The Estepona Fair starts this year on Tuesday, July 3 at 7 pm with a parade of giants and big heads in the city centre, followed by a great show of fireworks at 9 pm and the lighting of the fairgrounds at midnight.
On Wednesday, July 4, the fair begins at 12 noon at the fairgrounds. This day is dedicated to children, and attractions have a 50% discount.
When: From July 3 to 8
Where: Estepona, Fairground
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/ynytpFU1nKR2
This year takes place the seventh edition of this special musical encounter in the Quarry of Nagüeles, a natural amphitheatre surrounded by an impressive landscape. The unique feature of Starlite is the closeness between the public and the artists.
Some of the artists this year: Maná, Pet Shop Boys, Jamiroquai, Sting & Shaggy, Luis Miguel, James Blunt, Texas and many more.
Web site of the Event: http://starlitemarbella.com/en/
When: from July 11 to August 25, at 10 pm.
Where: La Cantera de Nagüeles, Marbella
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/4DqQcfdZT832
10 Wine Street Estepona
’10 Wine Street Estepona ‘ will take place on July 13 and 14 in the central Plaza del Reloj.
This wine event has become the most important in Estepona because it will host the largest wine tasting that is held outdoors in Spain.
Each of the macro tastings will be accompanied by musical pieces interpreted live by the chamber quartet of the García Fajer Foundation, so the wine tasting will become a sensory experience that will transcend the palate.
The event will allow the possibility of discovering wines which usually cannot be tasted outside their cellars since they are limited editions of which very few bottles are produced.
Official website of the event: http://www.10winestreet.com/
When: July 13 and 14
Where: Plaza del Reloj, Estepona
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/QUJMENWquj12
Concerts in the Castle Park Fuengirola
The Sohail Castle Park in Fuengirola will be this summer again the perfect stage by the sea for some fantastic outdoor concerts with international artists. If you want to see any of them, do not wait too long to buy the ticket!
This year they play Ricky Martin and Santana, among many others.
When: 15 July to 12 August
Where: On the slope of Sohail Castle, Fuengirola
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/qGzUvWeDpiK2
Maritime processions of Virgen del Carmen
The processions of Virgen del Carmen are a seafaring tradition lived with fervour and great devotion in the province of Malaga.
Along the entire coast, from Nerja to Manilva, are held great maritime processions in honour of Virgen del Carmen, the patron saint of sailors. The image is transferred from the church to the port or the beach where it is placed on a boat and accompanied by festooned pleasure boats and packed with devotees.
Especially recommended are the processions in Torre del Mar, in El Palo, Pedregalejo and Huelin, in Malaga city and in the popular Fishermen´s district of La Carihuela in Torremolinos as well as in in Estepona where the Virgen del Carmen is the local patron and thus occupies a privileged place in the maritime procession. In addition to embellishing the boats, the procession is accompanied by fireworks. Very recommended.
When: 16 July
Where: Along the entire coast
Torre del Mar International Air Festival
The beach of Torre del Mar will host from July 28 to 30 the most important air exhibition of the entire Spanish coast this summer, in the III International Air Festival ‘Torre del Mar Air Show’, attended by 42 aircraft from five different countries (Belgium, Switzerland, England, Italy and Spain).
When: From 27 to 29 July
Where: Beach of Torre del Mar
Web site of the event: http://www.festivalaereotorredelmar.com/
Festival Arte Sano (“Healthy Arts”)
End of July is celebrated a new edition of the Festival Arte Sano, one of the most popular summer festivals of the Costa del Sol.
Arte Sano is the largest alternative free festival on the Costa del Sol and has established itself as a contemporary showcase for natural health, artistic expression, movement, dance and personal development, offering live music, activities, workshops, classes, healthy food and a children’s area.
Event Webpage: http://festivalartesano.com/
When: 28 and 29 July from 9:30 am to 00:00
Where: Sea Promenade Playa la Salida, San Pedro Alcantara, Marbella
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/isRGBgWn9vT2