Things to do in Malaga in September 2023

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!

Festival Luna Mora Guaro

Luna Mora Guaro
Once again, this year the white village of Guaro is the setting for the 24th 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, an artisan souk, 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.

Candelight Concerts Malaga

In the María Cristina Concert Hall, a 15th century Franciscan monastery located in the heart of Málaga, with exceptional acoustics and unique beauty.

We can personally recommend this experience of classical concerts and tributes by the light of hundreds of candles.

Sala de Conciertos María Cristina
Note: During the summer, the concerts usually take place outdoors at the Museo Carmen Thyssen. As a novelty, this year there is a concert in the Botanical Garden La Concepción.

1. Sept.: Tribute to Hans Zimmer at the Botanical Garden La Concepción

9. Sept.: Tribute to Coldplay, Sala María Cristina

23. Sept.: Tribute to Queen at the Museum Carmen Thyssen

Candlelight Concerts Marbella

Candlelight Conciertos Marbella
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New this year is the option to enjoy the Candelight concerts by the light of thousands of candles also in Marbella.

The concerts take place in the unique location of the amphitheatre of the Anantara Villa Padierna Palace Resort, one of the best 5-star hotels in Marbella.

3.Sept.: Tribute to Coldplay

7. Sept.: Tribute to Queen

8. Sept.: Tribute to ABBA

Manilva Grape Harvest Festival

During the first weekend of September the end of the grape harvest is celebrated in the streets of Manilva with the Fiesta de la Vendimia.

Manilva vendimia
This festival stands out for its uniqueness and the treading of the grapes to extract the first must wine of the year, which is then distributed among the visitors.

Pasarela Larios / Fashion Week Málaga

On 15 and 16 September, the twelfth edition of Pasarela Larios, the longest Haute Couture catwalk in Europe with more than 300 metres in length, will take place in the open air on Calle Larios.

Pasarela Larios / Fashion Week Málaga

  • Where: Calle Larios, Málaga
  • When: 15 and 16 September, 8:30pm
  • How to get there

San Miguel Pilgrimage Torremolinos

This is the most important urban pilgrimage in Spain, most of the route of which runs through the town centre. It is held on the last or penultimate Sunday in September, before the Fair.

Romería de San Miguel Torremolinos
The Torremolinos pilgrimage has an average attendance of over two hundred thousand people. Many of the opulently decorated carts are pulled by oxen, there are typical Andalusian costumes and decorated horses.

The pilgrimage goes to the Pinares de Los Manantiales and from there to the San Miguel hermitage where the route ends, with an atmosphere of joy, good food, Andalusian songs and dances.

  • When: Pilgrimage 24 September from 10 am to 4 pm. The Fair takes place the following week
  • Where: The pilgrimage goes through the streets of Torremolinos to the Pinares de Los Manantiales and from there to the Hermitage of San Miguel.
  • Route of the Pilgrimage

San Miguel Fair Torremolinos

The official programme of the San Miguel fair will start on the 27th at 9:30 pm.

From then on, and for five consecutive days, Torremolinos will experience an intense programme of festivities, concerts and shows on multiple stages both in the city centre and at the fairgrounds.

Feria de Torremolinos
Feria de Torremolinos Photo

The town centre joins in 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 in the Plaza de La Nogalera, Plaza Costa del Sol, Plaza Unión Europea and Plaza San Miguel.

In Plaza La Nogalera there will be live concerts; in Plaza Costa del Sol there will be flamenco shows, in Plaza Unión Europa there will be a bar service and musical entertainment and in Plaza San Miguel from Thursday to Sunday there will be performances by Rocieros choirs.

Mijas Pueblo Fair

In the first fortnight of September the fair is held in the white village of Mijas in honour of its patron saint, the Virgen de la Peña.

Feria Mijas Pueblo
There is an extensive programme of cultural, sporting, musical and festive activities. The patron saint’s day is 8 September.

World Tourism Day in Malaga

World Tourism Day in Malaga

World Tourism Day in Malaga will feature an open day, where monuments and museums will offer free admission. In addition, some of them will also offer guided tours.

Full information and all the museums in our special edition about World Tourism Day in Malaga.

  • Where: In the Monuments and Museums of Malaga
  • When: 27th September

Holístic 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.

 festival holistico málaga
There will be classes in Yoga, conscious movement, breathing, massage, dance and live music as well as sound relaxation.

The workshops are free of charge, you can help by leaving a donation.

Attendees are invited to bring their mat, water, something to eat and sunscreen (the park is just a few meters from the beach).

Planetarium Go! Málaga

Planetarium Go! Málaga
A mobile planetarium is installed on Malaga’s Pier One next to the Pompidou Museum.

It is a cinema with a 360º spherical screen and capacity for 64 people where films about astronomy and science are shown for all audiences.

Festival of Legends, Benalmadena

Gran Festival de Leyendas, Benalmádena
Festival Of Legends pays tribute to the great legends of music and remembers their greatest hits during the months of September and October.

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

Ecoweekend Yunquera

Ecoweekend Yunquera
In Yunquera, a village located at the entrance to the Sierra de las Nieves National Park, is taking place a weekend about environment and sustainable development.

Eco Weekend offers a wide variety of free activities for the whole family. There will be talks, environmental workshops, concerts, craft market, food trucks, hiking trails and more surprises.

Fantastic and horror cinema in Estepona

Cine fantástico y de terror en Estepona
A new edition of the annual festival for lovers of horror and fantasy films, which has managed to consolidate itself as one of the most important events in its genre in Spain.

There will be both an official section of the most recent films, as well as a parallel session with the best films of the genre (Seven, The Silence of the Lambs, The Exorcist, Monsiseur Verdoux and more), and also sessions for the whole family (Gremlinis, Goonies, The Princess Bride, Jumanji).

It will be held from the 3rd to the 9th of September 2 in the Felipe VI Auditorium in Estepona.

Fashion Week Estepona

Semana de la Moda de Estepona
The botanical orchid park is hosting the 7th edition of the Fashion Week from 20 to 23 September.

The fashion shows are enlivened by live performances.

  • When: From 20 to 23 September, at 8 pm
  • Where: Parque Botánico-Orquidario Estepona
  • How to get there

Malaga Cruise Days

Palmeral de las Sorpresas
Palmeral de las Sorpresas. Photo malagaglobalportsholding

The Palmeral de las Sorpresas on Malaga’s Pier One will be transformed for 3 days into a cruise deck.

There will be stands of some of the most important shipping companies presenting their offers. In addition, between 6 pm and 11 pm there will be musical performances, tastings, children’s entertainment and a gastronomic fair.

Autumn traditionally marks the start of the cruise season in Malaga. The Port of Malaga is one of the most important cruise ports in Spain, handling around half a million passengers every year, of which more than 30% are luxury and premium passengers.

Malaga is both a port of departure and an important port of call for Mediterranean and even transatlantic cruises. Find out more in our article Malaga Cruises.

  • When: 21 to 23 September
  • Where: Palmeral de Sorpresas, Malaga Port
  • How to get there

Tribute Concert to Tina Turner & New Band

Concierto Tributo a Tina Turner & New Band
On the 8th of September this tribute concert to Trina Turner will take place in the Benalmadena Auditorium, recalling the great classics of this great artist.

In addition, the guest band NEW BAND will perform the great classics of the 70’s & 80’s, including Paul McCartney, Supertramp, Eagles, Bon Jovi and others.

Fitness Walk Malaga

Fitness Walk Málaga

Along Malaga’s Paseo Marítimo is taking place a new edition of the Fitness Walk, combining sport and fun, suitable for everyone, led by professional trainers.

A good idea to keep fit and enjoy the city, with training stations, music and dance.

  • Inscriptions
  • When: 17 September, 9 am. Departure 9:30 am.
  • Where: Paseo Marítimo, Frente Obelisco Torre Mónica, Calle Pacifico 43
  • How to get there

Golden Age Classics, Cinema Albéniz Malaga

Clásicos de La Edad de Oro, Cine Albéniz Málaga
The classics of the Golden Age return to the Cine Albéniz with 21 films in six thematic cycles from 7 to 14 September.

We will be able to enjoy works by some of the most prestigious directors in the history of cinema:
Alfred Hitchcock, John Ford, Robert Aldrich, Anthony Mann, William Wyler, William Wellman, Michael Curtiz, Víctor Erice, Claude Chabrol and Stanley Kubrick star in this year’s Golden Age, with a total of 21 feature films in 35mm, DCP (digital version of a 35mm film) and VOSE (original version subtitled in Spanish).

Tickets can be purchased at the Cine Albéniz and Teatro Cervantes ticket offices and on the Unientradas website at a unit price of 5 Euros.

Anchovy Festival in Rincon de la Victoria – Gastro-Event

Fiesta del Boquerón Victoriano
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The popular gastronomic event in Rincón de la Victoria takes place from 5 to 10 September.

This gastronomic festival pays tribute to the anchovy with a wide range of activities such as showcookings, Sabor a Málaga Market, or live music. And of course, there will be free tastings of anchovies, both fried and pickled.

The Sabor a Málaga market will take place in the Plaza Al Ándalus from 12 to 11 pm with local products such as breads, sausages, wines, potatoes, honey, olive oils, chocolates, pastries, cheeses and jams, among others.

Solheim Cup Malaga 2023

Solheim Cup Málaga 2023
The Solheim Cup, the most important women’s golf competition in the world, will be held this year at Finca Cortesin, from 18 to 24 September.

It is the first time that Spain is hosting the Solheim Cup, the most important women’s golf tournament on the international calendar, which pits teams from Europe and the United States against each other every two years. With just one month to go before the event, 82,000 tickets have been sold, so don’t miss out!

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.

Playa Los Álamos, Torremolinos

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.

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