Mallorca What's On

March 2015

Vicki McLeod, blogger for El Pais and journalist for the Majorca Daily Bulletin.

What’s Ons for Mallorca for March

  • We’ve had Pancake Day and so it’s Lent, and in Mallorca that means the Easter Fair is in town. You can frighten yourself on the big wheel at the Poligono Son Fusteret (by the Poligono Son Castelló in Palma) every day until Sunday April the 19th. It’s open Mondays to Thursdays in the afternoon from 5pm to midnight, Fridays until 2am, Saturdays and Sundays from 10am until late. The prices for the rides range between two and a half and four euros and there’s something suitable for every kid, big AND small.
  • If you’d like to explore the island’s traditional pottery then why not go along to the Sixteenth Annual Pottery fair in Marratxi. The exhibitions, Museu del Fang and s'Escorxador are open from ten in the morning until one thirty PM, close for lunch and then reopen from four in the afternoon until eight in the evening Monday to Friday and then are open straight through on Saturday and Sunday. The event runs until Sunday the Fifteenth of March. There will be fifty two exhibitions on display, several activities, storytelling for the children, conferences, folk dances, concerts and a “Fang Tapa”.
  • Coming up this week we have the 11th Oris Classic Car Rally. It’s the annual car rally which will wind its way through some of the most stunning and scenic parts of the island. It starts off on Thursday evening in Puerto Portals and continues until Saturday night. Check the Oris website for information about local road closures.
  • It’s also Mother’s Day in the UK this weekend so don’t forget your mum and make sure she has a lovely day. You can take her to Mood Beach in Costa D’en Blanes where they will be offering a gift for every lady, a complimentary portrait for every group, live entertainment and their traditional English Sunday lunch.
  • Also on Sunday afternoon there will be a Saint Patrick's Day parade in Santa Ponsa organised by the Calvia Council International Department.
  • Then the following Sunday March the 22nd there will be the 23rd Palma Half Marathon and the 4th 10km Port of Palma Competition. The race starts at 10.30 in the morning in front of Palma's Cathedral. If you are feeling fit then you can still register at El Corte Ingles until the 19 of March.
  • The Crew Show, an event designed to appeal to Super Yacht crew, will be held at the Boathouse on the Paseo Maritimo in Palma on Thursday 26th and Friday 27th March.
  • On Friday March 27th there will be a free seminar on taking care of our money. Tim McAdam and Roy Duns from the financial advisors St James Place will be presenting at the Real Club Nautico in Palma. The presentation will last 90 minutes, with wine and tapas to follow. You can confirm your attendance by email to
  • Then on the evening of Friday the 27th of March you can listen to The Original Glenn Miller Orchestra with the performance by the “Irresistible Andrews Sisters” and the spectacular ballet “The Jiving Lindy Hoppers” at Palma's Auditorium on the Paseo Maritimo.
  • On the last weekend, the 28th and 29th, in March you can go along to the 26th Sheep and Goat Fair in Calvia. There will be plenty of animals, agricultural equipment and artisan stalls to browse on both days. Meanwhile on the same weekend in Escorca at the Lluc Monastery there will be the Naturesport Fair which runs until Sunday the 29th of March.
  • If you are interested in sailing then make sure you put the 46TH Edition of the Trofeo Princess Sofia Iberostar in your diary. The regatta will be held at S'Arenal Nautical Club, Club Maritimo San Antoni on the beach on the Bay of Palma. From the 28th of March to April 4th. You can get more information and enter the competition yourself at 
  • Mickey’s coming to town at the beginning of April when he performs with Disney Live! Mickey's Music Festival at the Sala Magna on the Paseo Maritimo from Thursday the 2nd of April to Sunday the 5th. You can get your tickets from the box office.
  • On Friday the tenth of April, until Sunday the twelfth you can indulge in the annual Nautical and Cuttlefish Fair in Alcudia.
  • And finally, on Saturday April 11th there is the Table for 100 which is organised on behalf of the Cancer Support Group.Tickets are limited so if you want to go to the 1920’s themed dinner and party you will need to buy them soon.

3rd February

PALMA DE MALLORCA

The Balearic Superior Music Conservatory in Palma offers a classical music concert this Thursday (5th), with pianist Alfredo Oyagüez and Alejandro Garrido on viola. The concert starts at 20:00h and includes music by Schubert, Schumann, and Piazzola. Tickets are just 3 euros; book yours on 971 498 935.

There’s dance at Palma Auditorium this Friday evening, 6th Feb, with the Víctor Ullate Ballet on stage, performing the ballet ‘El Sur’ – a tribute to Enrique Morente. Curtain up is at 21:00h and tickets are available from the Auditorium box office, or via the website www.auditoriumpalma.com


The Blue Jazz Club at the Hotel Saratoga has a special performance on Friday, February 13th, when bluesman James Armstrong from California, is on stage. He’s recorded a few albums, and three of his songs have been used in movies. Big Yuyu will also be playing on the same night. The gig is from 23:00h until 01:30h and, for this special night, there is an entrance fee of 12 euros.  www.bluejazz.es

INCA

Age Concern Mallorca’s next excursion is a visit to the Quely Biscuit factory in Inca. After the visit, there’ll be a drive through countryside to see the almond blossom and then buffet lunch with flowing wine, at a local restaurant. The cost is 25 euros a head. This excursion is on Tuesday, February 10th, and you’re asked to book your place by February 7th, by contacting Jackie on 678 352 040 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

BINIAMAR

Mallorca Hiking has organised their next club walk for this Sunday, February 8th. It starts and ends in the small village of Biniamar, not far from Lloseta. The walk is 11,6 km long and should take about 3hrs 45 mins, including breaks for water etc. The walk is said to be easy to moderate and offers a variety of changing scenery and great views. The group will meet at the bar ‘Sa Quintana’ in Biniamar at 10:00h on Sunday, but you’re asked to let Mallorca Hiking know by Thursday, 5th if you’re going to join them, by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

COSTA D’EN BLANES

“Europeos por España” – or EporE – holds their AGM on Thursday, February 12th, at Mood Beach in Costa d’en Blanes. They meet at19:00h for a 19:30h prompt start. EporE will present their new website during the meeting, which will be followed by an informal supper of a main course and 2 drinks for 15 euros. If you don’t know about the important work that EporE does for foreign Europeans living here, it’s worth attending to find out more.

CALVIA

The PQ Academy Mallorca and students from Palma College present West Side Story v Matilda this coming Sunday, February 8th, at Sa Societat Theatre in Calvia Village. There are two shows: one at 15:00h, the other at 19:00h.

To get your tickets for what promises to be a great show, phone 600 456 064 or email rachael @pqacademy now.

27th January

PALMA DE MALLORCA

Age Concern Mallorca is starting a new project in February, with a monthly afternoon tea. It’ll happen on the first Monday of every month, starting next Monday, February 2nd and take place at the Coleman Hall, underneath the Anglican Church in Palma de Mallorca. As well as afternoon tea, there’ll be table games – such as Scrabble, draughts, dominoes, and cards – so they should be sociable and fun afternoons. The afternoon tea sessions will be from 3pm until 5pm and, if you’d like to go, please contact Jackie so you can be catered for. Transport is available for those who need it. You can contact Jackie on 678 352 040 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

SON SERVERA

This Sunday, February 1st, it’s the 6th edition of the Fira de s’Ametler – the almond blossom fair – in Son Servera. The fair takes place in the town itself, in the old grounds of the old finca of Ses Cases de Ca s’Hereu, during the day. The fair has lots of stalls selling anything almond-related, and there are displays of old equipment used to harvest and prepare almonds, traditional Mallorcan music and more. Entry is free.

ALCUDIA

It’s show time in Alcudia this weekend, with the latest production from the NOMADS amateur dramatic group. Their show ‘Over the Rainbow’ is on at the Casa de Cultura in Alcudia on Friday evening at 7pm, with two more performances on Saturday (31st) at 2pm and 7pm. Tickets are just 5 euros, and you can find out more, or book your tickets by calling 627 293 273.

CALVIA

Here’s another theatrical treat in store for you in February. The PQ Academy Mallorca and students from Palma College present West Side Story v Matilda on Sunday, February 8th at Sa Societat Theatre in Calvia Village. There are two shows – one at 3pm, the other at 7pm.

To get your tickets for what promises to be a great show, phone 600 456 064 or email rachael @pqacademy now.

INCA

Age Concern Mallorca has organised their next excursion: a visit to the Quely Biscuit factory in Inca. After the visit, there’ll be a drive through countryside to spot almond blossom and then buffet lunch with flowing wine, at a local restaurant. The cost is 25 euros a head. This excursion is on Tuesday, February 10th, and you’re asked to book your place by February 7th, by contacting Jackie on 678 352 040 or emailing

20th January

PALMA

This Thursday (22nd) the Balearic Symphony Orchestra is in concert at Palma Auditorium, as part of their winter season. Philippe Bender guest conducts the orchestra performing Bizet’s Symphony and Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 and his Choral Fantasia. The University of the Balearic Islands choir also performs, along with solo pianist Rosa Torres Pardo.

There are still more Sant Sebastian events in Palma this week, and Sunday looks a good day up at Castell Bellver, where there are medieval sports and family activities going on from 12 noon until 2pm. If it’s raining, the event will be postponed to the following Sunday.

PORRERES

The excellent Mallorca Gay Men’s Chorus is performing in Porreres on Saturday (24th) at the Municipal Auditorium in Porreres. The concert starts at 8.30pm and tickets are 10 euros. Get yours by phoning 673 844 310.

PALMANOVA

Cancer Support Group Mallorca is supporting the next Health 4 Life Workshop and Breakfast, on Tuesday, January 27th at Amadip Esment Café in Palmanova. The subject of this workshop, led by Suzanne Garaty, is ‘New Year cleanse – how to revitalise yourself’.  Find out how optimum nutrition benefits not only your waistline, but also reduces aches and pains, improves mood and energy levels. The workshop and breakfast is from 10.30 until 12 noon and costs 5 euros. Book your place by calling Rebecca on 722 186 889, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

CALVIÀ MUNICIPALITY

Most of the ‘torradas’ and bonfires for Sant Sebastian and Sant Antoni are now over, but there are still a few more events to come in the Calvià area:

On Friday (23rd), Galatzó has its event in the Plaza Francisca Revert from 7pm. Meanwhile in the Torrenova/Magaluf area, Bar Bristol and Bar Europa in Calle Blanco both light their bonfires at 6pm.

And on Saturday (24th), Santa Ponsa lights bonfires at the Santa Ponsa Sports Centre and at the Malgrats look-out point Puig de Sa Sirvi – both of those at 7pm. In El Toro, you can join in the action on Saturday at Plaza Europa at 7pm.

PAGUERA

Calvià Lions invites you to their informal social event, a ‘Steak out’ at La Hacienda Steak House in Paguera. It’s happening on Saturday, January 31st at 8pm, and the cost is 35 euros for a three-course steak dinner, including wine and soft drinks. (Fish is available as an alternative to meat, if pre-ordered). All profit proceeds will be used to buy wheelchairs for the Hospice and those in need.

6th January

Palma de Mallorca

The temporary Ice Park in Palma is open every day from 10am until 10pm. You must wear gloves to take part though. The skating rink will be in place at the park next to the Estacion Intermodal until Sunday, January 25th, after the San Sebastian festivities, so still plenty of time!

Palma Arena is the venue for the Ultima Hora Three Kings Festival, this Sunday, 11th. A whole host of acts – including singers, groups, batucada, dance, clowns and more – will be performing throughout the day from 10 am, and there’ll be bouncy castles for the kids. You can get your invitations from either of the El Corte Inglés stores in Palma – they cost 2 euros, which goes to the Hermanitas de los Pobres.

The Sant Sebastian fiestas in Palma get underway this Saturday (10th) with a concert by Saxophobia Funk Project in Plaza de Cort at 8.30pm. On Sunday (11th) there’s something new for Sant Sebastian: a music competition for amateur groups who’ll be competing to play in the big ‘Revetlla’ night of concerts. You’ll be able to watch some 27 groups who are competing on Sunday in Plaza Cort between 6pm and 8.30pm.

The first abcBusiness Lunch of 2015 is on Friday, January 16th, at Port Blanc restaurant in Palma. The event starts at 1.30pm with networking time over drinks, before you sit down for lunch. The price is 40 euros for clients of abcMallorca and 50 euros for others. Book your place through www.abc-mallorca.com.

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