Fuengirola Festivals and Events
Besides the improvements that progress brought to Fuengirola, still retains its status of an Andalusian village, keeping its holiday with great tradition and local color. Throughout the year the following events occur:
Easter Week .- The demonstration of popular piety.
Fiestas de San Juan .- The magical night, with bonfires and burning of the famous dolls “juas” and spectacular fireworks. Nights of 23rd and 24th of June.
Fiestas del Carmen.-Sea men pay tribute to their saint patron, the Virgen del Carmen. The image is carried on shoulders by fishermen and sailors, on a tour through Los Boliches beach. It is celebrated in July 16th.
Fiestas del Rosario .- This festival is done in honor of the Virgin of the Rosary, in these days are celebrated, horse shows, locks contest, bullfights, flamenco sing and dance, plus guaranteed fun in the stands of the fairground. Are held from 6th to 12th October every year.
Romería.- Traditional Memorial Day in which the people from Fuengirola go to have lunch to the countryside, it takes place the last day of the fair. It is celebrated every year on the Sunday before the Rosario Fiestas.
International Music Festival.- It takes place annually during the month of July in the Sohail Castle. Always with first class performances and artists.
International Villages Fair.- It has been held since 1994, a large festive gathering, blending culture and tradition of more than 30 countries, in order to show their customs, folklore, gastronomy, and cultural and historical attractions. Held in the Fair ground for four days between April and May, admission is free.
Beer Festival.- It is held during summer in the grounds of the Sohail Castle. Tents and large tables are installed to sample German dishes and enjoy musical performances in addition to taste the famous Bavarian beer.