Things to do in Malaga in August 2023

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!

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Malaga in August 2023

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 12 to 19 August 2023.

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 2023 with everything you need to know.
  • When: From 12 to 19 August

International Beer Day at La Fabrica, Malaga

Día internacional de la cerveza en La FÁBRICA, Málaga
On the occasion of International Beer Day, the Cruzcampo Brewery opens its doors offering several activities related to beer.
There will be free beer experiences, as well as workshops.

  • Free express tour and tasting

Learn about the brewing process from the hand of the Cruzcampo Master Brewers. Its a tour of the brewery in the historic centre of Malaga. It also includes a tasting of one of the Cruzcampo craft beers brewed here (30 min).

Summer Jazz Festival Torremolinos

Summer Jazz Festival Torremolinos
La Batería Park in Torremolinos will host another summer this free outdoor event.

Enjoy Jazz concerts at sunset on the 7th and 21st of August. The concerts start at 9 pm and with Free Admission.

  • Where: Parque de La Batería, Torremolinos
  • When: 7 and 21 August, at 9 pm
  • How to get there

Night Visit to the Automobile and Fashion Museum

Visita Nocturna al Museo Automovilístico y de la Moda
Night visits are an excellent option to see interesting things in Malaga without sweltering in the high temperatures.
In this proposal we can discover the Automobile and Fashion Museum on a guided tour.
It has a collection of almost a hundred cars and more than 300 pieces of Haute Couture.
The guided tour is also accompanied by stories and legends that are hidden behind the classic vehicles that form part of the collection and characters such as Marilyn Monroe, Jules Verne and Franklin Roosevelt.

Muscatel Grape Day in Iznate

Día de la Uva Moscatel en Iznate
Iznate, one of the White Villages of La Axarquía, celebrates on the 5th of August its Muscatel Grape Day. 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 festival of thanksgiving for the harvest to be gathered and a tribute to the Muscatel grape.

There is a wide-ranging programme that includes:
4th August: Foam music party, water games in the swimming pool, night swimming in the pool
5th August: Exhibitions, documentary, Flamenco evening
6th August: Craft market, Gastronomic route, musical performances

Mornings at the Malaga Museum concerts

Las mañanas del Museo de Málaga
The Museum of Malaga currently hosts the fifth cycle “Las Mañanas del Museo de Málaga”, with free concerts by the Philharmonic Orchestra of Malaga on Sundays at noon.

The series ends in August with the last concert on Sunday 6 August 2023 at 12 noon.

Kuwait-Spain Festival in Marbella

Festival Kuwait-España en Marbella
Kuwait Festival in a past edition. Photo Yosoymujer

The Jardín de Europa in Puerto Banús will host the second edition of the Kuwait-Spain Festival from 30 July to 1 August.

The festival will feature a programme of activities to get to know the gastronomy, folklore, culture and art of Kuwait.

In addition, there will be live music, a Jaima (typical arab tent) in which Arab coffee and typical Kuwaiti sweets will be handed out free of charge to all those attending, as well as a “Trivial” about Kuwait and Spain with the distribution of gifts.

  • Where: Jardín de Europa, Puerto Banús
  • When: from 30 July to 1 August, from 7 pm to 12 am.
  • How to get there

Live Music at Gran Hotel Miramar

Terraza Chill Out Media Luna, Gran Hotel Miramar
The Gran Hotel Miramar 5* located in the heart of Malaga opens this summer its Chill Out Terrace Media Luna to enjoy live music of different styles. The perfect place to watch the sunset over the bay of Malaga.

  • The concerts will take place every Thursday in July and August, from 8.30 pm to 10 pm. Admission is free and no advance booking is required.
  • Dress code: The hotel reserves the right to refuse admission.
  • Table reservation
  • How to get there

El Torcal – Route of the Ammonites

ammonite torcal antequera

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.

Complete information for the ammonites route at sunset can be found here.

  • Meeting point and times: Torcal Alto Visitor Centre. Participants must confirm their arrival at the reception desk. Please note that access to the Torcal Alto is restricted.
  • Summer timetable: From 16th July to 16th September 6:45 pm.
  • Difficulty: Medium-low (not recommended for people with knee, hip or ankle injuries, or children under 6 years old)
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Aimed at: general public (from 6 years and upwards)
  • Price: 12€/person – 10€/children under 12 years of age

Summer Open Cinema Malaga

Cine Abierto de verano Málaga. málaga agosto
Is it hot? We have the perfect activity: CineAbierto (Open Cinema), free in all districts of Malaga.

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 12 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

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 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.

This year the festival has 3 stages with Arab, Christian and Sephardic music. The line-up is completed with the show Cantes del Almijara, Sephardica, Escarramán Ensemble and Capilla de música Maestro Iribarren, Dj Beatz with Dani Vikario and the international DJ Zingabeat.

3 cultures Festival Frigiliana

Estepona Ham Festival

feria de Jamón Estepona

An event for lovers of good ham will take place from 8 to 15 August on Estepona’s Paseo Marítimo.

There will be around 50 stands where you can try the best hams and other local products and there will be free concerts to liven up the experience.

  • When: 8 to 15 August 2023
  • Where: The event takes place along Estepona’s seafront promenade.
  • How to get there

Tours with history in Casares

Rutas con historia por Casares
Every Wednesday at sunset there will be a guided tour of the most extraordinary natural and cultural highlights of the historic centre of Casares.

  • Dates and times: 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 August at 8 pm.
  • To reserve a place, please contact the Casa Natal de Blas infante ( / 952 89 55 21)
  • How to get there

Nights at the English Cemetery Málaga

Las Noches del Inglés – Cementerio Inglés Málaga
The historic El Inglés cemetery is lit up at night, creating a magical atmosphere in this oldest Protestant cemetery in Spain.

Until 17 September you can enjoy this space which also offers a diverse cultural programme with recitals, concerts, cinema and theatre.

There will also be a terrace where will be served drinks and snacks.

  • When: Tuesday to Sunday between 8 pm and 00 am.
  • Tickets: Adults: 5€. Children: free up to 12 years old. Free for Friends of the English cemetery. Tickets can only be purchased at the entrance of the English Cemetery in Malaga.
  • Further Information & Programme
  • How to get there

Night trip to the Alhambra in Granada

Excursión nocturna a la Alhambra de Granada
On Saturday 5 August you can sign up for an evening excursion to Granada to see the Alhambra.

The bus leaves for Granada from the Pasillo de Santa Isabel next to the Hotel Vincci Posada del Patio at 5 pm and returns to Malaga at 00 am.

  • It is essential to reserve your places on 692.717.612 or at indicating your name, the number of places you need and a contact telephone number.
  • Price: 50€/person. Advance payment only
  • Included: includes bus, travel insurance, entrance fee, guided tour and audio guides.
  • Further information

Angel Festival. World Music – Estepona

Angel festival Estepona
A new edition of this world music festival will take place in the Parque del Ángel, which this year will feature performances by artists from Cuba, Brazil and the United States. Admission is free.

  • When: From 18 to 20 August at, 10:30 pm.
  • Where: Parque del Angel, Estepona
  • How to get there

Manga Festival- Estepona

Festival del Manga - Estepona
The Estepona Exhibition and Conference Centre is hosting in August the 1st Costa del Sol Manga Festival.

Nightvisit to the Zoo – Fuengirola

Biopark nocturno – Fuengirola
During the warm nights of August the Biopark in Fuengirola opens its doors until 11pm.

It is a unique opportunity to see some of the nocturnal species from Madagascar, Equatorial Africa, South East Asia or Indo Pacific.

In the evenings you can also enjoy a show of African dances, or have ‘Encounters with Keepers’ every day at 12:30 pm and 6:30 pm where visitors will discover the daily work of the keepers of the animals.

Free night-time tour of the historic centre of Malaga

Another refreshing proposal at night is this: A guided tour of Malaga by night and the illuminated facades of the most emblematic buildings of the old town.

The starting point is at Plaza de la Marina, next to the tourist information point. The duration of the tour is about 2 hours.

The particularity of the Free tour is that there is no fixed price, but each person gives the will.

Theatre & Musical Festival Benalmádena

Auditorio Benalmádena
Photo: Embrujoflamenco-Blogspot

A new edition of this festival which takes place in the open-air enclosure of the Benalmádena Municipal Auditorium until 12th August.

This summer you can enjoy shows such as “Peter The Musical”, “Origin” by El Mago Yunke, “The Great Acrobatic Circus of China”, the comedies “Journey with us” and “The Credit”, and the musical recital “Div@s”.

Thursdays at Ocón, Málaga

Auditorio Ocón Málaga
This open-air auditorium in the heart of Malaga offers until 24 August a new edition of the Festival of Performing Arts and Music by young artists and companies from Malaga.

In total there are 16 shows as varied as Spanish dance, contemporary, classical, flamenco or breakdance, concerts of jazz, soul, classical music or pop-rock, indie, fusion, hip hop, metal.

  • The performances will start at 8:45 pm. except for the MálagaCrea Rock concerts which will start at 8 pm. on 13 and 27 July and 3 and 10 August.
  • Admission is free until full capacity is reached.
  • Programme:

3 August 8 pm: Rock Concert
10 August 8 pm: Rock Concert
24 August 8:45 pm: Break Dance

Night visit to the Historic Cemetery San Miguel

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 famous people who rest there.

Do not miss this opportunity to see the San Miguel Cemetery at dusk, open only for this special visit.

More information and reservations at Cultopia and 692.717.612 (also by Whatsapp)

  • When: Saturday August 19 – 8 pm.
  • It is essential to reserve your places at 692.717.612 or at indicating your name, number of tickets you need and a contact telephone number.
  • Price: €10/person. Children under 12 years: €5. Children under 5 years old, free.
  • How to get there


If you like Necrotourism, take a look at our article The most curious cemeteries in Malaga!

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!

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 2023, Starlite Marbella 2023 and Costa del Sol Festivals 2023. If you don’t dance, it’s because you don’t want to!

Nerja Cave Music Festival

 Nerja Cave Music Festival 2023

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 62nd Cueva de Nerja Music Festival will feature performances by

Miguel Poveda, 5 August
Sara Baras, 11 August
Pastora Soler, 12 August

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 2023
  • Where: Hillside of the Sohail Castle, Fuengirola
  • In our special edition Marenostrum Fuengirola 2023 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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