Manilva Foreign Residents programme of events

Manilva Foreign Residents programme of events


Dean and PaquiManilva Town Hall’s Foreign Residents Department, headed by Dean Shelton, launched its 2016/2017 programme of events and activities recently at a presentation held at the Castle in Castillo de la Duquesa recently.

Following a brief presentation by members of the local government, the evening continued with performances by the Eva Cabrera Flamenco School, and Mitch Jansen along with a giant paella.

Listed below is the programme of events and activities with the usual caveats of ‘subject to alterations and additions’ etc., you know the drill…



Saturday 8

Trip to the Alioli Beer Festival in Estacion Jimera del Libar. A great day of beer and live music. Tickets 10 euros per person (transport only).

Thursday 13

Face to Face – Next meeting at Bodegon Andaluz in Manilva.

Wednesday 19

Promote your business, meet new clients and find out how you can collaborate with other businesses. Networking event at the Manilva Wine Centre from 6.30 pm to 8 pm.
Price 5 euros includes refreshments.
In collaboration with Shaw Network Marketing, for more information contact

Saturday 22

Introduction to Manilva wines with wine tasting and guided tour of the Manilva wine centre and museum.
Duration 2.5 hours – price 15 euros per person

Friday 28

Spanish Cookery Course by the Estepona School of Hotel and Catering. Price to be confirmed.

Monday 31

Halloween Party Organised by Manilva’s Culture, Foreign Residents and Fiestas departments. Venue to be confirmed.


Friday 4

Manilva Coffee Morning IV Anniversary

The weekly coffee morning bringing together English and Spanish speakers for conversational exchange and coffee celebrates its fourth year at Kinsale Bar and Bistro from 11 am.

Saturday 5

III Manilva Wedding Fair
Everything for brides and grooms to be at the sports hall in Sabinillas.
Organised in collaboration with Pure Life the fair begins at 11 am. Entry is free.

Sunday 13

Grand Christmas Arts & Crafts Fair and Fashion Show

Dozens of stalls selling a wide range of arts and crafts, an ideal opportunity to pick up something special for Christmas. Also a fashion extravaganza. Organised in collaboration with the Duquesa Charitable Society of St George.

Saturday 19

Day of Fellowship with Casares Foreign Residents

With guided visits of Casares, lunch and live entertainment. Price to be confirmed.
In collaboration with Casares Town Hall.


Tuesday 6 to Sunday 11

Christmas themed market in Plaza Vicente Espinel, Sabinillas from 5 pm.

Friday 9

Trip to Malaga

Cultural visit, shopping and tour of the Christmas lights.
20 euros per person.

Monday 26

Boxing Day Charity Swim

Brave the cold sea in aid of local causes. Meet at the statue on the promenade in Sabinillas at 12 noon.
Sponsor forms available from the beginning of December.
In collaboration with Ian Ewing, the Saint George Charity, The Resident newspaper and Castle Radio FM.



Saturday 14

Wine Museum and Barbecue
Guided tour of the Manilva Wine Centre and Museum followed by a barbecue in the Peñoncillo vineyard.
Price 30 euros per person

Saturday 28

Wine and Cheese Course in Casares

Learn how to make the famous goats cheese of Casares.
Price 35 euros per person, includes lunch.


Thursday 23

A Night at the Movies and Musicals
Enjoy some of the Coast’s finest musicians performing music from the movies and musicals at Restaurante El Molino.
Price of 20 euros per person includes tapas, first drink and show.
In collaboration with St George Charity and Tony Gates

Tuesday 28

Andalucia Day celebration dinner and flamenco show

At the El Molino Restaurant in Sabinillas.
Price 20 euros includes welcome drink, dinner and show.


Saturday 4

Day of Fellowship with Casares Foreign Residents

With guided visits of Manilva, lunch and live entertainment. Price to be confirmed.
In collaboration with Casares Town Hall.

Friday 17

Saint Patrick’s Day celebration in Duquesa Port from 5 pm.

Saturday 25

Trip to Vejer, Bolonia and Tarifa

·30 euros per head includes transport, lunch and guided tour.


Friday 7 to Saturday 8

Trip to Granada and the Alhambra

100 euros includes transport, accommodation and entrance to the Alhambra.

Saturday 22

Hike from Benaojan to Estacion de Jimera de Libar

25 euros includes breakfast, ramble, lunch and live entertainment.

Sunday 23

Saint George’s Day

Evening Black Tie Gala Dinner in collaboration with Duquesa Charitable Society of St George.

Friday 28 to Sunday 30

IV Sabinillas Scooter Rally

Live music, themed market, scooter rally, DJs and much more.
Sabinillas promenade.
Organised in collaboration with The Sabinillas Scooter Crew


Saturday 6

Trip to the Jerez Feria
Price 30 euros includes transport and lunch

Saturday 13 to Sunday 14

XI Manilva International Festival
Representatives from Manilva’s cosmopolitan community gathers to share their traditions, culture, cuisine and music.

Saturday 27

International Family Day in  Plaza Miramar, Castillo.
Fairground attractions, kids’ entertainment, bouncy castle, etc.

Wednesday 31 until June 4

Trip to Logroño, Vitoria, Alava and La Rioja
Price 450 euros includes transport, tour guide, full board accommodation, train to Madrid and visit to winery in La Rioja.


Friday 16

Welcome to the Summer Party

Barbecue on the beach in Sabinillas. Price to be confirmed

Friday 23

Noche de San Juan on the beach in Sabinillas
Music, bonfire and fireworks

Saturday 24

Gay Pride Manilva 2017

Daytime events in Villa Matilde Park followed by evening in Duquesa Port in collaboration with Mirror Mirror Bar.


Saturday 1 and Sunday 2

Beer Festival in Duquesa Port, beer and live music.
Organised in collaboration with Leisure Lounge

Friday 7 to Sunday 9

Gastronomic Fair by the Sea in Sabinillas
In collaboration with Acedo Torregrosa Communication

Tuesday 18 to Tuesday 25

Medieval Market in and around the Castle

Friday 21 to Sunday 23

Darts Championship
Rambla de Mediterraneo, Duquesa Port
In collaboration with Leisure Lounge

Sunday 16

Virgen del Carmen

Celebrating the patron saint of fishermen and sailors.

Wednesday 26

Verbena Santa Ana

Celebrating Manilva’s Patron Saint


Tuesday 1 to Sunday 6

Medieval Market in Sabinillas

Sunday 13

Bobby Moore Golf Day
Organised by David Hewitt

Friday 25

Verbena de San Luis
Celebrating the patron saint of Sabinillas

Sunday 27

Bed Race in Duquesa Port (date to be confirmed)


Friday 1 to Sunday 3

Vendimia Grape Harvest Festival in Manilva

Saturday 9

End of Summer Bash

Opposite Fathoms Bar
Eleven hours of live music.
In collaboration with the Saint George Charity and Fathoms Bar

Friday 29 to October 1

I Manilva International Film Festival 2017


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.