Those of us living on the Costa del Sol, whether we’re renting long term, or own a property, are in the very lucky position of being in one of the most desirable places in the world for a summer holiday and there’s loads going on that we can take advantage of, without having to spend a fortune renting a place or staying in a hotel.
There are things happening every day during this exciting season, but here are some highlights for July and August –
Global Gift Gala, Marbella 5th July – This annual event at the Gran Melia Don Pepe in Marbella is a place for celebrities, VIPs and philanthropists to get together to raise money and awareness of the plight of children and the empowerment of women worldwide. Described as a magical night of hope and inspiration, featuring entertainment, stunning cuisine and celebrity guests this is not to be missed if you can afford the 500€ ticket price. http://globalgiftfoundation.org/gala/marbella/
Elton John, Malaga 15th July – This month the legend that is Elton John is playing in Malaga, for the first time in a decade and will be bringing his best known songs and charisma to the Carpena Sports Arena for just 8,000 lucky people to enjoy. Tickets are expect to sell quickly, but check out www.ticketmaster.es and www.entradas.com or pop into FNAC, Carrefour, Halcon Viajes or El Corte Ingles for last minute availability.
July Champagne Spray Party Ocean Club 26 July – This fantastic party at Ocean Club Beach Club in Puerto Banus brings together thousands of revellers in a cool environment, with great music from Sintillate and of course lots of champagne to spray! There are regular champagne spraying parties throughout summer, but be warned, beds book fast so don’t leave it too late. http://www.mydestination.com/marbella/events/73614087/ocean-club-july-champagne-spray-party-26-july-2015
World Vision Gala, Sea Grill, Puente Romano 15 August – Raise money for charity World Vision whilst enjoying a stunning gala dinner under the stars at Puente Romano’s beautiful beachside restaurant. This VIP gala is featuring Kym Mazelle from Soul 2 Soul and Los Manolitos from Gypsy Kings performing live. http://www.puenteromano.com/
Starlite 18 July-22 August – One month of concerts in the impressive, outdoor Starlite Auditorium in Marbella, including performances from Lenny Kravitz, Placido Domingo, Lionel Richie, the Village People, Julio Iglesias, Enrique Iglesias, Anastacia, Alejandro Sanz and Andrea Bocelli. Plus when there are no concerts you can go and enjoy the atmosphere in their lounge every day from 8pm to 6am, and there will be fashion shows, film screenings and entertainment. http://starlitemarbella.com/en/
Spandau Ballet live in concert, Puente Romano Tennis Club 21 August – Spandau Ballet will be performing at the intimate venue of the Puente Romano Tennis Club this summer, playing their best known hits in a great environment. VIP seats are so close to the action that you can almost touch the performers and everyone gets a brilliant view. http://www.puenteromanotennis.com/
Amazing Sundays Nikki Beach – Throughout July and August Nikki Beach host regular events such as their Skandi party, Venician Carnival and much more, but one of the locals’ favourites is the Amazing Sunday parties for a fun, uber stylish, glamorous Sunday experience.
Let us know which event you’re most looking forward to this summer in Marbella and why you feel smug about renting long term on the Costa del Sol during the hot summer months by commenting on this post.