Nerja Festivals

Carnival
A month without a fiesta or a procession is a very long month indeed in Nerja, starting with Three Kings in January, Carnival in February, Semana Santa at Easter, San Isidro in May, San Juan at midsummer in June, Virgen del Carmen in July, Feria week in October and then Christmas Eve and New Years Eve fiestas on the Balcon.

Below is our guide to each of the festivals, in month order starting in January. Please note, where dates for this years festival have not been announced, last years dates will still be shown and will be updated when the dates have been finalised.


Three Kings Parade – Cabalgata Los Reyes – Nerja
05-01-2018

5th January – The Three Kings procession sets off at 5pm from Parque Verano Azul on the west side of Nerja (next to the Supersol) and parades through the streets of the town, throwing sweets to... More Information »
Three Kings Parade – Cabalgata Los Reyes – Nerja
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Maro San Antón Festival
16-1-2018 to 17-1-2018

Maro’s annual San Antón festival is held every year in January. The fiesta is one of the oldest held in the town, having its origins in the 17th Century, where owners of livestock would honour... More Information »

Nerja Carnival 2018
8-02-2018 to 11-02-2018

Nerja Carnival takes place every year in the week before the start of Lent, which itself is the run up to Easter. The finalé of the Carnival is the ‘Entierro Del Bogueron’ or the Burial... More Information »
Nerja Carnival 2018
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Nerja Semana Santa – Easter – 2018 Events
23-3-2018 to 1-4-2018

Semana Santa, or Holy Week, is marked by a series of processions around the town by the different religious brotherhoods, where funereal music, slow drum beats and incense set the mood, whilst dozens... More Information »

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San Isidro Festival Nerja 2018
15-05-2018

On 15th May every year the festival of San Isidro takes place in Nerja. This is probably the most popular day of the year for most Nerjeños, when the whole town seems to decamp to the park... More Information »
San Isidro Festival Nerja 2018
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Dia de la Cruz in Nerja 2018
03-05-2018

The Day of the Cross is said to have begun back in 1878. Traditionally the young men of Nerja and surrounding villages would sing to the marriable girls after midnight on April 30th. This tradition... More Information »
Dia de la Cruz in Nerja 2018

San Juan Festival in Nerja 2018
23-06-2018

El Noche de San Juan in Nerja takes place on the night of June 23rd each year, and continues until the morning of the 24th. The summer solstice has been the focus for festivals for thousands of years... More Information »
San Juan Festival in Nerja 2018
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Frigiliana Feria 2015
12-06-2015 to 17-06-2015

Frigiliana’s Feria is held every year on the 13th of June in honour of their patron saint San Antonio de Padua. The feria lasts for five days and the start is signalled by rockets and a... More Information »
Frigiliana Feria 2015

Festival Virgen Del Carmen Nerja 2018
16-07-2018

On 16th July Nerja celebrates the day of the Virgen Del Carmen, the patron saint of fishermen and sailors.  The festival beings with a floral offering on the night of the 15th, followed by music... More Information »
Festival Virgen Del Carmen Nerja 2018

The Three Cultures Festival in Frigiliana
24-08-2017 to 27-08-2017

Since 2006 the Three Cultures Festival has been the highlight of Frigiliana’s year and takes place at the end of August. The old part of this pretty whitewashed village is acknowledged to be... More Information »
The Three Cultures Festival in Frigiliana
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Chestnut and Sweet Potato Fiesta – Maroween 2014
31-10-2014 to 02-11-2014

This year’s Chestnut and Sweet Potato Fiesta, also known as Maroween, will take place as usual on October the 31st, Halloween night. For the first time, this year’s festival will last for... More Information »
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