It’s last weekend of August and summer continues on Gran Canaria with temperatures starting to feel more like a normal hot summer. A big firework show is coming up in Melenara, a deffo Must Do. Free movies, with English subtitles, on offer in the shopping centre El Tablero, Lovely local fiestas going on during the weekend as well and don’t forget the free exercise and stretching session with Lilly on Sunday in Parque Sur Maspalomas.
Fiestas de Melenara (18-27 August)
On Friday, bouncy castles and entertainment for children starting at 18:00 at Playa de Melenara and later at 23:00 its a night of 60’s 70’s 80’s music, Canarian style.
On Saturday one of the most popular local events of the year: Fuegos de Melenaras 2017. Water pyrotechnics exhibition by Pirotecnia Piromart SL in Melenara. This is a very popular event and there will be traffic restrictions in the area and intensified bus services and taxis. Show starts at 23:59 but be there early because there is music and dancing before and after the spectacle show.
On Sunday, maritime – land procession starting at 18:00
You can see the full program here ( in Spanish )
Fiestas en honor de la virgen de La Cuevita
The highest altitude village on Gran Canaria, The Village of Artenara in the western mountains of the interior, is celebrating their fiestas La Cuevita.
On Friday, starting at 21:00 “Gran batalla de flores” . Artenara comes to life with a procession through the streets of the village with rhythmic music and a small parade and with a lot of confetti, followed by a concert of a popular music group “Última Llave” at 22:30 and then some more partying.
On Saturday its the big foam party at the football field starting at 12:00
Sunday, the main fiesta of Santa María de la Cuevita. The place to be is Plaza San Matias
Day includes 13:15 Magna procession with the image of The virgin of La Cuevita at 18:30 transfer of the image of Virgen de la Cuevita from the parish church of San Matias to the vicinity of the stage in the Plaza de San Matías at 19:00 Folk tribute followed by at 21:00 another small procession as well as fireworks show.
You can see the full program here
Cine de Verano
Summer nights movies in the shopping center El Tablero Friday and Saturday with free entry and with English subtitles.
On Friday starting at 20:30 the movie Minions and at 22:30 Fantastic Beasts.
On Saturday at 20:30 The secret life of Pets and at 22:30 its X-Men: Apocalypse
Summer sports night
Mogán town hall organizes Friday afternoon directed classes of spinning, zumba and aquagym outdoors on the Beach of Las Marañuelas and in the Avenida Manuel Alamo Carpintero de Rivera (known before as Avenida Muelle). In addition, there will be a playroom service for the little ones in the family.
Summer sports on offer in Playa de las Marañuelas on Friday between 19:30-21.15. Spinning, zumba and watergym
Mayweather vs McGregor
For you boxing fans, if you are interested in seeing the totally overhyped Ultimate Boxing match, to Queensbury Rules, there is one great place open to watch the big fight Mayweather vs McGregor in the middle of the night.
The 19th Hole in Meloneras, Boulevard El Faro. from 03:00-06:00, join the others to watch the highly anticipated match.
Check the location here
Rastro Second hand market & Farmers market
The Sunday must for all previously-owned-item lovers. The second hand rastro market just next to the town hall, where you’ll find bric-a-brac and so much more. This Sunday joined by the local farmers market, as it is every second weekend.
Go early to find the best bargains !
A Walk in the park with Lilly Rikhter – Official Sunday Training for The Long Walk 2017 (coast to coast charity hike Sept 29-Oct1)
FREE, Easy & Fun. 1 hour session in the sunshine in Parque Sur de Maspalomas, just next the climbing wall.12:00-13:00. Birdsong, blue skies and the fresh smell of grass. Yoga style stretching for muscles and joints. Any age, any condition, any fitness level. Every body benefits from a little help to move in the right ways
Lilly Rikhter is a personal fitness trainer based on Gran Canaria who works with people at all levels to help them get the best out of their bodies. Her session happens every Sunday throughout the year, and over the next three months she invites anyone looking for better mobility, more supple joints or who simply wants to help their body to feel great, to come join us in a training session thats easy enough for complete beginners and thorough enough to make a real difference in any bodies’ life.
With a special focus on helping to prepare participants for the biggest charity walk on Gran Canaria – The Long Walk 2017