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Events in Malaga in June 2024

The latest in our monthly series about events in Malaga gives you all the information about what’s on in Malaga in June. After months of relatively quiet activity, June starts to get busy. Look forward to the usual round-up of great music, dance, art and markets. Read our choice of events in Malaga in June.

Note that this post is a work in progress and we’ll be adding more events as we hear about them – bookmark the page and check back often.

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Looking for some inspo this month? Check out our list of 10 things to do in Malaga in June.

Patio Festival

This off-the-beaten-track event showcases the traditional patios in the Perchel and La Trinidad districts, on the west side of the river. You can visit the patios, catch some flamenco, take in an exhibition and try some delicious local dishes. Dates for 2024 pending confirmation. For full details, read our dedicated Patio Festival in Malaga post

Terral Festival

International music and song comes to Malaga for another edition of this annual festival, which never fails to offer something for everyone. This year, concerts run from 22 to 30 June and include the following artists:

  • Mayra Andrade from Cape Verde, traditional song accompanied by guitar.
  • O Sister! from Seville, a sextet of song and music.
  • Fanfare Ciocalia from the Balkans, gypsy brass band.
  • Andrés Calamaro, Spanish singer and keyboard player with jazz influences.
  • The Skatalites from Jamaica and champions of SKA.
  • Femi Kuti and the Positive Force from Nigeria and a trail blazer for Afrobeat.
  • No te va a gustar, a renowned band from Uruguay.
  • Jose Maria Bandera and Diego Amador, two of Spain’s best flamenco guitarists.
  • Mayte Martín, flamenco singer and composer.

(We said it was eclectic!)

More information and links to buy tickets here.

Argentinian Music Fest

Sala Paris 15 (located to the west of the city) celebrates rock and pop from Argentina from 2 to 8 June. All concerts start at 6.30pm and tickets cost €35, available online here.

  • Wednesday 5 June LOS PERICOS
  • Thursday 6 June KARINA, ULISES BUENO
  • Saturday 8 June LAS PELOTAS, VIRUS

Get to Sala París 15 on the No 19 bus from the Alameda Principal. Allow around 30 minutes for the journey.

Tango Festival

Still on an Argentinian theme, tango comes to Malaga on the last weekend of June at the Echegaray Theatre.

  • Saturday 29 June at 8.30pm – Vuelvo al Sur, showcasing adaptations of tango composer legend Astor Piazzolla.
  • Sunday 30 June at 8.30pm – Recuerdos de cafetín, classic tango song and dance.

Tickets cost just €15 and are available online here.

Need a hotel in Malaga in June?

Check out our recommendations for the best hotels in town, from budget to splurge with almost everything in between. And if you don’t know where to stay or need information on the pros and cons of each area, read our definitive guide to where to stay in Malaga.

Wine tastings in June

Our friends at Winederlust have two tasting sessions this month, both in the gardens at the lovely Villa Atumalal in the east of the city. Tickets cost €45 (6 wines and pairing cheeses).

1 June at 4pm – Wheely Good Wines From Rueda

9 June at 4pm – Somontan-woah! Wines from a lesser known region.

Link to more information and to buy tickets here.

Noche de San Juan

Malaga celebrates the arrival of summer with a night of partying on the beach on the eve of San Juan, Sunday 23 June. For more information, read our guide to San Juan in Malaga.

Learn to make paella

Join chef Laura (Le Cordon Bleu trained) at the Elbasi Taller de Cocina cooking school in the Soho district on a 3-hour cooking course during which you learn how to cook two local dishes and a real paella. Tickets cost €56.95 per person and include two drinks and a surprise dessert.

Best of all? You get to eat the yummy results afterwards. Book your cooking experience now.

Flamenco in Malaga in June

Ahead of the Flamenco Festival at the beginning of July, there are flamenco events in Malaga this month. They include:

Flamenco en los patios

The Patio Festival has two concerts, both in the Corralón de Santa Sofía (on Calle Montes de Oca 6). Dates to be confirmed.

Both events are free, but get there early to be sure of a place.

Sara Baras in Vuela

One of Spain’s best flamenco dancers returns to Malaga with Vuela, her latest performance and choreographies. Sara Baras is on stage at the Cervantes Theatre from Thursday 13 to Sunday 16 June, nightly at 8.30pm. More information and link to book tickets here. Buy yours sooner rather than later because, like the name of the show, they fly!

Flamenco concert 

Aula Municipal de Flamenco in Malaga has its next concert of the season Wednesday 26 June at 7.30pm in the Centro MVA on Calle Ollerías in the old quarter. Dancer Luisa Chacano and her group will perform. Tickets are free, but you need to get yours from the Municipal Fiestas Department in Camino de San Rafael 99 (available from 9am to 2pm – you can get here on the No 20 bus from the Alameda Principal) or from the MVA box office on the day from 7pm onwards. 

The video below gives you an idea of her dancing.

Music in Malaga in June

As usual, there’s an eclectic choice, including some free concerts (scroll down for those).

Jazz in the English Cemetery

Jitterbug Group play in the grounds of this lovely setting on Saturday 15 June at 8.30pm. Tickets cost €15 and you can reserve yours here. The English Cemetery is on Avda de Pries, diagonally opposite the bullring in the Malagueta.

Music in the Patio

The lovely Carmen Thyssen Museum patio welcomes another edition of its summer concerts. The first, Zenet, takes place on Saturday 29 June at 9.30pm. Tickets cost from €38 and are available online here or from the museum ticket office.

Free concerts  in Malaga in June

Thursdays at the Ocón

The auditorium in the Paseo del Parque hosts Festijoven 2024, a series of free concerts performed by young locals. There are four in June at 8.45pm:

  • 6 June Izansdance (dance)
  • 13 June Compañía Alba Medina (dance)
  • 20 June Promúsica Youth Orchestra (classical music)
  • 27 June Malaga Jazz School (jazz/soul/fusion)

Terral en tu Zona

In conjunction the Terral Festival, Malaga celebrates it with several free concerts around the city during June. All concerts are at 8.30pm. Dates, venues and players to be confirmed:

  • Saturday June – Parque Héroes del Combate in Teatinos (Google map link). Get there on the No 8, 13 or 21 bus from the Alameda Principal.
  • Sunday June
  • Saturday June – Parque Virginia in El Palo (Google map link). Get here on the No 8 or 11 bus from the Alameda Principal.
  • Sunday June – Eduardo Ocón Auditorio in the Paseo del Parque.
  • Sunday June – Parque de Martiricos near the Rosaleda Sports Stadium (Google map link). It’s about 20 minutes walk from the city centre.

Municipal Band Concerts

This excellent band has free concerts in June. Dates and venues to be confirmed.

Museum of Malaga

The monthly free concert takes place on Sunday 9 June at noon with the José Carrá Trio (piano, double bass and drums), playing jazz and contemporary music. Free entry but get there early (we’d recommend queuing from 11am) to be sure of a place.

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Dramatised tours of the Botanics

The lovely Botanical gardens have two dramatised tours this month.

For children

El Talismán Mágico (The Magic Charm) takes the theme of the wicked Uruk who wants to destroy the gardens, so visiting children get together with the Magician Fael and other characters to find the magic charm to bring the gardens back to life.

Friday 28 June at 6pm.

Note that the activity is in Spanish, but we imagine the imagination and fun will go a long way to translating. And magic charms are universal!

For adults

An Unexpected Visit showcases the gardens as they were when the original owners lived there. Thursday 6 and Thursday 20 June at 9pm. Note that this activity is also in Spanish.

Both activities cost €17 per person. To book a place, call 951 92 61 80 or 639 91 40 55 or send an email to infojbotanicomalaga@gmail.com

Art exhibitions in Malaga this June

As usual, Malaga is showcasing some excellent art this month, with several great new exhibitions. Here’s our pick of the best.

Bishop’s Palace

This lovely space opposite the Cathedral continues with From Rafael to Bacon. The exhibition showcases works from the private collection belonging to Juan Abelló and Anna Gamazo.

Paintings on display include masterpieces by Spanish artists such as El Greco, Goya and Dalí, alongside others such as Rembrandt, Degas Bacon. You can also see Gamazo’s photographs in the Latin America in Movement exhibition.

Open Monday to Saturday 10am to 2pm and 4 to 7pm, Sunday 10am to 2pm. €3

Picasso Museum

Note that the Picasso Museum is super busy this year, so we’d recommend getting a ticket in advance to avoid long queues.

The most-visited museum in southern Spain has just opened a new permanent collection, called Picasso: Structures of Invention. The exhibition shows the 20th century’s greatest artist’s creative process through 150 works. You can also see 22 works from his La Californie sketchbook, which he drew in Cannes in 1956.

You can also see Maria Blanchard, A Painter in spite of Cubism, the new temporary exhibition. Blanchard (1881-1932) is one of Spain’s most prominent modern female painters and was the first to take up Cubism in her art. The exhibition covers her artistic lifetime, with Cubist and non-Cubist works. Until 29 September.

Open daily 11am to 7pm. Tickets €12, free Sundays after 5pm. While you’re there, do visit the Picasso Museum café with its lovely patio.

Russian Museum

Although this art museum in Malaga is no longer showing artworks from the Russian State Museum, its latest exhibitions are excellent and both draw on the alternative collections. 

Exhibitions to be confirmed.

Open Tuesday to Sunday 9.30am to 8pm. Permanent exhibition €6, temporary exhibitions €4, €8 combined ticket. Free on Sundays after 5pm.

Carmen Thyssen Museum

The museum continues to showcase Spanish art from the 18th and 19th centuries seen in the permanent collection.

The museum also has a temporary exhibition, Latent Modernity. It showcases over 60 paintings by Spanish artists from the 1920s to the 1970s. Anyone who was anyone in the artistic world is on display, such as Picasso, Juan Gris, Menchu Gal and Antonio López. Until 8 September.

The Carmen Thyssen Museum has a lovely café serving coffee, light snacks and lunch. There’s a daily lunchtime menu, which is excellent value for €12.90. 

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Pompidou Centre

The latest exhibition, Place-ness, Inhabiting Space, explores how we interact and live with our surroundings. The six sections include a wide range of installations, paintings, sculptures and videos. And as usual, they all provide plenty of food for thought.

Cocoon by Cabinet Marlene at the Centre Pompidou in Malaga
Cocoon by Cabinet Marlene

Read about the latest collection at the Pompidou Centre

Colour in movement

Carlos Cruz-Diez was one of the world’s greatest exponents of optical-kinetic art and stood out within the Op-Art movement as the instigator of the use of colour. This bright exhibition contains 30 of his works in the form of interactive slides. Until 29 September.

Open Wednesday to Monday 9.30am to 8pm. €7 for the permanent exhibition, €9 for both. Free Sundays after 5pm. 

CAC Malaga

The contemporary art museum has the following exhibitions in June:

Glory is something else – Andalusian artist Matías Sánchez arrives on 7 June with his modern art. Until 1 September.

While you’re at CAC, don’t miss the permanent and Neighbours exhibitions. They’re both packed with interesting and thought-provoking artwork and installations.

Tuesday to Sunday 9am-9.30pm. Free entry. 

La Térmica Cultural Centre

La Termica Cultural Centre has one exhibition this month, Family Portraits by Estela de Castro. The Spanish photographer is renowned for her portraits (they include the official one of the royal family) and in this exhibition, she explores family units including people and animals.

From 13 June to 6 October. Free entry. Open Tuesday to Sunday 11am to 2pm and 5 to 8.30pm. 

Get to La Térmica by walking west along the seafront (the cultural centre is behind the modern glass Diputación building) or on the No 7 bus from the Alameda Principal (south side).

Markets in Malaga in June

Arts and crafts on the Port

The Sunday El Zoco market takes place on Sundays in June on Muelle Uno from 11am to 7pm on 4 and 11 June, and from noon to 8pm on 18 and 25 June.

Merced Market

Plaza de la Merced hosts an arts and crafts market from 11am to 7pm. Visit the stalls and enjoy the last blooms on the jacaranda trees! Date to be confirmed

Mercado Soho

Calle Tomás Heredia is the location for this arts and crafts market on Sunday 23 June from 11am to 7pm.

Organic Markets

The best summer fruit (think apricots, watermelon, peaches…) and vegetables are now in season and these markets sell them plus products, all grown and produced locally in the Guadalhorce River valley. Saturday 8 June on Calle Cervantes and Paseo de Reding (near La Malagueta) and Saturday 22 June in Huelin Park. 10am to 2pm.

Red Friday

This vintage market with live music and performances returns to La Térmica Cultural Centre on Friday 7 June from 6pm to midnight. This month’s edition includes live music and there’ll performances. Details to follow.

Entry costs €5 (online purchase only). For more details and link to buy your ticket, click here.

Sports events in Malaga in June

Malaga Sailing Cup

The annual regatta takes place from 7 to 9 June this year. You can watch the competitions every day from noon in Malaga Bay – the promenade going from the lighthouse to the cruise terminal is one of the best spots to see the yachts.

Running events

Malaga has two this month:

Ponle Freno – the Malaga edition of this national event in aid of traffic accident victims takes place on Saturday 1 June in the evening. 5k and 10k races for adults and shorter events for children. Sign-up costs €10 for adults and is free for children. More details here.

Fundación Olivares charity run – Sunday 8 June, more details to follow.

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