Maspalomas Carnival 2023 - Dates & Events

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What will your costume be at the next edition of the carnival in Maspalomas?

The plenary session of the San Bartolomé de Tirajana City Council unanimously approved today the celebration of the 2023 Maspalomas International Carnival between the dates of March 9 and March 19.

Maspalomas Carnival 2023 Dates: 9 - 19 March

The international carnival of Maspalomas starts on March 9 and does so with a program full of events. 

The Yumbo shopping center will once again be the center of the carnival in Maspalomas. 

Ten days of music and color are set to begin in the south of the island of Gran Canaria at the amazing carnival in Maspalomas!

Events at the Maspalomas Carnival 

  • Opening night of the carnival
  • Drag Queen Preselection
  • Election of the Senior Queen
  • Street Party
  • Carnival for children
  • Election of the Children's Queen
  • Street Party
  • Election of the Carnival Queen
  • Canine Carnival Contest
  • Borderless Show
  • Tropical Party
  • Body Paint Contest
  • Drag Queen Election
  • MOGOLLON Party - Street Party
  • At Maspalomas Beach- Rescue of the sardine (travel to Playa del Ingles)
  • Sunny Day Party at Yumbo Public Square
  • Tourist Show
  • Salsa Night
  • Street Party
  • Carnival Parade - Starts at El Veril in Playa del Ingles, crosses through Av. de Italia, Av. de Gran Canaria and ends at Av. de Touroperator TUI
  • MOGOLLON Party - Street Party
  • Burial of the Sardine
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Maspalomas Carnival poster 2023

In case you won't bring any special costume with you on holiday, you will be able to find something suitable in one of the Chinese shops or even in some of the big supermarkets.

Schedule of events for the 2023 Carnival in Maspalomas

Six participants will compete for the title of Grand Dame. The gala will take place this Thursday, March 9th

On Friday, March 10th, the Children's Reign Gala begins, presented by Mario Falero and with the performance of Carlos Higes representative of Eurojunior 2022. 

On Saturday, March 11th, we will meet the candidates who will compete to become Carnival Queen, presented by Dani Calero and Vanessa Romero, followed by performances by the artist Melody and the Puerto Rican artist Manny Manuel.

And you can't miss the most anticipated event at the carnival in Maspalomas: The Drag Queen Gala, where twelve applicants will take to the stage to demonstrate their talent. Presented by Roberto Herrera and actress Loles León. And to put music to this Latin carnival, we will have the performance of the Cuban Yotuel Romero and Laritza Bacallao. 

The great Carnival Parade in which 110 floats will go through the main streets of the municipality will take place on Saturday, March 18th.

But as if this were not enough, throughout the week we will have a Comparsas meeting, a Gala Without Barriers, a choreographer festival, Canine Carnival and a Tourist Gala.

schedule maspalomas carnival 2023
Maspalomas carnival 2023 - Schedule
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