Category Archives: On the Costa del Sol

Malaga Fair 2013: 9 Activities and Events You Won’t Want to Miss

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Poster for the Malaga fair 2013We’re just a week away from the start of the Málaga Fair; undoubtedly the event of the year for the Costa del Sol’s capital.

Once again, anyone who visits the city during this week long festivity will be treated to a whole host of fun and entertaining activities and events. We’ve gone through the 26 page official programme for the ‘Feria’ and picked out – what we feel to be – some of the more interesting events on the calendar. Live music, bullfighting, museum exhibitions, Kids activities, Flamenco Shows are just some of the treats awaiting you! Read More…

54th Edition of the Nerja Caves Festival: 4 Magical Nights of Music & Dance

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Programme for the Nerja Caves Music and Dance FestivalNext week sees the start of the 54th edition of the Nerja Caves Music and Dance Festival. As we’ve come to expect, this year’s line up of artists is just as impressive as previous editions and includes guitar ‘maestro’ Manolo Sanlúcar.

The festival will take place from the 24th to the 27th July; it has been shortened to just 4 days in order to reduce its impact on the conservation and maintenance of these famous caves.

Below we’ve included the full programme for the Festival and all the artists and musicians taking part this year:  Read More…

Mijas Gets Ready for the 7th Edition of its Popular Blues Festival

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Mijas Blues Festival 2013The usually quiet and tranquil white village of Mijas is about to get a little noisier… but it’s a good kind of noise: The Mijas Blues Festival!

For the 7th year running (from the 5th to 7th July) this fantastic festival, organised by ‘Aint Nothin’ But…’ and the Mijas Town Hall Foreigner’s Department, will once again provide 3 days of the best Blues music; and all for FREE!

This year the whole festival will be held in the main ‘Plaza’ and visitors will also be able to enjoy lots of delicious food and drink in the many bars and restaurants surrounding the square (that part isn’t free though ;-))  Read More…

The Top Concerts on the Costa del Sol this Summer (2013)

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Costa del Sol Concerts 2013

As we approach the busy summer season, we’ve decided to put together our – now regular – list of the top concerts on the Costa del Sol for this summer 2013. There are some fantastic musicians and entertainers performing live at various venues along the Coast; however, this year, one event stands out from the rest: The Starlite Festival in Marbella.

After the success of last year’s series of concerts in the concert arena located in the Nagueles quarry, the organisers have lined up an even more impressive list of top international and Spanish artists including Julio Iglesias, Jamie Cullum, Bryan Adams, Paco de Lucía, UB40 and Alejandro Sanz. The Starlite Festival will run from the 23rd July to the 24th August and you can see the schedule for the concerts below. Read More…

Oktoberfest comes to Benalmádena

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Fiesta de la Cerveza de Benalmadena

This coming Thursday the 6th June – and until the 16th June – Benalmadena Marina will host its 1st Beer Festival.

This fun concept has been extremely successful in other towns along the Costa del Sol and now it’s finally coming to Benalmadena!

This Beer Festival will bring together the essence of the world famous Oktoberfest celebrations and the hospitality of Benalmadena and its citizens. Anyone who visits the festival will have the opportunity to sample more than 20 different beers from Germany and other parts of the world; and we mustn’t forget the delicious and typical German foods on offer… Roast pork, a wide variety of sausages, sauerkraut and pretzels to name but a few! Read More…

25th Edition of the International Festival in Mijas: 7th, 8th & 9th June 2013

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International Festival in Mijas 2013

The beautiful white village of Mijas is getting ready for another edition of its International Festival; however, this one is special as it is the 25th anniversary.

Organised by the foreigners department of Mijas Town Hall, this fun 3 day event is a must-see for anyone visiting the Costa del Sol next weekend. More than 20 countries and nationalities take part in this festival which includes music, dancing, delicious foods from all over the world, street performers, giant BBQ’s, handcrafted goods, special performaces (see below) and general all round fun! Read More…

Tapas with a Touch of Magic: The New Gastronomic Route in Arroyo de la Miel

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Tapas con Magia in Arroyo de la MielNext Friday the 24th May sees the start of a new gastronomic route in Arroyo dela Miel: ‘Tapas with Magic’.

For those of you unfamiliar with these gastronomic tapas routes, they are initiatives organised by the local town hall to promote local businesses and encourage local residents and visitors to visit the town centre to enjoy some of the great restaurants and bars.

This first edition of this new tapas route will be held from the 24th May to the 2nd June and, as the name states, has the novelty of including magic shows as part of the experience (Only at weekends).

Approximately twenty bars and restaurants will take part in the event, each offering their very own and unique tapas dish to all visitors; for the – very reasonable – price of €2, you’ll be able to enjoy a delicious tapa and a refreshment (soft drink, beer or glass of wine).  Read More…

Malaga Clasica: A Festival of Classical Music

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malaga clasica

The city of Malaga looks set to continue with its impressive cultural programme by introducing a new initiative which aims to join music, talent and youth in an international classical music festival. Named ‘Malaga Clasica’, this new event will take place between the 20th and 26th May on the stages of the ‘Sala Cristina’ and the Cervantes and Echagaray theatres.

This new festival will be organised and managed by one the Málaga’s great classical musical prodigies, Jesus Reina, and by his partner Anna Nilsen, also an accomplished violinist.  Read More…

The Over 50′s Show heads to Mijas

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over 50s Show in Mijas

This coming weekend sees the return of the extremely popular Over 50’s Show. After 5 successful years being held in Estepona, the show now has an impressive new venue: The Mijas Racecourse.

The Over 50’s Show is based on a formula which has been very successful in Dublin and Belfast (we regularly attend these events with our own stand) and has proved extremely successful in attracting a large and loyal following.

There will be plenty of interesting activities, exhibitions and demonstrations tailored to the over 50’s including the following:  Read More…

Fuengirola’s Feria Internacional de los Pueblos: 5 Days of Culture, Music and Gastronomy

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Feria Internacional de los Pueblos Fuengirola 2013Fuengirola’s main fairground is almost ready to host the ever-popular ‘Feria Internacional de losPueblos’ (International People’s Fair), a multicultural event where visitors can experience the rich cultural diversity the city has to offer.

This year the Fair will last 5 days (from 1st to 5th May, 2013); with 33 participating countries, each with their own “Caseta” or stand, the fun is guaranteed!

For those of you who have yet to visit the Feria de Los Pueblos, it really is a must-see event where you’ll be treated to beautiful music from all over the world, delicious mouth-watering foods (The Argentinian Barbecue is highly recommended :-)), traditional dances and a dazzling display of colourful costumes.

In previous years the fair has managed to attract nearly one million visitors, cementing its reputation as one of the most popular and successful events on the local calendar. Read More…

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