Tel 968 493 285 – Sat Market
Every Saturday – Antique & Collectable Market near the Railway Station. From 10am
Sunday 3rd March – 3hr Theatrical Tour of Aguilas 10.30am. Register at Tourist Office
Saturday 9th March– 2½hr Historical Tour of Aguilas 11am from Tourist Office
Thursday 14th March – Path Four Calas Route. Depart from Playa de Calarreona, camping area 10am. 4km. 2hrs. Contact guide on 670 307 818
Saturday 16th March – Ruta del Ferrocarril (Railway Route) in English 10am
Carnival – until 9th March – Check the Tourist Board for full details of events.
Alhama de Murcia
Tel 968 633 51 – Tues Market
There are some fabulous walks in the Sierra Espuña National Park.
Go to http://turismo.alhamademurcia.es and click on Paths of Sierra Espuña. You will find full details of all walks available and a map that you can download.
Carnival – 1st – 9th March – Check at Tourist Office for full details
Every Sunday – El Palmar Rin Ran Market – Handmade articles, local food vans, live music etc 11am-6pm (open until May 2019)
Thursday 7th March –Free Harp Recital @ Archaeological Museum 8.30pm
Saturday 30th March – Juanjo Robles @ Teatro Velasco 9pm (free)
Lorca – www.lorcaturismo.es
Tel 968 441 914 – Thurs Market
Lorca Castle – general entry 6€. Guided Tours available in English for 4€ on Thursdays at 10.30am for 22€ to include lunch, with special packages on Sundays. Check at Tourist Office for full details.
Week days in March Tour of San Patricio and Las Tres Plazas 11am from Tourist Office Plaza de España. 10€ (children under 12 free)
Friday 8th March – Madame Butterfly @ Teatro Guerra 9pm 15€/24€/30€
Saturday 2nd & Sunday 17th & Sunday 30th March – Guided Tour of Historic Lorca 12.30am from Plaza de España. 4€. Booking essential
Saturday 23rd March – Free Theatrical Tour La Daga Roja 11am from Tourist Office. Booking essential
Saturday 23rd March – Marlango (jazz, pop & blues) @ Teatro Guerra 9pm 20€/25€
Sunday 24th March – Grandes Exitos (musical drama) @ Teatro Guerra 8pm 32€/38€
Tel 968 594 426 – Sat Market
Free Guided Tours in Mazarrón area.
Visit the Tourist Office or www.visitamazarron.es for full details of all tours.
Aqualia’s XVII Children’s Drawing Competition
Students of 3rd and 4th Primary Schools of Mazarrón and 15 other municipalities in Murcia are asked to participate. Aqualia invites children to become researchers, to find out where the water they consume comes from every day and the destination it has after its use. At www.investigadoresdelagua.com students will find all the necessary information, solving the clues to discover the truth about the complete water cycle.
Those who wish to participate have until March 22nd to design and present their creations. There will be 10 individual prizes of Samsung 7” Tablet, 250 prizes of a smart watch and one prize for a school, of a 1,000€ voucher for educational material. The name of the winners will be published, from April 15th, through the Aqualia website www.aqualia.com, on the contest website, at all Aqualia offices and through the Twitter account @DMA contest.
‘2.19’ Art Exhibition – (until 23rd March)
Ángel Mateo Charris exhibits in Mazarrón Town Hall. His exhibition offers an unprecedented collection of oil paintings, acrylics and collages created especially for the occasion. His work has an international projection as evidenced by the recent exhibition ‘African Suite’ exhibited in 2018 in The Ivory Coast. Angel is also a well-known illustrator and recently, the publisher Edelvives published ‘Death in Venice’ by Thomas Mann with illustrations by Angel.
Closed Tue March 19th
Carnival – 2nd – 10th March – Check at Tourist Office for full details.
It is estimated that more than 2,000 people will parade through the streets in three parades. Patricio Sánchez encourages the Mazarrón residents and visitors to go out into the street and enjoy this spectacular Carnival. He also thanked the work that for many months has been carried out by the different clubs of the Mazarrón Carnival
Saturday 2nd March – the children’s parade will take place at 5pm, with the general parade taking place on Sunday March 3rd, also at 5pm.
Sunday 10th March – the programme will close with the parade of visiting clubs and winning local clubs at 5pm.
La Ruta De La Tapa for Fiestas San José in Puerto de Mazarrón 15th – 24th March
16 venues will participate offering a tapa with beer, wine or soft drink for 2.50€. Registration cards can be obtained from participating venues, Department of Celebrations on the second floor of Mazarrón Ayuntamiento or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Popular University of Mazarrón Courses
The training period will end on May 31st. There will be more than 40 new courses divided into five areas with discounts of 15% for large and retired families and 20% for unemployed.
The areas are: IT and business, languages, education, creativity and well-being and new features included this year are courses on parental control and social networks, computer science for children, robotics and programming or art workshop among others. The extension of the training in districts is maintained, specifically in Camposol with Spanish courses for foreigners.
New Training Courses
There are a number of free courses and workshops from now until November. The Centre for Municipal Employment Initiatives (CIME) of Mazarrón has published a new training offer for free courses. There are 19 free courses and workshops to acquire knowledge related to different professional sectors mainly related to the economy of the municipality, as well as first aid or help and guidance in the search for employment.
Those interested in this new offer can obtain more information at the CIME offices located at Avenida de la Constitución 65 or by calling 968 592 767.
Puerto Lumbreras –
Tel 968 436 153 – Fri Market
Saturdays in March – Visit The Astronomical Observatory of The Cabezo De La Jara 2.50€ (children under 10yrs free). 8pm. Booking at Tourist Office essential.
Saturdays (4.30pm) & Sundays (12pm) in March– Visit Medina Nogalte. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing, hat, water and sun protection. 3€ (children under 10yrs free)
Pay by bank transfer or deposit account (ES 12 3058 0204 15 2732000020-City Council of Puerto Lumbreras).
Totana – www.totana.es Tel 968 418 153 – Wed Market/Fri in El Pareton
Saturdays & Sundays in March – Guided Visit to La Bastida 3.40€ (2.50€ disc) 10am/12pm. Book at Tourist Office
Saturday 2nd March – Adult Carnaval 4pm-10pm
Sunday 3rd March – Children’s Carnaval 11.30am-1.30pm
Monday 4th March – Education for Equality in the home and co-responsibility within the family @ Cruz Roja, Totana 7.30-9pm
Wednesday 6th March – Cascaruja Trio concert @ Sociedad Gran Casino 7pm-9pm (Free)
Thursday 7th March – Charla ‘Carmen Conde y La Universidad Popular’ @ Centro Cultural y Obrera 8.30pm-10pm
Sunday 10th March – Explore the Dinosaur Tracks 10.30am-1pm
Booking essential on 968 431 430