Almond blosson route
Late January-end February
Winter in Majorca is a wonderful season for walking and cycling, particularly when the approximately four million almond trees on the island are in blossom. The areas around Llucmajor, Es Raiguer, Sóller and Bunyola are especially pretty.
Majorca 312 Cycling Event
The round-the-island cycling route is a popular event that starts in Playa de Muro and goes through the Serra de Tramuntana mountains. The roads are closed for the race. If you don’t want to do the full 312 km, there are also options to cycle 167 km or 225 km. Numbers are limited to 6,500 and places are booked well in advance.
Admission: from €65
Majorca Smooth Jazz Festival
April 26-May 1
This five-day festival, which always has an interesting line-up of well-known musicians, takes place at the Protur Biomar Gran Hotel & Spa in Sa Coma on the east coast of the island. The programme features trips including a visit to an olive oil, special meals and other events as well as the concerts.
Admission: Various prices. Day tickets and packages including accommodation, excursions and festival events available
Wine Days Majorca
First fortnight in May
There are more than a dozen wineries in the Binissalem area and they all open their doors to whoever wants to have a look around during this festival. There are also cultural events in the villages in the area and of course lots of lovely food and wine to try.
Admission: free entry to wineries
Copa del Rey Regatta
July 29-August 5
The glamorous regatta takes place in the stunning setting of the Bay of Palma and attracts leading teams from around the world. The former king Juan Carlos won the trophy twice in the 1990s and members of the royal family usually attend the event.
Admission: spectators free
Festa d’es Vermar
Last fortnight of September
This lively festival celebrates the grape harvest in and around Binissalem with concerts, food stalls, kids’ activities, exhibitions, walks, bike rides and of course wine.
Port de Sóller classical music festival
September 30 – October 21
There are concerts each weekend during this event in the atmospheric setting of the former monastery of Santa Catalina, which is now a museum. The programme this year features the Dresden String Trio and the Russian soprano Evevelina Dobraceva.
Admission: tickets €25; €80 for four concerts
Sant Tomás Fair
This festival in the small town of Sineu, in the centre of the island, celebrates the town’s sausage-making tradition. See how traditional sobrassada and other artisanal pork products are made, tasting everything as you go along.
The Chant of Sybil
This extraordinary medieval composition, which has Intangible World Heritage status, is performed on Christmas Eve in Palma cathedral, Lluc monastery and in other churches on the island.