February 28th is Andalusia Day in Malaga and in all the region. It is a celebration that always comes loaded with events and activities for all ages. You will find cultural activities, musical events, street markets and even gastronomic tastings, are you up?
Andalusia Day in Malaga and towns
The week of February 28 is Semana Blanca (White Week) in Malaga so children enjoy school holidays and can take part in many activities. It is a holiday that this year falls on a Thursday, so many choose to make bridge holiday and thus enjoy a short break.
In addition to the performances of the different municipal bands in the main squares of many municipalities and institutional events, there are activities and traditions that may interest you:
- Municipal Band of Fuengirola
At Plaza de España in Fuengirola from 12.00 until 1.30 pm
- Bands event in Archidona
Starting at 12.30 pm at Plaza Ochavada.
- Andalusia Day in Manilva
Extensive programme from 11.30 am with a parade of the municipal band. The event will last until 6 pm with performances, children’s animation and a tasting of fried cakes from 5 pm.
Where: Pabellón de Usos Múltiples in Manilva.
- Andalusia Day in Frigiliana
From midday at Parque de Andalucía there will be different activities related to this day. (Map)
- Game of the Water Jar in Montejaque
This village in the Serranía de Ronda celebrates the “Juego del Cántaro” during Andalusia Day, a traditional festival in which participants have to throw a water jug; an activity that is related to the old custom of going to collect water with a water jug to the municipality’s public fountain. An exhibition for those who want to approach this town more closely. (Map)
- Andalusia Day in Torremolinos
Musical performances, events and activities for the family in the different squares of the municipality. I’ll tell you more later as it is extense.
- Concert by the Music Band in Mijas
Throughout the day in Mijas there will be related activities and the municipal band will perform a concert at 12.45 pm to finish.
Activities on 28 February 2019
The most popular activities include visits to museums and cultural activities. Activities have been programmed for Andalusia Day on February 28 in the main museums of the region with the slogan Celebrate Andalusia! Come to the Museum!
Another opportunity to visit the museums of Malaga is during the International Museum Day.
Museum of Malaga
During this day guided tours and family workshops have been organized with the intention that both adults and children can enjoy the visit.
Among the main activities recommended for this day at the Museum of Malaga is to see a selection of archaeological pieces with the professor of Prehistory at the University of Malaga.
When: At 11.00 am and another at midday. 30 people per session and requires prior registration at the museum counter.
Another of the activities programmed for Andalusia Day is a guided visit to the Murillo exhibition. There are 2 passes, one at 11.30 am and another at 12.30 pm with a capacity of 30 people per session.
Family workshop to learn about the painter Murillo with a duration of two hours from 11.00 am to 1 pm and a maximum capacity of up to 25 people, so you need to register in advance at the counter.
Where: Malaga Museum (Map)
From 10 am to 6 pm the museum opens its doors so that visitors can enter for free during this day.
In addition to the guided tours of the Dolmens of Antequera, there will be prehistoric experimentation workshops for all ages in El Romeral.
There are also other activities that may interest you, such as learning about the megaliths of the south of the peninsula which are recreated in miniature and other activities in which you will learn about the way of life of the people who built these great monuments.
If you would like to visit Antequera, February 28 is a good day to do so.
When: From 10 am to 2 pm on 28 February.
Malaga Aeronautical Museum
This year the aeronautical museum of Malaga offers free entrance from 10 am to 2 pm during Andalusia Day. It also offers entrance to the aircraft cabins that are normally closed to the public and there will be a draw to attend a flight simulator session among the museum’s visitors.
When: 10 am to 2 pm on 28 February.
You can visit their Instagram to see museum photos in: @aeromuseo
Concert of No me pises que llevo chanclas
Concert by the group “No me pises que llevo chanclas” in Malaga during the Day of Andalusia. In addition, the first 100 people to buy a ticket will get flip-flops for free. (Name of the group translated is “Don’t step on me I wear flip-flops”)
When and where: The 28th of February at 22.00 hours at Avda. de los Guindos,19. (Map)
Chorizada of Carnival in Marbella
Gastronomic event that takes place during the Carnival of Marbella and also includes the performance of different carnival groups.
When and where: C/José Iturbi in Marbella at 1 pm on February 28. (Map)
Souk at Pier One
This souk is a kind of market in Muelle Uno that offers all kinds of products in a privileged place of Malaga.
It is a perfect day for all those who enjoy touring stalls, a sport that loves more than one person I know. This time in the wonderful atmosphere that is breathed in the Port of Malaga.
When and where: The 28th of February from 11 to 6 pm in Muelle Uno.
Exhibition of Doll Houses and Toys
Benalmadena presents this exhibition of one of the most important collections of Dolls Houses in Spain. You can find unique models in the world of traditional Spanish houses of the nineteenth century with representations of how they lived then. There is also a collection of antique furniture, dolls and showcases with models of trains and other toys.
From 26 February to 3 March
Tuesdays to Saturdays from 10.00 am to 3.30 pm and from 5.00 to 7.30 pm
Exhibition Centre in Avda. Antonio Machado, 33. Benalmadena. (Map)
Andalusia Day in Torremolinos
The municipality of Torremolinos aims to offer a large number of cultural activities and shows for all ages.
- Andalusian products market
A market of Andalusian products begins on Thursday 28 February and will be available until the Sunday in Avenida Palma de Mallorca (Map). You will be able to find all kinds of food and varied products produced in Malaga.The schedule is from 10.00 am to 10.00 pm.
- Andalusian products market
- Institutional events
Institutional activities at Blas Infante Square (Map) and interpretation of the Spanish and Andalusian anthems by the Malaga Promusica Orchestra.
- Folkloric performances and choirs
From 12.30 pm to 2 pm there will be folkloric performances typical of Andalusia and other activities at the Costa del Sol square (Map). It will be a great time for those who want to learn more about Andalusian folklore.