Gran Canaria Carnivals 2023 - Dates & Events - Full Guide 2023

Published on February 09, 2023
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Join in the fun of the carnivals in Gran Canaria!

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!

Carnivals in Gran Canaria 

If you're into partying all night long, then you should definitely consider visiting the island during carnival season.

The main events usually take place in the capital - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Maspalomas, Mogan and Galdar. Several other towns in different municipalities also organize their own festivities: Ingenio, Aguimes, Telde, Teror, La Aldea. 

If you're on the island during the carnival, no matter where in Gran Canaria you are staying, we definitely recommend you to participate in at least one of these events, as they are so much fun and you're on holiday after all...

Carnivals in 2023

Carnivals are coming back to Gran Canaria this year and they will be celebrated once again without restrictions!

2023 Carnival Dates in Gran Canaria

  • LAS PALMAS: 10 February - 5 March
  • MASPALOMAS: 9 - 19 March
  • COSTA MOGAN (ARGUINEGUIN): 23 - 26 March
  • GALDAR: 10 - 25 February
  • AGUIMES: 11 February - 5 March
  • AGAETE: 17 - 26 March
  • TELDE: 3 - 12 March
  • LA ALDEA: 17 February - 18 March
  • TEROR: 10 - 25 March
  • ARUCAS: 21 February - 5 March

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Carnival 2023

  • The 2023 Carnival in Las Palmas will be celebrated between February 10th and March 5th.
  • The theme for the 2023 edition was already announced and it's "Studio 54",  the most iconic nightclub in the history 70's decade.
  • You can read more on the page dedicated to the Las Palmas Carnival.

The carnival in Gran Canaria's capital is usually a great time to visit the city, as it becomes vibrant and full of color, with a great atmosphere, especially during the Daytime Carnivals (Carnavales de Dia). Check out the dedicated page linked above to find out more about the largest carnival in Gran Canaria.

Costa Mogan Carnival 2023

  • Dates for the Mogan Carnival: Not announced
  • Celebrated in: Arguineguin
  • This year the theme for the Carnaval in Costa Mogan has not been announced yet.
  • More details in the dedicated page for the event.

Maspalomas Carnival 2023

  • Dates for Maspalomas Carnival: 9 - 19 March 
  • The theme: Latin rhythms
  • You can see more info on the dedicated page for the Carnival in Maspalomas.

Galdar Carnival 2023

  • The 2023 Carnival in Galdar will be celebrated between February 10th and February 25th.
  • All the festivities usually take place in Plaza de Santiago (Santiago Square)
  • See more info in the page dedicated to this event

Aguimes Carnival 2023

  • The 2023 Carnival in Aguimes will be celebrated between February 11th and March 5th.
  • More info is available on the dedicated page of the event.

Agaete Carnival 2023

  • The 2023 Carnival in Agaete will be celebrated between 17 - 26 March.
  • More info available on the dedicated page for Agaete carnival.

Telde Carnival 2023

  •  The 2023 Carnival in Telde will be celebrated between 3 - 12 March.
  • Read more info on the dedicated page for Carnaval de Telde.

La Aldea de San Nicolas Carnival 2023

  • Dates for the La Aldea de San Nicolas Carnival: 17 February - 18 March
  • The theme of the carnival - Olympus
  • See more info about this carnival on the dedicated page

Teror Carnival 2023

  • Dates for Las Carnestolendas in Teror: 10 - 25 March
  • The carnival theme - Tambores de Africa (Drums of Africa)

The 2023 Carnival in Teror, will be held from March 10 to 25, under the theme Drums of Africa. The program will open with the Murgas Gala on Friday, March 10.

On Saturday, March 11 will be the Daytime Carnival and the High Heels Race.

On Friday, March 24, the Children's Gala. And on March 25 the Drag Queen Gala. 

Arucas Carnival 2023

  • Dates: 21 February - 5 March
  • The theme is - Mundo Otaku
  • See the dedicated page for Arucas Carnival

All of the Canary Islands have their own celebration of the carnival, with the Carnival in Tenerife being the largest of them all and also the second-largest in the world (only after Rio de Janeiro). Usually there are carnivals on all the islands, as the locals and tourists alike celebrate the carnival season in all the archipelago.

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