Popular Annual Events/Festivals in Ibiza
Ibiza is the third largest of the Balearic Islands and is situated in the Mediterranean Sea. This amazing island is very popular and is world famous for its incredible nightlife and tourism. During the summer thousands of tourists flock to Ibiza and enjoy a wonderful holiday in a place which boasts a very vibrant atmosphere.
The island is rich in culture and history; there are many exciting festivals and events every month, particularly during the summer period. With thousands of visitors Ibiza’s festivals are lively and have a very welcoming and colourful atmosphere.
Below is a short guide to some of the most popular events which are held in Ibiza.
Ibiza International Film Festival
First held in 2007, the International Film Festival is an independent event that takes place every spring on the beautiful island of Ibiza. The festival promotes independent moviemakers from around the world and showcases a variety of genres, including everything from comedy right through to horror.
The film festival includes a glitzy award ceremony where professional, as well as unknown, filmmakers win awards from audience votes as well as the opinions from a panel. This exciting film festival attracts thousands of visitors and offers an amazing experience with an electric atmosphere. If you have the chance to attend then it’s something you should put high on your itinerary!
The Ibiza carnival is an annual event held around February and March time. It is a very large festival which takes place in the centre of Ibiza. The carnival and festivities are designed to celebrate the end of winter and the beginning of spring, and is very popular among the locals as well as tourists.
People enjoy dressing up in brightly coloured costumes and taking part in the many parades down the historic streets. Whether they are singing, dancing, laughing or simply enjoying the atmosphere, everyone has a great time. The festival runs throughout the entire day and into the early hours of the following morning.
Elvissa Medieval Festival
This is one of biggest events of the year in Ibiza and it is focused in Dalt Vila. This incredible festival includes hundreds of mini events within it, and celebrates the UNESO world heritage title of Dalt Vila.
There is a medieval market, creative costumes, interesting dancers, exciting parades and even unusual street performers such as snake charmers. With so much going on you don’t know where to look! It’s a great experience that caters for the entire family, and is probably one of the best festivals in Ibiza.
The origins of the Corpus Christi festival are obviously religious, however today the exciting colours and events of the festival are present in tandem with the basic traditions. The main event of the Corpus Christi festival is the infamous ‘Dance of the Eagles’, which is performed in the main town square.
This intrinsically religious festival is celebrated on Maundy Thursday. A procession leaves the church carrying a crucifix and parades through the town. On Good Friday, the parades and events spread out through the surrounding streets in remembrance of the true reason for celebrating Easter.
Not only is Ibiza a scenic island full of interesting history and wonderful activities, but it is also brimming over with exciting and amazing events and festivals.
Whether you want to experience international movies or true Ibizan culture, the wonderful events and festivals on offer are perfect for a holiday activity. Make sure you book a rental car to travel around the island and enjoy all of the activities.