Contemporary Festivals in Marbella

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Marbella special party opening event

Contemporary Festivals in Marbella

Marbella, whilst a modern and cospopoliton resort town still has numerous cultural and social events going in addition to important festivals and fairs that take place around the same time each year. Here is a look at Marbella's main contemporary festivals including art and film festivals.

Marbella film Festival

The Marbella International Film Festival has been held annually since 2006. It is traditionally held for a week in mid-September. provides a venue for encouraging artists from all parts of the world. More>

Art Marbella and Design Marbella

Art/Marbella 'Modern and Contemporary Art Show', and billed as the first major international art fair in the Costa del Sol was launched in 2015. It is held in the Palacio de Ferias y Congresos. More>

Marbella / Design 'Ultimate and Bespoke Objects' is an international design fair in Marbella. It was launched in 2017 as a sister event to the successful ART Marbella and takes place in the Palacio de Ferias y Congresos. More>

Music Festivals and Charity Galas

The summer in Marbella holds the Starlite Festival and other Charity Galas. More info in our Marbella Nightlife section. 

Arte Sano Festival

Arte Sano is an alternative festival held in San Pedro Alcantara on the last weekend in July. More about Arte Sano Festival.


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