Things to do in Malaga in August 2022

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 Fair

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This year one of the most popular fairs in Andalusia is back at last. The Malaga Fair takes place from 13 to 20 August 2022.

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 2022 with everything you need to know.

When: From 13 to 20 August

Benalmadena Theatre and Musicals Festival

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This summer sees the second edition of this festival which takes place outdoors in the Municipal Auditorium of Arroyo de la Miel from 5th July to 27th August.

The event venue has a restaurant area open to the public from 8:30 pm until 2 am with selected tapas.

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Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art Gala

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The Bullring of la Malagueta in Malaga will host this equestrian show on the 6th of August by the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art Foundation.

A very special show to see 26 Andalusian horses dance in one of the most beautiful exhibitions of the art of dressage.

Tickets are priced for families: Children up to 4 years old free and from 5 to 12 years old, 5 € in all seats except barrier.

Tickets at Bacantix

When: 6th August at 9:30 pm.

Where: Plaza de Toros, Málaga

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Holiday World Benalmadena

This new event takes place every Friday at the Beach club Holiday World Resort from 7pm.

It is designed for the entertainment of the whole family. While the kids can have fun in the 9 pools, slides and wave pool, the parents can do the ideal thing: enjoy live concerts.

Included in the entrance fee is a snack buffet dinner and drinks.

Guests staying at the Holiday World – one of the best hotels for children on the Costa del Sol – get a discount.

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When: Every Friday in July, August and until 2 September.

Where: Holiday World Resort, Benalmádena

Tardeo & Music Málaga

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At the beautiful Boutique Hotel Castillo de Santa Catalina on weekends, we can enjoy live music overlooking the Bay of Malaga, from 8 to 10 pm.

August programme:
Friday 5: Chanwei, Flamenco, Fusion and singer-songwriter.
Saturday 6: Roberto Cantero, Funk and R&B
Friday 26th: Noe Sakura. Jazz
Saturday 27th: Easy Riders. 60’s & 70’s Hits

Limited capacity, reservations at

Where: Boutique Hotel Castillo de Santa Catalina

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El Torcal – Route of the Ammonites

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These guided tours take place in the Torcal in 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.

All the info for the ammonites route at sunset can be found here.

Guided tour of the ammonites
July and August: Wednesday to Saturday
September: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 9th and 10th
Duration: 3 hours
Aimed at: general public (from 6 years old)
Price: 12€/person – 10€/children under 12 years of age

Summer Open Cinema Malaga

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One of the pleasures of summer is the cinema on the beach. These are usually family-friendly screenings that start at sunset (at 22:15 h) and are free of charge.

The summer cinema for the urbanites of Malaga takes place until 11 August in the different districts of the city, on the beaches, in parks and other public spaces.

Here is the full programme.

Three Cultures Festival Frigiliana

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The famous white village Frigiliana hosts for 3 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 in the Axarquia region is known as the “Village of the three cultures” because of the different civilisations that have passed through its streets: Arabic, Jewish and Christian.

There will be an extensive programme with musical performances, conferences and gastronomic days, which take place in its streets, as well as activities, parades, music, juggling, fakirs, belly dancing and children’s activities along with a traditional market complete the offer for those days.

3 cultures Festival Frigiliana

All the information on the festival.

When: From 25 to 28 August
Where: Frigiliana
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Estepona World Ham Festival

This fair dedicated to Iberian ham takes place from 6 to 15 August. During these gastronomic days there will also be free concerts.

The event takes place in the streets and on the promenade, with more than 70 stands to sample the best of Iberian ham-related products.

Festivals & Concerts in August in Malaga


This year things are really hot in Malaga: we have more concerts and festivals than ever! Everything you need to know, you find in our special edition Costa del Sol Festivals 2022.

Starlite Marbella


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Starlite Marbella is one of the best, if not the best, boutique festival in Europe, with almost 50 days of concerts during the summer months and a line-up that brings together the most important artists on the music scene.

It is held in the Cantera de Nagüeles, a natural amphitheatre surrounded by breathtaking scenery. The unique feature of Starlite is the closeness between the audience and the artists.

Everything you need to know, in our special edition Starlite Marbella 2022.

August Programme
1 August – C. Tangana
2 August – Camilo
3 August – Malú
4 August – Passenger
5 August – Dvicio + Marlon
6 August – Gloria Trevi + Mónica Naranjo
7 August – Taburete
8 August – Morat
9 August – Hombres G
10 August – Raphael
11 August – Estrella Morente, Israel Fernández & Kiki Morente
15 August – Andrea Bocelli
16 August – Sara Baras
16 August – Jorge Drexler + Coque Malla
17 August – Leiva
18 August – Antonio José
18 August – Lérica
20 August – Carlos Rivera
22 August – Luis Fonsi
23 and 24 August – Dani Martín
25 August – Vanesa Martín
26 August – Siempre Así
27 August – Miguel Poveda
30 August – Morat
31 August – Ara Malikian

Marenostrum Fuengirola

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

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

In our special edition Marenostrum Fuengirola 2022 you will find the complete confirmed line-up for this year and everything you need to know.

When: April to September 2022
Where: Hillside of the Sohail Castle, Fuengirola

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