The night sky in Marbella was lit up by fireworks on Tuesday to celebrate the opening of the Feria de San Bernabé, which runs until 12 June.
This year's fair was declared open by journalist Concha Montes. She paid tribute to the town in an emotional speech, which highlighted the generosity, openness and diversity of Marbella.
Daytime festivities began the following day, as locals flooded onto the Paseo de la Alameda and the Avenida del Mar, where more than 20 bars and stalls have been set up.
Weekend visitors can expect to see a variety of stunning performances from local dance troupes and choirs, as well as religious processions and a historical reenactment of the arrival of the catholic King Ferdinand into Marbella.
The night fair takes place at the fairground on the outskirts of town, open every day from 7pm.
As the night progresses, attendees can enjoy musical performances from the likes of Demarco Flamenco and Siniestro Total, both of which take place in the fairground's auditorium.