People from all over Spain and in fact all corners of the globe will be streaming to Malaga during the month of August to participate in a number of festivities that are taking place. One of the best methods of transport is definitely with car hire in Spain.
The first major event worth mentioning is the Feria de Malaga, one of the region’s largest annual occasions. It is also known as Feria de Agosto or August Fair and is a 10-day long party from 13 – 23 August 2012. The historic festival is held mid-August to celebrate the re-conquest of Malaga by Isabella and Ferdinand in 1487 and is a popular attraction for many visitors who wish to experience the colourful festival for themselves. With Malaga car hire visitors will be able to experience and explore every part of the city at their own leisure.
The entire city participates and dresses up in costumes for the Feria de Malaga, which is divided into two parts. The day festival is held in the city centre and visitors can expect traditional Flamenco dancing, Spanish music, open-air concerts, street entertainment, various vendors and even Andalusian horse drawn carriages. The night festival takes place on the fairgrounds, which are situated on the outskirts of Malaga, from around 9:00pm until dawn. The festival is easily accessible by hire car and visitors can enjoy dancing, live music, various fast and exhilarating rides, as well as numerous food and drink stalls to try out. The city’s bullring, located at La Malagueta, also holds bullfights every night for the brave-hearted.
The second major event taking place in Malaga during August is the Nuestra Senora de la Victoria Pilgrimage. In order to remember their patron saint, devotees meet at the Malaga Town Hall from around 11:00 am and then travel on horseback as well as in decorated carriages to the saint’s sanctuary, where Mass is performed accompanied by traditional Malaga folk music and floral offerings.
The third major event visitors with their own car rental can look forward to in Malaga during August is the Ascension of the Virgin Fair, which takes place in mid-August. The fair is accompanied by numerous dance tents and a wonderful wine festival called La Noche del Vino or Night of Wine, which is held every year on August 15th and celebrates the beginning of the grape harvesting season.
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