Best Time To Visit Ibiza, Spain

Best Time To visit Ibiza For…

  • Best Time For Sightseeing: Ibiza’s shoulder seasons are the best for sightseeing, as they’re still sunny and have some tourists, but aren’t too sweltering hot for you to walk, hike, or cycle around the island. This will be from April to May or in October. However, if heat isn’t a big deal for you, anytime from May to October is suitable.
  • Best Time For Festivals: The best festivals run mostly during peak season, but as early as May, there are some amazing parties and events to check out. Ibiza Rocks, the International Music Summit, and more mark the beginning of summer, with the last few big festivals occurring in October – namely, the Ibiza Light Festival.
  • Best Time For Parties: There is no better time than the high season in Ibiza for parties. During the summertime – and even slightly before and after – there are parties 24/7 on beaches and in nightclubs or day clubs. For opening parties, May is when some begin, and closing parties often finish up in October. What about in between? Well, it’s always party time then!
  • Best Time For Beaches: The best temperatures of the ocean for swimming occur in July and August. June and September are still doable, but once you get to May and October, it is often much too cold for anything more than a quick dip. However, for just lounging on the beach, there is actually sun all year round, so take your pick based on your preferred temperature!
  • Best Time For Great Weather: This depends on what your definition of good weather is! Once again, anytime from May to October promises good weather with little rain. But if it’s the hot sun you’re after, you’ll want to go in June and August. If slightly cooler temperatures but good sun are more your speed, May, April, September, and October can work better for you

Ibiza Travel Seasons

Ibiza is a beautiful island, known for its white stretches of stunning beaches, delightful Mediterranean views, and wild parties. Rural areas, hiking trails, and tidbits of history also draw tourists in.

But when is the best time to go? Well, that depends on your preferences. Are you okay with crowds? Do you demand the hot Ibiza sun? Must you absolutely attend the best parties? Or would you rather sightsee and walk around without melting from the heat? Consider these questions as you read on about the travel seasons of Ibiza.
Let’s have a look at the most significant factors for each of the main travel seasons in Ibiza below.

High Season – Late June, July, August, Early September

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When it’s summer in Ibiza, it’s high season. Humidity levels are high and temperatures are often scorching, especially in August. Crowds pack beaches to the brim unless you know which less popular beaches to go to, and even those can fill up decently. It’s also party season, with lots of nightlife and even day club events, both on the beach and in clubs!

Expect prices to soar during high season. Parking will be hard to find, attractions will be crowded, and accommodations will be fully booked – so plan everything well in advance and be on the lookout for flash deals or promotions that make flights, hotel stays, and tickets cheaper. You’ll want to book a lot of things in advance!

Late June boasts the last of Ibiza’s opening parties, but May is a better time to catch them. Still, that’s not to say that there are no parties left! June is also a good compromise if you really want to go during actual summer – the weather’s good, people are still flooding in slowly, and you get good summer without the worst of the crowds.

As for July, you can expect open clubs everywhere, nightlife that runs from dusk till dawn and even 24 hours a day, and exciting tours, including charters to the beautiful island of Formentera. August is similarly exciting, but turned up even further to 11 – it’s undoubtedly the hottest and craziest time of the year in Ibiza! Both July and August are good for those seeking an authentic experience of the island and who want to attend all the events that they can.

But what about the first half of September? Parties are still happening, but crowds are slowly dissipating the further into the month you get. It’s somewhat similar to coming in June, but it gets colder as the month goes on instead of warmer.

High season also has a good number of exciting events. Ibiza Gay Pride is one, accompanied by a lively port party and a vibrant parade. Ibiza Rocks is another, and it continues throughout the high season. There are also more traditional celebrations, such as Patron Saint’s Day of San Lorenzo, Nuestra Senora de la Nieves, and the Virgen del Carmen Festival.

Highlights for High Season in Ibiza

  • It’s the hottest group of months in the year – perfect for beach trips and nighttime parties.
  • Clubs are open all throughout the season, hosting countless different events and the best parties of the year.
  • Crowds are at their most overwhelming and bookings tend to be hard to come by.
  • Days are longer, giving you more time to have fun.
  • Prices tend to be at their highest.

Shoulder Season – April, May, Early June, Late September, October

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As you can observe from the city’s high season, the seasons in Ibiza are “scattered”.

Shoulder season is when Ibiza experiences late spring and early fall. It’s a good balance for those who want to see what the island has to offer, more than just partying! The weather is just right for exploring historical sights, hiking trails, and rural areas. From mid-September to early October and from May to mid-June is when you’ll find the most open resorts and accommodation options.

Accommodation prices drop during this time, flights are more affordable, and crowds aren’t quite so crazy. Expect fewer events and parties, though some clubs remain open regardless. Some businesses may also be open less frequently. On the bright side, you don’t have to fight as hard for bookings, and it’s not a total ghost town, especially on the ends of the season closer to high season.

If you’re a backpacker, April is a great time to be in Ibiza. Prices are low, winter has just about finished, and the weather is cool enough to warrant a ton of walking. Shops and restaurants start to open, a few people are at the beach and exploring on the streets, and flowers are beginning to bloom. In May and June, it starts to get warmer, and you can expect to join in on opening parties, which are huge events in Ibiza, though it may be slow going until you get closer to the middle of June.

Meanwhile, in September and October, closing parties are in full swing for you to join clubs that are giving one last hurrah to the tourist season. The weather feels fresh but it isn’t too ridiculously crowded, so you get to enjoy the beach without total quiet or total chaos. Islanders and those who work during the summer will start to enjoy the fruits of their labor in October, and with them come some charming events and promotions.

With shoulder season, there are still some events to enjoy. Check out closing fairs or Halloween parties, and don’t forget to visit Ibiza’s Medieval Fair and the Medieval Mariners Market. The Ibiza Light Festival, Fiesta de San Rafael, and Es Cubells Festival happen in the fall shoulder season, while the spring shoulder season brings the Ibiza Half Marathon, Holy Week, and Ibiza International Music Summit.

Highlights for Shoulder Season in Ibiza

  • The weather is pleasant – not too hot and not too cold – allowing for some fun times outdoors.
  • It’s much less crowded, but not a complete ghost town, so you can visit tourist attractions and beaches without being alone or suffocated.
  • Accommodation and ticket prices tend to be more inexpensive.
  • Closing and opening parties are huge, fun events that occur during these times.

Low Season – November, December, January, February, March

Low season is winter in Ibiza, as well as very early spring and late fall. Ibiza has never been a winter destination, and even its cold days don’t get quite as cold as other country’s winters.  This month, almost no tourists are around, and you’ll pretty much have the island almost to yourself, except for a small number of visitors during certain festivals and Christmas.

Prices are often halved during this time, so room rates and flights in will be very inexpensive. However, do expect that a lot of accommodation options, shops, and restaurants will be closed during this time, so you won’t have as many choices. Still, nothing’s stopping you from wandering the island, seeking out historical spots, lounging on the beaches on the slightly warmer days (though the water is too cold), and exploring rural areas.

From January to March, temperatures are the coldest, but days are still sunny, so you can still go to the beach, enjoy nature, and take part in more local events that are much more authentic to Spain. Weekends often enjoy some pretty fun but laidback events and dining opportunities. If you go in March, you’ll get to witness the beauty of Ibiza as winter breaks into spring!

In November and December, there will be more restaurants open than in the first three months of the year, and some clubs continue to operate. Multiple locations still offer direct flights and you won’t need to pile on the clothing layers much, as daytimes are still quite warm.

What about events? Believe it or not, there are quite a few! January has a funfair, Three King’s Day, and Flower Power. February brings Valentine’s Day events and promotions, as well as Fiestas de Santa Eulalia. With March comes Patrimoni Gastronomic, La Gran Calcotada de Forada, and Fiesta de la Primavera. Even November and December have events, such as Santa Gertrudis de Fruitera Festival and the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.

Highlights for Low Season in Ibiza

  • There are almost no tourists and certainly no crowds.
  • Temperatures are low; typically too low for swimming, but the sun remains so you can still go to the beach and explore the island.
  • Lots of businesses may be closed, though a few will remain operational.
  • Prices are very low and may even be halved.
  • Local events take place.

Ibiza Weather By Month

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Different countries have different temperatures throughout the seasons. That’s why it’s a good idea to read up on them so you know what to expect. After all, the weather can have a pretty significant impact on your travel plans!

So, what are your travel plans? Do you want to swim in the ocean, or party through the nights? Then you’ll probably want to go during hotter months. Would you rather hike around the island and take in the sights? Middle months that aren’t too hot or too cold could do you well. Or are you someone who can’t stand any heat at all? Then the cold months can work out! Here’s an idea of what Ibiza’s weather is like.

January

January is one of the coldest months in Ibiza, though its winters aren’t markedly cold when compared to other parts of the world. Still, it goes without saying that Ibiza is certainly not famed for being a winter destination, despite the only mild cold. Don’t expect to see any snow at all, and temperatures can even feel comfortable.

January’s temperatures hit a high of 60.6 degrees, with lows of 45.4 degrees and an average temperature of 57.4 degrees. The days are also fairly short – the sun rises at around 8:12 in the morning on average and sets at 5:42 in the evening, so you get seven hours of sunshine. While the seas are warmer than the air, it’s still a little too cold to do any proper swimming, though watersports in wetsuits are possible. The East and West areas of Ibiza stay the warmest.

There is an 11% chance of rain every day in January, which is fairly average, and total precipitation hits around 1.1 inches. There is very little wind, with only a 6.9-knot average for a light breeze, but sustained high winds of 14.5 knots and feel like a significant breeze. January is also one of Ibiza’s most humid months; 71.5% relative humidity marks the daily atmosphere.

February

February is still pretty cool in Ibiza. Technically, it reaches warmer lowest temperatures, but its average temperature is lower in general! Still, most attest that February doesn’t feel nearly as cold as January does. Once again, there won’t be any snow to be seen, but the weather will be cool enough for a comfortable time on hiking trails.

In February, the average high in temperature is 60.5 degrees, with lows of 45.6 degrees and averages of 53.2 degrees, so it doesn’t quite get as cold as January can. You’ll get about 8 hours of sun to enjoy, much of which will allow you to sit outdoors and enjoy the sunshine, but oceans are still going to be too cold for swimming, though a dip in a heated pool could be pretty nice!

You can expect the same chance of rain in February at 11%, with total precipitation of slightly less than January at 1 inch. Winds pick up to a gentle breeze, with an average speed of 8 knots that can reach significant breeze levels of 15.5 knots. This is also one of the least humid months Ibiza experiences, with 66.1% relative humidity.

March

The weather in Ibiza is now steadily improving, and it gets warmer the more the month goes by. It is pretty much officially spring now, but the climate is still pretty cold and definitely not nearly as warm as what you’d usually associate with the sunny beaches of Ibiza. However, an increase in dry weather, with a good bit of sun, gives you the chance to enjoy it.

Right now, temperatures hit highs of 63.6 degrees, lows of 48.2 degrees, and averages of 55.8 degrees. If you’re lucky, it may get even warmer! It is, sadly, still not warm enough to swim in the oceans, which haven’t changed their temperatures from January. However, there are 9 hours of sunshine that allows you to wander, and wildflower blooms begin all throughout the island, creating vivid colors and delightful scents everywhere you look!

The chance of rain stays at 11% throughout March, with total precipitation estimates of 1.3 inches. There isn’t much wind difference, with higher average winds at 8.1 knots for a gentle breeze and lower wind highs at 15.2 knots for a significant breeze. It’s getting more humid again compared to February, and the percentage of that hits 66.9% this month.

April

The best part about Ibiza’s springs is that the Mediterranean climate allows them to sometimes feel just like summers! In April, Ibiza experiences delightful spring weather that is warm with a good amount of sun. The balminess of the Mediterranean is responsible for that added warmth, though it’s still not the usual heat of Ibiza that makes it the holiday destination it is.

In April, temperatures hit maximums of 68.1 degrees and low points of 53.3 degrees, but you can expect the average temperature to be around 60.6 degrees. You can try to swim in the oceans, but expect them to be just a tad bit too cold for long swims; the most you may get out of them is a quick dip. Instead, enjoy a heated pool or just relax on the sand of the beach to get a good taste of the sunshine, or check out the wildflowers blooming everywhere.

The daily chance of rain in Ibiza in April drops to 10%, but the total precipitation increases to 1.7 inches. Expect less wind, too, with just 7.2-knot speeds on average for a gentle breeze and higher winds at 13.9 knots at a significant breeze. Humidity continues to rise this month; it is now 69.2%.

May

May is a good month for weather in Ibiza. Temperatures are warm but not too hot, and it’s no longer too cold to swim in the ocean – though you’ll probably want to avoid swimming in the evenings, or for too long! If that kind of weather sounds like your style, the fact that it’s still not peak season is an added bonus.

Temperatures in Ibiza this month hit highs of 73.9 degrees, with lows of 58.2 degrees in the evenings. You can expect averages of 66.1 degrees and an impressive 14 hours of daylight, which nears 15 hours as the month draws to a close. For the most part, it already feels like summer, except in the evenings. This means it’s a good time for hiking, sunbathing, exploring, or just lounging on the beach.

The chance of rain in May is quite low at just 4%, with total precipitations of a mere 0.5 knots, though these may involve thunderstorms. Winds are also slowing down at an average of 6.2 knots for a light breeze, with highs of 12.6 knots for a significant breeze. Humidity is also going down in May, now at 66.2%.

June

June marks the beginning of Ibiza’s summer. Tourists begin to pour in to enjoy the beach, swimming in the sea, and all the fun that summer has to offer. Though some thunderstorms may still occur, they typically only happen at the beginning of the month, and outdoor activities are abundant for your enjoyment.

The average temperature in Ibiza in June is 73 degrees, with highs of 80.7 degrees and lows of 65.1 degrees, meaning nights may be cool at first, though they get progressively warmer. The longest day of the year in Ibiza also happens this month, when the sun rises at 6:29 in the morning at sets at 9:22 at night.

There is even less rain today, with only a 3% chance of rain every day for a higher total rainfall of 1.1 inches. More notably, June is one of the least windy months in Ibiza with wind speeds of only 5.9 knots at a light breeze and 11.8 at a significant breeze. June is also the least humid month that Ibiza experiences, with 65.4% humidity readings.

July

July is when peak season really starts to pick up in earnest, and it’s easy to see why. The atmosphere is hot and dry, and the weather is bright and sunny. It’s time to use lots of sunblock as the sun gets more and more intense. Water sports, swimming, and sunbathing are all the rage, and the warmer nights allow for partying and nightlife.

Temperatures in July hit a maximum of 85.8 degrees, and lows are still warm at 71.4 degrees. The average temperature is 78.6 degrees, and the waters are even warmer, with an 84.2-degree average temperature, though they can go even higher – so it’s the perfect time to soak your worries away. Do note that afternoons can be extremely hot and you should invest in good sun protection.

July has Ibiza’s lowest chance of rain at only 1%, and total precipitation is so low that it is often recorded as 0 inches. It’s a little windier than June, but not nearly enough to warrant noticing – average wind speeds are at 6 knots, which is a light breeze, and top out at 11.7, which is a significant breeze and the lowest top wind speeds Ibiza experiences. Humidity is slowly climbing again to 66.9%.

August

August is Ibiza’s hottest month. The sunshine is extreme, and you’ll notice that some parts of the island are even warmer due to the Sa Talaiassa Mountain, which covers the western and eastern areas of the island and causes them to experience higher temperatures. The sun shines for 14 hours every day, and it’s almost too hot for big physical excursions like hiking, cycling, or even walking to explore.

The average temperature in Ibiza this month is 79.5 degrees, with 86.3-degree highs and 72.8-degree lows. It’s a great time to head to the beach or relax by the pool, as long as you remember to slather yourself with sunscreen first! Sea temperatures have a 78.8-degree average temperature this month, so they’re great for swimming in.

There’s a little bit more rain in August, but not nearly enough to affect most plans. A 4% chance of rain, coupled with 0.9-inch total precipitation, don’t exactly inspire raincoat-wearing, after all! You can expect a little more wind this month with light breeze lows of 6.1 knots and significant breeze highs of 11.9 knots. It is also continuing to get more humid, with 67.8% humidity throughout the month.

September

In September, things finally start to cool down and summer begins to draw to a close. However, it is still quite warm, and it can still get quite hot in the afternoon, with balmy evenings that don’t feel like summer is letting go just yet. It’s noticeably less dry, though, and the heat isn’t too scorching anymore.

The average temperature in Ibiza this month is 74.8 degrees, with maximums of 81.8 degrees and minimums of 68 degrees. Temperatures in the ocean are still nice and warm at 77 degrees. For the most part, it still feels like summer, so you won’t have to bundle up in layers or bring much more than a light sweater. Bask in the warmth of the beach

There’s more rainfall again, with a 9% chance of rain and total precipitation of 1.5 inches. Conversely, it’s one of the least windy months Ibiza experiences, with just 5.9-knot speeds for light breezes and maximum significant breezes of 12.5 knots. It’s also a little dryer than in August, purely due to the humidity, which sits at 66.9%.

October

October boasts gently warm weather for Ibiza, a good contrast to the sweltering heat of summer. It’s a comfortable temperature for exploring, sports, and more, but beach party season usually draws to a close around this time, so don’t come expecting hectic nightlife. There’s still 8 hours of sun to enjoy, though, so don’t worry about the lack of nighttime events!

Temperatures in October max out at 75.7 degrees, with lows of 61.7 degrees and averages of 68.6 degrees. The sea has cooled down a good bit, but it still isn’t too cold for a swim at 71.6 degrees. It’s also still generally warm, and you can still expect lots of sunshine, though it’s a good idea to bring a light jacket of some kind in case the nights get a little too cold for your liking.

There’s way more rain this month in Ibiza, with a 15% chance of rain with a 2.3 total precipitation, marking the second rainiest month the island experiences. It also gets a little bit windier with light breeze averages of 6.1 knots and wind maximums of 12.9 knots for a significant breeze. The humidity also rises, now matching January’s of 71.5%.

November

It’s nice and cool throughout November in Ibiza. There’s still some sun around, allowing for warm, mild days, but nights can often get rather cold, especially if the cool waves are coming in. Expect to experience both warmth and cold and pack appropriate clothing accordingly! On the east and west of Ibiza’s mountain, it can be a little less cold.

Maximum temperatures this month in Ibiza sit at 66.9 degrees and lows hit 53.2 degrees, and you can expect averages of 60.3 degrees. Towards the latter half of the month, it gets much too cold to swim, but you can probably brave some quick dips earlier in November. It’s also a good temperature for those looking to do a lot of walking.

It is now Ibiza’s rainiest month. There’s a 17% chance of rain daily and total precipitation of 2.7 inches, which isn’t really a lot, but is notable for an island like this one. It’s also windier, with average breezes at a gentle speed of 7 knots and highs of 13.9 knots that mark a significant breeze. As for humidity, that drops again, down to 69.5%.

December

December is starting to get undeniably cold here, with some spots of warmth and sun that promise outdoor relaxation. Ibiza’s temperatures never actually hit freezing levels, so you won’t have to pack full winter wear, but do dress warmly!

Temperatures now average out at 54.5 degrees, with highs of 61.8 degrees and lows of 47.1 degrees. The shortest day of the year is also in this month, where the sun sets at just 5.35 in the evening. Throughout the month, expect to see only 7 hours of daylight, and don’t expect to see any snow; there never is any in Ibiza!

The daily chance of rain in December is moderately high for Ibiza, with a 13% rate and 1.5 inches of total precipitation. It’s a little less windy again, with the average wind speed being just a light breeze of 6.3 knots and the highest wind speeds being significant breezes of 13.2 knots. As for humidity, it is now, shockingly, the most humid month in Ibiza, with a 73.4% humidity rate!

Ibiza Events and Festivals

January

Let’s start with the first event of the year: New Year’s Day. In Ibiza, parties don’t just run on the eve of the new year, but on the following day, too. The yearly party known as Circoloco NYD is hosted by DC-10 and often features impressive lineups. You can also participate in the rather cold New Year’s Dive in Las Salinas beach, hosted by Vino & Co.

One of Ibiza’s most popular January events is Flower Power, which occurs in San Antonio with a delightful hippie theme. Street parties take place all over the West End, usually on January’s second Saturday. There’s also a Funfair that starts in December and continues this month until the 20th, with lots of yummy food and great rides. Of course, don’t forget Three King’s Day – a national holiday, and a religious one, that is celebrated with floats and parades!

February

All throughout Spain in February, a festival known as Carnival is celebrated, known on the island as the Rua de Carnaval. The parade travels all throughout Ibiza, with themed floats, marching bands, and music of all genres. Concerts are also hosted in nightclubs and bars. Do note that the carnival is based on Lent, so it can sometimes fall in different months.

Fiestas de Santa Eulalia also happens in February, celebrating the beauty of Santa Eulalia with dancing, shows, workshops, live music, food, and more!

March

In early March, enjoy Patrimoni Gastronomic which runs for the next two months. It celebrates food and international gastronomy, inspired by UNESCO World Heritage Sites. You can also enjoy Balearics Islands’ Day on the first weekend of the month, which lasts three days in Ibiza Town and comes with a concert, lunches, and a charming artisan market.

There are other fun things to enjoy in March, too, like La Gran Calcotada de Forada, which takes place near San Antonio at the Saturday market of Forada. It is essentially a gastronomic event with plenty of food, craft beer, children’s activities, and music. There is also Fiesta de la Primavera, a spring festival packed with live DJs, activities for kids, and an artisan market.

April

April brings with it Holy Week, and processions of all sorts take place in Ibiza Town. Stick around till Easter to see some lovely concerts, too! There’s also La Ruta de la Sal, which is a regatta for yachts. It doesn’t start in Ibiza – rather, somewhere in continental Spain – but it does end there. However, the month it’s held in can differ.

If you’re looking more for physical activity that keeps your feet on dry land, check out the Ibiza Half Marathon for a 10K race through gorgeous landscapes and coastal panoramas. You can also visit the Ibiza Swing Festival, which lasts three days and gives you free, live swing music, as well as street performances and competitions.

May

In May is the famed Medieval Festival, which takes place in Ibiza’s Old Town. The festival is vibrant and packed with performances, reenactments, parties, and exotic performers like snake charmers and belly dancers. Its exact month may differ by year, though. There is also the Ibiza International Music Summit, which helps ring in summer by bringing in DJs, musical stars, and nightclub opening parties.

For a more laid back event, you may want to check out the annual Moda Adlib Fashion Show, which is a draw of celebrities. You can also join the Fiesta de Mayo festivities at the beginning of the month in Santa Eularia, which celebrates the season of spring with events like traditional dances, costumed processions, fireworks, and more!

June

Ibiza’s famous Gay Pride, the largest event for the LGBT community in the Balearic islands, takes place in June, complete with concerts, a parade, and, of course, the after-party. There’s also Ibiza Rocks, a music festival that runs all the way to mid-September in San Antonio, featuring some of the world’s hottest performers and artists.

Don’t forget about Fiesta de San Juan, which celebrates San Juan’s patron saint with DJs, live bands, dancing, and bonfires. People perform amazing feats here, like walking on hot coals and leaping through fires.

July

July brings with it the Fiesta of San Cristobal every 12th of July. While you may not join the midday mass, you can enjoy the horse-drawn parade, the paella competition, and live music!

There’s also the Virgen del Carmen Festival, which takes place on the 16th of July annually. During this day, the patron saint of fishermen is honored and her statue is carried to the port and onto a boat decorated for the occasion.

August

In August, enjoy the Patron Saint’s Day of San Lorenzo festivities on the 10th of August. This is when San Lorenzo’s patron saint is celebrated. Again, you may not attend mass, but you can certainly watch the folk dancing and processions afterward and stick around for evening foam parties for kids, music, dancing, and fireworks.

On the 5th of August, there is also the Nuestra Senora de la Nieves, which spans three days and celebrates the cathedral’s patron saint in Dalt Vila. Floats, parades, a meal, and fireworks are part of the event. Finally, the end of August brings the celebrations of Sant Bartomeu, which happens on the 24th of the month and features kites, swimming competitions, food, and fireworks, all in San Antonio.

September

The biggest event this month is the Ibiza Jazz Festival, which usually occurs in early September. Jazz comes to Dalt Vila in many forms, both old and new and both classic and experimental. Aside from that, there’s also the Medieval Mariners Market held at the end of September, with more than a hundred stalls selling crafts, food, and drink with a medieval theme and plenty of fun shows, performances, and activities.

There are two Patron Saint’s Days in September. One is in the little village of San Mateo, and the other is in the equally small one of Jesus. Both involve parades, feasts, dancing, music, and games, and sometimes, horse-drawn carts.

October

The National Day of Spain occurs on the 12th of October, meant to celebrate the anniversary of Christopher Columbus’ first steps in America centuries ago. Interestingly, one of the traditions is a gigantic egg statue called the Egg of Columbus! But just a day before that, the Ibiza Light Festival is also held, with performances focusing on light mixed with performance, music, and videos.

There are two more patron saint celebrations in October. The bigger is Fiesta de San Rafael, where the town enjoys dancing, food, wine, and sports. If you like smaller celebrations, you can also head to the little village of Es Cubells to check out their patron saint celebration with traditional dancing in the Es Cubells Festival.

November

Santa Gertrudis de Fruitera Festival is the biggest event in November, as the patron saint of Santa Gertrudis is celebrated with live music, communal meals, sports, and chess championships.

San Carlos also celebrates its patron saint this month, typically with a midday mass, then magic shows, folk dancing, and fireworks.

December

Remember the Funfair we mentioned for January? That starts this month, so check out the ghost trail, Ferris wheel, and many other rides, and don’t miss the delicious street food (like traditional churros)!

This month also hosts the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. Images of the Virgin Mary are paraded down streets all over the island in processions, but it is primarily a family day – as are Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. On New Year’s Eve, though, hit up all the parties you want!

We also mustn’t forget the San Mateo Festa del Vi Pagès, which celebrates the local wine of San Mateo. You’ll get to drink free wine, eat great food, and have a great time!

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