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What's on in Mallorca May 2019

Trips back to medieval Mallorca, live music and parties on the beach

Featured in: | Jose Rains, Mallorca Reporter | Published
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It feels like summer has arrived but Mallorca’s got a lot more to offer than sunbathing on a beach with your favourite cocktail in hand. The month of May usually provides the perfect temperature to get out and explore the best of this magical island.

There's always a lot going on in Mallorca so, to help you find some of the highlights, we've whittled down a list of our favourite events and things to see and do during May 2019.


May is when many of the rural villages all around Mallorca celebrate their spring festivals. If you like wine, then the highly anticipated Pollença Wine Fair will be taking place in the beautiful Convent de Santo Domingo on May 11th and 12th 2019 and is well worth the trip. This wine extravaganza gives you the chance to sample wines from more than 40 vineyards around the island. There’s a small entry fee, in which you receive a glass and then you can go around the fair and taste as many wines as you want. If there are any you particularly like, you can then purchase a bottle or two to take home with you.

For the 5th consecutive year, Palma celebrates its annual beer festival in Parc de la Mar, in front of the iconic cathedral. Here you can sample more than 100 beers from around the world, including some native to Mallorca. It will be open daily between April 26th and May 5th, starting at 11:00 and running late into the evening.

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A taste of Mallorca’s history

On May 17th, 18th and 19th, the historic town of Capdepera travels back in time hundreds of years for its Medieval Fair. Here, medieval-inspired arts & crafts, food, drink and live entertainment await you in and around the town's 14th-century castle. A great day out for the whole family to enjoy! 

Port de Sóller celebrates its most popular traditional festival, Es Firo, between Thursday, May 9th and Monday, May 13th. This is a weekend-long fiesta within the ancient fishing town with parades, live music and market stalls. The main event takes place on Monday, May 13th when locals perform a colourful reenactment of the battle between Christians and Moors that took place in 1561. Attracting people from all over the island, boats filled with "North African pirates" land at Port of Sóller in the early afternoon and march into town battling the men and women of Sóller, with a spectacular final fight taking place in the main square.

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Sporting events

The Palma International Boat Show might have ended on Wednesday, May 1st but yachting is still at the front of many minds as a big regatta fills the horizon of Palma Bay. Since its inauguration in 2004, PalmaVela Regatta has become a rather large international affair. Between May 8th and 12th 2019, you can expect to see large yacht classes like Wally and Maxi, and smaller yachts like IRC, ORC, TP52, Swan, J80, FF, Dragon and more.

Triathletes will fly in for May 11th to take part in one of Mallorca’s biggest sporting events, the IronMan 70.3. The race covers some of Mallorca’s best bits, as competitors swim in the waters of Port d'Alcúdia beach, cycle within the Serra de Tramuntana mountains and run along the Bay of Alcúdia.

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Live music

The island will welcome some big names in the national and international music industries in May. Indie, rock, electronic and urban music legends will feature at the Mallorca Live Festival on May 10th and 11th 2019. Headlined by Jamiroquai and Two Door Cinema Club this weekend-long event in Calvia will also see live acts by The Vaccines, Amaia, Dixon and many more.

The Deià International Music Festival is one of the biggest and best classical music festivals on the island and it kicks off in May. On the 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th, there are various events taking place at the magnificent setting of Son Marroig. International pianists, violinists, cellists and a string quartet will feature over the summer. 

Between May 13th and 19th, the Protur Biomar Gran Hotel welcomes some of the biggest and most successful international stars of the Contemporary and Smooth Jazz scene for the Mallorca Smooth Jazz Festival

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Nikki Beach daytime fun

After their opening party on April 18th, the exclusive Nikki Beach is brightening up the month of May with a great calendar of events. On Mondays, they offer complimentary day beds and food and drink specials for their Less Monday More Summer event, while Tuesdays are dedicated to the ladies and their famous Deluxe Pool Party takes place on Thursdays. Then, there's Rosé Saturdays and, of course, their celebrated Amazing Sundays Champagne Brunches go down, unsurprisingly, on Sundays.

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Throughout May, Rialto Living is hosting award-winning photographer Frank af Petersens' exhibition of photographs from Africa. For the past 10 years, the photographer has worked as a volunteer documenting the increasingly brutal poaching wars of rhinos and elephants in Sub-Saharan Africa. His photos have been donated to charities like Save The Elephants, the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation and many more. The proceeds from his exhibition sales help finance this volunteer work.

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There is plenty going for everyone in Mallorca in May. Don't forget to check out our accommodation options for the best deals on the island.

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