Mar
2
Sat
2019
Carnival La Aldea
Mar 2 – Mar 23 all-day

the westernmost municipality of the island of Gran Canaria, La Aldea de San Nicolas is celebrating their Carnival 2019 in March and this years theme is #LaMagia, magic.

The main days of festivities are:
2.3 Carnaval de Día
5.3 Carnaval Tradicional
9.3 Carnaval de Mayores
16.3  Cabalgata de Carnaval
23.3 Entierro del Besugo

Mar
14
Thu
2019
Carnival Maspalomas
Mar 14 – Mar 24 all-day

Carnaval Internacional de Maspalomas. in 2019 theme is “Maspamoon”

Mar
16
Sat
2019
Carnival Agaete
Mar 16 – Mar 31 all-day

The Carnival of Agaete 2019 will begin on March 16 and will culminate on March 31, under the allegory ‘Fantasy Literature’

Highlights :

Friday 22 March : Costume Gala at 21:00, Plaza de la Constitución
Saturday 23 March: Day Carnival at 13:30,  Plaza de la Constitución
Saturday 30 March: Parade and Burning of the Sardine at 18:30   Plaza de la Constitución

Mar
23
Sat
2019
5th Collectables fair of Gran Canaria – Gáldar
Mar 23 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
5th Collectables fair of Gran Canaria - Gáldar

55 stands dedicated to the world of collecting, in Plaza de Santiago, both companies related to collecting, as with private collectors. It is also a place for non-collectors who can visit a curious fair of objects, which can take them to the memories of childhood, as to the future.

The fair will be open from 10:00 to 18:00 and you can see different types of collections such as: philatelic, numismatic, toys, key rings, coca cola, star wars, film props, autographs, kinder, consoles old portable nintendo, stamps, coins, bills, tin toys, figures, marine and antique items, military, among many other topics.

Potato Fair in Firgas
Mar 23 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Potato Fair in Firgas

On Saturday, the 23rd of March,  Villa de Firgas celebrates the traditional FIESTA DE LA PAPA DE FIRGAS, an event that aims to promote local products and gastronomy, with special attention to the PAPA ( potato) as a product of enormous agricultural value and linked to the food and gastronomy.

The event will be held in Plaza San Roque and Avenida de La Constitución and will offer to visitors different gastronomic, agrarian and artisanal products. From 11:00-18:00 there will be a sample and gastronomic tasting of local products, show cooking,  musical performance of the group “ARAGUANEY” and much more…

 

Mar
26
Tue
2019
Carnival Costa Mogán
Mar 26 – Mar 31 all-day
Carnival Costa Mogán

Mogan celebrates its Carnival between 26-31 March.

Theme for the Carnival festivities in 2019 is Africa.

Apr
5
Fri
2019
ENORTE 2019 – Business Fair of the North of Gran Canaria
Apr 5 – Apr 7 all-day
ENORTE 2019 -  Business Fair of the North of Gran Canaria

XVIII ENORTE 2019, The Business Fair of the North of Gran Canaria from April 5 to 7 in Gáldar.

ENORTE will once again show the potential of the Comarca’s business fabric, bringing together numerous companies specialized in different fields, from new technologies, auto industry, household appliances, textiles and food, to handicrafts, event and service organization, among many others.

It will be the sixth occasion in which the municipality of Gáldar will host ENORTE since the fair arose with the aim of supporting the revitalization of the Open Commercial Zones. A space in which will be distributed the hundred stands of companies, social and cultural groups, as well as the institutional tents for tourism promotion of the municipalities that make up the Commonwealth in the North of Gran Canaria. 

Apr
6
Sat
2019
FREE “Museums Weekend” Museos en finde @ Cabildo Museums
Apr 6 – Apr 7 all-day

Museos en finde 

The history of Gran Canaria is on display in an extensive network of museums where the thousand ingredients that made the island a conclave of different cultures are all mixed together.

Pre-hispanic mummies, ancient ships and contemporary art. Great writers, painters and musicians. Architecture, indigenous ceramics, sculpture and an ocean of history.

The Island Government Cabildo de Gran Canaria’s network of museums open their doors every first weekend of the month for FREE visits.

Casa de Colón in Las Palmas: Saturday 10:00-18.00 and Sunday 10:00-15:00
Casa-Museo Pérez Galdós in Las Palmas:  Saturday and Sunday 10:00-18:00
Casa-Museo Tomás Morales in Moya : Saturday and Sunday 10:00-18:00
Casa-Museo León y Castillo in Telde : Saturday and Sunday 10:00-18:00.
Casa-Museo Antonio Padrón. Centro de Arte Indigenista, in Gáldar : Saturday and Sunday 10:00-18:00
Museo y Parque Arqueológico Cueva Pintada in Gáldar : Saturday 10:00-18:00 and Sunday 11:00-18:00, last visit 16:30, limited spaces.

For a more extensive list of Gran Canaria museums click this link to check out the main tourist board pages

 

Apr
7
Sun
2019
Farmers market and crafts Tejeda
Apr 7 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Farmers market and crafts Tejeda

The stalls in Tejeda will come loaded with products: fruit, cheese, honey, bread … and will be enlivened by live Canarian Music with La Parranda Los Chanos.

Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy some fresh mountain air and views and to buy products from the land and enjoy live music

Apr
27
Sat
2019
MOVELEC, the Electric Vehicle Show of the Canary Islands
Apr 27 – Apr 28 all-day
MOVELEC, the Electric Vehicle Show of the Canary Islands

MOVELEC, the Electric Vehicle Show of the Canary Islands, promoted by the Cabildo de Gran Canaria, and organized by the Canary Islands Trade Show Institution (INFECAR), aims to make available to the public the latest developments in the electric mobility industry, as well as of:

Publicize the environmental and savings advantages of using the electric vehicle.
Disseminate the aid for the acquisition of electric vehicles and at the same time encourage the use of them.
Highlight the importance of having populations free of CO2 emissions and improving the acoustic level, developing the concept of eco-island.

May
4
Sat
2019
“Discover Artenara”- Fair 2019
May 4 – May 5 all-day
"Discover Artenara"- Fair 2019

Discover Artenara 2019 fair will take place on May 4th and 5th. It will be a meeting point between crafts, traditions, gastronomy and everything that Artenara has to offers.

On Saturday 11:00-21:00 and on Sunday 10:00-16:00

FREE “Museums Weekend” Museos en finde @ Cabildo Museums
May 4 – May 5 all-day

Museos en finde 

The history of Gran Canaria is on display in an extensive network of museums where the thousand ingredients that made the island a conclave of different cultures are all mixed together.

Pre-hispanic mummies, ancient ships and contemporary art. Great writers, painters and musicians. Architecture, indigenous ceramics, sculpture and an ocean of history.

The Island Government Cabildo de Gran Canaria’s network of museums open their doors every first weekend of the month for FREE visits.

Casa de Colón in Las Palmas: Saturday 10:00-18.00 and Sunday 10:00-15:00
Casa-Museo Pérez Galdós in Las Palmas:  Saturday and Sunday 10:00-18:00
Casa-Museo Tomás Morales in Moya : Saturday and Sunday 10:00-18:00
Casa-Museo León y Castillo in Telde : Saturday and Sunday 10:00-18:00.
Casa-Museo Antonio Padrón. Centro de Arte Indigenista, in Gáldar : Saturday and Sunday 10:00-18:00
Museo y Parque Arqueológico Cueva Pintada in Gáldar : Saturday 10:00-18:00 and Sunday 11:00-18:00, last visit 16:30, limited spaces.

For a more extensive list of Gran Canaria museums click this link to check out the main tourist board pages

 

May
10
Fri
2019
FIMAR 2019
May 10 – May 12 all-day
FIMAR 2019

The International Sea Festival & Fair of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, FIMAR is at the Plaza de Canarias and surrounding areas from Friday to Sunday 10-12.5.2019.

This 9th edition of the fair that has firmly established itself as the primary professional, sports and leisure event for the nautical and marine-maritime sector of the Canary Islands.

Jun
1
Sat
2019
FREE “Museums Weekend” Museos en finde @ Cabildo Museums
Jun 1 – Jun 2 all-day

Museos en finde 

The history of Gran Canaria is on display in an extensive network of museums where the thousand ingredients that made the island a conclave of different cultures are all mixed together.

Pre-hispanic mummies, ancient ships and contemporary art. Great writers, painters and musicians. Architecture, indigenous ceramics, sculpture and an ocean of history.

The Island Government Cabildo de Gran Canaria’s network of museums open their doors every first weekend of the month for FREE visits.

Casa de Colón in Las Palmas: Saturday 10:00-18.00 and Sunday 10:00-15:00
Casa-Museo Pérez Galdós in Las Palmas:  Saturday and Sunday 10:00-18:00
Casa-Museo Tomás Morales in Moya : Saturday and Sunday 10:00-18:00
Casa-Museo León y Castillo in Telde : Saturday and Sunday 10:00-18:00.
Casa-Museo Antonio Padrón. Centro de Arte Indigenista, in Gáldar : Saturday and Sunday 10:00-18:00
Museo y Parque Arqueológico Cueva Pintada in Gáldar : Saturday 10:00-18:00 and Sunday 11:00-18:00, last visit 16:30, limited spaces.

For a more extensive list of Gran Canaria museums click this link to check out the main tourist board pages

 

Jun
5
Wed
2019
Fisaldo, The Fair of Opportunities
Jun 5 – Jun 9 all-day
Fisaldo, The Fair of Opportunities

The 20th edition of Fisaldo, the fair of opportunities. The fair is promoted by the Cabildo de Gran Canaria and organized by INFECAR, consolidates its presence in the trade fair agenda with this twentieth edition. A must for all those who want to buy quality products at the best prices in the market.

Textile, Footwear, Accessories, Furniture, Decoration, Used Vehicles, Sports, etc.

Jul
5
Fri
2019
Fiestas del Carmen Arguineguin 2019
Jul 5 – Jul 16 all-day
Fiestas del Carmen Arguineguin 2019

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.

TOTEM. Cirque du Soleil
Jul 5 – Aug 4 all-day
TOTEM. Cirque du Soleil

The most famous circus in Meloneras, just next to ExpoMeloners from 5 July – 4 August 2019.

TOTEM :  Journey into the Evolution of Mankind

TOTEM follows the human species from original amphibian state to ultimate desire to fly. The characters evolve on a stage, evoking a giant turtle, the symbol of origin for many ancient civilizations. TOTEM explores the ties that bind Man to other species, his dreams and his infinite potential.

Jul
6
Sat
2019
FREE “Museums Weekend” Museos en finde @ Cabildo Museums
Jul 6 – Jul 7 all-day

Museos en finde 

The history of Gran Canaria is on display in an extensive network of museums where the thousand ingredients that made the island a conclave of different cultures are all mixed together.

Pre-hispanic mummies, ancient ships and contemporary art. Great writers, painters and musicians. Architecture, indigenous ceramics, sculpture and an ocean of history.

The Island Government Cabildo de Gran Canaria’s network of museums open their doors every first weekend of the month for FREE visits.

Casa de Colón in Las Palmas: Saturday 10:00-18.00 and Sunday 10:00-15:00
Casa-Museo Pérez Galdós in Las Palmas:  Saturday and Sunday 10:00-18:00
Casa-Museo Tomás Morales in Moya : Saturday and Sunday 10:00-18:00
Casa-Museo León y Castillo in Telde : Saturday and Sunday 10:00-18:00.
Casa-Museo Antonio Padrón. Centro de Arte Indigenista, in Gáldar : Saturday and Sunday 10:00-18:00
Museo y Parque Arqueológico Cueva Pintada in Gáldar : Saturday 10:00-18:00 and Sunday 11:00-18:00, last visit 16:30, limited spaces.

For a more extensive list of Gran Canaria museums click this link to check out the main tourist board pages

 

Jul
26
Fri
2019
Maspalomas Costa Canaria Soul Festival
Jul 26 – Jul 28 all-day
Maspalomas Costa Canaria Soul Festival

The 5th edition of the Soul Festival in Maspalomas on the beautiful beach of San Agustin. 2019 edition is dedicated none other than the ”Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin.