Things to do in Malaga in October 2022

Sunny October in the province of Malaga does come not only with excellent temperatures but also with many activities such as Fairs and traditional festivals, international walking festival and the particular celebration of Halloween in the Andalusian style.

Malaga in October 2022

Perotas Soup Day in Alora

Perotas Soup Day in Alora

In the village of Alora takes place every year the Day of Sopas Perotas (a typical soup of the municipality), an event that attracts thousands of visitors every year during the first weekend of October. It is one of the most important days in the gastronomic and cultural calendar of the province of Málaga.

Free portions of this typical local dish are handed out, accompanied by olives from Manzanilla de Alora. Throughout the day you can also enjoy a market with more than 50 exhibitors of gastronomic products and traditional crafts from the area.

There is also a wide range of leisure and cultural activities on offer: Verdiales and Flamenco performances, children’s activities, workshops and concerts.

When and where: 1 October, Plaza baja de la Despedía, Álora.

Teba Artisan Cheese Fair

Teba Artisan Cheese Fair

This two-day fair specialises in Malaga cheeses. There are also workshops to learn how to make cheese, special activities for children, tourist routes around the town, music and entertainment and a photography competition.

Programme on the official website.

When and where: 1 and 2 October, Teba

Nikki Beach Marbella End of Season Party

Nikki Beach Marbella

Celebrate the end of the season at the Red Party at Nikki Beach Marbella on Sunday 2nd October from 1 am to 9 pm. Dance to the best summer beats with Nikki Beach’s resident and guest DJs and non-stop entertainment. Dress Code: Strictly red!

Bookings: Phone: +34 952 836 239 // +34 660 652 412

Circus of Horrors Malaga

Circus of Horrors Malaga

Circo de los Horrores arrives in Malaga with its new show ‘Bacanal’. Bacanal fuses avant-garde theatre, contemporary circus and cabaret, aerial acrobatics, contortionism and Pole Dance, among others.

The entire show lasts 120 minutes and is not open to children under 16 years of age.

Official website and tickets

When: 28 October to 13 November
Where: Malaga Exhibition Centre



Fancy something different? Sign up for a walk along the promenade of Malaga, enriched with Dynamic Fitness exercises.

The fitness walk takes place using headphones with wireless broadcasting system, transmitting to each participant the instructions for the fitness walk. It lasts approximately 80 minutes.

More information and registration

Komando Bike Festival Torremolinos

Komando Bike Festival Torremolinos

A full weekend with many activities, motorbike show and outlet, exhibitions, 80’s and 90’s party, concerts and DJ’s, bike tour and much more in Torremolinos.

When: from 14th to 16th October
All the information on their official website.

Marbella Calling Festival

Marbella Calling Festival

The park Parque de la Constitución will host the ‘Marbella Calling Festival 2022’ on Saturday 8th October with performances by 7 bands, including Lagartija Nick and Javier Ojeda.

The event focused on a family audience will also feature an arts and crafts market, children’s workshops and food stalls.
Opening hours from 12 am to 11.30 pm. Free admission.



A new edition of Marbepop, with music, circus, magic, urban art and workshops, takes place in the park of La Represa in Marbella.

Opening hours from 4 pm to 1 am. Free admission.
When: 1st October

Jaleo en El Palomar – El Pimpi

Jaleo en El Palomar

“Jaleo en El Palomar” (jaleo, a typical Andalusian expression meaning cheerful gathering) are flamenco jamborees on the first Thursday of every month, where the art and magic of different artists from Malaga together with a menu-pairing made with local seasonal products, will be the protagonists.

It takes place in El Palomar de Picasso in the well-known El Pimpi, in the heart of Malaga.

Booking essential: / 952 225 403.
Price: 60€ per person (drink and food included).

Next dates: 6 October, 3 November and 1 December.

White Night Malaga

White Night Malaga

This great night-time cultural event usually takes place during the month of May. But for pandemic reasons, it was postponed this year to October, after two editions without being able to take place.
This year the theme is “The 4 elements”.

All the information on the official website.

When: 8 October, from 7 pm to midnight.

Brunch In the Park Malaga

This urban daytime festival takes place at the Malaga Drive-in cinema from 1 pm to midnight, with two stages, on 2 and 3 October.


Rosario Fair Fuengirola

Fair Fuengirola

The Feria del Rosario held in honour of the patron saint of Fuengirola, is one of the most outstanding in Andalusia due to its typicality, the traditional costumes, but above all because of the great prominence given to the horses and beautiful, decorated carriages.

The fair takes place in the fairgrounds in the centre of the town, where there will also be various artistic performances and during the whole week there is a very lively atmosphere in the streets of the centre.

The 7th of October is the Day of the Virgen del Rosario, patron saint of the city, which will start with the Flamenco Mass (10 am) followed by a procession through the streets of the city centre. Afterwards the party will continue in the “peñas” and “casetas” of the fairgrounds.

When: From 6 to 12 October
Where: Fairgrounds and city centre
How to get there: By Mediterranean motorway (A-7; N-340), Suburban train line C-1 and bus.

Nerja Fair

Nerja Fair
Foto Absolute Axarquia

Festival in honour of the patron saint of the town, the Virgen de las Angustias, which is celebrated in the second week of October with processions, Flamenco, folkloric performances and much more, mixing culture, gastronomy, religion, music and folklore.

When: From 9 to 13 October
Where: Nerja

Marbella 4 Days Walking

Marbella 4 Days Walking

This autumn Marbella will once again welcome hikers from all over the world. Every year, in mid-October, Marbella 4 Walking Days takes place, an event where thousands of people come together to walk a route of 10, 20 or 30 kilometres each day.

If you like hiking and would like to enjoy days of sun, sport, good company and fun, there is still time to sign up. It is also possible to register for individual days. The event is very popular internationally and has excellent organisation, water, ambulances and toilets along the routes and a party for all participants who have completed the challenge.

When: From 6 to 9 October
Where: Marbella and surroundings
Complete information and registration at the official website.

Chestnut and Wine Festival in Yunquera

This village is one of the best known in the Serranía de Ronda dedicated to the cultivation of chestnuts. In Yunquera during the last weekend of October the chestnut and wine or must festival is celebrated.

During the Chestnut Festival you can taste this delicious fruit roasted, in syrup, boiled, candied or simply picked directly from the tree, together with wine made from the exquisite grapes grown in the area. There are also many parallel activities.

When: 29 and 30 October
Where: Yunquera, Serranía de Ronda
How to get there:

Chestnut Festival in Pujerra

Chestnut Festival in Pujerra

Every year, at the end of October or beginning of November, Pujerra celebrates the Fiesta de la Castaña (Chestnut Festival).

During this festive day you can enjoy music and dancing in the streets of the municipality, as well as the tasting of more than 50 dishes made from chestnuts and accompanied by aniseed or brandy. You can also visit numerous stalls displaying typical chestnut harvesting clothes and tools.

When: 31 October
Where: Pujerra, Serranía de Ronda
How to get there:

Halloween in Malaga 🎃

Halloween Malaga
Practically every coastal town has some kind of horror celebration, while in the inland villages of the province are usually celebrated the traditional “tostones” (chestnut roast). Check out our Halloween Malaga 2022 Special Edition.

The weather in Malaga in October

October in Malaga is literally a golden month. We continue to enjoy excellent daytime temperatures of around 25ºC, but the nights are finally starting to cool down.

So, don’t forget both light clothes for the day and something warm (a light jacket) for the evenings.

This is the month par excellence that not only lends itself to pleasant days at the beach.

Due to the mild temperatures, it is also ideal for hiking routes, discovering white villages or a weekend getaway, the possibilities are almost endless as you can discover in our Costa del Sol Guide.

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