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Maro Feria / Feria de las Maravillas
The Feria in Maro, the Feria de las Maravillas, is a very different event compared to the relatively large Feria that you’ll find in Nerja a month or so later. Maro is a small village and as a result its feria is a far more local affair. You’ll really be able to see and feel the rural roots of the area with people from the village parading their horses, enjoying music and games but with far smaller crowds compared to other, larger celebrations found in Andalusia.
Each day proceedings begin with a 'diana floreada' a musical tune almost like reveille marking the beginning of the days events.
- 9pm - Performance by the Christian David Callejón dance group in the main marquee.
- 9:30pm - The fairs opening speeches with a performance by the Peña Mareña choir.
- 10:30pm - Inauguration on of the fiesta illuminations and gala for the election of the Queen of the Fiestas and her ladies of honour.
- 11pm - Music from Al-Alba.
- 11am - The 'diana floreada' begins the celebrations performed by Charanga Brass Town.
- 1pm - The day fair begins in the village square with free Paella supplied by Chiringuito Ayo followed by performances by the Ángela dance group and Plácido.
- 8pm - The election of Miss Flamenca in typical andalucian dress.
- 9pm - Dancing in the official marquee in the village with music by Al-Alba.
- 11am - The 'diana floreada' performed by the Charanga Zurrapa Band.
- 12(noon) - Mass in honor of Our Lady of Wonders.
- 1:30pm - The local bars will open for local families and visitors to enjoy typical dishes from Maro.
- 7pm - Maro's annual road race (carerra urbana) will get underway.
- 9pm - Procession of the patron saint of Maro with the participation of the Municipal Band of Nerja. The procession is accompanied by fireworks and upon arriving at the temple will be greeted with music from 'Rumba Dos Mil', local choirs and dances from Maro.
- 10:30pm - Dancing in the official marquee in the village with music from Al-Alba and Vicente Bernal.
- 1pm - Local horseman and horsewomen come together to parade their horses and carriages.
- 6pm - The typical tea time snack for Maro's older residents with music from Plácido.
- 6pm - Children's fiesta.
- 7:30pm - Prizes handed out to winners in the horse parade.
- 9pm - Dancing in the official marquee in the village with music from Al-Alba until the early hours.