Every year on July 16, an impressive procession is held in honor of the patron saint of fishermen (Virgen del Carmen). The figure of the Virgin del Carmen is carried in procession from a ship and then out to sea. Thousands of spectators watch. Rincon de la Victoria beach turns into a sea of people. Rincon de la Victoria celebrates a lot as an Andalusian city. There are many folkloric and cultural activities throughout the year. Most of them have been organized by the town hall, but various groups and associations have regained old customs. Holy Week, Exaltacion de la Mantilla, Eleccion de Novios de la Axarquia, Festival Flamenco Pena EI Piyayo. Benagalbon celebrates a fair, the Feria de Invierno on February 2nd, Maria's cleaning. A move in which the neighbors throw peanuts at the Jungfrau from the balcony. In the second week of July, the Feria and Fiestas Marineras Puerta de la Axarquia are celebrated, where all three residential areas on the coast celebrate an incredible festival together. All day long and at night there is a party by the sea. The regattas in Jabegas and Chalanas will also take place during the Feria. The most important points in the Feria are the sea trains of the Virgen del Carmen in Rincon de la Victoria and Cala del Moral, the virgin is brought on the train in the sea. The summer ends, and on the first Saturday of September the Noche dei Fuego takes place. That night will be 7000kg. Gunpowder burned. Carnival is not very traditional in the community. But these festivals are becoming more popular as a result of the events organized by the town hall. We could not end without talking about the Pandas de Verdiales in Benagalbon and Rincon de la Victoria. They liven up every public festivity all year round. Pastorales regain ancient traditions. Gastronomy The hallmark of gastronomy in Rincon de la Victoria is simplicity. There is mostly Pescadito Frito, especially anchovy from Victoria. The espetos with sardines, ajoblanco and gazpacho are also indications of real gastronomy in the Mediterranean. Eating on the coast is easy, with fresh fish, seafarer-style rice and the Migas inland. Lomoen Manteca, the kid, are fabulous dishes that can be drunk with a good Moclinejo wine. Typical for dessert in this area are muscatel, avogato, early figs and sweet figs.
It is the main holiday of Rincon de la Victoria that always coincides with the Festival del Virgen del Carmen. As with the other three, the traditional is mixed with the most modern in terms of culture, leisure and gastronomy.
The Feria de Rincon de la Victoria always takes place in mid-July (2019: from July 12th to 16th) at the Plaza Al-Andalus (day holiday) and in the Park Huerta Julián (night holiday). There are always live concerts parallel to the night holiday.
At the beginning of July the beer festival always takes place on the "Plaza Andalucia". The festival offers a wide selection of 35 different beers, offered by 8 brewers, most of whom come from the province of Malaga. There are also around twenty stands with international cuisine and handicrafts, as well as live concerts. Around 5,000 people come and around 2,500 liters of craft beer flow during the festival days. The event is a commitment to the craft beer sector, which contributes to a kind of booming gastronomic tourism.
Every year on July 16, an impressive procession is held in honor of the patron saint of fishermen (Virgen del Carmen). The figure of the Virgin Carmen is carried in procession from a ship and then out to sea. Thousands of spectators watch. Rincon beach turns into a sea of people.
As the official introduction to summer, the Tapasferia in Rincon always takes place in early June. 12 bars are located on a 1,000 square meter site on the beach, in front of the tourist office. You can try more than forty specialties. Each bar offers at least 6 different tapas for 2 euros, including a drink. There is also the possibility to exchange two drinks for 2 euros or two tapas for 3 euros. The opening times are from 12:00 to 17:00 and from 20:00 to 01:00.
The festival offers a race with colored powder and foam, live music performances and food truck. The huge event, in which more than 2,000 people take part, offers up to 15 live music performances including flamenco, reggaeton and commercial electronics. Tickets cost between € 12 and € 15. Rincon residents receive a special price.