The schedule of events coming up in the next few months
What is there to do in Menorca? This is one of the most common questions when planning a holiday to an island that is barely 50 kilometres long. But, as they say, good things come in small packages. And there are a huge number of activities and events that you can include in your trip if you're visiting Menorca in spring.
A musical escape
Menorca is an island filled with music. Its great love for this art form has led to a huge number of musical events throughout the year. So if you’re a music lover and you’re planning to visit in spring, you’re in luck.
• Cranc - Alternative music festival - 28, 29 and 30 May - Indie, pop, rock, urban... there’s room for every type of music at this festival, which will host its fourth edition in 2020. Everything is of the very highest quality, starting with the location of the event, which takes place in Cala Figuera, in the Port of Mahón. This year’s line-up already features both national and international stars, including the Catalan group Manel and the American singer-songwriter Holly Miranda, as well as upcoming young talent such as Joe Crepúsculo and Maika Makovski.
• Menorca Lindy Exchange - 30 April, 1, 2 and 3 May - You can’t have music without dance. And the growing popularity of Lindy Hop has resulted in a fully-fledged festival of its own. As well as signing up to get your feet moving, the programme for the Menorca Lindy Exchange also offers a huge range of activities for exploring the island. A unique opportunity to really have fun, with a programme that’s well worth a look.
Go to the cinema
The Menorca International Film Festival akes place in the summer. But earlier in the year, the island is filled with smaller scale showings. If you love the big screen and are looking for something to do in Menorca in April, check out the CineMar Season. One of the main events of this season will take place on 24 April, an initiative by the Menorca Biosphere Reserve Agency designed to raise awareness for the marine environment.
If you’re looking for something a little more exclusive to do in Menorca, why not have a look in your wardrobe and dress up for the third edition of Hats and horses. This event, which recreates the glamour and atmosphere of the British Ascot races, is celebrating its third edition in 2020. The rules are clear: You must wear a hat or headpiece and dress to impress. And, once you get to the racecourse, simply enjoy yourself at this event set for 23 May this year.
How to create your own itinerary
Menorca has all of these activities to offer, plus many more. All you need to know is how to find and plan the events you want to go to, based on your own personal taste. To do this, here are a few tips to make it easier to answer that question: what is there to do in Menorca?
- Cultural spaces. Every municipality on the island has at least one hall or auditorium which hosts a range of activities throughout the year. On each town hall website, you will find the schedule of events at these halls, as well as other suggestions that may interest you.
- The Teatro Principal theatre. The biggest and best theatre programme in Menorca showcases real quality. But not only this: Simply visiting this iconic building, the oldest to contain an opera house in the whole of Spain, is well worth the trip.
- Outdoor activities. As well as various trips and excursions (get yourself a Camí de Cavalls guide ASAP), the temperatures in spring allow you to really enjoy the outdoors on the island. In spring you can visit the ancient Talayotic monuments or take a trip through the countryside on horseback.
- Jazzbah and Es Claustre. The island's two most famous places when it comes to music concerts. While Jazzbah, located in the port of Ciutadella, has weekly events on throughout the year, the Es Claustre venue in Mahón opens in April. This is because it’s a charming outdoor space with a market and beautiful terraces.
Now you know what’s possible, what will you do in Menorca?