Events

Cultural in Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Carnaval

Channelling a true Carnaval spirit of exuberance and mayhem, Santa Cruz's own Carnaval is a nonstop, 24-hour party-orgy. Festivities generally kick off in early February and last about three weeks. Many of the gala …
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 there is a giant outdoor stage and a host of te…
Saint’s Day in Santa Cruz de la Palma

Fiesta de Nuestra Señora de las Nieves

This 'Feast Day of Our Lady of the Snows' is the island’s principal fiesta. Don’t miss the parade of giants and ‘fat heads’ (fanciful, rather squat characters with exceptionally large heads), though the high point i…
Religious in El Hierro

Bajada de la Virgen de los Reyes

El Hierro’s fascinating Bajada de la Virgen de los Reyes is held every four years (next in 2017). Most of the island’s population gathers to witness or join in a procession bearing a statue of the Virgin, seated in …
Religious in La Dehesa

Fiesta de los Pastores

The Ermita de Nuestra Señora de los Reyes (Our Lady of the Kings) contains the image of the island’s patron saint who, every four years (2017, 2021 etc) is taken around the island in a lively procession. If you’re n…
Religious in La Orotava

Corpus Christi

Celebrated with extravagance in La Orotava (the date changes annually, but it’s always in June), an intricately designed, colourful floral carpet is laid on the streets, made from petals, leaves and branches, and in…
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 take place on Playa de las Canteras, along with the tradition of jumping over bonfir…
Religious in La Laguna

Corpus Christi

Celebrated with gusto in La Laguna (the date changes annually, but it’s always in June) and also La Orotava, where mammoth floral carpets, using tons of volcanic dirt, flower petals, leaves and branches, are painsta…
Religious in Teror

Fiesta de la Virgen del Pino

The Virgen del Pino is the patron of the island and Teror is the religious capital. This festival is not only a big event in town, it’s the most important religious feast day on the island’s calendar. Events include…
Cultural in La Geria

Fiesta de la Vendimia

The largest and best-established wine festival is the jolly Fiesta de la Vendimia, held at Bodega La Geria. Newly harvested grapes are poured into a vast vat for everyone to have a good trample upon (fortunately, th…