The Canary Guide Weekend Tips: October 20-22

The perfect mid october weekend to visit our capital city with our full highlight list of events going on over the next couple fo days. There is a traditional pilgrimage offering (Romeria) happening in the city centre, Triana Celebra Excelencia, a beer festival in Parque Santa Catalina, and pirates for the family event in San Cristobal on the outskirts of the city as well as a lot of wedding stuff at Infecar.  On the south there is a lovely wine and tapas night in San Fernando, a solidarity event in Arguineguín and a free concert in Playa del Inglés 

It is also always good to remember that big events like romerias, pilgrimage offerings, can also cause traffic and parking restrictions in the area.

And after last week’s hot calima weather, this one should be a nice breezy weekend ahead with lovely “normal for October” weather forecast, and even the chance of little autumnal rain.


Friday 20 October, San Fernando, SBT

Noche de Vinos & Tapas

A night of Canarian wines and tapas is on offer on Friday in Parque de San Fernando. From 20:00 to 00:30 with music performances


Friday 20 October, Playa del Inglés, SBT

A Lovely free concert on Friday starting at 20:00 by “trio Con-Trastes” at the Centro Insular de Turismo de Playa del Inglés, just next to Shopping Center Yumbo, where the tourist information office is. Trio by Abraham Ramos, Juan Sebastián and Jorge Granados

Admission is free until capacity is reached.

 

 


20-21 October, Triana, Las Palmas

Triana Celebra Excelencia Gran Canaria

The second edition of “Triana Celebra Excelencia Gran Canaria” on Friday and Saturday in the open commercial area of Triana, in Las Palmas.

Opening Hours on Friday from 17:00-21:00 and on Saturday from 11:00-21:00. Markets, workshops, a gastronomy route, childrens’ activities, musical performances and many more exciting things. See the full program here

The 2 day event includes things like a market fair at Alameda de Colón with all the local products of the earth elaborated and produced carefully here by the island gastronomy sector, farmers and craftsmen at your disposal. A Gastronomy route : with almost 30 establishments in the area participating. Culture : with a series of open museums.

 

 

 


20-22 October, Parque Santa Catalina, Las Palmas

Tropical Fest

Parque Santa Catalina in Las Palmas will become the scene of Tropical Fest, held this year from 20 to 22 October, an event in which the beer will be starring and also include an extensive program of recreational activities and concerts.

On Friday from 18:00 to 02:30, Saturday from 12:00 to 02:30 and on Sunday from 12:00 to 20:00

The weekend includes many concerts, beer yoga, barber services, a vintage market in which you can find anything from art pieces to comics or vinyl and a Harley Davidson motorcycle show as well as darts and table football competitions, among others. The little ones will have a specific area, where they can enjoy various games and activities.

Music performances : On Friday from 19:00, until the early hours of Saturday, four tribute bands.

On Saturday,  Miss Brave & The Cavaliers at 13:00, followed by We Rock, at 15:00 horas, and The Birkins, at 17:00. Los Vinagres performing at 20:00 and at 22:00, the group Triángulo de Amor Bizarro, a reference for independent music.

On Sunday from 13:00, Victor Lemes, while at 15:00 act Los Lolas and at 17:00 Aseres among others during the weekend

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21-22 October, Las Palmas

Continuing fiestas de La Naval

On Saturday : Romeria la Naval

Canarian market on Calle Tenerife and Calle Sagaste from 12:00-00:00

At 18:00 all the participants for the romeria (traditional pilgramage) start gathering in Parque Santa Catalina, and the Pilgrimage Offering in honor of Our Lady of Light, will start at 19:00, and tour the streets of Luís Morote, General Vives, Sagasta, Tenerife, Albareda, Juan Rejón y Pérez Muñoz,  where the church is located (Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de La Luz).

At 23:00 there is a Canarian fiesta and traditional Taifa dancing in the area surrounding the popular nightspot Mercado del Puerto as well as a concert de los Romeros at Plaza de la Luz.

On Sunday :  Octava de la Naval

The Magna Procesión de la Octava de la starts at 19:00. A procession of the venerated image of Our Lady of light, Patron General of the Port of La Luz, to which she has given the name. They follow the route : Pérez Muñoz, Juan Rejón, Albareda, Gran Canaria, Sagasta, Gomera, Paseo de Las Canteras, Plaza de Saulo Torón, Paseo de Las Canteras, La Naval, and Pérez Muñoz (Church)

In the Plaza de Saulo Torón fireworks at the end Plaza de La Puntilla (the sailing school.)

On arrival at the Parish Grand Finale Traca Party.


21-22 October, Arguineguin, Mogán

Japan meets Gran Canaria – 2 edition

A solidarity event with Japanese cars and a multitude of activities related to the world of motoring, a raffle, merchandising stalls, video games, a pedal kart circuit and many activities for children and youth including inflatables, workshops and video games. and more in the second edition in memory of Sergio Alonso in Plaza Negra this Saturday and Sunday  in Arguineguín. Entry free : with 1 toy (for Casa Galicia)

On Saturday, the event starts at 18:00 and at 19:00 more than 100 Japanese cars start their tour around the municipality of Mogán driving towards Playa de Mogán and continuing to pueblo de Mogán and to Pie de la Cuesta, on to Albarianes and later coming down via the barranco de Arguineguin to finalise their tour back to Plaza Negra, at around 21:00 everyone will gather to enjoy music, food, drinks, merchadise stalls etc.

On Sunday from 10:00 to 18:00 a  day full of activities, workshops for children, video games, inflatables and karting.

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Saturday 21 October, Barrio San Cristóbal, Las Palmas

Pirates del Atlantico

Event from 11:00-17:00 aimed especially for families. An event with a varied program of playful, educational, cultural, scientific activities, etc. that represent particularly the children, being an active and novel experience in relation to the theme of the piracy in the Canary Islands.

The San Cristóbal fishing district, where one of the castles that formed part of the defense network against the island’s external aggressions, Torreón de San Pedro Mártir, will be the scene where a journey takes place through time and history.

The show, show full of songs, puppets and audiovisuals, aimed at the little ones but a nice treat also for the adults, a scene with pirate attacking the City of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in the 15th century, and expressing natural values of the coast from the city, in the vicinity of Torreón de San Pedro Mártir, Castillo de San Cristóbal.

Activities planned from 11:00-17:00 storytelling with live illustrators, costume workshops, games with mobile phones, exhibition of cambulloneros ( harking back to the “come buy on” wheeler-dealers of the old days when merchandise was trafficked from the boats moored or anchored in the port or on the pier ), performances, including a concert by Aniba Versoterista, a gastronomy space, an exhibition and construction workshop of jolateros ( *A Jolatero is a very small boat fashioned from an oil drum, it has a wooden baton at either end and a long piece of string with a cork attached and is known nowadays as being a small fun boat in which young kids race each other. )


21-22 October, Infecar, Las Palmas

Boda Expo

The biggest wedding fair in Gran Canaria returns to INFECAR.

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 ticket costs just €3 and will serve you for both days. Very important that you validate your ticket before you leave the fair.

And on the catwalks you will find out the latest fashion trends. The schedules of the different shows are:

On Saturday:
12:00  Lorena Rubio Vistiendo Sueños
16:00  La Suite 17
17:30  Desfile La Novia
19:00  Desfile Oswaldo Machín

On Sunday:
11:00  La Suite 17
12:30 La Novia
17:30 Desfile Lorena Rubio Vistiendo Sueños