Festival of the Sea in Santa Marta 2024

In its 65th edition, the "Fiestas del Mar" come with everything to surprise you. Here we tell you the details so you can plan ahead.

Published 2024-07-01 10:30:20

Fiesta del Mar: Towards Santa Marta's 500th Anniversary

Santa Marta's Fiesta del Mar, popularly known as "Las Fiestas del Mar", is the city's most important annual event. This event is held in the last days of July, coinciding with the commemoration of the founding of Santa Marta on July 29th. This year, the city celebrates its 499th anniversary, marking the beginning of the countdown to 500 years of its existence.

The Fiesta del Mar not only stands out for its historical relevance, but also for its vibrant program that includes a variety of cultural, sports and recreational activities. From maritime parades and aquatic competitions to concerts and gastronomic fairs.

In this article, we will give you all the necessary details so you can plan and enjoy these festivities with your family or friends.

Activities in the Festival of the Sea

During the Fiestas del Mar several activities take place in different parts of the city, among the most common are: nautical parades, water sports competitions, fishing contests, gastronomic exhibitions, art exhibitions, live music performances and traditional dances. In addition, sporting events such as marathons and beach volleyball tournaments are usually held.

For this 2024 the Fiesta del Mar will bring these activities and festivals such as the Festival de Verano y Música al Mar, Festival de la Cocina Samaria, Festival de Juglares Vallenatos, Festival de los Niños y el Mar, within which there will be concerts, gastronomic shows and other cultural activities.

As you can see, you have several reasons to participate in the Santa Marta Festival this year. Here is the agenda for you to program yourself, remember that it is subject to change or modification.

Dates of the Festival of the Sea

The Fiestas del Mar in 2024 will take place from July 21 to 29, starting with the Serenata a Santa Marta and ending with the closing of the Festival de Verano y Música al Mar. However, some previous events will be included in the agenda for you to be attentive and do not miss them.

Official schedule of the 2024 Version of the Festival of the Sea

*This program is subject to change.

Discover the outstanding artists that will be part of the marine festivities! The concerts will take place on the paradisiacal beaches of the Tamaca Hotel in El Rodadero.

The musical program will be diverse and suitable for all tastes, and all events will be completely free!

Here is the list of confirmed artists:

  • Silvestre Dangond

  • Beto Zabaleta

  • Poncho Zuleta

  • Peter Manjarrés

  • Iván Villazón

  • Elder Dayan

  • Koffe El Kafetero

  • GiBlack

  • Michell Torres

  • Gusi

  • Churo Diaz

  • Danny Daniel

  • The Big Band Samaria

Get ready to enjoy an unforgettable musical experience!

While the parades will be in the afternoon, starting at 1:00 p.m. The gastronomic events will be in the morning and afternoon so you have no excuse to live one of the best times of the year in Santa Marta.

It is worth mentioning that on this occasion the election of the National Captaincy of the Sea will be resumed; likewise, the beauty and talent of the young Samarian girls will be highlighted again in the Popular Captaincy.

Remember that access to all the events of the Festival of the Sea is free!

Live Festival of the Sea 2024 at Casa Marina

Immerse yourself in the magic of the Fiesta del Mar 2024 at Casa Marina. Enjoy unforgettable moments with the best sunset in Santa Marta, accompanied by refreshing drinks at Vívolo Café, all in a unique atmosphere.

We invite you to explore this space full of life and color, which has captivated everyone's attention: Casa Marina. Located on the corner of Calle 22 and Carrera 1, in the heart of the Historic Center of Santa Marta, right in front of the Marina.

For more details on how to get there, check the location of Casa Marina here.

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Cocinar Santa Marta, the festival of Samarian cuisine, returns with more strength in 2024

As part of the Fiestas del Mar, the cooking festival organized by Acodrés, Cocinar Santa Marta, also known as "the Samarian Cuisine Festival", a proposal to showcase local culinary techniques, will be taking place. This year will be the XIII version of the gastronomic festival that serves as a showcase for the city's restaurants.

In previous years, this festival has demonstrated its convening power, for example, in 2021, it brought together 32 companies of the gastronomic sector, giving a boost to this sector so hard hit during the quarantine. For this 2024 among the programming of complementary activities that will enrich its cultural offerings are:

  • Gastronomic shows

  • Music

  • Cultural presentations

  • National guest artists

  • Stage for academic topics and barista training courses

  • Contests, cooking and bartending shows

Internationally recognized chefs

Highlights of the Cocinar Santa Marta event

The gastronomy of Santa Marta is a combination of flavors and traditions that reflect the cultural diversity of the Caribbean region of Colombia. That's why Cocinar Santa Marta gives you this incredible moment to broaden your vision of the Samarian cuisine and above all to enjoy it.

Visit Santa Marta, the fantastic connection with the city

A few years ago Visit Santa Marta began to reach the Samarios with the promotion of tourist destinations in the city, and little did they imagine then that they would jump from digital media to be directly in contact with their audience in such an important event.

That's right, at Visit Santa Marta we are inviting Samarians and visitors to connect with the attractions of their city in a different way and since we want as many people to participate as possible, we have offers and surprises for everyone who visits our stand and showroom located in Casa Marina.

Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, TikTok so you don't miss a single detail and know the activities and surprises that we will have during these days.

Are you going to miss the Fiestas del Mar?

This year they are back with more strength to give you a wonderful time in our city, now you just have to program yourself from now with the activities and festivals so you can enjoy them from beginning to end.

Don't miss the opportunity to be part of this unique celebration and to start living the spirit of the 500 years of Santa Marta.

The invitation has already been made, you just have to accept it!

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