Feria Internacional de los Pueblos, also known as the International Fair, is one of the biggest annual events in Fuengirola. Feria de los Pueblos 2019 is being arranged from 30. April to 5. May. The large procession with people dressed up in traditional costumes will take place on Wednesday 1. May. The parade starts from Plaza de España and arrives at the Fair Ground. The exact hours for the parade has not yet been decided.
The Feria de Pueblos can best be described as a world expo in miniature. At the entrance to the Fair ground there is a small amusement area with some rides, bouncy castles etc that are fun for kids of all ages. As you proceed into the fair ground you will reach the main area with the small houses called casetas. Many of the Expat communities living in Fuengirola have their own Caseta, serving traditional food and drinks from each country. There are also music and dance performances to enjoy and you can buy national specialities from sales stands outside each caseta. This annual event attracts more than 900,000 visitors from all over Spain and Europe.
This year 33 countries are participating. Including United Kingdom.
When: 30. April to 5. May 2019
Price: Access to the fair ground is absolutely free. In the casetas you can buy food and drinks, but you usually have to purchase food tickets at a desk in each caseta. Throughout the fair there are plenty of free concerts and dance performances inside the casetas or on the street.
Location: The event takes place on the fair ground, i.e. where the market usually takes place on the border between Fuengirola and Los Boliches. Map:Show Fair Ground in Google maps
The parade through the centre with all the casetas displaying the folk costumes takes place at 1. May. The parade starts at 11:30 a.m. from Plaza de España and goes through the town to the fair ground.
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