Málaga Fair: Background
Every summer, in mid-August, the city of Málaga organises its traditional fair, commemorating Málaga’s annexation to the Kingdom of Castile and the arrival of the Catholic Queen and King on 19 August 1487.
In 1491, joining the religious celebrations hosted by the Cathedral Chapter, the Municipal Council organised a popular festival to be held on 15 August. In 1887, marking the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the Catholic Queen and King in Málaga, the fair reached a new level of magnificence and popularity.
Today, Málaga’s August Fair is the most important summer event in town – an international, cosmopolitan affair showing the character of Malagueños to the world.