The festivals of Torrox

Torrox is a coastal town in the province of Malaga. Its location is precisely why it is one of the most famous tourist destinations in Andalusia and Spain, offering days filled with sun and beach as well as a wide variety of cultural and leisure activities.

Every year Torrox is visited by a large number of tourists wanting good times surrounded by friends and / or relatives, but end up going home with a much bigger social network, due to the festivals celebrated in Torrox, where a great bond amongst everyone is made.

What festivals are celebrated in the town of Torrox?

One of the most popular festivitals in Torrox is the Festival of Migas (croutons). It takes place on the 16th and 17th of December, two days in which many foreigners and locals congregate in the town’s Plaza de la Constitution. Recreational and cultural activities such as the Verdiales (flamenco) or Parades are typically held. However, the highlight of the festival is the elaboration of the famous “Migas” (croutons) of Torrox, which can be sampled by all locals and tourists who attend. It is a festival that dates back to 1981 and has been declared an interest of National Tourism.

In October you can attend the Torrox Fair. It is a great time to enjoy the lighted streets and to dance and eat nonstop with family and friends. The most spectacular event being  the transfer of the patrons, Nuestra Senyora de las Nieves and San Roque, alongside a fireworks display that stretches from the church to the shrine.

In September Torrox hosts two festivals. Day of the Candelarias where you can find many bonfires where you can eat, drink, sing and dance around them.The other is the Tourist Festival dedicated to the production and distribution of croutons on the beach of Ferrara. Sardines, arriera Salad and tinto de verano are also given out. At night, there are fireworks and musical performances.

August 15 is when the August Fair or El Morche begins. It is characterized its sea procession, fishing contests, musical performances and fair rides, among other leisure activities.

June hosts the pilgrimage of San Antonio which takes place over three days alongside the festival in the neighborhood of Nuestra Señora de las Nieves. And in May the festival of Las Cruces is held, with the assembly of altars for the exaltation of the Holy Cross as well as a food market.