Malaga Fair

Malaga Fair


The fair of Malaga is celebrated every year to commemorate the taking of the city by the Catholic Monarchs that took place on August 19, 1487, thus incorporating Malaga to the Crown of Castile.

Over the years, the fair has been evolving, since it started celebrating events such as processions, bullfights or fireworks.

Currently, the fair of Malaga is one of the most important events of the year in the city for the people of Malaga and every year more and more visitors visit the city. To give you an idea, in 2019 it was estimated that 6.3 million people participated in the fair.

The fair is held both during the day and at night. During the day, the fair is usually concentrated in the city center, which is decorated with lanterns and flowers and there are activities for all audiences. Among the activities there is music, as there are usually flamenco or copla shows.

Feria de Málaga

The night fair is held in the cortijo de torres, about 45 minutes walk from the city center, although you can also go by public transport, as during the fair, the schedules are reinforced.

In the cortijo de Torres, you can find both the classic fair with attractions for all ages, which is open all day. You can also enjoy the “casetas”, which are usually the main attraction of the night.

Feria de Málaga

Apart from the music and attractions, an event with a lot of tradition is usually the bullfights in the bullring of Malaga, which usually brings together the main swords of the national scene.

Malaga Fair dates

As we said before, the big day of the Malaga fair is the 19th of August, but the fair does not last only one day.

Until 2019, the Malaga fair used to last a week and usually ended on the 19th of August, but in 2019, the fair was extended to 10 days as it lasted from the 15th to the 24th of August.

Feria de Málaga fechas

Malaga Fair 2020 cancelled

The Malaga City Council announced on the 4th of June the cancellation of the Malaga Fair for this year 2020 due to the worldwide pandemic of the coronavirus.

According to statements made by the Mayor of Malaga himself, it would not be responsible to hold a fair that last year brought together 6 million people in the current situation because he wants Malaga to be a city free of coronavirus…

Anyway, the consistory will try to celebrate the August fair with cultural and musical activities but avoiding crowds, so it is not ruled out that events are held during the month of August and even during the month of July.

We will continue to update the information as events evolve.

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