San Antonio’s Sant Bartomeu Fiestas 2016.
Sant Bartomeu is San Antonio’s patron saint, and the fiestas in his honour run from 18th August to 4th September.
During that time there will be all manner of arts, dance, music, sports and cultural activities and events, with some geared specifically to children.
Key highlights are:-
Held at midnight on the feast day of Sant Bartomeu, the spectacular fireworks can be seen from most coastline areas in San Antonio and the Bay of San Antonio. See below for some great locations.
Friday September 2nd and Saturday September 3rd – annual Romans V Carthaginians fiesta
Friday 2nd from 6pm-2am including the inauguration of the fiesta with kids events, music, and DJ’s
Saturday 3rd 6pm on S’Arenal beach for the main event as the Romans and Carthaginians battle it out with the much loved tomato fight scheduled for 8pm
Sunday September 4th – Holi festival of colour
This year’s Saint Bartholomew (Sant Bartomeu) fiesta in San Antonio includes a Holi Festival of Colour for the first time. This seems an appropriate inclusion as Bartomeu is credited as taking Christianity to India. 7pm at Ses Variades
A full programme of the fiestas (Spanish and Catalan only) is available for download here SantBartomeu2016
Fireworks 24th August
Many of the waterfront bars and restaurants in the bay will have special dinners on the night of Sant Bartomeu.
- Tulipan (Tulip)
The S’Arenal beachfront chic and chill ambience we love at Tulipan, is a great setting and on the night of Sant Bartomeu they are taking bookings for their prime frontline seating areas. A minimum spend of 100€ will get you comfy couches from which to watch the display, and between a few people that really is no money at all. For bookings
- Villa Mercedes
Villa Mercedes are offering their regular and always excellent range of set and a la carte menus and will also be providing live music to add to the fiesta feeling. One of the great advantages of Villa Mercedes is that their stepped terrace affords plenty of unobstructed viewing positions but we would still advise to book ASAP
Rio are San Antonio’s newest well-dressed kid on the very stylish marina block, and they have chosen the night of the fireworks for the official opening of their rooftop terrace which is bound to be a spectacular setting and in effect offering you two parties in one. With the opening of the rooftop it will be the first night that Rio can be seen in all of its glory and as a very welcome addition to the San Antonio scene, it is getting rave reviews from everybody that has visited for its food, music, arts and other events.
- Rooftop Nine
Another new addition for 2016 is Rooftop Nine. As the name suggests, it’s the rooftop terrace of Sol House Ibiza Rocks hotel which opened this year following a multi-million euro refurbishment of the previous well known Pint Playa hotel. With 360 degree views, Rooftop Nine has to be up there as one of the very best viewing positions.