Local Festivals / Fiestas

5th January
Three Kings
The Three Kings

The arrival of the Three Kings. It's the Spanish Christmas Eve, where a procession of floats leave the Balcon de Europa at approximately 5.00pm and make their way around the streets throwing sweets to the children. Apartments for rent in Nerja


3rd - 6th March
Nerja Carnival
Nerja Carnival

A big carnival procession with Carnival King and Queen goes through town starting at Tutti Frutti square about 6.00pm and finishing at the Balcon de Europa.

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March / April
Holy Week Easter
Holy Week (Easter)

About 60 hooded men carry a huge float of the Virgin Mary from the El Salvador church through Nerja streets. Quite a spectacular religious event and well worth the visit.

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15th May
San Isidro
San Isidro (Maro)

A Pilgrimage of floats follows the Virgin on her way to the Caves of Nerja, where a large festival takes place with live music, Spanish dancing and plenty of sangria.

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24th June
San Juan
San Juan

The Celebration of the Sardine – All the fisherman and families give thanks for the fish. Most of the beaches are full as everyone camps overnight on the beaches and at midnight it is tradition to throw oneself into the sea.
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Late July
Nerja Caves Festival
Nerja Caves Festival (Maro)

The silence of the Cave is broken by the Festival of the Caves of Nerja with famous national and international artists.

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15th August
Frigiliana Dance Festival
Festival of Dance (Frigiliana)

Held at Frigiliana. A night of traditional Spanish music and dancing.

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1st Week of September
Maro Fun Fair

Feria of Maro

Large Fun Fair comes to Maro.

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2nd weekend of October
Nerja Fun Fair

Feria of Nerja

Large Fun Fair comes to Nerja.

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31st December
Nerja Balcon New Years Eve

Party on the Balcon

A collection of nationalities joins together with the locals to celebrate the New Year on the Balcon. Its tradition to have 12 ripe grapes (one for each chime of midnight) and a bottle of champagne to wash it down. There is live entertainment throughout the night into the early hours of the morning. Apartments for rent in Nerja



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