the streets with candlelights and celebrate medieval activities.

Musical performances, dance or shows with fire are some of the activities that you will find in Montejaque if you decide to visit during this night on August 10.

  • When: August 10
  • Where: Montejaque (Map)

Fair and Water Festival in Jimera de Libar

As you can deduce by the title of this festival, water is the protagonist of this festival. In addition to the water festival there is a great gastronomic tasting of roasted chorizo at 1:30 pm.

The water party is a battle between all the assistants, so if you plan to go better be ready.

  • Where: Jimera de Libar (Map)
  • When:  August 11,12,13 and 14

There is also another event called ‘ Night of Terror’ in August 6.

Feria Jimera de Libar

Malaga fair

I could not talk about events happening in August without naming Malaga fair. An experience that extends over a week in both the historic centre of Malaga and the fairgrounds.

This year the fair takes place from 12th to 19th of August.

If you want to know the fair program or many other details you can visit our dedicated section to Malaga fair.

  • Where: In fairgrounds (map) and in the historical centre of Malaga (map)
  • When: From 12th to 19th of August.

Feria de Málaga en agosto

Antequera fair

Antequera fair is divided like Malaga fair in day and night fairs.

The inauguration of the fair this year begins with the lighting on August 16 and ends with fireworks the night of August 20.

The Saturday before the end of the fair takes place the ‘Día del Caballista’ with a popular parade.

  • When: 16th to 20th of August.
  • Where: Fairgrounds and Old Town (map)

4th week in August

Fairs, markets and other activities happening within the last week of August.

3 Cultures festival in Frigiliana

This beautiful east municipality celebrates just before August ends a meeting between the different cultures who settled in Andalusia: Catholic, Jewish and Arabian.

There is a souk with all kinds of handicraft products and musical performances.

  • When: The event is from 24th to 27th of August.
  • Where: Frigiliana (Map)

Festival de las 3 culturas en Frigiliana

Festival of Moorish Rebelion Istán

If you are near Marbella or plan to visit it at the end of August you can stop by Istan. In this municipality there is a festival called ‘ Rebelion Morisca’, a theatrical representation in the streets that shows the fight of the Moorish against the strong repression to which they were subjected in the middle of the 16th century.

There is a medieval craft market and other activities of the historical era it represents.

  • When: Friday 25 and Saturday 26 of August.
  • Where: Istan (Map)

Rebelión morisca en Istán

Douglas Days in Tebas

This festival celebrates one of the historical battles during the capture of the Nasrid fortress of Tebas. A Scottish knight ‘Sir James Douglas’ participated and died in the conquest of this fortress while bringing the embalmed heart which belonged to the dead King of Scotland, who in life longed to take part in some epic battle.

During those days a medieval atmosphere is recreated in the streets of the municipality while actors do a theatrical performance of the great battle.

You will find a medieval market with handcrafts typical of the region.

  • When: From 25th to 27th of August.
  • Where: Fortress and streets in Tebas (Map)

Dougla's Days en Tebas

Medieval market in Torre del Mar

Variety of stalls in a medieval market offering all kind of products related in some way to the sea. There will be shows so it is a good option for spending a family weekend.

  • When: Friday 25 at afternoon, Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 of August during the whole day.
  • Where: Torre del Mar (Velez-Málaga) https://goo.gl/maps/BaDU7JAKnmx

Mercado medieval en Torre del Mar

 

Are you going to visit any of the recommended activities in August?