Terral in Malaga – Summer Festival from July 5 to 22

Terral MalagaThe Terral in Malaga is not just a much feared local hot wind but also a refreshing summer festival in the capital of the Costa del Sol. Promptly we explain both “phenomena”.

The Terral summer festival takes place this year from July 5 to 22 at various venues throughout the city: Cervantes theatre and Echegaray theatre welcome musicians and all kind of styles with about twenty concerts from the minimalistic music of Michael Nyman to folk, rock, Flamenco, string music, Fusion, R & B, blues and soul and others. The vast majority of the performances will take place at the Teatro Cervantes; at Echegaray theatre there will be two concerts and a new module of the festival dedicated to children with the name “Terralillo” (something like “little hot wind”), between July 7 and 21, where the small ones can also enjoy the music and lyrics.

The Terralillo, music for children, will take place in the theatre Echegaray on July 7, 14 and 21 at 7 pm, and on July 8, 14 and 22 at 12 noon. The ticket prices range from 6 € for Terralillo and 10 and 20 € for most concerts.

The complete program can be found at

And what is the other Terral?

Well, a weather phenomenon typical of Malaga that can occur about 10 times throughout the summer and when you have experienced it, you will know what it is to feel the heat! Typically, summers are moderately warm in Malaga, due to the proximity of the sea and although we are in southern Europe, the temperature is quite bearable. This changes radically when blows the “Terral”.

As the name suggests, it is a wind coming from the hinterland and which is heated up so much along its way that when it finally arrives in Malaga, the temperature shoots up to between 35° and 39°C (95º and 102ºF). It is no exaggeration to say (from experience) that when going out in the afternoon it is as if someone blows the hot air with a hair dryer from inside the oven into your face. Pure fire!

Fortunately, this phenomenon normally does not last more than two days; days when you can take a swim in the sea at 9.30 pm in search of refreshment and five minutes later your hair is dry again (again, not exaggerating!). For when the Terral comes, you’ll get another blog with some useful tips to stay cool. Meanwhile, enjoy the good life, music, mild temperatures, blue skies, the cold beers … mmmh…I better stop; I’m sure you´re not going to have trouble finding a lot to enjoy in Malaga!

Solycalle – Performing arts festival in the streets of Malaga

solycalle MalagaDuring the month of May we can enjoy a new initiative that takes place in Malaga city: The first festival of performing arts Solycalle on the streets of the capital of the Costa del Sol, with theatre performances, dance, circus and puppetry. The coming Saturdays, beginning May 5 and until the first Saturday in June, there are held performances in the square of CAC (Contemporary Art Centre).

This Saturday there will be an animated show at 12 midday and 5:30 pm, puppets at 6 pm, juggling at 7 pm and circus at 8 pm. Thus for a month, locals and visitors can see for themselves – and for free – the good health of a genre, the street theatre.

Here you have the complete program, come to the Plaza! Oh, one additional note: On Saturday May 12 there is no theatre in the street because there is celebrated the NIGHT IN WHITE (Noche en Blanco) in Malaga, an event that you should not miss!

Saturday, May 5: 12 noon Cia Barré: Juan Palomo (animation)
5.30 pm Cia Barré: Juan Palomo (animation)
6 pm Ángeles de Trapo: Christian Andersen stories (puppets)
7 pm Manolo Carambolas: Elektrimin (juggling)
8 pm Vagalume: Tó kao (circus)
Saturday, May 19: 12 noon Teatro del Lazzi: Calle de la comedia (animation)
6 pm Ángeles de Trapo: Tres historias (puppets)
7 pm Hnos. Moreno: Mucho más que circo
8 pm Teatro del Lazzi: Amar en tiempos revueltos (Art comedy)
Saturday, May 26: 12 noon Cia Barré: Juan Palomo (animation)
1 pm Nanny Gogorno: Jurujujaja
5.30 pm Cia Barré: Tras la escoba
6 pm Manolo Carambolas: Elektrimin (juggling)
7 pm Rolabola Teatro: ¡Lucha! (acrobatics)
8 pm Nanny Gogorno: Lunatik
Saturday, June 2: 12 noon Teatro del Lazzi: Calle de la comedia (animation)
6 pm Ángeles de trapo: Circo Mobil
7 pm Manolo Carambola y Rolabola: Hermanos Wifi
8 pm Reandanza (closing): Tango el corazón mirando al sur

How to get there: The CAC square is located in calle Alemania, in the centre of Malaga, just a few meters from the nearby station “Malaga centro Alameda”. There are also numerous public and private parking close to the CAC for visitors who prefer to get there in their own vehicle.

Festival Arte Sano in Marbella November 26 and 27

During the weekend of November 26th and 27th we can enjoy the third edition of the Festival Arte Sano which takes place in San Pedro de Alcantara, Marbella.

During this weekend we can pop around a different and unconventional fair which aims to promote alternative life in all its aspects, with information on healthy living, natural health and alternative therapies, self-help and personal development. There will be an intense program of lectures and workshops for adults and children, and a green market, vegetarian food and music.

At the Festival Arte Sano you can find different types of alternative food, a market with natural food products, ethnic products, clothing and crafts; there is an extensive program of activities such as Yoga, Pilates, Biodanza and belly dancing among others. There’s also live music along with many activities for children.

If you’re interested in “alternative ways of life”, approach the Healthy Arts Festival in Marbella; admission is free.

Location: San Pedro de Alcantara, Fairgrounds
Hours: 10 am to 11:30 pm

At this link you can find the full festival program; check it out, it´s worth it!


The popular feast of Chestnut Roast in Marbella, Nov. 1

During the last weekend in October and November 1 takes place a classical tradition in Marbella and the villages of the Genal Valley and Serrania de Ronda: The Chestnut Roast (Tostón).


This ancient custom in Malaga which gradually is forgotten in favor of the American custom of Halloween is a lively excursion to the countryside with loved ones and friends, to spend an animated evening among roasted chestnuts typical of the region, Anise, stories and laughter. In fact, these dates are so deeply rooted in the villages of Marbella that All Saints Day is known here as the Day of Tostón.

The beautiful villages in the mountains of Marbella, Genal Valley and the Serrania de Ronda where we can enjoy these unique evenings until the wee hours of the morning are for example Ojen, Pujera and Casares. The locals of these villages move to the countryside with tents and barbecues, and a good amount of roasting chestnuts, anise and rum and celebrate in their own way a tribute to the fruits of autumn. Other towns in the region celebrating this singular festival are Benalauria, Competa, Igualeja, Istán, Jimera de Libar, Marbella, Torrox and Ronda.

If you are in Marbella and the Costa del Sol at this time it is worth paying a visit to the villages of the Serrania. After the first autumn rains in the province of Malaga, the forests are gleaming and the atmosphere is very clean, inviting for walks in the countryside and to enjoy the white villages of Malaga. Forecasts for the last weekend in October in Malaga are around 22º C (71.6º F), with cloudy intervals on Saturday and cloudy on Sunday.

Jazz Festival in Malaga from 9th to 13th of November

This year takes place the 24th Jazz Festival in Malaga, with new venues for music, since the usual offer of the Cervantes Theatre is joined by the Echegaray Theatre and historic downtown streets, which will host from the 9th to 12th of November, a parade with Dixieland music by the Seamus Blake Quintet.

In addition, this year’s Festival de Jazz de Málaga offers as well an international seminar devoted to this genre. The seminar will take place between the 10th and 12th of November at the Conservatorio Manuel Carra, with activities for students and others open to the general public.

The event begins on Tuesday, November 9th with a parade that will tour the historic centre and will be repeated daily until Friday 12th. On the same day start as well the concerts at the theatre Echegaray. Below you will find the complete program, the concert tickets are priced 15 €.

  • Echegaray Theatre

    November 9th: Doris Cales Quartet. 21:00 pm

    November 10th: Ana Cisneros Trio. 22:30 pm

    November 11th: The Unsustainable Big Band. 21:00 pm

    November 12th: Seamus Blake Quintet. 22:30 pm

    November 13th: Sacri Delfino Trio. 22:00 pm

  • Cervantes Theatre

    November 10th: Chano Domínguez. 21:00 pm

    November 12th: The Bad Plus. 21:00 pm

    November 13th: Dayna Kurtz. 20:00 pm

  • Parade in downtown

    10th to 12th of November: The Band Andajazz will tour the historic centre from 13:00 to 14:00 pm.