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Some people 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.
These are the dates for the 2021 carnival celebrated in Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife. The highlight of the carnival is the Men's Marathon in High Heels, also known as Mascarita Ponte Tacon - it is a funny event, unique to the celebration in Puerto de la Cruz.
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).
I Love Music Festival is the main electronic music festival in Tenerife. In 2020 the festival will celebrate its 11th edition.
The dates and the theme for the 2020 carnival in Santa Cruz de Tenerife are already announced and you can plan your trip to the island if you want to take part in the largest event of this kind happening in the Canary Islands.
Like most other towns in Tenerife, Buenavista del Norte celebrates its own carnival.
Located in the northern part of Tenerife, Los Realejos celebrates each year its own carnival, like many other towns on the island. In 2020, the carnival theme in Los Realejos is inspired by cruises and it's titled "Holidays at sea" (Vacaciones en el mar).
Most people visiting Tenerife have heard about Icod de los Vinos for one reason: the famous Drago Milenario tree, the symbol of the town.
As one of the most charming towns in Tenerife, Garachico celebrates its own carnival, usually in February or March.
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.
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. If you are in Tenerife on Valentine's Day we have prepared a few ideas to make this a unique experience during your holiday.
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.
If you are in Tenerife in January, don't miss the celebration of the fiesta de San Antonio Abad in Arona!
Each year, on the 5th of January, everyone in Tenerife is waiting for the arrival of the Three Wise Men. This is a really interesting event and you should attend the parade if you're on the island at that time.
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.
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! Don't miss the 2020 carnival in the beautiful town of La Orotava!
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)
Wondering what to do in Los Cristianos during your holiday here? If you're in Tenerife this November, then you can't miss the Wine Festival in Los Cristianos!
In 2019 the town of La Laguna will celebrate the 16th 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.
The Adeje Tapas Route is back, and apart from tasting the excellent tapas offeredby the participating establishments, you can vote and you can win numerous prizes.
In 2019, Santa Cruz de Tenerife will celebrate the 7th edition of the Beer Festival, an event in Tenerife that is already kind of a tradition for people in the capital.
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.
The Plaza del Cristo in La Laguna will host on September 26th the performances of Chalart58 & Matah, Ras Kuko Guest Emeterians Backed By One Xe Band, The Conqueror Project, Ayo Lion and Simmer Dub, Miguel Caamaño, Lava Sound and Tenerife Dancehall Crew.
This Friday, on September 27th, the San Miguel Arcángel - Tajao 2019 festivities will begin in the municipality of Arico. The musical performances will lead to an intense weekend of fun, but there will also be activities available for the kids and the entire family.
Besides the main carnival in Puerto de la Cruz, the city also hosts another big event which marks the end of summer with a big series of celebrations.
Handicrafts Fair that travels from place to place on the island of Tenerife. You can come here to enjoy Canarian crafts, music and gastronomy.
El Médano celebrates its festivities in honor of its Patron Saint: Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes de Roja, with an extensive program of events that began last Friday, September 6th, and that will extend until September 24th, which is the patron's day.
Fañabé returns one more year with a big fiesta in honor of the town's patron, Nuestra Señora la Virgen del Campo.
Each August, El Puertito de Adeje celebrates its annual fiestas dedicated to the Virgen del Carmen.
Looking for great beer and a party atmosphere during your holiday? Look no further and come to this exciting event in Tenerife - Oktoberfest 2019 in Puerto de la Cruz, an event that the town has been celebrating since 1973.
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.
This year, the tourism office for Guia de Isora will organize the 5th edition for the Tapas & Wine Night in Playa San Juan.
Coming to Tenerife for Easter break? Farra World starts the festive season with an entire weekend of music and party in Costa Adeje!
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! The theme of the Tenerife Carnival in 2017: Carribean
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We don't know the dates yet for the carnival in El Medano in 2021, but we will update this article as soon as they are announced, as well as the theme for the edition in the municipality of Granadilla de Abona.
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.
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 21st until December 7th 2019, both of the dates inclusive.
From September 29th to October 14th 2018 Nuestra Senora del Rosario: Patron Saint of Machado, in the municipality of El Rosario, Tenerife
A festival that counts on six major bands and two DJs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.