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Things to do this month on Ibiza - August 2018

Our choice picks for the month.

Is it August already? Where is the summer going? Beaches, bars, restaurants and clubs are as busy as they will get, but the atmosphere is unrivalled. There's no better time to be on Ibiza. As temperatures peak at the height of summer, there's more events happening each day than at any other point of the year.

With so much to chose from, we've whittled the calendar to eight must-do events to make planning your holiday a little easier.

The heat is on ......


2 August

Ibiza has a rich musical history, and reggae plays a small, but important part of that heritage. Bob Marley famously visited here in 1978. In the present day, Jamaica's biggest export continues to have a presence in the form of The Ibiza Reggae Festival.

An assortment of artists will grace the famous hippie venue, including Anthony B, Reggae Soul Sistas, Wisdom Sound and Rastafairy amongst many more. This stand alone event continues to ensure that reggae music has a bright future on the island.

the mainstream & underground converge at mambo

3 - 5 August

The first weekend in August is traditionally earmarked for BBC Radio 1, and 2018 is no different. Pete Tong, Annie Mac, Danny Howard and co. bring a wealth of talent to the island and the fresh-faced young revellers come flocking. This year there's two sunset takeovers at Café Mambo plus various satellite events throughout the weekend.


8 August

Forming part of the Fiesta de la Tierra season of events (23 July to 15 August), this day of celebration honours Catalan forces displacing the Moor occupation in 1235. Parades, traditional costume and giant paellas can all be found. The highlight of the festivities is the spectacular fireworks display in the bay of Ibiza on 8 August. We're not sure there's a more picturesque backdrop for this illuminating spectacle.

Music highlights are provided by the famous Spanish rock artists Coque Malla (4 August) and Antonio Orozco (5 August) who will liven up the park 'Reina de Sofia' with their concerts.


5 - 26 August (Sundays)

Start your Sunday right with an exercise in wellness and enlightenment. Kumharas Indian Sundays combines early-morning yoga with meditation and traditional Indian music. Continue to unwind with massage and essential oil therapies. Admission is free, though a donation is encouraged. For a mere €5 you can include breakfast served with a refreshing ayurvedic ice tea.

a party for all ages at cova santa

5 - 26 August (Sundays)

There are few parties that retain Ibiza's hippie heritage with effortless authenticity, but owing to its eye-catching production and spiritual ethos WooMooN succeeds. With market and food stalls, actors and elaborate shows, it's about so much more than dancing - there is always something new to see. Whilst we wouldn't recommend taking young children, WooMooN is one of the few parties that allows access to older children and teenagers. We advise getting there early if you go as a family, to enjoy the vibe and leave when appropiate.


6 - 27 August (Mondays)

Join the full house at San Antonio Bay's new Paradiso Ibiza Art Hotel each and every Monday for bingo with a twist. Imagine the traditional game as a hybrid with karaoke and you have some idea of what to expect. Great fun for large groups with prizes to be won.

get hands on with bloop

23 August - 8 September

BLOOP International Proactive Art Festival's main goal is to encourage audience participation and prove that art is for everybody. Tackling political and social issues, you can expect interactive art installations, murals, photography and music - all free entrance. With so many creatives on the island, Ibiza's art is as impressive as its nightlife and beaches.

Explore Balearic Waters by moonlight

26 August

Ibiza is both a spiritual and aesthetically beautiful destination, so worship of celestial bodies is a pastime that bridges the past to the present. You can combine both with full moon kayaking around Talamanca bay with Kayak Ibiza. See the island's gorgeous coastline from an entirely new perspective. If you are not on the island for full moon, you can still join them any other day for excursions or simply hire a kayak - as you wish.