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Winter in Mallorca

A Week for Foodies in Sa Coma

Mallorca’s east-coast resort of Sa Coma is home to a feast of foodie fun over the weekend of Friday, 22nd to Sunday, 24th March. Cooking contests, tastings, workshops, show-cooking, and a gastronomic market are all on the agenda for Protur Chef 2024 Gastro Weekend – an annual event first held in 2017.


Walk against Cancer

If the spring weather makes you get out and walk (or run), why not turn that exercise into a way to raise funds for Cancer Support Mallorca and sign up for the Walk Against Cancer 2024?


A Date with Cleopatra

In literature, art, and screen entertainment, one woman in history has inspired creators probably more than any other. That woman was Cleopatra, Queen of the Kingdom of Egypt.


Find Pots and more at the ‘Fira del Fang’

The ‘Fira del Fang’ – or clay fair – is one of Mallorca’s most popular events and takes place in March every year. It showcases the talents of the island’s ceramicists and potters – whose studios are mainly found in and around Portol and Sa Cabaneta, near Marratxí.


Enjoy the Fun of the Ram Fair 2024

In the run-up to Easter in Mallorca, there’s fun for all the family at the annual ‘Fira del Ram’ – or Ram Fair – in Palma, which is on for almost seven weeks from February 23rd until April 7th.


PARTY ON! It’s Carnival Time

The party never seems to stop in Mallorca. After the Sant Antoni and Sant Sebastià festivities, up pops Carnival and another excuse to take to the streets and have some fun. In 2024, Easter falls early, and carnival is a week earlier than last year.


Take a Winning Photograph

Port Adriano – Mallorca’s Philippe Starck-designed superyacht marina – has launched the fifth edition of its popular, annual photography competition. And if you think you have the talent to take great photographs, you’ll want to know about this free-to-enter competition, which has a total of 3,000 euros in prize money.


Long live Sant Antoni


‘Visca Sant Antoni!’ – ‘Long live Sant Antoni’ – is a well-used phrase as we approach one of Mallorca’s most popular, traditional fiestas: the celebration of Sant Antoni Abat, the patron saint of animals.


Go Nordic Walking

If you’d like to get fitter in 2024 but you’re not a gym bunny, you could try Nordic Walking in Mallorca. It’s a resistance sport that exercises around 90 per cent of your muscles and has numerous benefits for your health, both physical and psychological. Practising Nordic Walking with a group of people on an organised outing is also a great way to meet new people, practise your language skills, and help boost your social life.


Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Mallorca

Mallorca’s biggest – and free – New Year’s Eve party is in Palma’s Plaça Cort. There’s usually music and a good atmosphere and the crowd grows as the magical hour approaches.


Visit Palma’s Nativity Scenes

Photo: Mallorca Diario

If you’ve browsed the traditional festive markets in Palma, you’ll have seen stalls selling a wide variety of ornaments and figures used to create nativity scenes – or ‘betlems’ as they’re known here in Mallorca.


More Christmas Markets in Mallorca

Puerto Portals has its popular Christmas Market from December 14th to January 6th. This market takes inspiration from the traditional festive markets of Central Europe and always has a magical ambience and a certain style. You’ll find more than 40 wooden stalls offering crafts and tasteful festive decorations and if you get hungry, there’ll be stalls selling festive eats and drinks.


Eat Mallorca’s seasonal mushrooms

If you’ve been in the countryside in Mallorca recently, you’ll probably have spotted various types of fungus growing in the wild, usually at the foot of trees. Autumn is mushroom season, and it’s not unusual to see locals out foraging for them – particularly in the Serra de Tramuntana.


Indulge in Tapas at TaPalma

If you indulge in the Spanish tradition of ‘ir de tapeo’ – wandering from bar to bar having tapas and drinks – you should enjoy the annual autumn gastronomic festival of TaPalma. The event returns to Mallorca’s capital this month and is a must for foodies. TaPalma is all about tapas and cocktails, and restaurants and bars taking part in the city have special offerings at affordable prices to tempt you.


Celebrate Mallorca’s Olive Trees

Olive trees have been cultivated in Mallorca for more than two thousand years – and around 90 per cent of the trees you see here today are more than 500 years old.


Visit Muro for the Pumpkin Fair

Mallorca’s traditional autumn fairs continue, and what could be more autumnal than the humble pumpkin? Although used mainly in savoury cooking, the pumpkin is technically a fruit rather than a vegetable.


Traditional October Fairs in Mallorca

This coming weekend you’ll find several traditional fairs taking place in Mallorca. On both Saturday and Sunday, Inca has its ‘Fira de la Terra’, where you’ll find plants, flowers, artisan, and other products from the land.


See the Palma Marathon

Palma is one of the most scenic locations in Europe to run a marathon and thousands of people will be doing just that this Sunday, October 15th, for the 20th edition of the Palma Marathon.


Have a fishy feast in Mallorca

It may now officially be autumn, but Mallorca still has plenty of traditional fairs to enjoy this month for an authentic experience of the island’s culture.



MAR 27th, 2023

Mallorca’s capital, Palma, is preparing for Easter as ‘Semana Santa’, Holy Week, starts on April 2nd, Palm Sunday. In the coming days, florists and the flower market stalls in Palma’s Rambla sell skilfully woven white palm leaves that traditionally come from Elche in southeast Spain. People take these to church on Palma Sunday to be blessed and, afterward, you may see them hanging over front doors or on balconies of homes here.



MAR 6th, 2023

The east-coast resort of Sa Coma is the place to be for foodies over the weekend of March 17th-19th, with cooking contests, tastings, workshops, show-cooking, and a gastronomic market all on the agenda for Protur Chef 2023 Gastro Weekend.



FEB 20th, 2023

Mallorca always seems to have something to celebrate and next it’s Día de las Illes Balears – Balearics Day. This commemorates the Statute of Autonomy that gave Mallorca and her sister islands their own parliament in 1983. The 40th Balearics Day is on Wednesday, March 1st, and it’s a public holiday too.



FEB 6th, 2023

Even if you’re not giving up any of life’s pleasures for the forty days of Lent, you can still celebrate carnival – when practising Christians traditionally feast and enjoy themselves as much as possible before the period of abstinence starts that leads to Easter.



JAN 16th, 2023

If you’d like to get fitter this year but you’re not a gym bunny, how about Nordic Walking in Mallorca? It’s a resistance sport that exercises around 90 per cent of your muscles and has numerous benefits for your health, both physical and psychological. Practising Nordic Walking with a group of people on an organised outing is also a great way to meet new people, practise your language skills, and help boost your social life.



Photo by / Dimonis Sineu

JAN 9th, 2023

The Three Kings have been and gone but one of Mallorca’s most popular, traditional fiestas is still to come: the celebration of Sant Antoni, the patron saint of animals.



JAN 2nd, 2023

If you’re a resident in Mallorca, be sure to get your travel card – or ‘Tarjeta Intermodal’ – and you can enjoy FREE train*, metro, and bus travel throughout 2023. It makes this a good year to explore more of the island.



DEC 19th, 2022

If you’ve visited Mallorca’s Christmas market in Palma’s Plaza Major, you’ll have seen the stalls offering small figures and ornaments for nativity scenes – or ‘betlems’, as they are known here.


More Christmas Markets

DEC 5th, 2022

With two public holidays this week in Mallorca – Tuesday and Thursday – and festive shopping still to be done, you may like to check out more of the Christmas markets happening around Mallorca soon. Even if you’re not buying, browsing among the festive stalls is a great way to get into the spirit of the season.


Celebrate the Olive in Caimari

NOV 14th, 2022

Olive oil is an essential element of Mallorcan gastronomy and all-things olive are celebrated at one of Mallorca’s most popular autumn fairs. The picturesque village of Caimari – between Selva and the mountains – is home to the annual Fira de s’Oliva, which this year celebrates its 25th edition.



Apr. 4th, 2022

Easter is an important religious festival in Mallorca, and Holy Week, or Semana Santa, is full of rituals. It all begins on Palm Sunday, April 10th this year. Before then, you’ll find beautifully woven white palm leaves from Elche in southeast Spain for sale in florists and at the Rambla flower stalls in Palma. After these palms have been blessed at church, people hang them at their homes above doors or on balconies.



Mar. 7th, 2022

All around Mallorca you’ll find traditional weekly markets happening in towns large and small. But the island also has some different markets to discover and a rummage around one of these can be a fun way to spend a morning.


Saddle up!

Feb. 14th, 2022

Seeing Mallorca from horseback gives a different perspective of the island and is the perfect way to discover the landscape. Riding is a popular pursuit with the locals, so you’ll find stables and riding centres around Mallorca offering horse-riding for adults and youngsters, and pony trekking for little ones.



Dec. 6th, 2021

Olives have been cultivated in Mallorca for more than two thousand years and ninety per cent of the island’s olive trees are said to be more than 500 years old. In the 19 th century, olive oil from Mallorca was recognised for its high quality and made up 80 per cent of exports from the island…


TaPalma 2021

Nov. 15th, 2021

It’s often said that tapas came about when bars used to give customers a small slice of bread or ham to cover their drinks to keep out flies. Tapar is the Spanish word for ‘to cover’ and that’s where the name of the bite-sized nibbles came from. This is only one of several stories about the origin of tapas, but one thing is for sure: a tapeo – going out for tapas – is an essential part of Mallorcan social life.