Festivals in Gran Canaria

The island boasts gorgeous beaches and clear blue sea and much more. The middle is mountainous and covered with ancient forests, which makes it perfect for hiking and biking. Its towns have a real cosmopolitan feel and offer great opportunities for shopping, dining, partying and more.

If you are planning to travel to Gran Canaria, try and time your trip so that you get to experience one of the many great festivals that are held year round, below is a list of the most popular to get you started.
  • January – The Festival de Musica de Canarias kick starts the year with a celebration of classical music. Well regarded all throughout Europe this festival attracts local and international artists and allows people to experience some of the best that classical music has to offer.
  • February – Carnaval comes to town and those planning to travel to Gran Canaria will enjoy festivities for the whole family. There is a competition to crown the Carnaval Queen, Latin dancing, local music, a children’s parade and a party atmosphere that really shouldn’t be missed.
  • March – There are many religious festivals held throughout this month on the lead up to Easter, with parades, dancing, and much more.
  • April – The Fiesta of the Aborigines is held in remembrance of the original inhabitants of Gran Canaria. There are many concerts, traditional celebrations and dances held so if you travel to Gran Canaria you will learn more about the history of the island and its people.
  • May – The famous Womad Festival is here and attracts singers and groups from throughout the world. Admission is free and with three days of non-stop music, dancing and partying as well as workshops and demonstrations, this really is one that you have to experience.
  • June – The town of San Juan celebrates the history of Las Palmas and has local celebrations and rituals along with concerts, theatre and sporting events, which all culminates in bonfire and firework parties all over the island.
  • July – The International Jazz Festival lasts for three weeks and provides everything a jazz lover could ever want. With music, dancing and special events it will be a real experience.
  • August – The Bajada de la Rama is a vibrant and colourful fiesta held in the town of Agaete on the coast. This is popular with locals and tourists alike who are encouraged to join the fun and frivolities.
  • September – The sportier among you may enjoy the Festival of the Lagoon, which has water based sporting contests including fishing, boat racing and swimming among many others. Travel to Gran Canaria and remember to bring your fishing rod.
  • October – Move over Cannes, the Festival Internacional de Cine de Las Palmas is a major festival where directors and international film stars come to promote the latest films and join visitors in the many viewings.
  • November – The Atlantic Rally for Cruisers sees some beautiful Yachts arrive for a rally. The Yachts leave Las Palmas to head to the Caribbean; stowaway anyone?
  •  December – Christmas is not far away and the Fiesta de Santa Lucia is the place to be to get yourself into the Christmas spirit. New Year’s Eve is also celebrated throughout the island with parties to be found just about everywhere, whether in a bar, club or just on a beach.
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