Carnival in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Carnaval

Two to three weeks of madness and fancy dress mark the first rupture with winter in February. The bulk of the action takes place around Parque de Santa Catalina, where a giant outdoor stage goes up, along with a...

Religious in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Fiesta de San Juan

This Las Palmas festival honours the city’s patron saint. Cultural events are staged across the city, while fireworks and concerts draw crowds to Playa de las Canteras, along with the tradition of jumping over...

Religious in Teror

Fiesta de la Virgen del Pino

Teror is the religious capital of Gran Canaria and the Virgen del Pino is the patron of the island, so this festival is not only a big event in town, it’s the most important religious feast day on the island’s...

Performing Arts in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Theatre, Music & Dance Festival

Las Palmas' Festival de Teatro, Musica y Danza is a world-class event that sees top-drawer performing talent coming to the city.

Music in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Opera Festival

This opera festival attracts virtuoso international talent to Las Palmas, with performances held at the Teatro Pérez Galdós.

LGBT in Maspalomas

Maspalomas Pride

Maspalomas Pride takes place each May, offering 10 days of parades, concerts, excursions and parties.

Cultural in Agaete & Puerto de las Nieves

Fiesta de la Rama

This extraordinary festival in Agaete has origins that lie in an obscure Guanche rain dance. Nowadays, locals accompanied by marching bands parade into town brandishing tree branches and then get down to the...

Religious in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Corpus Christi

This feast with movable dates is marked by the laying out of extraordinary floral ‘carpets’ in some of Las Palmas’ historic streets.