Marbella International Folklore Festival (Europealia)

Couple at the Marbella International Folklore Festival in Marbella 2017

The International Folklore Festival (Europealia) heralds the start of Marbella’s summer season. The festival features traditional music, dance and amazing national costumes from around the world. was of course there to enjoy the spectacle and bring you some of the best images.

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“Nearly Famous” – An audience with Mel Williams

‘Nearly Famous’ An audience with Mel Williams 15 October at Puente Romano, Marbella Join Mel for Dinner, Dancing & Show
Tickets €75 to benefit Cudeca

Mel Williams has been delighting audiences on the Coast for years and is well loved by all. This evening celebrates 55 years of “Rock n Roll” a night of music and tales of pure nostalgia.

He has performed alongside the likes of Bill Haley, Gene Vincent, Little Richard, The Rolling Stones, Jerry Lee, Joe Cocker, Van Morrison, the great Lonnie Donegan and many more. He tells of his upbringing in the 40s and 50s as if it was yesterday.Since 1974 he has become a household name on the Coast, if you don’t remember Mel’s Beach, Banana Beach, Mel’s Club Banus and Bikini Beach you really missed something or maybe enjoyed it too much. ”An Audience With” is at times hilarious,at times very moving, but always very entertaining. His many recordings have sold all over the world. Join him on his fascinating journey, you are sure to leave a little more hoppin and a boppin than when you came in.


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Feria del Sol in Marbella

Feria del Sol from 25 – 27 August in the Avenida del Mar, Marbella – a festive climax to the summer

Feria del Sol 25 – 27 Agosto en Avenida del Mar en Marbella – como colofón festivo del verano.

The poster is a reproduction and adaptation of the 1965 festival “Week of the Sun”. This detail is intended to capture the essence of this celebration ending the summer holidays.

El cartel de la feria es una reproducción y adaptación del que en 1965 anunció la “Semana del Sol”. Este detalle tiene como objeto plasmar la esencia de aquella celebración que ponía fin a las fiestas del verano.

Music, food and dancing from 19:00 – musicians and city academies are charged with livening up the show with flamenco, carnival songs and traditional music.


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Marbella Feria 2016

This year’s Marbella Feria will be held from 6 – 12 June. The day Feria RETURNS to the town in the Parque Alameda & Ave. Del Mar, the Night Feria will be next to La Cañada as last year. Day time Feria will be 12.00-19.00. The Auditorium is up at the night Feria as last year for concerts.

Click here to see the full Feria programme / Haga clic aqui para ver la programa de feria

….. Este año, Marbella Feria se celebró del 6 – 12 de junio.    Programa completo aqui

Opening Ceremony & Fireworks from 22.00 – Terraces of the Marina
Opening in the Alameda 13.00
Gisela & the magic book in the Auditorium
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Childrens Fiesta – bouncy castle, super slide, climbing, trampoline & cake for all in the Auditorium
In the Auditorium
In the Auditorium
Parade of Giant Heads – Pl Victoria, Pl de los Naranjos, C/Nueva, Pl Africa, Paseo Alemada, Pl Victoria
In the Auditorium
Dancing groups from 20.30 in the Auditorio
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Paraguay Independence Day in Marbella 2016

The sun was shining here on Sunday as Marbella’s Paraguayan community gathered on the Paseo Maritimo in front of the tourist office to celebrate the 205th anniversary of Paraguay’s Independence. was of course there to experience the atmosphere and provide images for you to enjoy.

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Paraguay Independence Day

Celebrate Paraguay Independence Day in Marbella on 15 May from 12.00 at the Glorieta de Fontanilla (in front of the Tourist Office) on the Paseo  Maritimo.

….. Festeja el dia de la independencia Paraguaya en 15 Mayo desde las 12.00 Florieta de Fontanilla Paseo Maritimo de Marbella.

Enjoy a book exhibition, artisana crafts, paintings and sculptures along with amazing music and dancing.

Disfruta exposicion de libros, artesanias manualidades, pinturas y esculturas y el baile y la música.

Programme / Programa

12:00 Welcome from the association / Bienvenida de parte de la asociación

12:06 National Anthem / Himno Nacional

12:10 Short history of Independence / Breve reseña histórica de la independencia: Amb. Zulin Pedro Emilio Rojas, General Consul of the Republic of Paraguay in Malaga,

12:18 Speech City Hall of Marbella / Palabras de autoridades del Ayuntamiento

12:23 Presentation of Silvia Vargas / Presentaciónde Silvia Vargas

12:38 Presentation of book and poetry of Ruben Dario Avalos / Presentación de libro y poesía Ruben Dario Avalos

12:45 Alma Guarani Dance Duo

12:50 Presentation of Monchi Love / Presentación Monchi Love

13:05 Presentation of Paraguayitas Estepona / Presentación Paraguayitas Estepona

13:30 Don Celso Bogado and his harp / Don Celso Bogado y su arpa

13:45 Folklore Ecuadorian light of America

13:50 Ruben Baamez

14:05 Duo Alma Guarani – Bottle Dance / Danza de la botella

14:15 Roxana Guzman

14:25 Bolivian Folkloric Dance

14:30 Victor Valdez

15:00 Popular dance / Baile popular


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Happy Saturdays in May

Different trades are joining together to bring life to Marbella town centre on 7 May.

….. Las diferentes operaciones se unen para dar vida a centro de Marbella el 7 de mayo.

More information to follow / Más información a seguir

11:00 – 14:00 : academies of dances in the Plaza del Santo Cristo./Academias de bailes en la Plaza del Santo Cristo.
12:00 – 14:00 : Circuit of games of skill and dexterity of bicycles in avda. Ramón Y Cajal./Circuito de juegos de habilidad y destreza de bicicletas en Avda. Ramón y Cajal.
16:00 – 18:00: Basketball Tournament “Marbella _ Basket”  Alameda Park./ Torneo de Baloncesto “Marbella_Encesta” en La Alameda.

Traffic will be diverted in Avenue. Ramon Y Cajal (section of the mall) from 11:00 – 15: 00.


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Dine & Dance at Hapimag

Visit the “La Terraza” restaurant in Marbella on 5 February and dance the night away with live music from Eli.

….. Visita el restaurante “La Terraza” en Marbella el 5 de febrero y bailar toda la noche con música en vivo de Eli.

Reservations: Tel. +34 952 829 866, Email:

Reservas: Tel. +34 952 829 866, Email:


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