This Week in Cartagena

20 Feb - 26 Feb

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.


Art Expo @ Casa Colombo Alemena | 19:00 | An exhibition celebrating Cartagena's enigmatic dance and music culture, “FUSIÓN PASIÓN CARIBE” by artist, Javier Flórez, will be opening today. 


Expo @ Contemporary Art Museum | Catch the opening of the museum's new exhibition, Gabo and Grau Return, where they'll be unveiling a stunning portrait of Colombian artist, Enrique Grau, donated by photographer Mauricio Vélez. 

FREE Chocolate Tour @ Choco Museo | Buy any product at ChocoMuseo this Feburary and win a free chocolate tea and chocolate tasting tour. Yum!


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.


Panel Discussion @ Centro Colombo Americano Sustainable Tourism in the National Natural Parks of Colombia is the chosen topic for this event. Sonia Cañate Vargas, Kenny Yamith Vasquez Ospino, Camilo Mercado Ramos are the guest speakers. Free entry!


Premium Rum Tasting | Sample an exclusive selection of five rums during a two hour workshop in the private lounge of a stunning colonial venue.   


Movie projection  @ Alianza Francesa de Cartagena | 'Enfants Paradis' of Marcel Cané is a french film produced in 1945. It tells the story of a beautiful courtesan, Garance, and the four men who love her in their own ways: a mime artist, an actor, a criminal and an aristocrat. Free entry!


FREE Chocolate Tour @ Choco Museo Buy any product at ChocoMuseo this Feburary and win a free chocolate tea and chocolate tasting tour. Yum! 

Caribbean Film Show @ MUHCA (Museo Histórico de Cartagena de Indias) The best of Caribbean cinema of the latest years in this festival called 'Muestra de Cine Caribe Cartagena Vol. 1'. 6 short films and and two of them were internationally awarded. Don't miss it!

2-day World Dance Course @ Cuidad Móvil | Keep fit and learn something new with Cuidad Movil's 2-day dance workshop. International dance whizz, Carolina Orozco, will be teaching dance techniques from Egypt, India, Congo, Haiti ad Brazil, in this interactive workshop that's sure to burn off those frito calories. See Facebook event for more info. 


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!



DATES: February 20, 2017 - February 26, 2017
TIMES: 24/7
VENUE: Cartagena