Spring is one of the best seasons on the Costa del Sol. Discover everything you can do in Malaga in May, which invites you to enjoy many outdoor activities. We will tell you some of the events and activities that take place this month; start planning your visit and take advantage of driving your own vehicle with us.
Spring Fair in Coín
Coín celebrates its spring fair from the 29th of April to the 3rd of May. During 5 days there will be a range of activities, concerts and the typical fair stands at the fairground, DJs, Flamenco. The periurban park will host a large amusement park for children.
On the 1st of May there will be an ascent to the hermitage of the Santísima Virgen de la 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 town.
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/d2RV7u2jmb21f13p9
Rock & Beer in Malaga
If you always wanted to see the inside of a brewery and listen to good music, you can go to the Victoria Brewery and enjoy this musical event on the 14th of May with Alfredo Piedrafita.
Rock & Beer is a series of acoustic concerts and masterclasses with national rock stars.
Tickets can be purchased through mientrada.net. The ticket includes a tasting of Cerveza Victoria and a t-shirt of the event.
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/LFV145ZopHj1sepo8
The Legion101 of Ronda
The legendary ultra-distance event returns to the Sierra de Ronda, the 101 kilometres of the Legion of Ronda, which returns this year with a record number of participants.
The race consists of running 101 kilometres in 24 hours.
This long-distance race, which has been held since 1995, takes place this year between the 13th and 15th of May and will run through the municipalities of Ronda, Arriate, Montejaque, Benaoján, Alcalá del Valle and Setenil de las Bodegas.
The video is a tribute to its oldest runner, Francisco Contreras, “Super Paco”, who ran every year, until the age of 80, the entire race in his clothes from working in the fields.
More information on their website: https://lalegion101.com/
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/6KFW2DqFd4botqNs5
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.
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.
International Jazz Day Torremolinos
International Jazz Day takes place in Torremolinos from 29 April to 1 May and includes a total of 20 performances in different places such as the Casa de los Navajas, the terrace of the Hotel Meliá or the gardens of the Hotel Pez Espada, the Plaza Costa del Sol and the Paseo Marítimo, an excellent plan to move your body in the sun and enjoy yourself.
Video of the 2021 edition that took place in Malaga.
More info on their website: http://abiertojazz.com/
La Merced Craft Market, Malaga
In May we can enjoy 2 editions of this colourful craft market in the heart of the old town, the Plaza de la Merced, an ideal plan if you are an urbanite and enjoy a pleasant Sunday stroll under jacarandas in bloom and then have a drink in the many terraces and restaurants that surround the square.
1 and 29 May from 11 am to 8 pm.
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/w3kV85d5km7FYWFFA
One of the most important LGTBI celebrations in Spain that brings together thousands of people every year, with exhibitions, cinema, concerts, parties and its great colourful und fun parade, ending at Plaza de La Nogalera.
• Torremolinos Pride Parade. 4 June at 18:30 h from the Town Hall via Rafael Quintada Rosado, Avenidaº Isabel Manoja, passing along Avda. Palma de Mallorca to Plaza de la Nogalera.
• After Pride Village Party. 4th and 5th June. After the parade there will be mcuah march in the square, with live performances, Djs, Drag Queens.
• Gay parties at the Eden beach club during the weekend, which will be transformed into an open-air disco.
• Pool party. 5 June, at the Hotel Ritual swimming pool.
When: 30 May to 5 June
How to get to Plaza de la Nogalera: https://goo.gl/maps/ttzkGeT2YzMyXXAQ7
Monda Soup Day
This gastronomic event takes place every year in Monda, a beautiful white village of Sierra de las Nieves, where visitors are invited to try one of the most typical dishes of the area which originated in the 19th century and was a typical meal for people who worked in the fields.
The Sopa Mondeña is made with simple, local and seasonal ingredients: tomato, onion, pepper, garlic, asparagus, potatoes and bread.
There will also be a market of artisan and agro-industrial products, as well as live music.
When: 3 May 2022
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/MXYTHNpv1bVrUnD66
Tickets on sale for Marenostrum Fuengirola shows this summer
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.
Fito & Fitipaldis April 30th
Rufus T. Firefly 3rd June
Simply Red 5 June
Rauw Alejandro 10 June
Marc Anthony 25 June
Alejandro Sanz 1 and 2 July
Melendi 9 July
Rosalia 14 July
Niña Pastorí 27 July
Medina Azahara 28 July
Texas 29 July
Beret & Jaime Lorente 13 August
Aitana 16 September
Sohail Jazz & World Music Experience 17th and 18th June
One of the major international jazz events. Artists: Pepe Rivero & Ángela Cervantes, Salvador Sobral, Benavent, Di Geraldo, Pardo – Josemi Carmona, Javier Colina & Bandolero
Metal Paradise Festival 15 and 16 July
Every metal and rock fan has an appointment at this festival with bands like Helloween, Sabaton, Steel Panther, In Flames or Emperor.
Locos por la Musica festival 5 August
With the national bands Seguridad Social, Los Toreros con Chanclas, No Me Pises Que Llevo Chanclas, OBK and Taxi.
Luna Sur: Music Night by the Sea 6th August
Two of the top national bands land at Luna Sur: Viva Suecia and Arde Bogotá.
Comi Con 4th June
Comic Con Fuengirola is a convention about the world of comics, science fiction, series, films and all the oriental trends of anime, k-pop and cosplay. A family event with music for all fans of these activities.
Everything you need to know in our special article Marenostrum Fuengirola Concerts 2022.
International People´s Fair Fuengirola
Also back after 2 years of absence is the popular Fuengirola International People´s Fair, one of the star events on the Costa del Sol calendar.
This fair, which attracts around one million visitors every year, stands out for its lively and colourful atmosphere, where more than 30 nationalities living in Fuengirola present their customs and traditions, gastronomy and dances.
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This year, as a new feature, Romania and Ukraine will also be present.
When: 27 April to 2 May, from 1 pm to 4 am.
Where: Fuengirola fairgrounds
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/MQEdfLo419iFcA9q6