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Discover these delicious Gastronomic events in Malaga in spring! Many people come to the Costa del Sol in search of beach and relaxation, true. But you can’t really miss the many gastronomic wonders and the typical villages of Malaga. Away from the coast, there you can literally savour typical local gastronomy, tradition and folklore.

Moreover, in this season of the year, the countryside is green and abundant and the mild climate is ideal to combine your gastronomic route with a hiking route.

Gastronomic events in Malaga in March

Craft Beer Festival in Coín

Craft Beer Festival in Coín

The town of Coín celebrates every year a Craft Beer Festival with the participation of around twenty craft breweries from the region and the rest of Spain.

As well as beer tasting, you’ll find live music and activities for all the family.

Gastronomic events in Malaga in April

Black pudding Day in Canillas de Aceituno

Black pudding Day in Canillas de Aceituno
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This gastronomic festival begins with a procession and mass in honour of the patron saint of this white village. Visitors can then taste the famous black pudding for free, along with wine and beer produced in the region.

In addition, the bars in the area also offer their own bars with their own food and drink, all accompanied by musical performances on the stage in the square.

If you like hiking routes, Canillas de Aceituno is well known for the famous El Saltillo route, and its fabulous suspension bridge.

  • When: Black pudding day always coincides with the celebration of the Virgen de la Cabeza, patron saint of the village, on the last Sunday in April.
  • How to get there

Asparagus Fair in Sierra de Yeguas

Asparagus Fair in Sierra de Yeguas
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Every year at the end of April, the asparagus fair in Sierra de Yeguas offers a free tasting of around 2,000 kilos of asparagus.

You will be able to taste it prepared in many different recipes. There are also activities for everyone, such as gastronomic competitions, tastings, cooking workshops and live music.

Visitors can buy everything from fresh cheeses to organic products made in Sierra de Yeguas and nearby villages, such as olive oil, wine, cheese and sausages, as well as handicrafts and souvenirs.

Monda Soup Day

Mondeña Soup Day
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In mid to late April, the popular Mondeña Soup Day festival is held, a typical meal for farm workers.

Visitors can enjoy this delicious spoon dish cooked in the village square free od charge or buy as well as other gastronomic specialities of the area.

Gastronomic events in Malaga in May

Loquat Day in Sayalonga

Loquat Day in Sayalonga
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At the beginning of May this fruit is honoured in the white village of Sayalonga with free tastings of medlars and other typical products derived from this fruit.

There is also an extensive programme of activities for children, parades and dance groups.

  • When: Loquat day is always celebrated on the first Sunday in May
  • How to get there

Periana Olive Oil Day

Periana Olive Oil Day

Lovers of good olive oil should not miss this gastronomic festival. The Verdial de Periana olive oil is very famous.

This olive oil is made with olives of the Verdial variety. Of the 1000 varieties of olives grown in the world, the Verdial is only grown in the Axarquia region.

The fiesta starts with the typical miller’s style breakfast and then there will be musical entertainment and dancing.

  • When: The day of the Aceite Verdial is celebrated on the Sunday after Easter
  • How to get there

Riogordo’s Snail Day

At the end of May the Riogordo snail day is celebrated. In this gastronomic festival visitors can taste snails in broth, a typical dish of this town in Malaga, for a symbolic price.

In addition to snails and wine, you can taste other typical products and enjoy regional dances. There are also parades and stalls selling crafts and gastronomic products.

Gastronomic events in Malaga in June

Alfarnate Cherry Day

Alfarnate Cherry Day
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This pretty village in the Axarquia region is famous for its delicious cherries which grow in a unique climate at almost 900 metres above sea level.

During this gastronomic celebration, the cherry is the protagonist in the form of all kinds of products and preparations. And of course, you can also buy the fresh fruit and other local products, such as bread, sweets, vegetables or oil.


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