A day of culture, history and folklore is arriving to the Balearic Islands. If you are a visitor intent on discovering what makes Majorca the way it is, then this is the weekend to visit, from 28th February to 4th March. The Day of the Balearic Islands celebrates the signing of the Statute of Autonomy on 1st March 1983 and means that at this time the island will be alight with parties, music, folklore, dance, shows and the most delicious cuisine for you to try and make yourself.
So whether you want to get the chance to discover an exclusive and traditional wine cellar where you will try gourmet cuisine created by professional chefs or you want to laugh yourself silly along with your kids at the clowns and other street performers, then Palma city centre is the place to be.
A fun family day out
The streets of Palma will be jam-packed with fun, family entertainment over this weekend. On 28th February there will be storytelling from 13:30 at Santa Catalina square so take your kids and let them sit around listening to fascinating stories about adventures and fairytales. From 4pm a very funny clown will be passing through the streets of Palma to the delight of your little ones. After this, your kids will enjoy getting creative in the arts & crafts workshop located on Passeig de Sagrera.
On 1st March, the most popular day, let you children join in the fun games and activities organised at Ses Volvets. They can also make some more arts & crafts with a real life princess who is the star of the storytelling workshops at 11:30 on Passeig de Sagrera. As the day carries on they will probably start to feel hungry so the city has set up a food workshop especially for kids. The products used are all nutritional and locally-sourced to emphasise the importance of Majorca’s local produce. The day carries on with an ongoing assortment of street performances, storytelling and arts & crafts.
Calling all foodies
Are you fascinated with the Majorcan food? Want to learn how to make it and the history behind it? Learn more about Majorca’s best specialities at the Balearic Islands cuisine workshop at 17pm on 28th February at the Escola d’Hoteleria de les Illes Balears. Or maybe you want to explore a typical Majorcan wine cellar and try the creations of the island’s most renowned chefs? If this is the case we recommend heading to the Bodegues Suau wine cellar at 8pm to enjoy an authentic Majorca experience (prior booking is required). Equally, you can visit the heart of Palma on 1st March and discover all the food trucks offering a wide variety of Majorcan snacks and tapas.
A sport lover’s favourite public holiday
Want to learn how to surf or know someone who would love to join in goalball (a team sport designed specifically for athletes with a vision impairment)? Or maybe you are cycling enthusiast, a fan of boules, enjoy horse-riding or fancy a fun game of mini tennis? This is the ideal weekend for trying something new, keeping with what you like or just meeting new people!
A weekend for all music tastes
If you are a longtime fan of ACDC then head to the Feixina park on 3rd March at 8pm and enjoy a tribute show. If you want to explore Majorca’s fascinating history and traditions, then we recommend enjoying a performance by a popular folklore group from the island of Formentera on the same day at 11am. Concerts with bands from all over the Balearic Islands will take place from 8pm every night of the festival. You never know, you could soon be adding a new artist to your Spotify playlist!
The full entertainment programme is available to view on the website of the Balearic Islands Government website.
More fun, entertainment, sports and food is on its way to our family Gran Isla Hotels and will be arriving in April!