Malaga Fair takes place mid-August and lasts about nine days. It commemorates the success of the Catholic Monarchs, Isabel and Fernando in 1487 in reconquering Malaga. The opening of the fair is held on a Friday and is celebrated with a huge fireworks display at midnight. It is the most important of the Andalusian fairs which take place during the summer period.

During the day there are street parties, musical and dance performances and parades through the main streets and in the bars of the city. Some of the best places to experience the party are around Plaza de Uncibay, Plaza de la Constitución, Plaza Mitjan and Calle Marqués de Larios.

Cortijo de Torres is one of the best places to go at night and it is about 2.5 miles south-west of the city centre. This area is turned into a fair ground with rides and amusements and there are also flamenco shows and concerts.

Malaga Travel Guide