JANUARY: Cabalgata de Reyes Magos (parade of the Three Wise Men).

It is celebrated on the day 5th in Santiago de la Ribera and Cabo de Palos, with the arrival of the Three Wise Men by the Sea, who parade on horseback accompanied by floats, Adoration of baby Jesus in Bethlehem in Spain Square and delivery of gifts.

FEBRUARY: Romería (“pilgrimage”) of San Blas.

On the 3rd in Santiago de la Ribera, with the Huertana Pilgrimage towards the hermitage of San Blas, paella competitions and food tastings.


Carnivals. In Santiago de la Ribera, with a great parade of carnival groups, election of the Queen of Carnival and a children’s fancy dress party.


Processions in Santiago de la Ribera y Cabo de Palos.

APRIL: Patron Saint Festivities of Grajuela.

Activities, street parties (verbenas) and parades.

MAY: San Isidro Labrador.

The 15th is commemorated in Pozo Aledo, with open-air parties, horse races and typical games.

JUNE: San Juan.

On the 23rd in Santiago de la Ribera and La Manga. With open-air parties, burning of the bonfire and food tastings.

National Folklore Festival.

Performance during 3 days of numerous national and international folkloric groups.

JULY: Virgen del Carmen.

They are celebrated on the 16th in Santiago de la Ribera and La Manga. Procesión Marítima (“maritime religious procession”) and popular open-air parties. In Barrio de los Pescadores, Murcian mass sung, religious procession, street parties, children’s activities and fireworks.

Santiago Apostle.

It is on the 25th in Santiago de la Ribera, with street parties, sports activities, performances, fireworks and religious procession.

International Jazz Festival.

Performances by the most important musicians.

AUGUST: Patron Saint Festivities in Roda.

At the end of the month, with food tastings and open-air parties.

International Theatre, Music and Dance Festival.

Pioneer and most important Festival of the Region. Performances by the best theatre companies, ballets and national and international orchestras. Great variety of shows for all audiences.

SEPTEMBER: Festivities of La Manga del Mar Menor.

Sports competitions, food tastings and open-air parties.

OCTOBER: Virgen del Rosario.

They are celebrated on the 7th at El Mirador, with street parties, floats, food tastings and contests.


Halloween in San Javier, Santiago de la Ribera and La Manga.

DECEMBER: San Francisco Javier.

It is day 3 in San Javier, with light and sound show, street parties, contests, a float parade and sports competitions. Choir singing show. In San Javier and La Manga exhibition of Christmas scenes, market.