Los Gigantes Summer Carnival 2022 - Tenerife

Published on August 23, 2022
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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.

The start of the carnival in Los Gigantes is usually on the second Friday after the big parade in Santa Cruz (which is always on Shrove Tuesday). 

In 2022, due to the pandemic, the main events of the Carnival in Los Gigantes will be celebrated in summer, during the month of August.

Between the 25th and 29th of August, visitors and residents alike will be able to enjoy what is undoubtedly the most anticipated event in Los Gigantes, which this year will be celebrated under the theme "Carnaval de los Cuentos" (A Carnival of Fairytales).

Dates for the summer Carnival in Los Gigantes: 25 - 29 August 2022

During the 5 days of the carnival, the Plaza Buganvilla in LosGigantes will host numerous musical and recreational activities that will revive the carnival spirit to the sound of the rhythm of the comparsas.

Did you know that... the carnival in Los Gigantes is the oldest celebrated carnival in the south of Tenerife?

The main events during Los Gigantes Carnival:

  • Election of the Carnival Queen -
  • Grand Carnival Parade
  • Elders Carnival -
  • Drag Queen Gala
  • Burial of the sardine
  • Daytime Carnival in Los Gigantes

2022 schedule of the Carnival in Los Gigantes

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What you can expect in terms of weather

Los Gigantes Carnival Previous Editions


  • 2021 edition: 26 - 28 February


  • 2020 edition: 6 - 14 March
  • 2020 theme: 1001 Nights


  • 2019 Edition: 15 March - 23 March
  • 2019 theme was Gods of Olympus


  • 2018 Edition: 23 February - 4 March 2018
  • 2018 theme was Fantasy
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