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 …
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 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 Garachico

Romería de San Roque

This is Garachico’s most important annual festival when the town fills with pilgrims (and partygoers) from throughout the island. San Roque (St Roch), the town’s patron, was credited with saving the town from the Bl…
Cultural in Puerto de la Cruz

Fiesta de los Cacharros

Held in Puerto de la Cruz (and Taganana), this is a quaint festival where children rush through the streets, dragging behind them a string of old pots, kettles, pans, car spares, tin cans – just about anything that …
Cultural in Masca

Fiesta de la Consolación

The Fiesta de la Consolación takes place in the first week of December. Villagers wearing traditional dress bring out their timples (similar to a ukulele) and other instruments for an evening of Canarian music.
Religious in Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Día de la Cruz

This day is observed throughout the island, but particularly in Santa Cruz (and Puerto de la Cruz), where crosses and chapels are beautifully decorated with flowers in celebration of the founding of the city.
Religious in Puerto de la Cruz

San Juan

Held on the eve of the saint’s day. Bonfires light the sky and, in a throwback to Guanche times, goats are driven for a dip in the sea off Playa Jardín.
Music in Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Festival de Música de Canarias

This is the biggest event on the serious music calendar, held annually in Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (on Gran Canaria).
Food & Drink in Los Cristianos, Playa de Las Américas & Costa Adeje

Canarian Food Fair

A week-long event in Los Cristianos showcasing food and produce from all over the islands, with free tastings and an opportunity to purchase.