Cabo de Palos
Tel 968 128 800 – Market Wed
Register for Free Guided Night Tours of Museums in Cartagena (in Spanish) at nochemuseoscartagena.es
Music Concerts, Street Art, Performers and Visits to Museums
Exhibition ‘The Time of Uncertainty’ @ Bambara Gallery (until Thursday 26th September)
Works by Iván Araujo, Manolo Belzunce, Amadou Camara, María José Contador, Roberto González and Manuel Pérez.
Free X Cartagena Folk Festival – 5th – 7th July
Performances of the Alhameños Malvariche and the Madrid group Colectivo Panamera on the Esplanade of the Port of Cartagena.
In addition to musical performances, there will be a gastronomic fair with food trucks, craft stalls, entertainment, DJ’s and concerts for children.
Friday 5th July – Malvariche, a Folk group, will perform for the first time in this festival. A group from Alhama, formed by Rafa Medina, Germán Medina, Juan Romero, Alfonso Marín, Óscar Esteban, Juan Pedro García and Jacinto J. López, who began to cover songs by Mike Oldfield and, now adapt pieces from the Murcian tradition.
Saturday 6th July – Colectivo Panamera is a multicultural band from Madrid, composed of Nacho Taboada, Pepe Curioni and Vanja Polaceki, who have influences from cumbia, rockabilly, carnavalito, calypso or rock & roll.
Medieval Dinners at the Castillo de la Concepción in Cartagena Port of Cultures – from 12th July & 6th Sept
Friday 12th July 12 at night, torches will light up and illuminate the Castillo de la Concepción where actors will participate in a moment of history as if we were back 600 years, returning to the end of the Middle Ages. This is a very special way of showing the Renaissance, where Cartagena and the port rejoins the crown of Castile.
Catholic Monarchs, Isabel and Fernando, accompanied by their court of Jews and Muslims, will unveil real events that took place in the city’s port. There will be cooking demonstrations, where the presentation and preparation make us travel back in time. 60 people will be seated around wooden tables where you can see the sea and the magnificent illuminated tower. Artisan breads with potatoes, fish, sausages and a great variety of cheeses with fruits and hummus from different places of the Mediterranean will be on offer and main courses of grilled ribs, pork leg etc. Delicious desserts will be accompanied, as in the Middle Ages, by good wine or beer. 55€. 9.30pm.
Tickets and more information from www.cartagenapuertodeculturas.com or the centres and museums of Cartagena Port of Cultures.
Tel 968 500 093
Course on Cultural Heritage and Tourism at the Roman Theatre Museum 15th – 17th July
For more details, register through the UPCT website or go to www.cartagena.es
Santa Lucía Nautical Club
Saturday 6th July – El Cuqui Pª II Memorial
Saturday 13th July – Hermanos Martínez Guillamón Trophy
Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st July – Varadero I and II Trophies
Sunday 15th September – President Trophy
Saturday 21st September – David López Hurtado Memorial
Friday 27th September – Carthaginians and Romans Trophy
Saturday 5th October – Tu Chester Trophy
Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th – I & II Competition of the Spanish Armada Trophy
The best places to watch these competitions are from the Curra Dock, the Christmas Lighthouse and the Escala Real, located in the Port of Cartagena.
Friday 19th – 27th July – Mar de Musicas Festival Cartagena
Friday 19th July
11pm – Torres Park Auditorium: Elza Soares, Mon Laferte.
Arab Castle: Mayra Andrade
9.30pm – Patio of the Old CIM: Marlon Williams
8pm – Town Hall Square: Pongo
Saturday 20th July
11pm, Torres Park Auditorium: Ólafur Arnalds, Akokán Orchestra.
Arab Castle: Conan Osíris
9.30pm – Patio del Antiguo CIM: Luísa Sobral
8pm – Town Hall Square: Lorena Álvarez
Sunday 21st July
11pm – Torres Park Auditorium: Kamasi Washington
9.30pm – Patio del Antiguo CIM: Rui Massena
8pm – Town Hall Square: Miss Bolivia
Monday 22nd July
11pm – El Batel Auditorium: Award ceremony for La Mar de Músicas to Salif Keita.
9.30pm – Patio del Antiguo CIM: António Zambujo
8pm – Town Hall Square: Dino D’Santiago
8.30pm – Plaza San Francisco: Río Viré
Tuesday 23rd July
11pm – Torres Park Auditorium: Mariza
9.30pm – Patio del Antiguo CIM: Dead Combo
8pm – Town Hall Square: Pascuala Ilabaca and Fauna
8.30pm – Plaza San Francisco: Moody Sake
Wednesday 24th July
10pm – Paseo del Puerto: Snarky Puppy, Trending Tropics, Branko
9.30pm – Patio del Antiguo CIM: Lina and Raül Refree
8pm – Town Hall Square: Fanfare Ciocarlia
8.30pm – Plaza San Francisco: La Tribu29
Thursday 25th July
11pm – Torres Park Auditorium: Toquinho, Silvia Pérez Cruz and Javier Colina, Ana Moura.
9.30pm – Patio del Antiguo CIM: María de Medeiros & Legendary Tigerman
8pm – Town Hall Square: Gaye Su Akyol
8.30pm – Plaza San Francisco: Mavica
Friday 26th July
11pm – Torres Park Auditorium: Los Hermanos Cubero, Amaia
Arab Castle: Fumaça Preta
9.30pm – Patio del Antiguo CIM: El Niño de Elche
8pm – Town Hall Square: Fra!
8.30pm – Plaza San Francisco: Claim
Saturday 27th July
11pm – Torres Park Auditorium: Kiki Morente, Estrella Morente
Arab Castle: Soleá Morente
9.30pm – Patio del Antiguo CIM: Mulatu Astatke
8pm – Town Hall Square: Kyekyeku & Ghanalogue Highlife
Guided Routes Days
Mondays in July, August & September – Cartagena under the Condor Legion. Learn how civilians and the military were protected in anti-aircraft shelters and defended with artillery and tanks during the Civil War. 11am from the Refugio Museum of the Civil War. 10€ (members of Club Cartagena Port of Cultures 5€).
Tuesdays in July, August and September – Citizens of an Empire. Guided tour to learn how the citizens of Carthago Nova lived. See the Roman Theatre of Cartagena, the Barrio del Foro Romano and the Casa de la Fortuna. 11am from the Museo del Teatro Romano. 13€ (reduced rate 10€/members of Club Cartagena Puerto de Culturas 6.50€).
Wednesdays in July, August and September – Guided route Isaac Peral, the Inventor and the Sea. See the defensive systems in the Port, the bay in a boat trip and the Cartagena inventor of the 19th Century. 11am from the Royal Port Scale. 13€ (reduced rate 10€/members of Club Cartagena Puerto de Culturas 6.50€).
Thursday in July, August and September – Cartagena, Sabor Tres Culturas. 11am from Roman Theatre Museum. Guided medieval route includes the exhibition of Isabel the Catholic in the Castillo de la Concepción, from where you can see the port and the city, down to the Roman Theatre. 13€ (reduced rate 10€/members of Club Cartagena Puerto de Culturas 6.50€).
Fridays in July, August and September –
From Qart Hadast to Carthago Nova -Participants can relive the Punic Wars with the founding of the Carthaginian City and the splendour of the Roman City. 11am from the Roman Theatre Museum. 13€ (reduced rate 10€/members of Club Cartagena Puerto de Culturas 6.50€).
Saturdays in July, August and September two dramatized routes through different enclaves of the port area of Cartagena.
The Adventure of Columbus – Christopher Columbus awaits us at the Castillo de la Concepción to discover new worlds, ending with a trip on the Tourist Boat. 11.30am from the Castillo de la Concepción. 14€ (reduced rate 12€/members of Club Cartagena Puerto de Culturas 7€).
Romans for the World: Destination Carthago Nova – offers a dramatized route where we will travel the most important sites telling how different character’s lives were in Carthago Nova. 11.30am from the Museo del Teatro Romano. 4€/members of Club Cartagena Port of Cultures 7€.
The centres of Cartagena Port of Cultures will also offer experiences related to the figure of Isabel La Católica and virtual visits to the Roman Theatre of Cartagena.
Tuesdays and Fridays in July and August – Yo, la Reina – meet Isabel La Católica at the Castillo de la Concepción to explain details of her coronation, the importance of her marriage to Fernando II and her relationship with Christopher Columbus. 6.30pm. 8€/members of Club Cartagena Puerto de Culturas 4€.
Isabel and Her Time exhibition with the costumes of the successful series Isabel de RTVE where the decisive moments of the reign of the Catholic Monarchs are explained (until 15th September).
11am-1pm & 5.30pm-6.30pm (except Tues & Fri for the theatrical visit). 4.25€/members of the Club Cartagena Puerto de Culturas free).
Tues/Thurs/Sat in July & August at 6.30pm, virtual visits will be made to Roman Theatre of Cartagena. 10€. Visitors will be able to see with 360º vision what this venue was like in its time.
Wednesdays in July & August – Theatrum – an afternoon of theatre will allow the whole family to see what the show buildings were like in the Roman Empire. 6.30pm at Roman Theatre Museum. 4€/members of Club Cartagena Puerto de Culturas 2€.
Night Programmes – night shows with visits and dramatized routes with theatrical performances and thematic dinners.
Friday 26th July & August 9th/23rd – the Roman priest Apuleius will immerse the participants in the mysterious rituals of the goddess Isis in Isis, the Goddess of the Nile. 9pm @ the Barrio del Foro Romano. 12€/members of Club Cartagena Puerto de Culturas 6€.
Friday 19th July & 2nd/16th/30th August – The Forum and The Temples Under The Stars – offers a night visit to the thermal baths, the magnificent banquet building and the Temple of Isis, discovering myths and secrets in a unique and special atmosphere. 9pm in the Barrio del Foro Romano. 10€/members of Club Cartagena Puerto de Culturas 5€.
Friday 6th/20th July & 3rd/17th/31st August & 7th September – Aulaeum, Below The Curtain – see the Roman Theatre of Cartagena by the architect Vitruvio. 9pm at the Roman Theatre Museum. 12€/members of Club Cartagena Puerto de Culturas 6€.
Saturday 13th/27th July & 10th/24th August & 14th September – perform an intimate show & visit the Roman Theatre in the light of the moon. 9pm. 10€/members of Club Cartagena Puerto de Culturas 5€.
Thursdays in July, August & 5th September – Soul in the Sea -a boat trip with live music. 9pm from departure point of the Tourist Boat on the Royal Scale of the Port of Cartagena. 12€/members of Club Cartagena Puerto de Culturas 6€.
Tel 868 049 941/692 925 970 – Market Tues
Market Tues & Sat (Los Narejos)
Tel 968 172 041 – Market Wed & Thurs
San Javier Squalos Rugby @ Rugby field, PDM Sports Ground
Men Tues & Thurs 8.30-10.30pm
Women Tues & Thurs 10.00-11.30pm
12-18yrs Tues & Thurs 7.30-9.00pm
6-10yrs Thurs 6pm-7pm & Sat 10am-11am
Every Monday – HAH Help at Home Table Top Sale @ La Zona Bar 10am-1pm
Every Monday – Friendship Group @ The Garden Bar & Lounge 11am
San Javier Jazz Festival @ Open Air Auditorium in Parque Almansa,
Friday 5th July – Andrea Motis & Toni Zenet 15€ 9.30pm
Saturday 6th July – BVR Flamenca Big Band 15€ 9.30pm
Friday 12th July – Antonio Lizana Sextet with La Mari de Chambao 15€ 9.30pm
Saturday 13th July – Thierry & David Lynx Project with Sylvain Beuf, Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles 20€ 9.30pm
Sunday 14th – Jazmeia Horn, Bill Evans & The Spy Killers 15€ 9pm
Wednesday 17th July – Jamison Ross, Myles Sanco & Vanessa Haynes 15€ 9pm
Thursday 18th July – Dixieland Train Marching Band Free 10pm
Friday 19th July – Roberta Gambarini & Fabrizio Bosso, (Homage Concert to Roy Hargrove), Marcus Miller 25€ 9.30pm
Saturday 20th July – Karen Souza, Steve Gadd Band 25€ 9pm
Sunday 21st July – Ron Carter Foursight Quartet 15€ 9.30pm
Tuesday 23rd July – Victor Aneiros Band, Mike Wheeler, Alex Zayas, Antonio Serrano @ Barnuevo Expanada, Santiogo de Ribera. Free 10pm
Wednesday 24th July – Zoot Suiters @ Tomas Maestra Port, La Manga. Free 10pm
Thursday 25th July – Chick Corea & The Spanish Heart Band 35€ 9.30pm
Friday 26th July – Niels Lan Doky Trio & Maceo Parker 25€ 9.30pm
Saturday 27th July – San Javier Loves Michel Legrand with Pierre Boussaguet Quartet & Natalie Dessay, Buddy Whittington & Santiago Campillo (Homage to Texas Blues Legends), Mauri Sanchis & Ñacon Goñi 15€ 9.30pm
Saturday 6th July – Aidemar Charity Walk/Run
Music and entertainment from 6pm
Children 8pm 5€
5km Run 9pm 10€
3.6km walk 9pm 5€
Register at www.aidemarcha.com
Santiago de Ribera
Tel 968 571 704 – Market Wed
Saturday 13th July – Free Boat Trip (Spanish) from Puerto Tomás Maestre in La Manga del Mar Menor to Santiago de la Ribera, round trip, discovering the history, formation, evolution and particularities of La Manga del Mar. 12.15pm Book at San Javier Tourist Office
San Pedro del Pinatar
Tel 968 182 301 – Market Mon & Thurs (Lo Pagan)
Friday 5th July – Free Guided Photographic Walk @ Park La Salinas. 6.30pm from Flamingo Roundabout. Take digital camera, binoculars, water & snack.
Wednesday 17th July – Free 9km Guided Moonlit Walk – from Molino de Quintin 10pm. Bring torch, snack & water. Booking at Tourist Office essential.
Tel 968 579 937 – Market Thurs (Balsicas) & Sat (Dolores)
Every Tuesday in June at 5pm – Guided Tour of Another Planet Brewing 5€ to include tastings. Booking essential on 664 694 344
Every Friday night until 13th September – La Torre Summer Market
From 7pm with live music from 9pm.
Thursday 18th July – Theatrical Visit to El Pasico Windmill with a concert of classical music in the open air. 8pm from the Ermita de El Pasico. Groups can visit the interior of the mill until 10pm when the concert will commence.
The Sounds of the Wind, is a concert organized by the Musical Union of Torre Pacheco. Don’t miss this unique opportunity where culture, tradition and music come together in a very special evening! 3€