Things to do in Malaga in October 2023

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 2023

Malaga and its wines

Málaga y sus vinos
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 wine.
Urban tour
11:20 am: 1’45 h urban tour that 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 Malaga wines and the city’s wine culture will end at the Malaga Wine Museum, with a tasting of PDO Malaga and PDO Sierras de Malaga wines.
Next dates: October 7th, November 4th, December 2nd 2023

Malabirra Beer Festival

Malabirra Fiesta de la Cerveza

This first edition of the best beer producers in the country is taking place at the Drive-in Cinema in Malaga. On the 7th and 8th of October a great variety and quality of craft beers, tastings, food truck workshops, live music, dj sessions, shows and an urban art space await you.

There is also a children’s area with a toy library, monitors and games for the little ones. The venue is dog-friendly.

  • More information & tickets at their website
  • When: Saturday 7 October from 12 am to 12 pm. Sunday 8 October from 12 am to 9 pm.
  • Where: Drive-In Cinema Málaga
  • How to get there

Perotas Soup Day in Alora

Perotas Soup Day Álora
In the village of Álora takes place every year on the first Saturday of October the day of the Sopas Perotas (a typical soup of the municipality). This gastronomic event attracts thousands of visitors and is one of the most important days in the gastronomic and cultural calendar of the province of Malaga.

Free portions of this typical local dish are handed out, accompanied by Manzanilla olives of Álora.

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.

Artisan Cheese Fair in Teba

Artisan Cheese Fair in Teba
A must for lovers of artisan cheese: More than 50 cheese dairies offer their best products to the public. A weekend to buy and taste the best Andalusian cheeses and the most important designations of origin of the Iberian Peninsula.

In addition, there are workshops to learn how to make cheese, special activities for children, tourist routes around the town, music and entertainment and a photography competition.

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, food trucks, motorbike tour and much more in Torremolinos.


In the Parque de la Represa in Marbella takes place a new edition of Marbepop, with music, circus, magic, urban art and workshops.

Opening hours from 4 pm to 1 am. Free admission.

Rosario Fair Fuengirola

Rosario Fair Fuengirola

The Rosario Fair 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 at 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.

Feria del Rosario Fuengirola

The 7th of October is the Day of the Virgen del Rosario, patron saint of the town, which will begin with the Flamenco Mass (10 am) followed by a procession through the streets of the town 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

Nerja Fair

Feria de Nerja
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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.

Marbella 4 Days walking

 Marbella 4 Days walking

This autumn Marbella will welcome again hikers from all over the world for its 12th edition. Every year, in mid-October, Marbella 4 Days walking 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: 5 to 8 October
      • Where: Marbella and surroundings
      • Full information and registration at the official web site

Benalfest Benalmádena

Benalfest Benalmádena
Benalmádena hosts the 5th edition of this festival with concerts, family activities and surprise shows on the 13th and 14th October.

The festival takes place in three different locations in Benalmádena, namely in the Plaza de la Niña and the Jardines del Mundo with free performances, as well as concerts by bands such as La M.O.D.A., Arde Bogotá or Depedro, among others, at the fairgrounds.

      • Tickets for the concerts held at the Los Nadales fairgrounds are on sale through the official website.
      • When: 13 and 14 October
      • Where: Benalmádena

Festival of Legends, Benalmádena

Gran Festival de Leyendas, Benalmádena

Festival of Legends pays tribute to the great legends of music and remembers their greatest hits.

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

Afrofestival Costa del Sol

Afrofestival Costa del Sol

If you want to combine a stay on the Costa del Sol with lots of dancing, you can sign up for this event which takes place from the 3rd to the 9th of October at the Hotel Amaragua in Torremolinos: Kizomba, Salsa, Bachata, workshops and parties.

Danza Málaga

Danza Málaga

Danza Málaga takes place during the months of October to December with 18 shows in the Echegaray and Cervantes Theatres in Málaga.

The 2023 edition will begin on 18 October at the Cervantes with ‘Querencia’ and will end on 29 December with ‘The Nutcracker’ by the Kiev Ballet.

Chestnut and Wine Festival in Yunquera

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

In the heart of the Sierra de las Nieves National Park, this festival has been declared a unique provincial tourist event and continues to grow with each edition. It offers visitors a wide range of activities to discover the culture, gastronomy, routes, landscapes and traditions of Yunquera and its surroundings.

During the Chestnut Festival you can try 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.

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.

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).

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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