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.