Night of the Three Kings: Parade, history and curiosities

The origin of the celebration of Twelfth Night (Three Kings night) from 5 to January 6 goes back to the ancient times for being an important day in which increases the brightness after the winter solstice of December 25, thereafter the days begin to get longer each time.

Melchor, Gaspar and Baltasar are the names of the Three Kings.

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Night of the Three Kings on January the 5th

In the past the Three Kings distributed roles regarding giving out gifts, unfortunately for Balthazar he was in charge of giving coal (the real one, not sweet) stones or wood to children who had not done well. Gaspar gave candy or nuts and Melchior brought clothes and shoes; the gifts of those times were adapted to the needs of the moment.

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The Three Kings, as such, are not very widespread and are celebrated only in some Spanish-speaking countries, mainly because of Father Christmas or Santa Claus has prevailed, although both have the same origin.

There is variety in representing the Three Kings in Europe, in countries such as Italy its ‘La Befana’, a witch who seeks redemption and is responsible for bringing the good children presents and scare the bad ones.

In other countries like Germany is just a special day for Catholics, unlike in Spain where everyone celebrates. In Germany on that day there are no gifts or family meals; it is a day of charitable action.

Tradition says that the one who decides whether to give coal to the children is the Carbonilla, a page of the Three Kings.

Will they bring lots of charcoal? At Malagaweb.com we expect that you have behaved well and if they bring you charcoal, that is the sweet one you can eat.

The parade in 2017

The Three Kings parade in 2017 bring up to 12 tons of sweets which they throw everywhere from the cars. This year the parade is organized in three main blocks: Fantasy, Christmas and Royal Courtship.

Opening cars called Fantasy parade comes with characters of Star Wars and Alice in Wonderland among many others.

The Christmas cars parade comes with the royal pages, a ballet, angels decorated cars and shepherds next to a moving nativity scene.

Finally the Royal Courtship formation with acrobats and the decorated cars of Melchor, Gaspar and Baltasar kings.

Traffic roads will be closed in Malaga centre due to the cavalcade from 12 at night on January 4 to the ending of the parade on January 5th.

Parade of the Three Kings – January activities

Melchor kingThe procession of the Three Kings is a mainly Spanish tradition. The first parade which is recorded took place in 1876 in Alicante and thanks to its success it was expanding rapidly to other cities. In 1917 took place the first Parade in Andalusia and today is a typical established tradition throughout the province.

In the beginning it was a day set for charity and the Parades were responsible for collecting toys for disadvantaged children; with the passage of time this healthy habit was disappearing giving way to the typical candy being thrown from the coaches just before Twelfth Night when children wait for their gifts.

Three kings parade in Malaga: Itineraries in January

The three kings parade in Malaga has an itinerary different from other years because of the subway works.

There are paid chairs available for those who want to see the 3 Kings Parade from a comfortable chair. Price for chairs are as follows:

  • 9€ first row sit
  • 8€ second row sit
  • 4€ third row sit at Paseo del Parque only.

If you want to buy a chair for the Three Kings Parade you can do online (only in Spanish  at http://www.mientrada.net/) or by phone 902 646 289 (high paid call).

Beginning of the parade is at 5:00pm from Malaga Town Hall in January the 5th.

Itinerary of the parade

5:00pm Parade will officially begin at Malaga Town Hall.

  • Paseo del Parque
  • Plaza de la Marina
  • Rotonda del Marqués de Larios
  • Alameda Principal
  • Mercado de Atarazanas

Detailed itinerary in Malaga: Avenida de Cervantes, Plaza del General Torrijos, Paseo del Parque, Plaza de La Marina, Alameda Principal, Puerta del Mar, Atarazanas, Plaza de Arriola, Pasillo de Santa Isabel, Carretería, Álamos y Plaza de la Merced.

Parade itinerary in Torremolinos

4pm – Parade officially begins in Blas Infante Square.

  • Avda. Rafael Quintana
  • C/ Europa
  • Avda. Isabel Manoja
  • Avda. Los Manantiales
  • Plaza Costa del Sol
  • Avda. Joan Miró
  • Calle doctor Jiménez Encina
  • C/García de la Serna
  • Avda. Rafael Quintana
  • Ayuntamiento de Torremolinos

Parade itinerary in Benalmádena

At 4:30pm begins the parade in Benalmadena Pueblo

  • Recinto Ferial los Nadales
  • Calle San Miguel
  • Avenida del Chorrillo
  • Avenida Juan Luís Peralta
  • Calle Jerónimo Garriga
  • Calle Lomillas
  • Plaza de España
  • Calle Real
  • Avenida Juan Luís Peralta

Parade itinerary in Fuengirola

4pm: In Fuengirola the Three Kings arrive by helicopter.

  • Calle Mallorca
  • Avenida de Mijas
  • Avenida Juan Gómez “Juanito”
  • Calle Camilo José Cela
  • Calle Molino de viento
  • Avenida Condes de San Isidro
  • Avda. Matías Sáenz de Tejada
  • Avenida Ramón y Cajal
  • Avda. de Los Boliches

Parade itinerary in Marbella

11am – Arrival to Quiron Hospital of the Three Kings.

12am: Arrival by boat to Marbella marina and parade by old cars.

6pm: Official parade with the itinerary below:

  • Avda. Severo Ochoa
  • Avda. Ramón y Cajal
  • Avda. Ricardo Soriano
  • Plaza Monseñor Rodrigo Bocanegra

Parade itinerary in Nerja

4pm: Arrival of the three kings to the town hall.

5pm: Official parade.

  • Parque Verano Azul
  • C/ Jaén
  • C/ Diputación
  • Calle Granada
  • Calle San Miguel
  • Plaza Cantarero
  • Pintada
  • Puerta del Mar
  • Finaliza en Balcón de Europa.

Roscon de Reyes: History and curiosities

Roscón de ReyesThe origin of eating a ¡Roscon de Reyes¡ for Twelfth Night dates back to Roman times; the Romans dedicated festivals to the god Saturn to celebrate the increase in brightness after the winter solstice. During the celebration were baked round cakes of figs, dates and honey which were enjoying all social classes including slaves.

From the third century was introduced the dry bean into the sweet and who got it was considered king of kings for a short period of time; this tradition continued in use and there are records of its use during the Middle Ages with small variations.

At present there are usually a treasure and a bean inside each cake being the one who the gets the bean responsible for paying it and the one who gets the treasure is the king of the house for a day.

Christmas in Malaga: Experience the lights, markets and New Year’s Eve.

This year the Christmas lights was switched on the 24th in November, did you miss it? Don’t worry, you will find a video of the lighting and all the information you may need about Christmas in Malaga if you continue reading.

The lighting decoration and switching date change every year, however in 2016 it will be the same as in 2015. In past events they used up to 600.000 led lights in Larios street, the most centric street in Malaga. Nevertheless this city is one of the best places to enjoy the Christmas lighting in the world.

The company in charge of Christmas lights in Malaga also make them for different companies and cities worldwide. Many visitors from Europe come to enjoy not only the Christmas lights in Malaga, but the unique festive environment present in the city.

Lighting is switched off on January the 6th.

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The centric area of Malaga is decorated for Christmas with a beautiful lights offering a spectacle you should not miss.

Lighting and Christmas tree at Marina Square
Constitucion Square with Christmas lighting tree from a past event.

Switching on Christmas lights in Malaga in video – 2016

Torremolinos chrismas lighting switching on is the Friday 2nd of November at Plaza de la Nogalera.

Christmas Markets in 2016

Many locals enjoy the Christmas environment by visiting any of the many Christmas markets in the province.

There are usually every year markets at Soho district and Alameda park. I will update the list as new information is coming.

Initially I think the list will not be much different than the previous year one so you can check our past year list of Christmas Markets in Malaga.

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Torremolinos chrismas lights and markets are available from the Friday 2nd of November

Update

Christmas Market in Torremolinos (near train station) from the Friday 2nd of November.

Chrismas Market in Fuengirola is already available at Plaza de la Constitución.

Christmas charity bazaar in Malaga

Located at the English Shop ‘The Old Curiosity Shop’ at Paseo de Sancha, 48.

This charity market will open in January on Monday 2nd, Tuesday 3rd, Wednesday 4th and Thursday 5th.

For donating the opening time is from 10am to 2pm and from 5pm to 8:30pm.

Invisible handcrafters market

At Calle Andres Perez, 8. Opening time is from 5pm to 10pm.

Visiting Traditional Nativity Scenes

traditional nativity scenes

Every year they organize traditional nativity scenes, some of the most popular are the one inside Malaga Cathedral and at the Town Hall in Malaga.

Cathedral opening time: 10am to 2am and from 5pm to 8pm

Town Hall opening time: 10am to 2am and from 5pm to 9pm

New Year’s Eve in Malaga

You can find a wide variety of hotels for the New Year’s Eve party with dinner included . If you prefer, you can celebrate in one of the main squares of the cities of Malaga, there typically meet a large number of people to celebrate the arrival of the New Year.

In adition if you want to celebrate New Year’s Eve with more people you can visit one of the following locations:

Malaga: Plaza de la Constitucion and Calle Larios
Torremolinos: Auditorio Municipal Principe de Asturias
Benalmadena: Plaza de la Mezquita
Fuengirola: Plaza de España
Marbella: Plaza de los Naranjos

Procession of the Three Kings 2017

Night of the Three Kings

The Three Kings in Malaga during 2017 will spend the night in the Alcazaba. The parade will leave from the city hall on Monday 5 January.

The parade will begin at 5 pm on January 5th and the route is as follows*:

  • City Hall Malaga
  • Avenida de Cervantes
  • Plaza General Torrijos
  • Paseo del Parque
  • Plaza de la Marina
  • Alameda Principal
  • Puente Tetuan
  • Avenida de Andalucia
  • Nazareno del Paso
  • Puente de la Esperanza
  • Manuel Jose Garcia Caparros
  • Pasillo de Santa Isabel
  • Carreteria, Alamos
  • Plaza de la Merced

Do you plan to spend this Christmas in Malaga? We hope you enjoy and don´t forget to share your experiences or questions in the forum.

*Route from past year should be the same, should it change I will update it.

Halloween in Malaga, terror takes over the city

halloween-2015On October 31 arrives the terrifying night of Halloween at our city. Do you have any plan? Malaga is ready and features events in which you can already register.

If you have not yet decided what to do, we offer interesting activities for both adults and children so prepare to survive the terror on Halloween in Malaga. Still without costume? Check the top costumes for Halloween and get ready!

The scariest night of the year approaches in Halloween, we hope you survive as we wouldn´t want to run out of readers.

Halloween at the Historical Botanical Garden La Concepción

If you want to visit the Botanical Garden, perhaps would be a good time the night of October 31; Full of frightening beings from the beyond waiting to give you a good scare among the darkest shadows of the garden.

If you go in disguise you can take part in a costume contest in three categories available: children, adults and groups.

Price for the guided visit is at 18 Euros for adults and 15 Euros for children under 16; There is also a family pack for 40 Euros that allows entry of 2 adults and two children.

Guided visits starts at 8pm and the duration is for 1 hour and a half.

For reservations or information you just have to call +34 951 92 61 80

Scary night at the English Cemetery

This mysterious place is open for anyone who wants to venture at night and discover some of the characters brought from the darkest corners of the ultra-world and spread throughout the English Cemetery in Malaga. Are you brave enough?

There is a confirmation that they will not organize this event.

halloween lanternHalloween with children

Kids love Halloween, dressing up is an activity with which they are comfortable all year round without the need for a special day.

When this day comes they are willing to go out disguised and enjoy activities or visit the houses in search of sweets with the typical trick or treating.

Recommendations for families

Theme Parks like Selwo Marina in Benalmadena and Selwo Adventure in Estepona told us in past events the habits of animals as terrifying as tarantulas, snakes, piranhas, poisonous frogs or bats among others. In addition decoration is be adapted to this event and children wearing costumes between 3 and 10 don’t have to pay entrance.

Benalmadena cablecar will have a special decoration in both stations of the trip.

Sea-Life offer free entry for those children under 10 years old wearing costumes, there will be handcrafts and workshops between 11am to 5:30pm.

cartel-halloween-tivoliTivoli World will also organize a special event for this night and there is free entry for children wearing costumes.

Rosaleda shopping centre will organize a workshop for creating tenebrous baskets between 6pm and 9pm the next friday and saturday, the entry is free.

The mall Malaga Plaza will also organize an event for any age the next Friday 28 from 5:30pm to 8:30 pm. Entry will be free and makeup artist will make-up the children for converting them into terrifying creatures, as memory you will will get a polaroid photo of the event. There will be a costume contest as well.

There will be a special event in Automobile Museum on Saturday 29 from 12:30 hours with chilling surprises, tickets cost € 7.5 per person.

Larios street in Malaga centre will be a meeting point for people with amazing costumes, a good place for walking with family.

Halloween at Pier 1 in the Port of Malaga

On October the dead, witches and ghosts will invade the Port of Malaga from 6 pm. Visitors can learn to make halloween baskets and use them later for picking up sweets.

There will be a costume contest with different category prizes and photos.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 5pm to 8pm, free entry.

Halloween in Torremolinos, Marbella and other municipalities

cartel-festival-cine-fantastico-torremolinos-2015In addition to the clubs and discoteques with themed decorations and costume parties in Marbella or Torremolinos, in November ends the sixth edition of the Fantastic Film Festival in Torremolinos at the Congress Centre with a contest of short and feature films.

The duration of the festival is from 27 October to 1 November.

Terror in Torremolinos

First of all the Nogalera square area in Torremolinos will organize a terror attraction the next Monday 31st, do you dare?

Several events and a costume contest from 5pm in advance. Especially relevant a terrifying event called ‘Terror Mansion’ will await for those who dare. The minimum recommended age is 8 years old.

In addition terror will be present the next Saturday at Molino de Inca. This beautiful botanical garden will be one of the most terrifying places in Torremolinos with magic and face-paint workshops from 6pm to 8pm. There will be also an event called ‘searching for the mystery’ from 5pm to 6pm.

Scary night at Rincon de la Victoria

At Rincon de la Victoria they are getting ready for the Terror Tales the Friday 28th and Monday 31st at the Public Library. There will be also a scary street at ‘El Cantal de La Cala del Moral’ from 8pm to 2am.

Furthermore the main mall at this municipality will have a scary area for children at the second floor the next Friday, Saturday and Monday with free entry for groups of 6 people (you must inscribe in advance)

Finally a costume contest will take place the Monday from 5pm to 9pm with different prizes for participants.

Terror activities in other municipalities

Villa street in Estepona will be themed in a scary way.

In Maro they organize Maroween, a gastronomy event.

Pedrizas district  in Churriana  is decorated in a special way during this night, as a result it will be a scary place to stroll around.

Soho district will celebrate Halloween with workshops and activities for everyone. Come and join the face-painting workshop or any of the handcraft. If interested a free inscription is required at Tomas Heredia, 7 street.

Do you know more events I forgot? Feel free to comment if you want to recommend it.

Halloween ideas

If you want to invite your zombie friends to home, nothing better than a good brain cake…browsing Internet I have found a tasty recipe, wanna try?

It is just an idea, there are many more ideas you can use, feel free to suggest yours in our comments area.

Halloween in Andalusia and Spain

The growing interest in this celebration is unstoppable in Spain, especially in Andalusia and Malaga, both show the largest number of Internet searches looking for upcoming celebrations.

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Halloween and ghost stories

Paranormal activity looks like to happen more usually by the end of October or beginning of November…coincidence? Did it happen to you or anyone you know?

Some people say during this night the living and dead world are closer…should we be afraid? Seems like not a bad idea to be, at least during the Halloween night.

Top 10 costumes for this Halloween

Halloween is approaching and many of you still might not know what to wear… well, if you follow our blog you are lucky, we are going to propose ideas for an original costume that night, which one do you prefer?

Rollercoaster Costume

Very original if you plan to dress up with a group of friends, it doesn´t seem very complicated and you can make it yourself at home.

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Costume of a famous cat

You probably already may know it… it’s a pretty famous cat in Internet for its angry face and such a costume is easy to perform.

disfraz gato famoso

Couple in black and white

Very original costume outstanding for simulating black and white with clothes of the 60s.

greyscale costume

zombieZombie or vampire

Typical costumes which never go out of style and are relatively easy to do if you don´t want to complicate too much but feel like dressing up.

disfraz-politicoCostume of corrupt politician

And if you want to be a complete success you can distribute envelopes with money!

Disguise as video game character

Original and you can adapt your costume to a video game character with which you most identify.

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Devil or angel Costume

It can be as complicated or simple as you want and is always a hit at parties.

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disfraz de brujaWitch costume

These costumes are always present in any Halloween party and are very easy to perform.

Dress up your pet

If you have a pet which also likes celebrating, you can also disguise it to be the centre of attention, this year are fashionable the costumes spider-dog or pirate-cat.

Facebook profile Costume

Another original costume this year is going Facebook as profile … very easy and convenient.

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What are the most demanded costumes to avoid?

If you want something original, we recommend to avoid the following costumes are the most popular in Internet:

  1. Harley Quinn costume
  2. Star Wars
  3. Pirate
  4. Super Hero
  5. Batman
  6. Minions
  7. Wonder Woman
  8. Witch
  9. Minnie
  10. Princess
  11. Catwoman
  12. Vampire

But if you are in Malaga…do not worry, that list is related to the most demanded costumes in United States, so maybe that list can be used as inspiration (source: https://frightgeist.withgoogle.com/)

Scary costumes are also always demanded in Malaga, last year I could see some from the popular video game Silent Hill…and it is supposed that costumes are intended to ward off evil spirits and what a better way than scaring them.

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Remember to visit our other post on terrifying Halloween events in Malaga so you can go and show your costume.

Activities in Malaga this weekend

The highly anticipated Friday is here and with it the weekend comes, while many of you will be happy just lying on sofa some other would like a good weekend plan in Malaga this month.

I bring you choices for activities with family, children or friends, continue reading to find a plan for this weekend.

Events available from Friday, September 30, 1 and 2 October.

Night of scientific research in Malaga

From this Friday afternoon in the Plaza de la Marina there will be many activities related to scientific research.

Torremolinos fair photoTorremolinos Fair San Miguel

Sunday is the last day you will be able to visit Torremolinos fair.

Getting to the fair is usually a good plan for the weekend, you can have fun at the mechanic attractions or just try any of the typical food usually offered in the fair stands.

Artisan Cheese Fair in Teba

If you are a cheese lover you can not miss this event in Teba this Saturday from 10 am to 7:00 pm and Sunday until 6:00pm.

Music and gastronomy in Coin

Food on wheels weekend with 8 chefs who cook from Friday to Sunday surrounded by a festive atmosphere with live music.

If you like to eat and have no plan this weekend do not forget this particular event in Coín.

feria-libro-malagaMalaga book fair

Do you like old books? Most of them will be in Spanish so if you enjoy old books and want to practice your Spanish this event might sound interesting to you.

It is available until October 16 and open Monday to Friday from 10:30am to 2:30 pm and 5:30pm to 9:30pm.

Velez-Malaga Fair

Fair in Velez-Malaga also known as Feria de San Miguel begins on September 27 and ends on October 2nd. It might be a good weekend plan in Malaga for those who live nearby this municipality.

Bella Jarifa Nights in Cártama

This municipal holiday based on medieval times features performances, activities and gastronomy tastings of Cartama.

sopa-perota-aloraPerot soups in Alora

Food lovers have an appointment this Saturday in Alora from 1:00pm.

You will be able to try some of the typical food from this municipality.

Luna Mora Festival in Guaro 2016

Map for getting to GuaroIn Guaro will take place on 9 and 10 in September the Luna Mora Festival in its 20th edition.

This event of 2 days is a free meeting place of Andalusian culture and music with streets decorated for the occasion; a mixture of cultures that have lived together and shaped this town over the centuries and during these days offer visitors a good excuse to come visit.

No to forget the typical candles lit along the streets of the town, creating a beautiful sight at night; some romantic shapes where many couples decide to take the photo to immortalize the moment.

During the night numerous stalls offer food at good prices.

Program of Luna Mora in Guaro

This event starts on Friday, September 9 at 5 pm with the opening of the Moorish craftsmen souk and has the same schedule for Saturday September 10.

5 pm Opening of the Moorish craftsmen souk
5:30 pm Workshops in the streets of downtown
6 pm Lightning of the candles
6:30 Workshop of craft games
7 pm Ambience in the streets and visit of the cultural patrimony of the village
8:30 pm Children´s tales at Plaza de los Cuentos
9 pm Parade
10 pm Oriental dance workshop
11 pm Flamenco show at the Auditorium
12 Midnight tales for adults at Plaza de los Cuentos
12:30 am Ambience in the streets
12:45 am Show at the Cultural centre Al-Andalus

When arriving there by car there is usually enabled an outdoor parking just before you get to Guaro from where you take a bus up to the village.

Do not hesitate, if you have no plans on Friday 9 or Saturday 10 September, come and visit the Luna Mora in Guaro, you won´t regret it.

Festivals and fairs in Malaga in September

weekend calendarSeptember is the month of fairs and festivals in many municipalities along the Costa del Sol celebrating Pilgrimages, fruit harvest, patron saints… and much more.

These are days of joy where is mixing the profane with the religious; people enjoy being in the street, there is colour, music and dance. If you are visiting Malaga and the Costa del Sol at this time, come and join us!

Here you can find the dates of fairs and festivals in Malaga in September:

Main events in Malaga in September

Below you will find the dates for the fairs and festivals in Malaga during September:

Mijas fair

Local festivities in Mijas begin the Sunday 4th in September. From then in advance there will be events and performances for the entire week.

The 6th in September is the night fair lighting inauguration.

Thursday 8th in September is the beginning of the day fair. This day people wearing a typical costume will get a prize.

September the 11th will be the last day of fair.

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Ardales fair

The fair in Ardales is celebrated within the first week of September but the date is not fixed.

Luna Mora de Guaro (Moorish Moon Festival) 9 and 10 September

For two days this white village is a meeting point for the medieval Andalusian culture with the light of 20.000 candles in the streets.

During the Luna Mora festival there are performances, craft stalls and gastronomy stalls, highly recommended I enjoyed much the food in my last visit.

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Anchovie day in Rincón de la Victoria from 23 to 25 in September

The second Sunday in September there will be free anchovies tasting at Rincon de la Victoria.

The event begins at 12.30pm next to the promenade and close to the old train station.

Spanish anchovies tapa

World Tourist Day

The World Tourist Day is the Tuesday 27th in September and there are events to welcome the tourists visiting Malaga.

Depending on the municipality where you are there will be different events. In Mijas, the main square had in the past events flamenco performances and a free sweet wine tasting.

Other municipalities offer free food tasting.

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Raising day in El Borge

The third Sunday in September at El Borge, a raising producer town, is celebrated every year the Raising Day.

Typical dancing performances, wine, cold meat and typical products from the area.

Istan Fair and San Miguel Pilgrimage

Istan fair and San Miguel pilgrimage are celebrated the first Sunday before the 29th in September and lasts 5 days.

Torremolinos fair and San Miguel Pilgrimage

Torremolinos fair is from 28th in September to 1st in October and the 25th of September is the San Miguel Pilgrimage which head walking to Los Mantantiales, a forest of pines on the outskirts of the municipality.

Day fair features dancing, music and other events at the main squares and the centre of Torremolinos.

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By night the fair is at the fairgrounds with mechanical attractions, events and performances.

Plans for this weekend in Malaga

weekend calendarWeekend is here and you still without plans? Want to know some of them and decide one which fits your perfect weekend? If so continue reading.

One of the most common plans especially if you are on holiday is just doing nothing. But believe me, there is life beyond and I will propose some plans for this weekend that might be of your interest.

There are many activities for this weekend: Concerts, exhibitions, cultural events and children activities.

August is usually a hot month, the only desirable thing to do while this hot is being on the beach and doing nothing, the heat does not invite to do anything else. The temperature by the end of August is much more mild and pleasant for other activities than beach. Why not taking advantage of this situation?

Still not decided when to visit Malaga?

Fairs, culture and children activities

Frigiliana Festival: The 3 Cultures

Annual event that features a film, ‘ruta de la tapa’ (small portion food route), free concerts, medieval market and theater performances.

In August from Thursday 25 to Sunday 28 in Frigiliana.

Cultural activities in Alhaurin el Grande

If you visit Alhaurin el Grande the next Saturday you will find a lot of cultural activities like workshops and exhibitions, theater performances or poetry events, concerts, children’s activities and a craft market.

From Saturday 28 August at 21:30 pm

Open night at Velez-Malaga

La Axarquía region brings cultural activities for the Friday night like concerts, visits to monuments and other activities.

Friday 26 from 19:00.

Sailor market in Torre del Mar

If you enjoy the street markets you can’t miss a visit this sailor Market in Torre del Mar.

50 stalls with crafts and a maritime theme, an area where you will also find activities for children.

XXVIII Flamenco Festival in Torremolinos

If you like flamenco on Saturday August 27 at 22:00 you have an appointment at the Municipal Auditorium in Torremolinos.

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All you need to know about Feria de Malaga in 2016

cartel de la feria de Málaga 2016Málaga Fair is coming and we already know the artists and the concerts that will be present throughout the week. We bring you the programme of the Malaga Fair 2016, so you can start planning the week in detail.

First of all, if you never ever visited the fair before you might want to read about what is feria de Malaga. The guide has detailed information on where it takes place and the dates updated every year.

When is this “feria de Malaga” celebrated? This year the fair will start the 13th in August and finish the 20th.

Start planning the fair week with this Malaga fair programme!

Malaga fair program

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All performances and concerts taking place in the Municipal Auditorium will start from 23:00 hours until dawn.

Friday 12th in August at 11:50pm

Just after the opening speech of Vanesa Martin and the opening of the fair.

Live concert of Bairei in the Malagueta beach.

Kiko & Shara en Málaga

Saturday 13th in August at 11:00pm

Typical dancing at the Municipal Auditorium

Concerts:

Jaleos & Lunares, Manolo Sarría, Kiko & Shara and Andy & Lucas.

 

Sunday 14th in August

Exhibition of typical dancing made by local groups.david-maria-malaga

Live concerts by Aurora Guirado and David de Maria.

 

Monday 15th in August

Exhibition of typical dancing made by local groups and concerts of varied musical bands.

Wednesday 17th in August

Rocio Alba and El Trebol performances at the Fairgrounds.

 

Thursday 18th in AugustActuación de grupo Maldita Nerea

Exhibition of typical local dancing and flamenco made by local groups and musical performance of Maldita Nerea.

 

Friday 19th in August

Exhibition of typical local dancing and flamenco.

Performance of El Huecco.

 

Saturday 20th in AugustMarta Sánchez en concierto

Exhibition of typical dancing made by local groups.

Last day of fair and musical performance of Marta Sánchez

Download official fair programme

You can download the official programme in PDF format from here

Fairground map

Do not get lost with our map of the fairground:

Fairground map 2016

Medieval Market in Fuengirola

In Fuengirola (Málaga) is held every year a Medieval Market in the Castle Sohail. It will be possible a time travel to the Middle Ages, thanks to the launch of the medieval market in Fuengirola castle.

Sohail castle event in Fuengirola

When is the Medieval Market in Fuengirola?

This event date in 2016 is between the 11th and the 14th in August.

The event is unique in Spain, as it takes place within an authentic Arab fortress of the time. The area will present a typical medieval aspect, with flags of the time, background music and many of the participants dressed in historical costumes.

Sohail Castle in Fuengirola, a restored Moorish fortress and converted into a auditorium which hosts a variety of musical events during the summer months, has been for some years the perfect setting for the celebration of the Medieval Market in Fuengirola.

What to do during the Medieval Market?

At this market you can find all kinds of products and appealing activities that make the visit a time travel and a tour of Spain to the time of the bards, the craft guilds, traditional gastronomy, etc.

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Thus, workshops for clay, bread, leather, toys, jewelry and woodwork will allow visitors to see how in ancient times they made those products without industrial action.

Other attractions that have already enjoyed great success in previous editions are archery, donkey rides, witches and fortune-tellers, stilts, storytellers and children’s games, juggling, the costumes of the time and street theater.

This market in Fuengirola Sohail Castle, considered one of the best in Spain because of its location. The Castle open from seven o’clock in the afternoon until two o´clock in the morning.

How to get

In the surrounding area of the Sohail Castle you will find parking, you can also go walking from the Fuengirola train station.