Agaete Valley is celebrating their festivities in honour of Saint Peter San Pedro
On Saturday 22 June, Romería, pilgrimage offering to San Pedro starting at 19:30 from Parque La Acequia del Moral to Plaza de San Pedro. Followed by a “baile de Taifa” at 22:00 at the plaza
On Saturday 29 June at 11:30 will take place the solemn Eucharist and procession of the image of San Pedro through the streets of El Valle accompanied by the Guayedra Musical Group.
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.
In the district of La Isleta in the capital, there is the feast day of Nuestra Señora de Carmen (Our Lady of Carmen) in the month of July.
Patron Saint of sailors is celebrated between 6 July – 27 July
13 July Queen Gala at Recinto Ferial Porto Pi
14 July Gala Reina Infantil, the child queen cala at Recinto Ferial Porto Pi
15 July Artisan Fair and Canarian Night 12:00-22:00 on Calle Benartemi
20 July Romeria, pilgrimage offering at 18:00 from esplanade del Sebadal, Roque Nublo, Palmar, Andamana, Tecén, Tanausú,Tamarán, Benecharo, Faycanes, Artemi Semidán, Palmar, and to Benartemi.
21 July Maritime procession at 17:00
28 July Religious celebrations will end with the terrestrial procession on Sunday at
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.
Gáldar is celebrating their main fiesta for the town, in honour of its patron saint, the Fiesta de Santiago de los Caballeros.
20 July : The tradicional Romería Ofrenda al Señor Santiago de los Caballeros de Gáldar at 17:00
22 July : Los Caballitos de Fuego de Santiago at 21:00 from Plaza de San Sebastian.
24 July : Bajada de la Rama de Santiago at 17:00
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.
Teror celebrates its 25th Latino Festival from July 23 to 27 salsa.
The Latino Festival ‘Villa de Teror’ celebrates its 25th anniversary with a program of activities that will take place during the last week of July, with workshops and Latin nights. The Grand Festival day will take place on Saturday July 27 at Plaza de Sintes.
One more year, the Latin Music Festival will turn Teror into a great event for lovers of salsa music, enjoying dance classes and concerts.
The 25th Latino Villa de Teror Festival. Organized by the Department of Culture and Celebrations of the City Council of Teror, led by the mayor Henoc Acosta, will be held during the week of July 23 to 27 in the Casco de Teror, offering in addition to the great concert of July 27, dance classes Latino and performances in Plaza Teresa, from July 23 to 26, with the following program:
From Tuesday, July 23 to Friday, July 26, 2019
Classes of Latin dances
by Ancor and Ayose Domínguez of the Paso Palmas Academy. Carpa Plaza de Sintes at 20:00
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Dance animation by Paso a Paso Las Palmas and Jacaranda concert and performance by the Raíces Argentinas group. Plaza Teresa de Bolívar at 22:00
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Dance animation with Paso a Paso Las Palmas and Son Caché performance. Plaza Teresa de Bolívar at 22:00
Thursday, July 25, 2019
Dance animation by Paso a Paso Las Palmas and Latin Jazz night, by Lisandro Mansilla Latin Jazz Quartet. Plaza Teresa de Bolívar Square at 22:00.
Friday, July 26, 2019
Dance animation by Paso a Paso Las Palmas and Noche de México with the performance of Miguel and El Mariachi. Plaza Teresa de Bolivar at 22:00
Saturday, July 27, 2019
XXV FESTIVAL LATINO VILLA DE TEROR, with the participation of La Golosina (Gran Canaria), Son de Aquí and Allá (Fuerteventura), Orquesta Guayaba (Tenerife) and Mixael Cabrera and their Team Barcelona (Cuba), the Academy Step by Step Las Palmas and the Dance Academies of Gran Canaria. Sintes Square From 12:30 hours.
12:30 La Golosina (Gran Canaria)
14:30 They are from Aquí y Allá (Fuerteventura)
16:00 DJ Kevin RG (Gran Canaria)
17:30 Master Class by Fabían y Fanía – Bachata Spain (Sevilla)
20:30 Animation of Dance by Ancor and Ayose Domínguez, from Paso a Paso Las Palmas
21:00 The Guayaba (Tenerife)
22:30 Mixael Cabrera & his Team Barcelona (Cuba)
San Lorenzo is a little village just about 15 minutes from the capital. A tranquil place that only gets fussy on Sundays with their local farmers market just next to the church. Fiestas de San Lorenzo is most famous for its firework show.
3 August : Drag Queen Gala
9-10 August : “Los Fuegos de San Lorenzo” is the most important and famous pyrotechnic spectacle of Gran Canaria that takes place on the night of 9 to 10 August, and that in its last edition enjoyed 60,000 people. thousands of kilos of gunpowder light up the sky in San Lorenzo for 30 minutes
12 August III Festival de la Canción de San Lorenzo , song festival
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.
As part of the Fiestas de San Lorenzo “Los Fuegos de San Lorenzo” is the most important and famous pyrotechnic spectacle of Gran Canaria that takes place on the night of 9 to 10 August, and that in its last edition enjoyed 60,000 people. thousands of kilos of gunpowder light up the sky in San Lorenzo for 30 minutes
VARÁ DE PESCAO – ARINAGA
Festivities “of the Pine” in the seaside neighbourhood of Arinaga in Aguimes. (Avenida de Los Pescadores)
The most popular festivite day is 30.8.2019 with La Vará del Pesca’o and is followed by a maritime procession as well as fireworks in the evening.
Thousands of people partying into the night to celebrate the marine harvest of sardines among other local fish. A must see event, especially for those who fancy a bit of local celebration
Texas, Fangoria, Miss Caffeina, Carlos Sadness, Sidecars, Niños Mutantes, Elefantes … make up the poster of a Sum festival that in its second edition will once again become one of the main cultural offering of the Canary Islands.
The music festival, held in INFECAR , in Las Palmas, will have 2 big stages, special areas, restaurants, relaxation area … and the possibility of living a great tourist offer to say goodbye to the summer in Gran Canaria
TEXAS, a Scottish pop rock band from Glasgow. The band led by the singer Sharleen Spiteri is a reference of British pop rock since its debut in 1989 with the album ‘Southside’. During these last three decades they have published ten albums, of which they have sold more than 35 million copies worldwide.
The first Sunday of October , this year on October 6 , takes place the other great celebration of the municipality of Valleseco. The festivities in honour of Our Lady of the Incarnation . It is also the Apple Festival in which the neighbors come on pilgrimage with their carts from all the neighborhoods dressed in their typical costumes to offer the Virgin the products of the land on the eve of the main day.
In 2011 this festival has been declared a Regional Tourist Interest Festival by the Government of the Canary Islands.
The apple is the symbol of Valleseco par excellence
The Capital, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria celebrates Carnival between 7 February to 1 March 2020. The allegory is “Érase una vez”, Once upon a time.
The world of stories, whether childrens or adults’, is based on universal literature or television series that deconstruct mythical characters, such as the popular “Once Upon a Time”, or invent new universes, will bring color, fun and endless possibilities to the devotees of folk tales, the work of Hans Christian Andersen, The Brothers Grimm or Perrault as well as the followers of television sagas based on their stories.