The Best Events in Cartagena
Cartagena is filled with a host of amazing things to do during your stay. The city changes from week to week depending on the festivals and celebrations taking place.
To help you keep track with what's going on we've put together a one-stop shop calendar for the hottest happenings in the city's scintillating bars, restaurants, cultural centres as well as a selection of Cartagena's best pop-up parties, craft fairs, live music venues, festivals, art exhibitions, workshops, movies and dance schools.
We'll keep updating our guide so check in for the most up-to-date info on a daily basis - and you can follow us on facebook and twitter for immediate news.
International Theater Day @ Recula del Ovejo|14:30 - 16:30| Cartagena invites citizens in general to commemorate the International Theater Day with a scenic and artistic journey For The Dignity Of Art And Theater. The route culminates with the staging of the play "La Ópera sin Centavos".
Film projection @ Casa Colombo Alemana|17:30| 'Lili Marleen' is a movie performed by the great director Rainer Werner Fassbinder in 1981. It tells the story of a song that during World War II became a hymn of Nazism and the allied side.
Cartagena Art Tour |15:00| If you're looking to get more out of Cartagena than just mass-produced merchandise and horse-drawn carriage rides, discover Cartagena's rich cultural scene and the identities that make up its creative circles with a local art insider on the culture vulture tour.
Theatre Play @ Teatro Adolfo Mejía |10:00 |19:00| Begins 'Teatro Adolfo Mejía' agenda with the play 'Los Espejo de Don Quijote' of the Spanish Company Pánico Escénico to commemorate 400 years of Cervantes death.
This is Cartagena Shop |9:00-17:00 (Mon-fri)| Looking for locally-sourced gifts to bring back home? Come by our centrally located offices and visit our shop, packed with organic Colombian chocolate, high-quality coffee and other treats to make you seriously popular with your friends and family at home.
Address: Centro, Calle Sargento Mayor, Calle 38, Cra 7, No. 6-107, Of 104.
Premium Rum Tasting Tour |21:00| This premium rum tasting walks you through the history and brewing processes of Latin America's most prized alcoholic exports.
The Real Cartagena Tour |9:00| If you've already danced to Cartagena's colonial melody and want to tap into a more local beat, this authentic voyage into four of Cartagena's most traditional barrios will be right up your street.
Benefit Concert @ Alianza Francesa de Cartagena |20:30| The goal is to collect USD 10,000 from 40 donors until March 31. This money will be used to build a prototype of sustainable housing for more than 59,000 families living In risk areas of Cartagena.
Turban Classes @ Centro Cultural Las Pilanderas |15:30| Learn techniques of how to use turbans. Colors and many ways to use them to express your personality and creativity with this fashion trend. Free entry!
Be a Culinary Gourmand in Cartagena | Our definitive gourmet guide to Cartagena's best restaurants and culinary experiences is the only guide you need to follow if you're a real foodie traveller. Tuck into the best ceviche, reserve top tables or book a secret supper with a chef in a hush-hush setting.
Historic Walking Tour |16:00| If you'd like to see the real Cartagena and meet enigmatic locals whilst soaking up the history and exploring the beautiful Old City streets, then the Historic Walking Tour is for you.
Rosario Islands Deluxe Day Trip | Hop on board with This is Cartagena for a unique island day trip to the Rosario Islands. Cruise through Rosario’s bountiful highlights with a snorkel stop in our favourite lagoon and selective spot of island hopping, before settling down for an incredible two course meal on a private, undiscovered beach retreat in Tierra Bomba, far from the rif-raf.
Zumba in Getsemani |20.00| Burn those holiday calories and blow off steam with a FREE zumba class in Plaza de la Trinidad, Getsemaní. Catch the city's best dance instructors giving it all they've got in the most famous plaza in Cartagena. Class happens every Sunday (weather permitting). Free entry!