Take a look at our list below to see if your holiday may coincide with a regional festivals.
23rd February – 5th March 2019: Cartagena Carnival
Over 10 days of carnival craziness! The Cartagena Carnival has the prestigious accolade of having been named as an event of “Regional Tourist Interest” so it is an event not to be missed! With various parades including a children’s parade, lots of music and parties, the lengthy carnival is a countdown to Lent.
12th – 21st April 2019: Semana Santa
Holy Week in Spain is taken very seriously with all manner of celebrations and festivals across the country. “Penance processions” of many different religious brotherhoods per area characterise Semana Santa celebrations. Each brotherhood will be wearing its penitential robes including a tunic and conical shaped hood and they will carry processional candles and tremendous floats carrying religious sculptures that each group will shoulder from the church of origin, around the designated procession route and back.
Notable Semana Santa celebrations in Murcia include Cartagena, Mula, Jumilla and Lorca.
3rd – 4th May 2019: Warm Up Murcia
Held in the Recinto Ferial de la Fica, Murcia, the Warm Up festival is a music festival of mostly pop, indie, rock and electronica. More info here.
Festival de Cante Flamenco
Since 1980, the Flamenco festival in Lo Ferro (just outside Roldan to the East of Corvera) has grown to be a significant festival in the area. The festival comprises of a flamenco competition and in the month prior to the event, singers take part in a competition to be whittled down to a handful who will compete for the “Golden Melon” prize, a coveted prize in the world of Flamenco music! Taking place over several days, the dates for 2019 are yet to be announced but for 2018 were 23rd – 29th July.
Moros y Cristianos – Moors and Christians, Murcia
The Moors and Christians celebrations have been going on in Murcia since 1983. Steeped in religious history, the event sees lots of stage performers using the streets as their platform to commemorate times of the reconquest of Spain.
All Saints and All Souls Day