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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.

If you’re visiting Marbella for some of our legendary festivals then we suggest you check out the following resources:


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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 as important as Christmas Day.

    Next Three Kings’ Day: 6 January 2019

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  • Marbella Carnival

    Marbella’s Carnival is an annual event which takes place in February and/or March. It is a time for all the family to dress up and have fun. There are always lots of events over the two week period.

    Next Marbella Carnival: February 2019 (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 14 April to Sunday 21 April 2019 – Check the events calendar for full programme

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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. 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: June 2019

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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 2018

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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 2019

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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 16 to Sunday 22 October 2017 

    Complete programme of events for 2017

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  • All Saints’ Day

    All Saints’ Day (also known as All Hallows) or Día de Todos los Santos in Spain is on 1 November every year. It is a national holiday, so most shops will be closed.

    In this article, you will find some interesting facts about this holiday and its history.

    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 decorated with lights and there are belens and grottos for the children to visit Santa Claus.

    Next Christmas Day: 25 December 2017

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