We’re past the middle of October already, with halloween on the way. There are loads of great little events happening around Gran Canaria this weekend, with some of the highlights including Cuban sounds in the old town Vegueta, the continuing patronal festivities in La isleta and in Vecindario, a beer festival in the capital, a large pet fair in Maspalomas, the world bodysurfing championships in Gáldar and much more.


18-20 OCTOBER, SANTA LUCIA FIESTAS DE SAN RAFAEL 2019

The main patron saint’s festivities in Vecindario, in the south eastern municipality of Santa Lucía de Tirajana, honour San Rafael, between the 18-27 October.

Highlights for this weekend :

On Friday, the “Sanoarte” craft fair starts at 18:00, located in the main pedestrian shopping area. Raising of flags and the ringing of bells to announce the patron saint’s festivities in honor of San Rafael Arcángel, in front of the main church. At 21.00 Pregón, the opening proclamation ceremony is followed by a concert by the group ”En-Cantadoras’, presenting their new show” from 22:30 and then a “Verbena” street party with the group “Acuarela”.

On Saturday, the “Sanoarte” craft fair continues, between 10:00-20:00 along the pedestrian shopping area. 12.00 a foam party in the Plaza de San Rafael animated by group Damasi. 21.00 a concert show by the group “Son 21” and at 23.30 a “Verbena” street party with the ever popular “Tamarindos orchestra” and “Grupo Arena”.

On Sunday, the craft fair “Sanoarte”, between 10:00-20:00 in the pedestrian area. Between 10.00 to 14.00 an exhibition of old and classic cars in the Pedestrian Zone. At 20.30 some traditional Taifa dancing with the carnival-like street party parrandas: “Merita la pen, and” El Pajullo “.


18-20 OCTOBER, LAS PALMAS
TROPICALFEST 2019 

Tropical Fest 2019 in Parque Santa Catalina in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria involves three days of live music, gastronomy, bringing together all the beers of the #tropicalfamily and something they are calling a TROPI FAIR as a novelty in this 2019 edition

SCHEDULE 🕛
On Friday and Saturday festival opens at 19:00 and on Sunday at 12:00.

Entry fee €2,50


18-20 OCTOBER, LAS PALMAS FIESTAS DE NAVAL

Friday, at 17:00 children workshops at Plaza de Nstra. Sra. de la Luz. There is also a concert by the Symphonic band of Las Palmas at 20:00 at the Garden of Castillo de la Luz. And at 22:00 Armonia show for their 40 year anniversary at Plaza de Nstra. Sra. de la Luz.

On Saturday, a concert by Los Salvapantallas at 13.00 at Plaza de Nstra. Sra. de la Luz.

The traditional Romeria, pilgrimage offering, departs from Parque Santa Catalina Park at 18:00 and travels along the streeets: Luis Morote, General Vives, Sagasta, Tenerife, Albareda, Juan Rejón and the parish. After a eucharist for romeros at 19:00. Later in the evening, the Mercado del Puerto will host “A night of parrandas” (carnival-like street parties) from 21:00 and another concert at 22:00 at Plaza de Nstra. Sra. de la Luz.

Sunday is the last festive day of this year’s festivities and there is a concert of La Naval Day at 13:00 with the popular music band ‘Los Aseres’. There is a eucharist mass at 12:00. The solemn religious function in honor to Our Lady of the Light, at 18:00 at the church and is followed by the Magna procession Octava, at 19:00.


18-20 OCTOBER, GÁLDAR
GRAN CANARIA FRONTON KING 2019 

The bodyboarding world championship is being held once again on the north coast of Gran Canaria, on the costa Gáldar, continuing until October 26.

Some of the very best body boarders in the world are joined by a festival atmosphere, sports media, live music and street parties, while the elite sportsmen and women test their metal against the breakers of El Fronton on the norhtern shores of the island.


18-20 OCTOBER, AGÜIMES 32º FESTIVAL DEL SUR – ENCUENTRO TEATRAL TRES CONTINENTES 

The 32nd edition of Festival of the South is a long established theatre meeting bringing together the perfomers of three continents,  happening this year between 16-20 October in the picturesque old mountian town of Agüimes. As well as ticketed events there are many free performances and parallel activities to go see and enjoy.  This year, the festival pays tribute to Antonio Lozano González, creator and promoter of this festival, who sadly passed away last February. More information and tickets from Festival Del Sur – Website

Free performances and events include:

On Friday, at 22:00 Circus Ye Orbayu, Cía Vaques (Cataluña-Asturias) at Plaza Nuestra Señora del Rosario. Synopsis : A pair of mature and forceful men together with a versatile musician create an unbalanced, gracefully grotesque piece, an unpaired dance of desolate beasts, a duo of outdated clowns trying to seduce each other, and seduce themselves by balancing on tables, chairs and bottles of champagne .

On Saturday  at 21:00 Circus Koselig, Cía Capicúa (Aragón) at Plaza del Teatro Auditorio. “The passage of time changes us but there are things that never do, such as the feeling of warmth that arises when sharing small pleasures with nearby people. Five unusual characters live in a multifunctional carriage, where from their routine a game is made, chaos can become their extraordinary daily life, memories are rocked in a trapeze, illusions are put on the mast and experiences are entangled in the double rope. Scenes of circus, theater, humor and magic come together as a group in order to survive but above all, live “

at 22:00 Cualquier verdura Chimichurri (Argentina) at Plaza Nuestra Señora del Rosario. Everything is in balance … man, sometimes not so much. Like Rafael Dante. His imbalance resembles that of anyone else’s, but with well rehearsed technique, precision and concentration. Nonsense, humor, the unexpected combine in in equal parts with balance. With humor and with respect he is an artist with structure like that of ‘Any Vegetable’.

On Sunday, at 19:30 at the hall of Teatro Auditorio Agüimes an African fashion show by designer Souyleman Magassouba.


FRIDAY 18 OCTOBER, LAS PALMAS 
CARLOS VARELA: CONCIERTO PARA UNA CIUDAD
CARLOS VARELA: CONCERT FOR A CITY. 500 years of Havana.

On Friday starting at 21:00 at Plaza del Pilar Nuevo, in the heart of the old town Vegueta.

30 years after his first album ‘Jalisco Park’ was recorded in the Canary Islands, and 25 years on from his tour Como los Peces, his better known album, with new songs under his arm, Carlos Varela returns to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to offer an intimate concert to celebrate 500 years of his hometown, Havana.

With the special participation of a friend, the singer Olga Cerpa.

Free concert 


19-20 OCTOBER, MASPALOMAS MASPALOMAS PET FAIR

The 4th edition of the much anticipated Maspalomas Pet Fair is happening this Saturday and Sunday in the beautiful surroundings of Parque Sur de Maspalomas. A great event for pet owners and their furriest friends with exhibitions, workshops, competitions, information and advice, a children’s area and a raft of entertainment.

On Saturday at 11:00 the opening by the Mayor.

11:20 Children’s area with activities and lots of fun for the little ones.

11:30 competition “Belgando Pretty Dog” with different categories as well as a Falconry exhibition at the central area and “Belcando pool party” ( 11:30, 14:00, 15:30 17:30 )

12:00 Canine units exhibition in detection and obedience.

13:00 native dog breeds exhibition

14:30 trophies, animation and music in the gastronomy area.

15:30 self assessment workshop,

17:00 Agility exhibition

17:30 Agility workshop

On Sunday At 11:00 IV Dog Race as well as an exhibition of assisted personal growth ( horse therapy ) 11:20 Children’s area with activities and animation. 11:30 “Belcando pool party” ( 11:30, 14:00, 15:30 17:30 ), “II Belcando dog race

11:45 Frisbee exhibition and assisted therapy

12:15 Ring Frances exhibition ( In this sport dogs have to pass a series of tests, which are divided into three sectors: Agility, Defense, Obedience )

12:45 Children’s workshop ( your dog your poo ),

13:00 Children’s painting workshop

13:30 Children’s catwalk with pets looking for their forever homes

14:30 Trophies as well as animation and music in the gastronomy area

15:30 Dog groomer exhibition

16:00 Detection exhibition,

16:30 American Bully History Workshop

17:00 Agility workshop and

17:30 a Foam party for all


SATURDAY 19 OCTOBER, LAS PALMAS 
EXPOAGRO CANARIAS 2019 

ExpoAgro Canarias, the Agricultural and Livestock sector fair showcases  companies and professionals in the sector to exhibit their products and services.

Saturday is the day when the fair is also open for public and presentations is focused on the general public. At INFECAR in Las Palmas from 10:00 to 17:00.
Entry Fee €3,50

Children’s workshop between 11.00 – 15.00
Music performance at 12:30


SATURDAY 19 OCTOBER, LAS PALMAS  TRIANA HAPPY MARKET 

Triana Happy Market  “solidarity autumn” edition, coinciding with the “World Day Against Breast Cancer,” will be held on Saturday,  from 11:00 to 21:00 in the open shopping area of Triana.

Triana Happy Market is designed as a meeting point where trends in fashion, gastronomy, music and art share the scene with the products of the merchants of the Triana Zone, shops and restaurants “go out”, and turn the shopping area into a street market with services offered by the area located in different spaces along the pedestrian streets. All this is set to live music performances from teachers and students of the Conservatory of Music of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, completing a day full of enjoyable experiences for the whole family.

Among the planned activities there will be a variety of workshops for the little ones specially designed for them.

On this occasion, Triana will also have a space called “Event knows Triana” where the game and the show merge with the culture, art and history of Triana.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


SUNDAY 20 OCTOBER, MOGÁN
BEACH CLEAN TAURO 

A beach clean up along Playa de Tauro combined with an underwater clean up along the coastline of Playa de Cura along to Tauro beach. The event is organized by Ocean4Life Gran Canaria and the beach was highlighted by the lovely ladies at Pretty Woman in Playa De Cura.  The beach clean event is supported by Koala Bay and The Market Puerto Rico.

A diving clean up will be led a team from Top Diving Puerto Rico.  Beach Clean Starts at 10:30.


OTHER EVENTS :

Saturday 19/10,  IV Rally La Aldea. Barranco de La Aldea from 09:00