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Feria de Nerja 2014

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. We expect this year’s edition of the Feria (2014) to begin on Wednesday 9th of October and continue until Sunday the 12th although we stress that these dates are currently unconfirmed. The timetable of events becomes available only a couple of weeks prior to the event actually beginning and will be published here but if you'd like to get an idea of the kind of things you can expect from Nerja's largest annual celebration take a look at the program for the last feria below.


Events Timetable 2013

Wednesday 9th October

  • 20:30 – Official Nerja feria opening ceremony at the main entrance (portada) of the fairground with music from the municipal band, Antonio Cortes and Son del Arte.
  • 21:30 – Along with a fireworks display the feria lights will be turned on and the attractions will be open.
  • 23:30 – The gala for the election of this years ‘Queen’ and ‘Knight’ of the feria will take place in the Municipal Marque (Caseta Municipal) with a range of performances from local groups including the Elena Dance Academy, Cristian David Callejón, Ángela Márquez, Dany Vikario, Chandé and Sun Diamond.

Thursday 10th October

  • 12:00 to 20:30 – Day Fair in Calles Antonio Millón, Cristo, Gloria, Pintada and Plaza Tutti Frutti.
  • 12:00 – At the Caseta Municipal 'La Carpa' provide Children’s entertainment and some of the towns younger residents can be entered into the election for the junior ‘Queen’ and ‘Knight’ of the 2013 Nerja Feria (5-10 year olds).
  • 13:00 – At the Caseta Municipal the junior ‘Queen’ and ‘Knight’ of the Feria 2013 are elected.
  • 13:30 – At the Caseta 'El Cortijo' there is a performance by 'Pacoyo'.
  • 16:00 – In Calle Antonio Millón there is music and dancing from Elena Dance Academy, Flamenco choir ‘El Sarao’ and Son del Arte.
  • 20:00 – At the Church of El Salvador on the Balcon de Europa there is a Mass accompanied by the Coro de la Peña Nerjeña choir in honour of the patron saints of the town, St Michael Archangel and the Virgin of Anguish. Following the service the figure of the Virgin will be taken back to her chapel in a procession through the streets.
  • 22:00 – At the 'El Cortijo' Caseta the musical group Los Hados Negros will give a performance.
  • 23:00 – The Caseta Municipal has live music by Alalba.
  • 24:00 – At the Municipal Caseta there is a Copla performance paying homage to the actress and singer known as the ‘Marifé de Triana’ ( María Felisa Martínez López) who died earlier this year, with Antonio Cortes, Joana Jimenez y Erika Leiva.

Friday 11th October

  • 12:00 to 20:30 – Day Fair in Calles Antonio Millón, Cristo, Gloria, Pintada and Plaza Tutti Frutti.
  • 13:30 – Caseta 'El Cortijo' has a live performance by Paco el Apañao with free entry.
  • 14:00 – In the Caseta Municipal there is a homage to the older generation of the town with the Coronation of the ‘Queen’ and ‘Knight’ of the 2013 Feria of the Third Age (Seniors). Music and dancing with the Alalba. (ticket required)
  • 15:00 – At Plaza Tutti Frutti there is music from Son del Arte and the Tortillas de Patatas competition with a first prize of &eruo;200.
  • 18:00 – In Calle Antonio Millón there is live music from Los Hados Negros.
  • 22:00 – The Caseta 'El Cortijo' sees Duo Compas give a musical performance.
  • 23:00 – Nerja singer Monica Marquez will perform at the 'El Cortijo' Caseta.
  • 24:00 – At the Caseta Municipal there will be live music from No Me Pises que Llevo Chanclas (Don’t step On Me I’m Wearing Flip Flops).

Saturday 12th October

  • 12:00 – At the church of El Salvador there is a mass to honour the Virgen del Pilar, patron saint of the Guardia Civil.
  • 12:00 to 20:30 – Day Fair in Calles Antonio Millón, Cristo, Gloria, Pintada and Plaza Tutti Frutti.
  • 13:00 – Parade of decorated floats through the town along the following route : Parque Verano Azul, C/ Antonio Ferrándis Chanquete, C/ Jaén, C/ Diputación, Plaza Cavana, C/ Carmen, Balcón de Europa, C/ Puerta del Mar, C/ Pintada, C/ Herrera Oria, C/ Ruperto Andúez, C/ Frigiliana, ending at the fairground.
  • 13:30 – Live music with free entrance from Duo Compas at the Caseta 'El Cortijo'.
  • 18:00 – In Calle Antonio Millón Jukebox will be giving a rock concert.
  • 18:30 – The Caseta Municipal has a childrens show by 'Aventuras de Peneque el Valiente', the winners of Canal Sur TVs 'La Banda'.
  • 22:00 – Caseta 'El Cortijo': Live music from Alalba.
  • 24:00 – At the Caseta Municipal there will be a performance of 10 years of hits from Chambao.

Sunday 13th October - Childrens day

  • 12:00 to 20:30 – Day Fair in Calles Antonio Millón, Cristo, Gloria, Pintada and Plaza Tutti Frutti.
  • 14:00 – The Caseta 'El Cortijo' has a homage to the associations of Marocueva and Nerjamar including dancing with El Duo Compas. (ticket required)
  • 15:00 – In Plaza Tutti Frutti finalists from the TV program “Tú si que vales”, Filiu and CIA, provide live music.
  • 18:00 – Calle Antonio Millón sees an 80s fiesta with live music from the Money Makers, including music from the 60s, 70s and 80s.

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.


TICKETS:

Tickets for the paid events are available from:
Nerja : Muncipal Tourist Office between 10:00 - 14:00 and 15:00 -18:30
Online : www.malagaentradas.com

Nerja Transfers