Sant Francesc fair is one of the traditional fairs of Mallorca
The fair of Sant Francesc in Muro, is actually one of the oldest fairs held on Mallorca. It goes all the way back to the early 18th century, and features an agricultural theme with live stock exhibitions, stalls of crafts and many entertaining performances.
The fair of Sant Francesc has changed it character throughout the decades, and is now a fun and cultural activity suited for both locals and visitors.
The Sant Francesc fair, is also a great opportunity to visit the normally closed convent of Santa Anna located in the center of Muro. Between the beautiful cloister of the convent and in the courtyard, you are invited to explore life in the convent as it was centuries ago, and to many still is.
Carabassamba Festival 2017
The day of Sant Francesc, is on the 23th of April, but activities in Muro runs throughout all weekend from the 21th – this year with a special appearance.
From 19:00, the streets of Muro is filled with exotic samba rhythms as the Carabassamba festival starts of the festivities. Dancing groups from all over the world are gathered here in Muro to give you a spectacular performance in traditional Brazilian samba dance to the rhythms of several music artists and DJ’s such as Dj. Chicote (Rio de Janeiro),
Markinhos (Rio de Janeiro),
Samba no Pé (Rio de Janeiro)
Performing groups during the Carabassamba festival are:
Abundant samba school (Sweden), samba schools Batur (Austria)
Corretta Samba & Sambadaran (Italy), Joy Cologne (Germany), Sambafunk Factory (France), Samba Uniao (Germany) Creative Guild School
Samba Ondaratrack (Valencia) • Thread loxera (Binissalem) Sandungueros
(Tiles), Bloco Ayan (Palma), Pachamama (Santa Maria) Gorimba (Selva)
Samba Aki (Bunyola) Saravia (Santa Maria) Boutukada (Costitx) Kintrofà
Tapas route of Muro
To get the best start of the weekend and the many festive events of the Sant Francesc fair, Muro has arranged a FREE train ride between some of the best tapas bars in Muro for you enjoy and taste.
Muro is located close to the nature reserve and wetlands of s’Albufereta from where the town gets fresh eel from, a real local delicacy.
Day of Sant Francesc fair
On Sunday April 23, the “real” Sant Francesc fair starts at 10:30.
The fair kicks of with an artesian show, accompanied by traditional music performances on the Mallorcan xeremiers (a type of bagpipe) that moves through town.
Some things to experience on the Sant Francesc fair are:
- Sale of plants and flowers.
- Traditional stalls with handmade products.
- Exhibition of animals.
- Sale of toys, rides, fairground stalls
and “Food trucks.”
- Exhibition of new cars, classic and vintage motorbikes.
- Traditional market of fruits and vegetables