Most popular holidays of August in Malaga
Popular fairs, festivals of moors and christians, tasting food, or water party and foam, are any events planned on the calendar of August, in the province of Malaga. Over the four weekends of the eighth month of the year, there’s no shortage of great fairs and festivals in cities such as Málaga or Antequera, there will be several historical re-enactments that delves into the past of al-andalus or parties with a lot of flavor, around the grapes and moscato wine.
The fair of El Morche
From 11 to 15 August
The fair de El Morche will start this Friday with the traditional Night of the Eve, and which extended until the next Tuesday, day 15 of August.
The own Friday starts from 21:30 with a parade and fireworks.
Saturday we will enjoy from 14:00 with a foam party and a super slide entertained with the DJ Zephs
Ending Tuesday with the performance of Merche in the caseta Municipal.
Fair of San Miguel and Santa Maria of the Sea in the oasis of Banjondillo
Until the 12 of August
The Oasis of Bajondillo Beach will host the celebration of the fair of San Miguel and Santa María del Mar organized by the parish of the same name, the 11th and 12th of August starting at 20.30 hours. On both Friday and Saturday, the celebration will last until 2.00 in the night with concerts, activities and a bar with food and drinks at popular prices whose proceeds will go to the headquarters of Caritas in Torremolinos. The fair has the patronage of the city Hall of Torremolinos and the Unicaja Foundation.
The animation and the music both days will count with the participation of the Large Orchestra, the Group Rociero and several DJ s. Also will be numerous activities such as dances, contests, sweepstakes, and a host of surprises
Contest World of Ham Popi
From the 10th to the 15th of August
The Costa del Sol turns into summer in the capital of the iberian. Specifically, since four years ago, around the equator of August, is celebrated on the seafront of Estepona a great quote in around the world of the ham, which is organized by one of the cutters most reputable of the town, and the town Hall itself. In this fourth edition, from the 10th to the 15th of this month, will meet next to the beach, to more than sixty companies from different parts of the country. Not only you will be able to buy good hams and sausages but also be consumed on the spot with very affordable prices (5 euros for a dish). In addition, to liven these nights esteponeras’s no shortage of musical performances. Between them, this year highlights of Nuria Fergó, José Manuel Soto and Rocío Cortés.
Party in honor of the Virgin of the Cross.
11 to 15 August.
With the occasion of the festivities in honor of the Virgin of the Cross, from the 11th to the 15th of August, the Fairgrounds, the Nadales Benalmadena Village will host its traditional trade show.
JIMERA DE LIBAR
The culmination of the festivities of Jimera de Líbar, a charming villa in malaga located in the Guadiaro Valley, is made with a great tasting dining, popularly known as the Chorizada. In this case, the next 13 day of August, locals and visitors will taste in the main square of the town sausages and roasts, which will be accompanied by bleeding. This lunch will be at around 13.30 hours. Shortly after, you will begin the Water Festival, a pitched battle in which attendees will cast them into cubes of the fluid element. It is not only cool but also clean the place itself, where has been done the tasting. Obviously, it is advisable to go prepared to get wet.
In the Axarquia region more abrupt also pays tribute to the harvest each August 15, a date that coincides with the religious holiday of the Assumption. Although with the name of the party all seems to indicate that it is only a evening, the party starts at noon, with the traditional grape. Later, in around 14 hours, in the plaza of the Harvest will be divided dishes, crumbs of flour, salad arriera, grapes and moscato wine. By night, the party will move to the plaza Almijara, where, in addition to keep tasting the local wine, there will be several flamenco performances to put the finishing touches to one of the culinary feasts oldest of Andalusia (held since 1974).
Feast of the Full Moon.
The Feast of the Moon is performed for the first time in the summer of 2012 on the initiative of the Delegation of Tourism of the Municipality of Manilva. Since then, coinciding with the departure of the full moon of July or August, at the time of the night in which the moon appears more brilliant, thousands of people dressed in white congregate at the popular beach of Sabinillas, and all along the Promenade, mimetizándose with an environment well-cared decoration based on white tones, and with the warmth of exquisite lighting with candles and torches.
In a festive and family-develop a myriad of activities, among which are the fire jugglers, shows, lights and shadows, acrobatics, music, chill out, as well as activities aimed at girls and boys. But without a doubt the most anticipated moment and of greater visual impact is when you simultaneously hundreds of candles and balloons of wishes light up the sea getting to enhance even more the beauty of a magical night.»
From 16 to 20
The Fair of Antequera, declared a Fiesta of National Tourist Interest, is divided into the “Fair” and “Fair Night”. In the morning the people go to the premises of the respective clusters located in the urban areas. By the afternoon bullfights and novilladas. And at night, the festival moves to the stalls, rides and performances at the Fairgrounds.
The “Fair Day” is constituted by the booths located in the center of the city and at the Fairgrounds. They are in charge of brotherhoods and associations. There you can enjoy tastings and live musical performances. It is typical to wear the suit of flamenco’s own Andalusia.
The “Fair of Night,” was performed at the Fairgrounds located in the North Park. There are Booths in Andalusia, the Youth and the Municipal Shed along with the sights and street stalls.
Festival of the Three Cultures
24 to 27 August.
In one of the most beautiful towns in Andalusia, Frigiliana, is held on the final stretch of August, a thematic meeting that revolves around the spirit of understanding of the civilizations christian, arab and jewish. It is the Festival of the Three Cultures, which will celebrate its twelfth edition between days 24 and 27 of August. A souk of craft products, parades, two routes of the cap and a great atmosphere are some of the ingredients of this great-themed party in which tend not to miss musical performances. Between them, this year it is planned as the main concert of Estrella Morente.
On 25 and 26 August
To the south of the Sierra de las Nieves, near Marbella, is celebrated on the last weekend of August, the historical re-enactment known as the Rebellion Moorish. The location of this dramatization is the village of Istan, situated in the valley of the Green river. The evenings of Friday 25 and Saturday 26 of August to develop the different scenes of this struggle, set in the year 1569, in which many moriscos rebelled against the oppression imposed on the times of Philip II. In the village still preserves today the Tower Escalante, where took place one of the episodes of resistance to the christian against this type of rioting. The festival will also feature a craft market and various activities connected with the time, as shows of falconry, or belly dance.
25 to 27 August
One of the episodes most curious of the history of the old Al-Andalus and it came to pass in the siege of the castle of Teba on the part of the christian troops. In that siege there was a scottish nobleman, who was accompanied by a group of faithful fellow-countrymen. It was sir James Douglas, the right hand of king Robert I. This knight wore in battle the heart embalmed in the monarch, who always yearned to participate in a crusade. To fulfill his desire Douglas and his soldiers joined the king Alfonso XI in the call for Reconquest. The brave scottish nobleman, who died in the storming of the fortress Tebeña, is honored each summer in this town, malaga province that is twinned with the town of Melrose. A great market, activities related to the season and even a parade of scots are part of the program of the Day of Douglas or Douglas’ Days, which this year will be held between the days 25 and 27 of August.
TORRE DEL MAR
From 25 to 28 August
Torre del Mar will host a Market Sailor, organized by the company Rake of Cultures with the collaboration of the Tenure of Mayor of Torre del Mar, which will be held in the Paseo Larios of the town, where they will participate about 50 stalls will offer all kinds of crafts with thematic seafaring to all residents and visitors of the town.
Torre del Mar, a town of maritime tradition, and fishing, during the last week of August will have a Market Sailor where all your visitors will be able to penetrate into the sailor themed.
The market will be in operation from 11 in the morning until 14:30 hours and from 19:00 until 01:00 hours. Between all the posts, you will be able to find soaps artisans, incense, mineral, fossil, charms, wooden toys, craft in glass and wood.
Moors and christians
Like its neighbor Benalauría, Benadalid also celebrates its patron saint festivities in a historical re-enactment set in the rebellions moorish. Your particular version of Moors and Christians take place in the day of Saturday, August 26. To do this, the neighbours, dressed like at that time, will be divided in two groups to perform the different representations in the town itself, which will be the scenario. It should be remembered that the locality has one of the few castles of the Valley of Genal.
Fair of Pedro Romero (Corrida Goyesca).
From 28 August to 03 September.
Fair and Festivals of September at Ronda (Malaga), a unique celebration dedicated to a bullfighter. Celebrations eminently bullfighting, which is the Ride of the Fair, with groups participating in the galas, folk international. But especially shines with its own light the Corrida Goyesca on Saturday.
The Fairs of Pedro Romero are the most important of the city and its main attraction is the traditional Corrida Goyesca, where that combines a unique spectacle. Within the unique setting of the bicentennial Plaza de la Real Maestranza de Caballería de Ronda, with a sign of luxury. Thousands of people throng this day to be able to witness a unique event.