Los Alcazares Fiesta de la Huerta y el Mar

The 48th International Fiesta of the Countryside and Sea will take place in Los Alcazares from the 14th to the 24th August 2019. This fiesta has been declared as being of Regional Tourist Interest and is well worth enjoying. It is officially known as the XLVII Semana Internacional de la Huerta y el Mar and is primarily a folklore festival which has grown over the years to incorporate many traditional aspects. The festival celebrates the annual migration of the countryside workers to the sea for the hot summer months, hence the combination of the 'Huerto' y 'Mar'.
 
The little 'ventorrillos' or 'barraca huertanas' will be built in the same location as the Tuesday market in Calle de los Catalanes. The ventorrilas are temporary buildings, similar to the ones that the original countryside workers would have built to stay in during their seaside holiday! Each barraca belongs to a different pena or association. They will be open to visitors every evening from 20:30 to 00:30 between the 12th and 24th August and will be offering a fantastic selection of traditional local food and tapas.
 
The main events are listed below and the full programme in Spanish is featured in the brochure
 
Wednesday 14th – Saturday 24th August
20:30 -00:30 Ventorrillos or Baraccas offering the best of Murcian gastronomy and the 27th Artists Fair in the Parque de las Penas Huertanas
 
Wednesday 14th August
20:00 Opening of the Fiesta at the Monumento al Huertano where a Laurel Wreath will be laid with a performance by the Cuadrilla de Fuente Alamo
22:30 Inaugration of the Fiestas followed by Folk performance in the Auditorium in the Parque de las Penas Huertanas, free entrance until full
 
Thursday 15th August
23:00 Marine Procession returns with the statue of the Virgen de la Asuncion at the Antigua Pescaderia
 
Friday 16th August
22:30 International Folk performances in Auditorium in the Parque de las Penas Huertanas, free entrance until full
 
Saturday 17th August
19:00 18th Internatinal Folk Parade 
22:30 Folk preformances in the Parque de las Penas Huertanas, free entrance until full
 
Sunday 18th August
22:30 Folk preformances in the Parque de las Penas Huertanas, free entrance until full
 
Saturday 24th August
22:30 Closing ceremony with performances from all of the Folk Groups, music, dancing and a firework display in the Auditorium del Parque de las Penas Huertanas, free until full.