The Canary Guide Weekend Tips 2-4 February 2018
One funky weekend ahead with a range of unpredictable weather including sun, rain, thunderstorms and snow up at the summit continuing. A few events already have been postponed, so make sure to double check if planning to attend outdoor event. Carnival celebrations are to continue in Las Palmas with the exception of the Daytime Carnival in Vegueta which has been postponed until next week. Carnival in Agüimes is starting this weekend. Almond blossom festivities happening during the weekend in Tunte whilst festivities in Tejeda has been postponed.
It is the first weekend of the month so Triana, the shopping district in Las Palmas are planning extra activities and discounts are great on the cards. Also the Cabildo de Gran Canaria’s network of museums are open for free to visit this weekend and its all indoors so perhaps the best bet for this weekend schedule of events.
Magical Shopping center Carnival weekend in the Alisios up in the north, offering workshops for children creating costumes, cotton candy and many more surprises. Friday & Saturday from 17:00-21:00. Toys R Us are also joining in the celebration this weekend with several events in their shop.
Changed program for the capital’s Carnival program
Saturday 3 February
at 19:00 Murgas contest on stage in Parque Santa Catalina
Sunday 4 February : Parque Santa Catalina
at 11:00 Canine Carnival on stage on Parque Santa Catalina with dogs and owners dressed to impress. Free entry until seats full
at 13:00 Daytime Carnival. The first carnival day for families in the nerve center of the party.
at 18:30 Childrens Queen Gala on stage in Parque Santa Catalina. Free entry until seats full
at 21:30 Adults costume contest
The capital of the SBT municipality is called “Tunte”, the place receives its name from the settlement of an aboriginal town of the same name, where after the conquest, various settlers of hispanic origin settled. In the old quarter of the village, still known as Tunte, stands the Church of San Bartolomé de Tirajana, consecrated in 1922.
Tunte are celebrating their 7th edition of Almond Blossom and their farmer’s market over the weekend for locals and visitors. The event organized by the Town Council for the socio-economic promotion of the inland communities includes a trekking walk, tapas route, craft and agricultural fair, a technical presentation on the almond tree and its cultivation, tasting and musical performances. This year incorporates the first contest of table olives seasoned with mojo with the aim of promoting the cultivation of olive trees
From down south, the bus number 18 gets you there
On both days you can enjoy an emblematic food route of traditional tapas of ‘ropa vieja’ in Restaurante La Cueva, ‘carne cochino frita’ in Bar Quatro Esquinas, ‘tarta de Santiago’ in La Panera de Tunte, ‘carajacas’ in Bar Rest. Santiago de Tunte and ‘garbanzada’ in Restaurante D’Romería. The tapas, priced at €3 include a glass of wine, a bottle of beer, soda, water or coffee.
at 09:00 the Farmer’s and artisan Fair opens : an exhibition and sale of crafts and wines, bread, pastries, cheese, honey and other local agricultural products.
at 10:30 the table olive contest
at 11:30 Canarian music performance from Parrando Los Chanos
at 12:30 the presentation of the new harvest of Las Tirajanas Winery at Bodegas las Tirajanas
at 13:00 the awarding of prizes for writing, poetry and the photography contests; and an act of recognition of neighborhood work in the primary sector of this municipality.
at 13:30 Canarian music performance from Son del Caney
You can also visit between 10:00-14:00 Museo-Casa de los Yànez and La Bodega Las Tirajanas
3-4 February, Tejeda ***** Festivities postponed to next weekend
Fiestas del Almendro en Flor Tejeda
The 48th edition of Fiestas del Almendro en Flor Tejeda, one of the most popular festivities during the winter season on Gran Canaria has been postponed due to the weather conditions.
The Triana shopping district in Las Palmas, our capital’s oldest original merchant quarter, are having their main open weekend event, as they do every first weekend of the month.
Carnival workshops for the kids and musical performances for the adults. Activities focused on the carnestolendas, which started in Las Palmas last Friday, January 26.
On this occasion, the activities take place in full on Sunday 4, as Saturday it was to coincide with the now postponed Daytime Carnival originally planned in the neighborhood of Vegueta and in the vicinity of the commercial area, perhaps its just some fine shopping for this Saturday after all … =)
Activities take place on Saturday from 11:00-14:00 and on Sunday from 11:00-18:00.
The Cabildo’s network of museums are opening their doors again this the weekend for free visits, as they do every first weekend of the month.
Casa de Colón in Las Palmas: Saturday 10:00-18.00 and Sunday 10:00-15:00
Casa-Museo Pérez Galdós in Las Palmas: Saturday and Sunday 10:00-18:00
Casa-Museo Tomás Morales in Moya : Saturday and Sunday 10:00-18:00
Casa-Museo León y Castillo in Telde : Saturday and Sunday 10:00-18:00.
Casa-Museo Antonio Padrón. Centro de Arte Indigenista, in Gáldar : Saturday and Sunday 10:00-18:00
Museo y Parque Arqueológico Cueva Pintada in Gáldar : Saturday 10:00-18:00 and Sunday 11:00-18:00, last visit 16:30, limited spaces.
On Saturday: The murga “Ni quito ni pongo” starts the Agüimes Carnival with its particular parade for the little ones. At 12:00 from Plaza de Nuestra Señora del Rosario, the procession will parade through the streets of the Old Town Casco of Agüimes with floats, music and with the traditional papagüevos ( the big paper mache puppets). At the end of the parade, in front of the portico of the Church of San Sebastian, the traditional burning of the shearing will take place. The party will continue at night with the grand opening parade at 21:00 and after party at 23:00 at Plaza del Rosario
On Sunday, Play area for children starting at 11:30 at Plaza del Rosario
A wide range of agricultural products, crafts and accessories on offer in La Aldea, the westernmost municipality of the island. From 09:00-14:00 on Calle Real and surroundings
The Agricultural Market in La Karpa, offers the opportunity to purchase fresh produce directly from the primary sector (farmers) at an adjusted price. Vegetables, fruits, honey, cheeses, oil, bread and sweets are some of the produce that can be found, constituted to support the primary sector of the region. The freshest products at your fingertips.
Every fortnight, on a Sunday, in a setting surrounded by palm trees and to the sound of typical Canarian music, early in the morning there is a farmers and crafts market.
Locally grown fruits and vegetables, cheese, sweets and so much more. This weekend also the new market season starts, so there are also tastings of typical Canarian delights.
The market is open from 08:30-14:30