Fiestas and Ferias on the Costa Tropical

Confeti at the Carnival. © Michelle Chaplow
Confeti at the Carnival.

Fiestas and Ferias on the Costa Tropical

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See what festivals and patron saints are celebrated at destinations on the Costa Tropical. The summer months are particularly busy with national holidays and festivals, which can make for an interesting visit if you get the chance to celebrate with the locals.

Otívar

    19 March: El día de San José.
    24 June: La noche de San Juan.
    6 - 9 December: Festival in honour of the Virgen de la Inmaculada.

Jete

    Last Sunday of April: La Romería a La Ermita de la Patrona.
    December end - early January: Festival in honour of the Virgen de la Inmaculada.

Ítrabo

    August: The patron saint's festival in honour of la Virgen de la Salud.

Molvízar

    2 May: Residents celebrate a wine tasting fiesta.
    26 July: The patron saint's festival in honour of Santa Ana.

Vélez de Benaudalla

    May: The patron saint's festival in honour of San Antonio de Padua.
    May: El Día de la Cruz.

Calahonda

    16 July: Patrona Virgen del Carmen.
    26 July: Patrón San Joaquín.
    1 - 7 August: Local town fair.

GUALCHOS - CASTELL DEL FERRO

    February: La Fiesta de la Candelaria.
    May: La Fiesta de las Cruces.
    August: Las Fiestas del Turista.
    September: The patron saint's festival in honour of San Miguel Arcángel.

Polopos

    June: Patron saints' festivals take place in Castillo de Baños and La Guapa, in honour of San Juan Bautista.
    July: Santa Ana.
    August: La Virgen del Rosario.

albuñol

    17 March: Patron saint festival in honour of San Patricio.
    15 May: Honour of San Isidro Labrador.
    25 July: Santiago Apóstol.
    End of October: La Feria del Vino y la Tapa.