January 5th - Cabalgata de Los Reyes (Three Holy Kings/Wise Men). Traditional Spanish celebrations around the city, where three locals dress in costume and ride around on horses, distributing sweets and small presents to children who line the streets.
Early February – Carnaval. A popular carnival celebration, with numerous processions and festivities in and around Marbella.
February 28th - Andalucia Day. A public holiday for the Andalucia Region.
Semana Santa (Holy Week) - Religious events & processions leading up to Easter weekend.
Mid June - San Bernabe Festival. Held on the week nearest to June 11th, honouring Marbella's Patron Saint. Features bullfights in the city centre, horse & carriage rides, food & wine, and a fair ground, with festivities based around Marbella Old Town, the Plaza San Bernabe and Alameda Park.
Mid July - La Virgen del Carmen Fiesta. This religious festival, including processions of fishermen, chapel masses, a fleet of fishing boats travelling to the Puerto Banús area of Marbella, and religious statues being stored in underwater caves, ending with a stunning fireworks display.
Early September - International Movie week based around the Puerto Banús area at the Gran Marbella complex, attracting many famous celebrities and directors promoting their films, with various screenings and awards.
Early November - Fiesta del Toston. A notable religious festival which has become a major part of Marbella life each year in November , with All Saints' Day celebrations on November 1st, together with chestnut roasting and other local specialities, drinks, overnight camping and partying until the early hours of the morning.