The Malaga Fair eis one of the most important national festive events. It takes place in this Andalusian city mid month of August (the last edition was celebrated between the 13th and 20th of August) and visitors for all over Spain and the world attend. Its origins lie in the commemoration of the integration of the city to the Crown of Castille in the year 1487. Nowadays it is renowned for its recreational nature:it is a must for youngsters, who find in the Malaga Fair a unique way to have fun and fraternise. Recreational activities for older adults also take place.
The starting signal to the Malaga Fair is the so called announcement (pregón), which kick-starts a festival which will be a whole week of endless fun. The leaders of the city choose an important local character to explain to their fellow citizens their views on the Malaga Fair and their experience. In past events personalities as distinguished as actors Antonio Banderas and Antonio de la Torre, television presenter María Teresa Campos, or singers Pablo Alborán, Pasión Vega and Vanesa Martín have made the opening announcement of this celebration.