San Miguel Fair
On the weekend closest to the 29th of September, and during 4-6 days, the Fair of San Miguel, patron of the town, is held. In 2008 it will take place from 26th to 30th of September.
A time of happiness, jubilation and gaiety in the town of Istán, where the square turns into an endless party venue. From eight in the morning a Musical Band walks the streets, in what is known as the Diana Floreada, followed by the townspeople, until they reach the square where the orchestra plays until the following day.
There is much entertainment, and a popular atmosphere is maintained in the square.
During these days competitions and games are held, the Fair queens and maids of honour are crowned and the musical band roams around the town.
Amongst the competitions held, of note is the tape running, the traditional “Find your partner” competition and another recently incorporated Sling Shot, which each year has more followers and takes place in the Mirador Natural de las Herrizas.