546º Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Foundational Festivities

This year marks the 546th Anniversary of the founding of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain’s first Atlantic City and colony. Pregón, proclamation will be the official starting point of the program for the 546th birthday of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, which will be celebrated with fifty events that will take place between 11-30 June 2024.

From its origins on June 24th 1478, first named El Real de las Tres Palmas (The Royal Town of the Three Palms), the city celebrates the anniversary of its foundation every summer with an intense program of concerts, cultural activities and open-air shows in and around Vegueta, the old quarter, with festivities completed every Midsummer’s Night (on the feast day of St. John The Baptist) the eve of the city’s Birthday; with an impressive display of fireworks on Las Canteras Beach. Locals and visitors gather by the thousands along the promenades to enjoy the show and the cheerful ambiance, a unique attraction for visitors who stay in the city during this time of year.


Monday 24 June • Local bank holiday in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria: Commemoration of the Foundation of the City


Tuesday 11 June:
at 18:00 Inauguration of an exhibition -The attack and defeat of Van der Does in 1599 in Castillo de La Luz.
Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday 10:00-19:00 and Sunday 10:00-14:00

Friday, 14 June 14
at 20:30 Pregón, proclamation by Flora Pescador (landscape architect and professor at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria)  in the Plaza de Santa Ana. Free access until capacity is reached.
An evening that will culminate in a concert in which the bells of the Cathedral in the Plaza de Santa Ana will join the municipal bands of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and Firgas. The groups will perform, under the direction of Pilar Rodríguez, a composition by Laura Vega created expressly for this event.

Saturday 15 June: 
at 20:30 XVI Noche de Boleros (Los que no escarmientan, Trio Estelar and Luis Villa) at Plaza de Santa Ana. Free access until capacity is reached.

Friday 21 June: World Music Day 
at 17:00 Activities in the Auditorio José Antonio Ramos in Parque Doramas. Free access until capacity is reached. 
at 19:00 Music in the heart of Vegueta
music performances in different locations: Casas Conststoriales, Patio de los Naranjos, Fundación Mapfre, Colegio de Abogados, Casa de Colón, Fundación Juan Negrin. Free access until capacity is reached

Saturday 22 June:
at 09:30 Canarian wrestling in front of the municipal library Josefina de la Torre in Playa de Las Canteras
at 17:00 Latin Sailboat Regatta Muelle Deportivo
at 20:00 Opera at the back of the Teatro Pérez Galdós at PLaza Stagno. Free access until capacity is reached.
at 20:00 Festival Sonora at Plaza de la Música. Free access until capacity is reached.
at 21:00 concert by Olga Cerpa y Mestisay with Los Sabandeños at Plaza de Santa Ana.

Sunday 23 June: 
at 12:00 Music celebrates the city. Performances in different locations:
Carretera General de Tamaraceite, Parque de Juan Pablo II, Plaza del PIlar Nuevo, Parque Santa Catalina, Alameda de Colón.
at 20:00 Noche de San Juan
at 22:00 performances by La Guardia and Los Salvapantallas at Plaza de la Música
at 00:00 Fireworks spectacle

Friday 28 June: 
at 19:30 LFTBIQ Manifesto at Mesa y López, Parque del Estadio Insular
at 22:00 Proud City Concert at Paque del Estadio Insular

Sunday 30 June:
12:00-18:00 Holi Party at Plaza de Canarias




Jun 11 - 30 2024


All Day


Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas, Spain

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