This Week in Cartagena

19 Jun - 25 Jun

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.


Be a Culinary Gourmand | 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. 



Photography Expo |17:00| It's your last chance to catch 'La Mirada de la Victima' (The View from the Victim), the fantastic photography exhibition at the La Cooperación Española cultural centre. Focused on the tragic consequences of terrorism around the world, it ignites questions about suffering and how we portray violence, suffering and the role of the 'victim' in the press. 



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.



Cartagena Cocktail Tour |17.30The Cartagena Cocktail Tour is a unique experience for thirsty visitors who want to learn about unique cocktails and how to make them. A great kick start to your evening, you'll sample plenty of weird and wonderful rums and fruits as well as pick up some insider going out tips along the way. 



Foodie Event @ El Gobernador| Jorge Rausch, one half of Colombia's most famous culinary duo, The Rausch Brothers, will be gracing Cartagena with his presence for an unmissable food tasting event this weekend. He will be preparing a spectacular 8-course menu alongside esteemed chefs, Marcela Arango and Camilo Ramierez. The theme is modern Colombian Cuisine and is set to be an absolute tastebud scorcher. Contact Bastion Hotel directly to reserve a spot on 

LGBT Travel in Cartagena | Are you a gay, lesbian, transgender traveller wondering about your upcoming holiday to Cartagena? Read our guide for tips and know-how on how to make the most of your trip.


NEW Coffee Shop Opening | 19:00 | Stepping Stone is a new coffee shop in Getsemani with an admirable mission. As well as selling locally sourced coffee, these guys are providing opportunities for disadvantaged locals to learn English and learn valuable skills to work in the tourism industry. Their grand opening is this evening. Click below for more info. 



FREE Kids Workshop |10:00 | If you're travelling with little kids why not take them to a delightful one-off workshop, Rain Songs, held by Beatriz Obando at Rafeal Nuñez Museum. FREE ENTRY. Please note, event will be in Spanish.  



Bottomless Brunch @ Caffe Lunatico | 11:00 | A bottomless brunch! This is truly a first for Cartagena. Caffe Lunatico have been serving up epic breakfasts for some time now, but this is the first full blown brunch event with live music and endless bubbles, just like NYC, but it only costs USD$10! Read more about Caffe Lunatico by clicking the link below. 

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). 


DATES: June 19, 2017 - June 25, 2017
TIMES: 24/7
VENUE: Cartagena