Things to do in Malaga in September 2021

The suffocating heat of August is slowly diminishing and the favourite month of many of our clients arrives, September. More affordable prices, less traffic and cooler nights are just some of the advantages of traveling to the Costa del Sol during this month.

Find out what to do in Malaga in September!

Malaga September 2021

Muelle Uno Summer Market

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

The market is open daily until 12 September. Opening hours: Monday to Thursday from 12 to 11 pm and Friday to Sunday from 12 to 12 am.

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Guided night tours of the Historical Botanical Garden La Concepción

Enjoy the summer evenings with a guided nocturnal tour of La Concepción Botanical Garden, a 23-hectare botanical garden dating back to 1855, with tropical and subtropical flora from the 5 continents.

Night visit to the Botanical Garden Photo Diario Sur

The visit includes the historical part of the garden, the interior of the former library of the Palace of the Marquises of Casa Loring as well as the historical viewpoint. The visit will last approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Next dates: Friday 3 and 17 September, at 9:30 pm.

Those interested should book their tickets in advance by calling 951 92 61 80 as places are limited.


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Torremolinos Blues and Jazz Nights

Parque de la Batería in Torremolinos Photo Sonia Garcia

Come to the Parque de la Batería in Torremolinos for the last night of Jazz and Blues, admission is free.

Discover the Parque de la Batería and other parks in Malaga in this article!

When: 3rd September, at 9pm, on the stage of the park.

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La Merced Craft Market

Craft market Plaza de la Merced Photo Malagaturismo

In the historic centre of Malaga is taking place a new edition of this popular handicraft market, an ideal place to find a small gift and then have a drink in one of the restaurants in the Plaza de la Merced (there is also a vegetarian restaurant!).

When: 5 September from 11 am to 7 pm

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Harvest Festival Manilva

During the first weekend of September is celebrated the end of the grape harvest in the streets of Manilva with the Harvest Festival. This festival stands out for its uniqueness and the grape tread to extract the first must wine of the year that is then distributed among visitors.

Where: Manilva

When: 4 and 5 September 2021

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Mijas Pueblo Fair

In the first fortnight of September the fair is celebrated in the white village of Mijas in honour of its patron saint, the Virgen de la Peña with a wide program of cultural, sporting, musical and festive activities. The patron’s day is September 8.

Where: Mijas Pueblo

When: 7 to 12 September 2021

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San Miguel Pilgrimage Torremolinos

It is the most important urban Pilgrimage of Spain; most of the route runs through the town. It is celebrated the last or second last Sunday in September, prior to the Fair.

The Pilgrimage of Torremolinos has an average attendance of over two hundred thousand people. Many of the opulently decorated carts are pulled by oxen; there are traditional Andalusian costumes and adorned horses.

The pilgrimage goes to Pinares de Los Manantiales and from there to the Hermitage of San Miguel where the tour ends with a joyful atmosphere, good food, songs and Andalusian dances.

When: Pilgrimage September 26 2021, 10 am to 4 pm. The Fair takes place during the following week.

Where: The pilgrimage passes through the streets of Torremolinos to Pinares de Los Manantiales and from there to Ermita de San Miguel.

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San Miguel Fair Torremolinos

The official program of the San Miguel Fair 2021 will start on wednesday 29 at 9:30 pm. From then,  Torremolinos will live an intense program of parties, concerts and shows in multiple stages both in the city centre and the fairgrounds.

Feria de Torremolinos Foto

The urban centre joins the festive activities with the celebration of the ‘Day Fair’. There will be four simultaneous stages with different gastronomic activities, pop-rock music, flamenco and choirs: Plaza de La Nogalera, Plaza Costa del Sol square, Plaza European Union and Plaza San Miguel.

At Plaza La Nogalera there will be live concerts at 1 pm and 7 pm; at Plaza Costa del Sol there will be Flamenco shows at 2 pm, at Plaza Union Europa will be Bar service and music animation and at Plaza San Miguel from Thursday to Sunday there will be performances by Rocieros choirs.

When: 29 September to 2 October 2021

Where: City centre and fairgrounds

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World Tourism Day in Malaga


The World Tourism Day in Malaga will have an open day, where the Monuments and Museums will offer free admission.

Where: In the Monuments and Museums of Málaga

When: 27 September

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