Things to do in Malaga in April 2023

What to see in Malaga in April? Are you ready to celebrate spring? Get ready, this April in Malaga is brimming with activities and events, with lots and lots of music!

Red Friday Málaga

The historic building La Térmica, an artistic and cultural centre, begins a new season of the so-called “Red Fridays”.

It is a cultural night market that takes place on the first Friday of each month from 6 pm to 12 am.

It brings together a market with about 50 stalls with crafts, painting, illustrations, vintage fashion and accessories, decoration, antiques, vintage toys, vinyl, recycling objects, photography and interior design, as well as many parallel activities and various live concerts. There are also several food stalls and bars with drinks.

Admission is free, but the capacity is limited, which means that access is restricted after a certain time.

When: The first Friday of each month, from 6 pm to 12 am.
How to get there

Brunch in the Park Málaga

This new daytime Techno and House music festival is hosted at Cortijo de Torres Municipal Auditorium. It has the most relevant DJs on the scene.

The event begins each day at 1 pm and ends at 12 am. Throughout the day there are parallel activities, games and rest areas.

During Sundays April 23 and 30 and May 7 and 14.
Web site

When: April 23 and 30 and May 7 and 14, from 1 pm to 12 am.
How to get there

Cherry blossom festival in Alfarnate

 Cherry blossom festival in Alfarnate
Alfarnate is probably the quintessential cherry-producing village in the province of Malaga. A new activity, which took place for the first time last year, is the Sakura festival that takes place during the cherry blossoms.

Inspired by the Japanese tradition, during the event there will be a craft market, origami and painting workshops, as well as Japanese-themed micro-lectures, a martial arts exhibition and a visit to the cherry orchard fields and much more. Bars will be set up in the streets.

When: April 15 and 16
How to get there

Manilva Dreaming

Manilva Dreaming
This new family event will take place on the last weekend of April in Manilva pueblo

Recreating a “Hippie” atmosphere from the 60s, there will be concerts, crafts, gastronomy, a children’s area, shows, children’s workshops and activities related to the circus world.

When: From April 28 to 30.
How to get there

The BOHO Project Marbella

BOHO Project Marbella

More fun awaits us at The BOHO Project Marbella. It is a new Boutique Festival that will take place at Finca la Concepción with music, gastronomy and lots of fun. It will have a line-up of DJs from Ibiza and Marbella with the latest music.

This exclusive one-day music festival will be one of the star events of Marbella, in a spectacular setting of gardens and select food and drink, in the heart of Marbella’s Golden Mile.

The dress code for the event is ‘Boho Chic’. Dress to impress.

Web site and tickets
When: April 29, from 2 pm to midnight.
How to get there

International People´s Fair Fuengirola

The popular International People´s Fair in Fuengirola is one of the star events on the Costa del Sol calendar.

This fair, in which gathers every year almost a million visitors, stands out for its lively and colourful atmosphere, where more than 30 nationalities residing in Fuengirola present their customs and traditions, gastronomy and dances. A multicultural event that you should not miss!

When: From April 27 to May 1, from 1 pm to 4 am.
Where: Fuengirola fairgrounds
How to get there

Tickets for Marenostrum Fuengirola concerts this summer

Tickets for the shows that are scheduled for this summer in the magnificent open-air concert space, next to the sea and the Sohail castle are already on sale.

You can see a variety of shows including flamenco, pop, rock, Latin music or metal, as well as various music festivals.

Discover all the artists this year and complete information, in our article Marenostrum Fuengirola.

Tickets can be purchased through the official website.

Easter 2023 in Malaga

We have prepared a special edition on Easter in Malaga 2023 with everything that may interest you to be able to plan more easily, as well as our recommendations and relevant information.

Beach Clubs Season Opening

For lovers of sun and beach parties, the opening of the season of the best beach clubs in Marbella is the countdown to the fact that summer is not far away.

Nikki Beach Marbella

Nikki Beach Marbella
When: April 14, from 11 am to 7 pm.
Where: Nikki Beach, Hotel Don Carlos Beach
How to get there

Ocean Club Marbella Opening Party

When: April 28 from 11 am to 8 pm.
Where: Ocean Club Puerto Banús
How to get there

Calamorro Skyrace Benalmadena

Calamorro Skyrace Benalmádena
This sporting event is will be the first test of the Skyrunner World Series.

It is a race through the Calamorro mountain in Benalmadena, with a distance of 27 kilometres and 2,200 metres of height diference.

The Skyrunner World Series is held between April 29 and October 7 in 8 different countries and with prizes of up to 100,000 euros.

When: April 29
Official Website

40º Theatre Festival Malaga

40º Festival de Teatro Málaga
The Teatro Cervantes and the Teatro Echegaray, located in the old part of the city, are hosting their 40th edition of the Malaga Theatre Festival this year.

It will be in “two acts”, the first from January 7 to February 5 and the second from April 24 to May 4.

In addition to the performances, there are many parallel activities that you can find here.

Kite Fest Malaga

Kite Fest Malaga
Photo MalagaHoy

The beaches of El Palo and Pedregalejo in Malaga host an international exhibition of the best artistic kite pilots for two days.

There will be both an exhibition, competition and recreational activities, as well as workshops to learn to fly kites or how to make them.

When: April 29 and 30

Holi Málaga

Holi Málaga
A new edition of this colourful festival for all ages is taking place at the Malaga Drive-in Cinema.

Inspired by the Holi Festival that was originally celebrated in both India and Nepal, festivals of Colour have spread around the world.

This daytime festival begins with a non-competitive run of about 2 km, followed by performances by DJs in the venue where there are also Food trucks and bars with drinks.

Holi Málaga
Holi Málaga Edition 2022

It is an event for all ages. From the age of 3 it is necessary to buy the ticket. Minors under 18 years of age must carry an authorization signed by their parents or legal guardians. Children under 12 years of age, in addition to authorization, must be accompanied by an adult throughout the event.
Tickets & more info

The Weather in Malaga in April

As we prepare this article in mid-March, we have had several days nearing 30 degrees here in Malaga, due to a local phenomenon called Terral.

In this photo you can see the Malagueta beach in Malaga, on March 11, 2023.

malaga playa marzo
March 11, 2023 Bathers in La Malagueta. Photo Jorge Zapata MalagaHoy

Yes, the weather is a bit crazy!

So, what weather awaits us in April?

Normally, especially during Easter, traditionally we still have to expect some light rain.

While morning temperatures rise to values between 14ºC and 17ºC, during the day we can generally expect excellent spring temperatures above 20 degrees. Which many days already reach 25ºC or more without problems, if the Terral wind blows.

What clothes should I take?

Light mid-season clothing, a raincoat in case it rains, a long-sleeved shirt doesn’t hurt. Since during the night it still cools down.

Low shoes are more than enough, in fact, don’t forget your sandals, sunglasses, a hat and sun protection. This point is important: we already know that you are looking forward to sunbathing and getting a nice tan.

But remember that the skin is very sensitive after winter and the sun here in Malaga is very strong, so take it easy, every year just after the beginning of the season, we can see infinite foreigners that look more like lobsters cooked by an overdose of UV rays.

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