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...
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.
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.
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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