2024 Spring Fiestas of Murcia: How to get there and what to do

The Spring Fiestas of Murcia (Fiestas de Primavera in Spanish) is one of the oldest festivals in Spain and in 2006 it was declared of International Tourist Interest. These festivities are held in April, after Easter, and the most important days are the Bando de la Huerta and the Entierro de la Sardina. The Murcia Spring Festival is a unique opportunity to experience the essence and tradition of the region. The festival combines religious, cultural and festive elements, and is a vibrant and colourful celebration that takes place in the streets of the city.

When does the 2024 Spring Fiestas of Murcia take place?

The Fiestas de Primavera de Murcia take place in the week following Easter, so in 2024 it will be from 1st to 7th April.

How to get to the Spring Fiestas of Murcia?

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What to do during the Spring Fiestas in Murcia?

The Bando de la Huerta is the highlight of the Murcia Spring Festival. It is held on the Tuesday following Easter Sunday (2 April), and the huertanos and huertanas enjoy the most traditional gastronomy of the city.

In the afternoon, the Bando de la Huerta Parade takes place, and consists of a parade of floats through the streets of the city. The floats are decorated with Huerta motifs, such as fruit, vegetables and flowers, and are accompanied by groups of people dressed in traditional huertanos costumes, dancers and giants and big-heads. During the parade, you can enjoy typical food and drinks of the region, such as paparajotes, zarangollo, lemonade and local wine. There are also several stops along the route where traditional music and dance performances take place. The Bando de la Huerta is a sample of the culture and tradition of Murcia and is a celebration not to be missed if you visit the city during the Spring Fiestas.

On Thursday 4th April the Batalla de las Flores (Battle of Flowers) takes place, which is a parade of floats and artistic groups that revolves around flowers. This tradition dates back to the 19th century and has been maintained to the present day, making it one of the most eagerly awaited events by Murcians and tourists who visit the city during the spring festivities. It is an elegant and colourful event that pays tribute to the “huertanos”, “sardineros”, “tunas” and the Moors and Christians Festival.

On Saturday 6th April the Entierro de la Sardina takes place, which is one of the main events of the Murcia Spring Festival. It consists of a parade in which a giant papier-mâché sardine is paraded, representing the end of the festival and the beginning of spring. The sardine is accompanied by floats dedicated to the gods of Olympus, and the parade is completed by entertainment groups, brass bands, giants and big-heads and even a dragon. During the parade, thousands of toys are handed out from the floats and the whistle is one of the most popular. At the end, the sardine is burnt in a bonfire and a big party is held with music, dancing and food. The Burial of the Sardine is a celebration that combines tradition, humour and satire, and attracts thousands of visitors from all over the country.

On the other hand, during these dates, the Teatro Circo Murcia will host the Spring Concerts with performances by Ariel Rot, Funambulista and Quique González, among others. The concerts will take place on 1, 4 and 5 April and tickets can be purchased for 25 euros, online or at the box office.

In addition, during the Murcia Spring Festival you can also enjoy workshops, exhibitions, theatre shows and other activities. It is a long-awaited celebration for the people of Murcia, and an unforgettable experience for those who visit for the first time.