Things to do in Malaga in August 2024

Malaga in August is buzzing with life and activities, and above all, lots of music! Book your car hire in Malaga before it’s too late and get ready for some of the best events of the year!

Malaga in August 2024

Malaga Fair

Malaga Fair

It is one of the most popular fairs in Andalusia and one of the most popular events in the city. The Malaga Fair takes place this year from 17 to 24 August.

The Malaga Fair is one of the liveliest and most popular fairs and attracts every year a large number of local and foreign visitors who enjoy lots of music, dancing and cold Cartojal to combat the high temperatures.

The fair takes place during the day in the streets of the historic centre and then moves at night to the fairgrounds where people continue to party until dawn.

  • We have prepared a Special Edition Malaga Fair 2024 with everything you need to know.
  • When: From 17 to 24 August

Candelight Concerts Malaga

In the María Cristina Concert Hall, a 15th century Franciscan monastery located in the heart of Malaga, with exceptional acoustics and unique beauty.

Recently more and more unique venues in Malaga are joining this experience, such as the Carmen Thyssen Museum and now also the Gran Hotel Miramar.

We can personally recommend this experience of classical concerts and tributes by candlelight.

Tribute to Queen at the Gran Hotel Miramar, 31 August at 7 pm and 9 pm.
Tribute to Coldplay at the Gran Hotel Miramar, 10 August at 7 pm.

Hommage to Hans Zimmer at the Gran Hotel Miramar, 10 August at 9 pm.
Tribute to ABBA at La Concepción Botanical Garden, 17 August at 9.30 pm.

Concerts Candelight Marbella

Candlelight Conciertos Marbella
Photo MalagaSecreta

At the 5-star Anantara Villa Padierna Palace Hotel. The concerts will take place in the open-air amphitheatre.

Programme August

Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, 2 August at 9.30 pm.
Tribute to Queen, 3rd August at 9.30 pm.

Tribute to ABBA, 9 August at 9:30 pm.
Hommage Coldplay vs. Imagine Dragons, 11 August at 9:30 pm.

The Best of Hans Zimmer, 10 August at 9:30 pm.
Tribute to Ludovico Einaudi, 16 August at 9:30 pm.

Hommage to Coldplay, 17 August at 9:30 pm.
Tribute to Queen vs. ABBA, 30 August at 9:30 p.m.

Summer Jazz Festival – Torremolinos

Summer Jazz Festival Torremolinos

The Summer Jazz Festival Torremolinos 2024 will take place in the Parque de la Batería and will be held during July and August with musicians from Germany, England, Cuba and Spain.

The concerts are for all audiences and with free admission. There will also be food trucks. The concerts take place at 9 pm.

  • When: 5 and 19 August
  • Where: Parque de la Batería Torremolinos
  • How to get there

Queen Tribute Concert – Estepona

Concierto Tributo Queen - Estepona

Tribute concert to Queen by the group Queen Forever, with great detail in costumes, staging and musical arrangements.

The concert takes place in the Felipe VI Auditorium on Saturday 17 August.

Full moon at Hydros Spa Benalmadena

Hydros Spa Benalmádena

We also include a different proposal from the Holiday World Hotel in Benalmádena: Enjoy the Spa during the night of the full moon.

Enjoy the magic of a 60-minute night spa session with spectacular views of the bay of Benalmadena and Fuengirola, coinciding with the full moon.

With welcome drink and fruit, special attentions. Perfect to enjoy as a couple or with friends.

Legends Weekend – Mijas

Legends Weekend - Mijas

In the auditorium of Mijas Pueblo will take place from the 2nd to the 4th of August this event with the best tribute concerts in Europe.

You can enjoy during three nights the following tribute concerts:

2 August: Pop Legends. Tributes to Abba, Bee Gees, Lionel Richie and more.
3 August: Beatles Night. Tributes to The Beatles, Paul McCartney and Elvis Presley.
August 4th: Legends Bands. Tributes to Pink Floyd and Bon Jovi.

Affordable drinks and food. Easy parking near the auditorium.

Nights at the Thyssen Museum – Malaga

Until 8 August, the Museo Carmen Thyssen Málaga opens at night free of charge.

On Thursday evenings, guided tours will be offered and visitors will have free access to the Museum’s exhibition rooms.

Visitors can also enjoy the Patio with music and special lighting, and there will be a cocktail service.

  • When: 1 and 8 August from 8.30 pm to 11.30 pm
  • Where: Museo Carmen Thyssen Málaga
  • How to get there

Festival of the 80s-90s – Estepona

Festival de los 80s-90’s - Estepona

Estepona’s Plaza de Toros will host this family-friendly festival on the 3rd of August, which will be presented in the form of a circus.

There will be live music, karaoke, dj’s, foodtrucks, interactive games, competitions, surprise prizes, bar, photocall and more.

Bella Festival – Marbella

Bella Festival - Marbella
The second edition of the Bella Festival will be held again at the Oasiss venue in Marbella on Saturday 3rd August.

  • Artist line-up and tickets on their official website BellaFestival.

  • When: 3 August
  • Where: Oasiss Marbella, San Pedro de Alcántara Fairgrounds
  • How to get there

Ham Music Festival – Estepona

Jamón Popi Estepona
From 8 to 15 August, the largest tasting of ham and Iberian products in Spain returns to Estepona’s Paseo Marítimo.

Visitors can discover the best companies dedicated to the production of ham and its derivatives, with more than 50 exhibitors along the promenade.

Attendees will be able to taste ham dishes for only 5€. A magnificent opportunity to savour this exquisite delicacy in a privileged setting by the sea.

This year for the first time a new format has been introduced, extending the gastronomic pleasures with an extensive programme of free concerts:

Jamón Music Festival - Estepona

FALETE (8 Aug)
FERNANDO CARO y SARAY JIMÉNEZ (9 Aug)
LOS CENTELLAS (10 Aug)
LA HÚNGARA (11 Aug)
LOS INHUMANOS (12 Aug)
SEGURIDAD SOCIAL (13 Aug)
EL CALLEJÓN y GLORIA BENDITA (14 Aug)
MIGUEL SÁEZ Y MARIO MÉNDEZ (15 Aug)

  • When: 8 to 15 August, from 7 pm to 2 am.
  • Where: Estepona seafront promenade
  • How to get there

Tribute Concerts Bee Gees, Rolling Stones, Coldplay – Estepona

Conciertos Tributo Bee Gees, Rolling Stones, Coldplay - Estepona

Estepona’s Plaza de Toros will host this event where you can enjoy on the same night three different bands performing their tribute concerts to the Bee Gees, Rolling Stones and Coldplay.

Dire Straits Tribute Concert – Estepona

Brothers In Band, recognised as the biggest international tribute show to Dire Straits, Brothers In Band is touring Europe with their “The Very Best of Dire Straits – European Tour 2024”.

They will also make a stop at the Estepona Bullring.

Ángel Festival –”World Music” – Estepona

Estepona’s El Angel Park will host the third edition of the Angel Festival ‘Músicas del Mundo’ on the 30th and 31st August and 1st September.

Access to the concerts and performances is free.

Programme

Friday 30th, Rome Day. IL SONO’. Tribute to ‘IL DIVO’.

Saturday 31, New Orleans Day. Joaquín Castellano, ‘Jazz Quartet’.

Sunday 01, Buenos Aires Day. Raza Tango Show

  • When: 30 and 31 August and 1 September at 9.30 pm.
  • Where: Parque El Ángel, Estepona
  • How to get there

Fiesta Marbella – Marbella

Fiesta Marbella - Marbella

From the 7th to the 11th of August the Fiesta Marbella festival will take place at the Marbella Arena.

The music event raises funds for different charities and features a varied musical programme with international artists.

Programme

Wednesday 7: Centreforce 883 and Clockwork Orange. The best of house and disco music from around the world.

Thursday 8: Nancy Ajram as part of the Arabian Nights event.

Friday 9th: Generation Music, Chesney Hawkes, Madcon and Norwegian DJ CLMD.

Saturday 10th: Ibiza Classics with DJPete Tong accompanied by Jules Buckley and The Essential Orchestra.

Sunday 11: Drum’n Bass Club

Tribute concert to Morricone and Zimmer – Marbella

Concierto homenaje a Morricone y Zimmer - Marbella

The Marbella Arena hosts a great night dedicated to the music of the Masters of cinema:

Ennio Morricone, Hans Zimmer and John Williams, with the most emblematic soundtracks, performed by the Royal Film Concert Orchestra.

Tibet in Nerja

Tibet en Nerja

From 2 to 4 August you can immerse yourself in Tibetan culture with many free activities at Sala Mercado, in Nerja.

Free activities

Mandala workshop
Lectures
Traditions, History and Culture
Tibetan Folklore
Initiations, Puyas and Ceremonies
Mantras and Meditation

Capacity is very limited and therefore advance booking is required. To cover the costs of the event, a voluntary contribution is requested, which can be paid by Bizum.

  • Reservations and further information (Whatsapp) +34 684450437.
  • When: 2, 3, and 4 August
  • Where: Sala Mercado, Plaza de la Ermita, Nerja
  • How to get there

Elrow Town – Marbella

Elrow Town Marbella

The renowned festival brand Elrow arrives for the first time in Marbella with 6 stages, 50 DJs and 12 hours of partying.

This festival is one of the most important electronic music events of the year.

Recinto Ferial San Pedro Alcántara will host the only Elrow held in Andalusia.

Free parking is available.

elrow

Muscatel Grape Day – Iznate

Día de la Uva Moscatel en Iznate

Iznate, one of the White Villages of La Axarquía celebrates on the 3rd of August its Day of the Muscatel Grape. The village is known for the production of muscatel grapes and sultanas. During the months of August and September, the sultanas are harvested and dried.

This work in the fields traditionally begins with a feast of thanksgiving for the harvest to be gathered and a tribute to the Muscatel grape.

There is a wide-ranging programme which includes a musical foam party, water games in the swimming pool, exhibitions, a documentary, a Flamenco night. There is also a craft market, a gastronomic route and musical performances.

El Torcal – The Ammonite Route

el torcal de antequera
These guided tours take place at El Torcal de Antequera at sunset during the summer months.

El Torcal is a fantastic natural labyrinth of stones sculpted by erosion.

It is situated at an altitude of over a thousand metres, one hour from Malaga. This place is always worth a visit, if you want to know more, visit our article El Torcal de Antequera.

  • Further information and reservations
  • Difficulty: Medium-low (not recommended for people with knee, hip or ankle injuries, or under 6 years of age)
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • For general public (from 6 years of age)
  • Price: 12€/person – 10€/children under 12 years old

Open Summer Cinema – Malaga

Cine Abierto de verano Málaga. málaga agosto

It´s hot? We have the perfect plan: CineAbierto, free in all districts of Malaga.

One of the pleasures of summer is the cinema on the beach. They are usually family screenings that start at sunset (at 10:15 pm) and are free of charge.

  • The summer cinema for the urbanites of Malaga takes place until 12 August in the different districts of the city, on the beaches, in parks and other public spaces.
  • Programme.

Festival of the Three Cultures – Frigiliana

Festival de las Tres Culturas Frigiliana

The famous white village Frigiliana hosts for 4 days the Festival of the Three Cultures. During these days, the village is transformed to be an example of peaceful coexistence beyond beliefs and religions.

This village of the Axarquia is known as “Villa de las tres Culturas” (Village of the three cultures) because of the different civilisations that have passed through its streets: Arabs, Jews and Christians.
There will be an extensive programme with musical performances, conferences and gastronomic days, which take place in the streets, as well as activities, parades, music, juggling, fakirs, belly dancing and children’s activities, along with a traditional market, complete the offer for these days.

The festival has stages with Arab and Sephardic music. Two concerts and a pyromusical show complete the line-up.

festival tres culturas frigiliana

Theatre and Musical Festival – Benalmadena

Auditorio Benalmádena
Photo: Embrujoflamenco-Blogspot

A new edition of this festival which takes place in the open-air venue of the Benalmádena Municipal Auditorium until the 7th of August.

This summer you can enjoy various musicals, tributes and comedy shows.

Yoga at the Beach Western Costa del Sol

It is becoming increasingly popular to move Yoga classes to the beach during the summer months. Here are a few ideas.

Beach Yoga Foto Valentina
Beach Yoga Photo Valentina
  • Beach Yoga in Mijas

Every Sunday morning. In English. Further information.

  • Beach Yoga in Marbella

Every Friday morning. In English. Further information.

  • Beach Yoga in Casares

Every Wednesday morning. In English. Further information.

Yoga on the beach Eastern Costa del Sol

Yoga en playa Costa del Sol occidental
In Torre del Mar, La Caleta and Benajarafe Yoga and Pilates classes will resume on July 1st on the beaches during the months of July and August.

  • Torre del Mar: Classes take place from 1st July to 15th September at the Senior Beach. Pilates classes will take place on Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 am to 10 am, Yoga on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 9 am to 10 am.
  • Benarafe: Pilates classes take place in the Palm grove next to Chiringuito Pedro, Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 9:30 am.
  • La Caleta de Vélez: The classes take place at Las Palmeras beach. Pilates classes will be held from 8pm to 9pm on Mondays and Wednesdays. Yoga from 8 pm to 9 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Thurdays at Ocón – Malaga

Auditorio Ocón Málaga

This open-air auditorium in the heart of Malaga offers a new edition of the Festival of Performing Arts and Music by young artists and companies from Malaga.
Admission is free until full capacity is reached.

Programme

  • 1 August 8:45 pm. Jazz/Soul/Fusion
  • 8th August 8:45 pm. Flamenco Dance
  • 29th August 8:45 pm. Dance
  • 5 September 8 pm. MálagaCrea
  • 12 September 8 pm. MálagaCrea
  • 19 September 8 pm. MálagaCrea
  • 26 September 8 pm. MálagaCrea
  • How to get there

Night visit to the San Miguel Historical Cemetery

Visita nocturna al Cementerio Histórico De San Miguel

On this guided night tour we can discover the historic cemetery of Malaga, its architecture, its history and the illustrious personalities who rest there.

Don’t miss this opportunity to discover the San Miguel Cemetery at dusk, open only for this special visit.

  • It is essential to book at at 692.717.612 or at info@cultopia.es indicating your name, the number of tickets you need and a contact telephone number.
  • Upcoming date summer 2024: 17 August – 8 pm.
  • How to get there

Interesting

If you like Necro-tourism, take a look at our article Curious cemeteries in Malaga!

Craft Market La Merced, Malaga

Every first Sunday of the month takes place this colourful artisan market in the heart of the old town, the Plaza de la Merced.

An ideal idea if you are an urbanite and enjoy a pleasant Sunday stroll under blooming jacarandas and then have a drink in the many terraces and restaurants that surround the square.

Visit to the Victoria Brewery

Did you know that Cervezas Victoria offers guided tours where you can learn about its production process and history?

If you like beer, you might be interested in visiting this 100% Malagueña brewery.

It is a 90-minute tour in which you will learn first-hand the secrets of the ‘Malagueña y exquisita’ Victoria beer, and of course you will try it!

Dramatised night-time tours at the Automobile Museum

Museo Automovilístico
Automobile Museum Malaga

Historia Viva Málaga has set up dramatised visits at night to the Automobile and Fashion Museum in Málaga. Visitors can learn about the history of historic cars through relevant characters.

Among these characters are Agent 007, who is renewing his licence to kill, or Amelia Earhart, the first woman aviator to cross the Atlantic, Coco Chanel or Salvador Dalí.

During a tour lasting an hour and a half, these characters will bring the public closer to the art and fashion of several centuries.

  • Tickets at the Website or by contacting via telephone or WhatsApp at 607 285 570, indicating the activity and day chosen, a full name, number of places and a contact telephone number.
  • When: The first Friday of every month (as long as the museum’s calendar of events allows) and in two sessions: 7:30 pm and 9:30 pm.
  • Where: Museo Automovilístico y de la Moda Málaga
  • How to get there

Guided tours at the Historical Botanical Garden La Concepción

Visitas guiadas en el Jardín Botánico Histórico La Concepción

Guided tours in La Concepción Garden are back. Enjoy a guided tour of the beautiful Historical Botanical Garden La Concepción on weekends, either during the day or at night.

“Charming walks” will be on Saturdays and Sundays at 12 noon. On Fridays at dusk there will be “Nights with history” (from October to March at 8 pm, from April to September at 9 pm.).
The guided tours last approximately 1 hour and a half.

Music Festivals & Concerts on the Costa del Sol

music festivals málaga in July
This summer on the coast is absolutely spectacular as far as concerts and festivals are concerned. We already broke a record last year, which this year is even better.

Here you find the most important events and the links to all the concerts and festivals.

Discover all the shows programmed in Marenostrum Fuengirola Concerts 2024, Starlite Marbella 2024 and Costa del Sol Festivals 2024. If you don’t dance, it’s because you don’t want to!

Nerja Cave Music Festival

Festival de Música Cueva de Nerja 2024

The Nerja Cave is a huge complex of natural underground galleries with guided tours and where every summer the classical music and dance festival takes place. Everything you need to know to visit the Nerja Cave.

Nowadays, for conservation reasons, only a few privileged performances take place inside the cave and most are held in its gardens.

The confirmed artists for the 63rd edition of the Cueva de Nerja Music Festival are:

  • Ara Malikian – Friday 2 August
  • Chanel – Saturday 3 August
  • India Martínez – Friday 9 August
  • Luis Fonsi – Saturday 10th August
  • Malú – Saturday 17th August

All concerts are at 10:30 pm.

Marenostrum Fuengirola

The Marenostrum Festival is one of the best festivals on the coast, both for its line-up of artists and its unrivalled location just a few metres from the seashore next to the Moorish fortress Sohail.

In its last edition it was the venue chosen for the only EU stop on Jennifer Lopez’s tour and artists such as Ricky Martin, Bob Dylan, Sting, Alejandro Fernandez, Santana and Manuel Carrasco have performed there.

Marenostrum Fuengirola Concerts

  • When: Until September 2024
  • Where: Hillside of the Sohail Castle, Fuengirola
  • In our special edition Marenostrum Fuengirola 2024 you can find the complete confirmed line-up for this year and everything you need to know.

Starlite Marbella

starlite Marbella

One of the best boutique festivals in Europe, held every year in the Cantera de Nagüeles, a natural amphitheatre surrounded by breath-taking scenery.

The unique feature of Starlite is the closeness between the audience and the artists, with more than 50 days of concerts.

The best Beach Clubs on the Costa del Sol

Yes, we were all looking forward to it! Enjoy the best that the Coast has to offer: the soft breeze by the sea, cocktails, cold beer, good music, DJs, hammocks in the sun, good food… oh yes!

Dolce far niente at the Ocean Club Marbella

Here you can discover the best Beach Clubs along the 160 km of the Costa del Sol.

The best beaches on the Costa del Sol

beaches costa del sol

We have 160 km of coastline and beaches to suit all tastes! Here we present you different options, surely there is a beach on the Costa del Sol that will be your favourite.

The weather in Malaga in August

costa del sol summer
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August in Malaga is equivalent to summer in full swing: Endlessly blue skies, sun & beach.

August on the Costa del Sol also means a lot of heat. Daily temperatures can reach up to 35ºC and night-time temperatures do not go below 22ºC.

Very typical in Malaga in August is the high humidity which makes us sweat day and night.

Remember to drink plenty of water and it is preferable not to do sport or “fry in the sun” in the central hours of the day. Remember that the sun is very strong, so always apply generously a sunscreen with a high protection factor. Your skin will thank you for it.

It is also typical of Malaga summer to have the occasional day with Terral wind which raises the temperature to well over 35ºC in the blink of an eye.

This is a local phenomenon and is a dry and very hot wind. We have prepared a refreshing article about Terral and tips to combat the heat, we recommend you take a look!

heat terral

What clothes should I bring for Malaga in August?

You can bring your favourite summer clothes, flip-flops, sandals and sunscreen, you will need it.

Everything that is light and breathable.

Remember that in Malaga in august we have very high humidity, which means you are basically sweating all day long.

You can leave some room in your suitcase, you might want to buy a new item of clothing in the shopping centres on the Costa del Sol, which will always remind you of your holiday in Malaga.

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