Everything you need to know about Marbella

Festivals & Ferias

Festivals are extremely important in Marbella, as they are throughout Spain – especially the religious festivals.

We have provided details here of all of the main religious and seasonal festivals. We urge you to get involved and enjoy the experience.

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  • Three Kings’ Day

    Three Kings’ Day is on 6 January every year and it celebrates Balthazar, Caspar and Melchior’s arrival in Bethlehem to see the baby Jesus. In Spain, this day is celebrated by the giving of gifts and it is just as important as Christmas Day.

    Next Three Kings’ Day: 6 January 2018

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  • Marbella Carnival

    Marbella’s Carnival takes place in February every year.

    Next Marbella Carnival: February 2018 (dates to be advised).

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  • Easter Week

    Easter week is in March and/or April (the dates vary from year to year) every year. It is the culmination of the Passion of Christ and it commemorates Jesus´s crucifixion, death and resurrection.

    Next Easter Week: Sunday 25 March to Sunday 1 April 2018

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  • Marbella Feria

    Marbella’s Feria is held every year during the second week of June. It celebrates Marbella´s patron saint San Bernabé whose feast day is on 11 June. The feria usually starts with an opening ceremony and a firework display on the Monday evening and lasts until the following Sunday.

    Next Marbella Feria: Tuesday 6 June to Sunday 11 June 2017

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  • Noche de San Juan

    Noche de San Juan celebrates the summer solstice and takes place every year on 23 June – the shortest night of the year. It is a magical night in many areas of the northern hemisphere. Mythology suggests that strange things occur on this evening.

    Next Noche de San Juan: 23 June 2017

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  • Virgen del Carmen

    Virgen del Carmen is the patron saint of mariners and fishermen. It was believed that the Virgen cleared up the water with her presence. She is commemorated every year on 16 July.

    Next Virgen del Carmen: 16 July 2017

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  • San Pedro Feria

    The San Pedro Feria is held every year in the third week of October and celebrates San Pedro de Alcántara’s patron saint San Pedro. Día de San Pedro is on 19 October.

    Next San Pedro Feria: Monday October 11 to Sunday 17 October 2017 (dates to be confirmed)

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  • All Saints’ Day

    All Saints Day (also known as All Hallows) is on 1 November every year. In Spain, it is a national holiday and families typically gather at local cemeteries to pay their respects to the departed and decorate family tombstones with flowers.

    Next All Saints’ Day: 1 November 2017

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  • Christmas

    Christmas Day is on 25 December every year. Christmas in Spain is a little different from other parts of Northern Europe. The streets are still decorated with lights and there are belens and grottos for the children to visit Santa Claus.

    Next Christmas Day: 25 December 2016

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