A complete guide of the best events in the Canary Islands (Spain).
If you're in the area of Maspalomas around the middle of March, you must join in on the 2020 International Carnival of Maspalomas.
Each August, El Puertito de Adeje celebrates its annual fiestas dedicated to the Virgen del Carmen.
Gran Canaria is well known as a great place for partying, so during the Carnival season the island is full of music, energy and colour. Everyone is invited to take part in the festivities and enjoy the free spirit of Gran Canaria!
Carnival season is a popular time for the Canary Islands in general - all the islands have big parties during this time and its a great atmosphere for tourists.
Out of all the carnivals in Fuerteventura, the carnaval in Corralejo is probably the most expected one of all.
Arrecife is the capital of Lanzarote and it's quite a busy town, where not many tourists venture during their holidays. But the carnival in Arrecife is a large and animated event, popular among locals and a great way to experience a night of fiesta among the island's residents.
Looking for great beer and a party atmosphere during your holiday? Look no further and come to this exciting event in Tenerife - Oktoberfest 2018 in Puerto de la Cruz, an event that the town has been celebrating since 1973.
FUERTEBIKE 2019 is one of the most important biking events in the Canary Islands, not just Fuerteventura, which this year will reach its 6th edition.
Every island or the Canaries has its own carnival season and in El Hierro the main event happens in La Frontera, in the area Tigaday, the most commercial part of town.
Telde City Council has called a vote to choose the theme for the 2020 Carnival in Telde, Gran Canaria. This isn't the first time that the Department of Celebrations organizes this event, with the hopes ...
Aguimes has been one of the first towns in Gran Canaria to announce the period and the theme for the 2020 carnival. The election of the allegory of the carnival in Agüimes for next year took place at the meeting of the carnival commission which was held, Tuesday, June 25th, to assess the events held in this year's carnival.
Ayuntamiento de la Oliva have announced the program for the upcoming Fiestas de Virgen del Carmen in Corralejo and now we have an official schedule for the events. The series of events will last for most ...
Easter Sunday in 2017: 16 April Easter Week or Semana Santa: 9 April - 15 April Easter is an important holiday in Tenerife and in all of Spain, so there are many religious celebrations organized for this event.
The anual Craft Fair in Fuerteventura, also known as Feria Insular de Artesania has reached its 32nd edition in 2019.
St. Patrick's Day is usually celebrated in Fuerteventura, especially in the north, in Corralejo, where there is a large community of Irish residents. All of the Irish pubs in Corralejo participate in the celebration of St. Patrick's day with live music, Irish stew and of course lots of Irish beer.
This is an annual event in the resort of Puerto del Carmen, organized by the Hindu community. HOLI is celebrated to welcome the spring with lots of colors. It means the victory of the good over the evil.
This year will mark the 6th Edition for the Feria del Queso y la Cabra - Festival of Cheese & Goat in Playa Blanca, Lanzarote. This event has started back in 2013 and it has gained huge popularity among tourists and locals alike.
The council of Tias has presented the poster and schedule for the celebration of St. Patrick's Day 2018 in Puerto del Carmen. The resorts has celebrated this day every year and everything is organized with the help of the Irish community in Lanzarote.
This year, the tourism office for Guia de Isora will organize the 5th edition for the Tapas & Wine Night in Playa San Juan.
This year will be the 41th edition of Canary Islands Rally (previously knows as El Corte Ingles Rally) and the event will be happening during the first weekend of May in Gran Canaria.
The festival Fuerteventura en Musica (FEM) has already been confirmed as they announced the dates for the 2019 edition. The organizational work has already started and soon we will know the first names of the artists that will perform during the event.
In 2019, for the 34th year in a row, the World Cup Surfing Championship will take place in Fuerteventura, on the famous Sotavento beach.
Wondering what to do in Los Cristianos during you holiday here? If you're in Tenerife this November, then you can't miss the Wine Festival in Los Cristianos!
This event is open to beginners also and it is a great way to start triathlons! The online registration process is open for:
Coming to Tenerife for Easter break? Farra World starts the festive season with an entire weekend of music and party in Costa Adeje!
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! ...
This year the big White Party in Santa Cruz de La Palma will be celebrated on the 24th of February, filling the streets with music, dancing and...talcum powder of course!
On Valentine's Day, most restaurants and bars on the island have special promotions and menus, dedicated to couples who want to come and celebrate this day.
Every year, between the months of January and March, Lanzarote is in a festive mood, with all the fiestas and carnivals that are happening around the island. This year the main events will take place in Arrecife, Puerto del Carmen, Playa Blanca and Costa Teguise.
The Carnival in Santa Cruz de Tenerife is the biggest party in the Canary Islands, when all the fun moves out on the streets of the capital! Theme of the Tenerife Carnival in 2017: Carribean
On the 5th of January 2019, 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.
Christmas in Fuerteventura is a unique experience, a mix of wonderful weather and mostly sunny days. And what's better than a sun tan in December? If you decide to spend your winter holiday here, you are lucky because there is nothing better than Christmas on the beach!
Christmas in Lanzarote is a wonderful experience, with the island all decorated for the holidays and New Year's. So if you want to escape the cold and have a merry and sunny Christmas, Lanzarote might just be the perfect holiday destination for you.
If you're planning on spending New Year's Eve in Fuerteventura this year, then you have to attend one of the many parties organized on the island. Most of the large tourist resorts in Fuerteventura - Corralejo, Caleta de Fuste and Morro Jable have New Year's parties each year, followed by fireworks to mark the event.
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.
The city of San Cristobal de La Laguna in Tenerife will host in 2016 it's first Christmas Market. The event will coincide this week with the celebration of 17 years since the city of La Laguna was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1999. Several documentaries will be shown to the public in Doctor Olivera Square, starting at 19:30 and 21:30 on Friday 9 December 2016 and Saturday 10 December 2016.
There will be parties and fireworks in most of the resorts and towns in Tenerife, so you can choose the one that is most convenient. Bars and restaurants also offer special dinners or parties, but you need to book in advance usually. The menus usually start at 100 Euros per person and go well up if you choose to book at a high class restaurant.
The arrival of the Three Kings is an important event in the Spanish Culture, with festivities taking place in almost any city in Spain. The celebration starts on the night of 5th January, with a parade called Cabalgada de los Reyes Magos.
The Department for Tourism has announced a new event for June, organized in Costa Teguise - Lanzarote.
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.
Like most other towns in Tenerife, Buenavista del Norte celebrates its own carnival.
The City Council of Los Silos organizes a carnival each year in Caleta de Interian and it's a nice event to attend if you are staying in the area while visiting Tenerife. While not as big and imposing as the carnival in Santa Cruz or other carnivals in the bigger towns and resorts, this local festival has its charm and provides a few fun times for locals and visitors as well.
Cultural October in the municipality of La Oliva, Fuerteventura Blues is coming to the streets of Corralejo on the 25th and 26th of October in an epic event that will celebrate this year its 12th Edition.
Like the rest of Spain, Tenerife celebrates the Eve of St. John the Baptist on the night of June 23rd with big bonfires all over the island. This is a festival of pagan origin and it is usually associated with the summer solstice.
Los Gigantes usually celebrates its carnival later than other municipalities in Tenerife. One can usually calculate the dates for the carnival in Los Gigantes by looking at the schedule for the main carnival in Santa Cruz.
Los Cristianos is the host of one of the largest carnivals in Tenerife South and in 2018 over 35.000 people have participated in the main parade (El Coso Apoteosico del Carnaval de Los Cristianos).
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.
All the municipalities in Fuerteventura are celebrating each year the carnival season and the south of the island makes no exception.
Date: Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April 7 Time: 10 am - 8 pm Place: Pinolere Ethnographic Park (La Orotava)
If you want to experience a carnival in Tenerife North, you can try the small town Santa Ursula, situated relatively close to La Orotava and Puerto de la Cruz.
I Love Music Festival is the main electronic music festival in Tenerife. In 2019 the festival will celebrate its 10th edition.
The town of Puerto de la Cruz has already announced the dates and the theme for their carnival in 2020.
The voting for the theme of the 2020 carnival in Santa Cruz de Tenerife was started on February 15th 2019, while that year's edition of the carnaval was still ongoing. The result of the voting was announced during the final weekend of that year's event.
If you want to experience a carnival in Tenerife North, then we recommend that you go to Tacoronte, an authentic place, which organizes a big event each year.
Los Silos is one of the many towns in Tenerife that organizes an interesting carnival each year. In 2019 the theme of the carnival was From Egypt to Los Silos.
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.
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.
If you're traveling to Tenerife in March, don't miss celebrating St. Patrick's day in the south of the island, where there are lots of Irish bars that do big celebrations on that day.
Located in the north-west part of Gran Canaria, Agaete also organizes its own carnival event, just like many other municipalities on the island.
Located in the northern part of Tenerife, Los Realejos celebrates each year its own carnival, like many other towns on the island. In 2019 the theme is inspired by the famous movie trilogy "A night at the museum", where all the pieces in the museum's exhibit come to life.
Most people visiting Tenerife have heard about Icod de los Vinos for one reason: the famous Drago Milenario tree, the symbol of the town. icod-de-los-vinos
As one of the most charming towns in Tenerife, Garachico celebrates its own carnival, usually in February or March.
Puerto del Rosario is Fuerteventura's capital, so you will see that there will be mainly residents at this big party that lasts for over 2 weeks.
San Sebastian, celebrated on January 20th, is the co-patron of the municipality of Adeje, along with the Virgen de la Encarnación and Santa Ursula. This celebration is one of the largest and most popular events in Tenerife South, bringing together locals and tourists alike. Many people come for the procession held on the beach of La Enramada, where animals will be blessed.
Fiesta del Son is a Cuban celebration held in Alcala, a town in the south of Tenerife. The Spanish slogan for this fiesta is "Un Dia de Cuba en Alcala", which literally translates to a Cuban day in Alcala.
'Cuba' will be the central theme of the Carnival in Granadilla de Abona 2019, which will be held from March 15th this year. The theme was selected from various proposals coming from the carnival groups in the municipality.
If you are in Tenerife in January, don't miss the celebration of the fiesta de San Antonio Abad!
If you are in La Palma during the first week of January, don't miss the Three Kings Parade which is happening in several towns throughout the island.
La Palma is a gorgeous island part of the Canary Islands archipelago and although it's not as warm as Tenerife or Gran Canaria during winter, it's still a nice place to spend your winter holidays.
Each year, on the 5th of January, everyone in Tenerife is waiting for the arrival of the Three Wise Men.
The 6th edition of the wine festival "Sabores de Arico", is a gastronomy event in Tenerife which aims to promote the restaurants in the municipality and the local wines as well.
Planning your next trip to La Gomera? If you're thinking of a winter escape, why not come and visit the island while it's carnival season?
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.
Playa Blanca is the southernmost resort in Lanzarote and probably the most laid back of all. The sunny climate, the beaches and the views make it a great place to spend the winter holidays, especially when back home it's cold and grey.
Some dream of a white Christmas... but not the people who are thinking of spending their holidays in Tenerife. They are dreaming of a warm and sunny Christmas and if you're reading this, you're probably one of them as well.
La Orotava hosts its own carnival party each year, and it's a great place to be if you want to experience an event in Tenerife with more locals than tourists!
In 2019 the International Kite Festival in Fuerteventura will celebrate its 32nd edition since it first launched in 1987. The event has started more than 30 years ago and it was simply a gathering put together by people who were passionate about kite flying and since then it has grown with each edition, into the internationally recognized event that it is now.
The Council of Tourism from the City Council of Guía de Isora will organize the IX edition of the Tapas Route: Tapeando Isora. This new edition will take place from November 22th until December 9th 2018, both of the dates inclusive.
Date: 11 November 2018 at 10 am Location: The terrain next to the Municipal Pool in Corralejo
With Halloween fastly approaching, there are lots of events and parties announced in Gran Canaria for the spookiest night of the year.
Tenerife is an island focused on tourism, so it's no wonder that as a tourist destination it has embraced quickly holidays such as Halloween. When you're on holiday somewhere, any reason to party and have more fun is quickly accepted.
Date: From 19 to 21 October 2018 Location: Plaza Patricio Calero
Halloween wasn't a big thing in Fuerteventura until the recent years, when this holiday has started gaining popularity in the Canaries as well.
PROGRAM Thursday, October 18 4:30 p.m. Children's activities 6:30 p.m. Karate tournament. Organized by: Martial Arts Club ABORAKYOKUSHIN 7:30 p.m. Performance of the Entresiluetas dance group
The festival in El Cotillo has reached this year its 3rd edition and is becoming more and more popular.
Spain: the country of sunshine and good weather, sangria, paella and fiestas. Lots and lots of fiestas, festivals and carnivals.
Location: Avenida Explanada Guacimeta Date: 29 September 2018 Time: from 11:00 to 24:00
Handicrafts Fair that travels from place to place on the island of Tenerife. You can come here to enjoy Canarian crafts, music and gastronomy.
Besides the main carnival in Puerto de la Cruz (which is of international importance) and the second largest on the island after the Santa Cruz de Tenerife Carnival, the city also hosts another big event which marks the end of summer with a big series of celebrations.
From September 29th to October 14th 2018 Nuestra Senora del Rosario: Patron Saint of Machado, in the municipality of El Rosario, Tenerife
Fiesta de Nuestra Senora de los Dolores in the capital of Las Palmas
EVENT IN SEPTEMBER - OCTOBER 2018 IN GRAN CANARIA Fiesta de San Miguel in Valsequillo de Gran Canaria: September 14th - October 13th 2018
Location: Plaza of the Adelantado · La Esperanza Date & Time: September 29th 2018, from 12.30 h
Municipality of Arico On Friday, September 28th 2018, the festivities of San Miguel Arcángel - Tajao 2018 will begin.
If you're thinking of coming to Santa Cruz de Tenerife for the carnival you have several choices. If you're on holiday in the south of Tenerife, then you can either:
The dates for the 2019 Carnival in Santa Cruz de Tenerife have been announced, so you can already plan your holiday accordingly if you want to participate in the event.
Friday, August 31st 11: 00h.- Ping Pong Championship 18: 00h.- Parade animated by Gigantes and Cabezudos and entertained by the Charanga Los Gruñones 20: 30h.- Draw and start of the Women's Ball Championship ...
La Geria, in Lanzarote, celebrates this week on the 14th and 15th of August 2018 its festivities in honor of the Virgen de La Caridad, which pay tribute to the wine industry and field workers. On the afternoon of Tuesday, August 14, the festivities will start on the esplanade next to Bodegas Rubicón, along with the bands Janubio and El Geito.
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.
As summer kicks off, Siam Park is getting ready to start its long-awaited 'Siam Nights' - evenings of real fun under the full moon during the months of July and August.
With its beautiful climate all year round, Tenerife is the ideal location for any sporting event, minus those that need lots of snow (which is why most people love the island)
If you'll be in Fuerteventura on holiday during the month of June, these are the events that you can attend in various towns and municipalities: from events in Corralejo, to Puerto del Rosario and even Cofete.
Lots of parties and events in Tenerife in June 2018 - starting with Corpus Christi celebrations and continuing with the Midsummer Night Bonfires, plus other concerts and fiestas.
Corralejo and the entire municipality of La Oliva will celebrate the Canary Islands Day with a program that will have, as a main act, the Popular Canary Dance - Baile Canario - which is scheduled to happen in Plaza Patricio Calero in Corralejo, on Saturday, May 26th 2018.
On May 30th 2018 the town of Puerto del Carmen will be celebrating the Day of the Canary Islands - Dia de Canarias. Here's the complete list of events in Puerto del Carmen for the month of May 2018:
The Tourism office of Puerto del Rosario - Fuerteventura, has announced a new event in the capital of the island called MarEnArt.
For the third time in a row, the town of Teguise will organize a Traditional Carnival, which is meant to preserve and promote the customs of the traditional carnivals which took place in the Canary Islands.
Fuerteventura is celebrating carnival season along all the other Canary Islands, with celebrations in all the major cities and resorts: Corralejo, Caleta de Fuste, Puerto del Rosario, Morro Jable.
A new music festival will be celebrated for the first time this year in Fuerteventura and it will be happening right in the capital of Puerto del Rosario!
Get ready for the fiesta, 'cause Lanzarote is starting preparations for the next set of Carnivals!
Each year, the Canary Islands celebrate carnival season between February - March and Lanzarote makes no exception from this rule.
The 2018 Carnival in Santa Cruz de Tenerife has already been announced and here you can find the dates, program and all you need to know about it!
Some of the best European surfers have gathered last week at Siam Park in Tenerife in order to demonstrate their skills by riding the world's largest artificial wave in The Wave Palace. The event was organized by the World Surf League in order to celebrate the end of the 2018 edition of Las Americas Pro Tenerife championship.
Each year, on the 5th of January, every municipality and town on the island of Lanzarote welcomes the arrival of the 3 Kings.
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.
The City Council of San Sebastián de La Gomera usually organizes events throughout the month of December dedicated to Christmas activities. An intense program of festivities begin at the start of December, usually with the celebration of "Noche en Blanco".
One of the main events in November in Puerto de la Cruz (Tenerife) is dedicated to the great Queen of mystery and murder, in a week long event that is comprised of several activities.
In 2017 the town of La Laguna will celebrate the 14th edition of the event November - Wine Month or Noviembre, Mes del Vino. This event is dedicated to the Tacoronte - Acentejo wine produced in the region and there are 36 wineries that produce this type of wine of Denominated Origin.
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.
Just imagine Halloween day under the sunny sky of Lanzarote, even at the end of October...
The Wave Market event represents a way to bring together various activities such as gastronomy, music, fashion, accessories, decoration, kids workshops and many more.
Cultural October in the municipality of La Oliva, Fuerteventura Blues is coming to the streets of Corralejo between 19 and 21 October in an epic event that will celebrate this year its 10th Edition.
This event will take place between October 7h - October 14th in Corralejo, Fuertevetura.
This weekend there's a culinary event happening in Puerto del Carmen called Tapa’s Fair - The taste of tradition or Feria de la Tapa.
It's fiesta time in Costa Teguise! Lots of activities planned for the next days: dancing, music, sports and even theater acts!
Dia de las Tradiciones or Traditions Day is an important event in September in Tenerife, that will take place in the historical center of Arona.
Celebrated in Vega de la Rio Palmas Like every September, a complex program of activities has been prepared in Fuerteventura in order to celebrate Nuestra Senora la Virgen de La Peña.
Tias Town Council has announced a cultural trip to the island of Los Lobos and anyone who wants to participate has to sign up with the Culture Department (Departamento de Cultura).
August will be a busy month in the municipality of Yaiza, a month mainly dedicated to youth and sporting activities for kids and people of all ages as well.
August will be a month full of events in Tenerife, so if you're coming on holiday to the island why not participate in some of them?
This month Valle Gran Rey in La Gomera will join the celebrations for Fiestas del Carmen with a maritime procession, as well as musical acts with different bands and groups.
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.
Midsummer Night Bonfires - 23 June On the 23rd of June we celebrate the summer solstice and there are many legends are myths surrounding this date. On the night of June 23rd it is traditional in Tenerife to light bonfires on the beach, celebrating a new beginning and hoping for better things in the future, while leaving the bad things in the past. Best towns to see the bonfires in Tenerife are Guia de Isora, El Medano, Puerto de la Cruz and Punta del Hidalgo.
The Council of La Oliva has announced that the event Baile Canario in Corralejo for 2017 will be celebrated on 26 May, in anticipation of Dia de Canarias (30 May).
During the month of May, the capital of Tenerife will be celebrating its tradition and culture, especially since the city will also celebrate 523 years of existence and history.
Villaverde will start celebrations in honor of San Vicente Ferrer, the patron of the local church. These festivities will last for a week and will include sports, activities for children and also live music.
Easter is a big holiday in Spain, so the Canary Islands are a popular destination for tourists during this time. There are lots of religious events in the weeks before Easter, but the most important ones happen during the Holy Week, which this year is between 10 - 16 April 2017.
Caleta de Fuste will celebrate this year the typical Sevillan fiesta with flamenco dance, music and beautiful floats. In the entire municipality of Antigua there are residents from many cultures, so it is important to celebrate diversity, especially when there's music and dancing involved.
Visiting Tenerife in April this year? Here's what's going on and what events are happening in Tenerife this month!
The Council for the municipality of Granadilla de Abona has announced a series of cultural events, which will take place between 7 and 15 of April this year. All the events are free to participate in and they will be spread out between 3 towns in the municipality: El Medano, Los Abrigos and Granadilla.
Semana Santa or The Holy Week in La Laguna represents a time when the entire town gets dressed up for the festivities and the churches get prepared for the large amount of people that arrive for the processions.
Every island or the Canaries has its own carnival season and La Gomera is no exception to this rule. Although the parties are not as big as in Tenerife or Gran Canaria, they still attracted a good number of participants, both tourists and locals.
Corralejo will start celebrating today the Invictorock 2017 Festival, where different groups and bands will perform a variety of music styles: Reggae, Ska, Punk, Rock, Heavy Metal, Folk and Rockabilly.
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 famous artist Elton John will come to the island of Gran Canaria for a long awaited concert this year!
Every year, between the months of January and March, Fuerteventura and the rest of the islands are dressing up for party and start celebrating their first big event of the year.