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Things to do this month on Ibiza | May 2022

Take to the streets, the hills, the clubs or step back in time in Ibiza’s most diverse month of the year.


Oh boy, is May shaping up to be an action-packed month on the island! Whatever floats your boat, whether it’s sports, nightlife or culture, we’ve got an exciting calendar of events coming up this month, so read on to find out more.

Ibiza 4 Day Challenge

5 - 8 May 

Imagine going around all 200 kms + of Ibiza’s coastline. Well, that’s the idea behind the Ibiza 4 Day Challenge, in which competitors circumnavigate the island by mountain bike, kayak and walking. Fully supported by the Ibiza Outdoors team, this exciting event will test your fitness and endurance to the max, while giving you the opportunity to appreciate the island’s stunning scenery from sea and land. 

STK Ibiza opening 2022

5- 7 and 12 May

From its locale in the marina in Ibiza Town, STK Ibiza is delighted to announce its soft opening for the first weekend of the month followed by the Grand Opening on 12 May. Expect sumptuous steaks, tons of glamour, high-quality entertainment and great music! 

Ibiza Beach Rugby Festival

7 May

It’s back and bigger than ever! 10 years old this year, the Ibiza Beach Rugby Festival features teams from all over the world and attracts hundreds of spectators to San Antonio’s wide, sandy beach. Not to mention the fancy dress dinner party afterwards. Fans of previous tournaments are bound to attend while, if you’re new to it, come down to be converted! 

World championship of jet skis in San Antonio

13 – 15 May

Over one weekend in May, San Antonio will become the epicentre of world motorboating when it hosts the Spanish Jet Ski Grand Prix. More than 100 pilots are going to take part in a gripping event that includes GP1, GP2 and GP4 in the Runabout category and GP1, GP2 and GP3 in the Jet Ski category. The fact there are two world-class local riders in the hunt for medals is an extra incentive to attend this thrilling aquatic sports event.

Medieval Fair

12-15 May 

Ibiza Medieval Festival from Ibiza Spotlight on Vimeo.

One for all the family and now a perennial favourite among locals and visitors alike, the Medieval Fair returns to the atmospheric alleys of Ibiza's old town this month. Full of treats, sweetmeats and spectacle, the event is a chance to revisit the island’s bygone days where acrobats, jugglers, jesters and musicians perform to wow the public from morning to night-time. And when you get peckish, there’s a plethora of food stalls on hand to offer traditional fare.

Ibiza Swing Fun Festival

20 – 22 May

Ibiza will once again vibrate to the sound of swing in May when it holds the Ibiza Swing Fun Festival. Now in its third year, the festival attracts fans of swing and lindy pop from all over, to dance in the streets of San Antonio. With an incredible line-up featuring local, national and international bands and a rich range of activities, this is one event you won’t want to miss. 

Contrast Ibiza - music and art festival

27 – 28 May

Sa Punta des Molí Cultural Centre in San Antonio

Culture vultures will be happy to hear that Contrast Ibiza, a festival of the visual arts and music, is going to be held in May in the cultural centre Sa Punta des Molí in San Antonio. Comprising a photographic exhibition, documentary and concert screenings and musical performances, the festival, which is free to attend, promises to be a treat for eyes and ears.

Dramatised visits to the Punic Necropolis

What better way could there be to discover Ibiza’s fascinating ancient history than going on a dramatized visit to its Punic Necropolis in Puig des Molins, the Mediterranean’s biggest and best-preserved burial site from that era? It’s a chance to witness traditional rituals and hear about the life of various characters as performed by actors in costume. The event, which is free, takes place once a month. 

Club Openings

Clubbers will be pleased to hear about the many club and residency openings heralding the start of what promises to be Ibiza's biggest season ever. Stand-out parties include Marco Carola's Music On finally setting up at its new home base in Pacha on 13 May, while South Africa's brightest star Black Coffee resumes his Saturday night at Hï Ibiza on 14 May. Undoubtedly the month's biggest event will be Amnesia's epic 18-hour opening spectacular on 21 May. Check the Party Calendar for full line-ups and tickets.

Cosmic Pineapple at Pikes: Choose Love

27 May

Pikes Hotel’s high-energy galactic gathering, Cosmic Pineapple, returns for the 2022 season this month. For the launch party, DJ CiCi will be on the decks in Freddie’s, the hotel’s onsite disco. Expect great vibes, cool tunes and much, much more

Thirsty Thursdays @Wi-Ki-Woo

Every Thursday

An evening of delicious dishes, choice cocktails and congenial company awaits with the return of the popular Thirsty Thursdays at Wi-Ki-Woo hotel in the town of San Antonio. Always accompanied by a super sunset, laid-back funky House and a glamorous crowd, it the perfect way to kick start your weekend.

There's lots more taking place in May. Simply head to our events calendar for more tips.  


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