Puerto Pollensa

Puerto Pollensa

Puerto Pollensa

June
Muro: Sant Joan Fiestas
The midsummer celebration of John the Baptist, the first of the summer fiestas, is significant for Muro. He is the patron and the parish church bears his name.

June
Port d’ Alcudia (Buger, Colonia Sant Pere and Port de Pollença): Sant Pere Fiestas
The fiestas for the patron saint of fishermen. Port d’Alcudia stages the most lavish of events with the procession and flotilla together with one of the most spectacular firework displays of the summer. Low-key by comparison in Port de Pollença but more going on in Colonia Sant Pere and indeed inland Buger; Saint Peter is, oddly, the village’s patron saint.

July
Alcudia La Victoria: La Mare de Déu Fiestas
A very Alcudia affair. A pilgrimage to the mountain hermitage of La Victoria. No DJ music after midnight. Folk dance, rum, paellas, chamomile offerings are the order of the day.

July
Campanet: Sant Victoria Fiestas
The Summer Carnival is the major summer fiesta in Campanet which attracts so many people that parking has been known to back up to the motorway.

July
Port de Pollença: Virgen del Carmen Fiestas
The rule is normally that the climax to Port de Pollença’s main summer fiestas is on the Sunday nearest to the day of the Virgin itself.

July
Sa Pobla (Santa Margalida): Santa Margalida Fiestas
Santa Margalida is one of two patron saints in Sa Pobla (the other is Jaume). Consequently, the two fiestas roll into one, but Margalida is the more important, reflecting the status of the saint who gave her name to the oratory in Crestatx, where people came from in order to populate the then new town of Sa Pobla in 1300. Santa Margalida, also celebrates the saint but the fiestas there are not the town’s main summer event.

July
Alcudia (Sa Pobla): Sant Jaume Fiestas
The old town of Alcudia’s annual fiestas are in honour of the town’s patron, Sant Jaume. A feature by the citizens of Pollença is a celebration of the Roman past that includes a special party in honour of Roman gods.

End of July to end of August
Pollença Festival
Mainly a music festival, the concerts are mostly classical but often throw up surprises by providing other styles of music. Usually there is a concert before the start of the La Patrona fiestas with the others being staged after the fiestas.

August
Playa de Muro: Fiestas
On the two days, the activities are predominantly during the evening. To bring the curtain down, music, giants, gastronomy and a good firework display on the beach by the Albufera canal.

August
Pollença: La Patrona Fiestas (Moors and Christians)
Of all the summer fiestas in the north, this is the greatest. There are still the music parties, albeit their size and length of performance have been cut. The tradition of the Alborada hymn being played at 5am and the grand street theatre of the Moors and Christians battle take place during this festival.

August
Son Serra de Marina: Fiestas
This fiesta is relatively low-key, as befits this laid back and slightly odd place. Son Serra’s version of Can Picafort’s duck release and swim as well as a Pirates’ battle is normally performed.

August
Sa Pobla: Jazz Festival
The festival line-up is issued nearer to the date but always includes major international names.

August
Cala Sant Vincenç: Fiestas
A highlight is the jazz and trempó (Mallorcan salad) on the street in the upper part of the resort.

August
Can Picafort: Mare de Déu d’Agost Fiestas
This is the longest of the summer fiestas which includes the most spectacular of all the firework displays. It is also the day of the duck release and swim.

September
Santa Margalida: La Beata Fiestas
Along with Sa Pobla’s Sant Antoni, the La Beata fiestas are the north’s most significant for attracting Island-wide interest with various dignitaries and VIPs in attendance. The La Beata procession (always held on the first Sunday of September) is something you should get to witness at least once.

September
Alcudia: Half Marathon.

September
Santa Margalida: Almond Fair (Sant Mateu)
One of any number of themed fairs, Santa Margalida’s is devoted to the almond, an important crop for the town throughout the years.

September
Binissalem: Vermar wine harvest fair and fiestas
Always popular with folk in the north – the wine may just have something to do with this!

September
Campanet: Sant Miquel Fiestas
In honour of Campanet’s patron saint, the fiestas are relatively subdued, the main fiestas’ emphasis having been pushed to July when the weather can be guaranteed.

October
Alcudia: Autumn Fair
This is the largest of the autumn fairs right in the north. Animals, agriculture, local produce, music and of course a fun fair are all part of this fantastic event.

October
Buger: Fira de Ses Rondalles
The Rondalles are Majorcan folk tales, so the Buger fair is very traditional. To celebrate the culture of these stories, folk music, dance, craft and artisan work.

October
Inca: First Autumn Fair
The rule is that the first fair takes place on the first Sunday after Saint Luke.

November
Inca: Second Autumn Fair

November
Inca: Third Autumn Fair

November
Muro: Pumpkin Autumn Fair
Muro’s theme is the pumpkin. A grand contest to find the largest pumpkin that has been grown and all sorts of pumpkin-based cuisine is part of the fair.

November
Pollença: Artisan Craft Autumn Fair
Good amounts of live music helped to breathe new life last year into a fair whose attendance had been dwindling.

November
Inca: Dijous Bo
The largest of all the fairs in Mallorca with a tradition that goes back to the Middle Ages.

November
Sa Pobla: Autumn Fair
All manner of exhibitions – agricultural, animals, embroideries etc – the fair is preceded the weekend before by the gathering of giants and xeremiers (bagpipers). The afternoon of Saturday should see a grand procession of dancing giants and hundreds of bagpipe players.

December
Muro: Christmas Fair

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