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Almuñécar Fair 2023

Almuñécar Fair 2023


Avda. Fenicia
Paseo Blas Infante Almuñécar


Starting at 19:00


From August 9 to 15

This year the Fair of the oldest city in the Spanish Mediterranean, Almuñécar, will be held from Wednesday, August 9, to Tuesday, August 15, 2023.

The Patron Saint Festivities of Almuñécar are celebrated with the Fair in honor of the Virgen de la Antigua, which also coincides with the peak of the high season for visitors and tourists in the town that is the heart of the Costa Tropical of Granada.

The most important day, El día de la Virgen

Obviously, the most important day in the calendar for the sexitanos, since it is the big day of the festival, is August 15, when the magnificent maritime-land procession of the Patron Saint of the city, the Virgen de la Antigua, will take place. that will culminate with a fireworks display from the fortress that covers the hill of San Miguel, in the oldest neighborhood of the city.
In addition, it should be noted that the maritime procession of “August 15 in Almuñécar” has been declared a Festival of National Tourist Interest in Andalusia.
The procession of the image of the Virgen de la Antigua, will depart as usual from the Church of La Encarnación and when it arrives at San Cristóbal beach, it travels by boat to Puerta de Mar Beach.

Activities during the Fair

In addition to the maritime-land procession that marks the highest and most spectacular point of the Patron Saint Festivities in honor of the Virgen de la Antigua, patron saint of the city, a series of activities with an extensive program are carried out throughout the previous week. events and activities for all audiences.

  • Musical performances with young artists from Sexitano and others of national or international importance, all in the municipal booth.The
  • Almuñécar Municipal Music Band will offer its traditional concert in the central Plaza la Constitución on August 14, under the direction of David Pino.
  • In addition, there are also all kinds of sports competitions both on the beach and in the sports facilities.
  • On the 9th at twelve in the morning at the door of the Town Hall will be the opening of the fair with a spectacular release of balloons, as well as a parade.
  • There will also be puppet shows for the little ones and kings of the house, and a wine tasting for the less young.
  • But we also cannot forget that this is a religious celebration, so there will also be a special mass in honor of the Virgen de la Antigua.
  • Both the Castle of San Miguel and the Museum-Palace of the seven caves offer free visits every day of the Almuñécar Fair.

Day fair

The Fair in Almuñécar can be enjoyed both day and night until the wee hours of the morning, during the day you can enjoy the music, the attractions, the stalls, the native cuisine (from fried fish accompanied by wine to all kinds of meats and roasts…).
All this under the tents of the 18 booths that will be installed in the fairgrounds that this year will have a new location, since these booths will be on the municipal plot located next to the Gondolas and with access through Hurtado de Mendoza street. In addition, it will have a tent of more than one thousand square meters, within the plot of almost four thousand square meters. It is close to the center, although far enough away. Also having a central stage for live performances during the days of the fair.

Special Schedules for Buses

On these holidays, since there is a greater influx of people and visitors in the town, the public transport service extends its schedules and there will be extraordinary buses to facilitate transit through the city, and allow you to park and forget the car for a few hours.

Come and enjoy the Almuñécar Fair

Don’t wait for them to tell you, come and enjoy the Almuñécar Fair 2,023. Although it is always a good time to enjoy Almuñécar, on its big days such as the Fair in honor of its patron saint, the Virgen de la Antigua, it is even more advisable to come and enjoy this paradise in southern Europe.
Also from Discover Almuñécar we recommend that you come early because due to the influx of public it is difficult to park, but if it is difficult to park it is because the event is worth it.

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