Fiesta in Binissalem

Festes de la Verema

This vintage festival, renowned for its climactic grape fight, is actually a week-long bash of wine tastings, concerts, readings, exhibitions and a wild night-time correfoc (fire run), with fire-breathing devils das…
Religious in Pollença


At this haunting re-enactment of the Passion Play, the body of Christ is solemnly paraded down the 365 steps of Calvari during Davallament ('Lowering') by torchlight. It is one of the island's most moving and evocat…
Film in Palma de Mallorca

Cinema a la Fresca

Running each summer since 1986, Cinema La Fresca has become something of a Palma institution, bringing free open-air cinema to the Parc de la Mar, beneath the catdedral. Most films start at 9.30pm or 10pm.
Fair in Sineu

Sa Fira

Sineu's annual Sa Fira is a major agricultural spring fair held on the first Sunday of every May, and dating to 1318.
Cultural in Pollença

Festes de la Patrona

Dress up as a swashbuckling pirate or all in white and throw yourself into the crowd to celebrate the big and boisterous Festes de la Patrona, with mock battles between the Moros i Cristians (Moors and Christians) t…
Fiesta in Sóller

Es Firó

Around the second weekend of May, Sóller is invaded by a motley crew of Muslim pirates. Known as Es Firó, this conflict (involving about 1200 townsfolk) between pagesos (town and country folk) and Moros (Moors) is f…
Fiesta in Sineu

Festa del Siurell

The little town of Llubí is worth visiting on the Saturday before the Tuesday of Carnaval. The Festa del Siurell involves townsfolk dressing up as siurells, traditional Mallorcan ceramic whistles. That night, a big …
Fiesta in Palma de Mallorca

Nit de Foc

In Palma, the night before the midsummer feast of St John is celebrated with fiery abandon. The correfoc (fire running) begins in the Parc de la Mar, as costumed demons leap and dance in an infernal procession. To f…
Music in Valldemossa

Festival Chopin

Classical-music performances are held in Valldemossa's Real Cartuja throughout August; most of the works are by Chopin, although music by other composers also features. Tickets go for between €20 and €30.
Sailing in Palma de Mallorca

Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofía

Spread over three venues (the Club Nàutic S'Arenal, Club Marítimo San Antonio de la Playa and Real Club Náutico de Palma), this is one of six regattas composing the World Cup Series. It attracts Olympic crews from a…