Heading to the Balearics for a short break this year? Splash some fun into your Mallorcan holiday by planning you visit to coincide with some of the exciting local festivals, which range from traditional religious commemorations to contemporary carnivals celebrating the arts of the island.
Whether you like the sound of sampling delicious traditional food, or letting your hair down to have a dance, Mallorca has the festival for you â€“ and you donâ€™t even have to wait for the summer as the locals love to celebrate all year round. Weâ€™ve picked out our favourites to give you a taste of whatâ€™s on the calendar for a fun-packed year of festivities on the buzzing island.
Festes de Sant SebastiÃ¡
Kick off the year with Festes de Sant SebastiÃ¡, aka St Sebastianâ€™s Festival. Settle in for a whole week of celebrations in the name of Palmaâ€™s patron saint, with a range of activities to suit everyone. Enjoy the glorious smoky bonfire smell as Palma is lit up in the evenings by locals grilling spicy sobrassada and traditional botifarron sausages over the bonfires. Towards the end of January as the festival winds down, a variety of DJs and bands take to the main square to entertain the masses with music of many different genres. Head down to Festes de Sant SebastiÃ¡ to eat some fantastic traditional cuisine and dance the night away!
Festa des Vermar
People from all over the island and beyond gather for Festa des Vermar – and it is no wonder when this festival has so much to offer. Taking place in mid-September following grape harvesting season, the town of Binissalem transforms into a party zone, hosting wine tasting and grape-throwing competitions. Not only are there many grape-related celebrations, thereâ€™s also a mass outdoor supper, at which you can sample home cooked Mallorcan delicacies. Leave your expectations at the door and join in the fun atmosphere, but donâ€™t forget your umbrella â€“ because youâ€™ll need it if you get too close to the grape-throwing!
Incaâ€™s November festival attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. You can browse authentic Mallorcan wares and admire local arts and crafts. Get back in touch with your childish side and enjoy all the vibrant fun of this fabulous fair.
How to Get There
This beautiful island is bursting with life and is only a couple of hours by air from the UK.
Flights leave several times a day from a variety of UK airports to Mallorca airport. Transfers are available to help get you smoothly to your accommodation and avoid the stress of public transport. Focus on fun from start to finish on your holiday to this festival loving island, and be sure to pre-book your Mallorca airport transfer before you leave home so you can hit the festivals as soon as you land.
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