14th July - IV Travesia a Nado de Estepona
28th July - VI Travesia a nado Bomberos a Torremolinos
10th June - 2nd September - Circuito de 6 pruebas de natación en el mar y embalses, distribuidas en 6 municipios de Granada (6 lakes in Granada, 1500m swim series).
Festivals in Competa
Competa enjoys a variety of annual fiestas and celebrations. There is always something going on, from weekly street markets to local festivals with food, music and dancing.
Please feel free to ask us more about the different celebrations shown below. We are happy to answer your questions about Competa’s fiestas!
March or April Semana Santa (Easter week)
The highlight of the week is the Passion play, where an image of Christ on the cross is carried around the village by the villagers.
Competa Art Walk, March
March, it's time for the Artwalk. An annual tradition when visitors come to Competa for the Easter period. You will see a wide diversity of art in different locations. Artists and craftsmen will be present and happy to talk about their work, inspiration, vision and techniques.
To celebrate this event Chili B&B has commissioned two paintings which you can see displayed at our B&B and shown opposite.
May Dia de la Cruz (Cross of the Mountain)
Villagers make a cross made from flowers and after a few hours of dancing, traditional foods and games, the cross is then taken up to the monument at the Cruz del monte (Cross of the Mountain).
June la Noche de San Juan: the welcoming of summer
This welcoming of summer involves a little of everything you should expect from summertime in Spain, but amplified. In Spain, people are said to live outdoors, so the start of summer is a huge excitement. Everyone is ready to have fun, be with friends and family, and celebrate with food, drinks, and bonfires.
July Feria de Competa (The Competa fair)
Considered one of the most important events in the village, and a must do if you have the chance to be in Competa in late July. There is everything you would expect from a fair, with live performances and dancing and also many cultural events during this time, making it well worth a visit for the whole family.
August 15th Noche del Vino (Night of the wine)
A very popular celebration of wine, Noche del Vino (Night of the Wine), is held each 15th of August. The celebration is a very old traditional party, but was made official in 1975, and is now a perfect opportunity for visitors to get in touch with local traditions and try the famous, locally produced wine. There is a free lunch of Migas (fried breadcrumbs), salad and most importantly a glass of the locally produced muscatel wine for eveyone in the wine square (Plaza Vendemia). There is a medieval market on the various winding streets of Comepta running down to the Plaza Almijara. The party starts in the morning of August 15th with various events and continues into the evening until the early hours of the next morning with music and dance around the village. Seats to the performances in the Plaza Almijara can be bought from the Town Hall (Ayuntamiento). The performances in the wine square are free of charge.
September 7th La noche de las Lumbres (Night of the fires)
The hillsides light up with bonfires to celebrate the night that fires are once again allowed to be lit in the countryside. You may also hear fire works and music in the Plaza Del Carmen just down the road.
September Competa Walking Festival
If you like walking this is the perfect event for you! Competa offers spectacular walks and is well known for its scenic routes and hikes. Join a guided group or choose to explore walks, hikes, and trails on you own.
Swim, Bike and Run Events in the area
13th Jan Sprint Duathlon Cross - Granada
13th Jan Half Marathon - Alhaurín de la Torre
27th Jan 8.3k Run - Marbella
3rd Feb Half Marathon - Torremolinos
17th Feb Trail Run 27k and 21k - Benalmadena
10th March 10k Trail Run – Malaga
11th March 6k Run – Torrox
11th March Duathlon Cross - Casabermeja
11th March 5k Run - Fuengirola
17th March MTB Puerta Alpujarra - Granada
17th March 10k Obstacle Race - Perriana
18th March Half Marathon - Malaga
18th March Desafio Trabuqueño (MBT) - Granada
18th March Gran Premio Polopos (Road Bike) - Granada
10th April 10k Run – Estepona
14th April Sprint Triathlon – Almunecar
10th April 10k Trail Run – Mijas
15th April 7k Run – Canillas de Aceituno
15th April Rincon de la Victoria Bike race
22nd April Sprint, Olympic, Half Triathlon – Torre del Mar
28th April Half Marathon - Granada
29th April Sprint Triathlon – Granada University
29th April Super Sprint, Sprint, Olympic Triathlon – Seville
29th April Half IRONMAN Triathlon – Marbella
29th April 7k Run - Sayalonga
6th May 7k Run - Alfanarte
12th May Cross Triathlon – Granada
13th May Sprint Triathlon – Benalmadena
20th May Sprint Triathlon – Marbella
20th May Half Triathlon – Ardales
26th May Pirineo Bike Race – 125K
27th May Aquathlon – Malaga
27th May 7k Run - Algarobbo
2nd June Indominable Bike Race 146k / 197 Almeria
3rd June Sprint, Half Triathlon – Malaga
10th June Sprint, Olympic Triathlon – Almeria
10th June 1.5k/60k/12k Triathlon – Salobrena to Capileira
16th June Sprint Triathlon - Granada
17th June Olympic, Half Triathlon - Ronda
7th July Aquathlon - Malaga
8th July Aquathlon - Malaga
29th July Aquathlon - Malaga
5th August Aquathlon – Marbella
12th August Cross Triathlon – Granada
19th August Sprint Triathlon – Estepona
La Vuelta, Spain - 25th August to 16th September
2nd Sept Cross Triathlon – Almunecar
8th Sept Sprint Triathlon – Rincon de la Victoria
15th Sept Bike – Swim – Run – Cadiz, Doñana
16th Sept Olympic Triathlon – Granada
30th Sept Olympic Triathlon – Granada
30th Sept 8k Run - Archez
7th Oct Sprint Triathlon – Torremolinos
7th Oct 10k Run - Nerja
20th - 2st MTB El Desafío del Buda - Velez Malaga
21st Oct Duathlon Cross – Periana
27th Oct Super Sprint, Sprint, Olympic Triathlon - Seville
1st Nov Half Marathon - Nerja
4th Nov Half Marathon - Motril
11th Nov Cross Duathlon – Malaga
25th Nov Duathlon - Malaga
2nd Dec Duathlon – Malaga
8th Dec 5km run - Malaga
9th Dec Marathon - Malaga
16h Dec Pavo Bike Race - Competa
30th Dec San Silvestre 8.5k Run and children's races - Competa
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