19-21st April 2013: Malaga 2013 conference
About: This conference will bring together key stakeholders from over 25 countries to discuss and share the latest research, education and clinical practice in optometry, optics and dispensing, and vision science
20-27 April 2013: Spanish film Festival in Málaga (La 16ª edición del Festival de Málaga)
10-18 August 2013: Málaga Fair
November 2013: International Jazz Festival
During any of the events in Málaga, it is wise to book a taxi due to the lack of parking spaces in the centre of town.
The fair of Malaga starts in the second week of August. It starts on a Friday and lasts for 10 days, which makes it one of the longest during fairs in Spain. This fair attracts about 2 million visitors, which spend about 30 million euros. They are musical spectacles every day of the fair in Málaga centre and in the fairgrounds, about 4 kilometers from Málaga centre.
On the fairground there are hundreds of attractions for children and adults. Next to the attractions area there is a large area with "casetas", which are temporary bars where you can eat, drink or watch a typical flamenco performance or listen to live music.
The streets of Málaga and the fairground are decorated with lights and there are temporary kiosks where they sell food and drinks.
All ingredients for a good time!
Below festivals and festivities return every year on the same dates. Most of them are bank holidays, which means that most of the shops are closed during those dates.
During Christmas the main streets of Málaga are decorated with lights in any color and shape. On the main roundabout there will be a Nativity scene decorated with flowers and lights. The famous shopping street, calle larios is lively decorated and it looks like this street never sleeps.
There is a Christmas market on the avenue by the cathedral and central park during the month of December, where you can buy nativity scenes, fireworks and handmade items.
In the whole of Málaga there are Nativity scenes to visit and Christmas music performances.
On the main square you will find a massive Christmas tree created of lights.