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July 2017

Fiestas del Carmen in Arguineguín

July 8 @ 08:00 - July 17 @ 23:00
Avda. De las Marañuelas
Mogan, Las Palmas 35120 Spain
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Fiestas del Carmen

The Fiestas del Carmen in Arguineguín and Mogán begin on the 2nd weekend in July and last for a whole week until the following Sunday. On the Saturday, the Virgin del Carmen statue is carried to the harbour and put on a fishing boat in Arguineguin. On the Sunday the virgin statue is sailed with a whole fleet of fishing boats all the way to Puerto de Mogán. It is like a Romeria on boats. People party on the boats, eat…

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Wind and Wave Festival

July 11 @ 08:00 - July 19 @ 23:00
Pozo Izquierdo,
Av Piedras Grandes Las Palmas 35119 Spain
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Wind and Wave Festival, Gran Canaria, Pozo Izquierdo

The Wind and Wave Festival surfing competition takes place every July in Gran Canaria's Pozo Izquierdo on the island's east coast where the wind conditions are perfect for surfing almost all year round. Since the first competition in 1988, Pozo Izquierdo has become a place of reference for world class level windsurfing, offering surfers excellent conditions for practising windsurf that can not be found anywhere else on the planet. The first competition of the year at world class level is in the…

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International Folklore Festival Ingenio

July 18 @ 12:00 - August 4 @ 00:00
Villa de Ingenio,
Parque Nestor Alamo
Ingenio, Las Palmas 35250 Spain
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Internation Folklore Festival Ingenio

The International Folklore Festival Ingenio, a two week event, adds a rainbow of colours to the town from mid July to early August. Although there are various areas within the town where shows are performed, the main event takes place on the Plaza de la Candelaria which is in the upper part of Ingenio town. The program is published a couple of months before the festival. Since its first edition in 1996, the main purpose of this festival is to unite all five continents…

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August 2017

La Rama in Agaete

August 4 - August 5
Pueblo de Agaete,
Agaete, Gran Canaria Spain
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The festival of the Rama is without a doubt one of the most popular celebrations on the island of Gran Canaria. Since ancestral times it went from being a mere popular celebration, to a religious event to honor Nuestra Señora de las Nieves who is the patron saint of Agaete. Every year on the 4th of August this festival is celebrated as a symbol of identity to the island since being declared in 1972 as a festival of National Tourism…

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August New Year’s Eve in Vegueta

August 12 @ 19:00 - 05:00
Barrio de Vegueta,
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
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The August New Years Eve Party in Vegueta, Las Palmas has become very popular and one of the busiest events during the month of August on the island of Gran Canaria. Every year the organisers put all their effort into organising a real New Years Eve. Giving out party favours, lucky grapes, Christmas treats and cakes and letting loose giant balloons at midnight. The party starts at 7pm, from then you can see those keen to dance already at the different…

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Vará de Pescao – Fishing Celebrations

August 26 @ 16:00 - 07:00

La Vará del Pescao was born 20 years ago when a group of young people from the village of Agüimes decided to revive one of the old fashioned customs, nowadays it is a tradition which the village elders remember with great nostalgia. This celebration was created with the idea of making the village remember the old fishing traditions. However in the last few years the real meaning of La vará has been lost, like when the fishermen used to walk…

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September 2017

Fiestas del Pino Teror – Pilgrimage

September 8 - September 9
Unnamed Venue,
Teror, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria 35107 Spain
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Fiestas del Pino pilgrimage

The Fiestas del Pino de Teror are the most important dates of the traditional festive calendar on the island of Gran Canaria. They are held in the town of Teror in the north of the island over three consecutive weeks in September.  In the honor to Our Virgin Saint Mary del Pino, the patron saint of the island - the whole island participates to pay their respect.   The Pilgrimage - Fiestas Del Pino As a tradition the night from the 7th to the…

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Fiesta del Charco Village Party

September 11
Charco de San Nicolás,
Playa La Aldea
La Aldea de San Nicolás, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Spain
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Fiesta del Charco La Aldea San Nicolas

The Fiesta del Charco Party in Aldea de San Nicolás has become a mad and popular mud and fishing competition and party in which each year more people come to participate. On the morning of the 11th of September, the party goers get ready for the Fiesta del Charco, many of them still feeling a little fragile with hangover from the San Nicolás village fair on the two previous days. Thousands of people come to participate in the towns festivities. in 2015 the authorities counted over 10.000 heads. They meet friends…

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Traía del Gofio Festival

September 24 @ 16:00 - 04:05
Los Molinos de Lolita y Ananías,
Agüimes, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria 35260 Spain
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Traia de Gofio Festival

Agüimes celebrates the different and exciting Traía del Gofio Festival on the last Saturday in September each year. The participants sprinkle and throw gofio, the Canarian corn-flour, and splash water at each other until everybody is covered in gofio from head to toe. For 40 years this festival has been celebrated and each year more people take part in it. The town's eldest tell the story that back in the forties, after the Spanish civil war, it was common for the villagers to…

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October 2017

Theatre Festival del Sur

October 12 - October 23
Los Teatros de Agüimes,
Agüimes, Las Palmas 35260 Spain
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The Theatre Festival del Sur also known as Encuentro Teatral Tres Continentes has been celebrated for more than two decades in the municipality of Agüimes, in the south east of the island of Gran Canaria. During this time this theatre festival which is one of the best on a national and international level has suffered a few downfalls. However it has not stopped the annual celebration. The Townhall in Agüimes has followed the cultural experience for decades. They always supported the location and…

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Masdanza Dance Festival

October 17 - November 14
Teatro Cultural de Maspalomas,
Avenida de Tejeda 72
San Fernando de Maspalomas, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria 35100 Spain
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MASDANZA is an international contemporary dance festival, an important event which is celebrated every year in Maspalomas and in Las Palmas at the end of October and the beginning of November. This festival was created in 1996 by its current director, Natalia Medina. The initiative was very welcomed among all the cultural institutions on the island, as there was not anything like this before on any of the 7 canary islands. 'Concejalía de Cultura del Ayuntamiento de San Bartolomé de…

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December 2017

The Santa Lucia Fiestas

December 6 - December 13
Santa Lucia de Tirajana,
Plaza Sta. Lucía
Santa Lucia de Tirajana, Las Palmas 35280 Spain
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The Santa Lucia Fiestas are celebrated every year in the month of December in the municipality of Santa Lucia de Tirajana. The historic village of the municipality is situated in the mountains and celebrates this event with great traditional values to their patron saint - Santa Lucia. Combining religion with the identity of the village people, this festival is without a doubt a meeting point between traditions, customs and arts and crafts by the canarian people. The festival of Santa Lucía has been…

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