Fiesta de la Primavera on the 26th of March marks the season opening in Ibiza for 2017.
This famous spring festival is organized by Atzaró, an holiday farm with spa and a beautiful huge garden.
Last year it was my first time at Festa de la Primavera and, wow, when I passed through the entrance I found myself in a sort of Ibizan Wonderland.
From noon to the late night, visitors of the Festival can enjoy nature, food, workshops, shopping, live music, art, activities and much more.
The best thing is that everyone is welcome to Fiesta de la Primavera: local residents, tourists, artists, Ibiza lovers, but also families with children. There is an entire area dedicated to them where they can have fun, playing and sharing activities with each other or with their parents.
The garden of Atzaró is decorated with attention for Fiesta de la Primavera, so the atmosphere is very engaging. There are different areas and each one has its own background music played all day long by live bands or djs. And if you get tired of uptempo music, you can reach the chill-out area to find some peace.
You know, music is always a value for a festival but food is the best part for me – maybe because I’m Italian! At Fiesta de la Primavera there are plenty of food&drink stands. You can choose to eat whatever you prefer: from bbq to paella, from vegan food to desserts, and a buffet is available for the entire day.
After eating you can rest a little bit in the nature or find out what other surprise the Fiesta has for you. First, you can visit the art exhibition or enjoy some special performances, such as those of dancers and circus artists. Then, you can get lost in the bohemian street market. More than 30 stands selling art, fashion, crafts, jewelry are waiting for you. It is impossible not to find the perfect souvenir or gifts for family and friends.
To enter the Festival it is better to buy the ticket online, on the official website. The ticket includes the entrance, a drink but also a little donation to the non-profit association ‘Atzaró Fundraising’, that supports local charities and environmental organizations. After buying the ticket, you can create a cashless account and link your ticket to it: you put your credit in it and then, at the Festival, you can pay using only your personal wristband (available for you at the entrance). So convenient!
Getting to Atzaró for the Fiesta is quite easy. The best way – as the organization itself suggests – is to take the free Minibuses that regularly departs from the parking of Palacio De Congresos in Santa Eulalia. It is comfortable and safe.
For me Festa de la Primavera has undoubtedly been the perfect experience to welcome Spring but, most of all, it’s been a good occasion to discover another side of the cultural and social life in Ibiza, besides the well-known beaches or clubs.