Things Happening in October in Madrid 2023!

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Now that the summer has officially ended, and autumn has started let’s see what kind of activities October has to offer! Luckily the weather in Madrid during October is still nice, so you can enjoy the city outside. Watch how the city changes color as the leaves of the trees turn into beautiful shades of brown!

If you’re curious to see what else Madrid has in store for you, make sure you check out our entire section dedicated to what’s on in Madrid!


JAZZMADRID will once again invade the streets and venues from the 8th of October to the 30th of November, saturating them with sounds and colors and stirring up their most iconic corners through a number of dozen concerts and other jazz-related complementary events.

Perrotón to Help Abandoned Dogs 

Perrotón Madrid 2022 is the 12th edition of the Solidarity Race for the adoption and responsible ownership of companion animals and against the animal abandonment and abuse. The Perrotón is a 4km walk and you will get your own dog to walk during the race! 

Where: Plaza de Colón

When: 8 October

Dia de España

The National Day of Spain (Dia de España), is a national holiday held on October 12. This national holiday commemorates the exact date when Christopher Columbus first set foot in the Americas, because of the worldwide affect of this event, October 12 is celebrated in several countries! Being the capital of Spain, Madrid is the place to be every year on October 12. Why? Read more about it in our article!

Where: Madrid

When: 12 October

Estampa Contemporary Art Fair

This October will mark the 31st edition of the Estampa Contemporary Art Fair. the art fair will have several currated sections that will unite more that 80 international and national galleries. In addition to their art, contributors will be able to participate in forums, debates and other unique activities. This event is one of the biggest events in the art market, so if you are an art lover you can’t miss it!

Where: Feria de Madrid

When: 19-22 October

Tapapiés Festival Multicultural de Tapas y Música en Lavapiés

This October will be the 13th edition of the Tapapiés, the Multicultural Tapas and Music Route. Over 100 bars and restaurants located in Lavapiés will participate with diverse culinary proposals to surprise those who come to sample them. This 10 day festival will also include concerts, street parades and street parties!

Where: Lavapiés

When: 19-29 October


The International Festival of Light, LuzMadrid, will be back in Madrid’s streets and public spaces on October 27, 28, and 29 of 2023. We will be able to enjoy art and light in some of our city’s most unique locations over the course of three vibrant nights.

10. Real Madrid – FC Barcelona 

The Clásico is back! One of the most exciting matches of Spain will take place on the 128h of October in Madrid. Make sure you watch the game and support your favourite team in this historic match!

Where: Santiago Bernabéu Stadium

When: 28 October


Of course, we can’t forget about Halloween! But what does a typical Halloween look like in Madrid? Madrid has a lot of different Halloween activities to offer so there is something for everyone! From escape games and terror parks to parties and exhibitions. Read our blog article to find out more about Halloween in Madrid

Where: Madrid

When: 31 October

Enjoy the Parks Changing Colours

The weather is still nice in Madrid so you can still enjoy all the beautiful parks in Madrid! At the end of October the leaves will turn into different shades of brown which creates such a lovely ambience. But what are the best parks to visit? Read more about it in our blog about parks and gardens!

Where: Madrid

When: the whole month!

Olin traveled form The Netherlands to Madrid for her internship at Citylife. She loves to explore new cities, and is really excited to share all her recommendations with you!

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