July is the hottest month of the year in Majorca, with the most hours of sun and the lowest rainfall. Encouraging lazy days and relaxing moments in general. AS the schools break up for summer, the island begins to fill with families and you can expect an action-packed calendar. This is a time to enjoy turquoise seas, blue skies, golden sand, stunning sunsets and much more. Should you not be a lover of lazy days on the beach or around the pool then you always have the option to visit a museum, an art gallery or even go to a shopping centre. The balmy summer evenings are magical and perfect for going to an outdoor concert, visit a chic beach club, enjoy a drink or two on one of the terraces on Paseo Maritimo in Palma, evening markets, traditional fiestas or why not a summer show, you are sure to find something to tickle your taste buds.
The island offers many different types of events during the month of July. See some of the highlights that we have picked below.
Bar Flexa’s annual party – date to be set in July, Parque del Mar in Palma
The well-known Bar Flexas in Palma celebrates its 12th anniversary with a party in style. As every year, the “parque del mar”, in front of the cathedral, will be filled with lights, colours and lots of spectacle.
At 8.30 p.m. the revelry will begin with Flexas Kids, so that the little ones can sing along. This will be followed by “a colossal spectacle of the most colourful fantasy”, according to the organisers, and lots of surprise gifts, including an international guest artist.
Artdemossa Fair – second half of July, 2021, Valldemossa.
Artdemossa is Valldemossa’s nocturnal art fair, which is held every year in the second half of July. This village in the Tramuntana region of Mallorca dresses up for one night with a very special charm. Paintings, sculptures, shows, dance, music, theatre… there are many proposals and works of art to be found in the streets and gardens of this village, as well as a wide range of local crafts.
Artdemossa is part of the Festes d’Estiu Valldemossa.
Sunset Market, 1st July-19th August, 2021, Puerto Portals.
Visit the freshest and most summery market on the island in Puerto Portals. A place to enjoy the summer strolls from the 1st of July to the 19th of August. Your ideal plan for Wednesdays and Thursdays from 18h to 00h, the setting for your summer evenings on the island where you can experience the best atmosphere and enjoy the best music.
Palma Jazz Festival, 2nd-11th July, 2021, Bellver Castle in Palma.
The second edition of the Palma Jazz Festival consolidates a programme revived last year with the aim of giving visibility to music, and especially jazz, as a universal language. In the first edition we enjoyed 22 concerts, with more than 6,000 people and other activities in the street and in educational centres. A programme of excellence, with internationally renowned musicians such as Jorge Pardo, Avishai Cohen and Kenny Garret, combined with the best proposals from the local creative fabric. In short, a first edition that made our city a new landmark for jazz music lovers. For more information or booking of tickets see https://www.palmacultura.cat/index.php?Idi=2.
Concert with Balearic Symphony Orchestra, July/August, 2021, Bellver Castle, Palma.
There are regular shows in July and early August to enjoy at the Bellver Castle which provides a beautiful venue. For more information about the concerts and date see https://simfonicadebalears.com/es/orquesta-sinfonica-islas-baleares/.
Open air cinema – July/August, 2021, Parque del Mar, Palma.
Open Air Cinema season begins in July. 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.
Festival of the Virgin del Carmen, 16th of July, 2021, Porto Cristo
Patron saint of sailors, the festivity of the Virgen del Carmen is widely celebrated in the coastal town of Porto Cristo, Manacor.
The weeks leading up to this day dedicated to the Mare de Déu, celebrated on the 16th of July, are filled with sporting and cultural activities which make the most of the good weather, the holidays and the many hours of sunshine on summer days.
Festival of Sant Jaume, 16th-25th July, 2021, Alcudia.
Every year, at the end of July, Alcudia celebrates its patron saint’s festival in honour of Sant Jaume. For a week, the town hosts a large number of summer activities, such as concerts, open-air dinners, water activities and folkloric shows. Particularly popular is the Roman festival, a verbena that recalls the town’s Roman origins and in which those attending are invited to dress in white tunics in the style of classical Rome.
COVID UPDATE FOR JULY 2021
The new restrictions in Mallorca are updated in June to face the summer season. Leaving behind the almost total closure of the first months of the year, these restrictions have been updated in a phased manner. In general, more restrictive than in other territories, at least taking into account the low epidemiological incidence in the archipelago. Please be aware that even though many events will take place, some have been postponed or cancelled this year due to the pandemic. The main novelties of the restrictions in Majorca due to the coronavirus are as follows:
-Wearing mask in outdoor spaces is no longer required since June 26th, according to the national measures.
-The curfew (00:00-06.00) is eliminated from June 4th.
-Nightlife is back. Seated at a table, with 6 people indoors and 10 outdoors, until 2:00 a.m. maximum. Dancing is not allowed indoors or outdoors. The activity of discos, party rooms and dance halls is still suspended.
- Bars and restaurants can open both indoors and outdoors from Monday to Sunday without interruption. Until June 19, they can open until midnight and from that day they can open until 2:00 a.m.
-There is no limit of coexistence nuclei at the tables; there is of people: 6 indoors and 12 on terraces (before June 19 there were 10).
- The limitation of people in social gatherings is eliminated. However, the Government recommends 10 people indoors and 15 outdoors.