The lovely month of October presents in Malaga not only excellent temperatures but also various activities such as traditional fairs and festivals, International Hiking celebrations and the particular celebration of Halloween in Andalusian style.
Fuengirola Rosario Fair
The Rosario Fair, the patron saint of Fuengirola, is one of the most important fairs of Andalusia and is characterized by the prominence of the horse: Horses of great beauty and magnificent carriages, horsemen and women with classical attires, the elegance of gypsy costumes and traditional Andalusian atmosphere. The fairgrounds are located in the city centre.
October 7 is the Day of the Virgin of the Rosary, patroness of the city, starting with the Misa Flamenca (10 am) followed by a procession through the streets of downtown. Afterwards the party will continue at the fairground.
When: October 6 to 12
Where: Fuengirola centre and fairgrounds
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/iPGgttTWiTQ2
On the Mediterranean Motorway (A-7; N-340), C-1 Suburban train and bus.
Marbella 4 Days walking
This autumn Marbella will again receive hikers from all over the world. Every year around the 12th of October they’ll participate in the Marbella 4 Days Walking event, where thousands of people come together to walk 20 or 30 kilometres per day, enjoying Marbella, beach and nature.
When: October 8 to 11
Where: Marbella and surroundings
Chestnut Day in Pujerra
Every year in late October or early November is celebrated in the Chestnut day.
During this day you can enjoy music and dancing in the streets of the town and tasting of more than 50 dishes based on chestnuts and accompanied by Anise or Brandy. In addition, you can visit many stalls where are presented clothes and typical tools for the collection of this fruit.
When: 31 de octubre
Where: Pujerra, Serrania de Ronda
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/gtZF7RDPfLP2
HALLOWEEN in Malaga
Halloween at the Historical Botanical Garden La Concepción
The Botanical Garden celebrates on Saturday October 31 a Halloween night with a terrifying dramatized night-time visit. Some frightening characters await you in the darkest corners of the garden.
In addition, visitors can participate in a costume contest. For that only make a pic at the photocall and send it by e-mail with your name and reservation number.
There are 4 passes, the first two (8 pm – 8:30 pm) are recommended for adults with children and two other passes for adults (9 pm – 9:30 pm). The duration of the visit will be 1 hour and 30 minutes. The bar will be open all day. You can make your advance booking by calling 951 92 61 80.
When: 31 October
Where: Historical Botanical Garden La Concepción
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/jkKwgig6aP12
Halloween at the English Cemetery
The necropolis opens its doors the night of October 31 to offer guided theatrical tours. It’s most important ‘eternal residents’ will be the stars of the night. They will come alive to tell their stories in person at different times: at 8 pm, 9 pm, 10 pm, 11 pm and midnight.
Tickets can be purchased at http://www.cultopia.es or http://www.facebook.com/cultopia.
When: 31 October
Where: English Cemetery, Avenida de Pries 1
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/XnbPB5megpF2
Halloween at Pier One at Malaga Port
On October 31 the dead, witches and ghosts invade the Port of Malaga from 5:30 pm.
Visitors can take a witchcraft course to learn the scariest spells, participate in a workshop for potions and spells, to go to a magical photocall or to a “Witchtresser´s”. All activities are free. Do not forget to come dressed up!
When: 31 October from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm.
Where: Pier One, Plaza de las Palmeras, Port of Malaga,
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/frGxrvXW27s
The small village of Maro hosts on the sixth consecutive year Maroween, the Chestnut and sweet potatoes Festival. There will be a craft market, chestnut and sweet potato tastings, magic workshops, competitions, musical performances, lectures and screening of horror short movies.
When: 31 October
Where: Maro (Nerja)
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/wpj5KhrS6642
This is just a small sample of the activities during Halloween, since virtually in all coastal cities takes place some kind of terrifying celebration, while in the mountain villages are usually held the traditional Chestnut roastings.