From a challenging overnight pilgrimage to the Sanctuary of Lluc to night fairs dedicated to poetry and the Mallorcan tomato and religious floats for Assumption Day, honouring the Virgin Mary, August fiestas couldn’t be more diverse.
Visit Pollensa on a warm early evening in August and you’ll find an explosion of noise, colour and excitement. This is the Battle of the Moors and the Christians, re-enacted every year with equal passion by locals. There are also more low-key gastronomic celebrations taking place in Consell and Maria de la Salut, where you can taste special Mallorcan delicacies – highly recommended!
Every August 2nd in Pollença, the locals dress up as Moors or Christians and rush the streets for a dramatic reenactment of the town´s historic battle. […] Pollença Patrona
Güell a Lluc a Peu
Lluc a Peu is the most famous walk in Mallorca – in one night, thousands of people walk 50 km from Palma to Lluc monastery, in the Tramuntana mountains. […] Des Güell a Lluc a Peu – the Night of the Pilgrims
Fira Nocturna del Glossat
An experience not to be missed! An evening of nocturnal poetry sung in Mallorquin takes place in the picturesque central island town of Maria de la Salut. […] Fira Nocturna del Glossat
Asunció en María
Mallorca is famous for religious festivals, and the Asunción de María in Mallorca is a sombre religious holiday celebrated with floats of the Virgin Mary. […] Asunción de María in Mallorca
Fira Nocturna de cuina d’Estiu
A evening of Mallorcan chefs cooking up their signature dishes in the pretty central village of Consell is a wonderful way to sample traditional gastronomy. […] Gastronomic evening in Consell
Romería de Sant Bernat
The Romería de Sant Bernat is one of the oldest festivals on the island, and comprises a pilgrimage with music and dancing. […] Romería de Sant Bernat
Fira Nocturna de la Tomàtiga de Ramellet
This fair celebrates a Mallorcan sandwich staple, the ramellet tomato, a miraculously preserved nightshade that is spread on bread with olive oil and salt. […] “Tomàtiga de ramellet” night fair
Apart from local festivals, there is a wide variety of events taking place during this month on the island. Discover them all together with numerous activities which are ideal for this month by clicking here.
August evenings in Mallorca come alive with music, poetry, religious spectacle and delicious food smells. If you’re visiting the island this summer, be sure to attend a local fair or fiesta to see first hand the energy of a real Spanish festival.
In multicultural Mallorca, locals welcome visitors to such events and there’s strong sense of inclusivity. Islanders are proud of their home and take time to celebrate their heritage with special events year after year.
More about Mallorca in August
It’s hot, it’s happening and the beach and pool is heaven. Mallorca in August has everything you could wish for to make a summer break. […] Mallorca in August
Slow down and smell the bougainvillea. Mallorca in August is hot, steamy and made for leisurely vacations in the Balearic sunshine. […] Mallorca Weather in August
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