Fuengirola Festivities

Fuengirola hosts a wide variety of fairs and festivities, amongst the different celebrations that take place in Fuengirola throughout the year, we must highlight the following:

People's Fair

This fair is celebrated in Spring and during the days that the folklore and traditional music lasts, it’s all accompanied by a unique gastronomic experience with art, costumes and traditions of over 30 countries all over the world.

This fair takes place in Fuengirola’s fairground and hosts an enormous influx of visitors every year.

You will find typical food from the different countries represented, workshops, music, dances and a big parade.

The stalls are open from 1pm to 4am, although some may close earlier.

People's Fair

Virgen del Carmen

During the month of July they celebrate their very own traditional festivity, typical of a maritime village like Fuengirola. It’s the festivity of the Virgin of Carmen, the municipality’s patroness, which takes place in the Los Boliches district where the locals parade a religious female figure upon their shoulders voluntarily and carry her into the sea.

During the celebration of this event, there are fireworks and a large crowd gather at the beach at night.

Boats celebrating Virgen del Carmen

Fuengirola fair

Similar to many other fairs in Andalusia the Fuengirola Fair is held at the fairgrounds during the second week of October. At this event crowds of people come to eat, drink and dance. The fair also has a large number of amusement rides and attractions, ideal for family fun.

Before the inauguration of the Fair there is a traditional procession from the main church, where the horses are of great importance.

People dancing in Fuengirola Fair

Other festivals in Fuengirola

Other special festivities that take place in Fuengirola are the carnival and the night of San Juan. The Sohail castle hosts special events like concerts from end of April until September, exhibitions like well-known Fuengirola City Festival where even important artists of the national music industry attend.

Fuengirola offers fairs and celebrations for all tastes, the fun is definitely guaranteed.


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