The Canary Guide Weekend Tips 27-29 April 2018
It’s the last weekend in April and there are some stupendous events happening over the coming days for you to go and see… and taste!
There are the Strawberry Fair in Valsequillo, The Potato Fair in Firgas and a Cheese Fair in Guia. In the capital Las Palmas there is an “outlet” fashion festival as well as an electric vehicle fair. The picturesque south-west village of Puerto de Mogán once again becomes a live artists’ studio with the return of the quick-painting contest and there is even a beer festival happening in Gáldar among various other happenings throughout the weekend.
The commercial area of Mesa y Lopez in Las Palmas is celebrating. Three days of outlet stalls, music, fun, children’s Activities, fashion shows and varied musical performances.
RAMBLA 1 (Plaza de España) Refreshment: A variety of gastronomic treats at very reasonable prices: every day from 12:00 to 24:00.
Concerts : Thursday at 20:30 “RAWKIN BLUE”, On Friday at 21:00 “SON X TRES” and on Saturday “LA ÚLTIMA LLAVE” at 19:30 and “ASERES” at 21:30.
RAMBLA 2 – “Fashion, beauty, health, home and services”.
Hours : Thursday 26 from 12:00 to 21:30. On Friday & Saturday from 10:00 to 21:30
On Saturday:> Children’s Activities 12:00-13:30 Rafaelillo clown, face painting workshops, Fashion shows, catwalks from 18:00-19:00
RAMBLA 3 – Craft Market. Hours: Thursday from 12:00 to 21:30. On Friday & Saturday from 10:00 to 21:30.
The ancient town of Santa Maria de Guía start their cheese festival celebrations on Friday, with a recording for Spanish Television, to be aired on the program ‘Tenderete’ (traditional Canarian music and dancing) in front of the main Church of Santa María de Guía, from 21:00 and the festivities celebrating all that is connected to local cheese continues throughout the municipality until the 6 of May.
The events planned for the festive program continue on Saturday, with a new edition of the Cheese Ball, starting at 20:00, in Plaza Grande, which will once again become the setting for the one of the islands’ largest concentrations of traditional dancers, with more than 150 couples participating in an “intimate tour of the folklore of the Seven Islands.”
On Sunday at the historic centre of Guía, The Traditional Gastronomy and Artisanal Fair, with some traditional music and dancing to enjoy as well. The Fair starts at 10:00am
Its all about electric vehicles at the islands main convention and exhibition centre, INFECAR, on Saturday and Sunday.
MOVELEC, the second edition of the Canary Islands Electric Vehicle Show, promoted by the Cabildo de Gran Canaria, and organised by the Canary Islands Trade Show Institution (INFECAR), on display will the very latest developments from the electric mobility industry and you can try first hand the current offer available on Gran Canaria, get info about the environmental and savings advantages of using the electric vehicle, know about the aids and incentives for the purchase of electric vehicles, get to try one
Opening hours : Saturday 10:30 – 20:00 and on Sunday 10:30 – 17:00
Entry fee : €1.50
Playa de Mogán will, this Saturday, become a living art studio; now in its eighth edition, the Quick Painting Contest returns once more.
Organised by Mogán town council, the contest will bring together painters of various nationalities, with different styles and free technique to create art about the local landscape, monuments or people of Playa de Mogán.
Painting starts at 09:00 and artwork needs to be finished by 15:00.
Anyone (over 16 yrs) can participate and sign up is on the same day before 08:30 (fee €5)
Gáldar is preparing for a new edition of the Gáldar Beer Festival, which this year evolves into a tribute festival to the music of the 50s and 60s, changing its name to “Gáldar Beer, Rock and Swing Festival“.
This new edition will be held on Saturday in Plaza de Santiago, starting at 12:00 and will feature performances groups including “The Bar Riders.” There will also be rock and roll dance, swing dance and rockabilly workshops, ambient music with a DJ specialist in this genre.
Another novelty will be Gran Canaria’s first official “bearded encounter”, organized by the World Brotherhood of Barbudos in Gran Canaria, coinciding with the celebration of the Gáldar Beer Festival.
The first edition of Beach Volley Tournament 4×4 Anfi del Mar with 12 teams formed by players from different countries, Italy, Norway, Germany,Sweden, Lithuania, Mexico, etc, etc. all meet on Saturday at Anfi beach to enjoy our little paradise, sun, beach, music, entertainment, and much beach volley.
Games starts at 09:00
Potatoes and more potatoes on offer for this the fourth potato fair in Firgas, on the north of the island. . From 10 o’clock in the morning until 15:00 in Plaza de San Roque and its surroundings, the Agricultural, Artisanal and Gastronomic Markets and between 11:00 and 13:00 some lovely culinary exhibitions and tastings of different gastronomic dishes with the potato as the main ingredient.
At 13:00 performance by the “Vocal Siete”
It’s that time of the year again when you can almost taste the summer, and what better way than in form of some of the best strawberries grown in The Canary Islands?
1500 kg of Strawberries are being collected just for the free tastings at this year’s sixth edition of the Strawberry Fair in Valsequillo de Gran Canaria.
Strawberries with cream, strawberries with honey, ice cream, smoothies, juices and various sweets made with strawberry are just some of the produce to be enjoyed.
A perfect day out for the whole family.
Other events over the weekend :
Saturday 28 April, Ayagaures Fiesta: mass at 18:00, followed by romeria popular, pilgrimage offering for the