The Canary Weekend Tips 30 June – 2 July ’17

First weekend of July ahead, skies of blue and hot bright sunshine, and many wonderful events to go and experience around the island. Old stuff is in back fashion with the Big Bang Festival in Las Palmas, there´ll be tapas, and music and a witch parade in Telde, a sea swimming competition in Mogán, the tasty Apricot fiesta in Fataga, free open air Tai chi in Playa del Inglés among many other happenings.

The start to July also means summer sales on Gran Canaria and what nicer way to find a bargain than in Las Palmas and the main Triana shopping area with their open weekend event, like every first weekend of every month, but now with extra summer bargain power. Calle Mayor de Triana and its surrounding shops are open for the weekend as well as workshops and activities on offer dedicated to children, live music and a wide range of eateries and lovely little bars in this old merchant quarter of the city.

The first weekend of the month also means FREE visits to all museums run by the island’s government, the Cabildo de Gran Canaria.

30 June – 2 July , Las Palmas
Big Bang Vintage Festival, ( 30 June – 9 July )

A festival of culture bringing you back to the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s, the music, movies and fashion of yesteryear and the mid-twentieth century.

As we warm up to the main headline festival on Friday, July 7th at Pueblo Canario, there are ever increasing peeks of whats to come from national and international concert performances (Rockabilly, Rock’n’Roll, Swing, Swing, Blues, Beat, Garage , DJ sessions on vinyl) there will also be burlesque cabaret, vintage market, art exhibitions, themed talks, hairdressing, tattoo, retro-dance workshops, competitions, food trucks, children’s workshops and a long list of activities aimed at all lovers of the cultural heyday of teenage rebellions.
More information from their website or on facebook.

Friday 30 June : Big Bang sixties party at 23:30 in The Paper Club , free entry
Saturday 1 July : Broadway club spectacle + Beboop DJ in Fábrica la Isleta starting at 21:00  ( entry €10)
Sunday 2 July : Roller Derby at 12:00 in cubierta estación de guaguas El Hoya and at 21:30 cabaret variety in el bambalinon cafe teatro ( entry €6)

Friday 30 June, San Gregorio, Telde 
Ruta del Enyesque

The produce of the earth stars at the new Enyesque route every last Friday of the month in San Gregorio.

Various cuisines combine with fun, music and show cooking backed by the Cabildo de Gran Canaria and the city of Telde who convert the commercial area into a space that attracts residents and visitors.

A selection of bars and restaurants in the area will make tapas with local Telde produce as the main ingredients, among them the gofio of San Gregorio, the oranges of the Higuera Canaria and the artisanal bread of various local bakeries.

Prices are capped, including a drink, at €2,50.

The Event starts at 18:00. This will also have an effect on the traffic in the area and Plaza de San Gregorio will be off limits for cars starting from the morning.

The first Enyesque Route this Friday will also have produce on sale from farmers and winemakers around the municipality as well as two musical bands to soften the day. Smaller children will be able to enjoy cooking workshops as well as the celebration of the Second Night of Witches at 20:00 with a parade.

A lovely way to get to know an area while tasting some delicious local products and of course not forgetting the parade. Good for the whole family.

1-2 July, Triana, Las Palmas 

Fin de semana abierto 

Calle Mayor de Triana in the capital and its surroundings begin the month of July with a weekend of open shopping, which coincides with the start of the summer sales, workshops and activities dedicated to children, live music and a wide range of restorative bars and cafes in this old shopping district enclave of the original city.

On Saturday, a lot of activities also for children and adults and among them, Rafaelillo Clown Cabaret (from 12:00 to 13:00, in Triana 20); Eurekakids crafts workshop (from 11:00 to 14:00, in Triana 35),  a custom pin shop (from 11:00 to 14:00 in Triana 56); An ‘Old School’ tattoo shop (from 11:00 to 14:00, in Triana 72); The Ensueños (daydreams) workshop (from 11:00 to 14:00, in Triana 88); and a braids and decorations workshop (from 11:00 to 14:00, in Triana 102).

On Sunday,  musical performance at Shack Bar (from 13:00 to 18:00 in Torres 13); an exhibition of vinyl and a Rastro flea market at the same location, from 11:00 to 18:00. a Swing and Charleston workshop (from 11:00 to 18:00, in Travieso with Cano); a handicrafts workshop with cardboard toys (from 11:00 to 14:00, in Triana 13) a vintage Mini Karts circuit (from 11:00 to 14:00, in Triana and, again, Rafaelillo Clown Cabaret (from 12:00 to 13:00, in Triana 102). among many other activities.

What a buzz!

1-2 July, Gran Canaria 

Museos en finde …

The wonderful island network of museums run by the island Cabildo every first weekend of the month open their doors for free visits.

Museums: Casa de Colón, (in Las Palmas) Saturday 10:00-18:00 and Sunday 10:00-15:00
Casa-Museo Perez Galdos, (in Las Palmas) Saturday and Sunday, from 10:00-19.00
Casa-Museo Tomas Morales, (in Moya), Saturday and Sunday, from 10:00-19.00
Casa-Museo León y Castillo , (in Telde), Saturday 10:00-22:00 and Sunday 10:00-19:00.
Casa-Museo Antonio Padron -Indian Art Centre (in Gáldar) Saturday and Sunday, from 10:00-19.00.
Museum and Archaeological Park Cueva Pintada (in Gáldar) Saturday, from 10:30-19:30 and Sunday, from 11:00-19.00. First visit on Saturday at 10:30 and Sundays at 11:00. Last guided tour on Saturday at 18:00 and Sunday at 17:30. Limited capacity.

Saturday 1 July, Arguineguín, Mogán
Traiña Trail Spar Mogán

Night time mountain race with the starting point in Arguineguín on Las Marañuelas beach.

Event starting at 17:00 with many distance races along the main 24 km circuit.

The race will cause traffic restrictions on the main coastal avenue of Arguineguín beach and in the port area during the day.

Saturday 1 July, Fataga, San Bartolomé de Tirajana
Fiestas del Albaricoque

This extraordinary, rustic traditional apricot fair in the picturesque village of Fataga, with the main day being on Saturday 1 July, with a traditional Romeria, pilgrimage offering starting at 19:30 and everyone dressed in pretty traditional clothing dancing into the night.

Global bus number 18 will get you to Fataga from Maspalomas, we recommend booking a stay up at the Rural Hotel Molino de Agua, as there are unlikely to be any busses back after dark!

Saturday 1-2 July, Teror 

Romeria San Isidro Labrador y Santa María de la Cabeza

The tiny neighborhood of San Isidro in the emblematic area of Teror celebrates their patron saint festivities and on Saturday with a  Romeria, pilgrimage offering through Teror starting at 19:00 followed by evening fiesta with live music and DJ’s and at 01:00 firework show. The Hermitage was founded in 1695.

On Sunday there will be a livestock fair, starting at 10:00 in the morning; At 12 noon Solemn Mass will be celebrated, sung by the “Virgin of Lourdes” parish choir, which will be followed with the procession with the images of saints.

A perfect opportunity to see some Real Gran Canaria and to see something very special and traditional here on the island.  

Saturday 1 July, Playa del Inglés, San Bartolomé de Tirajana

We are Taichi

During the Summer months of June, July, August and September 2017, Master Kim Kyoung Bo and the town hall of SBT offer free outdoor Taichi and meditation classes in Playa del Inglés as part of their summer activities.

Where : Public Square of C.C.Anexo II, by the main Taxi stop, in Playa del Inglés.
Time : 10:30 to 11:30

Master Kim Kyoung Bo, Taichi World Champion Chen style (year 2005) and Chikun World Champion (year 1997)

Saturday 1 July, La Aldea de San Nicolás


This Saturday, coinciding with the Agricultural Market, Handicrafts Exhibition and Complements of every month, the City Council has organized a very special day with a multitude of activities for all ages.
Starting from 10:00 in the morning you can enjoy the Craft Show on Calle Real, a chess tournament, inflatables, Ferrari exhibition, music perfomances the performance of Parranda We are going on a trip and beer tastings, exhibition of classic cars and the performance of the group Alderaband. At the same time you will be able to enjoy the gastronomic offer of the establishments in the area.

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