Caleta de Fuste & Antigua Carnivals 2023: Dates & Events

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The municipality of Antigua organizes each year 2 carnivals, under the same theme: the first one is in Antigua and the second one in the popular tourist resort of Caleta de Fuste.

In recent years the authorities in many municipalities in the Canary Islands (not just in Fuerteventura), have chosen to integrate the local community in choosing the theme of the event, so they sometimes organize a vote in order to select the allegory for the carnival.

Antigua Carnival 2023: 9 - 12 February

The Carnivals in Antigua will be celebrated in the month of February from 9th until the 12th. Everyone involved with the event is enthusiastic that the carnival will be celebrated normally once again in 2023.

The Carnival of the Municipality of Antigua presents a lineup of live performances, parades, juggling, children's shows, batucadas, carnival arenas through the main streets and festivals for all audiences, announces the mayor, Matías Peña García.

Caleta de Fuste Carnival 2023: 17 - 19 February

February will once again be the month when residents and visitors alike will get dressed in bright colors, wear costumes and enjoy the party where nobody is who they seem to be.

While in Antigua the carnival is celebrated from February 9 to 12, in Caleta de Fuste the carnival will take place from February 17 untile February 19.

Orchestras such as the Grupo Bomba, Kandela, N-Klave or Wamampi from La Gomera will star in the Verbenas at the Antigua carnival site, to which are added in Caleta de Fuste the performances and concerts of the groups Maldita EGB, Nuevo Klan, Qué Chimba, together with the well-known DJ Clandestina and Valdivia.

Events at the carnival in Caleta de Fuste, Fuerteventura

These are the usual events that are organized during the carnival in Caleta de Fuste. These events take place over the course of several days, with various activities organized each day. 

  • The opening gala of the Carnival with dance performances
  • Music with groups
  • Daytime Carnival Grand Carnival Parade departing from Street/.José Franchi Roca (Hotel San Jorge) continuing until the Public Square of Caleta de Fuste (opposite Hotel Barcelo)
  • Daytime Carnival Activities for the Kids
  • Grand Burning of the Sardine (Traditionally the Carnival ends with the
  • “Entierro de la Sardina” Funeral of the Sardine, a giant sardine made of paper is carried in a mock funeral style procession)
  • Live Music (traditionally in honour of the widows of the Sardine) 


  • Friday, February 17th - Batucada, Reina Infantil and Gran Gala Drag in Caleta de Fuste from 6 pm. The Batucada Sambukka runs through the streets of Caleta de Fuste this Friday, February 17 from 6:00 p.m., inviting residents, tourists and all carnival-goers to participate in the presentation of the Children's Queen and her Ladies of Honor, giving way to the Gran Gala Drag presented in Spanish and English by the elegant and well-known presenter Jose Bolaños. The night will close with a performance by the Tío Matt group and fusion music by DJ Joe Valdivia.
  • Saturday, February 18th - The Carnival Parade runs through the streets of Caleta de Fuste this Saturday from 6:00 pm arriving at the fairgrounds where the performances of the groups Kandela and its orchestra and Nuevo Klan will take place.
  • Sunday, February 19th - from tears in the Burial of the Sardine will skip to the Verbena de las Viudas with DJ Clandestina.
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