In this section we’ve picked our favorite annual events and grouped them by type, click the links below to learn more about the best events in the area.
This is just a small selection of all the great things happening in Marbella. If you can’t find anything during your stay on our list, check out these great event calendars on My Guide Marbella and Marbella Azul, or ask us if we can mess up any recommendations. Our Marbella experts live and work on the Costa del Sol, so we’ve got plenty of insider tips and our pick of fun things to do all year round.
Marbella throughout the year and especially in summer is full of Marbella events. From the fair to concerts to sporting or gastronomic events.
Along with the cultural events typical of Andalusian culture such as the fair, holy week or pilgrimages, in Marbella is held the most important charity gala in Spain, the Starlite Gala, whose activity includes mainly music, as well as film, fashion, art and gastronomy. Starlite GalaIts activity includes mainly music, as well as cinema, fashion, art and gastronomy.
In addition, there are several annual festivals such as the musical event held in the natural auditorium of the Cantera de Nagüeles that attracts the best and leading national and international musical artists to the city. The Marbella International Opera Festival has been held in August since 2001; the Marbella Reggae Festival, held in July; and the Marbella International Jazz Festival, held in June in different locations and spaces in the city, such as the beach, a boat or the old town. We also have other major events such as the Marbella International Film Festival, the Independent Theater Festival and the Spanish Film Festival.
As for the most important sporting events we find the Andalucía Tennis Experiences, the Marbella Tournament or the Grand Prix Costa del Sol Sailing. As for volleyball we have the annual beach volleyball tournament and the Ciudad de Marbella aquathlon which together with the Marbella city race completes a wide range of sports in our city.