Things to do in Malaga in March 2024

Malaga in March is the time to go out and have fun with the advent of good weather. To help you decide what to do during these dates, we are going to propose you some activities and events.

Are you up for any of the following events and activities in March in Malaga?

Malaga in Mach 2024

Gastronomic fair in Torremolinos

Feria Sabor a Málaga en Torremolinos
The popular gastronomic fair `Sabor a Málaga´ with the best local products of the province this time makes a stop in Torremolinos.

Don’t miss the opportunity to visit different stalls with local food products from the province of Malaga from 29 February to 3 March.

The event will take place on Avenida Palma de Mallorca, from 12 noon to 10 pm. Throughout the days there will also be various musical performances.

  • When: 29 February to 3 March
  • Where: Avenida Palma de Mallorca, Torremolinos
  • 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.

Hot Wheels Monster Trucks in Malaga

Hot Wheels Monster Trucks en Málaga
The family-friendly Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live Glow Party will be back in Malaga on 9 and 10 March.

The Monster Trucks show also features a spectacular dance party, dazzling light shows and complimentary Hot Wheels toys, a dragon in action and Freestyle Motocross stunts.

  • Tickets
  • When: From 9 to 10 March, at 11:30 am and 6:30 pm.
  • Where: Palacio de Deportes José María Martín Carpena
  • How to get there

LUX. Light art experiences

LUX. Experiencias de arte lumínico Málaga

One of Malaga’s finest multicultural spaces, the historic and iconic building of La Térmica, hosts this digital art exhibition until 10 March.

Throughout this exhibition, visitors have the opportunity to immerse themselves in installations that defy the conventional limits of art, making possible a sensory journey of art expression in its most contemporary format.

Free admission until full capacity is reached.

Malaga City Half Marathon

Media Maratón Ciudad de Málaga
The Malaga City Half Marathon will be held on Sunday 10 March 2024.

The distance to be covered will be 21.097 km on an approved circuit, in which any person can take part, whether federated or not, as long as they are 18 years old on the day of the race.

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

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: 10 march, 5 pm. Angel Hortas – Organist of the Cathedral of Jerez
  • 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.

Programme March

Tribute to Coldplay at the Gran Hotel Miramar. March 3, in two sessions at 7 pm and 9 pm.
Tribute to Queen at the Museo Carmen Thyssen. March 8, in two sessions at 8:30 pm and 10:15 pm.
Coldplay vs. Imagine Dragons at the Museo Carmen Thyssen. March 9, in two sessions at 8:30 pm and 10:15 pm.
Tribute to Queen at the Automobile & Fashion Museum. March 16, in two sessions at 8 pm and 10 pm.
Candlelight Ballet: Swan lake by Tchaikovsky at the Sala de Conciertos María Cristina. March 22, in two sessions at 5:45 pm and 7:45 pm.

Malaga Film Festival

Festival de Cine Málaga
The Malaga Film Festival is dedicated to Spanish-language cinema, presenting its best documentaries, short films, etc., as well as paying tribute to different personalities from the film industry and organising numerous cycles, exhibitions and parallel activities.

This new edition will be held from 1 to 10 March 2024.

festival cine málaga
Red carpet at the opening gala of the Malaga Film Festival

Chamber Music Cycle – Picasso Museum Malaga

Ciclo de Música de Cámara - Museo Picasso Málaga
The Auditorium of the Museo Picasso Málaga hosts a new chamber music season of the Orquesta Filarmónica de Málaga with a programme of ten concerts over the next few months.

All concerts will take place at 8 pm in the auditorium of the Picasso Museum.

Programme

5 March 2024. Schubert String Quintet
9 April 2024. Austri Musici
14 May 2024. Concerto a 5
4 June 2024. Quintet with clarinet of the Orquesta Filarmónica de Málaga

St. Patrick’s Day

St Patrick’s Day, 17th March. Although it is an Irish holiday, thanks to the large number of Irish expats and visitors, the locals have embraced this festival, which is especially celebrated in Benalmadena at Plaza de la Mezquita and in Marbella, at Parque de la Constitución, with live music, beer, food and lots of activities.

Street markets in Malaga in March

mercadillo artesania la merced málaga
Craft market La Merced

The El Zoco market at Pier One (Muelle Uno) sells handicrafts every Sunday from 11 am to 6 pm. Enjoy a nice walk by the sea just a few metres from the historic centre and have a drink on one of the terraces.

The Mercado de la Merced is a colourful craft market in the historic centre of Malaga. It is held on Sunday 3th March in the Plaza de la Merced from 11am to 7pm.

Another craft market is the Mercado del Paseo which takes place in the morning on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th March on the seafront promenade of La Malagueta.

Last but not least there is another craft market, the Soho Market in Calle Tomás Heredia in the central “arts district” of Soho next to the port. It takes place on Sunday 26th March from 11 am to 7 pm.

Easter in Málaga

tiempo en Málaga en Semana Santa
Photo El Periodico

This year, Easter Week in Malaga takes place from Sunday 24th March to Monday 1st April.

The dates vary each year and this year they are especially early. Semana Santa marks the beginning of the tourist season on the Costa del Sol and is probably the most important date in the religious calendar.

In fact, Malaga’s Holy Week is considered one of the most important in Spain and attracts thousands of worshippers and tourists every year in a deeply moving spectacle.

Whether you want to come to Malaga at Easter to enjoy the good weather and perhaps take your first dip, or you are attracted by the magnificent processions in the centre of Malaga, in our special edition of Easter in Malaga you will find everything you need to know.

Gastronomic festivals in Malaga in March

Tagarnina Day in Villanueva del Rosario

The town’s Plaza del Rosario will host a free tasting of this popular stew. The wild tagarnina is a typical plant of the sierra used as an ingredient in stews, casseroles and scrambled eggs.

The gastronomic day will include all kinds of activities such as musical performances, a street market and a hiking route to the Mirador de Hondonero from the Plaza Andalucía, with breakfast at the end. Registration is required for this activity.

Fennel Stew Day in Algatocín

Hinojá en Algatocín 2024
March is fennel season in Algatocín. As every year, visitors will be able to taste the traditional fennel stew, as well as the irresistible spoon omelettes.

During the weekend there will also be craft stalls, workshops, guided tours and live music.

By the way, if you are in Algatocín don’t forget to visit the Bakery Pan Piña, one of the most traditional establishments in the area that became famous for producing the most expensive bread in the world.

More events in Malaga in 2024

Do you want to plan your visit to Malaga beyond March?

At this link you will find the most important events in Malaga in 2024.

Malaga events

The Weather in Malaga in March

We never tire of saying it: In Malaga we enjoy almost an eternal spring. While in March the weather can still be unsettled at times with the occasional rain, the sun takes a strong role every day.

Temperatures easily hover around 20ºC and can even reach 23ºC/25ºC on hotter days.

Many people already enjoy the beach sunbathing and some taking their first baths (the water is still cold, around 16ºC).

Fuengirola beach
The beaches in the spring months are a delight. In the photo, Fuengirola beach

It is an ideal weather, with mild temperatures, to enjoy spring in nature, take a walk and get to know the city, have a drink on a terrace or discover our wonderful province.

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