Feria de Estepona 2024 – full of surprises

June 23, 2024

This year the Feria de Estepona is full of surprises! A lot of them involve horses – there will be horses and horse-driven carriages in the fairgrounds most of the days, as well as a competition of horse harnessing. There will be also a big-heads parade, fireworks by the beach, lots of music and dance during these days that celebrate Estepona. All this, plus the beauty of the garden city of the Costa del Sol, ensure these will be beautiful days. Let’s dive into the festivities and discover what more makes the Feria de Estepona an event not to be missed!

Feria de Estepona 2024 - Poster

Estepona’s Town Hall has recently published the program of the Feria y Fiestas Mayores de Estepona, in Spanish. And they did a beautiful program! You’ll find below the translation and the locations of the main events, as well as pages from the original program. Don’t forget to bookmark this page so you can access it easily on the days of the Feria 😉 Clicking on the topics and dates you are interested in the table of contents takes you directly to that spot of the post. 😉

Directions to the Fairgrounds

Most of the Feria de Estepona will happen in the fairgrounds (Recinto Ferial), shown below:

The program of the Feria de Estepona includes a map of the fairgrounds, with the location of the main components of the fair. I don’t think the digital version of the map is very legible, though; but it does show clearly the location of the Municipal Booth (Caseta Municipal, the large yellow rectangle), which is where most of the attractions described in the program will take place, as well as the entrance to the Recinto Ferial, with a red arrow on the lower part of the image.

Program of the Feria de Estepona 2024

Tuesday, July 2

Feria de Estepona 2024 - July 2

08:00 pm – Parade of giants and big-heads through the city center
With the percursion group “bloco eleguá”, winner of percumon 2024, announcin the beginning of the Estepona Fair
Departing from the Victor de la Serna school.

09:30 pm – Reading of the Inaugural Speech (pregón) of the Feria de Estepona
by Carlos Sobera on Avenida de España with Avenida Juan Carlos I.
With performance by Esperanza Soria.

Above: European Union roundabout, where Avenida de España and Avenida Juan Carlos I meet.

10:30 pm – Fireworks show on La Rada Beach.

11:00 pm – Inauguration of the fair illuminattion
by authorities, accompanied by the Estepona Municipal Band.

Midnight – Performance by the Metrópolis Orchestra at the Municipal Booth.

To reduce hearing exposure during the fair, people with extreme sensitivity to loud sounds will be able to pick up hearing protectors at the Civil Protection booth, at the entrance of the fairgrounds.

Wednesday, July 3 – Kids Day

Feria de Estepona 2024 - July 3

All events below will happen in the Municipal Booth, in the fairgrounds:

03:00 pm – Fried Egg Day (free with drink) and Performance by Gloria Bendita Group
From 06:00 pm to 08:00 pm – Happy Hour
07:00 pm – Children’s party “los narizotas” from the Mr. Pollo Circus

09:00 pm – Dance Performances
by the Dance School Group of the culture delegation led by Lourdes Barrientos and the Dance Academy by Lourdes Bazán, director of the EFA headquarters of Andalusia.

10:00 pm – Performance by Metrópolis Orchestra
Midnight – Performance by King África
01:30 am – Performance by Metrópolis Orchestra

On July 3rd – Kids Day – attractions will have 50% discount

Thursday, July 4

Feria de Estepona 2024 - July 4

All events below will happen in the Municipal Booth, in the fairgrounds:

03:00 pm – Performance by Gloria Bendita Group

From 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm – Happy Hour
Free horse-drawn carriage ride with a stop in front of the Municipal Booth

07:00 pm – Senior Snack
with the collaboration of the Obrador-Pastelería Los Remedios.
Livens up: Mónica Peña Academy

08:00 pm – Performance “It’s called Copla” by José Ortíz
10:00 pm – Performance by Metrópolis Orchestra
Midnight – Performance by David Barrull
01:30 am – Performance by Metrópolis Orchestra

Friday, July 5

Feria de Estepona 2024 - July 5

From noon to 8:00 pm: “Horse Ride” in the Fairgrounds
(access and exit for horse riders, North zone).

All events below will happen in the Municipal Booth, in the fairgrounds:

03:00 pm – Performance by Gloria Bendita Group
05:00 pm – Performance by Antonio Baraka and Ana Soto

From 06:00 pm to 08:00 pm – Happy hour
Free horse-drawn carriage ride with a stop in front of the Municipal Booth.

09:00 pm – Performance by Group José & Cía
10:00 pm – Performance by Metrópolis Orchestra
Midnight – Performance by Miguel Campello
01:30 am – Performance by Metrópolis Orchestra

It is recommended to go dressed in Andalusian style and with a decorated horse to highlight the Fair and Major Festivals.

What, dear reader, you didn’t bring your horse to Spain with you?!? 😛

Saturday, July 6

Feria de Estepona 2024 - July 6

From noon to 8:00 pm: “Horse Ride” in the Fairgrounds

All events below will happen in the Municipal Booth, in the fairgrounds:

03:00 pm – Performance by Gloria Bendita Group
05:00 pm – Performance by Antonio Baraka and Ana Soto

From 06:00 pm to 08:00 pm – Free horse-drawn carriage ride with a stop in front of the Municipal Booth.

09:00 pm – Performance by Ana Cabello
10:00 pm – Performance by Metrópolis Orchestra
Midnight – Performance by Merche
01:30 am – Performance by The Rodes Sisters
02:30 am – Performance by Metrópolis Orchestra

Sunday, July 7

Feria de Estepona 2024 - July 7

From noon to 8:00 pmHorse Ride at the Fairgrounds.

01:00 pm – VII Andalusian Harnessing Competition on the “Paseo de Caballos”. (See info below about prizes and categories!)

All events below will happen in the Municipal Booth, in the fairgrounds (except the bullfight):

02:00 pm – Performance by Sólo Flamenco Academy by Ana Guerrero
03:00 pmPaella Day (free with the drink). Performance by the Gloria Bendita Group

05:00 pm – Performance by the Dance Group of the Culture Delegation directed by Mariví Rodríguez, and by the Modern Dance Group, with Claudia Ramírez “La Marivilla”.

06:00 pm – Performance of “El Taller del Arte”, directed by José Franco and Inmaculada Carmona.
From 06:00 pm. to 08:00 pm – Happy Hour
07:00 pm – Performance by “La Milana” Dance Studio

08:00 pm – Bullfight “Fair and Major Festivals 2024”.
Morante, Castella and Roca Rey.
Performance by the Estepona Dance Therapy “=ES” Workshop Group, directed by Inmaculada Chacón.
At the Bullring (see poster below for info on how to buy tickets)

09:00 pm – Performance by the Dance Group of the Culture Delegation, directed by Eva Alarcón.
10:00 pm – Performance by Laura and Sara Perea Dance Group.
11:00 pm – Performance by the Dance Center, directed by Antonio Trujillo.
Midnight – Performance by Metrópolis Orchestra.

Feria de Estepona 2024 - Plaza de Toros
Feria de Estepona 2024 - Horse harnessing

Conclusion

Even though the program focuses particularly on the events happening in the Municipal Booth, the Feria de Estepona is much more than that. We can count on funfairs and many more lively booths with their own sets of activities. On top of that, if you love horses, the Feria de Estepona is the place to be at the beginning of July; and if you have kids, I’m sure this will be a unique event for them: funfairs + horses… what else can they ask for?! Well, candies, of course, and I’m sure there will be plenty.

Whether you’re a local or a visitor, the fairgrounds will be alive with the spirit of Estepona, offering a blend of tradition and modern entertainment. Remember to check the schedule regularly and make the most of your time at the Feria. Enjoy the festivities and let the magic of Estepona’s largest fair bring joy and unforgettable memories!

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