Summer is coming! June is the beginning of the best months of the year! On June 21th the summer starts officially in Spain, and with this, Malaga is filled up with many events and things to do.
That’s why we have put together five incredible plans and events that you can enjoy this June in Malaga. And what’s better, they are for all the budgets and preferences!
1. Live concerts in Sohail Castle, Fuengirola
Fuengirola is a beautiful coastal city just 28 km away from Malaga city. It’s a town with many things to do and it has an incredible castle next to the beach where there are many live concerts during all the summer.
It’s really a unique spot, as the castle is located at the top of a hill. The landscape is just breathtaking: the green of the grass, the mix of colors in the sky at sunset, the blue of the sea and the impressive fortress and the back. This outdoor space, called Marenostrum Fuengirola, receives thousands of visitors during summer, and there, you can enjoy the most famous singers and artists worldwide while you drink a beer or eat in its food trucks.
Best plan ever!
The concerts that will take place in June are:
- Simply Red (June 5th)
- Rauw Alejandro (June 10th)
- Pasión Vega (June 11th)
- Sohail Jazz & World Music 2022 (June 17th)
- Comandante Lara & Cia (June 24th)
- Marc Anthony (June 25th)
2. Noche de San Juan (San Juan Night)
Next June 23th night, thousands of malagueños of all ages celebrate ‘La Noche de San Juan’, also called St John’s Bonfires or Midsummer’s Eve. This special night is the shortest of all year and the beach becomes crowded with many people, fireworks, music and bonfires.
Families and friends celebrate summer’s solstice with campfires and bonfires all the evening, dancing, eating and drinking during all night. It doesn’t matter where you want to go, this celebration is spread all over the coast and you will be in the middle of the festivity in every beach of La Costa del Sol. Also, after two years of pandemic, this year will be absolutely incredible!
La Noche de San Juan is a very magical night, and, of course, it has its own ceremony. You should get a bath at midnight and write a desire on a piece of paper and burn it out in one of the bonfires. It’s a sign of good luck!
Where to celebrate the night of San Juan (St John’s bonfire in Malaga)?
As I said, there are parties all over the coast, but the most famous beaches to do it are:
- Malagueta beach
- Fuengirola city centre beach
- La Carihuela beach (Torremolinos)
3. Enjoy a relaxing sunday at the beach
Spending Sundays at the beach is almost a tradition in Andusia. Many families prepare their picnics (with tortilla de patatas and croquetas, of course), sunbathing and beach umbrellas and go to their favorite beach to have a relaxing day in the sun.
El Palo and Predegalejo beach are the most popular beaches in Malaga city. Also, if you don’t want to prepare anything to eat, there are
plenty of restaurants where to have brunch or a drink. My favorite is La Galerna.
4. Boat trip and dinner at Muelle Uno
Now that the weather is perfect, you can enjoy a boat trip through the Bay of Malaga and the incredible views of the city from the sea! There are trips every hour starting at 12:0 and, inside the boat, you can have drinks and snacks while you are sunbathing in one of its nets.
After that, you can have lunch in one of the many restaurants that Muelle Uno (an outdoor shopping center) offers you. My recommendation is to go to Cambara, a very sophisticated place with delicious cocktails!
If you want to know more restaurants in Malaga city centre, don’t forget to have a look at this article!
5. Celebrate pride in Torremolinos
Torremolinos is famous for its open mind and a safe space for all the LGTBI+ community. That’s why Pride celebrations are very important in this city.
Everybody is welcome and there are shows, activities, conferences and parties during all the week!
You can check the programme here.