As in most towns in Andalusia, Torremolinos celebrates annual traditional religious or pagan festivities including: carnival, Easter, the night of San Juan, fairs and pilgrimages.
The biggest festival for the town is San Miguel Fair which takes place in September. Other smaller fairs like the night of San Juan in June and the Fiesta de Carmen in July are also very popular.
Additionally a series of theme parties are organized throughout the year:
In February there are dance competitions for over 50’s, known as the Retro Dance, where tango, waltz, paso doble, salsa, rock, etc. are performed.
In April the Day of the Bicycle and Scooter is celebrated, and in September there’s a day dedicated to the Tourist.
The gastronomic festivals like the Day of Pescaíto (Fried Fish) and the Day of the Cabbage, raise funds for local charities.
With the intention of encouraging integration and good relations between different nationalities residing in Torremolinos, each year the Day of the Foreign Residents is celebrated, this includes a parade and tasting of dishes from all over the world.
Other cultural events include the Lyric Season, the Theatre Season, the Flamenco Festival, the LGBTI Pride in June, the Tourism Fair, Art and Culture of Latin America in Europe (EUROAL), the Film Fantasy Festival and the Day of the Verdiales, dedicated to this traditional Malaga dance. The cultural calendar is completed by the Freedom Party, a pop music festival and a series of contests dedicated to photography, literature and contemporary painting, among others.