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Things to do this month on Ibiza | October 2022

More chilled, cooler and still brimming with things to do, October is a great month to visit Ibiza.

After a summer of intense heat, packed beaches and roads, the island enters what many consider to be its best month. In October, residents and workers breathe a sigh of relief, and holidaymakers can enjoy Ibiza and Formentera at their best, with clear light, warm days and cool nights

Fortunately, there are still lots of appealing events going on here, ranging from personal growth, standup comedy and vintage scooter meet-ups to a plethora of great music gatherings, a medieval mariners' market and wholesome outdoor activities.

Then there are Ibiza's legendary closing parties that draw clubbers worldwide for one last glorious bash.

Read our guide below to the very best things to do on the White Island in October and check out our daily updated event calendar for even more activities and events.


Medieval Mariners' Market 

29 September - 2 October 

San Antonio’s merry Medieval Mariners' Market returns this month. The town centre’s streets come alive with stalls offering quality handicrafts, tasty refreshments, live performances and much more in a market that transports its visitors back in time.

Dress everyone up and bring the family down for four days of fun, magic and entertainment in the company of singing pirates, dancing mermaids and other saucy seafarers.


San Miguel Patron Saint Festivities

1 through 8 October

San Miguel’s Patron Saint festivities take place throughout the first eight days of the month. The celebrations include lots of fun activities, including walks, yoga classes, live music sessions – Spanish pop and disco band Canallas del Guateke will be performing 60s, 70s and 80s classics at the Flower Power party -  a traditional parade and even an open-air bingo in the picturesque village of San Miguel, located in the north of the island. The fun continues the next day on the beach at Puerto de San Miguel with an early morning stretching class followed by workshops and bouncy castles for the little ones back in the main square of San Miguel in the afternoon. 


Kuhmaras celebrates its 25th anniversary

5 October & 9 October

Situated right on the beach in San Antonio Bay, Kumharas is celebrating its 25 anniversary this year. For that reason, it is hosting several special events and live music performances. On 5 October La Mari, ex-lead singer of the Spanish flamenco, chill and electronic fusion band Chambao, will perform at this magical sunset venue. On 9 October, the hugely popular local band Joven Dolores, will perform a live concert.

Come down, admire the sunset and enjoy the music while savouring a delicious cocktail and something to eat.

Entrance is free, but the capacity is limited, and there's no table reservation!


Sonorama Festival

6, 7 & 8 October

After its successful first edition in Ibiza in 2021, Sonorama Festival is back for a second round.

Taking place at the Paradiso Art Hotel in San Antonio, the Grand Paradiso Ibiza and the nearby Auditorium Caló de S'Oli, this music festival – where more than 20 well-known Spanish artists and bands are going to perform - also features talks, art exhibitions, fun activities and wine tastings.


Lust For Laughs

7 October

Public mirth announcement: Do not miss the final edition of Lust For Laughs, Ibiza’s premier standup comedy show, at Pikes Ibiza Hotel. This month’s serving of first-rate comedy features Kyla Cobbler, Phil Varney and – straight from his massive success on the Edinburgh Fringe - freestyle rapping phenomenon, MC Hammersmith.

In all seriousness, this is one you and your mates most definitely want to catch!


Sargantanas Vespa Meeting

7 & 8 October

After a hectic summer on the roads, what better way to see the byways of Ibiza than from the back of a classic Vespa in the company of friends and enthusiasts? Stopping for refreshments, chatting and taking in the island’s glorious autumnal landscape, Sargantanas Vespa Meeting is run by Ibiza Vespúnics, a local group who share their love of the island and passion for vintage Vespas with all comers.

If you’d like to join them, visit the link above, register on the group's website, and then head to Fountain Square in San Antonio for an unforgettable two-day island adventure


Walk around the island with Walking Ibiza

Every day from 9 – 21 October

Discover Ibiza on foot with this amazing 260-km, 12-day journey around its entire coastline in the knowledgeable, welcoming company of local hiking fans, Walking Ibiza. Gain a whole new perspective on the island and, who knows - perhaps your own life – while admiring its natural beauty, getting fit and making new friends.

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Jazz Point Ibiza

13, 14, 15 and 16 October 2022

Featuring some of the planet’s top jazz musicians, the third edition of the International Jazz Festival "Jazz Point Ibiza" is a must-see for lovers of top-notch jazz, funk and soul.  Showcasing the cream of local and international talent, this four-day festival with amazing performances, “Master Class” workshops and a stomping closing party is always a hit with jazz enthusiasts and the general public alike. Get your tickets here. 


Octubre Fest 

22 October

For the 14th time, the jolly folk of San Rafael combine the world's favourite beverage, with top-notch rock and roll for their version of a traditional Oktoberfest. The village streets will be closed to traffic giving space to locals and happy holidaymakers to stagger about in safety. 

From 20:00 the line-up includes some of the best local Rock Music talent: The New Young Polaks (Blues & Rock), Flordhiguera (Cumbia) and Billy Flamingos (Alternative Rock), plus Niños Raros, Indie Rockers from Madrid. It all adds up to a night of pumped-up revelry in the heart of the island. 


Full Moon Events

9 October

The October full moon, aka the Hunter’s Moon, takes place on 9 October. Check out our events guide to find out what’s going on around the island in connection with this bewitching celestial occurrence.


Personal Growth and Wellness Retreats

Throughout October

October is blessed with a number of amazing opportunities for high-class pampering and personal exploration in the form of workshops and retreats in some awe-inspiring locations around Ibiza. See our guide for more information.


Musically, October is shaping up to be a blast thanks to a varied assortment of concerts,  performances and festivals that are bound to meet with a great reception among residents and holidaymakers alike.

On 12 October, a national holiday in Spain, Pikes Ibiza Hotel is home to the season closing party of Disco Disco, the London-based feel-good, inclusive brand that’s known for its unbridled love of disco music. Get your best retro togs on, head to Pikes and relive those carefree, halcyon days of the 70s, 80s and 90s (21 years of age and over only).

On 15 October, Es Birra in the resort of Es Caná is hosting a special concert by two members of the legendary Argentine blues band, La Mississippi. This is a one-off event on Ibiza, so get your tickets now and prepare for a night of top-flight blues music.

The following week 21 and 22 October the fun at Es Birra continues with the two-day Can Rock Festival. Offering an eclectic mix of genres such as alternative rock, punk rock, black and thrash metal, hardcore and more, this mini-festival features some great local and national bands

Every weekend in October, there is an opportunity to enjoy classical Chamber Music at the Cultural Centre of Jesús as part of the Chamber Music Festival of Santa Eulària des Riu. Now in its third year, this is another cultural event which continues to grow and thrive on the diverse island of Ibiza.  Check the full programme here 

Every Tuesday throughout October, grill specialists Cas Costas host an authentic flamenco night. Welcoming and rustic, it’s the perfect place to savour high-quality charcoal-grilled meats while listening to the best Flamenco live music. Reserve your table now for a night filled with amazing sounds and delicious food...Olé!


Closing Parties

First half of October

Up until recent years, September was the month for Ibiza's closing parties, but now that the season goes on longer, October has become equally important in any diehard clubber's diary. Check out our comprehensive guide to all the action at the end of summer 2022, and book your nights out at the planet's most sensational clubbing season finale!

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