The festivities in honour of San Fernando de Maspalomas will start on Thursday 25th of May and continue until Sunday 4 of June. Most of the events are happening around the Plaza de San Fernando, the courtyard of the main parish church.
This year the organizing committee pay homage to the memory of member and comrade Ezequiel Pérez Perera ‘Quelo’. The reading of the proclamation will take place on Thursday in the Church at 20:00 in the evening where various Municipal music bands and groups will present the Hymn of San Fernando.
Here are some highlights for these traditional local Patron Saint festivities in honour of San Fernando. You can see the full program (in Spanish) here.
Friday 26th May, the celebration of the Masparranda Canarian carnival in the “old town” of San Fernando from 21:00; with good food, partying, carousing and games.
Saturday 27th May the Romeria, the main pilgrimage-offering starts at 18:30. (the route is from the stadium parking plot to San Fernando park) followed by an evening party from 21:30 at the Plaza and later an after party at the front of the communal swimming pool.
Sunday 28th May from 09:00 the lovely second hand market at Plaza de Timanfaya in front of the town hall. There is also a mass at 09:30 and 11:30 at the church. There is children’s entertainment at the Plaza starting at 18:00 and at 21.00, a Gala with the election of the children’s and youth Queens.
Monday 29th May, the fifth DJ Contest starting at 22:00 in the area of the chiringuitos (the little trailer bars and street cafes)
Tuesday 30th May, the traditional fish barbeque at 13:30 at Colegio Maspalomas I. after mass and procession in honour of the Patron saint, which will be officiated as usual at 11:30 followed by the procession with the image of San Fernando the Patron Saint. That same Tuesday, on the occasion of Canarian Day, at 21:00 a Canarian Day Festival will be held in the Plaza de San Fernando
Thursday 1 June, the festive program includes at 18.00 childrens activities at the Plaza
Friday 2 June, Wines and tapas night from 21:00 at the Plaza with a concert by Los Lolas and Chromatic Mixture of teloneros.
Saturday 3 June the 5th Folklore Festival at 21:00 and at the end, the traditional fireworks show.
Sunday 4 June the San Fernando patron saint festivities come to an end with a display of classic cars (from 10:30), a foam party at 12:00 in the plaza and at 18:00 children’s entertainment, a Zumba master class (at 18:30) and at 20:30 the Festival of Great Talents.