Feast of Saint Sebastian
When: January 20
Patron saint's day with its own personal character. On the Saturday before the day of the feast, the image of San Sebastian is transferred from its hermitage, located in the upper part of the town, to the parish of Santa Ana.
On the 20th the City Council invites residents and visitors to typical meals accompanied by wines from the terrain. After the this, at night, the procession of the patron saint is celebrated making the journey back to the hermitage. With the arrival of the throne at the hermitage the feast ends. Many people come to this procession , including residents of nearbyf towns, attracted by the beauty of the procession.

When: End of February or early March
Within these carnival festivities, a murgas contest ( a form of popular music theatre ) is held in the House of the Young People with cash prizes. The party usually starts at 18:00h., with parades and costume contests with cash prizes. After the tour of the street , the animation performances and the winning murgas begin in the contest.

Easter Week
When: End of March or early April
It begins on Good Friday, the day on which the procession of the statue of Virgin of Sorrows It is a nineteenth century image and the locals are devoted to it. On Easter Sunday the image of the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem, ( more popularly known as the "pollinica " is carried through the streets accompanied by the villagers carrying the traditional branches of palm and olive trees.
The days of the processions are:-
Holy Wednesday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Resurrection Sunday, acquiring the latter being of special interest.

Romería de San Isidro
When: Second Weekend of May
The pilgrimage begins at 10:00h., with the mass in the hermitage of San Sebastian. Next, we proceed to the transfer of San Isidro, in pilgrimage, from the hermitage to the Parque de la Vega. The festival is enlivened with musical groups until sunset, at which point the saint is taken from Parque de la Vega back to the hermitage.

Night of San Juan (Saint John)
When: June 23
The beaches of Algarrobo Costa welcome the summer celebrating the Night of San Juan with a popular night on the beach from late afternoon with free barbecued skewered sardines. In addition, several musical groups liven up the night at different points on the seafronts of the town. It is part of tradition to wash your face at 24:00h., because according to the popular saying, it increases beauty and prolongs youth.

Algarrobo Fair
When: First fortnight of August
This fair is usually three days long and ends on a Sunday. Sports contests and children's parties are scheduled. In the official building , with free entry for all, there is a lively dance and performances of choirs and dances from the village of Algarrobo and other villages which are invited to participate in the song and dance contests.

Feast of the Burning of Algarrobo
When: end of September
Algarrobo commemorates the attempt to burn the village by the French army. It is three days in which, both neighbors and visitors, imagine themselves in Spain in the early nineteenth century, to recall the events that occurred on September 23 and 24, 1811. In addition to the different historical recreations, organized by the Association "Burning of Algarobbo", other performances and shows are held, tasting of tropical fruits and cakes of the town, tapa route, contests, etc. A weekend full of displays and activities, for the enjoyment of the people of Algarobbo and all the visitors, more of which come every year.
The failed attempt of the "Burning of Algarobbo " during the Revolutionary War
On September 24, 1811 is written in gold letters in the history of Algarrobo. It was the day that the Napoleonic army was ordered to burn Algarrobo and the day the villagers of Algarobbo avoided it. One of the decisive factors in the future of the War of Independence was the existence of the guerrillas, composed of many different people with different ideals who were able to put the most powerful army of that time in check.
To deal with them, Commander Bellangé arrived in the Axarquía on September 21, 1811, commanding a Company of the 58th Regiment, one of his columns commanded by Captain Ricard was attacked in Algarrobo, on September 23, by the party of José Segovia , causing the deaths of 12 soldiers of the French army. Bellangé's reaction was not unexpected and on the 24th he arrived, with all his army, to Algarrobo, in search of José Segovia, who he never managed to apprehend.
Here ends the official story and starts the very true legend:
Outrage, wounded pride and eagerness for revenge caused Bellangé to make the cruellest decision for Algarrobo, the burning of the entire people. The reaction of the town was forceful, addressing the authorities in search of clemency, the Commander granted a period of 24 hours to obtain forgiveness from the French authorities of Malaga. The people of Algarobbo chose the best rider in the town, to travel the 80 kilometres back and forth to Malaga, using several horses, of which it is believed two died from exhaustion The rider arrived, with the pardon, a few minutes before the given deadline was met, between the jubilation and the joy of the neighbors
of Algarrobo, the people were forgiven and the French fulfilled the agreed pact

Beer party - oktoberfest
When: October 11
The seafront hosts the 'Oktoberfest' or the Beer and Sausage Festival, a festival typical of the German city of Munich, which is held annually. The municipality of Algarrobo pays tribute to the large number of foreign residents, especially Germans, who live in this town. Some restaurants and bars in the area set up their bars and offer visitors typical dishes of German cuisine and beer at affordable prices. In addition, the festival features musical performances and folk songs