Noche del Vino (Night of the wine) in Competa
A very popular celebration of wine, Noche del Vino (Night of the
Wine), is held each 15th of August. The celebration is a very old traditional
party, but was made official in 1975, and is now a perfect opportunity for
visitors to get in touch with local traditions and try the famous, locally produced
wine. There is a free lunch of Migas (fried breadcrumbs), salad and most
importantly a glass of the locally produced muscatel wine for eveyone in the
wine square (Plaza Vendemia). There is a medieval market on the various winding
streets of Comepta running down to the Plaza Almijara. The party starts in the
morning of August 15th with various events and continues into the evening until
the early hours of the next morning with music and dance around the village.
Seats to the performances in the Plaza Almijara can be bought from the Town
Hall (Ayuntamiento). The performances in the wine square are free of charge
Feria de Competa (The Competa fair) in July
Considered one of the most important events in the village, and a must do if you have the chance to be in Competa in late July. There is everything you would expect from a fair, with live performances and dancing and also many cultural events during this time or why not join the foam party, making it well worth a visit for the whole family.
Virgen del Carmen15-16 July. Celebrated in towns along Andalucia’s coast. The Virgen del Carmen is the patron saint of fishermen. The statue is taken from her church in a procession through the streets of her town, and then goes around the harbour to bless the fishing boats.
Art walk Competa
Every year at Easter artists a exhibiting their works all over the village of Competa.
Over 4 days, 20, 21, 23 and 24 April 2019 you get to see a wide variety of art in different locations in this historic town. The artists will be delighted to meet you, and talk about their work, inspiration, vision, and techniques.
This art walk is growing every year, and it’s an event many people look forward to. Some of the participating artists live in or near the village, while others fly in especially to take part in this art event. 37 artists, from more then 10 different countries, are participating in the 11th Art Walk.
There is really so much to see and to experience! Paintings, drawings, textile art, ceramic art, bronze and glass sculptures, turned wood and silver jewellery will be on show.
Not to mention Cómpeta itself - a special kind of town. Perched high in the foothills of the Sierra Almijara, this traditional ‘pueblo blanco’ combines stunning sea & mountain views, winding streets, a broad variety of excellent cuisine and an adorable community. Come spend a few days with us, and discover all that Cómpeta has to offer.
This year, there will be another creative workshop for children, hosted by a selection of the artists, with the works to be shown at various locations.
If you are looking for high quality arts & crafts & a fantastic atmosphere, the Cómpeta Artwalk is THE place to be!More information on www.artcompeta.com.
Easter Processions during Holy Week all along the coast and in the mountain villages
Holy Week or Semana Santa in Andalucia is an event that transforms towns and cities across this region. Processions of elaborately decorated floats with Jesus and Mary statues, groups of pointy-hood wearing Nazarenos (penitents), and brass bands, walk slowly through the streets, from their parish church to the cathedral and back. It is an amazing experience, and a great time to come to Andalucia if you want to experience some deeply-held traditions that have less to do with religion than with social groupings and rituals. All along the coast and in the small mountain villages you can see these traditional processions during the entire Holy Week.Initial content
The Three Cultures Festival of Frigiliana in August
Frigiliana’s three cultures festival (las tres culturas) is an event that engulfs the village each year, celebrating the cultures that have inhabited the region over the centuries and that have left their mark in so much of what you see in this part of Spain today.
At the end of August each year since 2006 thousands of people have descended on this pretty, white walled village in an open air festival encompassing, food, music and traditions reflecting different aspects of what the Christian, Arabic and Sephardic cultures have brought to the village. Restaurants create special menus for the event, musicians playing exotic music roam the streets and costumed street theatre performers put on shows to entertain the masses. The normally sleepy streets of Frigiliana come alive with a buzz of activity.
Markets in the area
Torrox Costa, Marbella, San Enrique, Taraguilla
Tuesday: Nerja, Salobrena, Antequera, Fuengirola, Puerto Banus, Trapiche
Wednesday: Algorrobo Costa, Rincon de la Victoria, Estepona, Alhaurin de la
Torre, La Cala de Mijas, Malaga (Avda Juan XXIII)
Thursday: Frigiliana, Torre del Mar, Torremolinos, Velez-Malaga, San Pedro de
Alcantara, Alhaurin el Grande, San Roque, Calahonda, Torreguardiaro, Puente
Mayorga, Malaga (Cruz de Humilladero)
Friday: Almunecar, Benalmadena, La Herradura, Manilva, La Cala del Moral
(Rincon de la Victoria)
Saturday: Competa, La Caleta de Velez, Torrox Costa, Puerto Banus, Coin, Malaga
(El Palo), Nueva Andalucia, Algarrobo Costa (Ecological Market, 1st Saturday
Sunday: Fuengirola (Flea Market), Malaga (Flea Market), Nerja (Car Boot),
Alhaurin El Grande (fortnightly Car Boot), Cartama, Benagalbon, Pizarra, (Car
Boot), San Roque, Sotogrande Port, Sabanillas (Flea Market), Ronda