If you’re at a loose end and need a holiday this August, why not come and experience the Malaga Feria, one of the best events on the Costa del Sol! It is a week-long extravaganza in the capital of the Malaga province which celebrates Malaga being regained by the Catholic Kings on 19th August 1487. You may think given the history it would be quite a stately affair, but the Spanish really know how to party and the date has been appropriated as a massive summer party where the whole city comes to celebrate day and night.
We recommend that you find a good place to watch the fireworks for the inauguration of the feria which takes place at midnight the night before and are really amazing. You can also enjoy processions of people dressed in their flamenco finery on horseback processing through the streets.
Unlike many ferias, they bring parts of it into the city centre, where you can enjoy wine tasting, tapas and live music in the beautiful streets of the old town. We would highly recommend this as a great way to explore this city, which really knows how to have a good time and buzzes with life all year round.
Then there is the festival area itself, outside the city centre, but linked by public transport, where you will find hundreds of “casetas” which are little houses which each have their own music and special atmosphere, plus an amazing fair in the evening for thrill seekers young and old.
Check the official website for the full programme and ask at the tourist office for transport options and other activities related to the feria – https://feria.malaga.eu/
There is so much to see and do in Malaga all year round, with museums, art galleries, concerts and events, plus a wonderful gourmet scene and nightlife and we’d highly recommend locating yourself near to the city at least for a day trip. If you like the idea of being able to pop into the city easily, the best locations for a holiday rental property would be Benalmadena, Torremolinos and Fuengirola, all great places in their own right and on the train line to Malaga. You can browse the Costa del Sol holiday rentals we have in the different areas easily on our interactive view, click and book location map, or let us know where you’d like to be.