Costa Blanca News Medieval Market Takes Over Orihuela City Next Weekend Posted on 26th January 2017 3 min read Orihuela Council have pocketed 24,000 euro over the staging of next weekend’s Medieval Market in the city, thanks to the Asociación Sólo Artesanos making a 24,000-euro bid on a minimum six-thousand-euro tender. The event returns to the first weekend of February (Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th), after the Market was mired in controversy last year as it was put back to the spring with various date changes, and the council initially unable to find a suitable bidder for the delayed contract. The Market will take over much of the historic quarter in the city centre around the town hall, and will feature hundreds of stalls selling homemade food items, hand-crafted gifts including jewellery, toys, clothes etc., and so much more. If you’ve never been to the Medieval Market in Orihuela, it’s definitely an event not to be missed, being one of the biggest markets of this kind in the country. Don’t forget that The Courier newspaper is out tomorrow, but before then, here are a number of dates that you might want to note in your diary for upcoming cultural events. Friday 27 to Sunday 29 January, 2017 Torrevieja Trofeo Ciudad de Torrevieja sailing competition. Saturday 28 January, 2017 Torrevieja Carnival Queen Announcement. Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 January. 2017 Orihuela Half Year of the Moors and Christians of Orihuela events in the Teatro Circo. Sunday 29 January, 2017 Murcia Half-marathon street race through Murcia city. Tuesday 31 January to Thursday 2 February, 2017 Alicante Ornamental plant exhibition, IFA Alicante. Friday 3 February, 2017 Torrevieja National Drag Queen contest. Friday 3 to Sunday 5 February, 2017 Orihuela Medieval Market. Friday 10 to Sunday 12 February, 2017 Alicante Caravan Show, IFA Alicante. Sunday 19 February, 2017 Torrevieja Carnival Procession. Saturday 25 February, 2017 Torrevieja Night Carnival Procession.