Malaga Malaga Fair 2023, everything you need to know
Feria de Málaga 2023

Malaga Fair 2023, everything you need to know

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we are standard bearers of the Malaga culture, so we present you our complete guide of the Malaga Fair 2023.

Here you will find all the information you need about the dates, the history, the venues, where to see the fireworks… This is the definitive guide to enjoy the Malaga Fair 2023 to the fullest!

The Malaga Fair 2023 will be held from August 12 to 19 in the capital of Malaga. The festival officially begins on Friday night, August 11, with the traditional fireworks at midnight, marking the beginning of the celebrations.

In this guide, you will find detailed information about the dates of the Malaga Fair, as well as its rich history and the meaning behind the official poster. In addition, you will know the places where the fair is held, both in the city center and in Teatinos (Cortijo de Torres). We will also provide you with details about the “casetas”, places where you can enjoy food, music and dance typical of the region.

Don’t worry about mobility during the fair, as we will provide you with practical tips on how to get around the city. In addition, we will inform you about the transportation options available to get to the Malaga Fair, ensuring you a comfortable and smooth experience.

Last but not least, our guide will be full of the best tips to make the most of the Malaga Fair 2023. From recommendations on appropriate attire to suggestions on must-see events and attractions, we’ll provide you with everything you need to know to make the most of this unique holiday.

Get ready to experience the Malaga Fair 2023 like never before! Our guide will accompany you every step of the way, ensuring you an unforgettable experience in this celebration full of joy, culture and tradition.

History of the Malaga Fair

The Malaga Fair, also known as Feria de Agosto, has its roots in a fundamental historical event: the taking of the city by the Catholic Monarchs on August 19, 1487, when Malaga was incorporated into the Crown of Castile.

The first celebration of the fair, after the formation of the City Council of Malaga, took place on August 15, 1491 with a procession. However, the following year it was decided to change the date and set it on the memorable August 19. Over the years, the fair has been held annually, and as early as the 17th century, fireworks and rocket shows were held, a tradition that still survives in today’s fair.

One of the peculiarities of the Malaga Fair is that it has two areas of celebration: the Day Fair, located in the center of Malaga, and the Night Fair, which takes place in the Cortijo de Torres, in the area of Teatinos. However, it is important to note that this fairground already has activities throughout the day.

Throughout its history, the Malaga Fair has evolved and has become a celebration full of joy, music, dance and color. It is a special moment in which locals and visitors enjoy numerous booths, traditional food tastings, flamenco shows, live music and attractions for all ages.

The Malaga Fair is a sample of the rich tradition and culture of the city, and represents a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the festive spirit and Andalusian hospitality. Every year, thousands of people come together to celebrate this emblematic event that pays tribute to the history and identity of Malaga.

When is the fair of Malaga 2023?

The Malaga Fair 2023 will take place from August 12 to 19, covering a total of 7 days. It is important to note that August 19 is always kept within the week of celebration as a historical date in commemoration of the Reconquest of Malaga by the Catholic Monarchs and its incorporation into the Crown of Castile.

August 19 is a local holiday, and August 15 is a national holiday, which means that during the Malaga Fair 2023 there will be two incorporated holidays.

Who is going to be the pregonera of the fair of Malaga 2023?

As for the proclamation of the Malaga Fair 2023, we are still waiting to know who will be in charge of giving it. In previous years, prominent personalities of the city such as Estrella Morente, Antonio Banderas or Pablo Alborán have had the honor of giving the opening speech, dedicating a few words to the city and the days of celebration in Malaga.

When and where to see the fireworks of the Malaga Fair 2023

The fireworks officially mark the beginning of the celebrations and take place in the early hours of Friday, August 11 to Saturday, August 12 at 0:00. They last approximately 20 minutes.

On that night there is no Fair itself, but many people take the opportunity to go out in the center of Malaga, creating an atmosphere prior to the Fair that officially begins on Saturday 12.

The fireworks are launched from the access area to the cruise terminal and are visible from many points of the city, and even from nearby towns such as Torremolinos or Rincón de la Victoria.

If you want to see them from the center of Malaga, you will have to look for an elevated place, such as La Coracha or Gibralfaro Castle, or one with good views of the bay, as the Muelle Uno, and what better place to see the fires than the Cambara restaurant.
Cambara restaurant.

Where is the Malaga fair located?

The Malaga Fair is considered one of the most important fairs in Spain and is a key event to experience the culture of the city. During the week of celebration, it is estimated that around 1 million people visit it.

It is important to note that the Malaga Fair has two main locations: the Day Fair, which is held in the center of Malaga, and the Night Fair, which takes place exclusively at the fairgrounds of Cortijo de Torres. These two fairs can be combined on the same day, held on separate days, or you can choose to attend one of them depending on your preferences.

The City Council of Malaga has an official
official website where you can find all the relevant information about the Malaga Fair 2023 and its program of celebrations.

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