The local "fiestas" take place in the first fortnight of September, in honour of the Patron saint, the “Virgen de la Peña”. The 17th January is the feast day of San Antón (in the Osunillas district, one and a half kilometers from the village), patron saint of animals, where people can take their pets to be blessed. Another event worth mentioning is the Mijas theatre festival, one of the most important summer events in Mijas. Apart from the afore mentioned, throughout the year you can find a long list of open-air dances, pilgrimages, concerts, expositions, theatre…in the whole municipality. There’s always something going on! You can also enjoy the programme “VIVEMIJAS DE NOCHE”, throughout the months of July and August, which includes  a handcraft fair, a tapa route and live music entertainment.