Calendar of festivals in Menorca On what date to visit the island?
The festival calendar in Menorca is very extensive, so it is worth visiting this place during different times of the year. Take note of its most popular celebrations and start organizing your visit to the island on any of the dates that we mention.
Discover everything you need to know about the festival calendar in Menorca
The festivals in the Menorca calendar are related to horses, heritage from the past and its beautiful coves. So getting to know each one of them is the same as discovering the cities and towns that are part of this island and that, moreover, are full of tradition.
What are the most important festivals in Menorca?
You can go to Menorca throughout the year and be surprised by the way in which its citizens carry out their traditions. The best? You will not have to stay in one place, since each of its towns and municipalities will offer you a unique experience in its style.
You only have to plan your trip, knowing each of the dates that we will give you below. This way you will know where to get to and everything you are going to see during the days you spend on the island.
The Horse Festival in Menorca
This is the most popular and traditional festival in Menorca, in which the best horses on the island are exhibited and paraded.
It is celebrated during the third Sunday of July, in honor of San Martín, making that day considered the most important for its citizens. It is a festival that takes place in the town of Mercadal and that remains faithful to different traditions, including the display of horses and their riders.
The most important festival: Sant Joan de Ciutadella
This is a festival that dates back many centuries and is celebrated on June 23 and 24 each year. It brings together many people who travel from abroad to enjoy an event that is quite a show.
Festivities of Sant Jaume de Es Castell
On the 24th and 25th you can also celebrate in Castell, in honor of San Jaime. This is considered the biggest week in that municipality.
Festivities of Sant Antoni de Fornells
In Fornel the festival of San Antonio is celebrated on July 23 and 24, as a continuation of the celebration in honor of San Martín.
Festivities of Sant Cristòfol de Es Migjorn Gran
From July 30 to August 1 you can find a festival that is smaller than the previous ones. In this case there are not as many people, as in the larger municipalities, so it is ideal if you want to find a more relaxed and cultural atmosphere.
Festivities of Sant Gaietà de Llucmaçanes
This is also a festival that revolves around the world of horses and caixers. It is much smaller and is celebrated on August 6 and 7.
Festivities of Sant Bartomeu de Ferreries
From the 24th to the 25th of August you can discover the essence of the island’s popular celebrations, in a smaller way.
During this date, the traditional protocols are reproduced, ranging from the horse’s racket to the humorous interpretation of the festivities.
Fiestas de Sant Lluís
August 27, 28 and 29 is traditionally the biggest week of fiestas in Menorca during August to see the traditional parade of floats in San Luis, among other traditions.
Festivities of the Mare de Déu de Gràcia in Maó
September 8 is the day of Santa María in Mahón, another of the most popular Menorcan festivities. It is where the Plaque Constitución is held, one of the most spectacular jaleos of the summer.
Remember that at 3 Villas we have different places to stay during each of the celebrations that are marked on the festival calendar in Menorca.
You just have to book with us on the date that you like the most and discover everything that this island has for you. Enter now!
Menorca boasts an extensive festival calendar, with events tied to its rich heritage, love for horses, and beautiful landscapes. These festivals, each unique and deeply traditional, take place throughout the year in various towns across the island. Notable ones include the Horse Festival, Sant Joan de Ciutadella, Sant Jaume de Es Castell, and the Mare de Déu de Gràcia in Maó.
These cultural events offer visitors an immersive experience into Menorca’s vibrant traditions and lifestyle.
If you’re planning a visit around these festivals and are looking for villas for rent in Menorca, consider 3 Villas for your accommodation needs. They offer a range of options to make your stay during these special occasions a memorable one.