September dials down the heat to make your much-loved outdoor events more welcoming. There's always an inviting choice of entertainment throughout your region to inspire and rejuvenate your spirit. Stay informed online with the Chronicle and the relevant tourist office websites.
T: 968 652 244
Sunday 3rd September – Zacatin Market
Sunday 3rd September – Free Urban And Cultural Development Guided Walk showing Bullas of the early twentieth century. 11am/12pm/1pm
T: 968 745 325
Fiesta until 9th September
Thursday 7th September - Nuria Fergó in the Main Square @ Sanctuary de Esperanza, Calaspara 11pm
Saturday 9th September – Mocadades Sinfonico joins the Association Band of Music to close the 2017 Fiesta @ Auditorio Cine Rosales. 10pm
T: 968 702 424
Friday 1st September - the renowned RTVE choir perform a selection of religious and secular music in the Basilica-Sanctuary. More info from the Tourist Centre.
Sunday 17th September – Free Walk to Caravaca from Basilica-Sanctuary visiting various churches and historic buildings. 11.15am
Open through to 1st December 2017: a Renaissance Art Exhibition entitled 'Signum' is staged at the Antigua Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus, the former church in the old city centre. Dating from the 15th and 16th centuries, there are some spectacular works of art on display.
T: 968 723 550
Saturday 2nd – September heralds Fiestas in honour of the Virgen de las Maravillas and begins with an opening speech in Sala Camelot by Ana Carrasco, a professional rider from Cehegin; celebration of "Huertanos day" (Orchards); and procession of the Virgin.
Friday 8th to 14th – a full programme of entertainment including concerts, children's activities, exhibitions, dancing, bullfights, 3rd edition of the tapas tour 'cehegineando', bands festival, religious ceremonies and more than 100 private rented marquees in 'Recinto Ferial'. Don't miss the Free Festibando by Azúcar Moreno, Celtas Cortos, King África, Natalia, Wichy de Maya, Moy Gomar, Ana Mena, Sofía Mateos, Manu García, and more, scheduled for the 12th. Check with the tourist office website for specific event dates/times.
Saturday 16th – Explore The History And Heritage of the Old Quarter on a tour which visits the Archaeological Museum, Main Street, the Church of La Concepción and the Casa Jaspe. After this you can also visit the school of wine in the Palacio de la Tercia. The tour is in Spanish (there are info boards in English on many buildings), lasts approx. 2 hours and you should wear comfy walking shoes. Meet 11.30am.
The Archaeological See of Begastri is opened for tours on Saturdays and Sundays at 10.10am, 11.15am and 12.20pm. 2€ per person. The tour begins with a video presentation followed by a guided tour to see the remains of the Iberian culture before the IV century BC.
The Eco Park (Tourism Activity Park) 'Coto de las Maravillas' has activities for all the family with a choice of paintballing, horse riding, an assault course, a Quidditch pitch as well as much more for all ages. There is also a campsite within the park and refreshments are available in the bar. The park is open throughout each weekend. For more info and entry at other times please telephone 691 200 353 or access www.cotodelasmaravillas.com
T: 968 780 237
T: 968 730 208
Saturdays & Sundays in September – visit Castillo Fortaleza of Moratalla 10.30am-2pm & 4.30pm-6pm 2€
Book at Tourist Office
T: 968 661 501
Sunday 10th September – Artisan Market
Sunday 10th September - Free Guided Tour of Historic Mula. 11.30am from Tourist Office
T: 968 358 749
T: 968 754 104
Yecla Free Jazz Festival 15th – 20th September
Friday 15th - Concierto De Yoko, Rokavieja Y Combo Calada @ Recinto Feria de Septiembre
Saturday 16th - Concierto De Marlon @ Recinto Feria de Septiembre
Concierto De Sole Giménez @ Recinto del antiguo cuartel de la Guardia Civil
Sunday 17th - Concierto De Fangoria @ Real de la Feria
Monday 18th – Concierto Jóvenes Clásicos Del Son @ Recinto del antiguo cuartel de la Guardia Civil
Tuesday 19th – Espectáculo "El Patio De Mi Casa" @ Recinto del antiguo cuartel de la Guardia Civil
Wednesday 20th - Espectáculo "El Auto De Papa" @ Recinto del antiguo cuartel de la Guardia Civil
Saturday 16th September – Guide of Archaeological Museum and San Cayetano Market where you can savour some of the local produce. 11am from the Museum 4€
Saturday 23rd September – 8km Free Walk Amongst the Vines of the Wine Route with wine tasting from Bodegas Barahonda. 9.15am (check with Tourist Office point of departure)
Sunday 24th September – Free Guided Tour of Historic Yecla with the chance to taste some of the local tapas. 11am from Basilica of La Purism.
Saturday 30th September – Guide of the Olives of Yecla. 3€