Dates and calendar of events for Malaga Carnival 2019

This year 2019 the Malaga Carnival will begin on Saturday 23 February and will last until Sunday 3 March. Continue reading to learn about the preparations and activities that will take place from the beginning to the last day of Carnival.

Malaga Carnival

Continue reading to know more about Malaga Carnival events or check other featured carnivals:

Malaga Carnival Calendar

After the preparations the Carnival officially begins on February 23rd at 5:00 pm.

Featured days before Malaga Carnival

The schedule of the following meetings prior to the Malaga Carnival will be at 1.00 pm during the month of February on the days indicated below:

  • Sunday 3 – Berza Carnival.
  • Saturday 9 – Carnival Migas at Teatinos.
  • Saturday 9 – Picoteo Carnavalesco in Ciudad Jardín.
  • Sunday 10 – Callos of Humility and Patience in Cruz de Humilladero.
  • Saturday 16th – Carnival Paella in Palma-Palmilla.
  • Sunday 17 – Potaje Perchelero in Calle Ancha del Cármen.

All of the above are gastronomy meetings.

Saturday 23 February

17:00 – Murgas, comparsas and quartets
17:30 – Mayor’s Gala
20:00 – Proclamation Carnival 2019
21.00 – Version of the Hymn
21:10 – Election of the Gods.

Sunday 24

12:00 – Election of Infantile Princes and Gods.
13:30 – Children’s costume contest
17:00 – Grand Parade
19:30 – Murgas, comparsas and quartets

February 25 to Friday March 1

From 8 pm to 11 pm – Murgas, Comparsas and Quartets


Saturday 2 March

12:00 – Children’s Carnival and parade
17:00 – Murgas, Comparsas and Quartets
18:00 – Parade of Gods
19:30 – Battle of the Flowers
20:30 – La Final en la Plaza
21:00 – Election of Drag Queen
23:30 – #yomedisfrazo

Sunday 3rd

12:00 – Murgas, Comparsas and Quartets
12:00 – Parade of Gods
13:30 – Coplas Contest
13:00 – Great Boqueroná
16:00 – 20:00 – Burial of the Boquerón

More information about the Malaga Carnival

If you want to know more about the carnival of Malaga, as well as its history and some curiosities we recommend visiting our website about the Carnival of Malaga.

You can also find more information on the official website, download registration and authorization for participation of minors:

On their Twitter page, Facebook or Instagram.

If you wish you can visit the official Carnival channel in Malaga:

Official video of Malaga Carnival 2019

Marbella Carnival

Marbella Carnival 2019Marbella Carnival dates are from 22nd February to 9th March. We can expect a lot of colour and fun on the streets, the typical singing groups, competitions and festivals.

Marbella is the perfect place for leisure and fun. It  offers since decades an excellent infrastructure for international “high standard” tourism. However, Marbella maintained its traditional festivals; a large number of people take to the streets to enjoy fun-filled days, as for instance during Carnival.

There are not only are festivals, music, humour and parades, but also a good number of tastings of typical dishes in the street. If you are in Marbella or if you decide to travel to this city of the Costa del Sol in these days, go outside and have fun with the locals. The city has several costume shops if you fancy immerse yourself in the party and fun.

Calendar of activities for Marbella Carnival

The calendar of activities for Marbella Carnival is still pending.

Benalmadena Carnival

The Benalmadena Carnival starts on March 1st with the Drag Queen Gala and will last until Sunday March 10th with the burning of the lizard.

Other years a children’s party has been held in the Plaza de la Mezquita on the first Saturday of carnival from 5 pm. There are activities programmed for children between 2 and 10 years old.

Carnival of Fuengirola

The carnival party for the children usually takes place in the Cristobal Blanca del Moral auditorium at Parque de España. There are magic shows, music, theatre, workshops and other carnival activities such as handicrafts with masks.

On 2 March we highlight the carnival party at Plaza de la Constitución and on 3 March the children’s carnival party at Plaza de España.

Nerja Carnival

This year the Nerja Carnival will take place from 8 February to 3 March. An event with many activities for all audiences that takes place mainly in the Plaza de España and the Balcony of Europe.

Featured events of the Carnival of Nerja:

  • 28 February: Performances and shows from 7pm at the Nerja Cultural Centre.
  • 1 March: Costume contest by category at Plaza de España from 6 pm.
  • 2 March: Carnival Parade at 5:00 pm from Plaza de España, Calle Jaen, Diputación, Plaza Cavana, Calle Granada, Plaza de la Ermita, Calle San Miguel, Plaza de Cantarero, Calle Pintada, Puerta del Mar and back to Plaza de España.
    After the parade the carnival will continue with a party at Plaza de España where they will announce the winners of the costume contest
  • 3 March: Pet costume competition at 11:30 am at Plaza de España followed by a children’s contest.
    From 4:00 pm the Entierro del Boquerón (Burial of the Boquerón) begins, a parade or funeral march through the streets of Nerja to Calahonda beach. fireworks from approximately 7:00 pm at Calahonda beach and which can be seen from the Balcony of Europe.

Carnival Party in Frigiliana

The carnival feast is gaining importance in Frigiliana and is traditionally celebrated every year.

The carnival in Frigiliana begins with a parade that runs through the new part of the village, there is also music and drums up to the Plaza de las 3 Culturas. At the square there is a party that lasts until the early hours of the morning, with awards to the best costumes.

March 9 in Frigiliana and the Plaza de las 3 Culturas.

Tolox Carnival and Powder’s Day

Tolox has one of the oldest known carnivals in the province of Malaga and is called the ‘Día de los Polvos’ (Powder’s Day).

The festival takes place on the 5th of March in the town’s square Plaza Alta and runs through the streets of Tolox.

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