Things to do in Malaga in July 2023

Things to do in Malaga in July. The billboards are full to the brim with lots and lots of music under the stars on warm summer nights, on the best stages in the province, come and join us!

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What to see in Malaga in July? The billboards are packed with lots and lots of music under the stars in the warm Malaga nights, in the best venues of the province, come and join us!

Things to do in Malaga in July 2023

Bazar Festival Málaga

Bazar Festival Málaga

Until 7 July this contemporary art exhibition takes place in the heart of Malaga in the cultural centre La Casa Amarilla.

VI Marbella Fashion Show

Marbella Fashion Show
Last edition of the Marbella Fashion Show Photo Opinión de Málaga

In the heart of Puerto Banús will take place a new edition of the Marbella Fashion Show on the 7th and 8th of July with national and international designers.

The event will take place on Avenida Lola Flores, with catwalks and an exhibitors’ area.

The catwalks will take place every day at 8 pm and 9 pm. On Friday 7th will participate Ágatha Ruiz de la Prada, Esteban Freiría, Pepe Canela, Romeo Couture, Minerva, Susana Hidalgo and Malne.

On the 8th Starlite Universe, Sensse, Maumar, Alberta Soy Yo, Ky by Anna, Ruta, Émere, Samba, Podium and Anne de Manel Luxury.

Tango Málaga

Tango at Teatro Echegaray
Since 2015, every year take place two days of Tango at the Teatro Echegaray, in the form of music, song and dance.

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, from 20th July to 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”.

Concert God save the Queen Málaga

Concert God save the Queen Málaga
Heads up Fans of Freddie Mercury and his band! The best Queen show in the world will land in Malaga on July 15th as part of their 2023 tour.

The performance will be at 10:30 pm at the Plaza de Toros de la Malagueta.

  • Tickets
  • When: 15 July 10:30 pm.
  • Where: Plaza de Toros de la Malagueta, Málaga
  • How to get there

Open water swimming Torremolinos

A sporting appointment to take part in the open swimming that takes place on 29 July along the Torremolinos coastline. There is the option of a 3.5-kilometre and a 7-kilometre swim.

Although the registration period for this event has already ended, we include it in case you want to come to the beaches to participate in the festive atmosphere.

The 7-kilometre swim starts at La Carihuela beach and the 3.5-kilometre swim starts at El Bajondillo, with the finish line located at Los Álamos, next to the Restaurant-Chiringuito “El Sardiná”.

Portón del Jazz

Portón del Jazz
Every Friday in July this open-air musical event takes place at the cultural Finca El Portón in Alhaurín de la Torre, from 30 June to 21 July 2023.

El Portón del Jazz 2023 Concerts:
30.06. Jazzmela Horn
07.07. Brooklyn Funk Essentials
14.07. Dorantes
21.07. Kurt Elling – Charlie Hunter

Music in the courtyard, Museum Carmen Thyssen

Música en el Patio, Museo Carmen Thyssen
A new musical proposal that takes place in the courtyard of the Museo Carmen Thyssen in the heart of Malaga.

It features a variety of live performances of flamenco, fado and jazz. This year in particular with artists David Palomar (Flamenco), Sara Correia (Fado) and Brazulada (Jazz, Brazil).

David Palomar. 8 July (9.30 pm)
Sara Correia. 22 July (9.30 pm)
Brazulada. 28 July (9.30 pm)

</sThursdays 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.

6 July 8:45 pm: Break Dance
13 July 8 pm: Rock Concert
20 July 8:45 pm: Classical Music Concert
27 July 8 pm: Rock Concert

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, June 10 at 8:00 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
  • Upcoming dates summer 2023: Saturday July 22 / Saturday August 19 – 8:00 pm.
  • 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!

Estepona Fair

Estepona Fair in July

The Estepona fair takes place at the beginning of July in honour of its patron saint Virgen del Carmen, who is also the patron saint of fishermen as you will see in the following event.

Many locals take the day off to celebrate the fiestas to the full, with lots of colourful music, dancing, parades of floats and folklore shows.

  • When: 4 to 9 July
  • Where: Estepona old town (day) and fairgrounds (night)
  • How to get there

Maritime processions of the Virgen del Carmen

Traditional festival

The processions of the Virgen del Carmen are a seafaring tradition that is lived with fervour and great devotion in the province of Malaga: from Nerja to Manilva, in many coastal towns large maritime processions are held on the occasion of the Carmen festivities.

The processions in Pedregalejo (Malaga), Carihuela (Torremolinos) and Estepona are particularly beautiful and moving.

  • When: 16th July

Music Festivals & Concerts on the Costa del Sol

music festivals málaga in July
As we said at the beginning of this article, 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.

Below we mention the most important events and leave you 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

María Peláe, 7 July
Les Luthiers, 30 June and 1 July
Los Morancos, 21 July
Mecano Experience, 15 July
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: From April 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.

For the regulars of the best in Marbella, you will be extremely happy to know that Ocean Club and Nikki Beach are now open.

Both clubs are synonymous with the best DJs, bartenders, chefs and sommeliers, spa, VIP club & boutique. They are day clubs open from 11 am to 8 pm every day. Enjoy!

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 July

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

Summer on the Costa del Sol also means heat. The daily temperatures are around 30ºC and the night-time temperatures do not go above 22ºC.

It is also typical of Malaga summer to have the occasional day with Terral wind which raises the temperature to well over 30ºC 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!

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What clothes should I bring for July in Malaga?

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 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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