8 Best Performing Arts Venues in Ibiza and the Balearic Islands, Spain

Festes de Sant Joan

At this event June 23–24, riders in costume parade through the streets of Ciutadella on horseback, urging the horses up to dance on their hind legs while spectators pass dangerously under their hooves.

Festes de Santa Eularia

Ibiza's boisterous winter carnival, held on February 12, includes folk dancing and music.

Festival de Pollença

An acclaimed international music event, this festival is held every year in August. Since its inception, in 1961, it has attracted such performers as Mstislav Rostropovich, Jessye Norman, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, the Camerata Köln, and the Alban Berg Quartet. Concerts are held in the cloister of the Convent of Sant Domingo. 

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Fiestas de la Mare de Déu de Gràcia

Held September 6–9 in Mahón, this celebration is Menorca's final blowout of the season.

Processo dels Tres Tocs

This festival, held in Ciutadella on January 17, celebrates the 1287 victory of King Alfonso III of Aragón over the Moors.

Sant Ciriac

Capped with a spectacular fireworks display over the walls of Eivissa’s old city, this festival (on August 8) celebrates the Reconquest of Ibiza from the Moors.

Sant Lluís

Celebrations of this saint’s day, which are held during the last weekend of August in the town of Sant Lluís, on Menorca, center on an equestrian cavalcade called La Qualcada.

Virgen del Carmen

The patron saint of sailors (Our Lady of Mount Carmel) is honored July 15–16 in Formentera with a blessing of the boats in the harbor. The holiday is also celebrated on Ibiza.