Festivals

There is no better way to experience a foreign culture than to celebrate a traditional holiday or festival. By participating in the local events, you engage with residents of the small towns and witness first hand the traditions that have been passed down through the ages. Here is a sampling of the incredibly inspiring and authentic festivals of Mallorca throughout each year:

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JANUARY – FEBRUARY – MARCH – APRIL

JANUARY 5

Three Kings Day

Enjoy the parade through Palma for great family fun.

JANUARY 16

Sant Antoni

See what many have said is the most incredible fireworks display in the world in the small town of Sa Pobla.

JANUARY 19

Sant Sebastian

Witness the Dimonis and their Correfoc as they take to the streets of Palma in awesome costume and “dancing through fire”.

FEBRUARY 2

The Magic 8

See this incredulous interaction between architecture and light that takes place only two times per year. Witness the sun’s rays passing through the Rosetta window of the Cathedral as it produces an image of the perfect number 8 on the opposite wall for only a few minutes. This natural event also takes place on November 11 every year.

FEBRUARY 20

Carnaval

Costumes and parties throughout the island.

MARCH 1

Balearic Islands Day

Traditional dancing and food fairs.

APRIL 23

Sant Jordi Day

Participate in the Mallorca version of Valentine’s Day. Men give roses to women and women gift books to the men. Spring comes alive with flower and book kiosks set up throughout Palma.

APRIL 26

Semana Santa

See Easter in its purest and most religious form as processions move throughout the city commemorating the holiday

APRIL 27

Passover

Enjoy a traditional “seder” meal with the local Jewish community.

MAY – JUNE – JULY – AUGUST

MAY 6

Moros And Cristianos

Experience the town of Soller’s main festival “Arabs versus Christians” where all the city’s residents adorn costumes and mock fight one another reenacting an event from the 13th century. The Moorish pirates arrive onto the beach with cannons and fireworks and fight their way to the main square where the festival continues with concerts and events.

MAY 15

Wine & Cheese Festival

Wine & Cheese Festival in the mountain cliffside town of Estellencs.

JUNE 24

Festival Sant Joan

Run with the dimonis as they send fireworks to scare away the summer solstice demons of the night. It is the one day of the year allowed to light bonfires on the beach and dance the night away and run naked into the ocean. Click here to see a video of the Dimonis experience.

JUNE 29

Maritime festival of fisherman in Alcudia

Where you can see a procession of the many boats heading out to the sea.

JULY 15

Choir Concert

Choir Concert in the stunning Sa Calobra Canyon by the sea.

AUGUST 2

Moros And Cristianos in Pollenca

Just as exciting as the similar festival in May in Soller.

AUGUST 10

Star Shower

Annual star shower witnessed at night from the mountains.

AUGUST 28

The Dance of the Cavallets

See performers dressed up as demons and horses while Medieval town villagers perform a dance from their history in the town of Felanitx.

SEPTEMBER – OCTOBER – NOVEMBER – DECEMBER

SEPTEMBER 3

European Jewish Culture Month

Films, cooking courses, and many other events throughout Palma celebrating Jewish culture.

SEPTEMBER 15

Canamunt vs Canavall

Massive 2,000 person water gun fight between the two rival families of Palma dating back to the 15th century.

SEPTEMBER 20

Nit de Art

All of Palma’s museums are free and open to visit during this magical evening.

SEPTEMBER 21

Underwear Race in Bunyola

Enjoy a race by the residents of this mountain town as they run in their underwear or the most daring, in their birthday suits.

OCTOBER 7

Oktoberfest

Head down to Arenal the German center of Mallorca to experience Oktoberfest like you never experienced it before.

OCTOBER

Sweet Foods Festival in Esporles

Enjoy local recipes of all the desserts and sweets that Mallorca has to offer.

OCTOBER

Fresh Fish Festival in Cala Rajada

OCTOBER

Sobrassada Festival in Campos

Try the famous paprika spiced pork dish that Mallorca is famous for.

OCTOBER 31

Halloween

Enjoy a great Halloween weekend celebrating Mallorca-style.

NOVEMBER

Festival of Honey in the town of Llubi

NOVEMBER

Dijous Bo Festival

In the town of Inca you will find a traditional village fiesta that takes place over the course of two days. Many are selling local products among open-air concerts.

DECEMBER 13

Swedish Christmas

Try “mulled wine” at the Swedish Christmas Fair in Plaza Cort in Palma.

DECEMBER 15

Christmas City Lights

See the entire city come to light under Palma’s Christmas decorations and numerous open-air concerts.

DECEMBER 24

Sibil-la

Hear the famous song “Cant De La Sibil-la” during the ceremony Misa del Gallo in the impressive Palma Cathedral. This tradition dates back to pagan times of the island and was adopted by the Catholic Church during the Middle Ages. The only two places on Earth where this special song is performed are in Mallorca and Corsica.