Tenerife Carnival 2019 - Schedule of Events & Program

The dates for the 2019 Carnival in Santa Cruz de Tenerife have been announced, so you can already plan your holiday accordingly if you want to participate in the event.

The theme for the carnival will be chosen at a later date, usually after a popular vote on the internet from a series of proposed themes.

Tenerife Carnival 2019 - Santa Cruz de Tenerife Carnival 2019 Dates: 27 February - 10 March

Theme for the 2019 carnival: Las profundidades marinas - The Deep Sea

The theme was chosen as usually by popular vote online and over 11 000 people have participated in the vote. The other proposed options were: The fun & modern Japan, El Infierno, The flirty 50s, New York - the city that never sleeps, Africa savanna, Old West and Exotic Thailand. 

The poster for the 2019 Carnival in Santa Cruz de Tenerife has been chosen through popular vote online.

The winner of the competition for the poster is a designer from Tenerife: José Luis Trujillo González, with its creation titled Encarnación del Carnaval Marino.

MAIN EVENTS (this is still a provisional calendar):

  • 27 February 2019 - GALA for the Election of the Carnival Queen
  • 5 March 2019 - The big parade in Santa Cruz de Tenerife on Avda.Francisco La Roche
  • 6 March 2019 - Burial of the Sardine - Entierro de la Sardina on Calle Juan Pablo II 
  • 9 March 2019 - Daytime carnival

Program and schedule for the 2019 Carnival in Tenerife

Friday, February 1st:
Inauguration of the Carnival 2019

Thursday, February 7th &  Friday, February 8th & Saturday, February 9th
Concurso de Murgas Infantiles
Location: Centro Internacional de Ferias y Congresos

Sunday, February 10th
Coreographic festival
Location: Centro Internacional de Ferias y Congresos

Monday February 11th & Tuesday, February 12th & Wednesday, February 13th
Concurso de Murgas
Location: Centro Internacional de Ferias y Congresos

Friday, February 15th
Final of Concurso de Murgas Adultas
Location: Centro Internacional de Ferias y Congresos

Saturday, February 16th
Musical groups
Location: Centro Internacional de Ferias y Congresos

Sunday, February 17th
Election of the Queen (Children competition)
Location: Centro Internacional de Ferias y Congresos

Wednesday, February 20th
Election of the Carnival Queen
Location: Centro Internacional de Ferias y Congresos

Wednesday, February 27th
Gala for the Election of the Carnival Queen
Location: Centro Internacional de Ferias y Congresos

Tuesday, March 5th
THE BIG PARADE IN SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE (Carnival Tuesday / Martes de Carnaval)

Nifú-Nifá – Fregolinos in Plaza del Príncipe
Carnival Parade (COSO de Carnaval)
Location: Avda.Francisco La Roche

Wednesday, March 6th
BURIAL OF THE SARDINE (Entierro de la Sardina)
Location: Calle Juan Pablo II

Sarturday, March 9th
Carnaval de dia / Daytime carnival

Sunday, March 10th
Nifú-Nifá La Zarzuela in Plaza del Príncipe
End of the Carnival at Círculo de Amistad XII de Enero
Fireworks

Tickets for the Election of the Queen Gala 2019 in Santa Cruz

The authorities in Santa Cruz de Tenerife have announced that the tickets for the contests and galas during the Carnival will be up for sale online starting January 22nd.

The tickets will be sold on the website www.ticketea.com

If you plan to go, the best night is Wednesday, February 27th, during the Gala for the Election of the Carnival Queen 2019.

Tickets for the gala will cost 10€ for general area and 15€ for the special area.

Coming to island for the big Carnival and wondering how the weather will be?

Read more about Tenerife in March, including info about temperatures and what clothes you should bring with you.

Other towns besides Santa Cruz will also celebrate their own carnivals, usually after the big celebration in the capital is over. Depending on where you are staying on the island you may want to go celebrate at the carnival in Los Cristianos, Los Gigantes or Garachico.

The carnival in Puerto de la Cruz is the second largest on the island and will take place almost in the same period as the one in Santa Cruz.

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