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The Canary Guide Weekend Tips 26-28 July 2019

The Canary Guide Weekend Tips 26-28 July 2019

It’s the last weekend of July and what a spectacular summer we are having… as if you expected anything less here on Gran Canaria! Weather predictions feature highs of around 30ºC in the shade to the south, blue skies and bright sunshine raising the thermometers still higher; and perhaps few degrees lower to the north, where a little bit of cloud cover is quite normal at this time of year.

Some splendid events are happening this weekend across the island with a Tomato Fair in Vecindario, the 5th Maspalomas Costa Canaria Soul Festival in San Agustín, the Fiestas del Carmen come to and end in Mogán this weekend with a Bajada de la Rama procession on Saturday and another maritime procession on Sunday, leaving from Puerto de Mogán and headed back towards Arguineguín. Latin music in Teror, theatre music and dance in the captial and a Northern Gran Canaria Rally this Saturday. Whew! And it’s going to be a scorcher!!


The Canary Guide Weekend Tips July 26-29 2019

The Canary Guide Weekend Tips July 26-28 2019

Posted by TheCanary.TV on Wednesday, July 24, 2019


The 5th edition of the annual Soul Festival is this weekend right down on the beautiful beach at San Agustin. This 2019 edition is dedicated to none other than the ”Queen of Soul” herself, Aretha Franklin.

Masters of ceremony : Rich Hutton and Sergio Miró
On Friday at 19:30 BLDA 20:30 Steffen Morrison, 22:00 Anthony Paule Soul Orchestra ( with Larry Batiste, Sandy Griffith and Omega Brooks) 22:30 Khulah B. 23:30 Wendy Moten, 00:00 Tony Wilson ( The Young James Brown ) with Judy Lei.

On Saturday at 19:30 Neketan PD, 20:30 Patricia Kraus, 22:00 Anthony Paule Soul Orchestra ( with Larry Batiste, Sandy Griffith and Omega Brooks), 22:30 Annika Chambers, 23:15 Chilly Bill Rankin & Jerry Jones, 23:55 LaRhonda Steele, 00:35 Gran Final

On Sunday at 12:00 Julián Maseo ( acoustic concert at the workshops stage, traditional Petanca area with food stands)

As a novelty from last year, this edition will again have a food and drink chiringuito area “Petanca” to nourish the body as well as the soul.  The area will be open on Friday and Saturday 13:00-02:00 and on Sunday 11:00-18:00

Workshops : On Friday at 17:30 with Derrick D’Mar Martin “From the Soul” . On Saturday at 17:30 Charles McNeal “Saxophone” . On Sunday at 12:00 Julián Maseo


The festivities of Virgen del Carmen in Mogán’s two fishing villages comes to an end this weekend. Activities and events continue in Playa de Mogán until Sunday July 28, when there will be yet another solemn Eucharist and return maritime procession to take the statue of Virgen del Carmen from Puerto de Mogán back to Arguineguin to see her counterpart.

On Friday at 22:30 in Plaza of Las Gañanías SON CACHÉ band presents “What a beautiful moon”, a tribute concert to Juan Luis Guerra and Rubén Blades and after, more music from Grupo Arena.

On Saturday Bajada la rama, lowering the branch procession at 18:30 with Gran Canaria Band.  

A popular quirky left over from the pre-hispanic native rituals of bringing tree branches to the sea to pray for rain during the hot summer months.

Later in the evening at 22:00 in Plaza Dr. Pedro Betancor León Traditional dance with Hahcé Tamarindos. Meanwhile at Plaza de Las Gañanias music by Paco Guedes, Start Music and DJ Fano and at Midnight Firework spectacle.

On Sunday at Plaza Dr. Pedro Betancor León starting at 10:30, a Solemn Eucharist, and the statue is taken to the port and a maritime procession of fishing boats to Arguineguin begins. Later there is a party with Yerauy Socorro performing at 20:30 at Plaza Dr. Pedro Betancor León.


The 23nd edition of the International theatre, music and dance festival is on until 2 August in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. During the festival there are a wide range of extraordinary free outdoor performances and concerts. A magnificent spectacle for people of all ages, a month of world class performance mainly in the outdoors and totally free to attend.

On Friday at 22:00 in Plaza de Santa Ana
SINFONITY, “THE FIRST ELECTRIC GUITAR ORCHESTRA”. This is a 90 minute Concert. Twelve prestigious Spanish guitarists pay tribute to the works of the great composers of all time using the humble electric guitar. With an extraordinary technique and rigor, they offer an unprecedented and moving vision of essential works of classical music, as well as well known successes of the 20th century.

On Saturday, at 20:30 in Plaza del Pilar Nuevo. ENTROPÍAS IMPOSIBLES TEATRO, “EL REY ZOLITO”. A 65 minute family theatre from the Canary Islands. A wonderful collage through the eyes of a clown, circus elements and audiovisual effects

On Saturday at 22:00 in Plaza de Santa Ana. MUNICIPAL SYMPHONIC BAND, “THE NIGHT OF BROADWAY”. A 90 minute concert by the Municipal Symphonic Band of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria offering a tour of the main musicals programmed in the famous Manhattan street. Songs from West Side Story, Les Miserables, The Phantom of the Opera , Cats and Beauty and the Beast , among others, played under the direction of maestro Daniel Abad.


The 5th Northern Gran Canaria Rally is happening on Saturday. With stretches running through six municipalities of the North: Arucas, Firgas, Moya, Santa María de Guía, Gáldar and Agaete, the rally converts the region for a few days into the epicenter of Motorsports, as well as providing an important incentive for businesses and hotels and tourism establishments of the municipalities, given the great movement of fans that is expected to gather this year.

And when there is a rally event going on. it also means road closures during the different stages.  Keep in mind if you are planning a mountain drive and visit on Saturday. But don’t worry, they wont stay closed for too long.


The humble tomato harvest has over 130 years of agricultural history in the Canaries, especially Gran Canaria and Tenerife, which used to be the main producers in all Europe.
In the heart of Vecindario, in the municipality of Santa Lucía de Tirajana, there is a museum called “Museo de La Zafra” also known as the Tomato Museum.

This Saturday in the Zafra museum in Vecindario, a harvest Tomato Fair.

Between 11:00-21:00 guided tours through the museum, a gastronomy area, children’s animation, sales of tomatoes,  a cooking show and cocktails, workshops and more. 


Teror has been celebrating their 25th anniversary Latino Festival and this Saturday, it’s the grand festival day with 12 hours of live music performances and dance, starting at 12:30 at Plaza de Sintes. A great day to enjoy this beautiful little town in the mountains particularity for all those Latin music fans out there (those boys and girls really know how to dance real close!).

Performances: 12:30  La Golosina (Gran Canaria), 14:30 They are from Aquí y Allá (Fuerteventura), 16:00 DJ Kevin RG (Gran Canaria), 17:30 Master Class by Fabían y Fanía – Bachata Spain (Sevilla), 20:30 Dance show by Ancor and Ayose Domínguez, from Paso a Paso Las Palmas, 21:00 The Guayaba (Tenerife), 22:30 Mixael Cabrera & his Team Barcelona (Cuba)


There is a 1,200-meter open water swimming competition happening in Mogán on Saturday.

The competition will start at 11:00 am from Taurito beach heading towards Playa de Mogán, with up to 300 participants.

Both beaches will be busier than usual for a few hours due to this large sporting event.



The ‘Music in the Park’ festival returns to the Doramas park with the music group  “Los Aurora” a jazz flamenco revolution, following their successful world tour. On Sunday, starting at 12:00 in the Auditorio José Antonio Ramos ( just behind hotel Santa Catalina) the Catalan group arrives directly from touring Canada, Poland, Ibiza, Hungary and Toledo to offer their amazing show of singing, playing, dancing and poetry, in the José Antonio Ramos auditorium in the capital park.

The cycle of midday concerts, organized by the Department of Culture of the City of Las Palmas de G.C. and produced by Amilkilometers, is free to enjoy

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