What’s On in August

Beach Clubs Torre del Mar

Ah, summertime. When the livin’ is easy. And it doesn’t get any easier than the Axarquia in August. This is for 2018.

It’s the main feria month and so every weekend there’s a party in one or other of the region’s towns and villages. But really, pretty much wherever you go, August is all about lots of late nights, live music, general frivolity and lazy sun-soaked days.

4th August – Noche en Blanca

Noche en Blanca

  • What: Velez-Malaga opens up many of its historic monuments and galleries for a night of culture. Various buildings and squares are used for guided tours, music, theatre and dance. It’s a fantastic night for all ages.
  • Where: Velez-Malaga
  • When: From 20.00hrs – 2.00hrs. Check the program above for times.
  • How much: Free
  • More information: Velezmalaga.es


1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th August – Live Jazz at the CAC

Live Jazz at the CAC Velez

  • What: The central patio of the contempory art museum is converted into a concert space where a different jazz act plays every Wednesday night throughout August
  • Where: CAC Gallery, Calle Felix Lomas, 27, Velez-Malaga
  • When: From 20.30hrs
  • How much: Free
  • More information: See poster above. (Or see our post.)

3rd, 10th & 17th August – Live Flamenco Fusión “Acompasao”

Flamenco Fusion Open-air, velez

  • What: A series of live flamenco fusion concerts held in the open-air with nationally famous acts Tomasito, Diego Guerrero and Javier Ruibal.
  • Where: Auditorium of Cerro de San Cristobal, next to the Ermita de los Remedios, Velez-Malaga
  • When: 22.30hrs
  • How much: Free
  • More information: Check out our run-through of the Acompasao Festival

10th & 24th August – Summer Concerts at MVVEL, Mvseo de Vélez-Málaga

Summer Concerts at the MVVEL

  • What: This beautiful building and its central patio is used for opera and classical guitar concerts during August.
  • Where: MVVEL, C/ Dr. Eduardo Jimenez Poey 1, Velez-Malaga
  • When: From 21.30hrs
  • How much: Free
  • More information: See poster above

18th August – The Jersey Boys

The Jersey Boys at Sciroccos

  • What: The songs from the Tony and Laurence Olivier award winning musical are coming to the Axarquia. This will be a fun night with this tribute act belting out the big hits like  “Big Girls Don’t Cry”, “Sherry”, “December 1963 (Oh, What A Night)” and “My Eyes Adored You”
  • Where: Scirocco, Venta Baja, Alcaucin. A beach club-style bar and open-air venue
  • When: 21.00hrs
  • How much: 10€
  • More information: To reserve tickets and more information see Scirocco Live Facebook page

31st August – Radiolé Concert

  • What: The famous flamenco radio station is inspiration for a concert in Benajarafe with 14 artists
  • Where: Benajarafe
  • When: 31st August at 23.00hrs
  • How much: Free
  • More information: Radiolé Facebook Page

Various Dates throughout August – Music & Dance on the Torre del Mar Promenade

Al Son del Rebalaje - Torre del Mar

  • What: The town hall puts on various acts every night in August in Torre del Mar –  ranging from children’s theatre and jazz to flamenco and local dance troupes.
  • Where: Paseo Maritimo de Poniente, Torre del Mar
  • When: From 22.00hrs
  • How much: Free
  • More information: See poster above

Ferias in the Axarquia

  • 2nd – 5th August – Feria de Algarrobo
  • 3rd – 5th August – Feria de Canillas de Albaida
  • 3rd – 5th August – Feria de Alcaucin
  • 3rd – 5th August – Feria de Lagos
  • 3rd – 5th August – Feria de Chilches
  • 10th – 12th August – Feria de Canillas de Aceituno
  • 9th – 12th August – Feria de Colmenar
  • 12th – 15th August – Feria de El Morche

Festivals in the Axarquia

  • What: Festival de 3 Culturas, Frigiliana 
  • When: 23rd – 26th August. More on this coming soon.
  • What: Dia del Gazpacho, Alfarnatejo
  • When: Saturday 4th August
  • What: Dia de la Uva Moscatel, Iznate
  • When: Saturday 4th August


11th August – II Carrera Nocturna

Corre tu Historia - Velez-MalagaCorre tu Historia Velez-Malaga

  • What: A nighttime run through the historic centre of Velez-Malaga.
  • Where: Calle Canalejas, Velez-Malaga
  • When: From 21.30hrs
  • How much: 3-5€
  • More information: See poster above

11th August – Senderismo Nocturno

Nocturnal Walk in Torrox

  • What: Group walk under the stars in Torrox
  • Where: Plaza de la Constitucion, Torrox
  • When: TBC
  • How much: 2€ without membership
  • More information: See poster above

25th August – Holi Colours (Run & Festival of Colours)

  • What: Festival and fun run with coloured powder, food trucks, foam and live music thrown in.
  • Where: Rincon de la Victoria
  • When: TBC
  • How much: 12€
  • More information: Holicolourspain.es

And the Rest…

14th & 18th August – Theatrical Nighttime Historic Tours of Velez-Malaga

Theatrical Tours of Velez-Malaga

  • What: These walking tours are in Spanish but give you a unique insight into the history of Velez-Malaga through theatre.
  • Where: Velez-Malaga
  • When: From 21.00hrs
  • How much: 10€
  • More information: See poster above

30th July – 5th August – Cultural Week in Benamocarra

Semana Cultural Benamocarra

  • What: A week of cultural activities ranging from opera to gaming.
  • Where: Benamocarra
  • When: Various
  • How much: Free
  • More information: See poster above

Various Dates – Children’s Activities

Children's Activities in Axarquia

  • What: Foam parties, water parties, open-air cinema and cooking classes for children.
  • Where: Various
  • When: Various dates
  • How much: Free
  • More information: See poster above

And if it all gets just too hot? Our advice would be to head to a beachclub or two. Our favourites – Cafe del Mar in Torre del Mar (Facebook page), El Hornillero in Almayate (Facebook page) and Bahia de Tanit in Torre del Mar (Facebook page).

Here’s to a great summer.

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