What’s On Summer 2021

Festival acompasao

We can’t tell you how amazing it is to be doing a round up of events again. It’s been a long time in coming, but immunizations have gathered real speed and confidence is back.

Summer 2021 is looking like some normality will be resumed.

So let’s get down to it. Diaries at the ready…


Fiesta de Acompasao

If you’re a music lover and are only going to do one thing this summer then this should be it. The Festival de Acompasao is in its 5th year. It attracts the biggest names in Flamenco fusion to Velez-Malaga.

If you haven’t been before, it’s held under the stars at the Ermita de Remedios in Velez centre. The views are fantastic and the vibe is always fun.

Tickets: €15 per night or €50 for all 4 nights. Buy them here

Dates: 30 July, 6 August, 13 August, 20 August

Find out more: Acompasao.com

Summer Concerts – MVVEL

MVVEL Verano

Held in the central patio of this beautiful museum in Velez-Malaga’s historic centre, there are 7 classical music concerts throughout July and August.

Tickets: Free, email to reserve: mvvel@velezmalaga.es

Where: Calle Dr. Jiménez Poey, 1, 29700 Vélez-Málaga.

Juan Breva Festival 2021 – Cerro de San Cristobal, Velez-Malaga

Festival Juan Breva

Annual Guitar Festival – San Francisco Convent, Velez-Malaga

Classic Guitar Festival

This annual summer event held in the historic open-air central patio of San Francisco Convent in the centre of Velez celebrates acoustic guitar. This year they’ve added flamenco dance on 3rd July.

Tickets: Free, entrance on the night

Where: Convento de San Francisco, Plaza San Francisco, 2, 29700 Vélez-Málaga.

Flamenco Fusion – Caserio de las Monjas

live music

Airshow – Torre del Mar

Torre del Mar Airshow 2021

This hugely popular airshow is back. The beach gets incredibly busy, there is usually no space free on the whole stretch of beach. So get to the beach early, claim your spot and book your table at a restaurant well in advance as this is the annual highlight in Torre del Mar.

4th July Celebrations – Macharaviaya

Macharaviaya 4th July

This main festival in the town is an usual one. Which is why it’s made our list.

Galvez was from Macharaviaya and he successfully led the siege of Pensacola, USA in 1781. Spain was taking back West Florida from the English. Every year there’s a reenactment in the town to celebrate. This year it’s going to be streamed from 21.00hrs.

El Paso – Riogordo – 16 & 17 July

Rio gordo el paso

This is probably the most curious of festivals in the area. They do a reenactment of Jesus on the cross! Tickets can be purchased from the town hall for 10€.

El Camarote, Caleta – Live Music

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The restaurant Camarote opposite the marina in Caleta de Velez has weekly live music. Expect rock, soul, jazz and blues on their terrace over lunch. Definitely reserve a table as it’s very popular.

Contact: elcamarotepuerto@gmail.com or their Facebook page

Cafe del Mar – Torre del Mar

Cafe del Mar- Familia Carmona

Cafe del Mar in Torre del Mar has undergone a bit of a refresh. There will be regular live music of a light-hearted summeresque flamenkito vibe see above. As well as their very retro but rather fun dinner and show evenings. Yes this sounds very cheesy, but hey it’s the summer and super Covid friendly (see below).

Cafe del Mar Cena y Show

Buy tickets: Here

Cafe del Mar: Paseo Maritimo de Poniente, La Laguna 68, Torre del Mar.

Culture Week – Competa

Competa culture week

Competa town hall has organised its annual cultural week which is full of activities for all ages. Tapas route, workshops, theatre and sport. Well done Competa!

Competa Art Walk – 17, 18, 19 September

Competa Art Walk 21

Flamenco Por Los Rincones – Benamargosa

Something for the Kids

Escape Room – Velez-Malaga

Escape Room Velez

When: Every Wednesday in July and August
Groups of 3-6 people leave from 22.00hrs every 10mins.
Tickets: It’s free. Just call this number from 25th June 610938776.

Historic Theatrical Tour

Velez Malaga Theatrical Tour
These are held by a local historian and are great for language practice. Held on Saturday nights at 9pm but you must make a reservation.

Live music at La Brisa in Benajarafe – 10 July

Live music in La Bresa

Chiringuito La Negra – Benajarafe

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Keep an eye out for live music at La Negra. Throughout the summer they usually have a least a couple of nights per week of live music. Check out their Facebook page
Well, that’s a start. There’s more to add and as businesses tell us about what they have going on, we’ll add them as they come in throughout the summer.
If you have an event contact us on mivelezmalagadotcom@gmail.com or through our Facebook or Instagram page.

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