Things to do in Malaga in February 2024

While the winter still maintains its cold grip over almost all Europe, here in Malaga already begin to bloom the almond trees.

If you come in February to Malaga take a look at our Events Calendar and discover everything you can do.

Things to do in Malaga in February 2024

Circus of Horrors in Malaga

Circo de los Horrores en Málaga
A new show by Circo de los Horrores is coming to Malaga until 11 February, fusing circus, theatre and cabaret. There are performances every day.

Ticket prices range from €20 to €70 with ‘Mesa Experience’, including best seats, drinks, fast track access and the Circus of Horrors novel.

Thursday 1 February: 8 pm
Friday 2 February: 9:45 pm
Saturday 3 February: 6.30 pm and 9.45 pm
Sunday, February 4th: 5 pm and 8:15 pm
Wednesday 7 February: 8 pm
Thursday 8 February: 8 pm
Friday 9 February: 9.45 pm
Saturday 10 February: 6:30 pm and 9:45 pm
Sunday 11 February: 5 pm and 8.15 pm

Festival Rockin’Race Jamboree Torremolinos

Festival Rockin’Race Jamboree Torremolinos
The 30th edition of the Rockin’Race Jamboree festival takes place in Torremolinos during the first week of February. A festival dedicated to Root music with a wide range of styles from the 40’s, 50’s and early 60’s, this year presents 47 concerts over 4 days in various locations in the popular Costa del Sol town.

The concert locations this year are the hotel La Barracuda, the municipal auditorium of Torremolinos, Paradiso Dancing Hall and Plaza del Remo, where there will also be food trucks and classic cars, great atmosphere guaranteed!

Half Marathon Torremolinos

media maraton torremolinos 2024
This popular marathon takes place on an urban circuit of about 21 km through the main streets and avenues of the Costa del Sol city.

This race is one of the oldest running in the province of Malaga, with a participation of around 2,000 athletes, many of them foreign runners.

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 theWebsite 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 en Málaga
  • How to get there

Festival Bach – Marbella

Festival Bach Marbella
Cycles of Sol Mayor Organ Concerts in the Church of the Encarnación in Marbella, with monthly concerts until June 2024.

  • Donations are requested to cover expenses.
  • When: 11 February, 17 h. Javier Lopez- Organist of the Cathedral of Ávila
  • How to get there

Concerts Candelight 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.

February programme

Tribute to Queen. 9 February, María Cristina Concert Hall, with two performances at 5:45 pm and 7:45 pm.
Magical Soundtracks . 10 February, Museo Carmen Thyssen, with two performances at 8:30 pm and 10:15 pm.
Tribute to Abba. 16 February, Automobile and Fashion Museum, with two performances at 8 pm and 10 pm.
Candlelight Valentine’s Day: Romantic Soundtracks . 17 February, Gran Hotel Miramar, with two performances at 7 pm and 9 pm.
Tribute to Coldplay. 25 February, Gran Hotel Miramar, with two performances at 7 pm and 9 pm.

Concert Jethro Tull Malaga

Concierto Jethro Tull Málaga

The legendary British band Jethro Tull will give a concert on 21 February 2024 at the Cervantes Theatre in Malaga. They will review their greatest hits and present some songs from The Zealot Gene (2022) and RökFlöte (2023), their latest works.

Hurry up, tickets are selling fast!

  • Where: Teatro Cervantes, Málaga
  • When: 21 February at 8 pm.
  • Tickets

Valentines Day in Malaga

Valentine's Day in Malaga

Spending Valentine’s Day in Malaga is a safe bet. Malaga and the Costa del Sol is a top quality destination to spend a few romantic days with your partner.

If you are seduced by the idea, take a look at our article dedicated to Valentine’s Day in Malaga and let yourself be inspired by the many things you can enjoy with your partner.

Interactive games in the streets of Malaga and Marbella

escape room malaga
Do you like to play in a team in an outdoor escape room and at the same time get to know the historic centre of Malaga in a fun way?

Here we leave you the links to funny urban Escape Rooms Malaga and in Marbella for up to 5 people.

Flour Carnival in Alozaina

In Alozaina, located on the foothilla of Sierra de las Nieves, after Christmas, one of the most interesting moments in the municipality and the region are its winter festivities.
Shortly before Lent, the Carnaval de la Harina (Flour Carnival) takes place; the origin of this carnival dates back to the end of the 15th century.

The locals prepare themselves with bags full of flour and are ready to dye all the people they meet in their way white. A great festive atmosphere with music and dancing.

Soup of the seven branches in El Burgo

The municipality of El Burgo, located in the Sierra de las Nieves National Park, celebrates on Andalusia Day the festival dedicated to the soup of the seven branches, an emblematic dish of the village.

Its curious name comes from the main ingredients of this soup: tomato, pepper, onion, garlic, bread, potato and wild asparagus. Its preparation, similar to that of other traditional soups, has the particularity of using mint.

During the day there are traditional sweets from the village and the region; they are made by hand in wood-fired ovens, such as roscos de vino, cubiletes, empanadillas, mantecados, tortas de aceite and the well-known alfajor de El Burgo of Arab origin.

Powder Day in Tolox

The Tolox Carnival is one of the oldest in our province.
This fiesta traditionally takes place the night before Ash Wednesday, and in which, according to custom, the villagers throw talcum powder at each other.

This tradition seems to date back to the 19th century, when young men used to play this game to propose to their sweethearts. The Tolox Carnival is one of the oldest carnivals known in our province.

Nowadays, this fiesta is celebrated in the Plaza Alta of the village and in the streets of the old quarter.

  • When: Date variable but always on Shrove Tuesday.
  • Where: Tolox, Plaza de la Constitución
  • How to get there

Andalucia Day

The Day of Andalusia is a holiday throughout the autonomous community with many festive events.

  • When: 28 February

Carnival in Malaga

Carnaval en Málaga
Carnival in Malaga is a lively party that takes place in the central streets and different stages of the city.

We can highlight the Children’s Parade, the Drag Queen Election, the Grand Parade through the Old Town to the Plaza de la Merced, and the popular Battle of Flowers in Calle Larios.

Battle of Flowers in Calle Larios
  • Where: In the historic centre of Malaga
  • When: 3 to 11 February
  • How to get there

Hiking routes to see the Almond Blossom in Malaga

Those who stroll through the rural areas of Malaga these days of February will find that spring has already arrived in this province. You will find extensive green fields and thousands of luminous yellow flowers that are a joy for the eyes and the soul.

During the month of February also takes place the almond blossom. Without a single leaf yet on the tree, the almost ethereal, white and pink flowers begin to appear first, depending on the variety, which colour entire fields and are beautiful to see.

We suggest some routes through the most beautiful places in our province at this time of year.

Sierra de las Nieves

almendro en flor
Almond blossom in February

The Sierra de las Nieves National Park is one of those destinations worth discovering, with its authentic white villages and beautiful natural spaces. It is one of the areas in Malaga – as the name suggests – where it can snow in winter.

The villages nestled in the Sierra, with its highest peak, the 1,919 m Torrecilla, surrounded by extensive almond groves are a delight.

Bordering Sierra de las Nieves is the village of Guaro, from where there is a beautiful route to Tolox.

Guadalhorce Valley

Those who prefer a placid trip through the green Guadalhorce Valley, also known as the orchard of Malaga, can enjoy at this time of the year soft hills covered with fresh almost fluorescent green, fruit trees full of lemons and oranges and the beautiful almond trees in bloom.

Without a doubt, paradisiacal views. In Álora there are also impressive views of an ancient Moorish fortress perched on a hill.

The villages on this route are Álora, Almogía, Cártama and Pizarra.


Another 2 routes take us to the white villages of the Axarquia, on the eastern Costa del Sol. We can make a complete route of all the villages or simply enjoy some of them with a walk in the fields and eating in a “venta” (inn), for sure you will enjoy one of the well-known “Platos de los Montes”(typical dishes of the area).

The views in this region are spectacular due to the proximity of the Natural Park Sierras de Tejeda and Almijara with the highest mountain in the province, the Maroma at 2,066 m where we may still be able to see a little snow.

This route is closer to the sea. In Arenas there is one of the most spectacular Almend groves in the province. The villages on this route are Moclinejo, Macharaviaya, Algarrobo, Sayalonga and Arenas.

And this route goes inland, towards the mountain villages situated between 400 m and 800 m above sea level.

The villages on this route are Casabermeja, Colmenar, Riogordo, Periana, Alfarnate and Comares.

How to get there

More information on active tourism in Malaga

You can find out more about hiking routes, other environments, parks and active tourism in Malaga on our website.

The weather in Malaga in February

Winter as such does not exist in Malaga. You could say that we go from autumn directly to spring.

It is true that February is usually the month with the lowest temperatures and – with a bit of luck – rain.

The minimum morning temperatures can be around 4ºC and the maximum temperatures are between 12ºC and 15ºC.

When there is rainfall, we can enjoy wonderful views of the highest peaks of Malaga covered in snow: Sierra de las Nieves (National Park) and La Maroma.

Sierra de las Nieves
Sierra de las Nieves Photo Tineke

Meanwhile, at lower altitudes, the first almond trees begin to blossom and the fields become green and covered with little yellow flowers.

The most annoying thing in Malaga in “winter” is the wind. So, it is a good idea to pack a mackintosh in your suitcase, along with a good jumper and thinner shirts, as the sun gets quite hot.

Estepona enero
A healthy winter walk along La Rada beach in Estepona in January. Photo T. Mielke

Both some brave locals and foreigners continue to bathe here all year round.

The temperature of the Alboran Sea in February is around 14/15 degrees.

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