The markets are used as meeting places by the locals and are a good place to purchase local produce and souvenirs. The markets normally operate between 9am and 1pm.
The market in Port de Pollença is held every Wednesday and each Sunday in Pollença old town. The Sunday market is frequently a social outing with the local cafes and restaurants buzzing with activity.
You will find a good selection of local Serrano Hams, cheeses, wines and olive oil. The fruit and vegetables are locally grown and not uniform in shape and size but fantastic in flavour. There are other stalls selling clothes, handbags, sunglasses, plants and flowers as well as souvenirs.
The first major festival of the year in Port de Pollença celebrates Sant Antoni and is held on January 16th. Many of the streets in the town are closed off with bonfires and street parties taking place. The festival incudes a parade with devils and other historical characters dancing through the streets finishing in the main square. The bars are busy and the locals celebrate into the early hours.
The following day is the Pi de Sant Antoni which begins in Formentor with a pine tree being felled, stripped of bark, greased and then taken to the main square of Port de Pollença. The tree is then erected and the local youths vie to climb to its top.
On the Thursday before Lent a carnival week begins starting with a fancy dress parade for both children and adults.
Easter celebrations begin on Palm Sunday with processions around the town. On Good Friday the figure of Christ descends the 365 steps in Pollença.
July sees the Virgen del Carmen festival in Port de Pollença. The festival, which lasts a week, is filled with music, games, street dancing and an all night party on the beach. At the end of the week the main square is turned white with a night of music and dancing.
2016 festivals and dates coming soon