By Ben Mulvey
Discover all of the events and goings-on around the Balearic Islands.
The summer has drawn to a close around the islands although somebody may want to let the sunshine know as the mercury is still hitting around 30 degrees and the beaches are packed – no complaints here! And even though it is warm and sunny, the regular autumn events are still all lined up for October, with no jacket required. Here is my selection of events around the islands for the next few weeks ahead…
Weekends until October 14th, Son Amar
Fill up your beer glasses, don your finest lederhosen and head over to The Hall of Fountains at the House of Son Amar for this fun-filled Bavarian festival, not that we are ones to stereotype! With live entertainment, a steady supply of your finest German hops and a selection of Bavarian cuisine, the party starts at 6pm every weekend. Tickets start from 5 euros per person with table options also available. Check the website oktoberfest.sonamar.com for more information. Prost!
15 October, Palma
If the beers of Oktoberfest have left you feeling a little bit lethargic and you’re keen to maintain that hard-earned bikini body (I missed that memo too, don’t worry!), why not sign up for the Palma Marathon? The marathon takes place in Palma and the route takes in some of the best sights in Palma including the marina and the Cathedral. Or, if running isn’t your thing, join me there where I will be offering my support with a beer in hand! More information can be found at www.palmademallorcamarathon.com and places are limited.
Mallorca Car Week
Mallorca Car Week, formerly known as Mallorca Cassic Week is back for its eighth edition with more and more vehicles taking part in this popular automotive event. The event this year is taking place at Golf de Andratx in the five-star Steigenberger Hotel & Resort Camp de Mar, the soon-to-be-opened Motorworld Mallorca, and the Campino Restaurante in Camp de Mar There will also be several drives to the restaurants Club de Vela Andratx, Club de Golf Alcanada and Golf Son Gual. The timetable of events is all on the website www.mallorcacarweek.com.
Evolution! Mallorca International Film Festival
The Evolution Mallorca International Film Festival (EMIFF) 2023 promises to be a cinematic extravaganza that celebrates the art of storytelling through film. This annual event showcases a diverse range of films from both emerging and established filmmakers worldwide. EMIFF 2023 is anticipated to feature thought-provoking narratives, powerful documentaries, and innovative works of cinema that push the boundaries of storytelling. With a commitment to fostering creativity and cultural exchange, the mission statement is “BRIDGING CULTURES – BRIDGING PEOPLE”, making this festival a must-attend for cinema fans and industry professionals alike. For more information and a full line-up of events and screenings visit www.evolutionfilmfestival.com.
550 Challenge Mallorca
2-4 November, Port Adriano
The 550 Challenge Mallorca 2023 is an exhilarating endurance event set in Mallorca. Participants take on the demanding task of covering 550 kilometres, pushing their physical and mental limits. Whether cycling through picturesque routes or navigating rugged terrain on foot, this challenge offers a unique opportunity to test one’s endurance and soak in the island’s natural beauty. With its combination of adventure and scenic beauty, the 550 Challenge promises an unforgettable experience for athletes and outdoor enthusiasts. Register at www.550challengemallorca.com.