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Malag Feria started on Friday.
Malag Feria started on Friday. / SUR

Fun and festivities at Malaga Fair

  • Malaga's fair has started and the centre will be flooded with people taking part in the week long festivities that make this the most eagerly anticipated fair of the year

The biggest event in Malaga’s calendar started last Friday, 11 August. The inauguration of the Malaga Fair took place just before midnight, at the La Malagueta beach and was followed by a huge firework display and a concert by Chambao.

The night fair is held at the fair ground  which this year has a replica of the  recently renovated  Palacio de la Aduana as the entrance.

The night fair is held at the fair ground which this year has a replica of the recently renovated Palacio de la Aduana as the entrance. / SUR

Thousands of tourists and visitors as well as locals will flock to the city this week to see some of the activities planned for this very special occasion. There was a large romeria of horses, riders and carriages in the Paseo del Parque on the morning of the 12th, which was joined by people carrying floral tributes to Nuestra Señora de la Victoria. Daytime concerts during the feria will be concentrated in the Plaza de la Constitución and on Calle Larios. In the evenings, there will be various live performances of flamenco and concerts by singers such as David Bustamente and Soraya at the fairground until 19 August. The fairground will also be the venue for evening equestrian shows throughout the feria.

Bullfights are also a part of this traditional fair and they will be held at the bullring in La Malagueta every day in the evenings.

On the last day there will be a reenactment of the arrival of the ‘Reyes Católicos’, Isabella and Ferdinand, into the city, a much-loved event which commemorates the reconquest of the city in 1487.