The city's major summer festival commemorates the reconquest of the city from the Moors by the Reyes Catolicos (Catholic ... More
Feria de Agosto
The city's major summer festival commemorates the reconquest of the city from the Moors by the Reyes Catolicos (Catholic Monarchs) on 19th August 1487. During the third week in August, the centre is transformed into one big street party where entertainment is guaranteed. Join in the fun by tasting the local sweet wine and dance to the music in the street with everyone else. All the locals dress up in their finest traditional costumes for the occasion. At night, the festival moves to the new Real fairground in the suburbs where you will find carnival rides, party tents and live music that continue until early morning. It's an exciting, vibrant and colorful event that shouldn't be missed. The Town Hall lays on free buses to and from the fairground from the Alameda Principal (Main Avenue).
The Feria de Agosto is just one big week-long street party during the day and a fun fair at night!
The day time event is much more interesting for non-Spaniards, as you will see how the locals let their hair down and party!
I always park in Fuengirola or Benalm�dena and get the train to the end of the line, then just exit the station and head for Calle Larios and follow the crowds!
There is music, dancing and HEAT. It is REALLY hot in all those crowds in the middle of August so keep wekk hydrated and pick up a hat and a fan from one of the road-side stalls!
If you are taking young children stay on teh edges of the centre of the city as it is a very noisy, hot and crowded environment once you really get into the throng.
Try ordering a litre of "rebujito" or "tinto de verano". The first is a mixture of sherry and Sprite, the second is red wine with lemonade. They sell both in big jugs and little plastic sherry cups.
This is the Spain you think doesn't really exist - spntaneous flamenco in the streets, everyone dressed in traditional Spanish dress and everyone smiling!
So if you are in Malaga when the feria is on don't miss it!
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