Carnivals
When: February
The festivities last for ten days, around Ash Wednesday, although in the previous weeks the there is already a flavour of carnival with acts such as the potajes and berzas organized by some groups, and with the preliminary selections of the groups of Carnival chants. On Friday, the grand final of groups is held at the Cervantes Theatre; on Saturday the pregon is pronounced and then the God Momo and the Goddess of Carnival are chosen, after which a procession begins. Sunday is the day of the Great Carnival Parade, through the main streets of the centre. From Monday to Friday the Carnival is held on the Street, with performances by the groups on the different stages, and the Saturday is the Grand Carnival Dance, organized by the Carnival Citizen Foundation and the Malaga Federation of Peñas. Finally, on Sunday Gran Comitiva de Duelo y Entierro del Boquerón, is celebrated, with an end marked by fireworks by the beach.

MALAGA FILM FESTIVAL
When: April
The Malaga Festival of Spanish Cinema was started in 1998. Since then, it has been seen as an important event in the film industry in Spain.
The festival takes place in different points and of the city of Malaga. These are the Teatro Cervantes, the Teatro Echegaray, the Albéniz Cinema, the Picasso Museum the Hotel Málaga Palacio, among others.
The public will be able to enjoy seeing the influx of celebrities. You will also enjoy the feature films, short films and documentaries that are screened in the halls associated with the festival.
Finally, you will have the possibility to participate in the complementary activities that are organized around it.
Concerts, exhibitions, meetings... The red carpet dresses the streets of the city, and for ten days you will see familiar faces. There are prizes such as the Golden Biznaga. This is the highest award that the official jury of the festival awards for the best film presented in the Official Section of the contest.
The Golden Biznaga is accompanied by a cash prize of around 60,000 euros.

Easter
When: Check date
Every year, passion week in Malaga is a wonderful spectacle appealing to the five senses, thrones, carrying the images that are in procession, penitents giving light and colour with their candles processional marches filling the air with that particular music of Easter, aromas of incense and flowers and thousands of people crowding in to see and applaud their favourite brotherhoods.
Huge thrones that do not leave the churches because they do not fit through their doors, authentic walking chapels of up to more than 5,000 kilos carried by dozens of people . Military parades that play processional marches or sing their hymns during the processions. All this does not mean this means lack of religious respect but rather is the particular way in which the people of Malaga live the faith and feeling for their Holy Week. The processions of the Holy Week of Malaga, therefore offer a unique attraction not only for people who participate in its penance stations, but also to all those visitors and tourists from all corners of the world.
More than 5 million tourists now visit The Holy Week of Malaga. A cosmopolitan city accustomed to tourism and having the most experience and infrastructure for hosting this event in Spain.

Night in White
When. Mid May
Night in White in Málaga is a cultural and leisure event held in the centre of the city. It is organized and coordinated by the Culture Area of the City of Malaga. It is also supported by other delegations and municipal bodies, as well as private institutions. The Night in White of Malaga presents more than 200 activities in different areas of the city. At this night-time festival of culture, the fun of young and old is assured.
A magical night that the people of Málaga have been having and enjoying since 2008 and that, every year, has more fans.

ST JOHN'S NIGHT
When: Night of June 23rd
The festivities begin two days before the feast of San Juan in each Malaga neighborhood.
The culmination of the festivities takes place on the night of the 23rd. At twelve o'clock, the "júas" are starting to burn, which are nothing more than large rag dolls, filled with sawdust, paper or any other material. They are made by the people of each neighborhood and usually represent some popular character, grotesquely characterized.
When the flames are at a reasonable height, the young people begin to jump the bonfire, showing off and competing in courage and dexterity with their peers.
It is said that, tonight which is seen as magical, every person who bathes or washes his face in the water of the sea at midnight, will have eternal beauty.

VIRGEN DEL CARMEN. MARITIME PROCESSION
When. 16th July
The typical procession of the Virgen del Carmen is celebrated every July 16, having special importance in the neighborhoods of the city's seafaring tradition.
The image of Nuestra Señora del Carmen is carried in procession in all fishing districts, finally being embarked on an altar adorned with flowers for a subsequent tour of the sea in which it is accompanied by many small small boats.
The people carry the image wear the typical marengo costume, consisting of white shirt, black trousers, red sash and espadrilles. At boarding time the marengos strip off their espadrilles, and enter the sea to carry the image, thus preventing it from getting wet and deteriorating.

MALAGA FAIR
When: August
The summer festivities of the city have their origins in the commemoration of the incorporation of Malaga into the Crown of Castile by the Catholic Monarchs, who entered the city on August 19, 1487.
In 1491, coinciding with the religious celebrations of the Cabildo Catedral, the Municipal Council established the beginning of the popular festivities that were held in that year on August 15.
It was when they reached the year 1887 that, in the commemoration of the IV Centenary of the entry of the Catholic Monarchs to Malaga, they resurfaced in all their splendour. The August Fair of Malaga has come to be known to this day as the Great Summer Festival, with an open, cosmopolitan and international feeling, reflecting the character of the capital of the first tourist area in Europe: the City of Malaga as the nerve centre of the Costa del Sol and its metropolitan area.
Enjoy the most important events, such as the opening of the fair. accompanied by a fireworks show; the Romería where horseriders, carriages and the Malaga people accompany the flag bearer of the fair to the Sanctuary of Victory; the Central Fair where you can taste wines and tapas accompanied by music in the historic streets of Malaga; the Royal Fair, in which booths, live performances, and fairground attractions meet in an enclosure prepared for the enjoyment of the visitor.

ROMERÍA TO THE SANCTUARY OF VICTORY
When: Saturday of the fair
On the Saturday of Feria, from 11 a.m., on the Central Paseo del Parque, in front of the city's Town Hall, a large number of pilgrims, horseriders, and wagons are gathered, all beautifully adorned, as well as numerous members of the public to witness the beginning of the pilgrimage.
At 12 o'clock, on the steps in front of the town hall, the mayor delivers the flag of the city of Malaga to the flag bearer of that year, who will carry it in colourful pilgrimage, to the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Victory , Patron of Malaga, where you a mass is offered for the Malaga people.
Once this event is over, the pilgrimage returns to the festival in the centre of the city and awaits the opening of the fair at dusk.

Christmas
From the first days of December the streets and main squares of Malaga are filled with lights and colour. A spectacular Christmas decoration that invites you to the walk and delight.
Numerous activities take place on these dates: skating rinks, music concerts.... A lively street life framed by the wonderful decorations.
And why not think about some shopping. Numerous stalls are distributed throughout the Park on these special dates. And our shopping centres, department stores, with the numerous shops that surround them and of course the entire historic centre has a lot to offer you.
Why not spend some days with us at this time of year, you will enjoy. And you can even sunbathe on our beaches.