Events in Mallorca
Mallorca is a popular tourist destination during the summer months, though most of its major events take place from June to September. In the off-season, once it is cooler and quieter, most of the tourist facilities close their doors, while Palma maintains its activity throughout the year.
In January, on Epiphany eve, the tres reis (three kings) parade through Palma with arms full of gold, frankincense and myrrh during a fabulous festival while on the 16th and 17th, the Sant Antoni Abat festival is a time for concerts, dances and bonfires, especially in Sa Pobla and Artà.
March is the stage for solemn Easter or pre-Easter celebrations, along with the blossoming of wild flowers and the multiplicity of resident or migrant bird species in the S'Albufera Natural Park.
Semana Santa, the key moment for the whole of Spain, brings the whole island to life with a series of processions: in Palma on Holy Thursday evening, in Pollensa on Good Friday (El Davallament) and in Montuïri on Easter Sunday (S’Encuentro).
At the end of April, Pollensa presents its regional wines at the Fira del Vi (wine fair) held at the Convent of Sant Domingo (now the Museu de Pollensa).
On the first Sunday of May, Sineu hosts the Sa Fira, the largest livestock and fresh produce market on the island. On the second weekend of the month, Soller celebrates Es Firó with a wide range of festivities.
June is the beginning of the summer season. Sant Joan (24th of June) is introduced by a night of celebration during the Nit de Sant Joan (St. John's Night). Palma hosts the Correfoc ('fire-runs') festival as well as a number of concerts and beach parties.
In July, many coastal towns organise parades for the Festa de la Verge del Carme (Virgin of Carmel), the patron saint of fishermen and sailors.
August welcomes the Chopin Festival in Valldemossa, where, as the name suggests, many international artists honour the famous composer. In Sa Pobla, it' s jazz time: the Mallorca Jazz Festival hosts quartets and other groups, to the delight of amateurs and professionals.
In September, the Festes de la Verema celebrates the grape harvest, especially in Binissalem, where you can take part in battles with bunches of grapes!