Nerja Festival and Events
International Festival Cueva de Nerja.- It is one of the biggest events on the Costa del Sol. In this festival the most important lyrics and ballet artists of the world act, including concerts by orchestras. This festival has been held in the concert hall of the Cueva de Nerja since 1960, during the months of July and August.
Fiestas of San Anton.- Held on 16th and 17th of January in honor of the patron saint of the village of Maro, San Anton. These are some traditional festivals, which have been celebrated since the XVII century.
Cruces de Mayo.- This event has been taking place since 1878 on May 3rd. It is a celebration deeply rooted in the towns of Nerja, Maro and Frigiliana. On that day are exposed altars decorated with flowers and shawls, offering tastings of typical products such as the medlar, the cod cakes, sweet potatoes and the most important one which is "the arropía" made of honey cane heated and kneaded.
Feria of Nerja.- It is held from 8th to the 12th of October in honor of local patterns, the Virgin of Sorrows and St. Michael the Archangel. During these days there are different activities, the procession of the Virgin to the Church of the Savior, the Flamenco Festival, festivals, parade of floats, beauty contests as well as other cultural and sports activities.
Other celebrations are: Feria de las Maravillas from 7th to the 9th of September. La Virgen del Carmen on July 16th. Pilgrimage of San Isidro, May 15th .- Noche de San Juan 23rd and 24th of June.