AS Malaga carnival celebrates its 35th anniversary, Estepona is in for a weekend of fun and festivities with the carnival coming to town.
Officially taking place over the weekend of February 7 and 8, initial celebrations begin on Friday at 5pm at the Centro de Participacion Activa de Mayores de Estepona.
Saturday February 7
11.30am: Parque del Calvario – children’s fancy dress contest and party.
12pm: Parque del Calvario – gastronomy day ‘La Balcala’ organized by Estepona’s ‘Tipo Tipo’ offering free mini cod tortillas and a music show from Chirigotas and Comparsas.
8.30pm: Mercado de Abastos – an address from Sergio Bazan Pena followed by performances from comedy troupes of Algeciras, Marbella and Estepona.
This will end with the fancy dress competition and the young carnival Queen and King will be announced.
Sunday February 8
10pm: surprise performances in the streets of Estepona.
5pm: the ‘Cabalgata del Carnaval’ to process around the town starting and finishing at the Botanic Park.
7pm: the ‘Entierro de la sardina’ after the procession, a parade towards the beach will lead to the final event of the festivities.
All the celebrations are free of charge and dressing up is encouraged!