Fair Sabor a Malaga, gastronomy event

If you are in Malaga between Wednesday 6th and Friday 10th of December you can’t miss the Feria Sabor a Malaga Fair that takes place this year in Paseo del Parque.

Promotional image of Sabor a Málaga

The Feria Sabor a Malaga is known for its excellent cuisine, which visitors can enjoy. There will be free tastings of all types of products, from wines to cheese, ham and oils produced in our region.

Whether you want to enjoy the free samples or buy a product produced in Malaga, the Fair Sabor a Malaga is an opportunity that you should not miss.

Gastronomic activities in Malaga

Sabor a Malaga fair

Up to 90 producers and 4 establishments will be part of this healthy eating proposal. You will find raffles, cooking demonstrations by professionals from the sector, product shows and cooking workshops.

Among the professionals who will be present at the fair are chefs from some of Malaga’s most famous restaurants. There will also be the finalist of the World Sushi Championship in Japan 2016, Carlos Björk.

The fair takes place throughout the year in different regions of the province. Malaga is the last one after being celebrated previously in Ronda, Antequera, Torrox, Coin and San Pedro de Alcantara.

Cooking workshops

Among the cooking workshops you will find we highlight:

  • Children’s cooking workshop: This workshop will show the youngest children how to create a Christmas menu.
  • Elaboration of nougat and tasting of Christmas sweets.
  • Healthy food workshops with bread and Christmas recipes.
  • Natural cosmetics workshop.

Malaga Foods

Whether you want to enjoy the free samples or buy a product produced in Malaga, the Fair Sabor a Malaga is an opportunity that you should not miss.

Some of the most demanded products are different kind of honeys, cheeses, olives, artisan beers, wines, sausages, Christmas sweets or oils among many others.

When and where is the Feria Sabor a Malaga?

The opening of the Fair Sabor a Malaga in 2017 is on Wednesday 6th until Friday 10th of December.

The hours are from 12:00 am to 10pm.

The exact place is the Municipal Auditorium Eduardo Ocon in Paseo del Parque, Malaga.

The youngest children will be able to enjoy animated activities throughout the day to make their visit more entertaining.

More information

For every purchase of a product from Sabor a Málaga you can win a draw.

Also, if you publish on your social networks with the label #FeriaSaboraMalaga you can win daily lots.

How to get to Malaga? Just check our guide for getting to the city centre.

If you want to know more about the Feria Sabor a Málaga you can visit one of its official pages:

Zombie infection detected in Fuengirola in November 2017!

The infection known as ‘Survival Zombie’ is getting wild in Spain and there are fears that the next outbreak will occur in Fuengirola (Malaga) the next Saturday 11th of November in 2017.

last survival zombie infestation
Last infestation in Spain, it was finally controlled and now they expect a propagation in Fuengirola

Only those who can pay a vaccine will have a chance of survival. They will have to accomplish a number of missions  before the end of the night. If they are not bitten in the process they might escape infection by a rescue means not yet specified…but let’s face it, nobody will survive.

being a zombie has its own good things, there are many brain recipes online!

To which group do you belong? If you do not understand a word of Spanish you will be one of the first who get lost and cornered by a zombie horde, not being able to complete missions unless your friends do understand their requests. Do not worry if this is the case, being a zombie has its own good things, there are many brain recipes online!

On Saturday 11th of November, from 11pm to 6am close the doors and windows if you are neither a survivor nor a zombie; although many choose to watch the event, foolish…

Everything about Survival Zombie in Spain

survival zombie in Fuengirola‘Survival Zombie’ is a known event in Spain because of its originality and active participation throughout the Spanish territory.

Those who choose being a survivor in Fuengirola will have to accomplish several missions provided by actors during the night while trying to survive…something that will not be easy. If a zombie touches you , you will become part of the horde.

The story presented to participants is original. There are actors, special effects, streets decorated as an apocalypse with hospital and military camps. You will feel your favourite series of living dead.

For each success mission you will receive a stamp on your ration card, in earlier events it is known there were up to 14 missions. You can choose to collaborate with other players or go solo. Perhaps you prefer to fool them when they are asking if an area is safe? The goal is to survive and that could give enough time for you to avoid a horde and continue your adventure.

Living dead can’t run, except the called Z, those are actors who other zombies follow…and those run fast, if you see one better you run or hide, he will go after you.

Past events and Survival Zombie

survival-zombie-2017At the beginning of the night some military at a camp might provide instructions for survival, pay attention and listen carefully, danger lurks.

Some of the past missions included entering a dark building noiselessly to retrieve an amulet; causing noise would attract the attention of a creature inside.

Survivors must use a green scarf while the undead go with a red one.

If zombies caught you, then you can join the horde or pay 5€ for an emergency vaccine and continue doing missions.

Malaga sightseeing being a survivor or a zombie

If its your first time in Malaga you can take advantage of this experience and visit the city while or after walking dead chase you.

With a Roman past and with a strong Muslim history that left us monuments like the Alcazaba fortress. Malaga is a beautiful tourist destination during all the year that has ended up being the source of undead infection in 2017.

Some of the most popular attractions in Malaga for living beings and dead people

  • Plaza de la Merced.
  • Alcazaba.
  • Roman Theatre.

Visiting Fuengirola while infested by zombies? Definitely an original proposal that might appeal many of you.

Rules and information about Survival Zombie

The event will begin with an introduction to story made by actors.

Children from 10 years old in advance can take part always if accompanied by an adult.

Those who come infected and already did make up at home will pay only 5€ for being a zombie. Those who let being infected at event and choose to make up by professionals will have to pay 15€.

Cost of vaccine for survivors is 30€. If bitten during the event and want to continue doing missions you will have to pay for an emergency vaccine of 5€.

Those who want to take part on this event from outside Malaga could book a bus from Madrid, Ciudad Real and Granada from the official website at past events, so you should ask if there is any available.

Date: Saturday, November 11th, 2017

Hours: From 23pm to 6am

The event will end with the rescue of the few remaining survivors if any in an amazing and secret scene…including helicopter maybe?

If you remove the participant identification prematurely you will be disqualified so you can safely leave the event without zombies biting you.

The infestation will be in October so you still have time ahead to get ready. If you are someone who want a vaccine, you can reserve it at the official website.

Good luck, you will need it.

Promotional Video of Survival Zombie

Short film ‘ Walking dead Revelation’ based in Malaga

The history of the event is based on the book and short film below:

More information and tickets for Survival Zombie

If you are planning to participate you should check the website below:

Official website in Spanish
http://survivalzombie.es/eventos/fuengirola

Erotic Tapas Route in Fuengirola in November

tapa-eroticaFrom this Friday until November the 19th there is a new appointment for those who enjoy tapas. The called ‘Ruta de la Tapa Erótica’  will be celebrated again this year ¿will you join?

This event had a great success among the locals and foreigners visiting Fuengirola in past editions.

This is an original way for bringing the tapas with an erotic, sensual and funny touch. It offers the visitor a wide range of tastes in imaginative small dishes which catch the attention from the first moment.

This year the ‘Ruta de la Tapa’ event have 77 bars participating where you can go to try the tapas. The price however rises again, this time its 2,5€ per tapa and drink (It did cost 1,5€ few years ago and 2€ in past event). If you don’t mind avoiding the event and prefer some normal and cheaper tapas, check our guide of the best tapas bars in Malaga.

Tapa Erótica in Fuengirola
Winner last year

Featuring this year, 8 of those bars will be offering tapas without gluten in Fuengirola, sweet tapas and one vegan tapa.

Tapas contest

If becoming an expert taster sounds interesting to you now you can be one. You just have to pick up a special passport made for this event, the different bars will stamp it with every tapa you order.

pasaporte-tapa-erotica
Image of passport used in past events

Passport is available in Spanish and English. This popular event receives visitors from different countries so you don’t have to worry about not speaking Spanish. You can pick up the passport at the tourism office or at any of the bars participating on this promotion.

Once you fill the passport with 10 stamps you have to bring it to the tourism office. With each passport you bring you will take part in a raffle with some prizes. There is a cruise, smart tv, dinning, hotel nights…and more.

The winners will be announced at the Casa de la Cultura at 8:00 pm.

Are you going to miss it?

Among the available tapas you will find names like ‘Chipirón Picantón’, ‘Memorias de una Geisha’, ‘Tetanic’, ‘Tu rollito nos va’…

This event will take place also in Twitter with the hashtag #Fuengirolamepone.  You can share your epic moments and photos using it.

In past events they sold near half a million of tapas, will you miss yours?

Tango show on December 16th at Centro Cultural de Nerja

On Saturday 16th December at the Centro Cultural Villa de Nerja from 21:00 hours onwards this show takes place by the company’ La Porteña Tango Trío’.

The title of this show by Eugenia Giordano and the finalist couple of the World Tango Championship 2015 is ‘Que me van a hablar de Amor’.

Those interested in attending the show can book their tickets by following the link at the bottom of the page.

About the show

La Porteña Tango Trio, with a show dedicated to classic Argentinean tangos directed by the guitarist Alejandro Picciano, delivering an exquisite journey through time that ranges from the old Creole waltzes of the 1920s to the vanguard of Astor Piazzolla.

The show, supported by screenings, tries to recreate the unique atmosphere of Buenos Aires in a beautiful concert where stories of love, passion and jealousy are told and where of course there is no lack of fun. Because it is never forgotten that tango is a genre of suburban and nearby origin, current and popular with which people from all over the world identify.

Tango show in Nerja in 2017

The show brings the most modern and innovative sound of Argentine tango today. The great poetry of the genre coexists with the beautiful melodies of the old instrumental classics and intertwines with the most beautiful and sensual dance.

Alejandro Picciano, Guitar, direction and staging
Federico Peuvrel, Piano
Matías Picciano, Bandoneon
Eugenia Giordano, Voice
Damián Roezgas and Amira Luna, Dance
Duration: 80 min.
Public: Adult

More information

  • Centro Cultural Villa de Nerja
  • C/ Granada 45 – Nerja
  • Title: Que me van a hablar de Amor
  • Company: La Porteña Tango Trio
  • When: Saturday 16th December at 21:00h
  • Price: 15€
  • Advance sale from 10:00h to 14:00h at the ticket office and at www.mientrada.net
  • More info: https://www.laportenatango.net

If you are interested in the show we might have some invitations for you, ask us for availability.

Halloween in Malaga, terror takes over the city

halloween-2015On October 31 arrives the terrifying night of Halloween in Malaga. Do you have any plan? Malaga is ready and features events in which you can already register.

If you have not yet decided what to do, we offer interesting activities for both adults and children so prepare to survive the terror on Halloween in Malaga. Still without costume? Check the top costumes for Halloween and get ready!

The scariest night of the year approaches in Halloween, we hope you survive as we wouldn´t want to run out of readers.

Halloween at the Historical Botanical Garden La Concepción

If you want to visit the Botanical Garden, perhaps would be a good time the night of October 31; full of frightening beings from the beyond waiting to give you a good scare among the darkest shadows of the garden.

If you go in disguise you can take part in a costume contest in three categories available: children, adults and groups.

Price for the guided visit is 18 Euros for adults and 15 Euros for children under 16 and members.

Guided visits start at 8pm and the duration is for 1 and a half hours.

For reservations or information you just have to call +34 951 92 61 80

Halloween in Malaga with pumpkins

Scary night at the English Graveyard

This mysterious place is open for anyone who wants to venture at night and discover some of the characters brought from the darkest corners of the ultra-world and spread throughout the English Graveyard in Malaga. Are you brave enough?

This year 2017 brings us the “Great Halloween Game” with activities to make the history of the cemetery known to both children and adults. It is necessary to register for teams of 4 to 6 people.

  • Price: 25€ per team
  • Friday 27 and Tuesday 31 October: 7:30,9:00 and 10:30 pm.
  • Information: info@cementerioinglesmalaga.org

halloween lanternHalloween in Malaga with children

Kids love Halloween in Malaga, dressing up is an activity with which they are comfortable all year round without the need for a special day.

When this day comes they are willing to go out disguised and enjoy activities or visit the houses in search of sweets with the typical trick or treat.

Activities for celebrating Halloween in Malaga with family:

Theme Parks like Selwo Marina in Benalmadena and Selwo Adventure in Estepona told us in past events the habits of animals as terrifying as tarantulas, snakes, piranhas, poisonous frogs or bats among others. In addition decoration is adapted to this event and children between 3 and 10 wearing costumes don’t have to pay entrance.

Benalmadena cablecar will have a special decoration in both stations of the trip. Children between 3 and 10 wearing costumes don’t have to pay for the ticket.

Sea-Life offer free entry for those children under 10 years wearing costumes, there will be handcrafts and workshops from 11am to 5:30pm.

cartel-halloween-tivoliTivoli World will also organize a special event for this night and there is free entry for children wearing costumes. From 1st  October to 1st November children and adults wearing costumes have free entrance.

Rosaleda shopping centre will organize a workshop for creating tenebrous baskets between 6pm and 9pm.

The mall Malaga Plaza will also organize an event for any age the next 30th in October from 5pm. Entry will be free and a makeup artist will make-up the children for converting them into terrifying creatures, as memory you will get a polaroid photo of the event. The best photo will have a 150€ prize.

Not confirmed: There will be a special event in Automobile Museum on  29th from 12:30 hours with chilling surprises, tickets cost € 7.5 per person.

Larios street in Malaga centre will be a meeting point for people with amazing costumes, a good place for walking with the family.

Halloween at Pier 1 in the Port of Malaga

On October the dead, witches and ghosts will invade the Port of Malaga from 5 pm.

There will be a costume contest with different category prizes and photos.

Tuesday, from 5 pm to 9 pm at Artsenal, free entry.

Halloween in Torremolinos, Marbella and other municipalities

Terror in Torremolinos

First of all the Nogalera square area in Torremolinos will organize a terror attraction the next 31st. Do you dare?

Not confirmed:

Several events and a costume contest from 5pm in advance. Especially relevant a terrifying event called ‘Terror Mansion’ will await for those who dare. The minimum recommended age is 8 years.

In addition terror will be present the next Saturday at Molino de Inca. This botanical garden will be one of the most terrifying places in Torremolinos. There will be magic and face-paint workshops from 6pm to 8pm. There will be also an event called ‘searching for the mystery’ from 5pm to 6pm.

Scary night at Rincon de la Victoria

Not confirmed but there are special events every year for halloween:

At Rincon de la Victoria they are getting ready for the Terror Tales the 28th and 31st at the Public Library. There will be also a scary street at ‘El Cantal de La Cala del Moral’ from 8pm to 2am.

Furthermore the main mall at this municipality will have a scary area for children at the second floor the next Friday, Saturday and Monday. There is free entry for groups of 6 people (you must inscribe in advance)

Halloween in Estepona

There will be several scary events this year in this municipality:

Halloween in Club de Tenis

There will be food and drinks, music, dancing and enjoyment. You have to pay for what you consume.

There will be a costume contest with a prize for the most terrifying one.

For confirming your assistance email eventos@tenisestepona.com or phone 952 80 15 79

Mundo Mania

This children place celebrates during this scary night several activities: Tunnel of terror, facial makeup, costume contest, hot dogs and drinks.

  • 31st October from 5 pm.
  • 15€ for children between 4 and 12 years.
  • 10€ for children between 1 and 3 years.
  • Free entrance for adults.

Passage of terror in Velez-Malaga

There are many activities planned for Halloween from 5:30 pm. There will be photo sessions, make-up workshops and Halloween pumpkin making workshops.

The building of the House of Associations will handle a passage of terror with different levels of intensity, so it is a scary activity for all audiences from 8 pm.

Also in Velez- Malaga, the so-called Terror Train is available from 7:30 pm to 12 pm.

Terror activities in other municipalities

In Maro they organize Maroween, a gastronomy event.

Pedrizas district  in Churriana  is decorated in a special way during this night, as a result it will be a scary place to stroll around.

Soho district will celebrate Halloween with workshops and activities for everyone. Come and join the face-painting workshop or any of the handcraft. If interested a free inscription is required at Tomas Heredia, 7 street.

Halloween in Benalmadena is celebrated in Plaza de la Mezquita with a ‘terror passage’ from 9 pm to 1:30 am. Price for the ticket is 1.5€

Do you know more events I forgot? Feel free to comment if you want to recommend it.

More ideas for celebrating Halloween

If you want to invite your zombie friends home, nothing better than a good brain cake. Browsing Internet I have found a tasty recipe, wanna try?

It is just an idea, there are many more ideas you can use. Feel free to suggest yours in our comments area.

For the brain recipe you can check this website:
https://howtocakeit.com/blogs/cakes/46754689-deep-red-velvet-brain-cake-with-fondant-brain-tissue-and-raspberry-jam-blood

Halloween in Malaga, Andalusia and Spain

The growing interest in this celebration is unstoppable in Spain, especially in Andalusia and Malaga. Both show the largest number of Internet searches looking for upcoming celebrations.

halloween-interes-geografico

Halloween and ghost stories

Paranormal activity looks like to happen more usually by the end of October or beginning of November…do you agree? Did it happen to you or anyone you know?

Some people say during this night the living and dead world are closer…should we be afraid? Seems like not a bad idea to be, at least during the Halloween night.

Festivals and fairs in Malaga in November

Are you visiting Malaga in November? Then you may be interested in discovering the main festivities and fairs of Malaga during this month.

Welcome November in Malaga

Events in Malaga in November

In the province there are activities all year round, we will recommend Malaga’s festivals and fairs in November:

Toston Festival in Ojen, Marbella

This traditional celebration takes place in the streets of the village of Ojen. The origin dates back to the time of chestnut harvesting, when young people ate them roasted in the countryside.

roasted chestnuts in Malaga

When: November 5
Where: Ojén (Map)

Rabbit Festival in Parauta

During this day, the town of Parauta promote its traditional gastronomy. Different recipes are offered with rabbit and there is also a festival with flamenco and verdiales performances.

Rabbit Festival in Parauta

When: 11 November
Where: Parauta (Map)

Ham Fair in Campillos

Fair with pork products, including cured ham, sausages, olive oil and other traditional products.

Spanish Serrano Ham festival

When: 12 November
Where: Campillos (Map)

Mycological Days in Cortes de la Frontera

If you like mushrooms, this event is for you. It is one morning of mushroom harvesting in the forests of the area and later there is a tasting of them after cooking.

Recolectando setas en Cortés de la Frontera

There are mushroom shows and conferences.

When: 24 to 27 November
Where: Cortes de la Frontera (Map)

Mosto Festival in Atajate

This town of great winemaking tradition celebrates the popular must festival on the last Saturday of November. Tradition has it that the families dedicated to the production of must offer a sample of their last harvest along with a dish of crumbs, typical of the area.

traditional mosto festival in Atajate

When: Last Saturday in November
Where: Atajate (Map)

Chanfaina Day in Totalan

The last Sunday in November takes place the day of this typical local dish, the chanfaina. During this day there are also activities, stands with local made products, dances and an exhibition of old farming tools.

Festival en Totalán

When: Last Sunday in November
Where: Totalán (Map)

 

Activities in Malaga in October and November

While this month temperatures are around 13ºC in cities like London or 9ºC in Munich, on the Costa del Sol you can enjoy a warm 20ºC today. A pleasant temperature that helps doing many activities in Malaga in October and November.

According to statistics from the major airlines operating at Malaga airport there is expected significant growth in both domestic and international flights. It would be a good idea to do a review of interesting activities you can do during these months.

autumn-trees

The first rains of the autumn and the pleasant temperature invite us to meet with the natural and rural environment of the province, feel like trying?

If you are wondering about climate in Autumn, you can check my other post to know what is the average temperature in October, November and December in Malaga.

Autumn activities when visiting Malaga in October

While for an European going to the beach while at Malaga in October or November still a good choice, the Spanish might want to try the sunny days with some rural or monumental tourism.

My older blog post about some of the best places you can visit in Malaga during the year is a clear example of the wide variety of choices in the province, but there are many more.

Nature lovers can enjoy the magnificent Natural Parks of the province when visiting Malaga in October. Temperature is perfect for walking outdoors and the few raining during these months will help for vegetation to take a showy colour.

What if you visit Malaga in November?

During the month of November in Malaga temperatures can drop especially at night. During the daytime the temperatures are usually pleasant and you can enjoy a sightseeing tour of the city or visit some of the inland villages.

If you want to do some hiking routes we recommend that you are aware of the weather. It is best to avoid the hiking tour if there is a chance of rain on that day, something that could happen when you visit Malaga in November.

Sierra de las Cabras and Torcal de Antequera

In this environment you can appreciate the colourful landscape I wrote about in the paragraph above. The autumn raining paints the mountain with beautiful colours for the enjoyment of those who fancy walking on any of its paths.

Don’t know how to get there? https://goo.gl/maps/zv6s17MyMuP2

El Torcal is one of those places which will amaze you, but there are many other places to visit in Antequera.torcal-antequera

Ronda

Ronda in my opinion is a must visit, the landscape view from there is simply amazing and you need to see it in person.

Recently I meet a French couple walking back to the airport for a departure check-in. It was their first visit to Malaga and they were lost so asked me for helping. We had a little conversation about their visit feelings while walking to the airport. They indeed loved Malaga and visited many places…but they missed Ronda!

Don’t make the same mistake as them and do not forget to visit the ‘Puente Nuevo’ for taking some of the representative images of this municipality. From there and from the viewpoint near the park you will enjoy amazing views.

Caminito del Rey (King’s Path)

I think the best season to enjoy visiting and walking Caminito del Rey is during the Autumn or Spring. You must book online and it’s worth your time. Take in consideration that those who fear the heights may have to think twice about visiting it.

Hiking and rural tourism

Autumn is without any doubt the perfect season to discover the interior of the province. Unique places to visit and recommended also to the own locals who can do it on any weekend.

You can go to visit the ‘Cueva del Gato’, ‘Treasure Cave’, ‘Nerja Caves’. Each of those caves have their own story and legends, including hidden treasures.

If what you like is walking and exercising, some paths like the one from Benaojan to Jimera de Libar will gift you a little of magic for your memories.

In Facebook some groups organize hiking routes from many of the white villages in Malaga. If you don’t have someone to go with and it might be a good choice.

One active group I found is:

https://es-es.facebook.com/senderismopormalaga/

We also have some posts where recommending easy hiking routes in Malaga, you could also be interested in having a thermal bath now the temperature is lower than in summer, don’t you?

Sierra de las Nieves

What is better than a video to show you what Sierra de las Nieves has to offer during the year.

Autumn festivals and celebrations

There is a festival every month in Malaga at any of its villages, you want to know them?

Beginning of October is the Fuengirola Fair, a festivity week.

Middle of October is the San Pedro de Alcantara fair, next to Marbella.

First of November is the popular festivity ‘Dia del Toston’ in Marbella

Halloween is celebrated in Malaga province with many events, you can check further about this festivity in my other post.

You can check in other post about Malaga festivals in October.

Do you have any recommendation for those who visit Malaga in October?

Hiking routes, strolling the city centre, visiting the white villages and enjoying the gastronomy. What is your favourite choice during October in Malaga?

Japanese culture arrives to Malaga

For the 19th time, the Spain-Japan Forum arrives in Malaga from 18 to 20 October. As every year it brings us a wide program that brings Japanese culture to the people with the help of gastronomic, festive and cultural activities.

Activities in Malaga

If you like Japanese food, you can’t miss the fish and vegetable cutting techniques of the Japanese chef Kosei Takakura.

Fans of Japanese culture in Malaga can enjoy workshops about kimono, origami, ikebana, shodo and other cultural activities such as tea ceremony, a cosplay catwalk and various exhibitions.

Workshops in Malaga

Various workshops for any Japanese culture fan that will take place in the Okami restaurant between Friday 20th and Saturday 21st October.

Japanese tea ceremony

Do you want to feel like you’re in Japan drinking tea without leaving Malaga? The Japanese tea ceremony, also called cha-no-yu or Chado, is the ritual way they have to prepare green tea in Japan for guests.

In this workshop, in addition to drinking Japanese style tea, you will learn how to do it correctly.

cha-no-yu-malaga

  • Admission: Free of charge
  • When: Friday 20th and Saturday 21st October
  • Opening hours: Fridays from 19:30 to 20:30 and Saturdays from 11:30 to 12:30 and from 13:00 to 14:00.

Origami Workshop

Learn the art of creating figures with paper without using scissors.

Origami appeared after the paper arrived in Japan. In its beginnings the paper figures were cut and painted, they formed part of the ceremonies of the nobility, later after becoming more accessible it was extended its use. Modern origami is made by folding paper only and the use of scissors, glue or colours is not allowed.

  • Admission: Free admission for people over 12 years of age.
  • When: Friday 20th and Saturday 21st October.
  • Opening hours: Fridays from 19:30 to 20:30 and Saturdays from 11:30 to 12:30 and from 18:30 to 19:30.

Origami Museum

Collection of figures made on paper and free entry.

  • When: Tuesday 10 October to Thursday 2 November.
  • Location: Thermal (Map)

Ikebana Workshop

The Ikebana for those of you who do not know it is about the Japanese art of floral arrangement. In this workshop you will take a practical class.

The origin of Ikebana is found in the floral offerings that were made in Buddhist shrines. Over the centuries, contests were held and the first rules for the creation of floral arrangements appeared according to the event. It is a deep discipline with details that often pass unnoticed by the inexperienced eye.

Ikebana in Malaga

  • Admission: Free of charge
  • When: Friday 20th and Saturday 21st October.
  • Opening hours: Friday from 18:00 to 19:00 and Saturday from 17:00 to 18:00 hours.

Kimono Workshop

Learn more about the traditional Japanese dress and how to wear it. You can try a kimono and take some pics.

The kimono is a typical Japanese dress that presents more than 10 varieties depending on the event to be attended, the age or the social status. Today they are still being used to attend formal events.

japanese-kimono

  • Admission: Free of charge
  • When: Friday 20th and Saturday 21st October
  • Opening hours: Friday from 18:00 to 19:00 and Saturday from 17:00 to 18:00

Shodo or Japanese calligraphy workshop

Learn to write your name in Japanese with the traditional Japanese calligraphy. This technique is very difficult to master and children are trained from an early age.

The origin of the shodo comes from Chinese calligraphy and is a very difficult art to learn. It requires great precision and each kanji character must be drawn following a particular stroke.

Shodo workshop in Malaga

  • Admission: Free of charge
  • When: Saturday 21 October
  • Timetable: from 13:00 to 14:00 and from 18:30 to 19:30

Learn about Japanese culture in Malaga

Everything you’ve always wanted to know about Japan with conferences, expositions and exhibitions among other activities.

Exhibition of bonsai and ceramics

Visit this free exhibition of ceramic and bonsai arts in Malaga.

This art of Chinese origin consists of cultivating trees and plants by reducing their size. The aim is to imitate a form that reminds us of a scene in nature.

Depending on the size of the bonsai and its shape, it can receive different names.

Bonsai

  • When: Wednesday 18 to Saturday 21 October
  • Where: Hotel Vincci Posada del Patio (Map)

If you like and have been unable to visit this exhibition you can visit the Bonsai Museum in Marbella

Sumi-e painting exhibition

This typical Japanese painting is exhibited at Okami Restaurant.

Of Chinese origin it was introduced in Japan during the 14th century and its style is based on a single colour drawing in ink.

Sumi-e draw

When: Thursday 12 to Tuesday 24 October

Cosplay catwalk

This art of dressing up as favourite video game characters, anime or manga is very popular among young people.

The origins of this practice can be traced back to Japan in the 1970s before it  spreaded around the world. Today it is quite common to see so-called cosplayers in almost any celebration related to the thematic.

cosplay Málaga

  • When: Saturday 21 October
  • Timetable: 21:00 hours
  • Place: Okami Restaurant

Sampling Japanese food in Malaga

Typical Japanese dishes with wines and beers from Malaga.

  • Price: 15€ per person
  • When: Wednesday 18 October
  • Timetable: From 20:00 to 21:00 and from 21:30 to 22:30
  • Place: Okami Restaurant

Flavours of the land

Five tastings where you can enjoy the meeting of flavours between Malaga and Japan with sakes and handmade beers.

  • Price: 15€ per person
  • When: Thursday 19 October
  • Timetable: 20:00 to 21:00 and 21:30 to 22:30

Malaga Fairs and Festivals in October

October in Malaga brings us a large number of fairs and festivals. The province has much more to offer beyond the summer months, as we proved with the recommended activities in September.

Join us to discover what you can do during October in Malaga.

Festivals and Fairs in October

Main events in Malaga in October

If you are one of those who like to get to know the villages during the celebrations of their traditional activities, read on.

Day of Perota Soup

This important culinary event in Álora has its own blog entry, you can learn more about Perota Soup Day here.

7th in October, free rations of food are distributed in a town with its own character, who would miss it? There are many things you can do after enjoying this gastronomic day.

traditional soup in Alora

Torrox Fair

The Torrox fair begins the first weekend of October with a cavalcade where giant puppets of big heads parade before the lighting of the fair that night.

The fair lasts 5 days during which you can eat, drink and have fun. There are musical performances, booths and mechanical attractions for the little ones.

The daytime fair takes place in Plaza de la Constitución. To know how to get there, consult the following map.

Algatocín Fair

During the first week of October the Algatocin fair takes place. This fair offers the visitor typical dishes of the region as well as workshops and sports activities.

On October 4, the municipal music band travels around the town house by house and they receive typical sweets and drinks in compensation.

To plan your route by road to Algatocin you can consult this map.

Fuengirola Fair

The Fuengirola fair, one of the most popular events in the province, takes place from 6th to 12th October.

The main activity of the fair, both during the day and at night, is in the fairgrounds, with artistic performances and access to different stands and mechanical attractions.

In the fair booths you can enjoy good dishes, drinks and dances. The Plaza de la Constitución is another of the places where there is a festive atmosphere of the fair with dances and other activities.

To get to Fuengirola you can consult our guide.

Yunquera Fair

The Yunquera fair is a traditional celebration. Its origins link it to the return of many of its inhabitants from Cadiz after the harvest season.

After the grape offering, there is an event in which you can participate by stepping on grapes to commemorate the production of the typical wine of Yunquera.

Visiting Yunquera during its popular festivals is an opportunity to taste its rich typical gastronomy typical in some of its restaurants.

To get to Yunquera you can consult this map.

Nerja Fair

Between October 8th and 12th, is celebrated the Nerja Fair. The fair is characterized by its flamenco singing festivals, sports activities, horseback riding and verbenas among other activities.

During the Nerja Fair, the election of the Queen of the fiestas as well as Mister and Miss Nerja takes place.

If you want to know how to get to Nerja you can read our guide.

Feria de Nerja

Ojen Fair

The Ojen fair occurs between 9 and 12 October. It begins with a procession through the streets that ends in the square, after which the day fair begins.

The fair features live concerts and crowning of the queen and bridesmaids of the fair. Among the activities there are family games and mechanical attractions a few meters from the square for the enjoyment of the little ones.

Ojen Fair

Celebration of Monfi in Cutar

Cutar festivalThe second weekend of October is celebrated the Festival of Monfi in Cutar municipality. This event presents the visitor with cultural, gastronomic and leisure activities.

The Fiesta del Monfi has been declared of tourist interest. During this weekend the narrow white streets of this municipality are dressed for the occasion with ornamentation and handcrafted souks in an attempt to relive their Moorish past and commemorate the resistance of those who refused to be expelled from their lands.

In the municipality you will find workshops of all kinds, from dance to forging or coin-making. Among the events you will find live music, parades, donkey rides, fire shows and much more.

This party is suitable for families because of the variety of attractions available. In addition to the cultural activities of the town of Cutar, you can also enjoy the architecture of the place dating back to the first centuries of Muslim domination.

Villanueva de Tapia Cattle Fair

This traditional cattle fair is held on 10,11 and 12 October. The origin of the fair dates back to 1860 and concentrated a large number of farm animals.

If you want to visit it, this is one of the oldest fairs in Andalucia, also a great opportunity where you can buy typical products of the area.

There are cultural activities and varied shows, a gastronomic fair, tastings and an exhibition of horses.

This fair takes place in the municipal sports pavilion and the ‘Explanada del Nacimiento’. If you want to know how to get to Villanueva de Tapia you can take a look at this map.

Fiesta en el Aire in Arriate

During the second or third weekend of October, from Friday to Sunday. In 2017 the date is the 15th in October. The streets of this town of Malaga are decorated for the occasion and presents numerous activities for all audiences.

The youngest children will find handmade games in some of the streets, although the elders will also be able to make use of them. An event that offers art, culture, musical shows and a varied cuisine to anyone who visits Arriate this weekend.

The townspeople’s effort to participate in this event of artistic expressions and gastronomic traditions is outstanding. The streets are filled with flea markets where you can find a wide variety of typical products.

Arriate village photo

If you want to join the activities that take place in this municipality I recommend you to go by car. You can take a look at the map of Arriate to plan the best route.

San Pedro de Alcantara Fair

Every October around the 19th, they celebrate the San Pedro de Alcantara Fair. A fair that you will find during the night in the fairgrounds (same place where every Thursday you will find the flea market). The day fair takes place on the streets of the village.

During the fair you will find the typical inaugural procession, booths where you can eat and drink or dance, different types of events and outdoor activities.

Every year the fair brings a guest artist to perform a live concert.

San Pedro de Alcántara Fair

To get there you can take a look at this map. If you are driving during the fair, it is advisable to park in Marbella and take the bus to San Pedro de Alcántara.

Yunquera Wine and Chestnut Fair

The last weekend of October on the one before (in 2017 the fair is the 21st and 22nd in October)  if you want to visit the village of Yunquera you can come to discover the wine and chestnut fair.

The fair offers the visitor a handicraft and commercial area, you can buy products from the town and participate in contests and tastings.

It is a festival declared of Provincial Tourist Singularity, so if you want to get to Yunquera you can look at this map to plan your route by car.

Fair of the Chestnut in Pujerra

On October 28th, the Chestnut Fair is held in Pujerra. You will find a whole series of products and dishes made with chestnuts and that precedes the procession of the Virgin of Fatima on November 1st.

On the night of October 31st, there is a verbena and roasted chestnuts until 1 am. It’s a night of music and dancing, plus during the day you can learn all about chestnut harvesting.

If you want to visit Pujerra, I recommend you plan your route with this map.

Halloween Night

costume-halloweenMultitude of municipalities in Malaga are invaded by ghosts and spooky creatures during the night of October 31st on Halloween.

There are special events and activities during the evening for all ages. Some establishments and other places including zoos or botanical gardens may offer discounts or prizes to those in disguise.

To learn more about Halloween events and activities in Malaga, I recommend you visit our other blog post.

 

Luna Mora Festival in Guaro 2017

Map for getting to GuaroIn Guaro will take place on 8 and 9 in September the Luna Mora Festival.

This event of 2 days is a free meeting place of Andalusian culture and music with streets decorated for the occasion; a mixture of cultures that have lived together and shaped this town over the centuries and during these days offer visitors a good excuse to come visit.

No to forget the typical candles lit along the streets of the town, creating a beautiful sight at night; some romantic shapes where many couples decide to take the photo to immortalize the moment.

During the night numerous stalls offer food at good prices.

Program of Luna Mora in Guaro

This event starts on Friday, September 8 at 5 pm with the opening of the Moorish craftsmen souk and has the same schedule for Saturday September 9.

5 pm Opening of the Moorish craftsmen souk
5:30 pm Workshops in the streets of downtown
6 pm Lightning of the candles
6:30 Workshop of craft games
7 pm Ambience in the streets and visit of the cultural patrimony of the village
8:30 pm Children´s tales at Plaza de los Cuentos
9 pm Parade
10 pm Oriental dance workshop
11 pm Flamenco show at the Auditorium
12 Midnight tales for adults at Plaza de los Cuentos
12:30 am Ambience in the streets
12:45 am Show at the Cultural centre Al-Andalus

When arriving there by car there is usually enabled an outdoor parking just before you get to Guaro from where you take a bus up to the village.

Do not hesitate, if you have no plans on Friday 8 or Saturday 9 September, come and visit the Luna Mora in Guaro, you won´t regret it.

Official program: http://guaro.es/lunamoraguaro/programacion.php