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Santa Eulària des Riu hosts feasts, festivals and all sorts of events throughout the year. It is the most lively district in Ibiza, especially in the summer, when the renowned Hippy Markets take place in the area next to Es Canar and the centre of town. In addition, there are concerts, competitions, parades and tons of fun. A not-to-be-missed calendar packed with interesting activities!

Main events in Santa Eulària des Riu

  • February – Feast of Saint Eulalia: This religious feast usually coincides with Carnival, offering activities for various weeks. The big day is 12 February, Saint Eulalia’s Day but every weekend of the month has something to offer: workshops, competitions, street parties, folk dances, fancy dress shows, even hippy parties!
  • February/March – Carnival Parade: Although Carnival is celebrated everywhere in Ibiza, Santa Eulària is famous for its fancy dress parade on Shrove Tuesday, gathering dozens of krewes and hundreds of people ready to dance and enjoy themselves on the street.
  • March – Puig de Missa Festival: In March, Santa Eulària’s big craft fair is held in Puig de Missa, in the area around the church. Stalls are set up offering all kinds of goods. The fair is eminently local, with both a rural and a historical (Medieval) character. It gives room to traditional trades (many of them on their way to becoming extinct) and flavours.
  • March/April – Stations of the Cross in Puig de Missa: Easter is experienced with religious fervour in Santa Gertrudis and central Santa Eulària. On Good Friday, there are Passion processions by religious orders and a Stations of the Cross performance that is famous all over the island.
  • May – Flower Festival: This festival marks the beginning of Anar a Maig, an eclectic programme of activities for all ages and tastes. There are sports competitions, theatrical performances, film screenings, folk dances, street parties… The first Sunday of May is the big day, about to the designated as a Fiesta of Cultural Interest in Ibiza.
  • June to September – Santa Gertrudis Market: The craft markets officially mark the beginning of the summer season in Santa Eulària. Santa Gertrudis plays host to a particularly popular one, including quality concerts and live shows in the evening.
  • June to September – Evening market in Las Dalias: Known as ‘The Night Market’, this is the summer market in Ibiza. There are parties every evening, concerts by renowned Spanish and international bands, and themed events. Drinks, dance and shows.
  • July – Es Canar Festival: This three-day festival paying tribute to St Christopher is held in early July (usually in the second week of the month). It includes cart parades, paella competitions, band concerts, fireworks and lots of family activities.
  • 15 August – Cala Llonga Festival: Coinciding with the long weekend in August, this festival brings together seafaring traditions and fun for all ages. There are street parties with live music, sports tournaments, competitions and the most peculiar races, including one with traditional carts.
  • 8 September – Jesús Festival: This charming village in Santa Eulària holds its festival around 8 September, paying tribute to its Patroness, Mare de Déu de Jesús (Mary, Mother of Jesus). Activities include outdoor cookouts of typical dishes, concerts by local bands and firework shows.
  • 4 November – Grand Prix Pagès: Framed within the big festival dedicated to the patron saint in Sant Carles de Peralta, this Grand Prix is a team competition including all kinds of tests (physical strength, knowledge, logical thinking, etc.) and gathering participants from all over Ibiza. Participating teams have to wear fancy dresses. Penalties consist in drinking locally made herbal liqueur or wine of the land.
  • 16 November – Santa Gertrudis Festival: Santa Gertrudis is the last district to celebrate the feast of its patron saint in Santa Eulària every year. Celebrations are held in the church area. The two key elements are food and music. There are several concerts on a covered stage in the centre of town.
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