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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!
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...
Due to the ongoing pandemic, most of the events are still canceled in Gran Canaria and the situation is not much different in most other parts of the world.
Gran Canaria's largest carnivals, the carnivals in Las Palmas and in Maspalomas, have suspended their 2021 editions.
Many of the other smaller carnivals have not announced anything yet about their plans for 2021, but if we had to guess... not many events will happen in 2021 in Gran Canaria which involve large crowds, dancing, drinking and partying.
We will update this page whenever we have news about some of the other carnivals on the island.
The local authorities in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria have announced the suspension of the usual carnival events in the city, due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Depending on restrictions and the current situation of the infections in Gran Canaria, the authorities aim to organize some events throughout the year 2021, in order to keep the spirit of the carnival alive.
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.