During the month of September in Madrid, those warm temps give us a break and become an ideal time to visit the capital.

September kicks in once the high summer temperatures have died out a little in Madrid. During the month of September in Madrid, those warm temps give us a break and both the mornings and afternoons become an ideal time to visit the capital. The weather is milder and more pleasant, so it’s therefore perfect to visit and wander the streets of the city without immersing oneself into a losing battle with the heat. Plus, once the sun has set, the beautiful outdoor terraces become the main protagonists of practically each and every plan in Madrid.

What to do in Madrid in September

After the huge summer festivals and events come the beautiful local markets, concerts, exhibitions, alternative cinema, theatre and much more in Madrid during this particular month. At L&H Hotels, we’ve put together the following official guide of events and things to do in Madrid in September:

Parties and events:

The most traditional open-air film festival brings this year’s top films in digital format (Parque de la Bombilla. 27th June till the 8th of September).

An entire cycle of cinema with the majority of films played in their original version and in a unique setting (Galería de Cristal - Palacio de Cibeles. 29th of June -  12th of September).

A huge cinema programme with a selection of films suitable for all audiences and a beautiful terrace with a vast gastronomic offer (Conde Duque. 5th July - 7th  September).

Unique summer film programme dedicated to the ways of thinking about and feeling in the city for those coming from other neighbourhoods (Museo Reina Sofía - Terraces of the Nouvel building. Fridays and Saturdays. 20th July - 31st August).

The third edition of this festival filled with activities from the Siglo de Oro (“Golden Century”), where one can relive the experience at typical “corrales de comedia” (comedy yards), (Cuesta de Moyano. From the 25th of July until the 22nd of September). 

  • August Local Parties

Experience the true essence of Madrid through its local parties and festivals of San Cayetano, San Lorenzo and the Virgen de la Paloma (from the 6th to the 18th of August 2019).

  • Madrid´'s Toys and Games Market 

One of the most important dates on the calendar when it comes to collectable and custom-made toys or games (Saturdays. Upcoming edition: 7th of September: Centro Comercial La Ermita).

  • Design Market

A reference point and event for lovers of “made in Spain” designs (Matadero Madrid. 7th - 8th of September).

The grand contemporary art party where galleries and museums launch their newest exhibitions all at once (Various establishments. 12th - 15th of September).

The Salamanca neighbourhood, Las Selesas and the Fuencarral area dress up for a night filled with glamour and the year’s longest evening shopping spree  (September 2019).

A must-visit for chocolate and cocoa lovers that includes all types of fun and creative activities (Galería de Cristal - Palacio de Cibeles. 20th - 22nd of September).

This is a must event for lovers of manga, anime and the Japanese digital culture, which in this occasion celebrates its 10th anniversary (IFEMA - Feria de Madrid. Pavilions 2, 4 and 6. 21st and 22nd of September).

Save the date to discover the stunning world of architecture and urban planning through itineraries, exhibitions and talks (September - October - Dates to be confirmed).

Music and concerts:

The new post-millennial popstar presents her first album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, in Spain (WiZink Center. 3th of September).

The festival makes a comeback along with some of the best national and latino artists like Vanessa Martín, Carlos Baute and Beatriz Luengo among many others (WiZink Center. 6th of September). 

A great gala event that sheds light on some of the most incredible voices in the Spanish lyrical scene (Teatro de la Zarzuela. 7th of September).

Bid farewell to the summer with 18 hours of music at this fun-filled festival. Two Door Cinema Club, Amaral and The Cardigans are headlining the event(Campus de UCM. 7th Sept).

The grand American artist, a hard rock and metal legend, returns 9 years later with his new tour Ol Black Eyes Is Back (Palacio Vistalegre Arena. 7th of September).

The Seville-native pianist will interpret works from Ligeti, Beethoven and Mussorgsky (Auditorio Nacional de Música - Sala Sinfónica. 11th of September).

The British pianist interprets his new tour with a fresh musical programme that includes beautiful compositions from Bach, Chopin and Beethoven (Auditorio Nacional de Música - Sala Sinfónica. 13th of September).

A concert to commemorate the 15th Anniversary of Lágrimas Negras, one of his most successful albums (Plaza de toros Monumental de Las Ventas. 13th of September).

Louis Tomlinson, Raoul, Agoney, Cupido, Don Patricio, New Hope Club, Alba Reche, Miki, Carlos Right and Famous, are the first artists confirmed for the incredible lineup (Valdebebas - IFEMA Madrid. 13th-14th Sept).

A festival that offers numerous activities and presents some of the best artists in the electronic music scene, such as Adam Beyer, Amelie Lens or Ann Clue (Parque Enrique Tierno Galván. Sundays. 15th Sept - 20th Oct).

The successful women’s quartet returns to Spain as part of their The LM5 Tour, where they’ll interpret songs from their latest album (WiZink Center. 16th of September).

Artists like Nach, Macaco or Mala Rodríguez take part in this urban festival that gathers some of the best hip-hop and indie music groups (IFEMA - Feria de Madrid. 20th - 21st of September).

The singer and musician returns with his 360º tour, Un piano y una voz, a format under which the artist takes the acoustic concept to the great stage (Palacio Vistalegre Arena. 20th of September).

The artist returns to the stage with her new tour Todas las mujeres que habitan en mi (“All the women that live inside me”), (WiZink Center. 27th of September). 

The soundtracks from some of the most emblematic films in the last decades interpreted and played by a grand symphonic band (Auditorio Nacional de Música - Sala Sinfónica. 27th Sept and 4th Oct).

The Canadian artist, winner of 4 Grammys already, is embarking on a new tour to present his eighth album: Love (WiZink Center. 28th of September).

The first edition of this festival filled with numerous music sessions from a wide range of music genres, from hip-hop to techno with artists such as IAM, Corine and Yuksek (Madrid Caja Mágica. 28th of September).

The German baritone will interpret musical works from Schubert accompanied by his usual partner (Teatro de la Zarzuela. 30th of September).


*List of events provided by esmadrid.com, Madrid Turismo’s official website.

** Click on each event to find out more detailed information.


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