Events

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…
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 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 Agaete & Puerto de las Nieves

Fiesta de la Rama

An extraordinary festival with 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 serious business o…
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.
LGBT in Playa Del Inglés & Maspalomas

Maspalomas Pride

Maspalomas Pride takes place each May, offering 10 days of parades, concerts, excursions and parties.
Film in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Festival del Sol

A big-time gay and lesbian film festival that takes place in Las Palmas during mid-February.