Things to do in Malaga in October 2021

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.

Summer Market Muelle Uno

The summer market continues at Muelle Uno (Pier One), as here in Malaga we still enjoy the best of summer in September and October.

Combine your stroll along Muelle Uno, just a few metres from the historic centre of Malaga, with a visit to the Summer Market, with clothes, accessories, food, jewellery and thousands of ideas for gifts or to treat yourself.

Visit it in the Plaza Principal until 17th October, Monday to Thursday from 12 to 11pm and Friday to Sunday from 12 to 12 midnight.

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Design Week Marbella


The first edition of Design Week Marbella, an international fair specialising in luxury interior design, decoration and architecture, will take place in Marbella from 27 September to 3 October.

The fair will take place at the Palacio de Congresos de Marbella and will feature some of the most renowned firms and designers of reference, unique pieces of furniture, and the most avant-garde proposals in the sector, high-end kitchens, bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms or exclusive lounges.

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Where: Palacio de Congresos de Marbella
When: 27 September to 3 October.
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San Miguel Fair Torremolinos


The Torremolinos fair by now is confirmed, taking place from 29th September to 3rd October and will feature an extensive programme of concerts at the fairgrounds and in the centre, as well as rides for the little ones.

The fair is adapted to the health situation and has all the necessary safety measures in place.

The rides at the fairgrounds will be open from Tuesday 28 September to Sunday 3 October; the last day is Children’s Day with very low prices. The opening hours are from 6.30 pm to 2 am and every day from 6.30 to 7.30 pm the music systems will not operate out of respect for people with sensory diversity.

When: 29 September to 3 October 2021
Where: Torremolinos
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Rosario 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 2021. The fair has been suspended.
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

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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 8 to 12 October 2021. So far we have not been able to confirm if the celebration takes place this year.
Where: Nerja
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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 7 to10 October 2021.
Where: Marbella and surroundings
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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: 30 and 31 October
Where: Yunquera, Serranía de Ronda
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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
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Concert Canelaween Torremolinos

A fun proposal combining a wild night of live concerts with the most terrifying night of the year, fun guaranteed.

Tickets at:

When: 31st October
Where: Bullring Torremolinos
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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 2021 Special Edition.