Things to do in Malaga in May 2023

Spring is one of the best seasons on the Costa del Sol. Discover everything you can do in Malaga in May, when you can enjoy many outdoor activities.

We will present you some of the events and activities that take place this month; start planning your visit and take advantage of driving your own vehicle in Malaga.

Spring Fair in Coín

Spring Fair Coín
Coín celebrates its spring fair from April 28 to May 3. For 6 days there will be a range of activities, concerts and the typical fair booths at the fairgrounds, DJs, Flamenco. The peri-urban park will host a large amusement park for children.

On May 1 will take place the climb to the hermitage of the Blessed Virgin of Fuensanta, Patron Saint of Coín. The celebration of the Fiesta de la Cruz de Mayo will take place on the 3rd with processions through the streets of the city.

Romantic Ronda

romantic ronda
An event not to be missed if you are in Ronda or want to discover this charming monumental town in Serranía de Ronda. Ronda Romántica recreates the past of the Serranía between the 18th and 19th centuries from 11 to 13 May in its streets and squares.

It is a very popular and colourful event, where the inhabitants are dressed in period costumes, there will be historical re-enactments, parades, live music, choirs and dances, carriages, equestrian shows, a vintage market and much more.

Malaga and its wines

Cultural event about Malaga and the history of its wines. This is a 90-minute tour of the city followed by a visit to the Wine Museum and a tasting of Malaga wines.


      • City tour
      • 11:20 am: Urban tour of 90 minutes which analyses the history and urban evolution of the city and how wine has influenced the physiognomy and culture of the city over the centuries. Includes radio guide.
      • Malaga Wine Museum
      • From 1 pm to 2 pm: The approach to the wines of Malaga and the wine culture of the city will end at the Malaga Wine Museum, with a tasting of wines with Denomination of Origin Málaga and Sierras de Málaga.

Next dates: May 13 and 10 June

La Merced Craft Market, Malaga

Every first Sunday of the month has this colorful artisan market in the heart of the old town, the Plaza de la Merced.

An ideal activity if you are an urbanite and enjoy a pleasant Sunday walk under blooming jacaranda trees and then have a drink in the many terraces and restaurants that surround the square.

Next edition

Tickets on sale for Marenostrum Fuengirola shows this summer

Marenostrum Fuengirola Concerts

Tickets are now on sale for the shows scheduled for this summer in the magnificent open-air concert venue, next to the sea and the Sohail Castle.

Everything you need to know in our special article Marenostrum Fuengirola Concerts 2023.

International People´s Fair Fuengirola

The popular International Peoples Fair of Fuengirola is one of the star events on the Costa del Sol calendar.

Nearly a million visitors gather at this fair every year. It stands out for its lively and colourful atmosphere, where more than 30 nationalities residing in Fuengirola present their customs and traditions, gastronomy and dances. An event not to be missed if you are in the area!

Free entrance.
This 27th edition will take place from April 27 to May 1.

Feria Internacional Fuengirola
Map of the International Peoples Fair Fuengirola 2023

      • When: 27 April to 1 May, from 1 pm to 4 am.
      • Where: Fuengirola fairgrounds
      • How to get there

Seafood Fair, Benalmádena

Seafood Fair, Benalmádena

In Puerto Marina takes place a new edition of the popular Seafood Fair.

From April 29 to May 2, a large tent is set up on the esplanade of the Puerto Deportivo de Benalmádena, where visitors can enjoy the best seafood at very affordable prices, with discounts of up to 40 or 50% on the normal prices of restaurants and beach bars.

This gastronomic event is very successful and attracted 25,000 visitors in 2018 and sold seven tons of seafood and more than 5,000 litres of beer.

      • When: From April 29 to May 2, from 12 noon
      • Where: Puerto Marina, Benalmádena
      • How to get there

Festival of Legends, Benalmádena

Festival of Legends, Benalmádena

Festival Of Legends pays tribute to the great legends of music and recalls their greatest hits during the months of April, May, September and October.

The live concerts take place in the Benalmádena Auditorium. The area has easy parking. Inside there will be a bar service with drinks and food at very affordable prices.

International Yoga Festival, Marbella

In Puerto Banús will take place this outdoor Yoga festival from May 26 to 28 with yoga sessions for both children and adults, workshops and presentations.

There will be Yoga Masterclasses, Workshops, guided meditations, concerts, healthy food and a craft market.

  • Register. The first 200 registered will receive a mat as a gift and, in addition, they will have the option of entering the draw to participate in a very special class on board a yacht.
  • When: From May 26 to 28.
  • How to get there

Ironman Marbella

This popular triathlon event will also take place in Puerto Banús, a race in which to have fun while putting yourself to the test.

Málaga White Night

Noche en Blanco Málaga
In Malaga will be celebrated again this great nocturnal cultural event, the White Night, on Saturday, May 20. Streets, squares, museum spaces and monuments will host the event that this year will have the motto “The good life”.

And if anyone knows of a good life, these are without a doubt the Malagueños. Let’s see what they have prepared for us!

      • When: May 20, from 7 pm to 1 am.
      • Where: Malaga centre and port
      • Website

Brunch in the Park Málaga
This new daytime festival of Techno and House music is based at the Cortijo de Torres Municipal Auditorium. It has the most relevant DJs on the scene.

The event begins every day at 1 pm and ends at 12 pm. Throughout the day there are parallel activities, games and rest areas.
During Sundays May 7 and 14.

How to get there

Málaga Cathedral Organ Concert Series

málaga cathedral organ concert
In the Cathedral of Malaga we can enjoy a new cycle of organ concerts. There will be a total of four concerts during May and June.

The schedule is always on Thursdays, at 8:00 pm, on May 11, 18 and 25 and June 1.

All concerts with free admission until full capacity is reached.

Yoga on the beach, Torremolinos

Playa Los Álamos in the morning

Come and enjoy yoga by the sea in an international group. The Vinyasa Flow style is practiced, adapted for different levels.
Every Sunday during May and June, at Los Álamos beach, from 9:30 am to 10:30 am.

The Weather in Malaga in May

The weather in May in Malaga is a pure delight. Although technically still “pre-summer”, for our Nordic visitors, they are already purely summer temperatures, without reaching extremes.

Plaza de las Flores en Estepona
Plaza de las Flores in Estepona. Credit: Depositfotos

However, here we have to make a small footnote. Due to climate change, while we are writing this post, we have already had several episodes of Terral wind. This is a dry and very hot wind, very typical in summer that stands out for very high temperatures.

So, in March and April we have already had a few days with temperatures around 30ºC. If we continue with this trend, we can also expect days with temperatures well above average in May.

“Normally”, in May in Malaga the temperatures oscillate between 22ºC and 26ºC.

Is it possible to swim in Malaga in May?

That will depend on the individual sensation of cold. The temperature of the sea water begins to increase, with an average of 18.5°C and many people are already enjoying the good weather on the beach.

Many people now also enjoy a bath. Even if the water is still a little cold, the sun warms you up right away.

Málaga playa mayo
La Malagueta beach in Malaga, May 26, 2022. Credit: Depositfotos

What clothes to bring in Malaga in May?

Now you can bring your favourite summer clothes: short-sleeved shirts, light fabric pants, shorts and dresses, sandals and a swimsuit. Do not forget the sun protection accessories: glasses, cream and hat.

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