The origin of the Malaga Fair is the commemoration of the storming of the city by the Catholic Monarchs August 19, 1487, incorporating the Crown of Castile.
These gave the city the image of the Virgen de la Victoria. The newly formed City Council agreed to commemorate the capture of the city by the Catholic Monarchs, an annual feast is made the day of the Assumption, to commemorate that fact.
One of the peculiarities of the Feria de Malaga lies in the division of areas of celebration, because although the fairgrounds is in the Cortijo de Torres, the historic center of Málaga lives their particular “Fair Day”. Therefore it could be said to exist in Málaga two fairs, the “Feria de día” in the city center, and the “Feria de noche” in the Cortijo de Torres, although at the fairgrounds festive activity is maintained for all day.
By day, the city center is abuzz with people, largely due to the hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world that spend their holidays on the Costa del Sol. Streets of historic center are decorated with lanterns and floral decorations, booths are mounted, shows for children and adults, dances, parades with bands and endless events among which I would highlight the “Pandas de Verdiales” walking the roads and squares showing their unique and ancient folklore, while the carriages and horses take to the streets of the city.
The Feria de Dia is paradise for young people, where they meet all nationalities, ages, religions, and cultures, to spend unforgettable days of laughter, dancing, and joy.
Also flamenco and copla are present throughout the fair and we must not forget that Málaga and the province is a geographic area of singing. In addition to traditional music, in many places during the day and on fair booths at the fair in the evening you can hear different musical styles for every taste.
At night the party is concentrated in the Real Cortijo de Torres, where orderly booths, stalls and fairground rides for the amusement of all public are available. Here the young people gather, not so young, and families.
If you visit the Costa del Sol in Malaga in August, you have an appointment at the Feria. And do not worry about transportation. At this time intercity bus services are strengthened so that people can come to the capital from all tourist villages around with ease. Don’t forget also the train coming from the coast and the new Metro service.