Festivities in honour of Isidore the Farm Labourer in the neighborhood La Pardilla in the municipality of Telde.
Fiestas Patronales María Auxiliadora in Motor Grande ( Puerto Rico ( Mogán)
The local patron saint celebrations in honour of Maria Auxiliadora, (Mary the helper of Christians) start on Friday 18th of May in Motor Grande. Offering the nearest this little native enclave on the south coast has to a traditional romeria (pilgrimage), which is on Saturday, the 25th May.
The streets of the historic centre of the town of Pueblo de Mogán will host the sixth edition of ‘Expo Mogán’ between 1-2 June. Concerts, exhibitions, a market, various performances, an appetising gastronomy route, artisans.
The event is aimed at all ages and audiences, with an exclusive space for the little ones in the family, the ‘ChiquiExpo’, with various activities, such as the children’s playroom, games and traditional toys, and workshops.
Calle San José and Calle Juan Martín will be pedestrianized and closed to traffic. As in previous years, parking in the upper area of the town of Mogán.
Almost one hundred cars and motorcycles, and then some, will take part in the third Motor Show of El Sebadal, “Feria del Moto” the area located on the little of spit of land just north of the capital known as La Isleta, by the port of Las Palmas. Also present will be various auxiliary companies and services offering workshops and other services.
If your current vehicle needs any kind of revision, change of tire, spare, or you have a mechanical breakdown, you can consult with the automotive service companies at the fair. Without forgetting that Saturday is also a day to be with family, the fair will offer a daycare centre, for children to enjoy the day while their families can see or drive their future vehicle, and for the not so small and adults, diverse activities will be offered in various forms of entertainment, gastronomy, etc.
The Motor show is from 10:00 to 14:30.
The neighbourhood of El Tablero will celebrate their XXII Feria de La Zafra on Friday 14 and Saturday 15 June.
Organised by the San Bartolomé de Tirajana town hall’s department of Culture and Action, the Harvest Fair is held every year as a cultural and festive event with the double objective of honouring the memory of the pioneer residents and, also, remembering the importance of the agricultural work that they carried out to earn their livelihood.
sample of local handicrafts, children’s craft workshops, traditional Canarian games, exhibition and sale of gastronomic produce, a reading corner, exhibitions of the native stick play and martial arts and the famous shepherd’s leap used for centuries by goat herders to cross this island’s mountainous terrain, separate workshops of chácaras and drums and of creation of rag dolls will also play a novel role alongside typical and traditional snacks of the harvest.
FIESTAS DEL ALBARICOQUE
The picturesque village of Fataga in the municipality of San Bartolome de Tirajana, celebrate their apricot festival 28.6.-1.7.2019
On Saturday evening the Gran Romeria, a pilgrimage offering throughout the streets of this most picturesque little mountain village just 25 minutes drive from Maspalomas.
The Fiestas del Carmen program will include a wide variety of religious, traditional, cultural and festive events for everyone. Aquatics, sports, youth and children’s activities, traditional games, concerts, even the now traditional “lowering of the branch” a ritual offering dating back to pre-christian conquest, and of course the main “Romería” pilgrimage processions; all topped off by the annual highlight of maritime processions between Arguineguín and Puerto de Mogán.
“La Virgen del Carmen” is the patron saint of sailors, and her feast day is observed in the main Mogán fishing towns of Arguineguín and Puerto de Mogán. The maritime procession and religious service close the annual celebrations which include a variety of events, with one of the highlights being the “Bajada de la Rama” (the lowering of the branch) a tradition unique to the islands, embodied most fervently in the north west of Gran Canaria’s eponymous annual fiestas in Agaete each August, but nowadays prevalent in so many other island fiestas in coastal communities, whereby a tree branch is carried through the streets, to the sound of music and revelry, before being lowered into the sea as a prayer for autumn rains and for fertility.
There will be religious ceremonies and a terrestrial “Romería” procession, where sailors dressed in white carry the revered statue of the virgin up to Marañuelas Beach, to pray a rosary.
The major event of the celebrations, and the most famous, is the annual maritime procession, when the statue of Our Lady The Virgin is taken form the port of Arguineguín to the port of Mogán followed by a huge array of fishing boats and leisure craft, with a return journey being completed the following Sunday.
On that day, sailors and fishermen decorate their boats, in order to celebrate their big day to the rhythm of the music bands, the noise of the motors of the boats and the sound of people enjoying themselves. The most picturesque part of this procession is when the two statues meet on arrival to the fishing port of Mogán. Afterwards there is a procession up to the town square, where there is dancing to the live brass band, and later the procession returns to their starting point. The following week the fiestas continue in Playa de Mogán, also in honour of Nuestra Señora del Carmen, following the same maritime route but in the other direction, from Puerto de Mogán to Arguineguín.
The main Romería, the pilgrimage to the Virgen del Carmen de Arguineguín is one of the events that attracts a lot of residents and visitors.
In 2019, Tuesday, the 16th is the Day of Our Lady of Carmen is celebrated, which is also a bank holiday in the municipality of Mogán.
Boda Expo, the biggest wedding fair on Gran Canaria returns to INFECAR.
Usually from 10:00-20:00 on both days, with the most important pret-a-porter bridal walkway in the Canaries.
If you are getting married, planning to or just love all the wedding stuff, you can not miss this. Many of the exhibitors will also have exclusive offers for BodaExpo.