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The opening speech and fireworks of the Malaga Fair 2023 will take place on the night of Friday 12 August and the festivities will continue until Saturday 19 August.

The Malaga Fair 2023 is one of the most important festivals celebrated every year in the city of Malaga.

As always Malaga in this fair 2023 has something for everyone, from food and drink to music and dance. From Visitanddo we tell you all the details so that you can experience the Malaga fair like a real Malagueño.

Brief history of the Malaga Fair

The Malaga Fair is also known as the Feria de Agosto (August Fair) and is celebrated during this month because 19 August 1487 was the capture of the city of Malaga.The Catholic Monarchs incorporated it into the Crown of Castile.

Every 19th August a historical parade is held to commemorate this day, with costumes from the time of the capture of the city by the Catholic Monarchs, through the centre of the city and ending at Malaga Cathedral.

What day does the Malaga Fair 2023 start?

fireworks of the Malaga Fair 2023
Fireworks on the beach in Malaga

We already have a date for the Malaga Fair 2023the Local Government Board has approved that will start at midnight on Friday 11 August.with its corresponding pyromusical show on the beaches of the city of Malaga, as well as the opening speech on Saturday 12th and the lighting of the Real del Real illumination in the evening, ending Saturday 19 August.

The Malaga Fair 2023 will start with the traditional fireworks on Friday 11 August on the Malagueta and Huelin beaches. from 23.50h. In 2022 we enjoyed an innovative light show with drones, this year 2023 we are looking forward to what new attraction they will surprise us with.

Competition for the poster of the Malaga Fair 2023

Did you know that the poster for the Malaga fair is chosen by competition? Every year, Malaga Town Hall holds a competition to choose the best poster to represent the fair and the city.

Who can participate in the competition for the Malaga Fair poster?

The competition is open to all artists, regardless of their nationality, who wish to take part. Each artist may submit only one work, being an essential condition that it be original and unpublished, for which the artist is responsible by the mere submission of the work, thereby certifying that this image has no restrictions on its use.
In addition, if an existing image is used in the design, the author must provide written proof of the purchase of the corresponding rights for this image.

  • Date of application:4 April to 26 May 2023
  • Resolution period:The Jury will announce its decision on the municipal website, as well as through the media, and personally to the winner of the competition.

When is the Malaga Fair 2023 opening speech?

We are currently waiting to find out who will give the opening speech for Feria de Málaga 2023.

In previous editions the proclamation was held on the Friday before the fireworks, but in 2022 it was held on the Friday before the fireworks. first Saturday 13th August at the front of the Real de la Feria at 21:30h.before the lighting of the lights at 22:00h. The pregonera was the singer-songwriter from Malaga Maria Pelae known for her hit 'La Niña'.

What to see and do at the Malaga Fair 2023?

It is considered one of the most important fairs in Spain and is a key event to get to know the culture of the city. However, it is not like the Seville fair where most of the stands are privately owned, in Malaga almost all of them are open to anyone who wishes to access them..

The day fair in the centre of Malaga

Larios Street Malaga Fair 2023
Larios Street Malaga Fair

It is held in the centre of Malaga where there will be live music every day from 12:00h in the Plaza de la Constitución, Plaza del Obispo, Plaza de las Flores and Plaza San Pedro de Alcántara until 18:00h when the music will end and only licensed establishments will be allowed to enter.

Here you can enjoy the main entrance at the beginning of Calle Larios and along the length of the street adorned with lanterns and flowers. It is also very popular to find people dressed in flamenco costumes and the typical "pandas de verdiales" singing.

In the Plaza de la Merced there will be a space for the little ones of the house where they can enjoy games, theatre workshops, puppets and more surprises every day from Sunday 14th August from 12:00h to 15.30h.

The Real de Málaga Fair

The Real de la feria de Málaga 2023
Real Fair in Malaga

It is held at the Cortijo de Torres Fairgrounds, both day and night, with activities taking place in the Auditorium, the Youth Esplanade, the famous stalls, as well as children's activities in the Municipal Children's stall from 21:30h.

During every night there are live performances in the auditorium of Malaga from 22.30 free of charge. We are waiting for the full programme of the Feria de Málaga 2023 to be published.

Programme of the Malaga Fair 2023

We are waiting for the full programme of the Malaga Fair 2023 to be published.

Here you can access the full programme of the Malaga Fair 2022. to see all the activities that took place both in the Malaga Downtown Fair and in the Malaga Royal Fair.

How to get to the Malaga Fair?

The best option without a doubt is to forget the car and use Malaga's public transport or walk from your home or accommodation to any of the venues.

A special bus service will be available during the Malaga Fair 2023, the F linewhich connects the centre with the real one and will be operational 24 hours a day, the price per trip is €2 and can be paid in cash or by credit card.

As a regular line you can also use lines 4, 18, 19, 20 and 22 to get around at the regular price (€1.40 for a single ticket) during the daytime service, which from 20:00h will change to the special fair service and will cost €2.

You can also get around by taxi, VTC or private transfers.

Discover the magic of the Feria de Málaga, a festival that captivates the senses and celebrates the joy of living. Immerse yourself in the vibrant Andalusian culture, dance to the rhythm of sevillanas, savour the delicious gastronomy and let yourself be carried away by the hospitality of Malaga, don't miss this unique experience full of fun and tradition! Plan your trip and join the Feria de Málaga, a world of unforgettable emotions awaits you!

Excursions from Malaga

If you are one of those who prefer to live without the Malaga fair, although we strongly recommend it, you can also you can alternate it with activities from Malaga and from Costa del Sol. to enjoy a day out of the city centre with our day trips from Malaga or take advantage of the mornings to visit the city of Malaga.

Link to apply for the competition for the Malaga Fair Poster 2023

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