Events

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…
Fiesta in La Frontera

Fiesta de la Virgen de la Candelaria

La Frontera celebrates the Fiesta de la Virgen de la Candelaria with a religious procession and a showcase of lucha canaria (Canarian wrestling) followed by a lively dance in nearby Tigaday’s Plaza Vieja.
Saint’s Festival in Valverde

Fiesta de la Virgen de la Concepción

The night before Valverde’s biggest festival is marked with fireworks and a lively town party, while the day itself (8 December) is devoted to religious celebrations, concerts and various cultural acts.
Fiesta in La Restinga

Fiesta de la Virgen del Carmen

The Fiesta de la Virgen del Carmen, honouring La Restinga’s patron saint, is celebrated on the weekend closest to 16 July with a town dance and dinner on Saturday, and a religious procession on Sunday.
Saint’s Festival in Valverde

Fiesta de San Isidro Valverde

If you’re in Valverde on this day, be sure to get a look at the lucha canaria (Canarian wrestling) showcase in the afternoon.