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What's on in Mallorca April 2019

Annual fairs, beach club openings & Palma Boat Show

Featured in: | Jose Rains, Mallorca Reporter | Published
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April is the month when you notice that Mallorca really comes to life again. As temperatures rise above 20ºC, people flock to the island and its beaches to bask in the Mediterranean sun. Even though the sea remains at a chilly 15ºC, you will definitely catch sight of some courageous individuals indulging in their first swim of the year.

This month, the seasonal resorts open, the spring fairs are in full swing and you will find there’s a jam-packed schedule of events taking place around the island, making Mallorca a top destination to visit in April.

Annual fairs

Over the coming weeks, traditional spring fairs will be popping up around the island. These events are the perfect way to get away from tourist hot spots and explore the ‘real’ Mallorca. There are too many to mention but here are some of our favourites. Firstly, the Fira d'Andratx on April 6th and 7th, where celebrations involve the well-known La Ruta de la Tapa (a tapas tour), live music performances, craft fairs, exhibitions, activities for children, contests and a gastronomic market. This should be enough to keep you entertained all day and well into the evening!

Alternatively, a trip to Soller’s Fira de la Taronja might appeal to your taste buds. Oranges are famous here, and the first two weeks in April celebrate this with markets and special menus featuring the legendary citrus fruits. Alcúdia’s Cuttlefish and Nautical Fair is another popular festival taking place between April 12th and 14th. Colonia de Sant Jordi host their annual salt fair, where they celebrate the local production of salt, on the April 20th. On April 13th and 14th, Calvia’s Agricultural Fair will be taking place with sheep and goats headlining the show – this is a great day out for the family.

If funfairs are more your idea of the perfect family day out, we would recommend you head to Palma’s annual Fira del Ram, a funfair in Son Fusteret. Expect thrill seeking rides, a 60-metre high Ferris wheel and more sweet treats than you could ever imagine.

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Cultural events

With a large international community, it should come as no surprise that the Mallorca World Folk Festival is a big affair on the island. On April 2nd, 3rd and 6th, different places around Palma will host performances from Brazil, Bulgaria, Colombia, Egypt, Greece, India, Italy, Kosovo, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia and Turkey. Or, if you want to catch the Balearic Symphony Orchestra, they will be putting on two spectacular performances at Palma Auditorium on April 4th and 11th.

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Yachting events

At the beginning of the month, you might notice that Palma Bay is full of sailing boats. This is because Palma is hosting an important regatta in the sailing calendar as Olympic and professional sailors from more than 50 countries come to compete for the SAR Princesa Sofia Sailing Trophy

At the end of the month, thousands of international visitors arrive in the capital for the Palma International Boat Show. An event that is growing year on year, the 36th edition will be taking place between April 27th and May 1st 2019. Last year, we saw around 600 boats, 260 exhibitors and a 19% increase in visitors, so we are excited to see what’s in store for this year. Exhibitors include yacht brokers, nautical equipment and toys, nautical schools and so much more. The night of the sea on April 30th is expected to be a particularly popular evening, where the show goes on until 23:00.

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Mallorca 312 Cycling Challenge

Also on Saturday, April 27th, the 10th edition of the International Cycletourist Tour of Mallorca, otherwise known as the Mallorca 312 Cycling Challenge, will be taking place. Hundreds of cyclists will be competing in a tour around the island and taking on the challenge of 312 kilometres and 5050 metres of altitude gain, all in a day’s work! There are also two shorter versions of the race, one is 225 kilometres and another 167 kilometres. Drivers, be aware, there will be quite a few road closures around the island so we urge you to plan your route in advance.

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Isla Race Port Adriano

April 7th will see the first edition of the Isla Race take place in and around Port Adriano. Part of the National League of Obstacle Races this is a gruelling challenge involving more than 40 obstacles, including mud, walls, wire fences and hurdles, over 12 or 6 kilometres. Athletes from all over Spain will come to take part but anyone can sign up individually or in teams of five or more people.

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Beach clubs opening

The beginning of April sees our favourite beach clubs opening their doors. PurobeachMhares Sea Club, Gran Folies and Ponderosa Beach Club are some of the most popular places to kick back and relax – expect some top-notch food and some idyllic locations to enjoy the Mallorcan sunshine. Nikki Beach opens on April 18th this year, and anybody who is anybody will be at their legendary parties over the summer.

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There's plenty going on and with the warmer weather, empty beaches and outdoor activities to enjoy, Mallorca is a fine choice for a holiday in April. Don't forget to check out our accommodation options for the best deals on the island.

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