Events and festivities in Fuengirola in 2017
During most of the year we can enjoy in the popular Costa del Sol town of Fuengirola a wide range of popular festivals to suit all tastes. Although a good part of the festivities of this town have a religious origin, the typical folklore of the people of Malaga has been adding their own nuances and colors, converting these festivals in events where the atmosphere is lively and cheerful. Therefore, if you are in Malaga during one of the dates mentioned below, join the locals and savour how people enjoy in the south of Spain.
Fuengirola holiday calendar
In the afternoon has come the big moment for the small ones with the Procession of the three Kings; the streets are filled with children, music and colors and of course the Three Kings who deliver tons of goodies.
Carnival: In the Plaza de La Constitucion takes place a Carnival party with costumes, music, face painting, balloon twisting and theatrical spectacle.
March / April
Easter: A perfect opportunity to enjoy not only Easter processions full of passion and joy typical of Malaga, but we can also enjoy the first days of the year on the beach. This year 2017 it will begin the 9th of April.
April / May
International People's Fair: It takes place in late April, early May where more than 30 countries show their culture, cuisine, crafts and folklore. A great multicultural event which last year attracted one million visitors.
Night of San Juan: On the night of June 23 to 24, a large part of the coastal population moves to the beach at sunset, accompanied by friends, family, food and drink to celebrate the night of San Juan which culminates with numerous fires on the beach, people dancing and swimming at midnight; many of them enjoy until dawn the warm night and the official start of summer.
June / July / August
Concerts and Events in the castle Sohail: In the incomparable setting of the Moorish castle situated on a hill by the sea and next to the river Fuengirola take place during the summer months a large number of concerts and festivals, as well as the traditional medieval market in August.
Beer Festival: From 3 to 19 July takes place in Fuengirola within the castle Sohail the famous Beer festival in honour of the Oktoberfest in Munich. You can sample dishes from Germany and of course beer.
Previous editions were held at the beginning or end of August so it is not an exact date.
Virgen del Carmen: On the afternoon of July 16 takes place the maritime procession of the Virgen del Carmen, the patron saint of fishermen; a beautiful and touching procession, where the Virgin is carried into the sea among hundreds of flowers. Do not miss it!
Medieval Market of Fuengirola: During the month of August (the exact date is not known until shortly before the event) takes place a journey in time where you can buy crafts and typical handmade products.
In 2016 the date was between 8 and 17 in August.
Fuengirola Fair: This fair, also called Feria del Rosario, is one of the most important in Andalusia with the horse as the protagonist and the fairgoers are dressed up in their finest traditional costumes; the streets are filled with carriages and a festive atmosphere throughout the day and at night the party and dance continue at the fairgrounds.
Fair begins day 6 and ends the day 12 of October, the same day is celebrated the Columbus day also called 'dia del Pilar', a free national day.
Feast Chestnut Roast in Marbella: The people of the neighboring town Marbella keep alive the ancient tradition of the Chestnut Roast on November 1, spending the day in the countryside with friends and family, kilos of chestnuts roasting, anise and sweets and many stories to tell; many carry the tent and stay there to sleep. A warm welcome to autumn enjoying its fruits. Marbella is only 30 km from Fuengirola and you can get there in half an hour.
Halloween in Fuengirola: Costumes and trick or threat, special events in Fuengirola during Halloween.
Christmas in Fuengirola: There is already Christmas atmosphere in the streets where are set up each year Christmas lights with great care. The Christmas lights of the towns along the Costa del Sol are famous for their abundance and embellishment, with a lot of motifs inviting you to take a walk and enjoy this atmosphere. Also there is usually found in all municipalities a broad program of Christmas concerts and markets. Fuengirola's Christmas market is located in the Plaza de la Constitution.