List of special and thematic festivals in the Malaga province
Hereby an incomplete list of special and thematic festivals in the Malaga province:
– Douglas Days (Teba)
Last week end of August. In memory of a Scottish crusader killed here in 700 years ago. Street theatre performed by the local inhabitants of the village.
– The Ajoblanco Festival (Almáchar)
The first Saturday of September every year. Celebrating the traditional Andalusian could soup Ajoblanco made of almonds, garlic, olive oil, bread, vinegar and salt.
– Town festival of Ronda (Ronda)
Normally around the second week end of September. Town festival dedicated to the famous bullfighter Pedro Romero.
– The Vendimia Wine Harvest Festival (Manilva)
Around the first week end of September. Celebrating the harvest of the Muscatel grape.
– The Vendimia Wine Harvest Festival (Mollina)
The second week end of September. 3 local wineries participate with wine tasting.
– The Music Day (Benamocarra)
Second Saturday of September. Festival in tribute to the local compositor Eduardo Ocón.
– The Vineyards Festival (Moclinejo, on ‘The Grape Route’)
Second Sunday of September. Celebrating the agriculture of the Muscatel grape. Wine tasting and demonstration of the processing of the wine.
– The Embassy of Moorish and Christians (Alfarnate)
Second Sunday of September. Classic theatre about the Moorish and Christians in Andalusia.
– The Olive Festival (Alozaina)
Second week end of September. Celebrating the table olives – the ones used for picking or salads. The first olives of the season are harvested.
– The Luna Mora Festival (Guaro)
Second week end of September. In the light of candle lights in the streets the Moorish history of Andalusia is celebrated with market, shows and activities in the streets. Also concerts.
– The Embrujo Andalusí Festival (Carratraca)
Second week end of September. Thematic festival about the Moorish history of Andalusia. Market and activities in the streets.
– The Special Trabuco Festival (Villanueva del Trabuco)
The 3rd Saturday of September. A summer carnival with everybody dressed up and having fun.
– Traditional Verdiales Competition of Benagalbón (Rincón de la Victoria)
3rd Saturday of September every year. Lots of bands play the traditional ‘verdiales’ songs in the streets among colourful pots and happy people.
– The Arabic Festival (Salares)
The 3rd week end of September. Medival market, childrens’ activities, dance shows, etc. in the streets.
– The Grape Festival (El Borge)
Every 3rd Sunday of September. Celebrating the Muscatel grape, with elaboration workshops showing some of the processes. Also tasting of traditional dishes and music in the streets.
– The Goat Festival (Casabermeja)
3rd week end of September. A tapas route, a cheese market, goat dish tasting and various workshops.
– Historic Recreation of 1810 (Mijas)
3rd week end of September. Celebrating the 70 local soldiers that resisted the occupation of Napoleon in the independence war.
– The Grape Festival (La Viñuela)
The last week end of September. In memory of the days before the creation of the lake when the area was a great wine producer. Grape tasting and music performances.
– The Boquerón Festival (Rincón de la Victoria)
The 4th week end of September. Celebration of the traditional local Boquerón – a little blue fish that is served either deep fried or in vinegar. Free tasting on the beach promenade.
– The Almond Day (Almogía)
The last Sunday of September. Market, tasting of local dishes and music in the streets.
– Recreation of El Tempranillo (Alameda)
Last week end of September. In memory of a bandit killed here in the 19th Century. Street theatre performed by the local inhabitants of the village.
– Historic recreation of 1570 (Casarabonela)
The 3rd week end of September. In memory of local rebellions in the 16th Century. Various performances, medival village theme and traditional dishes served.
– The burning of Algarrobo (Algarrobo, Axarquía)
The 3rd week end of September. In memory of the threat of Napoleon to burn the village if a local hero wasn’t delivered.
– Bella Jarifa Nights (Cártama)
The last days of September. Medival festival with camels in the streets, henna workshops, dance shows.
– Artesanal Cheese Festival (Teba)
The 1st week end of October. Cheese producers from all over Andalusia gather to display their products.
– The Ham Festival (Campillos)
First week end of November. Market of sausages, ham, cheese, chorizo, wine and other local products. Music in the streets.