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 in September 2022
Festival Moorish Moon Guaro
Once again, the white village of Guaro is the setting for the 23rd edition of the Luna Mora Festival, which takes visitors back to the past of Al-Andalus and its Hispanic, Arab and Sephardic culture, with music, a souk of artisans, parades, workshops, exhibitions, storytelling and lots of gastronomy, all illuminated by the light of 25,000 candles.
A special access and parking area will be set up.
When: 9 and 10 September
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/gzPmnjBg9DC2
Magic Andalusia Carratraca
This Festival aims to raise awareness of the Andalusian cultural legacy, by recalling the religious coexistence that existed for several centuries in the Middle Ages, and to take visitors back to the past.
The souk recreates a medieval market, where visitors can enjoy the activities that take place: Exhibitions, handicrafts, workshops, theatre, dances, storytelling, parades, etc.
Dance, Andalusian music and flamenco add a special touch to the bewitching nights, culminating when the town is illuminated by the light of 25,000 candles and torches.
This festival, later copied by other municipalities, was originally born in Carratraca in 1997.
Full programme on the event’s website.
When: 9, 10 and 11 September
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/Zrb5pmqga9u
Candelight Concerts Malaga
In the Sala de Conciertos María Cristina, a 15th century Franciscan monastery in the heart of Malaga, with exceptional acoustics and unique beauty, we can personally recommend this experience of classical concerts and tributes by the light of hundreds of candles.
There are usually two performances on the same evening, one at about 18 h and the other at about 20 h.
Note: During the summer, the concerts usually take place outdoors at the Museo Carmen Thyssen at later times (8.15 pm and 10 pm).
16 September: Tribute to Queen. String Quartet. Museo Carmen Thyssen.
17 September: Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. String quartet. Museo Carmen Thyssen
24 September: Tribute to Hans Zimmer. String Quartet. Sala Maria Cristina (5 pm and 7 pm).
You can buy your tickets on the official Feverup website.
Where: María Cristina Concert Hall, Málaga
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/rvdV2sLgbrus1nwe9
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 5 continents.
The visit includes the historical area of the Garden, the interior of the old 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.
Information and bookings on 951926180, places are limited.
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/ipemFi1ri2Zk53tCA
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.
When: From 3 to 4 September
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/pEdauyhy7Eo
Pasarela Larios / Fashion Week Malaga
On September 2nd and 3rd there will be a new edition of Pasarela Larios, the longest Haute Couture catwalk in Europe, which takes place outdoors in Calle Larios.
Where: Larios Street, Malaga
When: 2 and 3 September, 8:30 pm
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/x1Aads8AA882
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 25, 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.
Course of the Pilgrimage: https://goo.gl/maps/P7Sd5
San Miguel Fair Torremolinos
The official program of the San Miguel fair will on the 28th, at 9:30 pm. From there, and for five consecutive days Torremolinos will live an intense program of parties, concerts and shows in multiple stages both in the city centre and the fairgrounds.
The city centre joins the festive activities with the celebration of the ‘Day Fair’. There will be four simultaneous stages where there will be different gastronomic activities, pop-rock music, flamenco and choirs at 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: 28 September to 1 October
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/RHG6VLMBkko
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 11 September
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/WJ9QcLcABRw
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.
Complete infos and Museums in our special edition.
Where: In the Monuments and Museums of Málaga
When: 27 September
Brunch In the Park Malaga
This urban daytime festival takes place on the grounds of the Malaga Drive-In Cinema from 1 pm to midnight, with two stages, on 11, 18 and 25 September.
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/TrnRsPSSMTVnigqHA
In Malaga we can also enjoy more and more “alternative” activities, take a look!
Open Holistic Festival in Malaga
This totally free festival takes place all day long in the Parque del Oeste in Malaga, from 11 am to 8 pm.
There will be Vinyasa Flow Yoga classes, Pilates Workshop, Bollywood Dance Workshop, African Dance Workshop and singing. Attendees are invited to bring their mat, water, something to eat and sunscreen (the park is just a few metres from the beach).
When: 18 September
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/Bn2FoFQ4WZ4FoWEm7
Eco Weekend Torremolinos
This free event will take place at the Pablo Ruiz Picasso Cultural Centre in Torremolinos. With a wide variety of workshops, talks, conferences, exhibitions, ecology, renewable energy, sustainable technology and permaculture.
There will be several spaces dedicated to conscious and organic food with direct sales to the public and picnic area. Market of ecological clothing, handicrafts and crafts.
A space with yoga classes, pilates, massages, ecological facial and body cosmetics, meditation, mindfulness and all kinds of alternative therapies. And a leisure area with eco fashion shows, dances of the world, children’s activities, live music and much more.
When: 9, 10 and 11 September
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/xCwM3puagvp9Tsez9
The weather in Malaga in September
We never tire of saying it: If you can come to the Costa del Sol in September, don’t hesitate!
It’s all advantages: Summer in September is still in full swing here. The average daytime temperature reaches 27/28ºC. but with the advantage that we don’t suffer so much from tropical nights and unbearable heat that makes it difficult to have a good rest.
And if you want to enjoy a good holiday without crowds, you should wait for September. The reward for waiting will be empty beaches and roads without traffic jams.
Supermarkets, bars and restaurants are back to normal: You can enjoy the natural friendliness of the Malagueños that is somewhat lost during these months, as the high demand and high temperatures take their toll on the quality of service.
What kind of clothes should I bring?
During the day, the usual summer attire, sandals and light clothing are essential. In the evenings, especially by the sea, it gets cool enough to wear a light jacket. Don’t forget your sunglasses and a hat, the sun is still shining brightly.