St Anton
When: January 16th and 17th
It is one of the most traditional festivals (documented in the XVII century) held in Maro. According to tradition, animal owners in honor of San Antón lit bonfires and lights at noon to protect them throughout the year, otherwise they would get sick or die. The Feast of San Antón begins on the 16th with the typical bonfires that take place in the street, at the gates of the houses, and around. Villagers meet to taste the products of the area. The fires begin at about 7 pm, after the village band passes. About an hour later the largest fire is burned, in the town square, and the prizes of the festival are given. Then there are performances late into the night.

Carnivals
When: February
There is a great predilection in Nerja for the carnival, when the whole town participates with the highlight being the amount and variety of costumes . King Momo and the Nymphs are chosen and this is an even more significant day. It is 3 days of celebration full of laughter and colour in which people show great imagination, making their costumes and composing the fun chirigotas which willl later be entered in a contest

Easter Week
When : March or April. Consult dates
In Nerja and Maro Easter is celebrated with austerity and respect, with processions in which the brotherhoods participate showing their great respect and devotion.

May Crosses
When: May 3rd
This celebration dates back to 1878. It used to consist of the songs that the waiters of the village offered to the housegirls on April 30th from twelve at night so the saying of "throw the Mays" to the girls. From 12 at night as the saying goes "throw the Mays" at the girls.
Las Cruces de Mayos, May crosses early this month, has a long tradition in Nerja that has over time changed, and what was once a gallantry among young people today has become a popular party. This day floral monuments are exhibited in the village, richly adorned and they serve to beautify the altars which are located in different streets. They are mounted around 30 crosses. There is much singing and dance and the products typical to the area are consumed.
Each altar offers visitors typical cuisine exclusive to this day, with cane honey being the principal ingredient. All these dishes are flavoured with the rich cane honey, the nisperos, the sweet potatoes, cod and parsley pancakes, popcorn, and the main dish of this day is the cane honey heated in a slow heat and kneaded later.

Romería de San Isidro
When: May 15
A pilgrimages is made to the hermitage of San Isidro and at every stop people eat, drink, dance and sing Sevillanas. After leaving the saint in his hermitage, people continue to feast until the late hours of the night.

St. John's Night
When: June 23rd-24th
The 'sanjuaneo' (the eve of St. John, 24th June) It is held as a family festival that has been celebrated since the 18th century. It is a celebration closely linked to the sea, the burning of the 'júas, (straw dolls) and the ritual of diving into 9 waves after jumping fire is performed on the beaches of Burriana, La Torrecilla and Playazo.
Families go to the beach to celebrate the arrival of summer. Today there is a gigantic party for visitors and tourists in Burriana. At twelve o'clock at night the popular "juas" are burned and the young men jump the embers and bathe in the sea, asking for three wishes. In the past it was forbidden to bathe before this date as that was when the bathing season began. Barbecue and beach day, to be enjoyed with the traditional sardines on skewers and the confectionery specialty of the "St. John's Cakes".

Virgen del Carmen Day
When: July 16
Nerja as a village on the shores of the sea and of marine origins, celebrates the feast of the Virgin of Carmen, patron saint of the seamen.
The festival begins with a floral offering, the afternoon before. The next day it begins with a gigantic popular moraga accompanied by folklore.
In the afternoon, after mass, the Virgen del Carmen is processed in a boat, in which it travels the waters of Nerja in the company of numerous boats, in one of which, when daylight loses intensity, a castle of fireworks is made that ilumi nan the gloom of the sea.

Nerja Cave Festival
When: July
The inauguration took place on Sunday, June 12, 1,960, with what would later be the 1st International Festival of the Cave of Nerja. The resonance of this act, which opened a new cultural stage on the Costa del Sol was international, as by
the first time in the history of dance, a classical ballet work was performed inside the grotto.

Tourist Day
When: September
Since the 60s, and following the discovery of the caves, the municipality is held to celebrate Tourist Day. All events such as the delivery of flowers, typical food, drinks from the area, popular dances, and so on, are held on the Balcony of Europe promenade.
In this way the village dedicates a day to all visitors.

Fair of Our Lady of Wonders
When: September
The fair of Our Lady of Wonders is held in Maro around 8 September, that day is celebrated a Mass in Honor of the Patron Saint and then the Virgin is carried through the streets of the town in procession accompanied by a thunderous 'coheteá' paid for by the villagers based on their economic situation. Popular music and moragas are the centerpiece of this festival, which has its origins in the sixteenth century.

Feasts of Saint Michael the Archangel and the Virgin of Angustias
When: October
The main festivities in honour of St. Michael the Archangel and the Virgin of The Angustias, instituted in 1804, are held from 8 to 12 October, during which time many people from the nearby villages come. After the night procession of the patron saints there are all kinds of activities that range from a flamenco singing festival to sports competitions, to verbenas and musical performances of all kinds.

New Years Eve
When: December 31st
The vast majority of young people and those not so young gather on the Balcon de Europa. The town hall supplies cava and lucky grapes to all those attending . There are musical performances and fireworks.