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Palma de Mallorca Events

Palma de Mallorca 2017 events

King’s Cup Regatta

Date (To be confirmed):
June 2017

Every year, the Bay of Palma witnesses some major nautical action during Th ......

Every year, the Bay of Palma witnesses some major nautical action during The King's Cup or Copa del Rey. As one of the major cruiser class regattas in the Mediterranean, it has become a huge event for sailing enthusiasts. Held at the Real Club Náutico de Palma, the event sees more than a 100 boats competing in the waters each year.

Venue:
Real Club Náutico de Palma.

Event cost:
Free.

Category:
Sport

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Parade of Santa Catalina Tomas (Desfile de la Beateta)

Date (To be confirmed):
October 2017 (Third Saturday in October.)

In commemoration of Mallorca’s patron saint Santa Catalina Tomas, the ......

In commemoration of Mallorca’s patron saint Santa Catalina Tomas, the streets of Palma are filled with colours and tradition with floats, musicians and folk groups. Before the parade, a morning mass is celebrated in the Church of St Magdalene. At the end of it, the participants and the general public meet on one of the squares to perform the traditional saradana dance.

Venue:
Throughout Palma.

Event cost:
Free.

Category:
Spectacle

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Noche Buena

Date (To be confirmed):
December 2017 (December.)

As with other cities across Spain, Christmas Eve in Mallorca is celebrated ......

As with other cities across Spain, Christmas Eve in Mallorca is celebrated throughout the city with nativity acts and midnight masses. You’ll also find Christmas markets and illuminations all around Palma. On Noche Buena itself, locals tend to have a big feast at home, with the entire family gathering around the dinner table. Many restaurants also offer a special dinner menu that usually involves several rounds of feasting – be sure to book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Venue:
Various churches throughout Palma.

Event cost:
Free.

Category:
Religion

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Fiesta de l'Estendard

Date (To be confirmed):
December 2017 (December.)

The Fiesta de l’Estendard (Fiesta of the Banner) is celebrated on the ......

The Fiesta de l’Estendard (Fiesta of the Banner) is celebrated on the last day of the year by the Mallorquíns to commemorate the Catalan conquest of the island in 1229 by King Jaume from the Moorish rules. This festival is one of the oldest in Europe, dating back to the 13th century. The events start at the Plaza del Cort in Palma where the banner is placed under the conqueror king’s picture.

Venue:
Throughout Palma.

Event cost:
Free.

Category:
History

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Palma de Mallorca 2018 events

Fiesta of Sant Sebastia

Date (To be confirmed):
January 2018 (January.)

It is the most popular festival in Palma. The big day coincides with Palma& ......

It is the most popular festival in Palma. The big day coincides with Palma’s patron saint on 20 January. On the eve of this day, the famous bonfire is lit and several live music events are held throughout the city. The fiesta starts with the Correfoc (fire parades) and continues with barbecues, firework displays and street carnivals. Over the length of the festival, there are also exhibitions being held displaying local handicraft, folklore, and art.

Venue:
Throughout Palma.

Event cost:
Free.

Category:
Religion

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Fiesta of Sant Antoni

Date (To be confirmed):
January 2018 (January.)

The Fiesta of Saint Antoni Abad is an important event in most of the villag ......

The Fiesta of Saint Antoni Abad is an important event in most of the villages around the Part Forana area of Mallorca and it marks the beginning of the winter’s solstice. Saint Antoni is the patron of the animals and the celebration connects with ancient fertility rituals. It starts in the afternoon on 16 January with the burning of bonfires around the villages and goes on for the rest of the night as locals feast on sobrassada (cured sausages), demons and dances.

Venue:
Throughout Palma.

Event cost:
Free.

Category:
Religion

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