Mid January and the almond trees are in full blossom all across the mountains, from Valsequillo to Tunte, Ayacata to Tejeda; and so Carnival season is fast approaching. The weather predictions look a little unstable for the weekend on Gran Canaria, with wintry showers to the north and colder than usual night time temperatures, so some outdoor events could be cancelled, and you will certainly want to wrap up warm, though the south of the island should remain mainly sunny and still a perfect excuse to go find a weekend event to get involved with, whether it be a beer tasting, hill walking, an organic market or two, music in the park, a bike fair, some good old fashioned live music. Remember too that the sales are all in full swing so its good time to get those bargains and get set for next Christmas…!

LIVE MUSIC at The 19th Hole

Friday 18 – Saturday 19 – Sunday 20, Puerto Rico de Gran Canaria 21:00 – Late

Puerto Rico’s biggest Live Music and Sports bar has just opened a matter of weeks ago, bringing the famous 19th Hole concept to the heart of this vibrant and popular tourist town.  With them they have brought the most spectacular large screen television anywhere in The Canary Islands, not only perfect for all major sporting events, but also doubling up as the backdrop to some of the finest live musicians anywhere on the south of the island.  Not to be missed. Live music every night from 9pm with “Al Rivero”, this Friday, Brian on Saturday and Mario and Emillo on Sunday

Organic Market, Las Palmas

Friday 18th January to Sunday 20th 09:30 – 20:00

Various vegan food dishes for you to try at the organic market in the capital,  installed in the Plaza de la Música next to the Alfredo Kraus and opposite the Las Arenas shopping centre.  It forms part of the International Yoga Festival of the Canary Islands 2019.  



On Saturday you can enjoy something a little bit different. Mundo Aborigen, on the way to Fataga, on the GC-60 just 15 minutes from Playa del Inglés,  a Mini Livestock Fair with Live Music, offering an authentic Canarian Parranda … a different experience, for the whole family.

At Mundo Aborigen Gran Canaria you can discover what the life of the ancient inhabitants of Gran Canaria was thought to be like. A unique representation of their customs and daily work in a unique environment.



The Bicycle Fair returns on Saturday, January 19, to the pedestrian area of Avenida de Canarias to celebrate its fourth edition, which involved a dozen specialised companies in the sector that exhibit their material with special fair prices, In addition to offering other occasional products, and different clubs and cycling schools in Gran Canaria. The Bicycle Fair, held from 15:00 to 21:00, offers several circuits of practices, skills, bicycle tests and road education. Talks, raffles of caps and T-shirts and of products that the participant companies contribute, complete the program of this fourth edition, which will also have a stand of the Local Police of Santa Lucía and its mascot Gofiote.

Brewery tour with beer tasting.

Saturday 19 January, Vecindario/Cruz de Arinaga 11:00 – 12:00

Over the course of one hour they explain the process, ingredients and taste four beers (17cl). + info and reservations / book here:  info@galotiabrewing.com  828 664 897  677 718 417 Next dates: January 19, February 23 and March 30. 10 Eur/person Running the visit requires a minimum of 10 people.

The Hattricks & Friends

Saturday 19 January, Buster Bar, Arguineguín 21:30 – 12:00

Live music for real! Saturday nights at Buster have become a tradition for not only those who live in Arguineguin but many also come from other parts of the island to let go, dance and sing with The Hattricks. Rob on bass & singing, Pablo on guitar & vocals, Nils on guitar & vocals, Puka on drums form the band on Saturdays. The band promises a lot of Swedish mixed with the best from 60s-70s-80s in various languages ​

Outdoor Farmers Market (North), Arucas

Granja Agrícola del Cabildo, Saturday 19 January (every fortnight) 08:30 – 14:00

The Agricultural and Livestock Market of Arucas began in June 2008, at the initiative of the Coag (Coordinators of Organisations of Farmers and Cattle Ranchers) and the Federation of Cattlemen of Gran Canaria (Fedegran), later moving to the Cabildo de Gran Canaria, an institution in charge of your organisation at present. This market takes place every fortnight in the facilities of the Cabildo Experimental Agricultural Farm, located next to the main exit for Arucas from the GC-2, on the north coast of Gran Canaria. The market comprises some 65 exhibitors (farmers and ranchers) who market their products directly to the final consumer, with the aim of lowering the costs added by intermediaries. Huge buzzing vibe, well worth a trip to the north coast on a Saturday morning (every second Saturday)



Agricultural and Craft Market of Puerto Rico:Every fortnight, always on a Sunday, in an environment, surrounded by trees and palm trees and to the sound of live music, spend an entertaining morning at the Agricultural and Craft Market of Puerto Rico.
Fresh fruits and vegetables from the Gran Canario field, cheeses, sweets, guarapo (sugar cane juice), natural juices, artisan products … delighted visitors.

From 08:45- 14:00  

Music in the Park – Marinah

Sunday 20 January, Doramas Park, Las Palmas 12:00 – 14:00 On January 20 returns the Music in the Park , with the Catalan singer Marinah. Performing from her album `Afrolailo ‘to the Doramas Park at 12: 00h. Organized by Las Palmas de Gran Canaria City Council , LPA Cultura , LPA Visit  

Eddy Allen Loop Pedal Show!

Sunday January 20, Habla de Ti, Telde

British musician Eddy Allen has been wowing crowds across Europe with his unique brand of auto-production live guitar music, featuring a range of very well known covers, that he builds up and creates live on stage using what is known as a loop pèdal. Eddy is not simply a one man band, he is an entire concert band all in one. Well worth going to see for a Sunday afternoon of unique entertainment. https://youtu.be/hPpQUOeez_c


Sunday 20 January, El Muelle, Las Palmas 16:00 – 20:00

A free giggle for the kids being offered on Sunday afternoon completely free at the El Muelle shopping centre by the Port of La Luz in Las Palmas


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