The Fuengirola International Fair (La Feria Internacional de Los Pueblos) is one of the most anticipated events of the spring on the Costa del Sol. With over 1 million visitors per year, the Fair is a great way to learn about cultures from around the world without leaving the Costa del Sol. The five day cultural festival hosts over 33 countries and will feature music, dance and foods from all over the world. Spanish regions such as: Madrid, Basque Country and Valencia will be represented this year as well.
Entrance to the event is free of charge but there is a small fee for food and drinks at the "casetas" or booths, which are allocated to each of the participating countries. Aside from international food and drink, you can buy all sorts of crafts, clothes, art and souvenirs. Each day the festival starts at 13:00 and runs through the night. Be sure to show your spirit by dressing in your own national attire and have fun dancing to international music and celebrating the cultures from around the globe.
The Fuengirola International Fair - April 27 - May 1, 2018
The fair starts each day at 13:00 with presentations from different countries around the world and continues on throughout the late-late night.
Location: Recinto Feria - Fuengirola Fairground
Directions: Autovía del Mediterráneo/A-7/N-340 connects Fuengirola with the rest of Costa del Sol. You can also get there by train (Cercanías C-1) from Málaga, Torremolinos, or Arroyo de la Miel (Benalmádena), as well as from the airport.
Have you ever wanted to take the kids to Cuba, Hawaii, India, or Australia? This April you can expose the kids to all of these cultures and more. The food, music and dance performances are a great introduction to more than 33 nationalities and regions.
For more information about the Fuengirola International Fair visit: Fuengirola Town Hall
The 16th Feria internacional de los pueblos - Fuengirola International Fair attracted over 900,000 people to the huge Fuengirola fairground in 2010, with representation from 33 countries. The 2011 FIP is expected to attract in excess of one million visitors!
This years highlight looks like being the USA, which will feature the great American contribution to music, and will have Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson, Garth Brooks and Neil Diamond tribute shows, as well as live music from Rockabilly, Blue Grass, R&R, Disco and Jazz bands.
The Costa Cheerleaders, a local cheer-leading school for 5 to 18 year olds will give displays, a Line-Dancing group will perform daily and encourage the public to join in with them, and there will be top International DJ's from the Studio 54/Saturday Night Fever era to keep the party going well into the small hours with great music and 70s disco lighting from 1am nightly.
Sideshows and competitions aimed at the younger visitors will keep them entertained whilst parents can enjoy classic Burgers, Southern Fried Chicken, Pulled Pork and of course Apple Pie amongst many other traditional American foods on the menu.
The fairground is easy to get to by car, bus and train and the fair runs from 1pm to 4am every day. Entrance to the fair and all the country exhibits is FREE, and there are fairground attractions as well.
For a complete programme of events, times of shows and special treats, visit www.costadeldisco.com
Venue : the Fuengirola fairground, 29th April to 2nd May 2011.
by Martyn Wood