BANDO de la HUERTA 2017 – MURCIA

BANDO de la HUERTA 2017 – MURCIA

BANDO de la HUERTA 2017The Bando de la Huerta 2017 is the name given to the parade.

It takes place Tuesday 18th of April. The Spring Festival, held the week after Easter 15th to 23rd of april.

The parade consists of bands, giants, dance groups and chariots pulled by tractors, in which typical elements of the rural area of Murcia is.

Since these floats, people dressed in period costume own food spread the cuisine of the region, such as black pudding, sausages, hot dogs or beans and beverages such as wine or beer.

You can also taste typical dishes such as: michirones, pipirrana or zarangollo, without forgetting the typical Paparajotes in the barracks scattered in various places of the city.

Consequently, the name of Bando de la Huerta is also used to refer to that Tuesday in the parade, referring thus to the general conclusion that that day makes throughout the city.

It includes taking place a very high percentage of Murcia spend the day on the street dressed in costumes huertanos and vegetable garden.

Parks downtown are filled with young people who gather to “botelleo” allowed on this day.

The origin of this event seems to go back to 1851, year in which a young affluent agreed to organize with the intent to mock somewhat from the people of the garden.

Currently this original motivation has disappeared completely and the Bando has become quite the opposite: a celebration in honor of the garden and the traditions associated with it.

PRISCILLA REINA DEL DESIERTO – Musical

PRISCILLA REINA DEL DESIERTO –  Musical – Auditorium of Murcia

PRISCILLA REINA DEL DESIERTO

PRISCILLA, the musical based on the film winning the Oscar, tells the funny experiences of three drag artists who cross the Australian desert aboard a rickety bus that gives its name to the musical, which is the audacious spectacle of a journey looking for love and friendship.

With an extraordinary and original production, the first of which is presented in London, including 40 artists on stage, lush suits crowned by an Oscar, the spectacular bus that gives its title to the show and a soundtrack that brings together the most danced successes of the story.
This is the most spectacular and funny musical.
PRISCILLA is the feast of feasts.

Auditorium of Murcia – 30/03/2017 to 02/04/2017

30 marzo    21:00 h.
31 marzo    18:00 h.
31 marzo    22:00 h.
1 abril    18:00 h. 
1 abril    22:00 h. 
2 abril    17:00 h. 
2 abril    20:30 h.
 

CARNIVAL of CARTAGENA 2017

CARNIVAL of CARTAGENA

CARNIVAL of CARTAGENA

Carnival of CARTAGENA

The Carnival of Cartagena starts the next 17th of february.

An opportunity to see all events that have been prepared for it like

  • Election of the “Reina infantil” 2017
  • Election of the “Reina y Pregón del Carnaval” 2017
  • Vermouth Dance
  • National Drag-Queen Contest of the “City of Cartagena”
  • XV Regional Contest Chirigotas “City of Cartagena”
  • Carnival Parade
  • Etc.

Complete program

SPECIAL CARNIVAL 2017 REGION OF MURCIA

SPECIAL CARNIVAL 2017

February is traditionally the month of the Carnival.
We present a Special Carnival 2017 with the most valued carnivals of the Region of Murcia.

Click on the name of the town to get the program

CABEZO DE TORRES
Declared of Regional Tourist Interest
February 4 to February 18

CARTAGENA
Declared of Regional Tourist Interest
February 17 to February 28

LORCA
February 18
Special Free Theatre program at TEATRO GUERRA ( Plaza Calderón de la Barca, s/n – Lorca – Teléfono: 968 473 122)
http://teatroguerralorca.org/

The gala will begin at 19.00 hours and during the same will be announced who will be the Momo, represented this year by a member of the ballet Carmen Franco

February 25 – 18:00 horas. Gran Desfile de Carnaval. 

ÁGUILAS
Declared of Interés Turístico Internacional
February 18 to March 4

Come to AGUILAS and try again and again the “CUERVA”. It is the CUERVA“: a drink of these carnivals, fruits and various alcohols.
To is not to be lost, the battle between “Giving Carnival” and “Doña CARESMA” where will fly down eggs with confetti .
The day before held a battle only for children.

For no reason you should miss the paper costume contest on Sunday before the parades.
These fragile fancy stuff leaves you mouth open.

TOTANA
Declared of Regional Tourist Interest
February 18 to March 5

HOLI RUN CABEZO DE TORRES
February 19

Inspired by the Holi or Indian colors Festival, which takes place at the beginning of spring.
Diversion guaranteed during this 5 km “HOLY RUN” race without time control where hundreds of people are covered with colored powders every kilometer and so on until the end with the “HOLI BOOM”. A gigantic celebration of color in which all colors are projected into the air. An experience not to be missed.

More about CARNIVAL and associated activites: click here (Information issued of Murciaturistica)

Carthaginians and Romans – Cartagena

Feasts of Carthaginians and Romans – Cartagena 2016

Carthaginians y Romanos 2016

Programa

The feasts of Carthaginians and Romans developed in Cartagena, Murcia, from the first Friday after September 15 and lasts ten days.

The meaning of this celebration is to highlight the events of the Second Punic War 2,200 years ago, taking into account the history and archeology of Cartagena.

A landing commemorates the storming of the city in 209 BC. AD by the Roman troops of Scipio. This results in a festive week, days are reserved for two beligérants alternately: Romans and Cartagenois.
We will attend the wedding of Hannibal and Imilce. We will have the games of the Roman circus with gladiators and wild beasts. Everyone ends up in the big parade on Saturday, the great day of the feast, when all the troops and legions march on the city.

2016 will be held from 16 to 25 September.

 

MURCIA FERIA 2016

MURCIA FERIA 2016

Murcia Feria 2016Murcia Feria celebrates 750 years of life and, because of this date marked on the calendar of the city of Murcia, the city will host “a retrospective celebration in which the past and present come together, tradition and vanguard, through approximately 200 events planned. “
The programming of the Fair was organized around four axes:

  • The history of the city and its council,
  • The river and the bridges,
  • The street as a space for socializing and a tribute to Murcia
  • Murcia with the participation of Peñas huertanas and the opening speech by the Orfeón Murciano Fernández Caballero “

Parades and performances, exhibitions, workshops and posters of child Frequently remind us of the history of the city and the foundation of the Council (current City Hall) 750 years ago this year.
In this regard, they highlight the keys to Alfonso child, who organizes the family of Moors and Christians Moors and tribute to the king Sabio in the cathedral, with the interpretation of a song to Santa Maria. In addition, the Spanish conquest and the seal of the Council also have their place in the activities for children, with workshops for children in museums.

Among the main innovations of this feria 2016 we can meet:

  • Saturday, September 3, from 21.00 in the Plaza del Romea. The group of the Academy of General Air will give an open air concert.
  • Parades Plaza del Romea. Wednesday, September 7, at 12:00 and into the afternoon, an event that combines the design, craftsmanship and fashion, including fashion shows, outdoor markets and meetings murcianos young designers.
  • Plaza Belluga hosts first horse show “Cabalga Murcia”. Thursday, 8 September, 21 hours.
  • Regatta. Saturday, September 10, 11 to 14 and from 17 to 19, and Sunday, September 11, from 11 to 14. The river Segura between Miguel Caballero bridge and the Pont Neuf, welcomes the exhibition regatta with boats “optimistic” , surfing etc.
  • Water skiing and surfing. Saturday, September 10, from 10 to 24. Water Ski Show (wakeboard), compared to Mills River. 20 to 22 hours, night paddle surfing display.
  • First cooking contest for children MINICHEF. Sunday, September 11, from 22:30 in the Malecón gardens. A jury of experts, led by Chef Top Chef murciano July Velandrino, choose the best child cook Murcia. Registration for children aged 6 to 12 years in www.gastrotallerdefornet.es.

SPUME RUN in MAZARRON

Spume Run llega a la Región de Murcia

Spume runTo participate to the Spume Run, you come dressed in white and ready to have a good time. This is a race of about 5km. You can do this by running or walking.

The most pleasant is to do with family or friends. Along the route you will meet 4 positions “Spume” which are points where tons of foam, each of a different color, wait for you.

There you can dance, jump or swim; the idea is to enjoy the foam and get completely cover.

MAZARRON the 20th of august 2016. 

 

Festival Internacional del Cante de las Minas

Festival Internacional del Cante de las Minas (2016)

Festival Internacional del Cante de las MinasThe “Festival  Internacional  del Cante de las Minas” has been declared of national interest in 1984. 

Songs of Minors and Levante were declared immaterial cultural interest in 2010.

In November 2010, all flamenco has been declared by UNESCO heritage cultural ‘intangible Heritage of humanity “. (Extract from Wikipedia: History of the festival)

It’s one of the most famous events of flamenco in Spain.

We can encountered famous artists like Paco de Lucia or famous dancers of Flamenco. The festival is hold in the antic public market of La Union .

The festival will be held from August 3 to August 13, 2016

 

JAZZ FESTIVAL in SAN JAVIER

JAZZ FESTIVAL in SAN JAVIER

Jazz San Javier 2016The first Festival de Jazz de San Javier has been hold in 1998. They received artits like Dennis Rowland & His Quartet, Luis Salinas Quinteto con Antonio Serrano or Louie Bellson – Jeff Jerolamon Drums Explosion.

This year will come Antonio Serrano the best harmonica player in Europe, with Toots Thielemans and a usual partner of Paco de Lucia.

The XIX festival is held inside the municipal Almansa Auditorium Park from 1st to 30th of July.

The park has a capacity of 2,000 people with good visibility. The auditorium has a spatial structure similar to a Roman theater.

Tickets and subscriptions

Ticket prices vary depending artists. The best is to refer to the corresponding page of the festival website. Tickets.

XXXVII Festival de Cante Flamenco de Lo Ferro

XXXVII Festival Internacional de Cante Flamenco de Lo Ferro 

XXXVII festival International de FlamencoThe XXXVII festival will be held from 23 of july 2016 to 31 of july 2016 en Lo Ferro (Roldan)

The history of this festival started in 1980 in Lo Ferro, typical village of the CARTAGENE region of about 300 people during the celebrations of the city.

During the first week of September, a group of neighbors led by Sebastian Escudero has decided to include an evening of flamenco. They have invited several flamenco singers. In addition, a stage and a jury, offering a first prize of 1.0000 pesetas was created.

This first festival were featured guitarist Antonio Fernandez, uncle of the current official guitarist, Antonio Fernández “El Torero”.

OFICINA
– Peña Flamenca “Melón de Oro”
TAQUILLA
– Recinto “Festival de Lo Ferro”.
ABONO por 45 €
Para más Información:
968 589 469
mailto: contacto@festivaldeloferro.org