Fiestas or Festivals are celebrated throughout the year in Fuengirola, beginning
with The Eve of Three Kings Day, Fiesta de los Reyes. Every year at dusk on the 5th
January the Three Kings make the annual parade tossing sweets to the children waiting
in the streets. Three Kings Day is on the 6th January when families get together
to eat and exchange presents.
Holy week or Semana Santa is a celebration of the Crucifixion of Christ where there
are solemn processions in all towns and cities of Spain. The floats with images of
Christ and the Virgin Mary are not to be missed.
In early April there is an International Fair La Feria de los Pueblos held on the
Feria ground in Fuengirola. This festival lasts one week. The best in food, music
and dance is represented by up to 50 countries.
St John�s Day or La Fiesta de San Juan is a celebration of St John the Baptist. It
is held on the night of 23rd June on the beach in the company of friends and family.
Lots of fun, bonfires, drink, food and then at midnight everyone ventures into the
The Day of the Virgin Carmen or La Fiesta de la Virgen del Carmen is held on 16th
July. On the evening of the 16th the Virgen del Carmen is carried around the streets
of Fuengirola by dozens of men followed by locals carrying candles. The men carry
the Virgin into the sea at Los Boliches where she is placed on a boat which returns
her to Fuengirola harbour. This is accompanied by a band and fireworks.
The medieval market at the Castle Sohail, site of the Battle of Fuengirola during
the Peninsular War in 1810, is held on the 17th - 20th August and is set up inside
the castle walls. Food and drink of the middle ages are on offer and people are dressed
to suit the occasion. It lasts all day and continues into the night.
The Fuengirola Fair or La Feria de Fuengirola is held on 6th - 12th October in honour
of Our Lady the Virgin of El Rosario, the Patron Saint of Fuengirola. The processions
starts in Constitution Square in the centre of town and ends at the feria ground
where fireworks mark the opening of Fuengirola�s most colourful event. There is a
huge fairground and at the far end of the feria ground over thirty casetas offer
food, drink and flamenco dancing and singing. This event lasts all day and night
for one week.