To experience Spain fully it’s a great idea to take in a feria or a festival. These events held yearly are an opportunity to dress up in Flamenco dress, dance, eat, drink and hear live music while absorbing Spanish culture.
Among the many great Marbella fiestas and festivals that can be enjoyed a couple of typical and colourful Andalusian fairs in particular stand out: the procession to Cruz de Juanar on the 3rd May, the local fairs of San Bernabé on the 11th June and San Pedro Alcántara on the 19th October. Another major festival is the traditional festivity of Virgen del Carmen – it is celebrated on the 16th July with a maritime procession.
Another traditional sceptical is Holy Week leading up to Easter Sunday, the event is called Semana Santa in Spain and is one of the most important religious events in the churches calendar. Processions are held where men carry tronos (large decorated floats with religious effigies) around Marbella, this is a spectacular event to witness. There are several processions held daily and the whole town comes alive at night with the heavy scent of incense and a festival feel.
It is worth mentioning that during Fiestas and Semana Santa hotel prices are at their highest, check out Hotel Lima’s special rates.
All-in-all Marbella fiestas and Semana Santa in Marbella are not to be missed and will make a holiday to remember.
From 28th february to 3rd march
Increasing interest and participation, Marbella rescues for you this pagan festival in which the city is decked out to welcome the visitor with the sound of Parade and pace of Carnival bands. If you unconditionally this sympathetic celebration, you can anticipate enjoying the Saturday of Carnival in the nearby town of San Pedro Alcántara. Don’t forget your costume to live a fun magical evening dresses in which masked city is up.
From 13th to 20th April
The same as all Spain, Marbella participates in the ancient tradition of Holy Week with its classical liturgy and spectacular processions. This is a week also for gastronomic enjoyment with the first lights of the summer.
From 11st to 19th June
Week of holiday in our town Entire. All Marbella is dressed in lights to offer visitors their best face in some endless days of music and festivities of the day and night. By day the Real de la Feria hosts a massive demonstration of popular celebration Andalusian in each of its numerous booths in which is always welcome visitors to taste a “rebujito” to the rhythm of sevillanas.
Magical night that invites locals and visitors to celebrate the entry of the summer at any of our beaches sheltered from the bonfires that in honor of San Juan will burn evil thoughts and evil omens for with a great beach holiday to face summer with the greatest joy.
From 9th to 12th october: Marbella 4 Days Walking
Successful sport-party quote that some years ago is celebrated at this time by the streets, beaches, and mountains of our city where all lovers of the trekking has the opportunity to spend a magnificent “Puente del Pilar” doing what they like: walking. The wide range of itineraries to delight all participants regardless of age or physical condition.
From 15th to 20th october
Similar to Carnival, this beautiful Marbella town looks their best outfits to offer visitors a host of festive events and entertainment in general thanks to its “Semana Grande” celebration with special attention to the already classic “Feria de Día” where any person wanting to have healthy fun find shelter among the numerous booths that offer their music and their typical tastings.
From 31st october to 2nd november
With the end of our summer, we will also have the opportunity to find a festive atmosphere that has been already classic in our jewel of the Costa del Sol. If after the newly adopted Halloween night you have strength to continue paying tribute to fun, the most authentic Marbella held among its neighbors the already traditional “Tostón”, in which the hills are filled with bonfires and chanting to taste typical chestnuts roasted in a ritual that welcomes you in the autumn.