Majorca is one of the best-visited holiday destinations for families, singletons and couples alike, and it remains one of the most popular holiday destinations for summer 2014.
So if you are planning on paying a visit to the jewel of the Mediterranean and taking one of many cheap holidays to Majorca this coming summer, what sort of things should you expect to do whilst you are there? Here are our top five recommendations for events taking place over the peak season.
1) Go wild at Mallorca Rocks
The Mallorca Rocks hotel promises a bigger and better line-up than ever this summer, and it all kicks off on June 3rd. American female rock group Haim will be playing at the opening party, and then there will be weekly concerts until mid-September with artists like Skrillex, John Newman, Lily Allen and Madness taking to the stage. The hotel have also introduced a new night – W.A.R! – a DJ-led electronica night featuring people like Zane Lowe and Example, which is bound to increase the buzz around this already legendary Magaluf venue.
2) Palma International Boat Show
The island’s world-famous Palma International Boat Show takes place this year in the first week of May, and is bound to have some incredible examples of nautical engineering on show. Located in the capital’s beautiful marina area, boating enthusiasts will be able to rub shoulders with the yachting crowd and attend a range of fascinating exhibits. Whilst the event is free for those conducting business, anyone can attend the exhibits for a small fee.
3) Nit de Foc/Sant Joan Fiesta
A couple of nights of local celebration take place on the 23rd and 24th June this year. Firstly there’s Nit de Foc, otherwise known as the ‘Night of Fire’, which is one of the most popular annual festivals on the island. Huge firework displays and bonfires mark the start of the fiesta season in the Parc de la Mer to coincide with Midsummer. Then, on the 24th, locals will pay homage to Saint John the Baptiste. You’ll often see teenagers on the island’s shores until the early hours on this night burning small bonfires as part of the celebrations. They also mark their summer solstice on this night.
4) Local festivals
There’s a whole range of festivals, carnivals and fiesta’s throughout the summer months across the island of Majorca, and where and when you are visiting is likely to play a part in which ones you can get to. It’s well worth looking out for Sa Mostra International Folklore Festival in the town of Soller in mid-July, the Sant Llorenc Fiesta on the 10th August and the Sant Augusti in Felantix on the 28th August.
5) Tourist night markets
The night-time markets across Majorca have become so big in recent times that they are worthy of a mention of their own. Most of them start in early July as the summer season really starts to get going, and many markets can be found in or close to the popular tourist resorts. Holiday-goers can browse and purchase authentic, locally-made items such as jewellery, trinkets and pieces of art as souvenirs of their trip to the island.