Spring is in the air and the weekend ahead looks lovely, with just a few clouds in the sky predicted though there may be the possibility of some rain for the start of next week (according to Spanish State Met Office AEMET ). Not too busy a weekend ahead so perhaps a good time to rest ahead of next weekend’s full calendar of amazing events happening on Gran Canaria, though this weekend has plenty to keep you occupied.
Friday 20 April, Arguineguín, Mogán
Feria del Libro
A Book fair event in Arguineguín will most certainly bring out all the local bookworms and all in Spanish too, perfect for those improving their knowledge of the language and literature along with some activities for children with bouncy castles, face painting, a mini disco, comics and more.
All happening at Plaza Pérez Galdós from 17:00-22:00
Saturday 21 April, Santa Lucia
Espal en la calle: 15 horas de festival
Starting from 10:00 in the Pedestrian Zone of Avenida de Canarias; 15 hours of Festival activities, part of ESPAL (a solidarity event & conference of International Activism, Human Rights and Social Justice ) with a solidarity book fair, music, food, an awards ceremony for the Drawing Contest and much more.
The day includes World foods between 13:00-16:00 & 19:00-00:00 at the Gastrotent on the Pedestrian Zone of Avenida de Canarias
Concerts in the Plaza de Los Algodoneros at 19:00 Caracoles, at 21:00 Tremenda Jauría and at 23:00 Txarango
Saturday 21 April, Mogán
Gloria Challenge Mogán Gran Canaria
The Gloria Challenge Mogán Gran Canaria triathlon, in its third edition, will this weekend once again bring together the world triathlon elite in Mogán.
427 athletes from 24 countries have registered for the competitive event, among them the current Ironman of Hawaii world champion, German, Patrick Lange.
The race begins from Amadores beach at 08:00. The event aims to challenge the resolve of triathletes with 1.9 kilometres of swimming, 90 kilometres on bicycle and 21 kilometres of running.
While the shorter distance race will consist of 1.9 kilometres of swimming, 40 kilometres on bicycle and 10 kilometres of running race.
See the full information of the courses here
SWIM COURSE : 1,900m two lap course. Start and finish at Amadores Beach.
BIKE COURSE : 90Km – 5 circuits- Start and finish at Amadores Beach.
RUNNING COURSE : 21Km start and finish at Amadores Beach.
And when there is a sporting event of this nature happening it also means road closures and traffic restrictions in the area for the duration of the Triathlon on GC-500 from 06:00-14:00
Saturday 21 April, El Tablero, San Bartolomé de Tirajana
5º Aniversario Centro Comercial El Tablero
The shopping center El Tablero is celebrating its 5th Anniversary this Saturday, Throw the dice and participate in the great raffle where they are giving away a Smart TV every hour as well as thousands of other prices and in the evening there will be a Flash Funk Show concert at 20:00
Hours : 11:00-13:00 & 17:00-20:00
Sunday 22 April, San Bartolomé de Tirajana
Rastro & Mercadillo Agricola Maspalomas
The second hand fleamarket takes place in the surroundings of the southern town hall every Sunday, with a lot of great bargains to be found. This Sunday, like every second Sunday there is a farmers market too.
Sunday 22 April, Teror
Teror Market and the new “farmers corner”
The Sunday market in Teror premieres ‘Farmer’s Corner’ next Sunday April 22, a new sales space that will be located every Sunday in Plaza de la Alameda Pío XII, in front of the Episcopal Palace, from 9:00 to 15:00, offering agri-food products (vegetables, fruits, vegetables, medicinal herbs, spices, cheeses or honeys).
A total of 13 sellers have joined the initiative of the Teror council Market Department, with the aim of expanding the offer of the traditional municipal market and, at the same time, bring a new attraction for the thousands of visitors who attend every week and energise the activity of the Casco de Teror on Sundays.
Currently, around a hundred street vendors are present at the “Mercadillo de Teror” every Sunday, with a wide variety of products. To this are added a dozen artisans, located in the Plaza del Pino, and the establishments of the Open Commercial Area of Teror that open every Sunday.
Teror Town Council last year celebrated the 145th anniversary of the Sunday Market of Teror, taking as a reference the date in 1872, the year in which the existence of the Market was consolidated with the publication of the public auction of pitches.
However, since the second half of 18th century the importance of commercial development in Teror, as a primary supply hub for the Medianías, the inland zone of the island, was well known along with the first origins of street vendors in the surroundings of the Basilica del Pino.
Other events happening over the weekend
20-22 April, Las Palmas
ITF Beach Tennis tournament on Las Canteras beach. On Friday, Women and men qualifying, mixed and singles finals.
On Saturday the main draw, mixed over 45s and on Sunday Women’s and Men’s semifinals, finals, 14& unders, 12 & unders and mixed over 45s
Saturday 21 April, Artenara, III Rallysprint Artenara