Dancing at San Pedro fair. J-L
Hundreds of revellers turned up for the start of the annual San Pedro Feria on Tuesday.
During the six day event, which is the last of the Andalusian ferias this year, the town is transformed with a plethora of lights, countless temporary bars and plenty of fireworks.
Meanwhile locals dress up in flamenco style dresses with flowers in their hair ,while dancing the night away to celebrate the Patron Saint of San Pedro.
Regarded as one of the more lively ferias on the Costa del Sol (which are not renowned anywhere for being quiet, sedate events), the fiesta is held in the main square and features plenty of dancing, music and a competition to chose the town’s King and Queen.
The day feria takes place in the centre of town where the streets are closed to traffic and many businesses close for the week.
Typically music is played on every corner and tables and chairs are set up so that bars can serve people on the street.
For those who have never visited a traditional Spanish feria, this is a good opportunity to get involved in the local culture and let your hair down.
A parade is also being held through the streets most days with plenty of activities to keep children entertained such as football, tennis and golf.
After the day feria finishes and the sun goes down, the fairground lights up the town and the party gets even more lively.
Today, Friday, the fair will have a traditional parade followed by a dance competition tomorrow (Saturday) in a programme promised to be “a bit different from previous fairs” by the fair commissioner Diego López.
The feria runs until this Sunday October 20th.