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Feria de Nerja 2017

Visiting Nerja during the week of the feria is without doubt one of the most exciting times to be here with events, music and celebrations happening all over the town. Traditionally the feria is held during the second week in October which can occasionally cause it to experience some early spots of rain but that never dampens the atmosphere or the ‘fiesta’ spirit of the locals and visitors who take over the streets in this good natured family friendly celebration in honor of the towns patron saints "La Virgen de las Angustias" (Virgin of Anguish) and San Miguel Arcángel (Archangel Saint Michael). Take a look at the photos below or watch our video to see what you’ve been missing and read on for more information about the Nerja feria.


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Although many of the annual fiestas that take place in Nerja can be felt throughout the town none of them quite meet the heights of the feria. With two separate sites, one to the east and one to the west of the town centre you’re sure to stumble upon one event or another. The next edition of the Feria (2017) will begin on Saturday 7th of October and will end on Thursday the 12th.

Take a look at the timetable below to find out whats going on and where.


Events Timetable 2017

Saturday 7th October

  • 20:00 - The Feria opening gets underway on the Balcón de Europa with a concert by the Nerja municipal band.
  • 20:30 - The customary opening speeches begin followed by a light/piro/multimedia show leading to the turning on of all the fairground lights and the opening of all the rides.
  • 22:00 – Gala for the election of Feria Queen and Feria 'Caballero' (Gentleman) in Plaza de España. This will include various performances by local musicians and dance groups. Entrance costs €10.

Sunday 8th October

  • 12:00 - The Brasstown Band will set out from the Balcón de Europa to play music in the main streets of the town.
  • 12:00 - On the Balcón de Europa a children's party will begin with a musical show by La Carpa theatre followed by activities and the election of junior queen and gentleman of the 2017 feria.
  • 15.00 - The "Vaso Largo" group will begin roaming the streets playing lively brass music (Charanga).
  • 16:30 – "El Embrujo Andaluz" will be performed on the Balcón de Europa, a Flamenco show celebrating the esscence and history of the Flamenco culture.
  • 17:30 - More Charanga on the streets of Nerja, this time by "Los Majareta".
  • 17:45 - The Flamenco dance academy of Daniel Romero will once again be in action with the youth group performing on the Balcón de Europa.
  • 19:15 - Performances from the Flamenco choirs El Sarao and Abanico de Ilusiones on the Balcón.
  • 23.00 - In the main marquee in Plaza de España a concert by "La Húngara" will get under way. Entrance costs €10.

Monday 9th October

  • 12:00 - Starting from the Balcón de Europa “Los Majaretas” band will begin the third day of the feria with more lively brass music as they march through the main streets.
  • 12:00 - A Flamenco show will get underway on the Balcón de Europa accompanied by live music.
  • 13:00 - In the main marquee in Plaza de España the traditional lunch in honour of the community's older members will begin with live music before and after.
  • 16:30 - The Balcón de Europa will play host to a children's magic show given the great magician Luigi.
  • 17:45 - The Elena Gálvez dance academy will perform on the Balcón.
  • 18:00 - More Charanga from "Vaso Largo" starting on the Balcón.
  • 18:45 - Performances from the Flamenco choirs "La Solea" and the "Peña Nerjeña" on the Balcón.
  • 20:00 - El Salvador church will open to allow floral offerings to the towns patron saints.
  • 23.00 - In the main marquee in Plaza de España a concert by the well known group from Seville "Siempre Así" will get under way. Entrance costs €10.

Tuesday 10th October

  • 12:00 - The Brasstown Band will set out from the Balcón de Europa to play music in the main streets of the town.
  • 12:30 - The parade of decorated floats through the town starting from the Verano Azul park and ending in Plaza Cavana.
  • 13:00 - The Flamenco dance company of Ángela Márquez will perform their show "De Bronce" in the performance area on the Balcón de Europa.
  • 16:30 - Proyecto Mandarina will perform on the Balcón de Europa.
  • 17:30 - The "Vaso Largo" Band will set out from the Balcón de Europa to play music in the main streets of the town.
  • 18:00 - The youth group of the Ángela Márquez dance academy will perform.
  • 18:45 - The "El Lerele" Flamenco choir will give a concert.
  • 20:00 – Mass in honour of the towns patrons accompanied by the Peña Nerjeña choir.
  • 20:30 – Procession of the figures of the towns patrons through the streets returning to the virgin to her year round resting place at La Ermita.
  • 23.00 - In the main marquee in Plaza de España DeMarco Flamenco will give a concert. Entrance costs €10.

Wednesday 11th October

  • 12.00 - Starting from the arches on the Balcón de Europa “Los Majaretas” band will begin with music as they march through the main streets.
  • 12.30 - On Balcón de Europa The Flamenco show “Zanalea” will be performed by Rafael Nuñez, David Seguro, Miguel Ángel Fernández, Naira Martín and dnacer Beatriz Muñoz.
  • 16:30 - A children's party will kick off with including a show entitled “The Queen of the Snow”.
  • 17:00 - The Brasstown Band will once again perform.
  • 17:45 - On the Balcón de Europa the Flamenco choir Alboreá will give a concert directed by Juan Torcuato.
  • 18:00 - More Charanga from "Vaso Largo" starting on the Balcón.
  • 18:45 - Children's Zumba on the Balcón.
  • 19:15 - “Con otro aire” will be performed by the Flamenco Choir.
  • 23.00 - In the main marquee in Plaza de España Andy & Lucas will be performing. Entrance fee of €10.

Thursday 12th October

  • 12:00 – Starting from the Balcón de Europa arches the Brasstown Band will walk the towns main streets playing music.
  • 12:00 – Mass in honour of the Virgin of the Pillar, patron of the Guardia Civil.
  • 13:00 - On the Balcón de Europa a meeting of choirs from the region will give a concert including participants from Vélez Málaga, Torrox, Frigiliana and Nerja.
  • 16:00 - The "Los Majaretas" band will begin to travel the town bringing lively music to the streets of Nerja.
  • 17:00 - Residents of the neighbouring village of Torrox will perform songs and dances unique to their community on the Balcón. Followed by performances from the Rociero and Peña Nerjeña choirs.
  • 17:45 - Dance performances by the youth groups of David Callejón and Ángela Muñoz.
  • 19:15 - The Flamenco choir Arena & Sal will perform on the Balcón.
  • 19:30 - In Plaza de España "Las Soles" will be perform a concert with free entrance bringing the feria 2017 to a close.

The Nerja Feria in 2 minutes

Of course you can only tell so much from pictures and the timetable so we’ve put together a short video to really give you a taste of the sights and sounds of the Nerja feria, whether they be at the fairground, dance tent, day fair or from the procession of the towns patron saints through the streets.


Feria Sites

The feria tends to take over the whole town but there are two areas officially set aside for events. The day fair, with its competitions and partying takes place in Plaza Tutti Frutti and Calle Antonio Millon. The fairground rides and Casetas for the paid concerts are located on the site of the ‘Los Huertos’ car park. If you feel like visiting Nerja whilst the feria is in town you'd be well advised to choose accommodation away from the main event locations shown on the map below.