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Annual Events Palma de Mallorca
Festes de Sant Sebastia, Patron Saint of Palma (January) - This is one of Palma's biggest festivals of the year. Sant Sebastian is the city's patron saint, and a variety of recreational activities are held in his honour.
Weekend before the start of Lent - Carnival! (February) - The carnival, also known as Darrers Dies (the last days) recognises the last days before Lent when Christians are allowed to indulge in pleasurable activities, is celebrated 40 days before Easter. It is a mix of games and processions of decorated floats and takes place in Palma and elsewhere on the island.
Nic de Foc (Night of Fire) (June) - One of the most popular festivals in Palma de Mallorca, takes place on the eve of Midsummer. The huge bonfires and fireworks displays, held each year in the Parc de la Mer, mark the beginning of of Mallorca's summer fiestas.
Fiesta des Vermar, Binissalem (September) - The wine-growing village of Binissalem holds the Sa Vermar to celebrate the grape harvest. Events include a grape treading contest, a giant paella, mass village dinners in the town square, music performances, a giants parade and the grape fight.
TUI Palma de Mallorca Marathon (October) - Don‘t miss out on this annual sporting highlight. Visitors and runners can look forward to an unforgettable sporting occasion with an attractive and colourful supporting programme as well as that special Spanish flair.
Article from Lonely Planet - Mallorca & Palma de Mallorca
The capital, Palma de Mallorca, is on the south side of the island, on a bay famous for its brilliant sunsets.
Locals refer to what lies beyond the capital as the part forana, the ‘part outside’. A series of rocky coves and harbours punctuate the short southwest coastline. Offshore from the island’s westernmost point is the large, uninhabited Illa de Sa Dragonera.
The spectacular Serra de Tramuntana mountain range runs parallel with the northwest coast and Puig Major (1445m) is its highest point. The northeast coast is largely made up of two bays, the Badia de Pollença and the larger Badia d’Alcúdia.
The east coast is an almost continuous string of sandy bays and open beaches, which explains the densely packed tourist developments. Most of the south coast is lined with rocky cliffs interrupted by beaches and coves, and the interior is largely made up of the fertile plain known as Es Pla.