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What's On in Mallorca September 2017

Traditional festivals, parties and music to say farewell to the summer

Summer is almost over... but not quite finished yet! Many Mallorcan towns celebrate their patron saints in September, nightclubs and beach clubs still run a full schedule of events, so it's a great time to visit the island.

Here is a list of some of the most popular events taking place this month in Mallorca. There's something for everyone!

Festes del Rei en Jaume - Santa Ponça

One of Mallorca's favourite festivals, the Festes del Rei en Jaume, takes place in the first two weeks of September. The whole village of Santa Ponça celebrates the arrival of medieval king Jaume I with a packed programme of events, the main one being a reenactment. This mock battle is performed to recreate the arrival of the Catalan king to Mallorcan shores on the 12th of September of 1229. His army defeated the Arabs who had conquered the island in the early 10th century. This year, it will take place on Saturday 9th.

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Harvest Fairs

September also means the arrival of traditional festivities celebrating the harvest. The first one this month is Vilafranca de Bonany's Melon Fair. This small village in the heart of the Mallorcan plains dedicates a whole weekend to honour the humble fruit with contests, live music, exhibitions and, of course, a market selling all the possible things made with melon and more. Right at the end of September is Alcúdia's turn. The famous northern town hosts its autumn fair from the 29th to the 1st of October with tons of entertainment and a busy street market.

Also see: Markets in Mallorca, Spain

Festa des Vermar - Binissalem

The most popular among the island's harvest festivals, the Festa des Vermar or Sa Vermada marks the end of the wine picking season with a grape battle that dyes the town of Binissalem a bright purple hue. Other events include wine tasting sessions, grape-stomping competitions, live music and a popular picnic where the traditional "Fideus de Vermar" are served. This is a type of paella made with short noodles instead of rice, cooked with lamb, tomatoes, sobrassada and Binissalem red wine.

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Alcudia Jazz Festival

What is for some the best jazz festival on the island, Alcudia Jazz Festival, is also happening this month. This year's programme includes celebrated acts like Tinons March & The Mopis, Highland Project, Patax or Kiko Berenguer. Head to this northern coastal town every Saturday in September to listen to some of the best names in the international jazz scene.

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Nikki Beach Red Party - Calvia Beach

The exclusive Nikki Beach Club closes its doors for the 2017 summer season on Saturday 30th of September with their glorious Red Party. Known to be one of the best bashes of the year, expect Nikki Beach's signature performances, delicious food and overflowing champagne. And remember, the dress code is strictly red.

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Nit de l'Art - Palma

Museums and galleries all around Palma open their doors free of charge for one night every year, which in 2017 will take place on the 21st. Thousands of art lovers, locals and tourists, flood the streets of this beautiful city to check out the latest exhibitions and enjoy some live music and tapas outdoors, taking advantage of Mallorca's balmy September nights.

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Mallorca Classic Week - Port Adriano

Vintage car lovers are in for a treat, as Mallorca Classic Week takes place at Port Adriano from the 20th to the 24th of September. Cars and motorcycles older than 25 years will participate in an elegance competition at the state of the art marina. Food trucks, barbecues and pleasure drives complete the week's programme.

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More inspiration...

If you're planning to visit Mallorca in September, check our Events Calendar for a full run down, and find some accommodation for your stay on our Hotel Pages. And if you fancy a short trip while you're there, check out what's going on in Ibiza.

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Also see: Events Calendar for Mallorca, Spain


Location: Mallorca Island



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