There are more fiestas to celebrate in the area this month:
El Escobar: Village Fiesta runs from 22nd to 25th June.
Las Palas: Town Fiesta runs from 23rd June to 2nd July
El Festival Ventepijo De Pozo Estrecho: 10th June. This fiesta is a mixture of music and gastronomy and is organised in collaboration with Cartagena Town Hall. Various styles of music are provided (rock, pop, rap, indie..) and only groups from this area are involved. The music continues uninterrupted for a period of more than 12 hours. This year's line-up includes Aire Canada, Alex Orellana, J. Higgz, Kar Macadabra, Suzukid DJ, Nunatak, Noise Box, Clot, Sin-H and Jaro Desperdizio and Moody Sake.
Tel 968 128 800 – Market Mon
Sunday 4th June – Chamber Orchestral Music by the New Philharmonic Orchestra Hamburg @ Auditorio El Batel - 9pm 25€
Sunday 18th June – Free Guided Tour of Military Instillations in Spanish - 10.30am from Tourist Office
968 575 756
Saturday 10th June – Free Guided Urban Walk - 9am from Polideportivo. Booking at Tourist Office essential.
Saturday 24th June – Free Guided Tour of Hydroplane Base – 10am. Places are limited so booking at Tourist Office essential. Visit the Aviation Museum after the tour.
Saturday 1st July – 8th 8km Aidemarcha (walkers 3km)– 9pm/8pm (under 12's) from Parque Almansa. Music and entertainment from 6pm. Registration from aidemarcha.com
Tel 968 182 301 – Market Thurs
Sunday 4th June – 2hr Free Guided Tour in Salinas Natural Park - 11am from Rotonda de Los Flamencos. Take water, binoculars and a snack.
Saturday 10th June – 5th Pinatarius 7km Obstacle Race – 5pm (children), 7.30pm/7.45pm & 8pm (adults) from Polideportivo. Registration at famu.es
Sunday 11th June – 2hr Free World of Salt Tour in English - 11am from Visitor's Centre. Booking essential at Tourist Office. Wear sturdy shoes and take water and binoculars.
Tel 968 172 041 – Market Thurs
20th San Javier Jazz Festival: 30th June – 30th July. This year's programme includes artistes such as George Benson, Tajmo, Charles Lloyd Quartet, Rosemary Lewis Electric Band, Stacey Kent, and many more. For more information see page 70 or check out the website www.jazz.sanjavier.es
Sunday 4th June – 8th Quedada 70km Mountain Bike Ride. 7.30am from Polideportivo. 20€ registration to include paella, drink, goodie bag, shower and return boat trip.
Wednesday 14th June - Free Guided Boat Trip from La Manga del Mar Menor to Santiago de la Ribera - In English. 12.15pm. Check availability at Tourist Office or call 968 146 136
Saturday 10th June – Tour of Santiago de La Ribera in 1000 Steps, in Spanish. 11am from Tourist Office. Booking essential.
Tel 968 579 937
Saturday 17th June – Free Guided Visit to the marble mountain of Cabezo Gordo Prehistoric Excavation Site. See over 150 fossilized human remains as well as bones from animals such as lions and rhinos. Book at Tourist Office.