The annual festival of the Rei en Jaume is celebrated in Santa Ponsa, Calvià at the beginning of September. The festival celebrates the successful landing and conquering of the Moors in Mallorca by King Jaime I in 1229.
This year, the festive programme consists of more than 60 cultural, leisure and traditional activities such as concerts, exhibitions, nit de foc, medieval market, thematic fiestas, parades, traditional dancing, cross swimming, etc.
Highlights include a parade of giants, DJ sessions at the weekends, a 'night of fire' and a medieval market where you can sample all sorts of curious food and drink offerings. The star of the show comes on the Saturday 10th September, when a re-enactment of the landings and the battles take place on Playa Grande beach & Calo d'en Pellicer beach, with the final battle being held on Santa Ponca beach. Expect firecrackers and much rejoicing! Fireworks mark the closing of the fiesta in the evening of the final Sunday.
Have a look at the Official Programme inthe web link above (available closer to the date of the event) or read our report on the Correfoc at Rei en Jaume.
Location: Santa Ponsa
Event: Festival / Fiesta
Venue Style: Open Air / Outdoors
Recommendations: Great for Families