March 25th,

After a day of heavy rain, the sunshine came out for the second edition of The Spring Fair in Port Adriano. From 11:00 to 19:00, an area of the port was dedicated exclusively to family fun.

There was plenty to keep the kids entertained at the fair this year. A colourful obstacle course on one side was perfect for the most energetic. The competitive raced each other through tunnels and over platforms, while volunteers from the Spanish Army kept a watchful eye on their acrobatics. A huge bouncy castle with a slide provided another outlet of energy and there were sing-alongs and a junior Zumba class, with the company Bailando con Mamá, directed from centre stage that it was provided for the City Council of Calvià, who collaborated with us also in this solidarity event. Protección Civil collaborated of our event putting its tent where the assistants could learn the cpr techniques applicable in emergency situations.

All proceeds, including the 3€ entrance fee, went to the charity Sonrisa Médica, which literally means ‘Medical Smile’. The charity’s aim is to transform public hospitals into happy places and it achieves this thanks to the hard work and enthusiasm of thirteen professional clowns. Impresrapit take part for this event  printing of entrance tickets, food and drink, as well as the information panels of the event.

The Falleros de El Toro cooked a traditional Valencian paella of chicken, rabbit and pork. The paella took two and a half hours to make and served two hundred people. Serving began at 14:00 and, half an hour later, they were scraping up the last spoonfuls. It was absolutely delicious and only 2€. If cooking for two hundred sounds daunting, that’s nothing to the experienced chefs, because they would be making a paella for 600 people the following week! We have had as well the collaboration of one of our restaurants Vino del Mar. They offered us 8 cakes, which our guests could enjoy during the event.

After lunch, families moved their chairs towards the stage and children got excited as one of their favourite characters was due to appear any minute. Yes, the Spring Fair had attracted none other than Elsa from Frozen! Dressed in her iconic blue gown and with her thick blonde braid, she greeted the children in her honey voice. She apologised for Anna’s absence. Apparently, Olav had eaten so much chocolate the night before, that she had had to stay in the castle to look after him. This show was organized for Mallorca Big Party, a company who join us this day, painting the children´s face and with another funny activities.

A few brave children had their go on the microphone and everyone who knew Let it go! (or rather, Spanish version: Suéltaloooo!) happily belted it out. Afterwards, children lined up to have their picture taking with the celebrity.

La Fiesta de la Primavera delivered a fun day out for the kids and all for a wonderful cause. It was a successful because 800 people joined us for this event. All the volunteers were friendly and enthusiastic and the weather kept its end of the bargain too, providing plenty of sunshine and a fresh spring breeze. This is just one of the many events Port Adriano is hosting this coming year!

This text is from Emily Benet, Mallorca Reporter that you can find here: