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What's On in Mallorca April 2018

Annual fairs, beach club openings & Palma Boat Show

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Jose Rains | Mallorca Reporter | Published: 29 Mar 2018

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What's On in Mallorca April 2018

After a long winter, we are excited to see some sunshine in April. This week has seen a dramatic rise in temperatures and we expect to see many days reaching more than 20ºC over the course of the month. People have already been spotted on the almost deserted beaches basking 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.

The sun brings visitors, which means the seasonal resorts come to life, 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

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Throughout April, there will be quite a few traditional Spring fairs popping up around the island. These events are the perfect way to steer away from tourist hot spots and explore the ‘real’ Mallorca. 

The largest and most important fair of the year for the town of Andratx is the Fira d'Andratx, which will be taking place on the 7th and 8th April this year. On Saturday afternoon, a craft's fair of more than 150 stalls is expected to take place in the gardens of the town hall to kick off the celebrations. This will be followed by an equestrian event, competitions and a monographic exhibition celebrating ‘La Torre de la Mola – the defense of Andratx’. The evening celebrations involve the well-known La Ruta de la Tapa (a tapas tour) and live music performances. On Sunday, the fair continues from 09:00 with more craft fairs, exhibitions, activities for children, contests and a gastronomic market, which will be enough to keep you entertained all day.

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Wine lovers, Pollença’s Wine Fair or ‘Fira del Vi’ as it is known to the locals, is one to watch for this month! On the 21st and 22nd April, Mallorca hosts its largest wine event at Pollença’s Santo Domingo Cloister. It’s an event which aims to promote wines from all over the Balearic Islands and, for a small entry fee, you can sample wines from dozens of stalls.

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Are funfairs more your thing? Or maybe you are looking for a family day out? Then 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.

Yatching events

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At the beginning of the month, you might notice Palma’s 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 53 countries come to compete for the SAR Princesa Sofia Sailing Trophy. A legendary trophy on which are inscribed the winners of the 43 editions held to date.

At the end of the month, thousands of international visitors arrive in the capital for Palma International Boat Show. An event that is growing year on year, the 35th edition will be taking place between the 27th April and the 1st May 2018. Last year we saw around 600 boats, 244 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 Saturday 28th April is expected to be a particularly popular evening, where the show goes on until 23:00.

Mallorca 312 Cycling Challenge

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Also on Saturday 28th April, the next edition of 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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Beach clubs opening

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The end of March saw the likes of Purobeach, Mhares Sea Club and Ponderosa Beach Club open their doors, and April will see the first beach party events. This month, the highly anticipated opening of Nikki Beach should be in your diaries for the 26th April, anybody who is anybody will be at their legendary parties this summer. And last, but certainly not least, the iconic Beach Club Gran Folies in Cala Llamp will also be gearing up to open on the 28th April. 

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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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Also see: Events Calendar for Mallorca, Majorca