Fiesta of Sant Bartomeu fireworks in San Antonio Ibiza
A huge fireworks display is set to light up the skies across the harbour of San Antonio this Monday (24th August) as part of the Fiesta of Sant Bartomeu (St. Bartholomew).
The fireworks display is the main event of the three week fiesta which has been running since the early August and ends on the 22nd September and includes Concerts, sports tournaments, cultural activities, competitions, workshops for children, funfair and folklore displays.
However the 24th of August being Sant Bartomeu day is the biggest day of celebration and will see several activities taking place starting at 8pm with a Mascletada (Large firecrackers) at 22.45 a parade and Coroffoc, (a fire run a lot like Somerset Squibbing) originally used to ward off evil spirits, although in the modern day it seems to be to help the fiesta go off with a bang, quite literally.
In between the fiery displays will be traditional folk dancing displays, bands and hot chocolate.
These events will take place at Plaza Espanya beside the fountains.
The main fireworks display is at Midnight over the bay, fired from beside the Hawaii hotel) and you should be able to see and hear them from along the waterfront and from S’arenal Beach.