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Seven weeks before Easter, this is the most colourful festival of the year with street parades in fancy dress, bands on stage, the Carnival Ball and a Grand Procession through the streets culminating in fireworks on the seafront.

Date: 23 February 2019 - 03 March 2019
Venue: City centre.

Festival de Málaga Cine Español

A high-profile festival of Spanish films, with local legend Antonio Banderas often in attendance.

Date: 15 March 2019 - 24 March 2019
Venue: Teatro Cervantes.

Semana Santa (Holy Week)

During Easter week, large-scale religious processions parade large floats of Christ and the Virgin through the main streets, accompanied by mournful music and hooded penitents.

Date: 14 April 2019 - 21 April 2019
Venue: City centre.

Fiesta de San Juan

Bonfires and fireworks celebrate the solstice and large caricature 'guy' figures meet a fiery end down by the beach.

Date: 19 June 2019 - 24 June 2019
Venue: City beach.

Feria de Málaga (Málaga Fair)

Málaga's chief festival involves folklore, music, food and wine, dressage and bullfighting in a heady mixture which takes over the central streets by day. By night the action moves to a giant free funfair by the lighthouse.

Date: 15 August 2019 - 24 August 2019
Venue: City centre, Bullring, Fairground.

International Jazz Festival

National and international names from the world of jazz and blues play various venues around town.

Date: 28 October 2019 - 03 November 2019
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: Various venues.