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Marbella Fair 2024: Colour and Culture on the Coast

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Get ready to live an unforgettable experience and experience the Marbella Fair 2024. This annual event, which takes place in Marbella during the first half of June, is a vibrant celebration that combines the rich Spanish culture with the unique charm of Marbella. From humble beginnings to becoming an iconic celebration on the Costa del Sol, this fair attracts visitors from all over the world with its unique blend of culture, gastronomy and entertainment.


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The Marbella Fair - Feria de San Bernabé 2024

Marbella Fair

When is the Marbella 2024 fair?

The Marbella Fair 2024 will take place from the 5th to the 11th of June.. With the beginning of the festivity, the Patron Saint is honoured with the Pilgrimage of San Bernabéwhich this year will take place on Sunday 2 June 2024, a traditional celebration that begins early in the morning with the launching of rockets from the Casa Hermandad of the patron saint. After this exciting start, the attendees are welcomed with a generous free tasting of churros with chocolate.

The Marbella Fair officially kicks off with the lighting of the Arch of the Fair which is located at the entrance to the fairgrounds at night.

The highlight of the Marbella fair is the 11th of June.The town commemorates the Conquest of the Catholic Monarchs in 1485. On this day, a Solemn Mass is celebrated in the Parish Church of Nuestra Señora de la Encarnación, followed by a procession in honour of the Patron Saint San Bernabé.

How to get to the fair in Marbella

As in the Malaga FairThe Marbella fair has a day fair and a night fair. Each of them is held in a different enclosure that we indicate below:

Marbella Day Fair

The Marbella day fair takes place in the Alameda Park and in the Avenida del Mar. The establishments are dressed in their best, offering a wide range of typical dishes and drinks. Activities include concerts, shows and children's entertainment, making the town a festive and welcoming place that attracts many tourists.

Marbella Night Fair

The Marbella night fair takes place in the area of Arroyo Segundo, in the area of La Cañada. This event attracts crowds with its numerous booths, rides and games for all ages. The dazzling lights create a magical and festive atmosphere, adding to the celebratory ambience.

What to see and what to do at the fair in Marbella

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The Marbella Fair is much more than just a celebration. It is an opportunity to immerse yourself in the rich Spanish culture and enjoy a wide variety of events and activities for all ages. From flamenco dancing to live music concerts, horse shows and art exhibitions, there is something for all tastes and preferences.

Programme of activities at La Feria de Marbella

It is still too early to know the programme of activities, but what we can tell you is that the St. Barnabas Fair 2024 in Marbella will be held from Wednesday 5 to Tuesday 11 Junecoinciding with the patron saint's day. Preparations are already underway, and recently the queens and ladies who will represent the fair have been chosen. The election ceremony took place in the José Pernía auditorium in the Parque de la Constitución.1.

In addition, Marbella has been distinguished as 'Best European destination to visit in 2024' by the travel website European Best Destinations, and is promoting its tourist offer at international events such as the Arabian Travel Market in Dubai.

The fair promises to be a celebration full of fun, music, dance and Andalusian culture, and work is being done to make it an inclusive event, with no noise days and preferential attention for people with special needs. It will definitely be a week to remember!

You can check all the events available during the Marbella Fair at the programme of activities at the official website of the Marbella Town Hall.

Taste the local gastronomy

Restaurants where to eat in Marbella

Gastronomy lovers will be delighted to dDiscover the delicious culinary offer of the Marbella Fair.. The food stalls and traditional stands serve a wide selection of typical dishes from the region, such as paella, fried fish, gazpacho and much more. Don't miss the opportunity to sample the authentic flavours of Andalusia as you stroll around the fairgrounds.

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Parades and Shows at the Marbella Fair

One of the most emblematic activities of the Marbella Fair is the the parade of giants and big-headsa colourful popular tradition perfect for the whole family to enjoy. In addition to the historical re-enactment of the arrival of King Ferdinand the Catholic. This re-enactment relives the reconquest of Al-Andalus with actors dressed in period costumes. Visitors relive the entry of the Christians into Moorish Marbella, taking part in rituals such as the investiture of knights and the handing over of keys.

See the centre of Marbella and its surroundings

Orange trees square marbella

You can take advantage and visit the most popular and emblematic areas of the city of Marbella while enjoying the festive atmosphere offered by the Marbella Fair. For example:

  1. Old Town (Casco Viejo)Immerse yourself in Marbella's history by strolling through its narrow cobbled streets, full of charm and dotted with beautiful squares and historic buildings.
  2. Puerto BanúsLuxury and glamour in this exclusive marina, where you can admire luxury yachts, designer boutiques and a lively nightlife.
  3. PromenadeTake a leisurely stroll by the sea along the Paseo Maritimo, where you will find restaurants, bars and shops with stunning views of the Mediterranean.
  4. Plaza de los NaranjosVisit this charming square, surrounded by orange trees and historic buildings, where you can relax and enjoy the unique atmosphere of Marbella.
  5. Constitution ParkEscape from the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy nature in this beautiful park, perfect for a stroll or a picnic.
  6. Ralli MuseumDiscover an impressive collection of contemporary and Latin American art in this free museum, housed in a beautiful building by the sea.
  7. Boulevard of San Pedro AlcántaraExplore this modern pedestrian promenade, lined with shops, restaurants and green spaces, ideal for a day of shopping or relaxation.
  8. Church of the IncarnationAdmire the impressive architecture of this 17th century Baroque church, located in the heart of Marbella's Old Town.
  9. Alameda ParkRelax in this beautiful park, where you will find fountains, lush gardens and a variety of trees and plants.
  10. Beaches of MarbellaDon't miss the opportunity to enjoy the sun and sea on the beautiful beaches of Marbella, famous for their golden sand and crystal clear waters.

Excursions from Marbella

Puerto Banús
Puerto Banus & Marbella

Discover more than just the Marbella Fair. If you are looking for alternatives to complement your visit to Marbella, we invite you to explore the fascinating excursions that this charming region of the Costa del Sol has to offer.

We provide you with the following day trips from Marbella that we have at Visitanddo.com :

On the other hand, if you are in Malaga or along the main areas of the Costa del Sol, and you simply want to visit Marbella in one dayHere is the perfect day trip to see Marbella, Puerto Banus and Mijas Pueblo:

As you can see La Feria de Marbella 2024 promises to be an unforgettable experience full of colour, joy and culture. Whether you are interested in music, dance, gastronomy or just enjoying the festive atmosphere, this event has something for everyone. Don't miss the opportunity to be part of this unique celebration on the Costa del Sol.

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