Feria de Málaga
Feria Festival in Málaga
Feria de Málaga takes place every August in the city of Málaga. It is an exuberant week-long street party with plenty of flamenco and ‘fino’ sherry. The fair commemorates the re-conquest of the city by the Catholic Monarchs, Isabella and Ferdinand in 1487. It is also known as the Feria de Agosto or August Fair.
The fiesta usually starts with an impressive firework display, followed by a free concert in the Paseo del Parque at midnight the of the Friday / Saturday.
The fair has two main locations –
The Feria de día or Day Fair in the historic center of the city. The streets of the city center are adorned with paper lanterns and floral displays with booths set up. There are performances for children and adults, music and verdiales which is a local variant of flamenco. Driving through the streets are horses and carriages. There is bullfighting each afternoon at La Malagueta.
After sunset party continues at the Feria de la noche or Night Fair which is located in the Cortijo de Torres district.