Cabo de Palos
Market Sun

Tel 968 128 800 – Market Wed
Cross de la Artilleria Poster 
Design a poster showing the XVIII event to be held in November. The deadline for entries is 31st May and the winner will receive 400€ and a trophy. More information at

57th Army Awards (until 31st May)
This year marks the 120th anniversary of the completion of the Baler Site. The contest consists of: drawing, painting, military miniatures, photography, school education and research in humanities and social sciences. As a novelty this year, a contest of short videos has been included. The Army Awards are currently the most outstanding cultural initiative of the Army. They were started in 1945 and are intended to promote the artistic and literary creation referred to the multiple activities of the Army in the framework of the Armed Forces. National or foreign authors whose works reflect activities developed by the Spanish Army within the framework of the Armed Forces can enter and those works that reflect the knowledge and dissemination of military life. 

Art Exhibition ‘Muses’ (until 31st May) in the Nicomedes Gómez Hall of the Consistorial Palace showing exceptional painted paintings of the god Apollo and the Muses Calíope and Terpsícore as well as the Emperor Heliogabalus. After several months exhibited in the National Archaeological Museum of Madrid and the Archaeological Museum of Murcia, The Palace of Cartagena (the city of origin) now hosts these magnificent paintings and murals.

XXII ‘Between Strings and Metals’ competition organized by the Department of Youth and Conservatory of Music of Cartagena @ Auditorium of the Conservatory of Music of Cartagena. 

The Awards’ Ceremony and the Closing Concert will be held on May 17th at 8pm in the Batel Auditorium and Conference Centre.
More information:
Youth Council, Paseo Alfonso XIII, Nº 51
Tel 968 128 862 Ext 1 
Conservatory of Music of Cartagena, 
C / Jorge Juan
Tel 968 313 366

Register for Free Guided Night Tours of Museums in Cartagena (in Spanish) at
Saturday 18th May – Noche de los Museos
Music Concerts, Street Art, Performers and Visits to Museums

Family Concerts @ The Auditorium El Batel de Cartagena
Friday 3rd May – Niña Pastori 9.30pm 25€/35€/45€/50€
Friday 10th May – Reke Symphony Concert 8.30pm 10€-15€
Saturday 11th May – Cosacos de Rusia 9pm 18€/25€/28€
Saturday 18th May – Pablo Milanes 9pm 35€/40€/45€

Pay at ticket office or phone 968 123 827

Performing Arts Circuit
Friday 3rd May – Una Terapia Para la Pareja Abierta – Urbanización Mediterráneo
Saturday 4th May – La Nave del Miedo – Los Nietos Viejos
Monday 7th May – El Cadáver del Señor García – Los Dolores
Saturday 11th May – Érase una vez – El Bohio
Saturday 18th May – Érase una vez – Los Mateos
Friday 24th & Saturday 25th May – Dance Style – Santa Lucia
Saturday 25th May – Actores sin Rumbo – El Bohio

Mucho Más Mayo Festival (10th – 21st May)
This year various associations and NGOs working with refugees or migrants collaborate, such as Accem, Proyecto Abraham, Amnesty International, Cepaim, La Botica del Libro, Rascasa, Al Raso, the Federation of Neighbourhood Associations of Cartagena and Region, the councils of Youth, Equality, Sports, Social Services and Culture, the Popular University or the Refugium project of the University of Murcia. 
Free Public Art Workshop (until 6th May) from a historical and practical point of view different manifestations of public art. Register on Popular University website.
Artistic Workshop – Wednesday 8th & Thursday 9th May – Beacons in the Mare Nostrum will be launched into the sea and will be tracked via satellite using a GPS locator. 
Dance Workshops:
Family Dance ‘Contakids’ – Sunday 12th May
Contemporary Dance Workshop, EYAS Dance Project – Sunday 19th May

Saturday 18th May – Urban Dance Competition @ Moat Plaza Juan XXIII
The Breaking Battle Kids will be presented by Gabyx & Ali Beats, Spanish Beat Box champions, groups and contestants of X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent.  Inscriptions can be made at
12pm Breaking Battle Kids
5pm Exhibition-Battle of MCs
6.30pm Urban Dance Contest          
8pm Live Music
Graffiti and Parkour Workshops, Graffiti and Street Art Exhibitions will also be held.

Concert series of the Symphony Orchestra of the Region of Murcia in El Batel, Cartagena
Sunday 12th May – Violinists Laura Rodriguez & Isabel Villanueva – Sinfonia Concertante for Violin & Viola by Mozart. The Orchestra with conductor Virginia Martinez will close the concert with Symphony No 104 ‘London’ by Hayden. 12€

Thursday 23rd May – The Orchestra and Pianist Joaquin Achucarro – Concerto for Piano & Orchestra by Grieg. The concert will end with poems Mi Patria by Smetana. 12€

Tel 968 123 827

Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th May – VII Salon del Manga & La Cultura Japonesa de Cartagena @ Pabellón Wssell de Guimbarda
Japanese culture including Manga, cinema, TV and video games. 10€ or 6.50€ (Sat)/5.50€ (Sun)

Spring/Summer Programme at Teatro Circo Apolo, El Algar
National Amateur Theatre Competition of Cartagena will take place on May 31st, June 7th and 8th, with the closing and awards ceremony on Saturday, June 15th. 

La Union
Tel 868 049 941/692 925 970 – Market Tues

Los Alcazares
Market Tues & Sat (Los Narejos)
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

Friday 3rd May – Book Launch @ 525 Hotel, Los Alcazares 6pm
Jacqueline Carter will be there to sign copies of her first novel ‘Louisa’.
LOUISA is fifteen and living a happy contented life in Bermondsey, South East London. The year is 1937 there is unrest in Europe and World War Two is looming. Join Louisa, her lovable family and quirky friends for a decade as they encounter Love, Strength, Happiness, Sorrow, Deceit and Human Kindness. LOUISA is the debut novel of a trilogy.

Friday 10th May – 2hr Free Guided Tour of San Javier Air Academy 8.30am. Booking essential at Tourist Office. NIE/Passport details needed.

Saturday 11th May – Free Beethoven Concert @ Salon de Plenos. 8.30pm. Tickets from Los Alcazares Town Hall

Santiago de Ribera
968 571 704 – Market Wed
Saturday 11th May – 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)

Torre Pacheco
Tel 968 579 937 – Market Thurs (Balsicas) & Sat (Dolores)
Friday 17th – Sunday 19th May – Used Vehicle Exhibition @ IFEPA