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The Canary Guide Día de Canarias #WeekendTips 26-28 May 2023

What an interesting last weekend of May ahead. Weather predictions are showing some rain showers are likely across Gran Canaria. This extended #WeekendTips covers up to Tuesday, when all things Canarian are celebrated on the Día de Canarias. There’ll be some gorgeous Patron Saints’ festivities happening in San Fernando de Maspalomas as well as in Valleseco.

Fun Fact:
Valleseco literally means “dry valley” in Spanish, but is actually one of the wettest municipalities Gran Canaria. Nestling between the famous fresh water sources of Firgas & Teror, half way up the island’s mountainous northern slopes, this area is well known for its apple growers, cider and its weekly market

Six weeks since the unexplained disappearance of Anna-Karin on Gran Canaria

The authorities on Gran Canaria have been engaged in a rigorous search for Swedish tourist Anna-Karin Bengtsson, who went missing in the south of Gran Canaria around April 9. Her unexplained disappearance has caused her family much distress, with no clues to her whereabouts having emerged in the six weeks since they first realised her phone was no longer functioning.

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An exciting May weekend ahead with abundant events and festivities taking place all around Gran Canaria. There are Patron Saints’ festivities for Motor Grande, in Puerto Rico de Gran Canaria, and in El Tablero in the municipality of San Bartolomé de Tirajana and up in the mountains of Artenara. There is also a two day lively exhibition event in Meloneras boulevard and the Rally Gran Canaria is held this Friday and Saturday.


The Canary Guide Weekend Tips 13-15 December 2019

It’s the second last weekend before the main seasonal festivities. All the holiday events programs for the municipalities are now in full swing and continue until January 5. This weekend is a perfect opportunity to enjoy many of the season’s joys here on Gran Canaria. The main festive weekend in honour of the patron saint of Santa Lucia is this weekend, as ever bringing too a Swedish flavour to the Triajana valley. There are seasonal, artisanal and agricultural markets happening around the island, including Moya, Firgas and San Mateo as well as the usual commercial offerings from “high street” Open Commercial Zones such as the Triana Happy Market Xmas edition in Las Palmas. Telde are also celebrating their 9th Orange Fair this Sunday.
AEMET, the Spanish state meteorological agency is predicting a lovely winter weekend for us with, sunny skies to the south and highs of 22º to 23ºC in the shade though cloud cover may be more prominent across the rest of the island.
And don’t forget to look up to the night skies, as the spectacular Geminids Meteor Shower peaks this weekend, with at least 2 shooting stars every minute expected to be visible.

The Municipality of Mogán start their Christmas program which runs to January 5. Seasonal festivities include activities spread across virtually every neighborhood of the municipality including Arguineguín, Mogán, Motor Grande, Las Filipinas, Barranquillo Andrés, El Horno, Veneguera and Playa de Mogán will each enjoy events aimed at the whole family and especially the littlest ones in the family.
The Christmas lighting has been switched on in Playa de Mogán and throughout the municipality
On Friday in Pueblo de Mogán there is a choir performance at 18:00 at Plaza Sarmiento y Coto and in Arguineguin there will be a Christmas Gala by the local gymnastics schools from 19:00 at Plaza Pérez Galdós.
On Saturday Pueblo de Mogán sees the inauguration of the main Nativity scene in the church from 20:30.
(Visiting hours are 11:00-13:00 and 17:00-20:00 until 12 January). Afterwards traditional carol singing.
On Sunday, in Arguineguín the art schools of the municipality present “Navidad en Nueva York” at 19:30 in Plaza Pérez Galdós

The festivities in honour of the south-eastern municipal capital’s patron, Saint Lucia, are in full swing with the main weekend of events. Friday December 13 is also a local bank holiday in the municipality so you can expect council offices, banks and some shops to be closed for the day.
On Friday, the main day will start at 07:00 with the “Diana floreada” procession through the streets of the village and continues at 9:00 with the opening of the annual livestock fair, next to the municipal sports centre in the historic centre.
The religious day will begin at 09.00, with the first pilgrim’s mass, a solemn gathering of the hundreds of people who attend every year from different parts of the island to show their devotion to the patron saint of Tirajana.
The procession with the image of Santa Lucia will travel through the streets of the town and after the 12 o’clock a eucharist mass, which will be accompanied on its way by a group of women dressed in Canary mantillas. After the procession takes place, offerings of fruits and flowers, and the rites of water and milk, will be welcomed at the door of the beautiful old church. The program of the Fiestas de Santa Lucía and Los Labradores continues at 18.00, with the XLIII Folkloric meeting of the Caldera de Tirajana.
Saturday, the Day of the Haragán is one of the most popular acts of the patron saint’s festivities for Santa Lucia. Before that, at 11:00 various activities on Calle Leopoldo Matos will be followed at 12:00 by traditional Canarian games and local foods at 14:00.
From 18.00, the big street procession starts and the people of Santa Lucia will once again take part in the “Judgement of Haragán”. This year, highlighting  political and social upheavals, a new proposal will be laid out for the ruling on Mr. Haragan’s sentence, to decide his fate, and judge the final testimony of the accused, when the ever-guilty protagonist will, as ever, be burned at the stake.  This popular event allows for an often humorous and raucous laying out of charges for any ills or disservice thought to have been done to the people of the town, with the blame for perceived crimes of politicians and senior figures being laid firmly on Haragán.
The figure of the Haragán will be accompanied by papahuevos ( the big paper mache dolls ) and the Agaete music band. Upon return, chocolate with churros are on offer. Once the trial is over, the verdict of the popular jury will be celebrated with a fireworks display to celebrate the verdict with joy. The Agaete band will continue their entertainment until the night party will start at 22:00 at the park.
On Sunday, the XI Olive Fair in the patio of CEIP Santa Lucia. Starting at 10:00 farmers’ and artisan fair, children’s animation, an old cars and motorcycle exhibition, tastings and exhibitions of local Canarian traditions. At 14:00 traditional foods and at 15:00 a concert by “Son Caché”

As part of the Town hall’s festive program there a some delightful events happening this weekend.
On Friday, the inauguration of the Belén de San Telmo, the nativity scene, from 20:00 enlivened by a Gospel choir concert. Parque San Telmo.
On Saturday, “Musicando” in Parque Doramas continues the capital’s series of free concerts in the amphitheater from 21:00. Iván Quintana presents “Transhumania”.
Also at the same time at 21:00 in Plaza de Santa Ana, young singers perform their spectacle “Hakuna Matata”

The Firgas Christmas Fair and Gastro Fair for the north of the island is on between 13-15 December 2019. Enjoy a Canarian Christmas Market with Food Trucks, music and dance at the fairgrounds ( recinto ferial ).
On Friday at 20:00, the inauguration of the fair is followed by a performance of “La Trova” music group.
On Saturday, the Christmas market opens at 11:00. There is Family Theatere at 11:30. Little Red Riding Hood at Casa de Cultura (Limited Capacity).
At 13:00 a performance of “PARCHITA COLORÁ”.
Between 13:00-17:00 there is workshops for teenagers.
At 14:15 more music follows including “Los Lola” at 15:30 and “Swing Star” at 20:30.
On Sunday there is a Christmas concert at 11:30 and at 13:30 performance of “Los Granjeros”
A perfect opportunity to enjoy a local Canarian Christmas market, where people travel from other municipalities.

On Saturday, the commercial area of Triana in Las Palmas celebrates  “Triana Happy Market” Christmas Edition. “Triana Happy Market” encourages the shops of the area to ‘go out to the street’ together with invited brands, artisans, fashion designers etc.
Between 11:00 to 21:00 enjoy the varied commercial offering that this famous shopping area has to offer as well as the atmosphere of the season. Christmas decorations, activities, workshops, live music and much more.

The seventh edition of the Christmas Fair on Saturday and Sunday in the streets of the historic centre on San Mateo. The fair, organized with the collaboration of the AESAM Business Association will be enlivened on Saturday with a swing music concert at 12:00 and in the afternoon, at 17:00 the “Magic Toys” street theatre.
In addition, the Department of Health will distribute flyers as part of a new public awareness campaign with the aim of promoting adoption of pets and opposed to the purchase of animals to help fight against animal abandonment. On Sunday, the market is again enlivened by performances and this time by Claudia Álamo and Beselch Rodríguez at 12:00 in the Plaza del Pino.

The ninth edition of the Orange Fair this Sunday in the urban park of San Juan, Telde. The Washington Navel sweet orange, was once a precious luxury in Europe especially the North. You don’t find any more tasty elsewhere in the world. Between 10:00-15:00 oranges grown in the municipality will be on sale along with other local produce, live music, food stalls, as well as activities for children.
Telde’s main agricultural produce for centuries, alongside sugar cane, was the humble orange. The Washington Navel is a well known and highly regarded variety, grown on the estates at Higuera Canaria, La Herradura, Salinetas, Hoya Niebla or El Caracol, and is a favourite for many islanders.  *** Turismo Gran Canaria
An early reference to Oranges in the Canary Islands and especially Telde, Gran Canaria, stretches back to 1583 when Thomas Nicholas from London [born 1532] wrote his book  “ Islands of Canaria with their strange fruits and commodities” saying “This island hath singular good wine, especially in the towne of Telde, and sundrie sortes of good frutes, as Batata, Mellons, peares, Ayples, Orenges, Lemmons, Pomegranads, Figs, Peaches of diverse sortes, and many other fruites”. *** Canaryorange

The main streets of Villa de Moya old town will host a new edition of the Craft and Trade Fair “Moya at Christmas”. With more than fifty stands showcasing the most original gifts for this holiday season between 10:00-15:00.
There will also be storytelling, children’s workshops and music.


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The Canary Guide Weekend Tips 6-8 December 2019

A lovely, long December weekend ahead with a bank holiday on a Friday making it an option for many locals to enjoy a “puente”, long “bridge” weekend. in the run up to the season’s festivities. With unfavourable weather forecast for many areas, rain and wind are predicted for pretty much the whole island, it is worth remembering that adverse conditions might cause cancellation of some outdoor events.
This Friday is Spanish Constitution Day (Día de la Constitución) and marks the 41st anniversary of the referendum held on December 6, 1978 to enshrine into law the document that officially converted Spain to a Social Democracy. Two days later Sunday, 8 December, is the religious feast of the Immaculate conception. The Canary Islands government have chosen to transfer the holiday for Immaculate Conception (December 8), which falls on a Sunday, to another day of the year. This religious day celebrates the belief that christian belief that a virgin was preserved from “original sin”, even in pregnancy. Both days are national holidays in Spain.
The last of the Patronal festivities for the year 2019 on Gran Canaria is getting started in the lovely mountain town of Santa Lucia. There are many seasonal activities, sporting events and market going on this weekend and much more besides.
Remember that the Belen de Arena, sand nativity art, in the capital is open for visits until 7 January 2020.

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The festivities in honour of the municipal capital’s patron, Saint Lucia, begins officially on Saturday. There will be a eucharist mass at 18:00 and the proclamation, opening ceremony, in the parish church, at 19:00. Later this year’s newly elected “Lucia” will be presented in her first official appearance of the season.
Later at 22:00 Santa Lucia will enjoy music in the park.
On Sunday, “Día del Niño” a children’s fiesta will include various activities and bouncy castles, starting at 11:00 in the municipal park.
At 17:00 Scala en hi-fi infantil (a practised karaoke/playback style event) . This is followed by snacks for the little ones with a clown show.
The festivities continue until the 22md with the pilgrimage offering for the “Romería de Los Labradores” (a popular pilgrimage celebrating agricultural workers that this year turns 51, as a benchmark in the recovery of Canarian traditions) and includes Thursday 13 Dec as a local holiday in the municipality. (So expect banks and government offices to be closed).

The Belen de Arena in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, on Las Canteras Beach ( at the La Puntilla end), is one of the main Christmas attractions in the capital city and for the island.  Visits are free for the public, although donations are requested each year for charitable causes.
Opening hours : Every day 09:00 – 22:00
Exceptions :  24 & 31 December and 5th of January  when the exhibit will close at 20:00

The ancient neighborhood of Jinámar in Telde are celebrating their traditional festivities in honour of the immaculate conception and sugar cane in the old town where for centuries sugar production was the main economic driver in the area. This weekend will see the main days of these traditional festivities for the people of Jinamar.
On Friday, “día del artesano y el labrador“. An artisans and harvest festival of fruits still grown in the area, varying from oranges to figs; olives to almonds and of course sugar cane. At 10:00 the artisan fair opens. All activities are to be in the Plaza de Jínámar and along the Carretera General, old main road.
10:00-11:30 tastings of gofio with milk.
11:00-14:00 an exhibition of classic and antiques cars.
11:00 exhibition of Canarian wrestling.
12:00 exhibition of “lucha de palos” stick fighting.
At 18:00 Peregrinación, pilgrimage to the church, where the offerings are presented at 20:00.
Later at 21:00 for the second year running, a folkloric festival .
On Saturday, a concert performed by popular local group Ultima Llave at 20:00 at Plaza de Jinamar and at midnight fireworks, followed by an after show presented by the group “Armonia”.
On Sunday, Diana floreada at 7:30.
At 10:00 Cattle Fair behind of Carretera General.
At 13:00 a religious procession in honour of the Immaculate Conception after the mass at the church at 12:00.

The City of Telde is situated in the South East of the Island of Gran Canaria, 14 km from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. With a history stretching back over 650 years, the first christian dioceses of the “Fortunate Islands” was created here in 1351 after the promulgation of the papal bull “Coelestis Rex Regum” and the native population was officially given the title of City. Telde was the power base of the last Faycans, or native high priests, and capital of one of the two “Guanartematos” or kingdoms that the island, Tamarán, was divided into for decades. When the Spanish conquest was finally completed in 1483, the native people were enslaved and a new town was built, devoted entirely to farming and sugar cane production, as part of the El Cortijo farmlands belonging to the aristocratic Manrique de Lara family, and later the Del Castillo family. The flourishing economy and a society of enterprising men made Telde, and its rulers, rich and prosperous with a remarkable social and cultural history.

Moya starts their Christmas festivities on this Saturday with a market and Christmas lights switch on event.
their christmas market will be between 17:00-23:00 on Calle Miguel Hernández.
At 17:00 there is to be an audiovisual puppetry spectacle at Plaza Tomás Morales. Children’s activities 18:30-22:30 on Calle Magistral Marrero.
19:00 the municipality nativity scene opens at the Casa Cultura.
20:00 the winter lighting switch on event with an audiovisual spectacle outside the church, Nuestra Señora de Candelaria.
Between 20:00-23:00 christmas gastronomy will be on offer at Calle Leon y Castillo with eight stands representing the 8 islands (tapas for €2) as well as selling local produce.
21:30 concert of Del Caney at Plaza del árbol retondo.
On Sunday, a christmas market runs from 10:00-15:00 on Calle Miguel Hernández.
A fashion catwalk 12:00 at the municipal amphitheatre in Parque Pico Lomito.
11:00-14:30  children’s workshops and activities at parque Pico Lomito.
13:15 a “Christmas Rock” Spectacle at the entry to the church Nuestra Señora de Candelaria.

The highest altitude mountain village on the island, Artenara, have their agricultural and farmers market on Saturday from 11:00-15:00 in the picturesque little Plaza de San Matias. This gorgeous mountainside market is well worth a visit and also helps the local economy after the devastating fires this year.

As part of the town hall Christmas program, on Saturday, a vintage and christmas market between 09:00-14:00 on Plaza de Santiago.
On Sunday, “Festividad de la Purísima Concepción”, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.
11:00 in Templo Arciprestal de Santiago there is a eucharist in honour of the most holy virgin. This is followed by a religious procession through the streets.
The Royal City of Gáldar was the ancient capital of the island, Tamarán, home to the native Canario nobility and to the last king, or guanartemé, of the island, Tenesor Samidán, before the Spanish conquest, completed in 1483. When the castilian forces managed to capture the ruling monarch and his family, they took him to meet the Catholic Monarchs, Ferdinand and Isabella, who served as godparents to his baptism when he was forced to convert, taking the name Fernando Guanarteme, who on his return convinced his nobles to surrender, perhaps as a means to try to ensure his people’s survival in the face of insurmountable odds. The Conquerors dedicated the church there to Santiago de Los Caballeros, their national military patron, Saint James of the Knights. The last king advised the invaders in completing their conquest of the islands, before being mysteriously murdered, his body lost. His daughters were forced to marry, and their children presumably inherited much of the previously designated royal lands. Today it is an interesting and historic market town with regular events and a still thriving agricultural legacy.

La Aldea de San Nicolás, the westernmost municipality on the island start their seasonal festivities this Saturday.
The monthly market, just in the afternoon this week, from 16:00-22:00. There are activities for the little ones; a children’s train, workshops and bouncy castles between 16:00-19:00.
At 19:00 the christmas lighting event, followed by the presentation of the holiday program and a performance from the parish choir. The evening continues with Abian Reyes 22:00-00:00 and then the popular music band “Aseres” playing until small wee hours.

The second most important major annual fiesta in the municipality, a parish fiesta, is held on the 8th of December: Fiestas de la Concepción. The Immaculate Conception (according to church teachings, this celebrates the conception of the blessed virgin, Mary, free from original sin by virtue of the foreseen merits of her son Jesus On Sunday, a Solemn Eucharist  in Parroquia de Ntra. Sra. de La Concepción, followed by the  Procession through the streets of the town.

5-8 December, Las Palmas Open LPA Surf City 2019
Gran Canaria hosts another year of the best national surfers completing in the Open LPA Surf City 2019. This is a scoring test for the national surf circuit La Liga Iberdrola FESurfing.
La Cícer Beach, in the capital of Gran Canaria, will be the setting for the competition from December 5 to 8 and features the best surfers in Spain both male and female categories. The LPA Surf City Open will be the most important test of this year’s national surf circuit and the only one with a three-star rating and 1,400 points at stake. To this is added the incentive that the national surf titles 2019, male and female, which will be decided on Gran Canaria, guaranteeing a show of some of the very best national surfers of the day.

Gran Canaria bike week has been happening since 1st of December. A sporting event, celebrated since 1988, it brings thousands of cycling enthusiastic to the island to explore the best that Gran Canaria has to offer. The program, from 1-8 December, the groups of cyclist enjoy some amazing routes around the islands. This weekend still to come : ( so watch out and be extra patient if you are out and about with a car )
On Friday, Maspalomas lighthouse – Arucas 91km. Travelling via Juan Grande, El Doctoral, Arinaga and climbing to Las Crucitas in Agüimes. Continuing to Ingenio, Cuatro Puertas, Telde, through El Barranco de Las Goteras, La Atalaya, El Pico de Bandama, towards La Calzada, San Lorenzo, Tenoya and finally to Arucas.
On Saturday, Arucas – Maspalomas 123km. On the second day of the Grand Tour, this time on the western side till the Maspalomas Lighthouse. The route goes through Arucas, Guía, Gáldar, Agaete, El Risco, La Aldea de San Nicolás de Tolentino, Pueblo de Mogán, Arguineguín and Pasito Blanco.
On Sunday, Maspalomas lighthouse to Taurito 54km. leaving at 10am.

This is the eighth edition of this ocean swimming competition, and will include the special incentive of being the last test in the Open Water Canaries Cup, as well as the crossings of the Open Water Series circuit, crowning the winners of 2019.
The Plaza Marañuelas and the beach in Arguineguin is to be the nerve centre for the competition scheduled from 07:30 to 14:15.
07:30 Opening of the swimmer’s area. Plaza de las Marañuelas
9:15 Departure of the 10,1 km crossing from Playa de Mogán with Playa de las Marañuelas as the finish area.
11:00 Departure of the 4,6 km crossing from Puerto Rico Beach with Playa de las Marañuelas as finish area
12:00 Departure of the 2,1 km crossing from Anfi del Mar Beach, finishing at the Marañuelas Beach in Arguineguín.
14:15 Presentation of Trophies in Arguineguín.
The trophies for the entire open water series 2019 are to be given at 19:00 in an event hosted by The Market Puerto Rico.


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The Canary Guide “Black Friday” Weekend Tips 29 Nov – 1 Dec 2019

Whew! What a ride. Already the Last Weekend of November as we say hello to December and the start of a decade. We have one busy weekend coming up, and that most American celebration of consumerism, the so called Black Friday, arrives once again on the island. Spanish State Meterological Agency, AEMET, are predicting clear skies across much of the island this weekend, though fairly constant cloud cover in the capital and to the nort of the island, warm winds from the east and south-east are expected to bring highs of 28-29ºC, a few degrees cooler to north.

Events to celebrate the switching on of Christmas lights have already started and will continue in various places around the island over the next week or two. The famous Sand Art Nativity on the capital’s Las Canteras beach opens to public this Friday. Well worth a visit if you find your self in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria this holiday season.

TCG 41 November 29 – December 1 2019What’s On This Weekend On Gran Canaria… enjoy some of the The Canary Guide highlights for this weekend’s events as the holiday season gets going on Gran Canaria

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The North American unbridled capitalism tradition of Black Friday – (Viernes Negro) has been popularised in recent years in the Canary Islands and marks the starting gun for the seasonal shopping frenzy to begin with many shopaholics madly searching for the opportunity to get great deals, with (supposedly) huge reductions on electronic goods and all sorts of other goodies, primarily made up of old stock and patently obsolete models. Massive discounts are on offer this Friday in many shops, shopping centers and chain stores. The shopping centre Las Arenas, north of the capital, plan to take it to the next level and will be open till midnight both Friday and Saturday. December also means that most shopping centers will be open for business every Sunday too.

Be advised, not everything that looks like a great deal, really is even a good deal. Think before you buy, and if there are specific items you have had your eye on, that now seem to be a much more affordable price, then by all means go get your bargain, but remember it is only stuff. By far much more important is the feelings that you share and help create this season, nobody important in your life really needs you to spend lots of money or money you can’t afford, the most precious gift you can give this holiday season is your time, your attention and your assistance to help those around you appreciate what they have got, and to show how much you really love them too. If you are buying gifts; then please consider buying local, from craftspeople and small businesses, buy small, buy tokens of high esteem, reach out to people who may not be as lucky as you, and help all those around you to remember that this is a season of good will, not greed nor bad debts, not a time to blindly spend money that could be better spent on spending time with the people that count in your life. We hope you will celebrate with a real sense of wonder about how lucky you really are, especially if you get to spend this time of year with us here on Gran Canaria.


Maspalomas starts the season of holiday celebrations with their official Christmas lighting Switch On event at the Open Commercial Area of San Fernando and on Avenida de Gáldar on This Friday. At 17:00 there will be children’s activities and at 19:00 The lights are switched on in an event with plenty to do and see, along with some live music.


The Belen de Arena of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is one of the main tourist attractions at this time of year in the island’s capital city. The nativity scene opens this year to the public starting from this Friday.

This is the 14th edition, created by 8 sculptors from seven countries, USA, Canada, Belgium, Russia, Latvia, Australia and France. The theme for this year is the council of elders. Last year the capital’s sand nativity scene broke records receiving over 243,000 visitors. Just beside the Plaza Saulo Torón (La Puntilla end of Las Canteras).Inauguration: 30 November at around 10:30 to 11:00.Last day / Closes : 7 Januaryopening hours : Every day 09:00 – 22:00Exceptions :  24 & 31 of December and 5th of January  09:00- 20:00


The main open commercial zone in the capital, Triana, one of the oldest districts in the old quarter, starts the holiday season with a traditional Christmas lighting event, including a street parade, music and the switching on the lights.


This is the 11th traditional and popular Weihnachtsmarkt; The German style Christmas market hosted at the hotel Maritim Playa, in Playa del Inglés. The festivities starts at 16:00 on Friday. Christmas spirit and decorations, Canarian and German artisans, Glühwein, baked goods, music performances and much more.

The Christmas market is happening during the following weekends : 29.11-1.2 / 6.12-8-12 / 13.12-15.12 /20.12-22.12


A “Gift Fair” this weekend in Vecindario. Along the pedestrian area of Avenida de Canarias, near Plaza de Los Algodoneros.

On Friday 17:00-21:00, On Saturday 10:00-21:00 and on Sunday 10:00-14:00


The Annual Christmas fair in the garden of the “British” Anglican Church, Holy Trinity, located in the capital in the “Garden City” neighbourhood of Ciudad Jardín; this was the zone between the old city and the main port where many 19th century British import/export merchants created some lavish homes, with the first building to go up in the area dating from at least 1881, soon followed by this beautiful little church and the famous British Club of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

Between 11:30 – 15:30 there will be tea and cakes, the famous (Mc)Bramwell BBQ, salads, local dishes, seasonal treats, tombola, second hand books and clothes, a white elephant stall and kid’s activities all in the classic English church fete style, and of course the infamous “Raffle” Bar where everyone is a winner!


Gastronomy and activities for the whole family up in one of the most beautiful mountain towns in the centre of the island, at Plaza del Parking Nuevo, on Saturday in the second edition of Gastro Tejeda.

Local products, wine tastings and concerts. Businesses from the area offer local delicacies at popular prices of €3.50 and a glass of wine at €1 each, including Tejeda potatoes, cheese, almond-based sweets, stews, gofio, pork, baifo or lamb, among others rom 11:00-17:00.


Agricultural and craft market of Tejeda on Sunday morning. There will be activities for children and music by the group La Trova.

30.11-1.12, LAS PALMAS, Mercado Del Puerto, DESCORCHA EL MERCADO

On Saturday and Sunday in the capital, you have a chance to enjoy more than 50 wines starting at one euro a glass and accompanied by the varied cuisines offered by the old Port Market while enjoying good music.A varied group of local distributors and wineries offer references samples from €1 euro to a maximum of €3, with exhibitor tables distributed throughout the Port Market.

There will be two points of sale to get tickets with which you will also collect your samples so that you can move freely throughout the installation tasting the various local wines, as you also enjoy the varied cuisines offered by the establishments of the popular Mercado del Puerto. On Saturday from 13:00 to 17:00 and from 20:00 to midnight and on Sunday from 13:00 to 17:00.

SUNDAY 1 DECEMBER, Arguienguín, MOGÁNFERIA DE AVOCADO The south western municipality of Mogán are celebrating their Winter Avocado Fair. This 5th edition of Avocado fair is held between 10:00-14:00 at the main Plaza Perez Galdós, just by the church in Arguineguín. The Fair will involve local producers who exhibit and make known not only their avocados, but also other produce grown in Mogán, such as mangoes, papayas, guava trees, bananas and of course the oranges. There is also going to be a gastronomic area, where visitors can taste different dishes made from avocado as well as an exhibition of artisans.