July 13-August 3: Santiago de la Ribera summer festivals
Step into summer with three weeks of exciting events in San Javier   Santiago de la Ribera is gearing up for a month of festive fun, honouring its patron saint, Santiago Apóstol, and the beloved Virgen del Carmen. From colourful processions to lively music by the sea, this year's festivities promise an unforgettable experience for all ages.   The epicentre of the 2024 summer celebrations will be none other than Barnuevo Esplanade.  ..

July 13 to August 3 Annual fiestas in Santiago de la Ribera
A host of free music, two grand processions and a whole lot more as Santiago de la Ribera celebrates the Virgen del Carmen and the feast day of Santiago Apóstol Two of the most important dates in the annual calendar of the municipality of San Javier fall during July, the first of them on the 16th, the day of the Virgen del Carmen. The figure of the Virgin, the patron of fishermen and sailors, is carried out into the Mar Menor on board a boat..

July 14 International Swimming Competition in San Javier
Dive into the challenge with three open water swimming tests in San Javier   Test your swimming prowess on Sunday July 14 at the XIX Travesía Playas de San Javier, an adrenaline-packed international swimming competition in the beautiful Mar Menor.   This thrilling event features three exhilarating open water swim challenges: a 600m crossing, a 2000m crossing and a gruelling 4000m crossing.   All races are part of the prestigious..

July 14 Craft market in Santiago de la Ribera
An exciting day of unique finds and seaside fun in San Javier   Mark your calendars for a day of seaside shopping and fun at the Mar Menor Artisan Market. On Sunday July 14, from 10am to midnight, the Barnuevo Esplanade in Santiago de la Ribera will transform into a vibrant marketplace.   With more than 30 stalls showcasing an array of unique, handcrafted goods, it's an event not to be missed.   The market will feature a diverse..

July 15 Free Carole Alston concert at the 2024 San Javier Jazz Festival
The exquisite vocalist performs live at the Puerto Tomás Maestre in La Manga del Mar Menor The Financial Times has described the voice of American jazz, gospel and blues singer Carole Alston as “sweet and dark as cane honey” and she has had a long and successful career in the fields of both jazz and musical theatre. In her resumé are shows such as “Jesus Christ Superstar”, “Kiss Me Kate”, “West Side Story” and “Trouble in..

July 17 Free Steam Brass Band concert at the 2024 San Javier Jazz Festival
Great live entertainment on the Explanada Barnuevo in Santiago de la Ribera! The Steam Brass Band is one of the most impressive, original and fun groups to emerge in the Region of Murcia in recent times. This brilliant brass band adapts some of the best songs of our time to the wind and percussion instruments of the legendary bands of the city of New Orleans, the cradle of jazz. At the same time, they add retro-futuristic touch and aesthetic inspired..

July 19 Cimafunk live in concert at the 2024 San Javier Jazz Festival
An electrifying Cuban funk show at the open-air auditorium of Parque Almansa in San Javier TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE ONLINE HERE for both season tickets and individual concerts. Cimafunk is the stage name of Erik Alejandro Rodríguez, a Cuban singer, composer, record producer and spectacular showman who is revolutionizing funk and contemporary and popular music in Spanish. His name is a reference to the “maroon” condition of one of his ancestors..

July 19 In Your Park or Mine, San Javier
Open-air entertainment for all the family in La Manga Summer is now in full swing which can only mean one thing: the always popular ‘In Your Park or Mine’ events are kicking off once more in and around San Javier.   On Friday July 19, head on out for a night of open-air entertainment that’s perfect for the whole family in La Manga del Mar Menor.   Starting at 6pm in the Parque Plaza Castillos de Mar, located at kilometre 5..

July 20 The Herculean Way, Free guided tour in Spanish in San Javier
Discover the history and most important buildings of San Javier The free “Vía Herculea" guided tour, which on this occasion is offered in Spanish, starts at 9.30 on Saturday July 20 at the San Javier Museum, where participants can learn about the town's history from the very early days as well as getting to know about some illustrious people born in the municipality. The items exhibited here, such as an aeroplane donated by the San Javier..

July 20 José Luis Jaén and San Javier to Paco de Lucía with Niño Josele & Antonio Serrano at the 2024 San Javier Jazz Festival
A great vocalist and a tribute to Paco de Lucía at the open-air auditorium of Parque Almansa in San Javier TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE ONLINE HERE for both season tickets and individual concerts. The final double bill at the 2024 San Javier Jazz Festival begins with a performance by José Luis Jaén, a vastly experienced musician who absorbs the best of the musical genres that he considers his roots: mainly flamenco and copla, and also tango..

July 22 Diana Krall in concert at the 2024 San Javier Jazz Festival
San Javier is honoured to welcome the Canadian star at the open-air auditorium of Parque Almansa in San Javier TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE ONLINE HERE for both season tickets and individual concerts. The honour of closing the 2024 San Javier Jazz Festival goes to the Canadian pianist and singer Diana Krall, winner of three Grammy Awards and eight Juno Awards, famed for a string of top-10 US chart albums and with more than fifteen million records..

July 26 In Your Park or Mine, San Javier
Open-air entertainment for all the family in the Mar Menor Summer is now in full swing which can only mean one thing: the always popular ‘in Your Park or Mine’ events are kicking off once more in and around San Javier.   On Friday July 29, head on out for a night of open-air entertainment that’s perfect for the whole family, made extra-special by the local fiestas of San Cayetano.   Starting at 6pm in the Parque Infantil San..

July 27 Free guided tour of La Manga explaining the origins and history of the Mar Menor
El Origen del Mar Menor traces the ancient and modern history of La Manga del Mar Menor This 5-kilometre walking tour in La Manga begins at the bridge of El Estacio and the channel which enables boats to pass between the Mar Menor and the Mediterranean, and continues to the lighthouse, where information is given about the long history of the area. After seeing the water storage facilities which were used in the past by lighthouse-keepers and their..

August 2-22 San Javier International Theatre, Music and Dance Festival
14 unique performances in San Javier, including 3 free open air events   The 54th edition of the San Javier International Theatre, Music and Dance Festival promises to be an unforgettable experience filled with culture and entertainment.   Running from August 2 to 22, this year’s line-up features renowned artists and companies including Els Joglars, Rafael Álvarez El Brujo, Victoria Abril, Anabel Alonso, Adrián Lastra and many more..

September 14 and 15 Walk the Mar Menor
Explore the glorious Mar Menor on foot this coming September Embark on the XXII Vuelta Mar Menor walking expedition this September 14 and 15.   Experience breathtaking landscapes as you journey from sunrise to sunset during this thrilling two-day trek. Registration is now open – only 25 euros per person, which includes a delicious evening BBQ.   Set off bright and early on Saturday September 14 at 8am from San Javier Municipal..