Gran Canaria will receive groups from Indonesia, Russia, Morocco, Senegal, Benin, Italy and Spain with the celebration of the XXIV International Festival of Folklore Villa de Ingenio.
The 24th edition of the festival, which will be held this year from 12 to 31 July, has become a cultural reference on the island.
The event is meant to be not only as a sample of the rich folklore through traditional music and dance that is practiced in the invited countries, but also as a platform for the exchange of flavors of the gastronomies of the invited nations, exhibition of native sports, workshops, exhibitions, literary and photographic contests.
24.7. at 20:30 at Plaza Ntra. Sra. De La Candelaria tasting of meals prepared for the “Intercultural meals” workshop . The groups of the present edition of the Festival participate, in addition to the Villa de Ingenio Calender Association (ACVI), AFC Guayadeque, AF Las Mahoreras, AF Tacoremi, Parranda de Mayo de Ingenio, Parranda El Draguillo, Parranda Pa’Ingenio, Parranda San Gabriel, different families and neighbors of the municipality and Coros y Danzas de Ingenio. The activity will be free and for charity purposes. Those who wish may donate 1kg upon arrival. of non-perishable food or hygiene or cleaning products.
July 25, at 20:30, both in Ingenio, and on the 26th, in Carrizal (20:30 ), two parades in which the folkloric groups invited to the aforementioned event will take part, declared a Festival of Tourist Interest of Canary Islands.
( 25.7. parade from La Cantonera to Plaza de La Candelaria. Carrizal parade on 26.7. via Avenida Carlos V to el Centro Cívico de Carrizal )
26.7. 10:30 at Campo de Luchas de Los Molinillos: Workshops, exchange of ideas, experiences, opinions, etc. between the components of the participating groups and the general public. Activity is open to all and also include an exhibition of native games, Canarian wrestling and stick fighting.
30.7. Performance of the groups participating in the Festival in different parts of the geography of Gran Canaria.
The International Folklore Festival Villa de Ingenio was born in 1996 on the initiative of the Cultural Association “Coros y Danzas de Ingenio”, which is a full member of CIOFF Spain, an agency of UNESCO and therefore it has among its main objectives, to work to protect, promote and disseminate traditional and popular culture, promote cultural exchange among the peoples of the world, encouraging artistic creativity attending to respect to people and cultural diversity, rescuing, preserving and spreading tangible and intangible cultural heritage of peoples of the world; placing the image of Ingenio, Gran Canaria and the Canary Islands as a cauldron of popular culture in the world.
Patron saint festivities in honor of Our Lady of Good Success ( devotion to Mary ) and San Roque in Carrizal between 2-16 August 2019 in the municipality of Ingenio.
11.8. The IV Aquafest as well as the III Encuentro de Boleros
14.8. romeria ofrenda, the pilgrimage offering and baile de cuerdas
15.8. Main feast Day, Diana Floreada, a market, a livestock fair and exhibition, a family fairground, a mass and a religious procession.
THE FESTIVAL OF INCLUSION 13 OCTOBER 2019.
-The registration period to participate is open
The event Ingenio Color Festival 2019 is organized by Villa de Ingenio, through the Department of Social Services and Equality. Held this year on Sunday, October 13, on Avenida Carlos V de Carrizal. Fun event for all with either walking running and with lots of colour.
“Fiesta de la Inclusión” is a fun day to enjoy, aimed at encouraging the participation of locals and visitors through an accessible and barrier-free sport event whose main objective is to provide a space for meeting and participation of people, indistinctly of its characteristics, conditions and / or personal, family and social situations.
Participants will get a set of corn starch powder that is 100% natural and colored, which in turn, will energize the course by throwing this powder at the along the street. As a symbol of human diversity, the dust that is disseminated along the layout of the main avenue will be identified with the seven colors of the rainbow. The material is totally natural.
The activity will take place in the layout of Avenida Carlos V, section between the Barranco de los Aromeros and the Barranco de Guayadeque at the height of GC-191. The point of departure and arrival, in turn, will be from the Barranco de Parque Los Aromeros, where all the participants will be concentrated, there being several career modalities:
This year there is only online registrations will be made; there will be no physical points. They can be formalized through the web platform: http://ingeniocolourfestival.com/inscripciones. The generic price stipulated to participate is € 10 per person. Children between 0 and 15 years old will pay a fee of € 5. Volunteering can also be registered through the aforementioned platform.
The Southeast celebrates its 16th Agriculture, Craft, Livestock and Tourism Fair between 8-10 November 2019, under the auspices of the tri-municipal south-east commonwealth community which brings together producers and crafts people from across Ingenio, Agüimes & Santa Lucia for the largest event of its kind showing off primary sector produce and livestock in a ‘county fair’ style event that emphasises sustainability and renewables, and brings together this innovative alliance of communities in the run up to the peak winter season.
This year the Fair will take place in the municipality of Ingenio and specifically on Calle Carlos V in Carrizal.