The Canary Guide #WeekendTips 17-19 June 2022
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The Canary Guide #WeekendTips 9-11 June 2023
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A delightful second weekend of June ahead with all kinds of events to get involved with on Gran Canaria. The Harvest Fair arrives on the south, in El Tablero, patron saints’ fiestas in honour of San Antonio of Padua and San Pedro are happening around the island, Corpus Christi salt carpets and processions are held this Sunday, markets and music festivals as well as sporting events. Hopefully the weather will sustain all these wonderful festivities and happenings in the glorious outdoors, on which so much depends on this little island.
Menas Case: Foundation Siglo XXI directors allegedly filed false invoices, unrealistic expenses and repeatedly drew funds from ATMs, meant for the care of migrant children, even charging botox facial treatments and posh restaurant bills to foundation debit cards
Jun, 2023 |
A comprehensive analysis conducted by Group I of the Economic and Fiscal Crime Unit (UDEF) of the National Police yielded scandalous results, writes Spanish language daily Canarias7, regarding the alleged irregular use of the public funds intended for the care of unaccompanied minors, by the suspected to have been perpetrated by centres managed by the Foundation Social Response Siglo XXI on Gran Canaria and Lanzarote. In this case, driven by the Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office, investigators discovered that the director of the Guiniguada centre charged the NGO responsible for €1,500 worth of beauty treatments and €1,113 for bills at top restaurants including Vinófilos, El Vasco de Vegueta, and Triciclo.
Centre-Right Pact Between Regionalists (CC) And Resident Conservatives (PPAV) Returns Marco Aurelio Perez As Southern Mayor
Jun, 2023 |
The conservative Partido Popular-Agrupación de Vecinos (PP-AV) and the right of centre regionalist Coalición Canaria (CC) have this Thursday signed a local government pact that will shape the future of the southern Gran Canaria tourism municipality of San Bartolomé de Tirajana. The alliance, dubbed a “Pact for Stability and Socioeconomic Progress of San Bartolomé Tirajana”, represents 60% of the votes cast in the municipality’s recent local elections, emphasised the mayor-elect, Marco Aurelio Pérez (PP-AV), who returns for the third time to lead the local council responsible for some of the most important tourism areas on the island, including Maspalomas, Playa del Inglés and San Agustín.
Local Government Coalition Agreement Maspalomas and the South of Gran Canaria
Jun, 2023 |
A governing coalition pact has been finalised in San Bartolomé de Tirajana. The Popular Party–Agrupación de Vecinos (PP-AV) conservative residents party is to join forces with regionalist centre-right Coalición Canaria (CC) to govern the main tourist municipality on Gran Canaria for the next four years. Marco Aurelio Pérez will serve as mayor for the entire four-year term, and the Popular Party will take charge of Employment, Sports, Roads and Infrastructure, and Human Resources, among other areas. The regionalists, led by Alejandro Marichal, will oversee Urban Planning, Economy and Finance, and Tourism as their main departments.
Storm Óscar Latest: Government of the Canary Islands Declares Rain Alert for Western Islands and Gran Canaria
Jun, 2023 |
A storm system, dubbed Óscar, has formed over the last few days over the mid-north Atlantic, unusual for this time of year, and has led to concern from meteorologists and journalists as it passes south of the Azores, its tail should reach The Canary Islands, before the system heads northeast towards mainland Spain. Advisory warnings have been issued in expectation of heavy rainfall, primarily in the Western Isles of the Canary Islands Archipelago, though some rainfall is also expected to reach Gran Canaria over the next couple of days. It seems unlikely that any major consequences will stem from the bad weather, however these things can be unpredictable and so every precaution is taken to ensure people are informed and kept safe.
The Canary Guide Weekend Tips 11-13 June 2021
Jun, 2021 | Events & Leisure, Fairs & Markets, Weekend Tips
The second weekend into the Gran Canaria summer, as our first little calima heatwave of the season gusts saharan winds and dust slowly away, its looking to be a marvellous weekend ahead to explore local festivities and events happening this weekend 11-13 June all across the island. You just need to know where to look.
12-13 June, Villa de MoyaFeria Artesanal y comercial
The Pico Lomito Park in Villa de Moya plays host this Saturday and Sunday, June 12 and 13, to an Artisan and Commercial Fair where you will find food produced in the municipality like cheese, honey and pastries and handmade leather goods, costume jewellery and fabric painting, among other delights, created by local island artisans.
The event is being held as part of the festivities in honour of San Antonio de Padua 2021.
The Fair in Villa de Moya will have 35 exhibitors with local food and crafts and opens from 09:00 to 14:00.
**Due to health restrictions, the capacity of the venue will be controlled at all times.
Moya – Festivities in honour of San Antonio de Padua
Saturday 12 June, MaspalomasSwimRun Maspalomas
It’s going to be busy morning on the coasts of Maspalomas, from San Agustín to Faro de Maspalomas, 220 participants take part in SwimRun, happening on Saturday. The SwimRun Series Canarias started in 2017 and this year the Gran Canaria SwimRun take place in Maspalomas. The competition tests two distances, both leaving from San Agustin; sprint and super sprint and both will finish at Faro de Maspalomas whilst alternating open water swimming with running.
Distance sprint : Total distance 10,55 km from Barranco de San Agustin at 11:00 to Faro de Maspalomas. 2.570 m swim and 7.800 m run.Distance super sprint : Total distance 6,32 km from Playa de la Burras at 12:00 to Faro de Maspalomas. 1.550 m swim and 4.770 m run.
SwimRun Maspalomas Gran Canaria
Saturday, 12 June, ArucasMercadillos de Gran Canaria – Arucas
This market takes place every fortnight in the facilities of the Cabildo’s Agricultural Farm, located next to the exit to Arucas from the GC-2 motorway, on the north coast of Gran Canaria. Click here to the map location.
#BuyLocal, this market gathers local farmers and ranchers who market their produce directly to the consumer, with the aim of lowering the costs.
12-13 June, MogánFiestas Patronales San Antonio el Chico
The municipality of Mogán has been celebrating their patron saint’s festivities in the name of San Antonio el Chico since 30 May. Festivities this year have been mostly virtual, either on local TV or Radio and for the second consecutive year there is no Romeria, the popular pilgrimage procession offering.
The 2021 festivities come to an end this weekend in Pueblo de Mogán, aka Mogán Casco, with midnight fireworks on Saturday- Sunday night and Sunday being the main fiesta day in honour of San Antonio el Chico. *** Fireworks has been cancelled due to the alert for risk of forest fire declared on Friday 11 June. ***
If you would like to go to any of these festivities you can still check the availability and book from : agendamogan.es
Mogán – Fiestas Patronales San Antonio el Chico
11-13 June , Las Palmas de Gran CanariaGastronomy Route & Food Trucks
If you are in the city already or planning to visit, this weekend is a perfect opportunity to enjoy some gastronomy offers or try some street food from the Food trucks located around different parts of the capital.
In Triana, there is the “Ruta de Vinos D.O. Gran Canaria“, the first event of the ‘Triana, Barrio Gastronómico’ project. A culinary route includes 26 establishments participating during June, through the restaurants, wine bars and cafés of the old Las Palmas de Gran Canaria merchant quarter, now the most famous shopping area to discover a wide range of dishes made with ‘KiloMeter0’ products, paired with Gran Canaria Denomination of Origin wines. You can read more about the event HERE!
Food trucks have definitely become a more familiar sight in Las Palmas over the last few years and this summer will see more and more of them spread around the areas of this emblematic Atlantic capital. Offering wide-varying foods, you can spot them in focal public areas throughout the city. Our pick for this weekend is “La Quícara” and you can try them out in El Confital this weekend!
Tip! During the months of July and August, there will be 13 food trucks to visit and try out around the capital of Gran Canaria. Locations include: Plaza Stagno (next to the ticket offices and in the area of the Guaguas terminal), the Alfredo Kraus Auditorium (behind the bus stop), El Confital (next to Plaza Pepe Limpiabotas), the Fountain Luminosa, La Laja Beach (in the area of the natural pool), Plaza de la Música, Parque de los Jardines de Buenavista, Parque de la Mayordomía, La Ballena ravine park, Plaza de Canarias and Plaza de Doramas.
11-13 JUNE , GÁLDARILUSIÓN PARK GÁLDAR 2021
It’s the last weekend the kids and family attractions in Gáldar. The Fair “Ilusión Park Gáldar 2021” has been in town since 28 May and ends this weekend in the car park located in front of the Juan Vega Mateos municipal sports centre of Gáldar.
The funfair, from Thursday to Sunday, includes eleven attractions for both adults and children, game booths as well as a stall for sweets and fast food.
Open : From Thursday to Sunday 17:30 – 22:00 and on Friday and Saturday 17:30 – 23:00
Funfair “Ilusión Park Gáldar 2021”
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16-20 June, FISALDO 2021 in Las Palmas de Gran CanariaThe 21th edition of ‘FISALDO’, the outlet sales fair of opportunities in INFECAR. More than 50 exhibitors from clothing, accessories, footwear and cosmetics to hardware and second-hand vehicles, among many others, at the best market price. Get more information HERE!
FISALDO 2021 – The outlet sales fair of opportunities
19-20 June, Km.0 Gran Canaria Fair in ArucasThis edition of the regular Km.0 Fair Gran Canaria takes place in the municipality of Arucas. Get more information HERE!
Km.0 Fair Gran Canaria in Arucas
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