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Things to do this month on Ibiza - May 2019

The month of imminent summer.

In the idyllic month of May, visitors to Ibiza have the first real taste of summer with all kinds of events to suit all tastes. Music, fashion, markets and the famous Medieval Fair signal to all that the island is ready for its summer visitors. We are sure you'll find something here for you, whatever floats your boat and whatever mood you are in.

If clubbing-related events are what you are looking for, take a look at our opening party highlights feature - you'll be spoilt for choice!

Woodstock comes to Ibiza

1 May

Party like it's 1969 again as the famous Las Dalias hosts a Woodstock anniversary bash as part of its 65th-year anniversary this year. Over two stages, 17 local musicians will step up to serenade guests with tributes to rock greats like Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin. Along with the usual hippy market, food stalls, art exhibitions and activities for all ages, you can enjoy a day filled with peace and love.

Hippy retail therapy

From 3 May

Benirras beach is famously known as the place where the free-spirited flower people gather to dance nights away to the beat of bongo drums. From the beginning of May, this is augmented with the arrival of the beach's hippy market, taking place on Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. For the complete Bohemian experience, head over on these days to get a lovely gift for you or whomever you want to find something special for.

Boats on show

3 May

Those boat people at Smart Charter Ibiza know how to put on a good show and with its fleet expanding all the time, it's putting on its own boat show event. A daytime nautical extravaganza for sea-bound customers to marvel at the un-barnacled beauties that will be taking you on one of its excellent charter trips. With music, drink and snacks provided, there's no excuse to not get yourself down for this excellent event in Ibiza Town's marina.

Rosario Flores in concert

4 May

The Latin Grammy award-winning singer, Rosario Flores lands in Santa Eulalia. Rosario brings fantastic energy to her performances, captivating audiences. Expect a wide musical range spanning multiple genres including pop, rock and flamenco. Catch her rocking the stage for free at the esplanade next to the Palacio de Congresos.

Touch down in San Antonio

11 May

Sportsmen and women unite for this series of rugby tournaments in the sand. San Antonio is the place (or beach) to be for a ball battle, where teams test their endurance next to the sea. Go and cheer on your favourites as they score their tries and get scrum ready as they battle for the championship title. A popular event that's as much a sporty social occasion in the sun as it is a cliff-hanging finale.

Local fashion on parade

2-5 May

If you can't cut the catwalk, though love to see those that do, go and see the Adlib Moda Fashion show, where you'll get to see the cream of White Isle design. Now in its 46th year, the event is an important one on the fashion calendar with a showcase of some striking pieces, all created by top local designers. Fashionistas, get inspired by some seriously stylish apparel on show at this excellent event!

Rock and roll your Harley

7-12 May

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Leather- and denim-clad rockers and bikers come to Ibiza for the yearly road trip gathering that is the HRH Road Trip. Watch the Harley parade on San Antonio's seafront by day and at night headbang to some awesome live bands. Unadulterated rock and unplugged sounds are on the sonic menu and are guaranteed to make you bust out your best air guitar skills.

Ibiza Town goes Medieval

9-12 May

If it's May it has to be Ibiza Town's long-running and hugely popular Medieval Fair. Transporting you to a time of knights, princesses, jugglers and jesters and the odd dragon or two, you can almost relive Game of Thrones for real - without the slayings. Craft and food stalls keep all entertained along with the sounds of the oud, falconry displays and well, all things medieval. A top day out for the entire family.

Caribbean delights

9-13 May

The Caribbean music event that is the Ibiza Soca Festival returns for its third year. These fast Trinidad and Tobago beats can be enjoyed across multiple venues, including Eden, Es Paradis and O Beach. A cavalcade of the world's best soca artists and DJs are coming with each party guaranteed to satisfy those summer afternoon shake and dance urges.

Clowning around

22-26 May

Now doubled in size since its first inception, the Barruguet Theatre Festival is a delight and introduces the performing arts to children via theatre, puppetry, dance, music and good old circus clowns. Kids aren't the only audience, with entertainment for for adults and an inclusive policy. A number of shows are being put on with the regular free street theatre too. Go!

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