Long weekend ahead … again, with Monday May 1st being a day off. Labour Day / Día del Trabajo / May Day is a National Holiday in Spain. Lets hope the sun comes out since weather conditions over the weekend might affect events.
There are a lot of strawberries, a bicycle day, wines, a Good night Cinema event in Triana, a cheese festival and an Agricultural Biodiversity Fair ahead. They may also be rainclouds in the south, so not the best beach weekend, but the northeastern mountain town of Valsequillo are expecting blue skies and a celebration of their prize produce, the humbly delicious strawberry…. we know where we are headed!!
Triana Presents Good Night Cinema
Enjoy a late night of shopping, gastronomy, culture, movies, music and surprises in the shopping area Triana in Las Palmas from 17:00-23:oo.
Castillo de Mata also joins in by opening their facilities from 17:00 until 23:00, offering a free visit to the current exhibitions, in addition to guided tours, a screening of the documentary ‘the journies of Harryet’ (which follows a young British girl’s experiences of Las Palmas)
The nocturnal visit to the Castillo de Mata, Castole of Death, is recommended even for the children, since this is an adventure entering from the vault, an area normally closed to the public. Other institutions also open their doors for free evening visits including Casa de Colón, Casa-Museo Pérez Galdós
A great Friday night to adventure in Las Palmas!
Noche de Vinos
Another edition of ‘Night of Wines’ in Telde is on Friday starting at 20:00 in Plaza de San Gregorio in the heart of the open commercial area of Telde.
With many of the island wineries present and their wines to be tasted and some tapas from the local restaurants to be consumed with the lovely price of €1 or 2€
Grand opening of Spar Natural Las Palmas
The second Spar Natural shop opens its doors this Friday starting at 09:00 in the morning in Las Palmas. The new shop is very close to El Corte Ingles, on Calle Juan Manuel Durán number 6. With 300 meters of space, more than 5,500 reference brands and offering consultations from professionals.
If its anything like the opening of the first shop, Friday is indeed a good day to visit. As a novelty in Spar Natural Las Palmas there is also going to be an ecological/organic cafe, with some delicious coffee, tasty snacks, sandwiches and refreshing juices and not forgetting ice cream; vegan, lactose free and sugar free.
VI Feria Canaria Biodiversidad Agrícola
Something different and interesting on offer with the sixth Canarian Agricultural Biodiversity Fair on Saturday from 10:00-15:00 at Plaza Primera de Mayo in Cruce de Arinaga. It’s all about seeds and growing things.
A lovely little fair with stalls, workshops, a seed exchange among other things. Main objectives of the fair include agricultural biodiversity, promoting rural development, exposing loss of biodiversity, raising awareness among all social groups involved regarding the value of food and heritage seeds, showcasing local agricultural biodiversity.
The fifth Strawberry fair, ‘Day of the strawberry’ in Valsequillo with more than a thousand kilos of strawberries collected just for the free tastings.
Throughout the day there will be dessert contests with local strawberries, show cooking with strawberries and other Valsequillo products, a living museum of the strawberry and crop projections, guided route through strawberry farms, tastings and more tastings of strawberries, activities and workshops for children, games and an inflatable castle for the little ones, sale of products related to strawberries from throughout the municipality.
Día de la Bicicleta
Sunday will be a day of the bicycle in Mogán.
Organized by Mogán and Costabiker’s CD Femarguín in the morning with a multitude of activities planned at Plaza de las Marañuelas in Arguineguín with the aim of promoting the use of the bicycle in a family event.
Among the activities is the tourist costabiker’s, which will run through the town on a 64 km bicycle route so special attention on the roads will be needed.
The bicycle route will go from Arguineguín, to the original village of Pueblo de Mogán via the coast, continuing up the ascent of Pié de Cuesta and enjoying the spectacular views of the municipality of Mogán. From Cruz de San Antonio to Barranquillo Andrés and Soria, and arriving back to Arguineguin via Cercados de Espino
Feria de Gastronomía tradicional y artesanal
Celebrating their 40th year, the Cheese festivities of Santa Maria de Guía going on on Sunday, there is a traditional gastronomy and artisan fair happening from 10:00-16:00 at the casco. Tastings and selling cheese and local produce.
You can see the full program ( in Spanish ) for the Fiesta del Queso here
Puerto Rico farmers’ and Craft market
On Sunday morning from 08:00-14:00 in Parque Urbano in Puerto Rico, (near the Angry Birds) our biweekly farmers market, draws residents and visitors alike to buy some sun kissed local produce direct from the farmers themselves.
Next weekend the farmers market is in San Fernando