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
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
www.cartagena.es – Tel 968 128 800 – Market 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 April – XII 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 21st: The Cloud That Didn’t Want To Rain: Primary 8-11yrs
April 30th: When Dr Jekyll Met Mr Hyde: Elementary 8-11yrs
@ Municipal Auditorium and Congress Centre, El Batel
April 29th: Eliakan, The Nosy Elephant:
3-5yrs and Primary 6-7yrs
April 30th: The Last Crazy Adventure Of Holmes: Secondary 12-15yrs
Book at www.educateatro.es.
Tel 968 128 800 ext. 7055
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 April – Palm 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.
www.ayto-launion.com – Tel 868 049 941/692 925 970 – Market Tues
Thursday 9thSaturday 11th April – XXIV Minerals & Fossils Fair @ Antiguo Mercado Publico 10am-2pm & 5pm-9pm. Nearly 40 stands selling fossils, minerals & meteorites.
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 Monday – HAH 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
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 968 182 301 – Market Mon & Thurs (Lo Pagan)
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.