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Marbella Feria.
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Marbella prepares for a "more inclusive" annual feria in honour of San Bernabé

  • The council is hoping to clamp down on gender discrimination and violence.

Preparations are well under way for Marbella's big annual fair from 5 to 11 June, celebrating the resort's patron saint, San Bernabé.

As part of efforts to improve safety for visitors and to create "a more tolerant and inclusive" atmosphere, Marbella council has increased its activity to clamp down on gender discrimination and violence.

This year there will be two 'purple points'; information centres at the fair where anyone who feels they have been the victim of gender violence can go to seek help and guidance.

One will be set up in the daytime fair in the town centre and another in the evening fairground next to La Cañada shopping centre.

Other initiatives to make the week's festivities more inclusive will include a campaign warning of the risks of drug use, sign language at many events, a no-loud-noise period on the rides from 7 to 9pm on Friday 7 for small children and adapted mobility transport to the night fairground.