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A holiday in Gran Canaria is probably your best bet for a sunny and warm Christmas, along with the rest of the Canary Islands, which have the best climate in Europe during winter.
With Halloween fastly approaching, there are lots of events and parties announced in Gran Canaria for the spookiest night of the year.
In normal times, if you were to be in the area of Maspalomas around February or March, we would recommend you to join the fun in the International Carnival of Maspalomas. But in 2021 there will be no carnival, due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.
Gran Canaria has announced that the 2021 edition of the carnival in Las Palmas will be suspended, as there is no safe way to celebrate the carnival during the pandemic.
The world of Carnival will have to wait until 2022 for the celebration of another edition in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. The Carnival department works on a series of acts that, throughout 2021, will keep the essence of the party alive.
The event first started in Gran Canaria in 2001 and since then it kept growing every year, with thousands of people coming to the island just to participate.
The Agüimes City Council has announced in an official statement that they are suspending the costume contest (Murgas contest) in the 2021 edition of their carnival. There has been no other announcement regarding the dates of the event and the authorities say they are working to find a safe way to celebrate this event in their municipality.
Fiesta de Charco is celebrated each year on 11 September, in La Aldea de San Nicolas and it's part of the celebrations dedicated to the patron Saint of this municipality in Gran Canaria.
Maspalomas Costa Canaria Soul Festival is a unique type of event in all the Canary Islands, which is celebrated with a lot of "soul" on the beach in San Agustin, close to Maspalomas and Playa del Ingles.
This year will be the 44th edition of Canary Islands Rally (previously knows as El Corte Ingles Rally) and the event was supposed to take place during the first weekend of May in Gran Canaria, but it was postponed.
The 2020 Carnival of La Aldea de San Nicolás will be dedicated to 'One Thousand and One Nights' theme. This theme was chosen by 496 people, out of the 936 who participated in the survey held by the Council of Culture and Celebrations, conducted by Cleofé Cubas, on the municipal website.
Gran Canaria is well known as a great place for partying, so during the Carnival season, the island is full of music, energy, and color. Everyone is invited to take part in the festivities and enjoy the free spirit of Gran Canaria!
"Tales and fables" will be the allegory of the Carnival in Gáldar in 2020, after the theme was elected with 37% of the votes, by the participants in this online election.
If you're in Gran Canaria in January, we recommend that you plan a visit to the municipality of Valsequillo de Gran Canaria to see the almond trees in blossom and participate in the local events organized to celebrate this moment.
On the 5th of January 2020, the entire island of Gran Canaria will celebrate the visit of the three wise men: Balthasar of Arabia, Melchior of Persia and Gaspar of India. Remember also that January 6th is a bank holiday and most of the shops will be closed.
Gran Canaria is a great party destination in Europe, especially during the winter months when the rest of continental Europe is fighting snow, low temperatures and gloomy days with no sunshine.
Coming on holiday to Arguineguin or Puerto de Mogan in 2021 and you don't want to miss one of the best events of the year? Then you have to take part in the carnival, which is a great way to mix with the locals, participate in the parade and have a great time during your stay on the island.
Located in the north-west part of Gran Canaria, Agaete also organizes its own carnival event, just like many other municipalities on the island. The event is especially popular among locals, so it's a good occasion to mix with the local people and get to know more about their culture and ways of celebrating.
Telde City Council has not announced yet any details about the theme for the 2021 Carnival in Telde, Gran Canaria.
The Canary Islands Wine, Cheese and Honey Fair will be organized on November 2nd and 3rd in the municipality of Valsequillo in Gran Canaria.
WOMAD Festival 2019 will bring to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria the essence of traditional melodies from Africa, America, Asia and Europe, in a combination of rhythms that have transformed the popular music of the twentieth century.
The Agaete City Council presents the 2019 Agaete Chill Out program that will take place in Puerto de Las Nieves on September 27th, 28th and 29th.
EVENT IN SEPTEMBER - OCTOBER 2019 IN GRAN CANARIA Fiesta de San Miguel in Valsequillo de Gran Canaria: September 13th - October 6th, 2019
EVENT IN GRAN CANARIA - SEPTEMBER 2019 Fiesta de Nuestra Senora de los Dolores in the capital of Gran Canaria
The municipality of Mogán will hold the IVth edition of the Mango and Summer Avocado Fair next Sunday, September 1st, in Las Gañanías Square in Puerto de Mogán. This edition will include a wide variety of mango and avocados, which are expected to be of really good quality, due to the climatic conditions which have allowed the farmers to obtain a good harvest this year.
This event is open to beginners also and it is a great way to start triathlons! The online registration process is open for:
The Dunas Festival has a long standing tradition in Gran Canaria, celebrated for the first time in 2007. This year the festival will celebrate its 10th anniversary and you can expect a party like no other!
It looks like 2016 brings more interesting in Christmas events in the Canary Islands, as tourism grows and the local authorities are looking to offer more entertainment.
March is a great month to visit Gran Canaria if you are looking to escape the cold back home since most of Europe is still fighting low temperatures at this time of year. And if you're from Ireland and you're regretting the fact that you'll miss the St. Patrick's Day celebration back home, then worry no more, since there are plenty of Irish bars in Gran Canaria and you'll be spoiled for choice.
Gran Canaria is recognized as a great place for partying, so during the Carnival days the island is full of life, music and color. Everyone is invited to take part in the festivities and enjoy the free spirit of Gran Canaria!
Gran Canaria has announced the dates and more details regarding the carnival in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, including the theme and the competition for the poster.
UPDATE: See the most recent info about the latest edition of the carnival in Aguimes Aguimes has been one of the first towns in Gran Canaria to announce the dates and the theme for the carnival in 2018. The theme was chosen as usually by the Carnival Commission.
UPDATE: See the info about the latest edition of the carnival in Telde The City Council of Telde in Gran Canaria have recently organized a public vote on Facebook and Google Form in order to choose the theme for the carnival next year.
Another carnival in the Canary Islands has been announced: The International Carnival of Maspalomas. If you're also interested in the festival happening in the capital, see the dedicated page for the Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Carnival 2018.
Gran Canaria Wind and Waves Festival - 8 July to 16 July 2017 Windsurf World Cup - Festival Pozo Izquierdo The registration for the championship will start on Sunday, July 9th and during the day time you will be able to see the participants competing and at night there will be music and other activities organized.
The famous artist Elton John will come to the island of Gran Canaria for a long awaited concert this year!