What’s On April 2022


Fun workshops, food fiestas, flamenco, art and fitness are all on the agenda for spring-like April in the Axarquia.

And then, to cap it all off, there’s the small matter of Semana Santa in Velez. It’s quite a month.

Last minute additions

Spring Urban Festival – Velez-Malaga

Primavera urban festial 30 april Velez-Malaga

Fiesta of the Cross – Velez-Malaga

fiesta de la cruz, Velez-Malaga

Special Day of the Potato – El Trapiche

Potato Festival El trapiche

Annual Morcilla (Black Pudding) Festival – Canillas de Aceituno

Morcila Festival, Canillas de Aceituno


Semana Santa 2018 Velez-malaga

There’s no two ways about it: Easter is a huge deal in Velez. This year Holy Week runs from Sunday 10th – Sunday 17th April. What to know a little more about Semana Santa in Velez, read on here. Alternatively, if you’d like to know the itinerary and start times, find our hopefully helpful guide here.

Art & Design

Easter Workshop in Periana

When? 9th April 2022 from 11.00 – 13.30.

What? Learn how to create your own beautiful Easter decorations. Price 10€, all materials included. Sign up before 6th April, contact Aneta 691 922 938.

Where? In Centro del Dia, behind Periana town hall.

Easter workshop in Periana

Give Peace a Chance Dreamcatcher Workshop in Puente don Manuel

When? 9th April 2022 from 12.00 – 16.00.

What? You can learn how to make dreamcatchers using macrame and crochet techniques. Price 40€, includes all materials, buffet lunch and a complimentary glass of cava. Contact Anneke or Donna on 602 299 100 or 608 966 663. More info here.

Where? In bar Scirocco in Puente don Manuel. Follow Scirocco Facebook Page for upcoming events.

Dreamcatcher workshop in Scirocco

Mosaic Workshop in Velez-Malaga.

When? 16th April 2022 at 12.00.

What? Make your own mosaic art. Join this fun workshop using Mosaic Picassiette technique. You can bring some crockery for recycling and other fun ceramic pieces to make a beautiful decoration for your home. Price 45€, includes all materials, refreshments and a glass of cava. Contact Sofia on 643 154 495 or Donna on 608 966 663 to reserve your place.  info here.

Where? Info here.

Mosaic workshop in Velez-Malaga

Music & Theatre

Jazz in Pianista del Carmen

When? 3rd April 2022 at 14.00

What? Concert Swingate. Covering music from Nina Simone, Louis Amstrong etc.

Where? In Pianista del Carmen, Plaza del Carmen, Velez-Malaga. Check out their Facebook Page  for more upcoming events.

Swingate Jazz in Pianista del Carmen

Concert in MVVEL

When? 7th April 2022 at 19.00hrs

What? Concert In Excelsis

Where? In the Museo of Velez-Malaga, Calle Doctor Jiménez Poey 1. Tel 647 212 750.

Mvvel concert in Velez Malaga

Jazz in CAC Velez-Malaga

When? 29th April 2022 at 19.00

What? Concert Zirwicky

Where? In the Contemporary Art Center, Calle Félix Lomas, 27, Velez-Malaga. Tel 952 50 43 49.

Zirwicky in CAC Velez Malaga

Theatrical Tour Medina Balish

When? 9th April 2022 at 10.oo

What? Travel in time to the Andalusi past with historical characters as you walk through the town. Tour in English. Price: 13€ early bookings, 15€ same day / Under 17 years: 5€ / Under 12 years: free (accompanied). Contact to reserve by Whatsapp 628 665 670. More info here.

Where? Starting point is Plaza de la Constitucion, Velez-Malaga.

Medina Balish theatrical tour in Velez-Malaga


What? Dramatic representation of the life of Maria Zambrano

When? 22nd and 23rd April

Where? Teatro del Carmen, Vélez-Malaga

Maria Jurado in Rincon del Arte.

When? 2nd April 2022 at 21.00

What? Fabulous dancing by Maria Jurado. Reserve tickets here or contact 615 441 449 (Lidia Jurado)/ 645 38 64 08 (Lucia Mesa Salvatierra).

Where? El Rincon del Arte, 12, Torrox. Follow their Facebook Page for more upcoming flamenco.

Flamenco in Rincon del Arte


XVII Fiesta del Campo – Benamargosa

When? 23rd April 2022 from 12.00

What? Country party, a chance to discover local gastronomy and culture through the streets of Benamargosa. Collaboration with local associations, companies and residents.

Where? Find location and directions here.

Fiesta del Campo in Benamargosa


XXIX Triathlon Torre del Mar

When? 3rd April 2022 at 9.00

What? Swim, cycle and run – there are 3 categories  – half distance, olympic distance and sprint.

Where? Meeting at the car park next to the Lighthouse in Torre del Mar. More info and registration here.

triathlon 2022 Torre del Mar

Velez-Malaga IX Half Marathon

When? 24th April 2022 at 9.00

What? Starting as always at the Polideportivo Fernando Ruiz Hierro in Velez-Malaga. This year however, the usual 8km run has been increased to 10km but keeping the 4km race.

Where? Polideportivo Fernando Ruiz Hierro, Calle Alhama de Granada 6, Velez-Malaga. More info and registration here.


Ruta del Ajobacalao Velez-Malaga.

When? 1st – 17th April 2022

What? Show off your photos and videos of ajobacalao you try in a contest to win prizes up to 200€.

Where? Available all around Velez-Malaga in different shops and bars. Send your content by Whatsapp to 664 601 819.

Ruta del Ajobacalao Velez-Malaga

Lent Cooking Course in Velez-Malaga

When? 6th April 2022 at 10.00 and 17.00

What? Learn how to make traditional donuts and ajobacalao with Maria Gonzalez Garcia. Reserve your place by e-mailing participacionciudadana@velezmalaga.es.

Where? In Marcado San Francisco, Plaza San Francisco, Velez-Malaga.

Cooking workshop in Velez-Malaga


Like our pick of what’s on in April in the Axarquia? For more of the best things to see and do in the area, keep checking our Facebook page.

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