Due to the Coronavirus, please check with your local Tourist Office or other contacts for up-to-date information on all events in April.

Cabo de Palos

Market Sun

Saturdays in April – Maritime Heritage and Sustainable Development 12pm

The activities include interesting conferences about natural and cultural heritage, the values of fishing (its present and its future) and tourist, social and cultural projects. There will also be talks by different experts in Calblanque, the coves of Cabo de Palos in the archaeological and architectural environment. There will also be a guided boat trip to the Marine Reserve. The headquarters and starting point of all activities will be from the SubUp Hostel in Cabo de Palos.

Tel 968 128 810

Email prensa@ayto-cartagena.es 

Twitter/Instagram @AytoCTcomunica


www.cartagena.es – Tel 968 128 800Market Wed

Exhibition – the African Ritual Sculpture is exhibited in the Bambara Art Gallery until April 8th.

The primary function of ritual art in the African continent is to reaffirm the truth and the presence of spirituality in all facets of human life. All the force of that emotion is reflected in the cults destined to establish a constant and direct relationship between the inhabitants of the earth and the Creator. The works of African ritual art are elegant and powerful, conceptual and pure, elaborate and timeless, complex and tense. They highlight its beauty, its simplicity, its energy and its philosophical dimension. 

Open: Tues-Fri 5pm-8pm 

Exhibition Art and Oral Tradition – Vidal Máiquez shows a selection of original illustrations made in Chinese ink to accompany the stories of Pablo Díaz in the Museum of the Roman Theater.
Open until 20th April.

Wednesday 8th – Sunday 12th AprilXII Teleco LAN Party @ Municipal Sports Centre

More than 10,000mts of fibre optic and network cable and power exceeding 400kw/hr for maximum Internet speed and multiple electronic sports tournaments (esports) for the largest digital leisure event in Cartagena. Players from all over Spain can compete in a technological environment designed specifically for electronic sports.

Saturday 25th April (10am-9pm) 7€ & Sunday 26th April (10am-8pm) 6€- VIII Hall of Manga and Japanese Culture of Cartagena @ Municipal Sports Pavilion Wssell de Guimbarda. (11€ for both days)

Meet with artists, Cosplayers and Youtubers, craft workshops, cultural exhibitions and talks for concerts, video game tournaments and commercial stands.

Thursday 30th April – XXIII String and Brass CompetitionbyDepartment of Youth and the Conservatory of Music of CartagenaDepartment of Youth will be held in the Isidoro Máiquez Hall of the Auditorium and Congress Hall El Batel.

Auditorium El Batel de Cartagena 
Tickets can be purchased both at the box office and on the auditorium website.

El Nuevo Teatro Circo de Cartagena
More information and purchase of tickets go to


April 21stThe Cloud That Didn’t Want To Rain: Primary 8-11yrs

April 30thWhen Dr Jekyll Met Mr Hyde: Elementary 8-11yrs

@ Municipal Auditorium and Congress Centre, El Batel

April 29thEliakan, The Nosy Elephant: 

3-5yrs and Primary 6-7yrs

April 30thThe Last Crazy Adventure Of Holmes: Secondary 12-15yrs

Tickets 3.50€

Book at www.educateatro.es. 

Tel 968 128 800 ext. 7055

Email programateatro-cartagena.es

XXIII Classical Music Competition for String and Brass Instruments@ Auditorium of El Batel – 12th March – 30th April

Thursday 2nd April – String Final 6pm

Tuesday 14th April – Percussion Final 6pm

Wednesday 15th April – Brass Final 6pm

Thursday 16th April – Chamber Music Final 6pm

Monday 20th April – Singing Semi-Final & Final 6pm

Tuesday 21st April – String Final 6pm

Wednesday 22nd April – Piano Final 6pm

Thursday 23rd April – Wood Wind Final 6pm

Thursday 30th April – Closing Concert dedicated to Beethoven by Orchestra of the Conservatory of Music of Cartagena 8pm

XI Art Festival Mucho Más Mayo May 8thth 

Projects selected by a committee will become part of the festival programme. The motto for 2020 is ‘Before the collapse. Art and climatic emergency’. 

Association of Holy Week in El Agar

Sunday 5th AprilPalm Sunday

Children will carry the throne of the burrica before the blessing of the olive tree is performed in the Plaza del Teatro Apolo 6pm. They then return to the church for a Eucharist. Preparations for the ‘queen procession’ and the ‘procession of silence’.

Monday 6th April – ascent and preparation of the thrones to the church 9pm.
Thursday 10th April – Procession of Silence 10pm

Saturday 11th April Collection of Thrones 12pm

May 21strd – V National Amateur Theatre Competition @ Teatro Apollo Circus, El Algar with Socio-Cultural Association Teatro Circo Apolo de El Algar & La Pecera Cultural Activities, the Teatro Circo Apolo Company, Cartagena.

Closing ceremony and awards on Saturday 30th May

Applications accepted until 15th April. Various prizes will be awarded.

La Union

www.ayto-launion.com – Tel 868 049 941/692 925 970Market Tues

Thursday 9thSaturday 11th April – XXIV Minerals & Fossils Fair @ Antiguo Mercado Publico 10am-2pm & 5pm-9pm. Nearly 40 stands selling fossils, minerals & meteorites.

Los Alcazares

Market Tues & Sat (Los Narejos) 

San Javier – www.murciaturistica.es/en/san_javier/ – 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 MondayHAH Help at Home Table Top Sale @ La Zona Bar 10am-1pm

Every Monday – Friendship Group @ The Garden Bar & Lounge 11am

Saturday 4th April & Saturday 2nd May – Free Urban Art Bike Route

Enjoy more than 150 murals in the municipality. Depart 10am from the Integral Centre for Tourism and Local Development. 

Bring water, cap, comfortable clothes and shoes. Approx 2hrs. If you don’t have a bike, they will lend you one.

Reservations at Tourist Office 

Pozo Estrecho

XXVI Theatre Contest @ Civic Centre

Reservations at Teatro La Aurora Group 650 587 622  

Saturday 18th (9.30pm) & Sunday 19th (8.30pm) April –

Jesus Christ Superstar @ Paco Saura Huerto Fairground 7€

Santiago de Ribera – 968 571 704 – Market Wed

San Pedro del Pinatar

www.sanpedroturismo.com – Tel 968 182 301Market Mon & Thurs (Lo Pagan)

Torre Pacheco

www.torrepacheco.es – Tel 968 579 937 – Market Thurs (Balsicas) & Sat (Dolores)

Every Tuesday in April at 5pm – Guided Tour of Another Planet Brewing 10€ to include tastings. Booking essential on 664 694 344

Until 2nd August – Sima de las Palomas, Cabezo Gordo & Cueva del Agua 9am-2pm

Located on the southern slope of the Cabezo Gordo, the only mountainous elevation of Torre Pacheco, a historical reference for navigators and residents of the Campo de Cartagena. In 1991, the casual discovery of the jaws joined with the jaw of a Neanderthal, launched the scientific excavation at Sima de las Palomas, the site of the most important Neanderthal Man in the Spanish Mediterranean.

1. Sima de las Palomas will be explained by the team of archaeologists.

2. Cabezo Gordo – Neanderthal Tales.

3. Cueva del Agua – old mine with a natural water lagoon where bats live.

The Tourist Information Point will provide you with a stickerto establish which group you will be in. Each hour 2 groups of 50 people will be organized from 9am according to order of arrival. 

3€ pp. Submit proof of payment at the Information Point.

Meeting point: South slope of Cabezo Gordo. Esplanade Cave of the
Giant’s Foot. Wear comfortable shoes, hat, sun protection.  Bring water and torch.

Bring your camera and participate in the ‘El Cabezo Gordo Discover it’ Photography Contest and win a day as an archaeologist at Sima de las Palomas.

During the day you can buy snacks, soft drinks, craft beer, etc.