Neighbourhoods Celebrations
March - December

In February, Carchuna celebrates some fun Carnivals that fill the town square with costumes for an entire afternoon. Face painting, balloon twisting and fun activities keep the little ones entertained. The residents of the Llano collaborate in the organization of one of the funniest activities of the winter. In  Calahonda, Carnival takes on special importance. During the first day, a parade and a costume parade flood. A chocolate with fritters, balloon twisting and various recreational activities delight children. The time for the elderly arrives on the second day with the installation of a bar where you can enjoy the typical tapas of the area.At the end of the month of May, it is the turn of  Puntalón  that celebrates its festivities in honor of San Isidro Labrador. A place dedicated to working in the fields, during these festivals the farmers offer their patrons the fruits of their harvest.In the first days of July, Carchuna dresses up to celebrate the festivities in honor of San Isidro Labrador and the Virgen de los Llanos. During a few days a series of performances are carried out where all the people and visitors who so wish participate. There is a popular meal, a night party at night and a processional outing. The party time begins in La Garnatilla at the end of July. This small and white town nestled in the heart of the Sierra de Lújar pays honors to San Cecilio, its patron. Popular food transforms this quiet district into a meeting point for neighbors and visitors. Of special interest is the procession of the Saint through narrow whitewashed streets of the purest Moorish descent. At the beginning of August, it is Calahonda's turn, where the Virgen del Carmen and San Joaquín are honored. Its fireworks that are born on the beach stand out, where pyrotechnic cannons are installed for the occasion. Coinciding with the onomastics of San Cayetano, on August 7, Motril organizes a pilgrimage that ends in the neighboring village of Jolúcar, in the middle of the Sierra del Conjuro. On foot, by bike or on horseback, the departure is made from Motril in the early hours of the morning, passing through La Garnatilla . Hours later, the pilgrims arrive in this small town where, as soon as they enter, they receive an explanation of the reason for the celebration of this tradition. Later, it will be time for the mass and the subsequent procession of the patron. An auction of objects completes the activities prepared for one of the oldest and most deeply-rooted traditions of the place. This small village, in which there are no more than ten houses, is visited by thousands of devotees every year.With the beginning of the month of September, the annex of Los Tablones celebrates the festivities of San Antonio de Padua. These are, without a doubt, the most popular festivals among the  motrileños. The small square houses a stage and several drink bars where you can dance and quell the affections of the heat. It lasts for the day and, most of the night, for a whole weekend.