MIJAS is set to host a summer of fun in its IX edition of Vive Mijas de noche (live Mijas at night.)
Among the activities on offer will be a tapas route in Mijas Pueblo, a handicraft fair, as well as live music and culinary events.
Fuensanta Lima, the town’s Councillor for Tourism, explained, “today we are launching the return of this event which seeks to boost our municipality’s economy in its various areas.”
The various live performances will take place in Plaza Virgen de la Peña in Mijas Pueblo, Parque de la Butibamba in La Cala and Parques Maria Zambrano and Andalucia in Las Lagunas. Ms Limas commented, “we have this year started to host performances in two different parks in Las Lagunas because we hope these talent-filled nights will boost commerce in different areas.”
The events will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Mijas Pueblo, Fridays in Las Lagunas and Wednesdays in La Cala, so “each area has its own day for evening music and leisure activities, which is important for visitors.”
In addition to live music, locals and tourists will be able to enjoy a craft fair in the Plaza Virgen de la Peña every Tuesday and Thursday, where they can visit 20 craft stalls and try typical local fritters.
The musical events, beginning at 9.30pm, will offer flamenco, jazz, pop, ballet and salsa, while on some evenings 35 groups and artists will get involved. In total, 70 performances will take place over the summer.
Ms Lima thanked “all the members of the department for helping these intiatives go ahead, as well as all the artists and talented people of Mijas who will join us on these nights in July and August.” She concluded by encouraging “everyone to enjoy Mijas at night in these unique settings with local artists.”