August is also the hottest month of the year in Majorca. With temperatures typically in the 30s, there is a real risk of sunburn. The sea is a comfortable temperature for most by this point in the summer. To avoid the red lobster look, it’s best to stay in the shade during the hottest part of the day. The balmy summer evenings provide the perfect environment for dining al fresco style, going to an outdoor concert, or visit a chic beach club. Sports activities are mostly focused on water activities since it is too hot to do anything else. Strolls along the beach, evening concerts, al fresco meals and plenty of relaxation are what characterize August holidays in Majorca, so just relax and enjoy our beautiful island.
The island offers many different concerts and types of events during the month of August. See some of the highlights that we have picked below.
OUR TIPS FOR AUGUST 2021
Sailing regatta “Copa del Rey” (King’s Cup), 31st July – 7th August, Palma Bay.
This is a top event on the world sailing calendar that you can’t miss out on, if you are a boat enthusiast, where the most prestigious boats and crews from all over the world meet every year in the Bay of Palma. Copa del Rey or the King’s Cup is more than just a regatta, it is the competition that represents the best international showcase for the fashionable Mediterranean island, one of the most awaited events of the Majorcan summer!
La Patrona Festival, 2nd August, 2021, Pollença.
This is a big traditional festival with many festivities and activities that takes place over a whole week but is celebrated on the 2nd of August, dedicated to the “Mare de Deu dels Angels”, when a huge mock battle takes over the whole town for the day between Moorish pirates and Christians. The mock battle is a recreation of a pirate attack that took place on the night of the 30th of May 1550!
Pollença Classical Music Festival, August 2021, Pollença.
The 60th edition of this event takes place in the beautiful Cloister of Santo Domingo where many of the finest artists have performed. This even is internationally known in the classical music festival circuit and is part of the European Festival Association. The program includes well-known soloists, choirs, opera singers and outstanding orchestras, giving room for not only the classical music in its purest form but also approaches to jazz, electronic music and much more. For more information, please see https://festivalpollenca.com/en/home/.
Beach club Nikki Beach, August, Magaluf
Located on one of Mallorca’s beautiful beaches, in Magaluf, Nikki Beach Mallorca is comprised of a large oceanfront complex featuring the global brand’s signature beach club, an award-winning restaurant and cabana bar, pool and branded lifestyle boutique. Guests are able to enjoy themselves on luxurious, oversized white plush sun beds or in poolside cabanas while sipping Champagne and dancing to the grooves of Nikki Beach’s resident DJs and live entertainment. Don’t miss Nikki Beach Mallorca’s “Friday like you mean it!” every Friday from 11:00 am – 8:00 pm, “It’s the weekend” every Saturday from 11:00 am – 8:00 pm and “Amazing Sunday’s Brunch from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm throughout the month of August. For more information and reservations see https://mallorca.nikkibeach.com/.
Deia International Music Festival 2021, 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th of August .
This festival started 28 years ago with a vocal ensemble formed by people from the village of Deia and has grown into becoming an internationally recognized festival offering classical music, performed by well-known guest artists from all over the world. This could become an experience to remember not only for having listened to wonderful music but also for having enjoyed the breath-taking views of Son Marroig, where the concerts are held. Son Marroig in Deia is a country house and museum dedicated to the Archduke Ludwig Salvador. For more information or booking of tickets see https://www.dimf.com/index.html.
Cirque du Soleil, 6th -15th August, 2021, Palma Arena Velodrome, Palma.
The wonderful Cirque du Soleil, that is one of the world’s foremost groups in contemporary circus, are coming to Mallorca to perform in Palma Arena Velodrome. Their show „Corteo“ is a happy funeral parade inspired by a clown. Not using a circus ring or any animals helped make Cirque du Soleil the modern circus (neo-circus) it is today. Each performance is a mix of circus types from around the world, but built around a theme. Spectators are drawn into the action as the performances take place with continuous music and no curtains or breaks to change equipment on stage. For more information or booking of tickets see https://www.cirquedusoleil.com/spain/palma-de-mallorca/corteo/buy-tickets.
Chopin Classical Music Festival, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th August, 2021, Valldemossa.
For the classical music lovers this festival is a perfect choice. A series of concerts are held every Sunday in the pitoresque town of Valldemossa. For more information about the concerts and dates see https://festivalchopin.com/.
Open air cinema – August, 2021, Parque del Mar, Palma.
Open Air Cinema season begins in July and continues the wole month of August. Film enthusiasts can watch on the big screen set up at Parc del Mar, in front of the majestic cathedral. The programme includes old classics, blockbusters, independent, documentary and animation in Spanish, Catalan or English.
Origen Fest 2021, 15th August, Son Fusteret, Palma de Mallorca.
The best electronic music artists in Palma de Mallorca. Has become the EDM festival of choice on the island of Mallorca, only having existed since 2018
COVID UPDATE FOR AUGUST 2021
Balearic Islands, reverse the de/escalation due to the wave of infections.
New restrictive measures have been launched due to the increase in infections until 5th of August, when they will be updated, depending on the current situation at that time. The main novelties of the restrictions are as follows:
-Restoration, bars and cafeterias must close earlier, from 2:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m., and the number of diners per table is reduced: from 12 to 8 outdoors and from 6 to 4 indoors.
–Beaches and parks will be closed from 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. Likewise, all social and family meetings both indoors and outdoors between 1:00 and 6:00 are limited.
–Cultural events should reduce their capacity to 2,500 outdoors and 500 indoors. On the other hand, the Government has announced fines for participating in ‘botellones’ (binge drinking) from 1,000 to 5,000 euros, in the most serious case of breaking a quarantine.
-With regard to the use of the mask, whenever a social distance of one and a half metres cannot be guaranteed and when there is a possibility of concurrence in the same space with other persons not living together, persons over six years of age must wear a mask, both on public roads or in open-air spaces and in enclosed spaces for public use or in public areas of buildings, whether publicly or privately owned, with the exceptions indicated by law.
-Dancing is not allowed indoors or outdoors. The activity of discos, party rooms and dance halls is still suspended.