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. It begins with an opening ceremony on the Monday (or Tuesday) followed by a firework display and continues for the whole week.
Next Marbella Feria: 5 – 11 June 2018
Marbella´s Feria takes place every year during the second week of June and there is a local holiday on June 11 to honour Marbella’s patron saint San Bernabé.
All over Spain, towns hold ferias in honour of their patron saint. The week long activities are a combination of flamenco music, street parades, traditional costumes, dancing and plenty of food and drink.
Marbella’s Feria takes place in two venues:
The day feria is located in the center of town in the Parque de la Alameda and the Avenida del Mar. You will find “casetas” (white tents that are put up just for the fair) with shows, dance spectaculars.
The night Feria is located to the north of the town close to the La Cañada shopping centre. Fair rides for all ages, stalls and all kinds of entertainment along with an auditorium for concerts and shows.
To really enter into the spirit of things, you should consider dressing up. There are many shops in Marbella´s old town selling beautiful flamenco dresses for women and traditional Spanish clothes for the men. Just ask for “trajes de gitano”. Comb your hair back. place a flower on top or on the side, put on some large plastic earrings, necklaces and bracelets and you are ready to go.
The official inauguration usually takes place on the Sunday. On Monday evening, the mayor or mayoress will officially turn on the fairground lights and everyone heads to the beach for the firework display. Everyone is encouraged to participate. The atmosphere is electric and everyone in the town is in good humour.
But don´t expect to get much sleep during feria week. It can be a bit noisy.
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