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Main Events in Mallorca
Annual & Big Events

also see Events Calendar for Mallorca: What's On
 

About all sorts of events on Mallorca

This section is where we highlight the best events on Mallorca during the year. If you are already here, you can pick up a copy of the local English newspaper, Majorca Daily Bulletin (at newsagents, and some tourist offices) for a full list and guide to that weeks events throughout the island.

January Fiestas & Main Events

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5 January Three Kings Celebration (Cabalgata de los Reyes Magos)
A parade celebrating the eve of The Epiphany, where the Kings (the three wise men who followed a star to find the baby Jesus) form part of a procession of floats through many towns in Mallorca.

16 & 17 January Sant Antoni
Sant Antoni is the patron saint of animals and jobs connected to rural life. Some towns celebrate this saint with a local holiday and fun parades & street parties. 

20 January Festes de Sant Sebastia, Patron Saint of Palma
This is one of Palma's biggest festivals of the year. Sant Sebastian is the city's patron saint, and a variety of recreational activities are held in his honour. 

Times and dates may vary each year. The organising bodies may not release this information until very close to the event itself, so please search our Events Calendar to find out the latest information we have.

February Fiestas & Main Events

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3 February Sant Blai
This event takes place in Sant Joan. To ward off sore throats, the local villages are anointed with the Sant Blai holy oil.

Weekend before the start of Lent - Carnival!
The carnival, also known as Darrers Dies (the last days) recognises the last days before Lent when Christians are allowed to indulge in pleasurable activities, is celebrated 40 days before Easter. It is a mix of games and processions of decorated floats and takes place in Palma and elsewhere on the island. 

Shrove Tuesday
The ceremonial burial of The Sardine in Son Carrio - part of the final celebrations before Lent begins.

Times and dates may vary each year. The organising bodies may not release this information until very close to the event itself, so please search our Events Calendar to find out the latest information we have.

March & April Fiestas & Main Events

Semana Santa Holy Week
The triumphant arrival of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem is acknowledged throughout Mallorca, sarting with blessings on Palm Sunday and parades throughout the week.

Easter Thursday
Thursday sees the biggest parades to celebrate Easter, with the most colourful being in Palma de Mallorca.

Good Friday
Many churches hold special services where local children and youth groups perform scenes from the bible to commerorate the death and rebirth of Jesus.

Easter Sunday & Los Pancaritats
Churches throughouit Mallorca hold special services on easter Sunday. The following days see 'pancaritats' held; these are pilgrimages to Majorca's shrines and hermitages and followed by mass picnics. 

Fira del Fang - Pottery Fair
Every year, Marratxi hosts a week long pottery fair, where you can find demonstrations of traditional pottery & ceramic methods and buy a range of goods at reasonable prices. Other entertainments also form part of the fair.

Pollenca Wine Fair
The third weekend in April generally sees Pollenca host its annual wine fair. Its a popular event where you can try a host of wines from Mallorca and the other Balearic islands for an entry fee.

Spring Fairs
Towards the end of April the rural towns of Mallorca start to celebrate the coming of Spring with agricultural fairs, featuring livestock, arts & crafts markets and other family entertainments.

Times and dates will vary each year. The organising bodies may not release this information until very close to the event itself, so please search our Events Calendar to find out the latest information we have.

May Fiestas & Main Events

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First week of May Palma International Boat Show
A must for nautical enthusiasts, this boat show takes place in the wonderful setting of Palma's marina, in front of the cathedral. The exhibits are more for the professionals but anyone can access the marina (for a fee) and soak up the atmosphere.

Throughout May - Spring Fairs
Mallorca's rural towns continue to celebrate their agricultural heritage with Spring Fairs held at the weekends throughout May. Markets, livestock shows and family entertainments are on offer.

2nd Sunday of May Moros i Cristians, Soller
Soller's great mock battle between the invading Moorish pirates and the plucky defending Christian villagers is one of the highlights of the year. Expect firecrackers, plenty of fancy-dress and street parties that carry on through the night.

2nd Sunday of May - Sant Miquel, Son Carrio
Son Carrio's patron saint is celebrated on this day with a fair and a toast supper. 

3rd weekend of May - Medieval Fair, Capdepera
Transport yourself back to ye olden times and enjoy this wonderful fair and market in the medieval old town of Capdepera in the north east of Mallorca. With traditional costumes & music, there are stalls aplenty selling food, trinkets, arts & crafts and plenty of street entertainers.

Times and dates may vary each year. The organising bodies may not release this information until very close to the event itself, so please search our Events Calendar to find out the latest information we have.

June Fiestas & Main Events

Beginning of June
This is when the clubs start to open in Mallorca. The beach resorts of Magaluf, Alcudia & Playa de Palma see an increase in holiday-makers and start to organise special evemts. Mallorca Rocks concerts begin at this time - every Tuesday night sees a big rock star name peform, and these concerts last until September.

20 June Romeria de Sant Marcal
A market and exhibition of siurell and ornaments in Marratxi.

23 June Nit de Foc
One of the most popular festivals in Palma de Mallorca, called Nic de Foc (Night of Fire), takes place on the eve of Midsummer. The huge bonfires and fireworks displays, held each year in the Parc de la Mer, mark the beginning of of Mallorca's summer fiestas.

There is also the Fiesta del Solque Bailla in Muro.

24 June Sant Joan Fiesta
On this day, the locals celebrate Sant Joan (John the Baptiste) along with the summer solstice throughout Majorca.

28 & 29 June Sant Pere Fiesta
Processions of fishing boats in Palma, Port d'Andratx and Port d'Alcudia in honour of the patron saint of fishermen.

Times and dates may vary each year. The organising bodies may not release this information until very close to the event itself, so please search our Events Calendar to find out the latest information we have.

July Fiestas & Main Events

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Throughout July Night Markets
July sees the start of the real holiday season and many of the beach resorts will start to host night markets where you can browse for souvenirs, trinkets and arts & crafts. Try La Llonja in Palma, Playa de Muro and Porto Cristo.

15 & 16 July Verge del Carma
Another fishermens' fiesta, with celebrations dedicated to the virgin, the patron of fishermen. 

19 - 24 July Sá Mostra International Folklore Festival
The Majorcan town of Sóller hosts this bi-annual festival, a week of lively music and dance shows. The performance groups hail from all over the world, making this an interesting and culturally diverse event.

25 July Saint Jaume
Fiestas held throughout the island.

27& 28 July Santa Catalina Thomas
Homage to Mallorca's patron saint in her home town of Valldemossa.

Last Sunday of July Fornells
Local Fiestas.

Times and dates may vary each year. The organising bodies may not release this information until very close to the event itself, so please search our Events Calendar to find out the latest information we have.

August Fiestas & Main Events

2nd August Mock Battle between Moors and Christians, Pollenca
In Pollenca the battle is between the local hero Joan Mas and the pirate invasion of the Moors led by Dragut Rais. 

10 August Sant Llorenc Fiesta
A week of events including sporting, musical and cultural activities to celebrate the town's patron saint.

23 & 24 August Sant Bartomeu Fiesta
Devil-dancing in Montuiri at one of Mallorca's oldest festivals.

28 August Sant Agusti Fiesta
Cavallets dances in Felanitx, with children dressed up as cardboard horses being chased to the accompaniment of bagpipes, flutes and drums.

Times and dates may vary each year. The organising bodies may not release this information until very close to the event itself, so please search our Events Calendar to find out the latest information we have.

September Fiestas & Main Events

1st two weeks in September Festivities of King Jaume I, Santa Ponsa
At the beginning of September there is a two week festival that commemorates the landing of King Jaume I in Mallorca, featuring mock battles between the Moors and Christians. Very popular!

1st weekend in September Les Festes de La Beata Santa Catalina Tomás
The town of Santa Margalida honours its patron saint, Catalina Tomás, with a weekend of celebrations commemorating her beatification by Pope Piu.

8 September Mare de Déu de la Salut
Processions and floral offerings take over Palma during the annual Mare de Déu de la Salut fiesta.

Begining of September Melon Festival, Vilafranca de Bonany
The start of the harvest festivals features melons, figs and relaed fruits in the central town of Vilafranca de Bonany.

Last week of September Fiesta des Vermar, Binissalem
The wine-growing village of Binissalem holds the Sa Vermar to celebrate the grape harvest. Events include a grape treading contest, a giant paella, mass village dinners in the town square, music performances, a giants parade and the infamous grape fight (compulsary to wear white!).

Times and dates may vary each year. The organising bodies may not release this information until very close to the event itself, so please search our Events Calendar to find out the latest information we have.

October Fiestas & Main Events

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First Sunday of October Fiesta of Black Pudding
One for the sausage lovers out there - the Fiesta Torrada d’es Borifarro in Sant Joan is dedicated to the local black pudding & other related delicacies!

First weekend in October Alcudia Fira
Annual agricultural fair with parades, exhibitions, music and dancing. Runs from Friday to Sunday. 

Third Saturday of October Colcada de la Beata, Palma
'The Procession of the Blessed' is a celebration of Santa Catalina Tomás, who was beatified in 1792. A colourful parade through the streets of Palma is followed by music and dancing on the city's squares.

2nd/3rd weekend October Llucmajor Fair
With arts and crafts on display, exhibitions, horse shows, live music and parties. Runs day and night.

Third & Final weekend in October - Inca Agricultural Fair
Horse shows, wine & food exhibitions, handicrafts fair. Runs for three consecutive weekends. 

Times and dates may vary each year. The organising bodies may not release this information until very close to the event itself, so please search our Events Calendar to find out the latest information we have.

November Fiestas & Main Events

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2nd weekend November: Pumpkin Fair, Muro
A small fair to celebrate the humble pumpkin family. Prizes for the buggest pumpkin, pumpkin snacks and treats in the local bars & restaurants, a small funfair and giant pumpkins shipped over from the mainland are all part of this autumn fair.

2nd weekend November: Handicrafts & Artesan Fair, Pollenca
A fabulous arts & crafts fair in Pollenca. Beautifully laid out and quality produce should put this fair on your 'don't miss this' list!

2nd Thursday November: Dijous Bo, Inca
Mallorca's most important agricultural, livestock and commercial fair takes place in Inca, and the Dijous Bo is the day with the biggest celebrations. Don't forget the parties on the nigt before!

3rd weekend November: Honey Fair, Llubi
A very local affair in Llubi, all sorts of honey and honey related products are entered in competitions and are availabkle to try before you buy.

3rd weekend November: Olive Fair, Caimari
A most charming fair in the foothills of the Tramuntana mountains. Tubs and tubs of olives, olive oil and olive related exhibitions. Delightful Mallorcan village life at it's best.

Last weekend November: New Wine Fair, Santa Maria del Camí
One of the centres for Mallorcan wine hosts a small wine fair, with tours and tastings.

Last weekend November: Autumn Fair, sa Pobla
Plenty going on here at this autumn agricultural fair, with farming exhibitions, arts & crafts, markets and a horse show.

Last weekend November: Mushroom Fair, Mancor de la Vall
Another traditional autumn fair, this time dedicated to the forest mushroom the Esclatasang. Expect evenign parties with bonfires and fireworks, followed by daytime marketstalls and feastings.

Times and dates may vary each year. The organising bodies may not release this information until very close to the event itself, so please search our Events Calendar to find out the latest information we have.

December Fiestas & Main Events

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Throughout December: Christmas Markets
From around the first weekend of December, markets are set up in Palma's squares selling all sorts of religious memorabilia and Christmas gifts.

1st weekend December: Partridge & Agricultural Fair, Montuiri
An excellent fair featuring game and in particular the partridge. 

24 & 25 December: Navidad Christmas
Families in Mallorca celebrate Christmas as we know it. Midnight mass on Christmas Eve is very popular with Majorcan families. The traditional (and UNESCO protected) song, the Sibil-la is sung in many churches before Midnight Mass.

31 December: Ano Nuevo New Years Eve Celebrations
Celebrated all over the island with plenty of spectacular firework displays. Some villages have live music and dancing as well, with eating of the grapes tradition during the count down to midnight. In Palma Festa de l'Estendard is celebrated in honour of the Christian conquest of Palma in 1229, with a procession from the town hall to Mass at the cathedral.

Times and dates may vary each year. The organising bodies may not release this information until very close to the event itself, so please search our Events Calendar to find out the latest information we have.