San Antonio has a second bite of the cherry with its second big festival of the year, this time to celebrate San Bartolome's day, 24th August. The day starts with a massive 'mascleta' when thousands of super loud bangers are lit in the town' Plaza Espana at 08.00 sharp, so don't say we didn't warn you!
All around the date there will be concerts and celebrations and heaps of stuff going on – swimming, cycling, petanca, competitions, activities for kids, sailing , markets, food, drink and much more.
I've picked out the best events for holiday makers from a 28 page PDF (all in user friendly Catalan) from San Antonio Council and listed it all below.
Aug 13, 20.00, Sa Punta des Moli – Sunset Revival, music from the 60's to the 90's with DJ's Petit, Vazquez and Javi Box.
Aug 14, 21.00, Cervantes College – Baron Rojo (heavy) in concert with Teloners and Magnam
Aug 20, 22.00, Cervantes College - Ressonadors (rock) in concert with Teloners and D'Brois
Aug 21, 19.00, Fountains Square – Earth festival, country market, dancing, choral concert and sardine BBQ
Aug 21, 22.30, Fountains Square – Pota Lait (Ibicenco rock) in concert
Aug 24, 20.00, Church – Mass and procession
Aug 24, 21.30, Fountains Square – Folk Dancing, Burlesque performance by passion Dance and then live music from the Tanit Orchestra before and after the fireworks
Aug 24, 24.00, Sa Punta des Moli – Grand Fireworks display
Aug 27, 21.00, Main Beach Arenal – Arenal Dance under the full moon with local DJ's
Aug 28, 21.30, Church Square – Concert by the San Antonio Band of Music
Sep 02, 21.00, Arenal Beach – Carthaginians v Romans VII (day one) followed at 22.00 by Statuas d'Sal (rock) in concert
Sep 03, 18.00, Main Beach Arenal, Carthaginians v Romans VII (day two) with the tomato fight at 19.30, BBQ at 21.30 and live concert by Raggatunning at 22.00
Sep 04, 20.00, Fountains Square – Dance Performance with Eivi-Dance Jr, Pampa Argentina and Eivi-Dance
Sep 16, 17, 18, Fountains Square – Medieval Sea Festival
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