Gáldar is celebrating their main fiesta for the town, in honour of its patron saint, the Fiesta de Santiago de los Caballeros between 28 June – 27 July 2019.
Pilgrimage Offering to Santiago is held on July 20. The procession with an offering to the Patron Saint in which the different districts of the municipality take part along with floats from other municipalities of the island, with the offering of typical produce of Gran Canaria to Santiago Apóstol (Saint James the Apostle). Traditional Pilgrimage offering, Romeria usually starts in Gáldar at 18:00 and travels the historic center of Gáldar to plaza de Santiago
The other big day of the festivities is the eve, July 24 which will have a night of fireworks and a big party.
The main day of festivities 25 July is also a local bank holiday in Gáldar.
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.
Teror is celebrating their ‘Water Festival’ between 12- 21 July
Saturday and Sunday 13-14 July
20ª regional artisan fair ‘VILLA DE TEROR’ Plaza del Pino and surrounding area
Saturday 10:00 – 20:00 and Sunday 9:00 – 16:00
Saturday 20 July
Traditional Romería, a pilgrimage offering in honour of San Isidro Labrador.
From el Castañero Gordo to Plaza de Sintes, starting at 18:00
BAILE DE TAIFAS DEL AGUA
Traditional Taifa dancing with folkloric groups at Plaza de Sintes after the romería.
After party, Verbena del Agua at Alameda Pío XII. at 22:00.
Sunday 21 July
Cattle Fair at Terrenos Yánez Matos (next to the bus station) From 8:00 to 14:00. Mass in honour of San Isidro Labrador at Basílica del Pino. at 13:00. After, around 14:00 a cattle parade at Calle Real and Plaza Ntra. Sra del Pino.
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.
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.