Including: Aguilas, Garrucha, Lorca, Los Gallardos, Mojácar, Puerto Lumbreras & Vera
Check at your local Tourist Office for full details of events.
Don’t forget to check out our Business News section on page 6 to see what fabulous offers, events and announcements some of our advertisers have this month
Tel 968 493 285 – Sat Market
Saturday 6th May – La Curva de la Felicidad @ Doña Elena Auditorio
Sunday 14th May – Cantajuegos @ Doña Elena Auditorio
Sunday 28th May – Musical from the 80’s @ Doña Elena Auditorio
Saturday 6th May – Visit to the Historical Centre of Águilas, narration in Spanish. (Accessible route for people with reduced mobility)
Visit the Carnival Monument, Plaza de España, Church, Archaeological Museum, Roman Baths (subject to availability) and Carnival Museum.
Departure from Tourist Office 11am. Max 30 people.
Sunday 14th May – 4.7km Free Marina de Cope Walking Tour on the coast of Aquilas. 9.30am from Restaurante El Pocico in La Marina de Cope.
Sunday 21st May – Free Guided Tour of Aguilas Railway’s History, narration in English. 11am.
Book at Tourist Information Centre
Sunday 21st May – 8km Sendalhama Hiking Tour (approx 4hrs/med-low difficulty)
Discover the famous Pozos de Nieve.8am from La Cubana Park Esplanade.
Register at Tourist Office.
Sunday 28th May – Free Guided Tour of Aguilas. 11am from Tourist Office.
Every Saturday – Antique & Collectable Market near the Railway Station. From 10am
Contemporáneos de Coronado Permanent Art Exhibition @ Doña Elena Auditorio Thur-Sun 7pm-10pm
Carnival Museum @ the Francisco Rabal Cultural House.
See some of the amazing carnival costumes which are changed each year to show those from the most recent carnival festival.
Open Tues-Sat 9am-2pm & 4-9pm
Tel 950 132 783
Tel678 798 688 Mon Market
Tel 968 441 914 – Thurs Market
Las Ermitas Walking Path Encircling Lorca Castle
This new 9km walking route connects the entire perimeter of Lorca Castle, starting in Parque de las Mujeres, ending at the San Lázaro viewpoint. The new walkway provides a picturesque and healthy walking route with freshly planted pine and oak trees and plants such as lavender and rosemary. Stairs built with sleepers and wooden railings make it easy for walkers to see beautiful views of Lorca and the surrounding area. Parking is available at the Parque de las Mujeres, Calle Sor Matilde García.
For families with children – The old town of Lorca hides a lot of history. Get ready for a fun visit full of surprises with your family every 1st Saturday of the month at 5pm March-May and October-December; 8pm June-September.
Monday 15th & Saturday 20th May & Saturday 3rd June (5pm) – 2 hour Guided Tour of Historic Lorca. The tour includes a free visit to one of the Embroidery Museums which exhibits items worn during Semana Santa processions. 2€. 11.30am.
Book on 968 441 914
Future Dates: 09/06/2023, 11/06/2023, 09/07/2023, 13/08/2023, 10/09/2023, 08/10/2023, 12/10/2023, 01/11/2023, 12/11/2023, 06/12/2023, 08/12/2023, 10/12/2023
Saturday 6th May & Saturday 3rd June – 75 min Theatrical Visit Myths & Legends Of Lorca. 5pm from Plaza de España
Thursday 4th – Sunday 7th May – Cruz de Navajas de Mecano Musical @ Margarita Lozano Theatre
Thurs 8pm/Fri 8pm/Sat 5pm & 9pm/Sun 6pm
Thursday 4th May – Momo @ Teatro Guerra 7pm
In an abandoned amphi-theatre on the outskirts of a city lives Momo. She has some special gift, like making people feel better just by being by their side and Momo has a great ability to listen to them. 5€/10€/12€
Friday 5th May – Faemine and Tired @ Teatro Guerra 9pm.
According to the Kaon Lin tradition of Chinese culture, the god Kuan Lon, the only deity who lives in a canteen, allows a human being to enjoy clairvoyance 14 times in a lifetime. Faemino and Cansado maintain that 14 is too few and that they are already at 17. 18€/22€/25€
Saturday 13th May – Quiero Flamenco Festival @ Teatro Guerra 10pm.
Israel Fernández, Diego del Morao, Farru and the Camarón Family will entertain. 28.50€ & 33€
Friday 19th May – Tadeo Jones Musical @ Teatro Guerra 9pm. 15€/18€
Thursday 26th May – Beauty and the Beast, Musical Drama @ Teatro Guerra. 9pm 12€/15€
Saturday 27th May – Free Arts & Crafts Tour of Centro de Artesania and Casa del Artesano. 11am. Book at Tourist Office/call 968 441 914
Lorca Castle – general entry 6€. Guided Tours available in English for 4€ on Thursdays at 10.30am (22€ to include lunch), with special packages on Sundays. Check at Tourist Office for full details.
Tel 950 469 000 – Tues Market
Tel 950 615 025 – Wed Market
Mojácar came alive for another year during Semana Santa with processions, some full of joy, some in silence and some lit with candles. There were painting exhibitions, competitions and a 10km running trial, half marathon for those on roller skates and a 5km run for children. The sun was shining for all the events and the area was full of residents and holidaymakers. Cafés, restaurants and bars were buzzing and there was a feeling of happiness in the air.
If you didn’t manage to join in with any of these, make a note in your diary for at least one of the popular events that are on the calendar for 2023.
Dates for your Diary
May. Mojácar celebrates San Isidro on a Sunday in mid-Maywith a procession of floats and vans, decorated with flowers and accompanied by music, followed by cars, vans and motorcycles. The procession leaves from the bottom of Mojácar Pueblo and arrives in Sopalmo, a small hamlet in the hills. There is an awful lot of horn beeping, so you may want to take your earplugs! People spend the day in the country having lunch with friends and families. At the time of going to print the date was yet to be confirmed but keep an eye on our blog and FB page for the date and the programme. We will post it as soon as we have confirmation.
Friday 20th May. Come and join the Hippie Peace and Love Party in aid of Vera & District Lions at Yemaya, Mojácar Playa. Live music from Glam Slam and a 60´s and 70´s Disco. 5€ From 6.30pm
Friday 16th – Sunday 18th June – The Moors & Christians
This epic 3 days is one of fun and partying until the early hours The Medieval Market will be making an appearance here again. If you’re interested in participating please contact: 711792549/ 658853632.
Saturday 1st July – Noche de Romantica (Night of Romance)
Friday 25th August – Monday 28th – Fiestas de San Agustin
Saturday 2nd September – Noche de las Velas (Night of the Candles)
Every Thursday – Free Memory Workshop @ Centro de Usos Multiples, Mojácar Pueblo 5-6pm (over 60’s)
Every Sunday – Rastro Market @ Centro Multiusos, Mojácar Pueblo
Tuesdays – Cycle Ride from Mojácar Playa Tourist Info Centre 9.25am
Wednesdays – Run/Walk/Jog Meeting from Best Indalo Hotel Mojácar Paseo 8.55am
Thursdays – Cycle Ride from Mojácar Playa Tourist Info Centre 9.25am
Thursdays – TSB Golf Society Competition. Call in to see Dez @ Alice’s Bar in Turre
Saturdays – Run/Walk/Jog Meeting from Best Indalo Hotel Mojácar Paseo 8.55am
Sundays – Cycle Ride from Mojácar Playa Tourist Info Centre 9.25am
Mojácar Bowls Club
Every Tuesday and Saturday – 9.30am for 10am start at the Bowling Rink (behind Servigroup Marina Mar Hotel, Mojácar Playa)
TSB Golf Society Competition. Every Thursday. Call in to see Dez @ Alice’s Bar in Turre.” It needs to be placed after the Mojacar Bowls Club info.
Tel 968 436 153 – Fri Market
Saturdays in May (check dates at Tourist Office) – 1hr Night Visit to the Cabezo de la Jara Astronomical Observatory
Get closer to the stars with the astronomical activities that take place around the Astronomical Observatory. Prior reservation required.
Starting point: Astronomical Observatory. 7pm. (2.50€. Children under 10yrs free)
Discover the historical and patrimonial wealth of Puerto Lumbreras through Medina Nogalte visiting its cave-houses and the Nogalte Castle. From Craftsman workshop cave house, reception of Medina Nogalte. 7pm. 3€ (under 10’s free). Payment due 2 days prior to visit @ ES 12 3058 0204 15 2732000020-City Hall of Puerto Lumbreras.
Please check availability as some of the evenings are already fully booked.
Tel 615 423 287 – Sat Market