Fiestas, ferias, romerías, festivals and other celebrations are part of the Spanish culture and there is invariably something going on somewhere.
Some of the festivals are celebrated all over Spain, such as San Isidro and Semana Santa (Easter or Holy Week), others are regional or are special events celebrated in just one town.
Each town has its Patron Saint, and of course this is cause for celebration.
Fiestas and Ferias in Spain are colourful events with much eating, drinking and dancing as everyone enjoys a family day. Ferias generally last 5 days, sometimes more, not finishing until the early hours of the morning.
Over 3,000 fiestas are celebrated each year in Andalucia alone!
Nerja Fiestas, Ferias and Festivals
This is a monthly overview of the various fiestas, ferias, festivals and other celebrations taking place in Nerja during the year.
Three Kings – January 5th/6th
San Anton (Maro) – January 16th/17th
Carnival – Roughly 40 days before Easter
Andalucía Day – February 28th
Residents Day – dates vary tremendously
Santa Cruz (May Crosses) – May 3rd
San Isidro – May 14th/15th
San Juan – June 23rd/24th
Verbena de San Cristobal – July
La Virgen del Carmen – July 16th
Nerja Caves Festival
Fiesta Blanca – August
Day of the Tourist – August
Nerja Feria – Second week of October
Fiesta de la Castaña y el Boniato (Maro) – October 31st
Halloween – October 31st
Todo los Santos – November 1st
Dia de la Constitución – Constitution Day : December 6th
Día de la Inmaculada – Immaculate Conception: December 8th
Fiestas, Ferias and Festivals outside Nerja
This is a monthly overview of the various fiestas, ferias, festivals and other celebrations taking place elsewhere during the year.
Candelaria (Candlemas) – February 2nd
Día de la Sopa Mondeña
Sevilla Spring Fair – Two weeks after Easter
Moors and Christians
La Virgen de la Cabeza
Dia de la Morcilla
Cordoba Patio Contest
May Horse Fair in Jerez
San Lucar Manzanilla (wine festival)
Noche del Vino
Festival 3 Cultures
Fiesta de Ajoblanco
Feria de Tijola
Dia de la Pasa
El Cristo del Paño
Torrox Migas Festival