It’s the last weekend of June and the Summer has officially arrived. It is also a weekend that follows some of the islands biggest celebrations, with San Juan last week, so there will be a little lull in large institutional festivities before the Virgen del Carmen season gets going in July along with  many other big events for the summer here on Gran Canaria.

AEMET’s weather predictions suggest some cloud cover across the island in coming days, mostly lovely, warm summer weather, with clear skies up at the summits (over 1500m), so perhaps a great weekend to get up to the top of the island and experience our famous Mar de Nubes over which you might clearly sea Tenerife and even some of the other islands floating in a sea of clouds.

This weekend there is still loads to do with an Apricot fiesta up in Fataga, Rugby on the beach in Playa del Inglés and a battle re-enactment up near Santa Brigida, with plenty more happing for you to go and see and enjoy.

The Canary Guide Weekend Tips June 28-30 2019

The Canary Guide Weekend Tips June 28-30 2019

Posted by The Canary News on Friday, June 28, 2019


FRIDAY 28 JUNE, TEROR 
ALFOMBRAS SAGRADO CORAZÓN

The wonderful mountain market town of Teror celebrates the feast of the Sacred Heart on Friday, characterized by traditional carpets of salt and sawdust that blanket the streets of the old town centre through which a procession takes place at around 19:00, after a church service. Celebrated as a holiday in the municipality, some thirty or so “alfombras“, or carpets, will be on display from Friday morning through the streets of the Real de la Plaza, Calle Nueva, Diputación, Iglesia Chica, Obispo Marquina and Plaza del Pino.

The following Friday the Feast of the Sacred Heart will also be celebrated with great devotion in the nearby town of Arbejales and in the Casco de Teror. Beautiful carpets made of leaves, flowers, pigments and salts are created by the townspeople in this celebration, constituting a classic images of the streets of the historic centre through which the procession runs. The day of the Sacred Heart is a festive holiday in the municipality.


28-29 JUNE, FIESTAS DE SAN PEDRO, AGAETE 

The Agaete  Valley have been celebrating their festivities in honour of San Pedro, which come to an end this weekend.

On Friday, the Guayedra Band leaves from the Plaza de San Pedro at 10:00 in search of La Rama (branches) in the la Era del Molino where, from 10.30, the romeros (or pilgrims) will join the Papaguëvos (large papier-mâché characters paraded through the streets), the Banda de Guayedra and the Banda of Agaete for their “Bajada de la Rama” pilgrim’s procession in honour of San Pedro. Music and festivities continue at the Plaza de San Pedro from 22:00 with midnight fireworks to follow.

Saturday, principal day of the festivities, includes a solemn Eucharist and procession of the image of San Pedro through the streets of El Valle accompanied by the Guayedra Music Group.  At midnight fireworks