Candelaria Carnival 2020

Published on February 15, 2020
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The carnival in Candelaria is usually celebrated after the big carnivals in Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Puerto de la Cruz come to an end.

Carnival Gala, Encuentro de Murgas, Drag Gala, Daytime Carnival and the Parade (Coso) are the main attractions of the celebrations in Candelaria. So if you've missed the carnival in the capital or you just want to enjoy a local fiesta in Candelaria, come and join the party.

Candelaria Carnival Dates: from 8 to 15 March 2020

The Circus will be the theme of the Candelaria Carnival in 2020 - this edition will take place from March 8 until March 15. 

The opening night of the events is the presentation of the candidates for the Carnival Queen title. The next week on Friday it's usually the Election of the Carnival Queen, followed by the Meeting of Murgas on the next day. On Sunday the day usually starts with a parade for the children "El Cosito" and it's then followed by Daytime Carnival in Candelaria. 

The next weekend starts with the Drag Queen Gala and the carnival ends on Saturday with the big parade in Candelaria and the big party carnival party afterwards.  

Schedule for the 2020 edition of the Carnival in Candelaria 

  • Theme: The Circus

See our recommendations for things to do in Candelaria

Saturday, March 7

  • CHILDREN'S COSTUMES CONTEST.
  • 5 pm Puntalarga Shopping Center.
  • Organized by: Puntalarga Shopping Center.

Sunday, March 8

  • OPENING OF THE CARNIVAL AND PRESENTATION OF THE CANDIDATES TO QUEEN.
  • 20.00 Plaza of the Puntalarga Shopping Center.

Thursday, March 12

  • CHOICE OF ELECTION OF THE QUEEN OF CARNIVAL.
  • 9.00 p.m. Patron Square of the Canary Islands.
  • Overture with the participation of choreographic groups and artists.
  • Entertainment by TROPICANA CHILDREN'S COMPARSA, AGRUPACIÓN DE MAYORES ANTÓN GUANCHE, BATUCADA ALMAGEC and COMPARSA TROPICANA.

Friday, March 13th

  • 19th REGIONAL MEETING OF MURGAS
  • 9.00 p.m. Patron Square of the Canary Islands.
  • Winners in the interpretation section of the Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Contests.
  • Guest Murga: LOS ARREMANGADOS.
  • Live broadcast on the 2 TVE in the Canary Islands.

Saturday, March 14

  • Carnival Parade
  • 6 pm From Punta Larga to the Plaza de la Patrona de Canarias.
  • With the participation of the Queen, Ladies and groups of the Carnival of Tenerife.
  • DANCE WITH ACAPULCO, REVELATION, BEATRIZ ASTURIAS GROUP AND SPECIAL REVENUENTRO DE LA ORQUESTA ORCHESTRAS THE GUANCHES OF CANDELARIA.
  • 20.00 Patron Square of the Canary Islands.

Sunday, March 15

  • "EL COSITO". PARADE OF THE CHILDREN'S CENTERS OF CANDELARIA.
  • 12.30 p.m. From the Plaza de Teror to the Plaza de la Patrona de Canarias.
  • CHOREOGRAPHICAL FESTIVAL.
  • 1:00 p.m. Patron Square of the Canary Islands.
  • DAYTIME CARNIVAL.
  • 2 pm to 9 pm Patron Square of the Canary Islands.
  •  ORCHESTAS MALIBÚ AND JOHNNY MACHINERY.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Candelaria

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