A year of the best events in Malaga
There’s no doubt about it – Malaga might not be a big city but there’s plenty going on and year-round. Read on to discover our round-up of the best events in Malaga with dates for 2024. Grab a coffee and your diary and save those dates!
Best events in Malaga in January
The biggest event at the start of the year takes place in the afternoon and early evening of 5 January. The Three Kings Parade is one of the most magical nights of the year and well worth catching if you’re on holiday in Malaga at the time. Read about it here.
Mainly takes place in: Paseo del Parque and the old quarter.
Malaga also celebrates its Theatre Festival in January. Performances are mostly in Spanish, but occasionally foreign theatrical and dance companies visit the city and take part in the festival.
Best events in Malaga in February
February is carnival time when the city lives a week of dressing-up and fun. The dates to save for 2024 are Saturday 3 to Sunday 11 February. Read all about it here.
Mainly takes place in: Calle Larios and Plaza de la Constitución
Best events in Malaga in March
This year, look out for Malaga Film Festival in its 27th edition from Friday 1 to Sunday 10 March. For more information, click here.
Mainly takes place in: the Cervantes Theatre and Cine Alberniz on Calle Alcazabilla.
Best events in Malaga in April
Easter, one of the most important events in Malaga, takes place in March in 2024.
A week-long of solemn processions run through the city centre in one of the biggest occasions of the year. In 2024, Holy Week is from Sunday 24 to Sunday 31 March.
Mainly takes place in: the old quarter. All processions go down the Alameda Principal and up Calle Larios.
Best events in Malaga in May
Look out for the Noche en Blanco, a celebration of culture in Malaga when all monuments and museums open until the small hours. Numerous performances take place all over the old quarter. The date in 2024 is Saturday 18 May.
Best events in Malaga in June
The main event in June is the Night of San Juan, celebrating the summer solstice. This year, it falls on a Sunday (23 June). Read more here.
Mainly takes place in: Malaga beaches, with the firework display from midnight at the western end of La Misericordia beach.
Best events in Malaga in August
August means feria time when the city celebrates for 8 days in a row. This year’s dates for Malaga Fair are Saturday 17 August to Saturday 24 August.
Mainly takes place in: Calle Larios and Plaza de la Constitución by day and at the fairground by night.
Best events in Malaga in September
The last of the summer sees Malaga Fashion Week that includes Europe’s longest catwalk – the blue carpet stretches the entire length of Calle Larios. It takes place on a Friday and Saturday in September, dates to be confirmed for 2024.
Mainly takes place in: Calle Larios.
Best events in Malaga in October
October celebrates Picasso’s birthday with a range of cultural events in the city. The great artist would have been 143!
And then, of course, there’s Halloween.
Best events in Malaga in November
One of the biggest musical events in Malaga takes place. Malaga Jazz Festival celebrates its 38th edition in 2024 with big-name artists and bands from the world of jazz. Dates to be confirmed
Best events in Malaga in December
The prettiest event in Malaga definitely with thousands of lights twinkling throughout the city. Calle Larios has a sound and light display along its entire length and most of the city centre has lights and decorations.
Official switch-on date for Malaga Christmas lights in 2024 has yet to be confirmed but expect it to be Friday 22 November at 7pm. The Christmas light display stays on until 6 January.
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