July in Malaga: Weekend activities, fairs and other events

July not only brings an important rise in temperature, but also many activities for all preferences and ages. If you don’t know what to do this weekend, I’ll give you some ideas. From music festivals and aerial shows to planetarium at 800 metres above the sea level, are you up for it?

The week passes quickly and with the weekend comes the free time and the possibility of varied activities. Summer is a season of activities and good weather; many of the proposals I bring last until early September and can be visited all week long.

July events

July begins with a great music festival and continues with events and activities for all audiences. There will be new features this year, such as the artistic exhibition at the Museum of Malaga; Continue reading to know all the details.

Weekend Beach in Torre del Mar

Weekend Beach Festival in Torre del MarAround 40.000 people will meet at the popular Weekend Beach festival during this weekend. This musical event celebrates its new edition with a varied sort of musical styles and important artists.

The most audience is expected during the weekend. The list of artists includes popular bands like David Guetta, Bunbury, The Offspring and many others.

The location of the concert is at the beach Poniente in Torre del Mar. If you fancy music, sun and beach you will enjoy it.

The price is from 72.5€ for a basic entrance to 117.5€ if you choose the VIP entrance with camping within the area.

As a new feature this year there will be market stalls and food stalls.

Tickets at: http://www.weekendbeach.es/ (Spanish)

For more information click here.

When: 4, 5 6 and 7 in July

Magical nights in Benalmadena cablecar

Every night during the summer you can enjoy an outdoor planetarium at the top of Mount Calamorro.


After enjoying the views from Benalmadena cable car you can also marvel at the night sky of the Costa del Sol. The Astronomical Society of Malaga will help you discover the stars, planets, galaxies and constellations that are in our sky.

Every night in July and August there will be an exhibition of birds of prey at 8:00 pm and the open-air planetarium from 10:00 pm.

Summer festival in Plaza Mayor

The commercial centre organizes as every year the summer festival from Thursdays to Saturdays until August 26 from 9:30 pm.

There will be flamenco shows, magic and illusionism among many other performances such as the Contemporary Circus, the Malaga Symphony Orchestra and even children’s musicals.

Plaza Mayor Shopping Mall in Malaga

Craft Market in Torremolinos

These stalls are organised every summer to offer handicraft products in the main squares of the municipality.

Each day will be set in a different place. In the past years at Plaza Chiriva in La Carihuela on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, at Plaza San Miguel on Wednesdays and Fridays and at Plaza de Andalusia on Saturdays. The location may be the same or vary from year to year.

The schedule is from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm each day of the week until 31 August.

Book Fair in Torremolinos

This fair consists in stands selling books at cheap prices, this year there is no information about the beach book fair, so it is to be expected that there will not be any book stalls on the promenade.


  • Book deal fair is available from June 29 to September 3 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm and from 7:00 pm to 1:00 am at Plaza de la Nogalera.

Airshow International air festival in Torre del Mar

Since Friday until Sunday 29 there is an Airshow exhibition in Torre del Mar for the third year.

More than 40 aircrafts belonging to 6 different countries will meet over the beach of the littoral for visitors to enjoy.

On Friday 27 and Saturday 28 there will be training flights.
On Saturday the Sunset Airshow from 7:50 pm. until 9:50 pm.
The Sunday from 11 am to 3 pm visitors can enjoy the Airshow Festival in Torre del Mar.

The best place to enjoy the show is anywhere on the beach of Torre del Mar.


  • Friday from 12:15 to 6:15 pm
  • Saturday from 11:00 to 3:15 pm
  • Sunday from 11:15 to 3:11 pm

Air Show in Torre del Mar in July

For more information about this event you can visit our Facebook.

July activities in Malaga

If you are wondering about things to do in Malaga in July here I bring some of the recommended activities and fairs for this month or weekend.

Art exhibition in Malaga

This year the Museum of Malaga brings us two exhibitions of great importance until 30th September.

One of the exhibitions is entitled ‘The Illustrated Print in Malaga’ with all the works of the engraver Francisco de la Torre (1766-1800). These are engravings with artistic, scientific and didactic illustrations from the late 18th century.

The other exhibition, also of engravings, shows us the work of Valentin Kovatchev, a great contemporary artist who participates in exhibitions all over the world.

The opening hours are from Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm and from 6 pm to 9 pm at the Municipal Heritage Museum from 15 June to 15 September. From 15 to 30 September, the afternoon timetable will be from 5 pm to 8 pm.

Location of monuments in Malaga

From 21st to 25th July there will also be an art exhibition in Marbella.

Cultural White Night on July 20th

The Russian Museum, Picasso’s birthplace and the Pompidou Centre are preparing to offer their own White Night on 20 July.

These museums will be open to the public free of charge to visit their exhibition halls between 20:00 and midnight.

This activity has been planned in association with the Malaga Film Festival; the film Midnight in Paris' will be screened at the Pompidou Museum; several chapters of the seriesGenius’ will be shown at Picasso’s birthplace, based on the life of Picasso and the film; `From Russia with Love’ will be shown at the Russian Museum, one of the best James Bond films in my opinion.

This is the first edition of this special evening, which if it responds well, is expected to be repeated next year.

Medieval Market in Casares

This medieval market is held in Casares in mid-July each year, in 2018 from 6 to 8 July.

There are activities for children, handicraft products and it is an ideal place to spend the day with friends or family.

Gastronomic days in Coín

Gastronomic lovers will enjoy tapas made with local products at popular prices in Coín with its Gastronomic Days until 22nd July.

Fairs and festivals in July

Looking for regional fairs and festivals in July?

Los Alamos summer fair

The past year it was the Saturday 8th at the Sports Centre of the municipality (next to train stop) from 9:00 pm. We could expect this year to be the 7th in July, but there is no official date.

It is a small fair organized by the neighbourhood with an orchestra, drinks and food.

Estepona Fair

The Estepona fair is usually held the first week of July and ends on Sunday.

You will be able to assist to free concerts that take place in the Municipal Booth with artists like Carlos Baute, Ecos del Rocio or Juan Valderrama.

Campanillas Fair in Malaga

Campanillas Summer Fair from 13th to 16th of July

The fair is celebrated with activities and performances for the family in mid-July.

This year the Campanillas fair will take place from the 13th to the 16th of July.

Thursday 12 from 7:00 pm will be the child’s day with attractions at half price but the fair will begin on Friday 13 from 7:00 pm with a party for children.

You can have a look at this year’s programme here:

Programa Feria Campanillas 2018

How to get to Campanillas?

You can use the following map: https://goo.gl/maps/rYKjV6hYcN72

Incarnation Fair in Archez

The first weekend in July is the Archez fair. The festivities will start on Friday from morning until Monday morning.

There will be live concerts and activities for children on Saturday.

Summer fair in Sayalonga

In the middle of July the Sayalonga fair takes place with day and night activities. It usually starts on a Friday and ends on a Sunday.

There will be musical performances, aquatic events and fireworks.

How to get to Sayalonga?

You can use the following map: https://goo.gl/maps/RwGenkSPHRk

Sayalonga in Malaga

4th of July Festival in Macharaviaya

It is common for the first Saturday after July 4th to celebrate this traditional holiday in Macharaviaya to celebrate American Independence Day.

There will be historical recreations and other activities for all ages on Saturday from 9:30pm.

Performances and concerts in July

More activities in July

I will be updating the entry every year to include events that may be of interest during the month of July.

You can visit our calendar of events to know more events you can find during all the year.

Preview for August

To end July a preview of the beginning of August in Malaga:

Los Alamos Beach festival in Estepona

Los Alamos beach festivalLike every year the Summer beach festival arrives, but this time to Estepona. It will be a long weekend with many artists and electronic music.

Past event registered more than 50.000 visitors. It is possible to do camping in the event but you must buy a specific ticket for this, only for those who want to get the most from the experience.

Best DJs in the world will meet at the festival that begins the first in August.

When:  1, 2, 3 and 4 August.

More information here.

Raúl G.T

Developer and content editor at Malagaweb.com
Travel blogger, web developer and content editor. Author of many of the travel guides and tips available online about Andalucia, Malaga and Spain.
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