“Fires” festivals and markets in Felanitx and its villages:
Tradition and gastronomy you should not miss
In Felanitx and its villages, the annual festivals and markets are true cultural and gastronomic treasures that you should not miss. In this unique city in Mallorca, the calendar is full of events that reflect the history, roots and passion of its people. This article will take you on an exciting journey through the most outstanding festivals in Felanitx and its surroundings and show you why these festivals are so special.
Fira de Maig/May Market: A lively beginning of spring
The May Market, held on the second Sunday in May, marks the beginning of spring with enthusiasm and colorfulness. It is a lively festival where the streets become a mosaic of stalls with local crafts, fresh agricultural products and delicious culinary specialties. Do not miss the opportunity to taste traditional dishes such as “Sobrassada”, “Tumbet” and exquisite local sausages. Live music and folk dances fill the air with joy and entertainment.
Fira de Santa Margalida: devotion and tradition
The Santa Margalida festival is deeply rooted in the local culture. It is celebrated on the Sunday before July 20 or, if that day is a Sunday, on July 20 itself. This festival venerates Santa Margalida, the patron saint of Felanitx. The religious processions are at the heart of the celebrations and are marked by sacred music and palpable devotion. It is an ideal opportunity to get to know the religious faith and community of Felanitx.
Fira de Sant Agustí: A cheerful summer ambience
On the Sunday before August 28, Felanitx is transformed into a summer paradise with the Sant Agustí festival. This festival stands for fun and entertainment for all. There are attractions, games, live music and many other events. It is the perfect opportunity to spend time with friends and family in a relaxed and cheerful atmosphere.
The local meet here, big or small, old or young. There are several traditional groups (the “Peñas”), which can be easily noticed by the Tshirts with their names. For parking it is best to park on the outskirts of town, on this day you are not allowed to drive into town (only residents, which is controlled by police check).
Fire de Sant Miquel: The celebration of the archangels
The Sunday before the 29th of September, the Sant Miquel festival celebrates the Archangels with a special atmosphere. The booths with artisan products and local gastronomy shine at this event. Don’t forget to try the traditional “Robiols” and sweet delicacies that honor this festival. You can also enjoy concerts and cultural activities that complement the celebration.
Fira del Pebre Bord: A tradition not to be forgotten
The Pebre Bord Market is a unique celebration that takes place on the Sunday after October 18 and coincides with the feast of St. Lluc. This feast recalls a historical tradition when spices were bought for slaughter. It is a unique opportunity to taste dishes with the characteristic “Pebre Bord”, an ingredient that defines the local cuisine and will leave you with an exquisite taste. This festival has developed more and more over the last few years.
Nowadays, there are vintage car exhibitions, activities for children, many booths of local companies, delicious sobrasada breads for “on the hand”, music concerts… and much much more. Take the opportunity and buy some local and traditional products such as cheese, sausage, spices, etc..
And for dessert; definitely take some bunyols, which are small Mallorcan donuts made from potatoes…. Simply heavenly!
S’Horta market: pure rural tradition
The S’Horta market, held on the Sunday before the Quinquagesima festival, takes you back to the rural roots of Mallorca. Here you can admire the local crafts and discover how the authentic Mallorca lives. Don’t miss the animal shows, agricultural competitions and traditional activities that make this market a unique experience.
Farina Marinera de Portocolom: A special day by the sea
On July 16, Portocolom celebrates the marine market in honor of the Mare de Déu del Carme. This festival in Portocolom is characterized by its relationship with the sea. You can enjoy processions of boats, blessings of ships and blessings of fishermen. It’s a perfect day to explore the harbor and enjoy maritime cuisine at local restaurants.
Nowadays there are also many stalls with delicious seafood meals, and some local designers selling their products here.
Fira de Cas Concos: The charm of a tradition
On the Sunday after the feast of St. Nicholas, which is celebrated on September 10, Cas Concos is festively decorated. This small village offers its own market, full of color, music and activities for all ages. It is an excellent opportunity to get to know the hospitality of the locals and enjoy an authentic Mallorcan experience.
What is your favorite festival in Mallorca?
Now you know, if you want to experience the cultural diversity, exquisite gastronomy and authentic entertainment of Mallorca, you should not miss the festivals and markets in Felanitx and its surroundings. Each of these festivals is a window into the history and soul of this wonderful city. Don’t wait any longer, come and discover it and live unforgettable moments in Mallorca.