Every year, during the month of April, The “Feria de los Pueblos” comes to Fuengirola for one week and brings the main feria ground to life with cosmopolitan ambiance and fantastic atmosphere. The feria ground is easily accessible, located between the the main train station of Fuengirola and that of Los Boliches, meaning the festival attracts many visitors from all over Andalucia. This special event offers the opportunity to taste and sample the traditional food and drink of various countries including; Ireland, Germany, Cuba, France, Italy, Mexico, Sweden and many more! Each country has it’s own tent with themed music and decoration, a visit to the “Feria de los Pueblos” allows you to “travel the World” in just a couple of hours! The fair is taking place this week until Sunday evening.
The first English speaking wedding show on the Costa del Sol took place last weekend. The Perfect Wedding Expo was held at the Palacio de la Paz in the Fuengirola fairground. It was the first wedding fair I have attended and I was pleasantly surprised by the atmosphere and the great turn-out of both exhibitors and visitors. There were suppliers present for everything from delicious chcoolate fountains, beautiful wedding dress and evening gown designs to diamonds and jewellery as well as florists, planners and photographers, making it the one stop shop for any bride to be, planning their wedding on the coast. Myself, Claire – our wedding co ordinator and Kerry – our wedding planner looked after the Sunset Beach Club stand, click here to take a look at our stand!
This weekends sees the First English speaking wedding fair on the coast! Open 10am – 8pm on Saturday 14th October and Sunday 15th October, the “Perfect Wedding Expo” will be held in Fuengirola at the Palacio de la Paz. There is going to be everything you need for planning your wedding day, all under one roof! Many different suppliers will be exhibiting at the show, including wedding planners, wedding fashion, jewellery suppliers, photographers, hair and make-up professionals, florists, transport suppliers, musicians and of course a variety of superb venues for you special day, including Sunset Beach Club!
Another one of the Spanish Summer holidays will take place on the Costa del Sol this week. Thursday 16th of July is the official holiday for Día de Nuestra Señora del Carmen, however the festivities of Virgen del Carmen are celebrated on the night of the 15th July, where the virgen is carried through the towns of Benalmadena, Fuengirola and many others and then sent out to sea with a parade of fishing boats.