The Canary Weekend Tips 9-11 June’17

The second weekend of June and Summer is here already. There are plenty of events happening around the island including the start of the Las Palmas founding celebrations, rally, operation Kilo, Gastrofest in Las Palmas and many patron saint’s fiestas to go and experience.

There’s a full Moon this Friday, June 9th. According to folklore it has a special name: the “Strawberry Moon.” It gets its name from June being the usual season for strawberry harvest, just three short weeks beginning around now


Friday 9 June, Gran Canaria 

Operacion Kilo 

Event organized by the Food Bank of Las Palmas in which each municipality collaborate to collect as much non-perishable food as possible.

So, if you are doing grocery shopping on Friday and see personnel with boxes / trolleys in the entrance please pick up a few extra items and donate.

9-11 June, Las Palmas 

Gran Canaria Gastrofest

Gastronomic delights and music during the weekend at the back of Parque Santa Catalina in the capital, Las Palmas. Show cooking, cooking courses for adults and children, tastings, cooking contests, dining areas, chill out, DJ’s, concerts and much more. See the full program here ( in Spanish )

Friday 13:00-02:00, Saturday 11:00-02:00, Sunday 11:00-17:00

9-11 June, Pueblo de Mogán

Fiestas Patronales de San Antonio El Chico

On Saturday, ‘bajada de la rama’ lowering of the branch procession starting at 18:00 from Avenida de la Constitución, followed by at 22:00 traditional dancing at parque Nicolás Quesada. Evening ends with more music at 23:30 in Plaza Sarmiento y Coto

On Sunday, the water festival Mogán H20 from 12:00-19:00 with lots of activities for children and families. Foam party at 13:00, 15:00 and 17:00. Place: Calles San Jose and Juan Martin and Paaza Sarmiento y Coto

On Monday at 22:30 a concert by Gran Canaria Big Band and Cuban singer Virginia Guantanamera and at midnight fireworks. Parque Nicolás Quesada

You can see the full program for festivities here ( in Spanish )

10-11 June, Villa de Moya 

Patronal Festivities in honour of San Antonio de Padua

On Saturday, Romeria, pilgrimage offering starting at 18:00 and ending up at the church.

On Sunday there are cheese tastings and desserts on offer starting at 09:00 Calle Magistral Marrero

10 June, Arucas 

X Clásica de Arucas –  Memorial Juan Jenaro Falcón

The official start of the classic rally with start line on Calle Juan de Bethencourt Saturday June 10 at 12:00

15 stretches in 2 stages throughout Saturday, expect road closures.

9-10 June, Galdar 

El Festival La Guancha

The festival ‘La Guancha’ (sharing its name with the necropolis located there), combines music and historical heritage in El Agujero, on the northern seashore of Gran Canaria.  Friday and Saturday at Plaza de Mr. Leacock, the best bands and groups from around the island are performing starting at 21:00 both evenings. There is also a artisans market going on starting at 19:00.


9-10 June, Arucas 

Patron Saint festivities San Juan Bautista – (Arucas 8-25 June)

On Friday, craft exhibition starting at 17:00 in Plaza de San Juan, at 19:00 folkmusic groups and music in Plaza de Constitución and at 20:30 The International Folklore Festival in Plaza de San Juan, with the presence of groups from Madrid, Portugal, Japan and China

On Saturday, Traditional Canarian Romería (pilgrimage offering) at 18:30, followed by a Canarian fiesta at 21:00 in the fairground of Arucas.

See the full program for Arucas here ( in Spanish )

9-10 June Las Palmas

539th Foundational Celebration for Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

See the full program here 

Friday 9 June at 20:30 Pregón, opening ceremony by Elena Acosta, director of the Christopher Columbus Museum Casa de Colón, followed by performances from Olga Cerpa and Mestisay, Omara Portuondo at Plaza de Santa Ana

Saturday 10 June at 20:00 Music in the heart of Vegueta. Live music in the courtyards of the historic “downtown”.
Patio de Los Naranjos: Cuarteto Partiella
Patio casa regental: The Latonius
San Martín centro de la clutura contemporánea:Orquesta del Atlántico
Patio casa familia pinto: Natalia Machín
Patio casas consistoriales: Benabas
Patio Opispado: Súbito Koral
Patio fundación Mapfre: Hara Alonso y Kalma Visuals
Patio del colegio de Abogados: Grupo Nao
Patio fundación Negrín: Orquesta de Cámara de Gran Canaria
Casa de Colón: Yairi Rosas.
at 22:30 Concierto de “Pájaro” at Plaza de Santa Ana

Sunday 10 June
20:00 The Municipal Symphonic Music Band concert at Las Canteras beach (at Plaza Saulo Torón).

Saturday 10 June, El Sebadal

Feria del Moto El Sebadal 

Forty-four cars of twelve concessionaires made available to try out without appointment, raffles, workshops, a gastronomy stall and a children’s play area will fill the main street of this industrial area of El Sebadal and its main street this Saturday, with up to 4,000 visitors expected. More than twenty automotive companies and products related to cars, two NGOs (non profit associations) and shops will show visitors their wares between 10:00 – 14:00

Sunday 11 June, Agaete 

Craft Market

The artisanal market of Puerto de Las Nieves, organized by the Department of Crafts of the Town hall of Agaete with the collaboration of the Cabildo de Gran Canaria.

On Sunday from 11:00 to 16:00 featuring musical performances of Agaete Big Band, starting at 13:00, and the Berbique Club Band, from 14:00.