The 25th of July is Sant Jaume, patron saint of Alcúdia, a festivity that is celebrated in style in different towns on the island. A week before the date, the festivities begin in the municipality in the north of Mallorca with concerts, open-air dances, theatre, exhibitions and religious celebrations

Alcúdia celebrates the day of its patron saint, Sant Jaume, with a full programme of activities that centre on the big day, the 25th of July. This year also marks the 500th anniversary of the granting of the title of City to Alcúdia in 1523.

Among the outstanding events, every three years the Triennal del Sant Crist takes place, a deeply-rooted religious mass and procession that arouses great devotion among the ‘alcudiencs’. The origin of this procession dates back to 1507. According to tradition, the image of Sant Crist sweated blood and water, thus putting an end to a period of drought. The next Triennal is in 2025.

And as the icing on the cake, on the night of Sant Jaume, a fireworks display is held next to the wall, which puts an end to a week of festivities and fun, although the different activities continue until the 30th of July.

Programme of the Festes de Sant Jaume 2023 in Alcúdia

Saturday 22nd July

  • From 9.00 am to 1.00 pm. Archery demonstration and paella lunch. Price: 10 €. Contact: 651 438 350. Cap Gros.
  • 10,00 h. Chess tournament for children and non-federated beginners and veterans. On the 1st floor Can Ramis. Passeig de Pere Ventayol.
  • 16.00 h. 55th Sant Jaume 2023 chess tournament. Active chess championship of Mallorca. Registration fee 5€ (local players free). Players must be federated. 1st floor Can Ramis. Passeig de Pere Ventayol.
  • 19.00 h. Gran Verbena Mallorca Music Festival. Campet de les ànimes de Pol-lèntia.

Sunday 23rd July

  • 17,00 h. Local ecological dish shooting and ‘pamboli’ a la fresca. Cap Gros.

Monday 24th July

  • 21,00 h. Stay Homas and Plan-ET concert. The only concert in Mallorca. Price: 15 €. Free admission for children under 8 years old. Tickets on sale at Bullring.

Tuesday 25th July

  • 11,30h. Parade of the Alcúdia Municipal Music Band, conducted by Jaume Garcia. Plaça de la Porta de Mallorca.
  • 12,00 h. Solemn mass. Sant Jaume parish church.
  • 13,15 h. Traditional refreshments in the Hall, especially Sant Jaume. Town Hall Assembly Hall.
  • 22,00 h. The Alcúdia Municipal Music Band presents: “El rei lleó, en concert”. Passeig de la Mare de Déu de la Victòria.
  • 24,00 h. End of festival with fireworks display. Plaça de Carles V.

Saturday 29th July

  • From 9.00 am to 8.00 pm. Beach volleyball tournament. Adult category, male and female. Information: Albert 687 10 88 11. Ciutat Blanca sports area.

Sunday 30 July

  • From 9.00 am to 2.00 pm. Beach Volleyball Tournament. Men’s and women’s beginners’ category. Information: Albert 687 10 88 11. Ciutat Blanca sports area.