Marbella Feria

A celebration of San Bernabé, the patron saint of Marbella.

Tuesday 11 June to Tue Jun 11th 2024
Marbella

The Marbella Feria kicks off on the evening of the 5th of June with a grand opening ceremony ending with a spectacular firework display down on the Paseo Maritimo.
The Daytime Fair (Feria de Día) is Located in the heart of Marbella, typically around Alameda Park and the streets of the old town.
The Nighttime Fair (Feria de Noche) will be held just below La Cañada shopping Centre, with buses running frequently from the town centre.


June 9, 2024, 1:00 PM.
Inauguration of the Day Fair at the Arch located in the Parque de la Alameda, next to the Fuente (Fountain) Virgen del Rocío.
Following this, the plaque naming the arch will be unveiled, and on this occasion, it will be named Peña La Buganvilla.
Opening of the bars installed in Paseo de la Alameda and Avda. del Mar, each with its own program.
Start of activities in the Caseta Mi Hogar, located in Plaza del Mercado.
Coronation of the Queens and Misters from the Marbella Senior Center.

17:00 - 21:00 
Performances by Dance Academies on the stage located in Parque de la Represa (Calzados Millán), featuring the following dance academies: 'Muévete,' Sandra Vázquez, Cristina Ropero, Maribel Urbano's dance school, and Alba Donoso's dance school.
19:00 
Opening of the mechanical rides at the Night Fairground.
21:00 
Opening of the Auditorium at the Night Fairground, which will include a family recreation area with designated food spaces.

June 10, 2024, 1:00 
Opening of the bars installed in Paseo de la Alameda and Avda. del Mar, each with its own program.
Start of activities in the Caseta Mi Hogar, located in Plaza del Mercado. Day of the Active Participation Center for the Elderly from the “Los Paisajes” and “Santa Marta” centres, featuring the following performances and activities: Santa Marta Rociero Choir, CPA Los Paisajes Choir, Solera de Jerez Flamenco School, and a performance by Conchi and José Antonio.
16:30 - to 21:00 
Performances by Dance Academies on the stage located in Parque de la Represa (Calzados Millán), featuring the following dance academies: Melania Leiva, Hermanas Maldonado, Eli García, and Paquita Jesús.
19:00 
Opening of the mechanical rides at the Night Fairground.
21:00 
Opening of the Auditorium at the Night Fairground, which will include a family recreation area with designated food spaces.

June 11, 2024 1:00 
Opening of the bars installed in Paseo de la Alameda and Avda. del Mar, each with its own program.
Start of activities in the Caseta Mi Hogar, located in Plaza del Mercado. Day of the Active Participation Center for the Elderly “Encarna Cantero,” featuring the following performances and activities: Sevillanas contest, pasodobles contest, mantilla raffle, performance by Karina Parra's dance academy, and the Encarna Cantero CPA Choir.
15:00 
Enjoy the Fair live on Radiotelevisión Marbella. We will be everywhere to bring you all the flavour.
16:30 to 20:30
Performances by Dance Academies on the stage located in Parque de la Represa (Calzados Millán), featuring the following academies: Fitflamc Gema Piña, Germán Cerván, Karina Parra's dance school, Solera de Jerez dance school, and Maribel Urbano's dance school.
19:00 
Opening of the mechanical rides at the Night Fairground.
19:00 to 21:00
'Quiet Day,' two hours without music in the fairground attractions area, is aimed at the enjoyment of those with extreme sensitivity to noise and loud sounds.
21:00 
'Chipi Maldonado' Dance Academy Contest at the Plaza de la Iglesia, featuring the following dance academies: Karina Parra, Sandra Vázquez, Cristina Ropero, Fitflamnc Gema Piña, Paquita Jesús, Jenny Luque, Solera de Jerez, Hermanas Maldonado, 'Muévete,' Maribel Urbano, Eli García, Melania Leiva, and Alba Donoso Dance School.
21:00 
Opening of the Auditorium at the Night Fairground, which will include a family recreation area with designated food spaces.
23:00 
Concert (to be confirmed) at the auditorium of the Night Fairground (Free entry, subject to venue capacity).

June 15
10:45 
Departing from the upper part of Salinas Street, the march of King Fernando (on horseback) accompanied by his entourage begins, slowly descending towards Trinidad Street.
11:15
Arrival of the procession at the Church Square, where the 'Royal' or King's camp is installed. The King settles there, awaiting the conclusion of negotiations between Count Ribadeo (the King's commissioner) and Alcaide Abuneza.
Once the Capitulations are signed, King Fernando moves to the junction of the staircase descending from the fortress to Church Square.
The Governor comes down with his entourage to deliver the city keys to the Sovereign; he receives them on behalf of the Monarchs (a dialogue occurs between them).

12:15 
The King departs with his entourage: Carmen Street, General Chinchilla Street, Plaza de los Naranjos, City Hall, knight investiture, Santiago Hermitage (the entourage stops here), the King gives thanks to Saint Mary the Virgin, Cardinal Mendoza “Christianizes” what was then one of Marbella's minor mosques, placing it under the protection of Saint James the Apostle and Saint John the Evangelist.
13:00 
After the ceremony, the King, accompanied by his close associates, enters the City Hall, and if the municipal authorities agree, he will go up to the balcony with the Mayoress to witness the display of the city's banner while listening to the national anthem.
13:30 
After the ceremony, the return to the Church square begins via the same route previously mentioned. The King rests with his nobles in the camp.
13:45
In the Church square (next to the statue of Saint Barnabas), a copy of the Capitulations is handed over to a representative of the Honorable City Council, and the royal decree is also delivered to the Elder Brother of the Brotherhood of Saint Barnabas Pilgrims, appointing Saint Barnabas as the Patron Saint of the city of Marbella.
Following this, the fourth historical recreation for the year 2023 is concluded.
17:30
New explanatory talk, with activities similar to the morning session.
11:00 to 20:30 
Dance Academies perform on the stage located in Parque de la Represa (Calzados Millán), featuring the following dance academies: Melania Leiva, Muévete, Cristina Ropero, Solera de Jerez, Karina Parra, Hermanas Maldonado, Paquita Jesús, Sandra Vázquez, Eli García, and Alba Donoso's dance school.
12:00
Bell ringing and to the tunes of the National and Andalusian anthems, Local Authorities will place the city's historic banner on the balcony of the Honorable City Hall of Marbella, accompanied by the Municipal Band.
Immediately afterwards, a parade of Giants and big heads follows. Route: Departure – Plaza de la Victoria, Estación Street, Plaza de los Naranjos, Nueva Street, Gloria Street, Francisco Echamendi Street, José Palomo Square, Enrique del Castillo Street, Ramón y Cajal Avenue, Alameda Promenade, Ramón y Cajal avenue, Pedraza street, and ends in Plaza de la Victoria.
13:00 
Opening of the bars set up on Alameda promenade and Mar Avenue, each with its own programming.
Start of activities at the Mi Hogar booth set up in the Market Square. Active Participation Center Day for the Elderly “Miraflores”, featuring: Sevillanas contest, world dance contest, and performance by the Miraflores CPA Choir.
15:00 
Enjoy the Fair from Marbella Radio Television live. We will be in every corner to bring you all the flavours.
19:00
Opening of the Night Fair attractions.
21:00
Opening of the Night Fair Auditorium, which will have an area dedicated to family recreation with food spaces available.
Once the parade ends, the celebration moves to the Day Fair, held in the city centre.
But the fun doesn’t stop when the sun sets. The Night Fair, held at the fairgrounds, is another major highlight of the Marbella Fair.

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