The Malaga Fair (Feria de Málaga, in Spanish) is the most important festival that takes place in Andalusia throughout the summer. It takes place in the last half of August.
The Fair begins with an official opening just before midnight. Thousands of people congregate on the beaches of Malagueta to listen to the "Opening of the Fair" followed by some fireworks.
The Malaga Fair is open to everyone and all the booths and tents are free to enter.
There are two distinct enclosures:
The Center (or Fair day): During the afternoon the center of the city, with hosts like Larios, brings together the majority of visitors who enjoy food and drink.
The Real (or Fair night): With up to 240 booths the Royal Fair receives hundreds of thousands of visitors. There is also an attractions area. The people become increasingly animated between glasses of wine, dance and laughter throughout the night. The party only begins to wane with the first light of day and the movement of the celebrations of the Royal Historical Center of the city.