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Visiting Mallorca in March

What's on in March 2016 & other activities to do

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Nicola Henderson | Site Editor | Published: 24 Feb 2016


Visiting Mallorca in March

March is the time in Mallorca where winter is shrugged off and Spring is welcomed, with an average of seven hours of sunshine per day and temperatures reaching the high teens. Days begin to last longer, beaches are deserted and wild flowers start to emerge. 

It's a peaceful time to enjoy the countryside, along the many hiking trails or by bicycle - make use of the numerous cycle lanes and low traffic volume. And if you do find that stormy clouds have gathered, take a look at the whole island forecast - chances are that the eastern part of Mallorca will be sunnier and drier!

Spring cycling

March is bookended with public holidays in Mallorca. It kicks off with Balearic Day on March 1st, a day where most towns have some celebrations in commemoration of the signing of the Statute of Autonomy in 1983. Palma has the biggest festivities, with many public buildings being opened to the public, markets, music concerts, and sporting events. And then of course, the last weekend of March is Easter. This weekend and the preceding week are big in Mallorca, with solemn processions and more colourful parades, along with special church services.

Easter Processions

Other events to tempt you for a short break in Mallorca include the Fira del Fang (5-13 March) - the biggest pottery fair in Mallorca. In addition to the pottery market, there are demonstrations, educational workshops, traditional Mallorcan festivities, concerts and childrens activities.

Fira del Fang Pottery Fair

There is a classic car rally, the Rally Clasico Isla Mallorca from 10-12 March, where over the three days there are races in the mountain roads on the west coast. The rally is based in Puerto Portals, and you can admire the cars here in between races.

The following weekend sees St Patricks celebrations, with a fun day of live music and Irish-themed markets planned in Santa Ponca on the 20th March.

The final weekend of March sees two local fairs take place. In the south east of Mallorca in Colonia St Jordi, there is a Salt & Spices Fair from 25-27 March, and in Lluc Sanctuary by Escorca (deep in the Tramuntana Mountains), there is a Nature Sport Fair, which features races and information on the adventure sports that you can enjoy in Mallorca.

 A fair for all the family is the Fira del Ram, which is a massive funfair held on the outskirts of Palma at Son Fusteret. It is open every evening in March, and all day at the weekends. 

Fira del Ram Funfair

Don't forget all the other year round activities that you can enjoy on Mallorca - many of Mallorca's museums & art galleries are open, you can play golf, or you can visit a vineyard for tours and tastings (by appointment). Markets are also in full swing each week, try the larger ones at Pollenca (Sunday), Sineu (Wednesday) and Santa Maria del Cami (Sunday). 

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