August on the Costa del Sol means summer in full swing; check out the activities in the municipalities, there is plenty of music, medieval markets, the famous fair in Malaga and much more.
Medieval markets in August
August is also a very typical month for the celebration of thematic markets. If you like colourful medieval markets, with plenty of local products and crafts, you may be interested in this section. Among those mentioned here, we highlight the Medieval Market of Fuengirola, for its prime location in the old Moorish fortress, the castle Sohail.
Arab Souk in Mijas Pueblo 1 to 3 August in Plaza Virgen de la Peña
Medieval Market in Benalmadena 1 to 3 August in Plaza de la Mezquita
Medieval Market in La Cala de Mijas 14 to 17 August
Medieval Market in Fuengirola 13 to 17 August
Medieval Market in Sabinillas 20 to 24 August
Malaga Fair 16 to 23 August
The Malaga Fair is one of the most lively and popular and attracts every year a large number of local and foreign visitors who enjoy lots of music, dancing and chilled Cartojal wine to combat high temperatures.
The fair takes place during the day in the city streets and moves to the fairgrounds in the afternoon where people keep partying until dawn.
Summer Play 8 to10 August
In the outdoor area of the Convention Centre takes place this summer event with more than 200 activities in which water will be the main element, in this fun and refreshing pastime.
Beer Festival 22 August to 7 de September
The VII Beer Festival moves the internationally renowned Oktoberfest of Munich to Sohail castle of the eleventh century, where will be installed large tents and tables to sample traditional German dishes, enjoy live music from a Bavarian professional orchestra and, of course, enjoy good beer in typical German beer mugs. Opening times from 7 pm to 2 am and from 12 midday to 2 am on weekends.
Concert David Guetta 1 August
The techno music lovers have an appointment in Marbella with the Guru of the DJs in San Pedro Alcantara Stadium from 8 pm to 5 am.
Starlite Marbella 2014 until 23 August
And there is still going on the Festival Starlite which has consolidated and become one of the most important festivals in Europe. Part of its success is due to its proximity to the artists and intimate concerts with a very limited capacity in a unique place, a natural quarry, under the stars.
XVII Triathlon Estepona 17 August
From 9 am onwards. Information and registration at
Area of the run at the junction of Avenida Juan Carlos I and the sea promenade. There is no specific parking area.
I Iberian Ham Contest 14, 15, 16 and 17 August
On the promenade on 14, 15, 16 and August 17 attendees can sample the best Iberian products up to 50 different firms.
Theatre Festival from 5 to 9 August
The works of classical authors like Ovid, Tirso de Molina, Shakespeare, Miguel de Cervantes, Aristophanes, Plautus and Calderon de la Barca, on the stage of Plaza del Reloj.