What’s on in May 2022

Romeria in Velez Malaga

With holidays, romerias and ferias aplenty, May 2022 is certainly one of our favourite months in southern Spain. The weather is warm, the evenings are lengthening and the sea is tempting. Summer, in other words, is just around the corner.

Here’s our pick of what’s on in May in the Axarquia…

Food & Drinks

Torre del Mar Tapa Route – 6th until 22nd May

Nearly a whole month for the spring tapas route in Torre del Mar. This year there are 17 bars and restaurants competing for the best tapa.

You can get your tapas passport and all info in the tourist office in Torre del Mar, Calle Pte 2.
Tel:  952 54 11 04. 

Ruta de Tapas Torre del Mar

Craft Beer Festival Rincon de la Victoria – 13th-15th May

You can try up to 55 different types of beers from a dozen national companies. Also live concerts to enjoy throughout the days.

Location: Plaza Al Ándalus, Rincon de la Victoria.

Festival de Cerveza Rincon de la Victoria


There’s nothing more spring-like than a romería. Groups get together, get dressed up, organise food and transport (usually in the form of a trailer) and follow a virgin from a village or town into the country for the night. Lots of music, dancing and frivolity ensues.

If you haven’t seen or taken part in one, try and put it on the bucket list.

Romería de Torre del Mar – Sunday 8th May

Romeria Torre del Mar May

Romería Velez-Malaga – 14th & 15th May

Want to know more about Velez’s romeria? See our guide here.


Feria de San Isidro Trapíche – 14th and 15th May

Feria Trapiche May 2022F

San Isidro Alcaun – 13th, 14th & 15th May

Fiesta San Isidro Alcaucin May

Fiesta San Isidro 13th-16th May & Romería Periana 21st, 22nd May

Find the program for both here.

San Isidro and Romeria Periana

Gran Verbena Cruz de Mayo in Rincon de la Victoria – 7th, 8th May

Starting Saturday 7th May at 13.30 with blessing of the cross.

Location: Plaza Miguel Cerezo, Rincon de al Victoria. More info here.

Cruz de Mayo Rincon de la Victoria


Flamenco Abierto

We have been waiting for this! Every Friday throughout the month of May.

Location: Peña Flamenca ​Niño de Vélez, C/Tejeda, 10. Vélez-Málaga. Tel: 692 897 273.

Book your tickets here. More info on their Facebook Page in Spanish and our page in English.

Flamenco Abierto in May Velez Malaga


Teatro del Carmen in May

Various concerts, music events and theatre throughout May.

Tickets available in El Pósito in Velez-Malaga, Plaza de la Constitución. For more info call 667 389 530 or the tourist office in Torre del Mar 952 541 104.

Teatro del Carmen May Velez Malaga

Outdoor painting competition in El Trapiche – 14th May

It’s free! From 9.00 – 13.00, work must be completed within those hours, anything after 13.00 will not be accepted. Any style and technique (oils, watercolours, acrylics etc.) is welcome.

Registration and more info by e-mail feriasyfiestas@velezmalaga.es with full name, ID number, e-mail and contact number. 

Location: 8.30 in Mayor’s office in El Trapiche, calle Poeta Garcia Valverde.

Concurso de pintura en Trapiche


Orientation circuit in Velez-Malaga and Torre del Mar – 14th and 15th May

Saturday 14th May – Velez-Malaga: Reception 9.30 – 11.00 in Maria Zambrano park, start at 10.30 – 13.00.

Sunday 15th May – Torre del Mar: Reception 9.00 – 11.00 Feria Chica (Weekend beach festival grounds), start from 10.00.

More info and registration here.

Circuito orientacion Velez Malaga and Torre del Mar

Color run Torre del Mar – 29th May

5 km running route where colored powders will be thrown at the participants at different points. The start is scheduled at 10:30 am from Torreña beach, in front of the music bandstand.

Registration available here or sports shop Base in Torre del Mar and Velez-Malaga.

Carrera Color Torre del Mar May

Don’t forget to check out El Pósito (Plaza de la Constitución) and CAC (Calle Felix Lomas 27) in Velez Malaga for on going art exhibitions.

Have a great month! Hope to see you at some of these events.

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