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Main Events in Ibiza 2017

Discover the main Ibiza events in the year

About Main Events in Ibiza

There are loads of events in Ibiza organised year-round. From quirky local celebrations to large scale sporting spectacles there is always something worth visiting. In this section, we bring you information about the major annual Ibiza events in resort. Don't forget to check out our Events Calendar for the latest updates.

This is only a snapshot of what happens in Ibiza throughout the year. There are many other small festivals and one-off concerts that take place, we will endeavour to add these on our Events Calendar. Also, bear in mind that times and dates may vary each year. Indeed, some years the festivals may not run at all or be cancelled close to the dates of the event, so just keep an eye on our updated calendar.

January Events

5 - 6 January: Cavalcada dels Reis Mags (Three Kings Celebration)
The Spanish always saved their present giving and celebrating to mark Epiphany, the 12th day of Christmas. On the eve of the 6th January, the Kings (the three wise men who followed a star to find the baby Jesus) form part of a procession of floats through many towns in Ibiza, the biggest and most extravagant being in Ibiza Town Centre from 18:00. Remember, the 6th January is a public holiday in Spain. 

15 - 17 January: Sant Antoni Festival
The town of Sant Antoni de Portmany celebrate their patron saint in January, although events usually continue throughout the weekends in February. Expect live music, street parties, food & drink stalls, markets and sports competitions.

February Events

Throughout February: Patrimoni Gastronomic Food Festival, Ibiza Town
This food festival starts in late January and is celebrated throughout February. A selection of restaurants across Ibiza Town offer special menus showcasing the best local and international cuisine.

12 February: Santa Eulalia Festival
The small town of Santa Eularia des Riu commemorate their patron saint with traditional dances, food & drink.

23 - 28 February: Carnival
The White Isle celebrates Carnival with street parties, colourful parades, live music and lots of entertainment for children and adults. The main events are the 'Rúas de Carnaval', big parades with imaginative fancy dresses.

March Events

1 March: Day of the Balearic Islands
This date commemorates when the Balearic Islands' Statute of Autonomy came into effect on March 1, 1983. Expect concerts, fairs and parties around the island.

19 March: Sant Josep Festival
The village of Sant Josep celebrates its patron saint, Saint Joseph, with traditional mass, folk dances and the super-popular Flower Power Festival.

April Events

9 - 16 April Semana Santa - Holy Week (Easter Festivities)
No easter egg hunts or spring chicks here on Ibiza, but rather this is a time for the island's population to contemplate and remember the passion of Christ, mourning his loss and then joy at his resurrection. The Good Friday procession is the highlight of the week and a somber yet stunning sight with the 'carapunats' walk through the streets of Ibizan towns.

13 - 16 April: La Ruta de la Sal Regatta
Taking place over Semana Santa, this prestigious regatta connects Ibiza with the nearby island of Mallorca and continental Spain. Concerts and parties will also be celebrated.

14 - 16 April: Ibiza MTB Tour (Vuelta a Ibiza)
The White Isle is also host to one of the most beautiful mountain bike races in Europe, the 'Vuelta a Ibiza MTB'. This three-day competition takes pairs riders across the island's stunning coastal and countryside landscapes.

30 April: Ibiza Half Marathon
Spring is a great season to practice sports in Ibiza, as the temperatures are mild and the sun shines throughout the day. To finish off the month of April, you can take part in Ibiza's 'Media Maratón', a 21km or 10km running race from Santa Agnes to Ibiza Town.

May Events

7 May: Spring Festival (Fiesta de Maig), Santa Eulalia
The bustling town of Santa Eulalia is decorated with flowers and the annual procession welcomes in the Spring. Huge celebrations all across the town attract people from all over the Island to come and join the fiesta.

12 - 14 May: Ibiza Town Medieval Fair
To celebrate the declaration of Ibiza's Old Town (Dalt Vila) as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999, every May the old town hosts vibrant celebrations including three days of street parties, musical performances, artists and medieval re-enactments.

20 - 21 May: Moda Adlib Fashion Show (Pasarela de Moda Adlib), Ibiza Town
Balearic inspired fashion that has become iconic in Ibizan style. Now a well-known event in the fashion calendar, this show attracts celebrities, models and the fashion media to the island of Ibiza.

24 - 26 May: International Music Summit, Ibiza Town
Run by big music industry names, the IMS involves forums, discussions, up and coming DJs and huge concerts in Dalt Vila by international superstars. Around 20,000 people will be flying into Ibiza for the opening parties and some of the biggest DJ's in the world will be there to entertain them.

June Events

Beginning of June: Summer Season Starts
Summertime begins and nightclubs, beach clubs and bars start to open in Ibiza. The beach resorts see an increase in holiday-makers and the huge superclubs such as Pacha, Amnesia, Sankeys or Ushuaia kick off their summer residencies bringing the best names in the electronic music scene to the island. Check out our Events Calendar for more information on dates and times, we promise we will keep it up to date.

Starting in June: Ibiza Rocks, Sant Antoni
One of the most popular events on the White Isle, this huge festival brings live music, DJs & dance to the Ibiza Rocks Hotel & various venues on Ibiza from June to September. In 2016, Ibiza Rocks hosted LCD Soundsystem, Tinie Tempah, Kaiser Chiefs, All Saints and Skrillex... we cannot wait to see what 2017 brings.

23 - 24 June: Sant Joan Festival
The normally quiet town of Sant Joan comes alive with music, DJs and bands in the main square. On the eve of Saint John, 23 June, bonfires are lit all across the island for people to dance around. Traditionally, people will also attempt to jump them to celebrate the summer solstice.

July Events

Throughout July & August: Residencies & Boat Parties
With the summer season in full swing, the White Isle sees dozens of parties pop up all around the island. From superstar DJs to up-and-coming producers, if you are an electronic music fan, Ibiza is definitely the place to be in July and August.

16 July: Verge del Carme 
Feast day celebrated in all coastal villages and towns, paying homage to the Virgen del Carmen, protectress of fishermen and seafarers. Boats are decorated with flowers and blessed by local priests.

August Events

First 2 weeks August: Festes de la Terra, Ibiza Town
Ibiza Town's very own traditional festival coincides with the commemoration of its local patrons, Santa María de las Nieves and Sant Ciriac, as well as marking the day the Catalans rid Ibiza of the Arabs in the early 13th century. Celebrations include live music, markets, sports competitions, folk dances, parades and children's activities, culminating in a huge fireworks display over the Old town in the evening of August 8th (Sant Ciriac day). Formentera have their very own Festes de la Terra at the beginning of August.

24 August: Saint Bartholomew Day (Dia de Sant Bartomeu), Sant Antoni
Sant Antoni's biggest yearly festival with lots of activities, including traditional dancing and kite flying. Culminating in a huge fireworks display over the San Antonio harbour.

September Events

TBC Beginning September: Eivissa Jazz Festival, Ibiza Town
For four days, the Ibiza Jazz Festival takes over the Old town of Ibiza (Dalt Vila) and plays host to numerous international jazz performers and musicians. You will see some of the biggest names here, alongside various local musicians in the local bars and clubs of Dalt Vila.

TBC September: Medieval Seafarers Market, Sant Antoni
The sea promenade of Sant Antoni turns into a medieval port town with a market dedicated to seafarers, as well as activities for children, performances, live music and much more.

29 September: Sant Miquel Festival (Fiesta de Sant Miquel)
Traditional Saint Michael's Day feast celebrated in the town of Sant Miquel on Ibiza. A great village fair with local foods, music and traditional dancing.

End of September: Closing Parties at the Clubs and Beach Clubs
Some of the biggest parties on the island since the beginning of the season, as clubs and beach clubs like to go out with a bang.

October Events

13 - 14 October: Ibiza Light Festival, Ibiza Town
Dalt Vila, Ibiza Town's old centre, as well as its port and marina transform thanks to the help of light, music and video into a magical wonderland where performers dance. 

15 October: Es Cubells Festival (Festa Pagesa Es Cubells)
Celebrating their Patron Saint, the small town of Es Cubells on the south coast of Ibiza hosts performances from all over the island. The festivities are based around traditional dance and music and a lot of fun!

29 October: Ibiza Trail Marathon
A wonderful trail running course showcasing the stunning Ibizan scenery. You can choose from 10k, 21k or 42k.
 

November Events

Throughout November: Ibiza Sabor Food Festival
Restaurants all across the island offer special menus and tapas deals showcasing Ibizan traditional cuisine. There are also workshops and tours to learn more about local produce.

16 November: Santa Gertrudis de Fruitera Festival
Traditional festival that celebrates the patron saint of Santa Gertrudis with lots of events to choose from, including live music, street parties or sports competitions.

December Events

24 - 25 December: Nadal (Christmas)
Families in Ibiza celebrate Christmas with a big dinner on Christmas Eve and midnight mass. Traditional dishes include Salsa de Nadal, an almond soup served for dessert.

31 December: Nochevieja & Año Nuevo (New Year's Eve)
Celebrated all over the island with plenty of spectacular firework displays, for New Year's Eve some villages also have live music and dancing. Another must is eating the 12 grapes during the countdown to midnight, a tradition kept throughout Spain.

Throughout December: Christmas Markets
From around the first weekend of December, markets are set up in Ibiza's squares selling all sorts of religious memorabilia and Christmas gifts

Location: Ibiza Island

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