Religious in El Hierro

Bajada de la Virgen de los Reyes

El Hierro's fiesta par excellence, the 'Descent of the Virgin' has been held every four years since 1745 (next in 2021, 2025 etc). Most of the island’s population gathers to witness or join a procession parading a s…
Fiesta in La Restinga

Fiesta de la Virgen del Carmen

La Restinga’s patron saint is celebrated on the weekend closest to 16 July: a town dance and dinner on Saturday, and a religious boat procession on Sunday, plus live music, theatre, dancing, a fishing competition an…
Fiesta in Valverde

Fiestas de la Concepción

Concerts, fireworks and cultural acts build over a couple of weeks into Valverde’s major festival on 8 December, which honours the Virgen de la Inmaculada Concepción with religious celebrations and a big town party.
Religious in La Dehesa

Fiesta de los Pastores

If your trip doesn't coincide with the exuberant four-yearly Bajada de la Virgen de los Reyes, on this feast day (dating back to the 16th century) the image of the island’s patron saint enjoys another lively process…
Fiesta in Valverde

Fiestas de San Isidro Labrador

Processions, live music and dance, sports tournaments and even lucha canaria (Canarian wrestling) held over several days in celebration of Valverde's patron saint, whose image is paraded around town on 15 May.
Fiesta in La Frontera

Fiesta de la Virgen de la Candelaria

La Frontera celebrates its patron saint with a religious procession, a showcase of lucha canaria (Canarian wrestling) and a lively party in neighbouring Tigaday’s Plaza Vieja.
Cultural in San Andrés

Fiesta de la Apañada

Farmers from across the island gather in San Andrés for a noisy livestock sale, plus live music and sports challenges for everyone else.