What’s On in May

Romeria de Velez-Malaga

With holidays, romerias and ferias aplenty, May 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

Nerja Tapa Route: Until 19th May

Nearly a whole month for the spring tapas route in Nerja and only 1.80€ for a drink and a tapa. So there’s no excuse not to try every bar on the route.

Nerja Rura de la Tapa

Espeto Deal: Until 12th May

Get 5 barbecued fish with a drink for 6€ at participating beach bars (see below) along the coast from Torre del Mar to Benajarafe.

Espeto Ruta

Rincon de la Victoria Food Fair: 3rd – 5th May

Sabor a Malaga - Rincon de la Victoria

Fiestas

Cruces de Mayo: Velez-Malaga, 2-5 May

Cruces de Mayo Velez-Malaga

Fiesta de la Cruz del Cordero, Velez-Malaga: 2nd – 4th May

Day of the Horse, Frigiliana: 5th May

Feria of Totalan: 17th – 19th May

Day of the Nispero, Sayalonga: 5th May

Fiesta in Sayalonga

Noche en Blanco, Nerja: 18th May

Noche en Blanco

Check out this page for updates on the program of events.

Nerja Folklore Day: 3rd May

Dia de la Cruz - Nerja

Romerias

Romeria Enroute Velez-Malaga

There’s nothing more spring-like than a romeria. 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. Want to know more about Velez’s romeria? See our guide here.

  • Romería Stma. Inmaculada Concepción de Cabrillas, in el Coto Escolar de Benamocarra – 11th-12th May
  • Romería of the Virgen de los Remedios, in la Finca de la Pola, Velez-Malaga – 18th-19th May
  • Romería San José de Triana, in la Finca de la Ponderosa – 4th-5th May
  • Romería San Isidro de Trapiche, in el Coto Escolar, Benamocarra – 18th-19th May

Evening Celebrations at Velez-Malaga's Romeria

Culture

Street Theatre, Velez-Malaga: 3rd May

A reenactment of a historical event through the streets of Velez. This is in Spanish so great for language learners. It starts at 18.30hrs from La Cruz del Cordero.

Street Theatre

Street Theatre, Velez-Malaga: 4th May

Another theatrical reenactment, this time of Moorish Velez. Again, this is in Spanish so good for practice. It’s completely free; meet at 11hrs at the main entrance to the Convento de San Francisco.

Moorish theatre, Velez

MVVEL Concerts – Various Dates in May

All concerts are free entry, and held in the beautiful central patio or the old chapel.

MVVEL – Calle Dr. Jiménez Poey, 1, Vélez-Málaga.

MVVEL

Peneque

Flamenco

De Tablao | Escuela de Sandra Cisneros, Jabera Studio

3rd May at 22:00hrs

What: Part of Flamenco Abierto’s initiative is to nurture young talent. The best students from local flamenco dance schools (this time students of Sandra Cisnero’s Jabera Studio) get an opportunity to perform in front of an audience and to live music.

Where: Peña Flamenca Niño de Vélez, C/ Tejeda, 10, 29700 Vélez-Málaga

Carrete de Malaga | Viernes Flamencos

1oth May at 22:00hrs

What: Famed dancer/singer Carrete de Malaga visits the flamenco club in Velez.
Where: Peña Flamenca Niño de Vélez, C/ Tejeda, 10, 29700 Vélez-Málaga

Escuela | Escuela de Carmen Camacho

17th May at 22:00hrs

What: The second instalment of Flamenco Abierto’s May young talent initiative – this time featuring the dance students of Carmen Camacho.

Where: Peña Flamenca Niño de Vélez, C/ Tejeda, 10, 29700 Vélez-Málaga

Escuela | Escuela de Antonio Guerra

24th May at 22:00hrs

What: The third instalment of Flamenco Abierto’s May young talent initiative – this time featuring the dance students of Antonio Guerra.

Where: Peña Flamenca Niño de Vélez, C/ Tejeda, 10, 29700 Vélez-Málaga

Raices de Torrox | Jovenes

31st May at 22:00hrs

What: The fourth instalment of Flamenco Abierto’s May young talent initiative – this time featuring the dance students from Torrox.

Where: Peña Flamenca Niño de Vélez, C/ Tejeda, 10, 29700 Vélez-Málaga

Summer Nightlife

Mercado de San Francisco, Velez-Malaga

This gorgeous space – which has tapas bars, a great restaurant, a beer bar, events space, cafe, design studio, artists’ studios and a furniture restorer – is a great place to spend a day.

Keep an eye on live music coming up in the Axarquia’s gastromarket. The bar, El Almacen, post what’s on and when. (Find out more about the Mercado de San Francisco.)

El Almacen Terrace

Scirocco Opening – Alcaucin, 11th May

An open-air bar with a chilled out, beach-style feel, but in the mountains, Scirocco in Puente de Manuel is opening for the summer season. With an emphasis on great music from every genre, you can expect to see long fun nights mixed in with family-friendly days.

Find out more about what’s involved on the opening night and future nights on Scirocco’s Facebook page.

La Terraza de Mangoa

Down in Torre del Mar, this shabby chic lounge bar meets chilled beach club offers up food and cocktails as well as some live music to boot.

Calle Carril de la Laguna, s/n, 29740 Torre del Mar.

Mangoa La Terraza

Workshops

Throughout May

What: In this 4 hour workshop you’ll not only make your own espadrilles to take home, but you’ll be able to use this craft to make more in the future. English and Spanish is spoken.

Cost: 80€

Contact: Facebook Message Sacramento

Sport

Hiking Route 9km – Canillas de Albaida: 5th May

Hiking Axarquia

Torre del Mar Colour Race: 5th May

Colour run

Day of the Bike, Arenas: 4th May

Dia del petal arenas

If you are holding an event and would like to be included in Mi Velez-Malaga’s event page, simply send us a personal message through Facebook or email mivelezmalagadotcom@gmail.com.

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