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The Luna Mora Festival in Guaro: A Weekend of Music and Culture

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Festival de la Luna Mora de GuaroThis weekend – from the 11th and 12th September – the picturesque white village of Guaro celebrates the 19th edition of its famous ‘Luna Mora’ Festival.

This year’s festivities have been reduced to two days (It’s usually four) but they’ve still managed to put together an impressive programme of events with activities and entertainment for all the family.

Throughout the weekend, the village becomes a meeting point for traditional Andalusí music and culture. The streets come alive in the evenings with the stunning illumination of 25,000 candles strategically positioned to create a unique and magical ambiance. Visitors will also be able to enjoy the traditional Arab artisan market, workshops (Henna and belly dancing), street performers, storytelling and mouth watering gastronomy. Continue Reading →

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Benalmadena Pueblo Hosts its Annual Arab Market

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Arab Market in BenalmadenaStarting today, 27th August, and until Sunday the 30th August, Benalmádena Pueblo (the old town) will host the 5th edition of its Arab Market (Zoco), event that serves as the perfect end to the summer’s cultural programme. 

The Arab Market will take place in the following locations throughout the town: Plaza de las Tres Culturas, Plaza de España; in the Real and Santo Domingo de Guzmán streets and in the ‘Jardines del Muro’. Aimed at promoting the town’s beauty and charm, the town hall hopes that this unique event will attract tourists from all over the Coast.  Continue Reading →

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Food Truck Festival at the Sohail Castle in Fuengirola

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Food Truck event in FuengirolaFoodies are in for a treat this weekend as Fuengirola’s Sohail Castle hosts Andalusia’s first ever Food Truck Festival.

From the 20th to the 23rd August, this unique event promises a fabulous gastronomic experience as well as music and entertainment for all the family. These food trucks will offer around 15 different street food options, most from local establishments.

Equipped with modern kitchens and appliances it’s amazing what these chefs can rustle up in such a tight space: succulent and tasty dishes at very reasonable prices. During this weekend’s event, visitors will have the chance to sample a wide selection of food including meats, kebabs, fish, seafood, Iberian hams, sandwiches, hotdogs, burgers, home-made ice-creams, milkshakes, cocktails and lots more.  Continue Reading →

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Are You Going to the Malaga Fair This Year?

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Poster for Malaga FairTomorrow sees the start of the Costa del Sol’s largest and most popular fair, the Feria de Málaga! Get ready for 9 days of fun and entertainment as the city welcomes thousands of visitors from all over Spain for, what has become, one of the most popular festivities in Spain.

The official opening of the fair is tomorrow (14th August) and promises to be an entertaining affair with a spectacular pyrotechnical display and a free concert by Spain’s Eurovision Song Contest candidate, Edurne. This all takes place on the Malagueta Beach just next to the port’s famous lighthouse.  Continue Reading →

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‘Hot Summer Nights’ (Part 2): Live Music in Mijas Pueblo

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Hot Summer Nights Concerts in MijasLast month we wrote about the fabulous new series of concerts taking place in Mijas village and featuring some of the world’s best cover bands and singers.

After the success of the first two concerts, a night of swing and jazz with the Andy Peacock Big Band and the Bruce Springsteen Tribute Concert, the ‘Hot Summer Nights’ series of concerts is back at the start of August with three amazing nights of live music. Here’s the programme and some info about each of the concerts: Continue Reading →

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The Luna Mora Festival Returns to Mijas Pueblo

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Festival de la Luna Mora de MijasAfter the success of the previous edition, the white village of Mijas will celebrate its second Luna Mora Festival. Last year, this unique event managed to attract more than 20,000 visitors and organisers are hoping to more than double that figure attracting over 45,000 people to this years festivities.

One of the highlights of this year’s event is the fact that it will be celebrated over two consecutive weekends; from the 17th to 19th July and from the 31st July to 2nd August. The other notable addition this year is that all the activities and attractions will extend into the centre of town multiplying the festivals surface area by five.  Continue Reading →

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Fuengirola’s Great Beer Festival 2015 at the Sohail Castle

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Grand Beer Festival Fuengirola 2015The spectacular Sohail Castle in Fuengirola will, once again, host the city’s very own ‘Oktoberfest’: the 8th Grand Beer Festival.

This fun beer festival (Oktoberfest Olé) opens to the public from the 3rd July to the 19th July. If you’re a beer lover, this is one stop you’ll have to make during your holiday. You’ll be able to sample the finest Bavarian beers and tasty dishes including german sausages, frikadellen and chucrut. All this accompanied by live music from a true German orchestra! They even have a special kids area with organised activities to keep the little ones amused :-).

A special feature this year will be the new VIP area offering a more personalised service and located away from the hustle and bustle of the main festival. If you want to make use of this new service, you’ll have to sign up on the official web page (www.oktoberfestole.com) or on their Facebook page.

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Weekend Must-See: ‘Dances of the Seas’ in Benalmadena Marina 

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Danzas del Mar in Benalmadena MarinaOn Saturday 2nd May, Benalmadena Marina invites you to take a stunning voyage around the world in just one afternoon and get to know international cultures through their dances and traditions.

Named ‘Danzas del Mar’ (Dances of the Seas) this new event is the latest in a series of initiatives which form part of the local government’s plan to breath new life to the Marina and create a truly unique leisure and entertainment offering to all who visit.  Continue Reading →

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Spring Song & Dance at Sunset Beach Club 

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Spring Song & Dance at Sunset Beach ClubSpring is in the air and at Sunset Beach Club we’re busy preparing for 4 big singing and dancing events taking place here during April and May.

On the 16th April we welcome back the Spanish Association of Barbershop Singers (SABS) for ‘En Armonia’, their annual convention. This is the third time in the last 4 years that SABS chooses Sunset Beach Club for their convention and, looking at the weekend programme, they’re in for a fun packed weekend full of activities and contests.  Continue Reading →

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Benalmadena Marina Hosts 7th Edition of the ‘Feria del Marisco’ (Seafood Fair)

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Sea food fair in Benalmadena Marina 2015

UPDATE: Click here to see information for the 2016 edition of the Benalmadena Seafood Fair

The weather forecast isn’t looking too good for the weekend but that wont stop the thousands of visitors expected to descend on the Marina for its annual Sea Food Fair (Feria del Marisco). It’s the perfect opportunity to enjoy the best fresh seafood accompanied by an ice cold beer! 

From  Thursday 19th March – and until Sunday 22nd March – Benalmádena Marina will host the 7th edition of this increasingly popular Sea Food Fair.  Continue Reading →

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