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La Alcaldesa Bueno Secures Incredible Majority in Mogán

Mogán, May 29, 2023 – The often controversial incumbent, O Bueno, La Alcaldesa, has achieved an unprecedented and resounding victory once more in Mogán. The candidate who switched her party’s name, for these elections, to “Juntos por Mogán”, a local ally of the regionalist conservatives “Coalición Canaria” (CC), will once again assume the role of mayor. Her party has clinched a rather noteworthy 17 out of the 21 seats in the Municipal Council of this popular tourism destination located on the sunny southwest of Gran Canaria.

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.

The Canary Guide #WeekendTips 19-21 May 2023


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 #WeekendTips San Juan 23-26 June 2022

Summer has officially begun with the June solstice on Tuesday and now the foundational San Juan festivities are upon us, celebrating 544 years since the Castillian army first set camp on the banks of the Guineguada fresh water stream, in what is now the old quarter of our capital city, Vegueta! It is a long “puente” weekend with one of the biggest and most magical celebrations on Gran Canaria, and throughout Spain, entailing many traditional fiestas, midnight dips in the sea and various rituals with smoke, bonfires and fireworks.
Every municipality and neighbourhood is likely to have their own official bonfire event, and there are strict rules to be followed, particularly at this time of year when we are ever-watchful for the dangers to our island from wildfires, so in case you are planning your own event, always check with your local town hall about specific rules and regulations.
This weekend offers so much beside San Juan, including Patron Saint festivities and “Romeria” pilgrimage offerings. There is also a Harvest Fair in El Tablero, a 90’s music festival in the Barranco del Aguila, a Romantic night in Tejeda and much more!
“Remember that San Juan festivities also mean fireworks, so make sure your pets are safe inside and secure as they can be easily scared and try to escape any perceived danger. Keep an eye out for any animals panicking outdoors”
Upcoming bank holidays:This Friday, 24 June is a local Bank holiday in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Telde, Arucas, La Aldea de San Nicolás, Teror.Foundational festivities of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, festivities in honour of San Juan Bautista in Telde, Arucas and La Aldea and Festividad del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús in Teror.

Spanish State Meteorological Agency, AEMET, forecast changeable weather as the weekend gets going. San Juan festivities on Thursday should stay reasonable when it comes to the southern resort areas of Mogán and Maspalomas, temperatures remaining around the mid 20s in the shade, a touch cooler on the north of the island, with some potential for rain in the outlook, more likely in the capital, in the mountains and along Gran Canaria’s rugged north coasts. For the rest of the weekend… well, we will just need to wait and see.
It is good to remember that the weather at this time of year can be quite changeable, and hard to predict, even just a short distance inland from the usually much sunnier coastal weather on the south.
San Juan festivities on Gran Canaria most probably will be enjoyed in good weather but the weekend forecast looks grey around the island still and at the moment even possibility of rain all around.  All in all average daytime temperatures should stay comfortable above 22ºC in the shade, though certainly a touch colder up in the summits. Not the best forecast as the summer 2022 has truly arrived…

*** Check the regular markets and a range of other events on our main calendar at The Canary Guide website***


• Thursday 23 June, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria• Fiestas Fundacionales Las Palmas de Gran Canaria 2022
After a two year hiatus due to the pandemic, the capital’s main beach, Las Canteras, will once again be the epicenter for the “Night of San Juan” celebrations, on the eve of the anniversary of the founding of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. A city that celebrates 544 years of history this June 24, with a magical night that will shine with the traditional fireworks show that burning more than 560 kilos of gunpowder, with 4 beach concerts by Ruts & La Isla Music, David Bustamante, Totó Noriega and Javier Gurruchaga and the Mondragón Orchestra who will put the finishing touch to the day before the the commemorations of the founding of the capital. Friday is also a local bank holiday in the municipality.
On Thursday, “The Night of San Juan” festivities take place at Plaza Saulo Torón on Paseo de Las Canteras The evening starts at 21:00 ‘Ruts and La Isla Music’. at 22:15 the very popular ‘BUSTAMANTE’ and the big fireworks display at midnight. More entertainment then continues at 00:15 with Totó Noriega.
At the other end of Las Canteras in the Plaza de la Música, by Las Arenas and the Alfredo Kraus, you can enjoy the ‘Orquesta Mondragón’ as part of their Viaje con nosotros Vuelo 2022 Tour, starting at 22:00.

• Thursday 23 June, Mogán• San Juan in Playa de Mogán
Mogán municipality celebrates the most magical night of the year, San Juan, in Playa de Mogán on Thursday, 23 June 2022. The local party begins at 21:00 with the popular corn barbecue and theatre and dance show ‘’El Aquellarre de las Maguadas’, carried out by the local Artistic Schools on the beach in which the soprano Alicia Ramos will also participate.
The show, called ‘The Coven of the Maguadas’, tells the story of a dark night of the present in which seven women appear, Canarian witches, who have gathered to justify all those who, like them, in the past, were tortured, burned and exiled.
Shortly after, music by a DJ, singer, and producer Aitor Cruz, followed by the great bonfire of San Juan and the fireworks show. The evening will continue with Verbena street party, with entertainment by D’Music

• Thursday 23 June, Playa del Inglés• The Night of San Juan festivities

As tradition has it, “The Night of San Juan” festivities by the town hall of San Bartolomé de Tirajana in Playa del Ingles are held in the public square at shopping centre Anexo II, down by the beach, on Thursday, 23 June.

Starting at 19:00 with music groups Mixtura Cromática, Kilian Viera, Última Parada and La Próxima Escapada and at midnight, fireworks.

Also festivities at the Centro cultural of Castillo del Romeral. Popular sweet corn barbecue at 21:00 and music by DJ Adrián Pro at 20:30 and 22:30.

• Thursday 23 June, Santa Lucia de Tirajana • “Noche de Fuego” in Pozo Izquierdo 
Every year Santa Lucia does something extra as well as activities normally related to the festivities of San Juan. Every year they present a spectacle with a different theme each year in El barranguillo – Pozo Izquierdo. The Fun starts at 21:30 with the musical spectacle “Noches de Fantasia”
Aquatic Fireworks at 23:00 and a concert by the popular band  ‘Aseres’ starts at 23:15 and will close the night.
“This is a very popular event so there will be traffic restrictions in Pozo Izquierdo so please follow the signs.”

There is also another edition of the traditional House of Terror, with the theme ‘Books of blood’ in the underground parking attached to the municipal offices, on calle AcusaThe dates for the shows are 24, 27, 28, 29, 30 June and 1 July. There are two starting times at 20:30 and 23:00.This is one of the most popular and participatory events in the municipality, as almost a hundred people will act on the tour of the House of Terror
Tickets ( over 12+ yrs ) can now be purchased for 2 euros at the Municipal Athenaeum or online.

• 24-26 June, Telde • Fiestas patronales de San Juan Bautista 2022
The northeastern “Royal City” of Telde are celebrating their patron saint festivities in honour of Saint John the Baptist. The church of San Juan Bautista (John the Baptist) de Telde is the true spiritual centre of Telde. Friday, the 24th is also a local bank holiday in the municipality. This year the festivities were divided into two sets.
The history of the area of San Juan is rooted in pre-Hispanic times. It is known that the area was one capitals of the two great “kingdoms” of the old “Tamarán” (Gran Canaria) and as such the city has lots of examples of the old Canarias, with around a hundred archaeological points of interest.

On Thursday: Artisan craft exhibition from 15:00 at Rincón Plácido Fleitas. There is Canarian wrestling in memory of Juan C. Suárez Monzón at 17:30 at the Lomo Cementario terreno. The 2nd Artisanal beer festival 17:00-00:00 at Plaza de San Juan enlivened by ambient music. Concert by Aseres at Plaza de San Juan at 20:00, followed by a concert by Salvapantallas at 22:30. San Juan bonfires from 22:00 at Barranco Real ad at midnight fireworks


On Friday: Traditional Canarian games at 10:00 at Plaza de San Juan. Activities for children between 10:00-12:00 also at Plaza de San Juan.A cattle exhibition at Vivero Municipal – Puente de los Siete Ojos from 10:00-14:00. Artisan craft exhibition 10:00-21:00 Rincón Plácido Fleitas.Concert by the municipal music band at 12:30 at Plaza de San Juan and Children’s show “Erase Une Vez” at 13:00.Eucharist and a religious procession in honour of San Juan Bautista at 19:00, followed by a night of humour ( in spanish ) with Saúl Romero. Evening will end with verbena, a party with Leyenda Joven.

On Saturday: Romería, pilgrimage offering at 18:30 from El Chorrillo to Plaza de San Juanand the evening continues with traditional music and dancing at Plaza de San Juan at 21:00



On Sunday: at the historic Narea Model Car Circuit, radio-controlled cars for the regional championship 08:00-14:00
horse racing on Avenida del Cabildo at 17:00 and the soloists concert at 20:30 at Rincón Plácido Fleitas

• Thursday 23 June, Gáldar• Noche de San Juan Marinero
Sardina Beach will live the longest night of the year, this Thursday with a magical new edition of the traditional “Night of San Juan Marinero”.  A night with different activities for the enjoyment of all those who come to the coastal enclave.
The night will begin with a lively and rhythmic parade to the sounds of Batucada starting at 22:00 and will continue with a DJ Line performance at 23:00.The raising of the blue flag will take place at 23:45, a recognition that Gáldar has achieved for the sixth consecutive summer thanks to the environmental quality of the area and the services offered.
Finally, at midnight the traditional aquatic and aerial fireworks will illuminate the San Juan night in Gáldar.

• Friday 24 June, Teror• Festividad del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús
Teror celebrates this Friday, the festivity of the Sacred Heart, a holiday in the municipality, characterised by the traditional handmade “carpets” that dress the streets of the Casco through which the religious procession passes after mass, at 19:00. A total of 24 carpets made by about 300 people will be presented from early Friday morning on Calle Real de la Plaza, Calle Nueva, Diputación, Iglesia Chica, La Cal, Obispo Marquina and Plaza del Pino.
Starting on Thursday afternoon, those made by neighbourhood associations, associations, sports clubs, groups, and individuals from the municipality will begin to be made, in collaboration with the Teror City Council, which provides material and also makes its own rug.
⚠️ Calle Nueva remains closed to traffic from 20:00 Thursday, June 23, until Friday night June 24.

• Saturday 25 June, Tejeda• VI Noche Romántico 
Gran Canaria will celebrate the 6th Romantic Night of Tejeda, “A night Under the Stars” on Saturday evening. The event is part of the proposal from “The Most Beautiful Towns” of Spain, Italy, Wallonia and France, where more than 400 European towns and its participants will share a kiss at the same time at 23:00 (midnight on the mainland).
During the evening, enjoy the gastronomy and the charms of Tejeda. The streets of this mountain village has been turned into the perfect place to spend a night lit only by candles and garlands, an exceptional landscape and the starry sky for which Gran Canaria has been recognised as a Starlight Tourist Destination.
In El Motor you will find the Chill-Out, a space for relaxation where you can enjoy different performances. To start, at 17:30, an activity for the smallest of the house together with “Family Magic” with the Magician Abel who will take us to the world of magic from the theater truck of “La Tournée De L´Art”.
Music sessions at 20:15, 21:30, 23:00 and 00:00at 23:15 night of Astronomia at the viewpoint

• Saturday 25 June, El Tablero de Maspalomas• XXIII Feria de la Zafra
The neighbourhood of El Tablero celebrate their 23rd Harvest Fair, XXIII Feria Feria de la Zafra on Saturday, 25 June 2022.  “Entre vinos y tapas después de la Zafra“
The annual Harvest Fair is a cultural event honouring the memory of the pioneering rural residents who originally made up this little community and, also, remembering the importance of the agricultural work that they carried out to earn their livelihood.

On Saturday, starting from 17:00 at the main plaza there will be a sample of local handicrafts, children’s craft workshops, traditional Canarian games, an exhibition and sale of gastronomic produce, children’s folklore show by the local music school ( at 17:30 ), exhibitions of native stick fighting as well as the famous shepherd’s leap ( at 18:30 ) used for centuries by goat herders to cross this island’s mountainous terrain, there will also be separate workshops for chácaras and drums, an exhibition of old photographs, a lively street parade with traditional music ( at 19:15 ) as well as Tapas & Wine night. The fair will end with traditional Taifa dancing.


• 23-24 June, Tenteniguada• Fiestas patronales en honor a San Juan Bautista 2022
The picturesque mountain neighbourhood of Tenteniguada in the municipality of Valsequillo is celebrating patron St. John’s festivities between 11 June – 3 July.
On Thursday, Bonfires at 18:00. Humour and transformism show at Plaza Nueva at 20:30.XXV ‘Noche de Brujas’, a street theatre show from Plaza Nueva to Plaza de San Juan, starting at 23:00. At midnight fireworks and a party.
‘Witches Night’ is a night of magic and witches when the spirits of the sorceresses will tour the neighborhood with the staging of the XXV Noche de Brujas. This is a show that takes months of preparation and the amount of participants is staggering. 
On Friday, St. John’s Day.Early morning at 06:00 “Diana floreada” . At 09:30 a cattle fair and at midday Eucharist and a religious procession with the image of St. John through the streets of the village, followed by a small cattle parade and awards for the best specimen. Popular lunch at 14:30 on the Plaza Nuevo with music and at 16:00 Verbena Solajero, daytime fiesta.

• 23-25 June, Arucas• Fiestas Patronales de San Juan de Bautista
Arucas celebrates its Patron Saint festivities of John the Baptist in the municipality between 3-26 June 2022.
On Thursday, Noche de San Juan. Evening activities on Plaza de San Juan with concerts including ‘La Oreja de Van Gogh’ from 21:30 and at midnight fireworks from Montaña de Arucas. And the night continues with more music and entertainment with LOS40 URBAN Canarias  at Plaza de San Juan from 00:15

Friday, 24 June, Main Day of festivitiesEucharist at 11:30 and is followed by a religious procession.Crafts, trades and traditions Fair, 10:00- 20:00 Parque de las Flores.Concert by “Los 600” on Plaza de la Constitución at 18:00“Travesia” Santiago Auserón ( Radio Futura) ane the Gran Canaria Big Band at 21:30 on Plaza de San Juan

Saturday, 25 JuneCrafts, trades and traditions Fair, 10:00- 20:00 Parque de las Flores.I Monographic contest of the Canary podenco ( canarian hunting dog breed ) City of Arucas at 09:00 Zona deportiva de BarretoCattle Fair at 10:00 Anexo in the same sport area of Barreto


Friday is always market day in Playa de Mogán in the morning. This popular market is in one of the prettiest fishing harbour towns on Gran Canaria, very popular with tourists.
On Saturday San Fernando de Maspalomas market offers all kinds of textiles, Objet d‘art and other articles, outside the Municipal Market, located on Avenida Alejandro del Castillo, with bargains for bargain hunters. It is one of the markets most enjoyed among visitors along with Friday’s in Playa de Mogán;
El Mercadillo de Maspalomas, the main ‘Maspalomas market’  is on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 08:00 to 14:00.
On Saturday in Arguineguín, a second-hand market on Plaza Negra (the marketplace) in the morning 09:00-14:00 with a wide range preloved treasures to be found and discovered.
On Sunday, the “rastro” second-hand market, is on from 08:00 to 14:00 in the main carpark of the Municipal Market, in San Fernando.

Saturday 25 June, ArucasMercado Agrícola de Arucas 

The bi-weekly Gran Canaria Agricultural Market this weekend in Arucas takes place in the facilities of the Cabildo’s Agricultural Farm, “Granja Agrícola Experimental del Cabildo“, located right at the Arucas exit from the GC-2, on the north coast of Gran Canaria, this busy farmers’ market offers the opportunity to purchase fresh produce directly from the primary sector at an adjusted price.
Vegetables, fruit, honey, cheeses, oil, bread and sweets are some of the produce that can be found, constituted to support the primary sector of the region.

The freshest produce at your fingertips. From 09:00 to 13:30.

Sunday 26 June, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Canteras Street Market 
“Canteras Street Market” trade fair between 26 June – 17 July 2022 on Avenida de las Canteras in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, from calle Tenerife up to calle Padre Cueto. The fair is open every day from 10:00 to 20:00 with a total of 70 stalls and where you will find fashion, accessories, literature, decoration, food, cosmetics, perfumes, crafts, toys, jewelry, antiques, swimwear, sportswear and much more.
The Puerto Canteras Open Commercial Zone meets unbeatable conditions in terms of summer climate and landscape at this time, its location allows the natural attractions of the area to be enhanced as a claim to make purchases in a pleasant environment. This is part of the revitalization plan,  an activity within the commercial area to mark the start of the street sales campaign.


Saturday 25 June, Barranco del Águila, San Bartolomé de TirajanaDe Vuelta a Los 90’s Festival
The upcoming Saturday delivers some heavyweight blows here on the island with a 90s hits festival offering up 3 of the biggest names from the dance pop scene of that era, headlined by Alice DeeJay (Better off Alone), Haddaway (What is Love) and Whigfield (Saturday Night).  Tickets are still available for the extraordinary event scheduled for June 25 as part of the main “puente” weekend in honour of the San Juan foundational festivities across the island
Tickets are still available on Oasis Gran Canaria website, starting from €22,00 ( VIP parking is sold out )
You can also get tickets from all the main sites selling like: entrees.com, entradas.com and El Corte Ingles ( information about the tickets are not very clear though )
Where: Oasis Gran Canaria in Barranco del ÁguilaGates open at 15:00


Sunday 26 June, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Musica en el Parque 

A new edition of ‘Music in the park’ this Sunday. The next guests as part of the music appointment in the park come from Colombia.‘Puerto Candelaria’ is one of the bands with the most presence in the Latin American scene and they come to leave us their good vibes and their festive vision of music.The concert starts at 12:00 in José Antonio Ramos Auditorium at Doramas Park.Free entry until capacity is reached.


24-26 June, Las Palmas de Gran CanariaFiestas Fundacionales Las Palmas de Gran Canaria 2022
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria continue with their foundational festivities until Sunday. Highlighting all the free concerts and music performances on offer this weekend.
On Friday, a concert at 21:00 “Ilegales”: La lucha por la vida + Sergio Franquis y Los doctores at Plaza de la Música.On Saturday, at 21:00 #Musicando, concert series, featuring “Las Karamba” at Auditorio José Antonio Ramos in Parque Doramas.On Sunday at 12:00 #Music in the park “Puerto Candelaria” at Auditorio José Antonio Ramos in Parque Doramas.



25-26 June, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Traditional music and dance 

This Saturday and Sunday, traditional Canarian music and dancing on Plaza de España and in Pueblo Canario. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria revives folk performances in the open air every weekend. These performances will continue to take place every weekend throughout the year (subject to bank holidays).
On Saturday on Plaza de España at 11:00, group ‘A.F. Flor Canaria del Atlántico’

On Sunday in Pueblo Canario group ‘A.F. Los Poliguanches’ at 11:30



The most stylish and, rockin’est song and guitar, husband and wife duo in the Atlantic Ocean. Based in Puerto Rico de Gran Canaria

On Friday at Mulligan’s Gran Canaria at 21:30

On Sunday at Barbacoa Gran Canaria in Puerto Rico de Gran Canaria →  Rock N Roll Show & Through The Decades’ Show at 22:00





The astounding US Rock sensation, now a local star on Gran Canaria, playing out to an international audience and live across the airwaves.
On Friday at Nirvana Bar in Arguineguín, Ancora Centre at 21:00On Saturday at  Rockabella – Playa del Inglés 18:00-21:00 and later at the Shamrock at 22:30On Sunday at The Shamrock in Puerto Rico de Gran Canaria at 22:30


The Canary Guide

The Canary Guide #WeekendTips 10-12 June 2022

It’s the second weekend of June and midsummer night, San Juan, is fast approaching, Mogán are celebrating their patron Saint San Antonio.
Gran Canaria keeps on giving with ever more patronal summer fiestas being celebrated around the island. There are carnival celebrations in Maspalomas and the island’s second city, Telde. In the capital, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, there is the Eco market by Organic Meeting Point as well as Foundational festivities offering a multitude of free concerts to enjoy over the weekend.
FISALDO fair at INFECAR, the biggest outlet shopping experience is on and for a real culture burst, check out the talented Brit with a brush, Edward Bowness, whose art exhibition in Gáldar offers a perfect reason to visit this ancient pre-hispanic native Royal Capital and of course all the fun and flair of the many markets and fairs to enjoy.
Here are just some of our top picks for the weekend ahead and there are plenty more to check from The Canary Guide Calendar.
Upcoming bankholidays:Monday, 13 June is a local bank holiday in Mogán and Santa Brídiga – Festivities of San Antonio de Padua.

High Temperatures on Gran Canaria for the rest of the week and into the weekend

*** Check more information about the events featured as well as regular markets and a range of other events on our main calendar at The Canary Guide website***

10-12 June, MaspalomasCarnival Maspalomas 2022
Maspalomas celebrates International Carnival between 9-19 June this year, after postponing the festivities to the summer. The theme for this year is “La Magía”, magic and mystery. All the events are held on the main stage in the Shopping Centre Yumbo in Playa del Inglés unless otherwise stated. Free to enter. Check out the full program HERE! 
FRIDAY, 10 JUNE: Election of the Grand Dame of Carnival-Gala at 20:30 and at 23:00 Mogollón, a partySATURDAY, 11 JUNE: Election of the Child Queen at 20:30 and the night continues with Mogollón, a party at 23:00SUNDAY, 12 JUNE:  Carnival Queen Gala at 21:30. There is a free until full capacity is reached, a total of 1,300 people will be able to enjoy this show.
The great parade will take place next Saturday 18 June, starting at 17:00

10-12 June, TeldeCarnival Telde 2022
Telde is in a festive mood this weekend with their Carnival celebrated 9-12 June. Carnival was originally supposed to be celebrated in March this year but, like a few others, festivities was postponed to the summer.
The theme this year is Eurovision, which received 53% of the popular votes in the public competition to decide, so most will be dressing up in outlandish gear and singing their hearts out until the early hours.
Friday 10 June: Drag Queen Gala at 21:00 at the Auditorium in Parque Urbano de San Juan
Saturday 11 June: Carnival Parade at 17:30. The start is from Ramblas de Pedro Lezcano Montalvo. After party with the music group ‘Leyenda Joven’ in the Parque Urbano de San Juan
Sunday 12 June: Children’s Carnival at 11:30, dance groups of the municipality in the auditorio Parque Urbano de San Juan. High heel race at 12:00 at the sport court. Carnival groups at 13:00 Day time Carnival at 15:00and the Burial of the Sardine at 20:00
Start: Las Ramblas de Pedro Lezcano Montalvo Route: C/ Ocho de Marzo- C/ Poeta Pablo Neruda- Avda. del Cabildo Insular ( carril dirección bajada )- Avd Cabildo Insular ( carril dirección subida )- C/ Alckade Manuel Álvarez Peña – C/ Francisco Villen Lucena. and ending to Parque de San Juan

10-12 June, GáldarDibujando las Islas
A gorgeous art exhibition to enjoy by the sublimely talented English man, Edward Bowness, ‘Drawing the Islands’ between 10-27 June 2022 in the Museo Agáldar, located in the ancient pre Hispanic Royal Capital of Gran Canaria, Gáldar.
This is a solo exhibition and display of drawings from the artist’s experience of living and travelling around the beautiful Canary Islands. There will be 27 pieces, a mixture of watercolour, oil and linoleum.The artist himself is said to be present in the museum this Sunday from 11:30 and there will also be a performance by duo Paulina Niemczycka (Flute) and Abraham Ramos (Guitar).
Opening hours:Monday to Friday: 09:30-18:30Saturday and Sunday: 10:30-18:30
“Edward Bowness (‘Edward Arte’)  from Nottingham, is a freelance illustrator based on Gran Canaria. His artwork is inspired by old travel posters, graphic novels and comics, and focused on capturing natural settings to city scenes bustling with energy and bursting with bold colours. He has worked for various clients that include the BBC, Waterstones, Tango, Guardian and Leftlion.”

The Venue:
“The Agáldar Museum tells the history of the city, from its beginnings more than 1,500 years ago with a settlement of the island by populations arriving from North Africa and its establishment as the headquarters of the Guanartemes for a thousand years to follow. A chronology of the evolution of the municipality through 13 rooms. The museum is located in a must-see building: the House of Captain Quesada, home of the former militia captain and promoter of the construction of the current Matriz Temple of Santiago in 1778 -one of the greatest exponents of enlightened classicism on the Canary Islands who replaced the primitive church of Santiago built after the conquest of the Guanartemato de Agáldar. The house is one of the best examples of 18th-century domestic architecture on Gran Canaria, declared an Asset of Cultural Interest in 1990. In 2009 it was acquired and rehabilitated by the Gáldar City Council.”

10-12 June, Las PalmasFISALDO – Feria de las Oportunidades
The 22nd edition of Fisaldo, the outlet sales fair offering bargain opportunities, 8-12 June 2022, in the capital. The fair is promoted by the Cabildo de Gran Canaria and organised by INFECAR.A must for all those who want quality products at the best prices on the market. More than 60 exhibitors; Textile, Footwear, Accessories, Furniture, Decoration, Used Vehicles, Sports, etc. There will also be fashion catwalks, raffles and a large gastronomic area to enjoy a break between shopping.
The entry fee to attend Fisaldo is 1.50 euros in general, and at zero cost for people with disabilities, pensioners, children under 12 years of age, and the unemployed, in which cases just bring documentation.

Sunday 12 June,  Agaete‘Feria Comercial Valle de Agaete’
Agaete town hall organizes on Sunday June 12, 2022 in Plaza de San Pedro and Calle Santiago Suárez, The Trade Fair of Agaete Valley with the participation of local producers, businesses and artisans.
The fair will begin at 10:30 with an exhibition of the ‘Salto del pastor’ (Shepherd’s leap). Traditional Canarian music performances at 11:30 and 12:30 and at 13:30, dancing with Pepe Benavente.

Saturday 11 June, Las PalmasXXVI Concurso de Pintura Rápida al Aire Libre Mesa y López
On Saturday, the 26th Quick Painting Contest outdoors, which, according to the organisers, is considered one of the most important quick painting contests in Spain. Between 10:00 and 15:00 in the commercial area of Mesa y Lopéz will be filled with artists creating live art works.
Its a total of €15,925 in prizes are available in this edition, divided into four categories: Adults (from 18 years of age); Youth (from 14 to 17 years old); Children (from 8 to 13 years old), and the smallest (from 0 to 7 years old). Find out about the rules of the contest and register ( until 10 June) from their website: https://zonamesaylopez.com/xxvi-concurso-de-pintura-rapida-al-aire-libre/

10-12 June, MogánFiestas Patronales de San Antonio El Chico 2022

The main street in Pueblo de Mogán will be decorated from the 9th to the 13th of June to celebrate the local patron saint festivities. The San Antonio El Chico (Saint Anthony, the boy), 2022 festivities program integrates tradition, culture and leisure with the participation of many residents in the organisation of activities. The program of festivities includes a Romeria pilgrimage offering, musical shows and activities for children, artisan craft fair and concerts. There will also be some traffic and parking restrictions in the area.

FRIDAY 10 June: Artisan Craft market between 16:00-20:00 on Calle San José and the Exhibition Gala of the Municipal Sports Schools of Mogán at the El Mocán Cultural Centre at 18:00. Later, at 21:00 a tribute to Joaquín Sabina ‘500 Noches’, on the ‘Eucalipto Gordo’ stage, and later another concert starring the young Canarian artists Juanfran, Marta Umpiérrez and DJ Aitor Cruz at 23:30 on ‘El Laurel’ stage.
SATURDAY 11 June: Starting at 18:30 Romeria, the pilgrimage will be offered to San Antonio El Chico, in which 15 old-fashioned carts, parrandas and groupings all dressed in traditional costume will participate.

It is important to remember that all people who attend this pilgrimage “respect the tradition and go properly dressed in traditional clothing.” Thus, those people who do not wear traditional clothing will be required to stay outside the margins defined for the route of the pilgrimage.

19:00, The ‘Misa del Romero’ will take place in the Church of San Antonio de Padua, and following tradition, it will be sung by the El Mocán Folkloric and Cultural Group. This year, as the Nicolás Quesada park is not available, the image of San Antonio will go out to the portico of the temple and there it will receive the offerings of residents and visitors

There will be Taifa Dancing after the Romería in the Plaza Sarmiento y Coto. At midnight the verbena will kick off on the ‘Eucalipto Gordo’ stage with Armonía Show and Paco Guedes.
SUNDAY 12 June: Activities for children from 10:00 with inflatables, video games and workshops on Calle San José street and Plaza Sarmiento y Coto.
In the afternoon, at 18:00, Bajada de La Rama ( Lowering of the Branch ) with the La Aldea and Agaete bands.
At 22:30, the Rock & Roll Star concert on the ‘Eucalipto Gordo’ stage.
The traditional fireworks of ‘Noche de Vísperas’ ( the eve of the main celebrations) at midnight, followed by more music on Plaza Sarmiento y Coto.


Some events will need a ticket reservation (free): www.agengamogan.es. Due to the reform works of the Nicolás Quesada Park, the usual location for some events will now be held at the El Mocán Cultural Centre ( on Calle San José). The street will also be closed during the festivities and two stages will be set up there, one next to the ‘Eucalipto Gordo’ bar and another next to the one called ‘El Laurel’”. Traffic will be diverted to Calle El Drago during the festivities. 

Saturday 11 June, ArucasFiestas Patronales de San Juan Bautista 2022
Patron Saint festivities for John the Baptist in the municipality of Arucas between 3-26 June 2022.
This Saturday, the Romería pilgrimage offering to the Patron Saint, starting at 18:00 from Cruce de la Acequia Alta. La Cerera.Afterwards there is a traditional Canarian party in the Plaza de San Juan as well as musical animation in charge by EVENTMUSIC DJ’S in the fairgrounds.

Next Sunday, June 19 Corpus Christi, a special religious event celebrated in major towns and villages around the island, many of which will decorate their streets using colourful “carpets” of salt and dyed sawdust, flowers, and by building small altars. Communities have their own traditions when it comes to Corpus Christi. One of the most famous displays will be in Arucas. The same weekend, the next Km.0 Fair Gran Canaria will happen in Arucas as well. 


Sunday 12 June, Villa de MoyaFiestas de San Antonio Padua 2022
Villa de Moya, on the rugged north of the island is celebrating patron saint’s festivities, in honour of Saint Anthony of Padua between 3-20 June 2022.
This Sunday, there is a Cattle fair in honour of San Antonio de Padua, with an exhibition of the best livestock on Gran Canaria from 08:00 to 14:00 in the La Fragata fairgrounds. There is a cattle trawling contest, threshing and shearing exhibitions, music and Canary Garrote game exhibition and the participation of several ranchers on the island. There will be pigs, donkeys, ponies and much more…

Sunday 12 June, Las PalmasEco Market – Organic Meeting Point
This Sunday, ‘Eco Mercado’ by Organic Meeting Point in Las Palmas with Tao Club & Gardens hosting another edition of the healthy and sustainable lifestyle market. This is the perfect chance to get to know some of the local natural brands and small businesses committed to the health and the environment on the island.
The market, from 11:00-19:00, includes product exhibitors covering many sectors involved in the ecological world, from organic food and drinks, fashion, cleaning, recycled crafts, renewable energy to ecological agriculture.
Enjoy a gorgeous vege lunch. For the little ones in the family, a chance to meet a princess and a mermaid from 12:00-15:00 and Children’s activities by ‘My Nanny’


Saturday 11 June, Artenara Mercado Agrícola y Ganadero 
The island’s highest altitude mountain village, Artenara, holds an agricultural and farmers market on Saturday from 09:00-15:00 in the picturesque Plaza de San Matias.
It really is a lovely car ride to go to see some of the most impossibly beautiful places on Gran Canaria and a trip up to the summits. This market is held on the second Saturday of every month.
“The municipal village of Artenara is located 1,270 metres above sea- level and has a most charming small community atmosphere. Here you can enjoy the epic mountain landscapes at the heart of Gran Canaria. Visit the viewpoint Unamuno and the interesting little Ethnographic Museum of “Cave Houses“”

Saturday 11 June, ArucasMercado Agrícola de Arucas
This popular farmers’ market takes place every fortnight in the facilities of the Cabildo’s Agricultural (Experimental) Farm, located next to the turn off to Arucas from the main GC-2, on the north coast of Gran Canaria. […Click here for the map location…]  The market of exhibitors (farmers and ranchers) who sell their produce direct to the consumer aim to lower  costs and more directly benefit the producer. From 09:00-13:30
The Arucas Agricultural and Livestock Market began in June 2008, on the initiative of COAG (Coordinator of Organisations of Farmers and Cattle Ranchers) and the Federation of Cattlemen of Gran Canaria (FedeGran), later moving to the Cabildo de Gran Canaria who now promote the current market.

Friday is always market day in Playa de Mogán in the morning. This popular market is in one of the prettiest fishing harbour towns on Gran Canaria, very popular with tourists.
On Saturday San Fernando de Maspalomas market offers all kinds of textiles, Objet d‘art and other articles, outside the Municipal Market, located on Avenida Alejandro del Castillo, with bargains for bargain hunters. It is one of the markets most enjoyed among visitors along with Friday’s in Playa de Mogán;El Mercadillo de Maspalomas, the main ‘Maspalomas market’  is on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 08:00 to 14:00.
On Saturday in Arguineguín, a second-hand market on Plaza Negra (the marketplace) in the morning 09:00-14:00 with a wide range preloved treasures to be found and discovered.
On Sunday, the “rastro” second-hand market, is on from 08:00 to 14:00 in the main carpark of the Municipal Market, in San Fernando.
This Sunday, the biweekly El Mercado Agrícola de San Fernando de Maspalomas. This Farmers Market is held in the urban center of the area from which it receives the name, just where there is a large esplanade between three unmistakable points; the Municipal Stadium, the Center and the current Municipal Offices of Maspalomas.  08:00 – 13:30.


The ‘Musicando’- concert series continues this weekend in Parque Doramas and at Auditorio José Antonio Ramos at 21:00. All these concerts are free to attend until capacity is reached.
This Saturday, it will be the turn of the folk music group ‘Non Trubada’. Its members, who come from both traditional and popular, classical, ethnic or folk music, are Carlos Marrero (violin and percussion), Fermín Rodríguez (electric and acoustic guitars, timple and percussion), Carolina Marrero (cross flute and recorder), Luis López (mandolin, lute, bouzouki and voice) and Samuel Pérez (keyboards, accordion and harp), accompanied by Carlos Meneses (bass) and Héctor Salazar (drums and percussion).

10-12 June, Las Palmas de Gran CanariaFiestas Fundacionales Las Palmas de Gran Canaria 2022
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is celebrating the 544th Anniversary of the city’s founding with a wide program of cultural activities and open-air shows. This weekend there are plenty of concerts to enjoy. Here are all the free concerts to enjoy this weekend in the capital, free entry until capacity full.
On Friday – ‘Naifest’, the 3rd Meeting of Popular music at Plaza de Santa Ana, starting at 21:00 with Laura Martel (timple), with Misael Jordán (guitar) and Luz Mila Valerón (voice), Jurria Guanil (salto del pastor canario), Parranda El Pajullo and Araguaney.– ‘Vereda tropical’  Olga Cerpa y la Banda Sinfónica Municipal de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria at Plaza del Pilar at 21:00.
On Saturday – Musicando. Non Trubada: «Azul» in Auditorio José Antonio Ramos in Parque Doramas at 21:00– ‘Naifest’, the 3rd Meeting of Popular music at Plaza de Santa Ana at 21:00. Althay Páez (timple), con David Pablos (guitar) and José Ángel Suárez Rodríguez (voice), Bejeque y La parranda de Teror.– ‘Vereda tropical’, Olga Cerpa y la Banda Sinfónica Municipal de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Parque de la Mayordomíain  Tamaraceite at 21:00
On Sunday – La banda de los piojillos. Music for the whole family at Auditorio José Antonio Ramos in Parque Doramas at 12:00«’Vereda tropical’. Olga Cerpa y la Banda Sinfónica Municipal de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in Parque de Las Rehoyas at 12:00

The Festival Guancha, through music, wants to highlight the extraordinary archaeological heritage of this ancient pre-Hispanic royal capital of the island. This is a free outdoor music festival in a privileged environment. The Archaeological Ensemble of La Guancha was declared a Historic Monument in 1949. After the last two years, in which the La Guancha Festival had had to be included in the programming of the Major Festivals of Santiago due to the restrictions derived from the pandemic, this historic festival returns on Saturday and Sunday 10-11 June, with space again in the cultural program of the municipality of Gáldar in the ‘La Quinta’ cultural site. The program includes a large number of artists that cover various musical genres with the intention of catering to the tastes of all ages.
On Friday, at 21:00, the urban genre of the singer from Gran Canaria ‘Marcelo Mellino’, to continue at 22:00 with Tenerife singer ‘El Ima’. At 23:00 ‘Chema Rivas’ will take the stage, continuing at midnight with ‘Henry Méndez’, and ending this first day with ‘Lennis Rodríguez’ starting at 01:00 a.m.
Saturday is reserved for Latin sounds, at 21:00 ‘Aseres’. The Argentine singer-songwriter ‘Coti’ will take the stage at 22:30 and at midnight, the Puerto Rican artist ‘Edwin Rivera’ returns to Gáldar. The festival will end with a performance by the Tenerife orchestra ‘La Sabrosa’, which will begin at 01:30 am.
“This historic festival, which celebrates its 24th edition, vindicates the heritage value of the La Guancha site, the first protected archaeological site in the Canary Islands since 1949, where the City Council is currently building its Interpretation Centre after more than forty years of lawsuits. Throughout its nearly quarter of a century of existence, artists and groups recognised at a regional and national level have passed through it and it has evolved hand in hand with the musical tastes of the moment but maintaining its essence of making citizens aware of the heritage value of one of the main sites of the Canary Islands.”

Saturday 11 June, Villa de MoyaFestival San Antonio Suena
As part of the Patron Saint festivities in honour of San Antonio de Padua in Moya, this Saturday, the ‘San Antonio Suena’ Festival with tributes to Juan Luis Guerra and Joaquín Sabina and the concerts of Los 600 and Aseres, with Juan Carlos Santomé and Jaime Falcón.
Music starts at 18:00 on the stage set up on Calle Miguel Hernández.


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Guardia Civil and Policia Local of Telde Local Police macro operation against illegal car racing on GC-1

Agents intervened in the middle of the illegal road race and arrested 42 people, and are investigating another 6 for crimes against road safety
40 vehicles used in the races were seized and their owners taken to court. A large number of charges have been filed against the Road Safety Law, the General Vehicle Regulations and the Citizen Security Law
The races had an audience and they competed by positioning themselves in parallel in the middle of GC-1
The Guardia Civil and the Telde Local Police, as part of operation “TODOGASGC”, have arrested 42 people and placed another 6 under investigation for crimes against road safety, and their participation in illegal races. Agents from both police forces detected illegal races being carried out, with some frequency, along various routes in Telde, and initiated a joint operation, discovering that the participants were using an alert system to warn of any police presence and thus resume races whenever the agents left the area.

Policia Local & Guardia Civil macro-operation against illegal road racing on Gran Canaria
In a joint operation between the Guardia Civil and the Policia Local de Telde, more than 40 people were arrested this weekend, who were engaged in illegal road racing, on highways open to traffic, along with several others who were detained with their vehicles, and will be brought to justice before the courts.
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Discreet surveillance of illegal races
For more than three months, a police operation was designed based on discreet and remote surveillance with camouflaged vehicles and police drones that would help capture the images that showed the true scope of the activities being carried out. The researchers were able to verify how, when competing, the participants positioned themselves in parallel along the GC-1 main north-south highway, slowing to within normal speed limits before starting each competition using an agreed signal: 3 honks of the horn.
During these competitions, both passenger cars and mopeds, mechanically rectified to increase their power and speed, participated randomly switching lanes and even passing other road users simultaneously on both the left and right sides, causing serious risks to road safety. The moped races had up to 7 participants at a time who, once the competition had started, constantly overtook each other during a 6 km round trip.
They had an audience of spectators that gathered without any type of protection or signageAn added risk in these illegal competitions was the presence of large numbers of members the public who, lacking any type of safety measures (such as reflective vests), stood both on the hard shoulder and in the adjoining lanes of the GC-1 to watch the races. Some of the attendees recklessly crossed the motorway in the middle of the night, to stand on the central reservation, so as to be able to observe the races in both directions and even record them on their mobile phones.
These races ended with the large gatherings of both the public and participants themselves in various randomly chosen places, with the aim of commenting on the results of the races, performances in which it is also suspected that the consumption of narcotic substances was promoted and indulged.
Police action in the middle of the raceGuardia Civil and the Telde Policia Local carried out the exploitation phase of their operation on March 31, carrying out a large police action in which more than 50 officers and agents participated.
The Local Police participated with numerous patrols as well as with their “UNIDRON” Unit that provided air cover for the entire intervention. On the part of the Guardia Civil, the Citizen Security Unit of the Las Palmas Command, the Cynological Service, the Services Centre and agents from the Las Palmas Traffic Subsector all took part.
This police deployment made it possible to identify the composition of the primary plot and modus operandi of enabling illegal races, resulting in the arrest of 42 individuals and the investigation of another 6.
In addition, 40 vehicles used to commit crimes have been seized and more than fifty administrative denuncias (complaint reports) have been formalised, including crimes against Road Safety Law, highlighting several for driving a motor vehicle with the presence of narcotic substances, those contravening General Vehicle Regulations, for various non-regulatory modifications carried out on vehicles, and Citizen Security Law breaches for being in possession of narcotic substances on public roads, among others.


The Canary Guide “Reyes Magos” Weekend Tips 3-5 January 2020

A lovely long weekend ahead as the holiday season draws to a close here on Gran Canaria. Monday is officially a national bank holiday; Twelfth night is almost upon us, the Epiphany, preceded by the Noche del Reyes Magos, or night of the kings, the spectacular finale of the holiday season, when 3 wise men are expected to visit every home in the kingdom, in celebration of a newly born child.

This is the most magical time of the year for kids in the Canary Islands and throughout all Spain.
The long observed traditions here supersede those of more northern European, christianised, pagan Yuletime legends, many of which tell of a benevolent, sometimes mischievous and goaty, old man secretly delivering gifts and toys to good little children on Christmas eve, or indeed the roman catholic stories of the originally Turkish-born Saint Nicholas, who nowadays morphs into a red robed and chuckling Santa Claus character flying from Lapland on his reindeer drawn sleigh.
By far the more prominently celebrated story of Los Reyes Magos, known in English as the Three Wise Men or Three Kings, tells of strangers arriving from the east, following a star, who bring gifts for a newborn, and as luck would have it magically supply gifts to all good christians, and children too, on the Day of the Epiphany, which is of course the 12th night, or the eve of the 6th day of January.
This is when Melchor, Gaspar and Baltazar bring their gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. They arrive to Street Parades in every major town as they are celebrated across Gran Canaria on the 5th, the Noche de Los Reyes Magos.

Most towns and cities throughout Spain, and across the island, will be hosting extravagant events and parades on Sunday, aimed mainly at the littlest in the family, to welcome these strangers from far off lands, who will arrive from the east via every imaginable mode of transport, whether on traditional camel, speed boat, parachute, helicopter, horseback or jet ski, they will be presented with a magical key by the local mayor so that they can let themselves into each of the townspeople’s homes to leave them something special.
Two of the biggest and most magical parades on Gran Canaria occur in the capital and up in the beautiful eastern town of Agüimes. Traditional seasonal and artisanal markets can be found in many major towns across the island in the run up to the main seasonal gift-giving day,  between 2-5 January 2020.

The 25th Artisans’ Market in Parque de San Telmo in the capital, Las Palmas by the traditional Canarian crafts federation FEDAC.
Opening hours are every day between 10:00-21:00.

“Feria de Reyes”, The Kings’ Fair in the heart of Telde.  
The Fair is held in the open commercial area ZCA SAN GREGORIO, surrounding the plaza de San Gregorio and Avenida de la Constitución.
An event full of music, acrobatics, jugglers and children’s workshops at which 21 artisans will have stands exhibiting their work for sale from January 2 to 5.
On Thursday 16:00 – 21:30, on Friday and Saturday 10:00-21:30 and on Sunday 10:00-13:00.

The Vecindario Christmas fair has its final weekend at Plaza de San Rafael, in the municipality Santa Lucia. Traditional crafts, cosmetics, jewellery, textiles, accessories and recycled products are all on offer on the main shopping street of this buzzing south-eastern town.
From 10:00 to 21:00 (excluding holidays).
The fair is open on January 5, from 10:00 until the closing of the shops.

This weekend is the last chance to visit one of the main seasonal attractions that has positioned the capital, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, as one of the world’s most charming cities to visit at Christmas time: the Belen de Arena de Las Canteras has become an entire event in its own right, with unique sand sculptures visited every year by thousands of locals … and an growing number of travellers who visit the capital of Gran Canaria at this time of year.
The sand sculptures will be open until January 5 (09:00-20:00) other days from 09:00-22:00 and are free to visit, though charitable donations are encouraged.

As part of the Town hall’s seasonal program there is a lovely weekend of activities happening in the neighbourhoods of the municipality. 
On Friday in Playa de Mogán, a street parade for children at 17:30 leaving from Avenida Los Marreros (shopping centre). At 18:30 at Plaza Pedro Betancor León children’s animation activities where visiting children can hand over their letters and lists to a Royal page, for delivery to the kings. 
On Saturday in Mogán Casco, the old town, children’s animation activities and a visit of the Royal Page to Parque Nicolás Quesada at 18:00.  
On Sunday in Arguineguín, “Fair of Kings” at Plaza Pérez Galdós between 17:00-21:00 with crafts, gastronomy and a market.
At 18:30 a boat carrying their Majesties, The Magi from the East, will arrive at Arguineguín port. They will then tour via Avenida de las Marañuelas to Plaza Pérez Galdós, with a parade and live music and animation.
Upon arrival, the municipality’s magic key will be presented to Their Majesties, and the last of the letters will be collected.

The holiday season program continues in various enclaves of the municipality of San Bartolomé de Tirajana
On Saturday, a night to be enjoyed  in the little coastal neighborhood of El Pajar. From 17:00 there is a market and workshops for children at Plaza Pública de El Pajar and at 22:00 Gran Verbena, evening street party with Paco Guedes.
On Sunday, Maspalomas celebrates the arrival of the Kings with a parade at 18:00. Parade route : Departure from the Centro Socio-Cultural del Mayor via Avenida de Mogán to the roundabout of the municipal pool. Avda de Tunte to the roundabout of Avenida de Gáldar to calle Camellero Hernández García (in front of the Eurospar) and then via Avenida de Tejeda until reaching Parque de San Fernando.

The welcome party begins at 11:00 on the esplanade walkway next to the Poema del Mar Aquarium with the arrival of the three wise men to the Sanapú pier scheduled for 12:00 midday.  The three kings and their entourage will disembark and meet all the children and families who gather to welcome them, as well as the mayor, Augusto Hidalgo, who will deliver the “Magic Key to the City” and there will be entertainment and activities. 
The Three Kings Parade.   starts at 17:00  from Castillo de la Luz heading through the city to Parque de San Telmo. Melchor, Gaspar and Baltazar will climb on to moving platforms decorated with striking star-shaped light boxes, which premiered in 2019, to illuminate the route that will take them from the port fortress to San Telmo park and to share messages of solidarity for the conservation of the planet.
Accompanied by a legion of Romans, the royal pages, their entourage and favorites, Melchor will ride on a golden star, Gaspar on one of silver and Baltasar on the star of bronze, all illuminated. The three kings will be followed by their camels, who for the second time, will travel the city without being ridden by people or carrying cargo, as once was the way.  Public opinion has dissuaded any inclusion of animals that could be deemed harmful, so instead they will simply partake in the parade unburdened. 
At 22:30 there will be a concert by “Non  Trubada” at Parque de San Telmo. And a Night of The Kings event all along the main shopping street of Triana.

Since 1956, the “Magna Cabalgata de Reyes”, an outdoor theatrical performance, has been held in Agüimes. The script for this staging emerged from the inkwell of Orlando Hernández Martín, a “whole and serious” figure of Canarian literature, born in this town in 1936.
After almost sixty years, that “Magna Cabalgata”, was renamed Auto de Los Reyes Magos on June 6, 2009, and is performed every year through the streets of this beautiful old, historic town.
The royal procession departs from the gardens of the Colegio Nuestra Señora del Rosario to tour various stages arranged in different parts of the old town.
At 20:00 the Royal Entourage departs from the gardens of the Colegio Nuestra Señora del Rosario, beginning a traditional tour of five stages scattered throughout the town, until they reach the Plaza Nuestra Señora del Rosario by the main church in the old quarter. The act ends around 23:00 following the adoration of the “Child” in the manger. Then the kings, preceded by the entourage, retire to rest for a while, leaving behind a huge trail of goodies to the delight of the children who follow them intently throughout.

The first scene, the annunciation is performed at the Parque los Moros.
The second scene, is a meeting with the sheppards on Calle Juan Alvarado y Saz.
This is followed by a visit to Herod’s Palace, just down the road, at El Ejido
The fourth scene depicts the appearance of the Angel on Carretera Esquina
And the fifth and final scene, is the nativity scene at the Plaza Nuestra Señora del Rosario.

SANTA LUCIA; Kings parade at 18:30 from Cruce de Sardina to theatro Victor Java. Concert at 21:30 by music group ‘Karma’ at 21:30 at Plaza de Los Algodoneros. Animation for children from 17:30-19:30 on the pedestrian area of avenida de Canarias.
TELDE; Activities for children 10:00-12:30 at the municipal stadium Pablo Hérnandez Morales. Arrival of the majesties at 13:00 At 17:30 the parade starts at Casa de la Juventud to Parque Franchy
SANTA BRIGIDA; the arrival of Their Majesties The Magi from the East into Santa Brígida. a parade with Melchor, Gaspar and Baltasar starting at 18:00 and through the streets of the town centre to bring the spectacle of the most special day of the year for the little ones. 
GÁLDAR: The Kings parade 17:00-18:30 from Cañada Honda neighborhood and streets of the historic center. The traditional Auto de los Reyes Magos from 19:00 – 20:00 at Plaza de Santiago. 
You can be sure there will be plenty of others going on all around the island


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The Canary Guide Weekend Tips 15-17 November 2019

Mid November with an Autumnal chill already in the night time air. AEMET, the Spanish state meteorological agency are predicting a weekend a touch cooler than we have enjoyed over the last few.  The south will see some cloudy skies, with highs of around 22ºC in the shade with a small possibility of rain, a touch more cloud to the north, particularly at the summits, with plenty some more rain coming in set to turn the island ever more verdant. There is even a snow level prediction for the weekend at 1800 meters so let’s see if we finally get that first frosting of the winter up on the highest peaks.
The largest regional fair in the south is happening in the south-eastern town of Ingenio this weekend, offering a wide range of local produce direct from farmers, artisans, craftspeople and various other stall holders. It’s the last weekend of the Fiestas de San Gregorio in Gran Canaria’s second city Telde, an animal fair at Santa Catalina’s Miller Building in the capital and many other events and happening to go and see over the coming weekend.
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The Tri-Municipal commonwealth of the Southeast are celebrating their 16th Agriculture, Craft, Livestock and Tourism Fair bringing together producers and crafts people from across Ingenio, Agüimes & Santa Lucia for the largest event of its kind showing off primary sector produce and livestock in a Three Counties Fair styled event that emphasises sustainability and renewables, and brings together this innovative alliance of communities in the run up to the peak winter season.
The Agriculture, Handicrafts, Livestock and Tourism fair, are this year to be held along Avenida Carlos V in Carrizal in the municipality of Ingenio. The region’s most important event, in which farmers, producers and artisans from across the region offer their best produce directly to the public. Around 150 stalls will showcase artisans and the agrifood sector of this important “Comarca” and will turn Avenida Carlos V into a buzzing experience of vibrant colours, sounds and flavours.
The Southeast Fair, the most important of its kind in the Canary Islands, was founded sixteen years ago to support the “primary sector” of the area. More than 100,000 visitors are expected to attend throughout the course of the weekend.
Not just any fair, this event is an outstanding symbol of unity between the three townhalls of Ingenio, Agüimes and Santa Lucía, who 29 years ago joined forces to form the South East Commonwealth and to fight against their common challenges in a land ravaged by drought, that until quite recently was known as the “triangle of poverty” on the island.  Today these efforts and alliances represent an astounding success story, with continued growth across all three populations, having innovated far ahead of the rest of Gran Canaria to become the first to produce all of their municipal electricity, and meet all of their desalinated municipal water needs, using wind power.  Even if you didn’t know their story, you will have seen their long standing wind farms on the south east of the island which have been producing clean energy and water for them for many, many years and which has become a model for future development among coastal communities across the world, and in particular all the way down the west coast of Africa.
On Friday and Saturday 10:00-22:00 and on Sunday 10:00-15:00 

The festivities in honour of San Gregorio are coming to an end this weekend in Telde
On Friday, a night of Wine and Tapas will enliven Plaza de San Gregorio starting at 21:00 with live music.
On Saturday an artisans exhibition on Plaza de San Gregorio starts from 10:00. In the evening at 20:00 the 8th Song festival. Along Ramblas de Pedro Lezcano Montalvo there is a 4×4 exhibition from 10:00, from 17:00 a Circus show, and at 22:00 a Verbena, a street party with music and at midnight a firework show.
On Sunday the artisanal exhibition continues on Plaza de San Gregorio from 10:00. At 13:00 Canarian folk music groups perform followed at 14:00 by tastings of Potaje Canario, the traditional Canarian rustic stew. Later at 19:00 a Eucharist mass and religious procession.
Along Ramblas de Pedro Lezcano Montalvo there will be a cattle exhibition at 10:00

A Saturday in the capital filled with workshops, dog shows, exhibitions, master classes, conferences and much more in the iconic Miller building, just beside the Elder museum in Parque Santa Catalina. See the full program below.
In the Miller building:

12:30 and 17:00 -Adoption catwalk of the dogs rescued by the Albergue de Bañaderos Gran Canaria’s Insular Animal Shelter
14:30 – Competition for the most elegant senior dog
11:30 – Exhibition of service, assistance dog
10:30-18:30 – Children’s workshops
10:30-18:30 – Take a funky photo with you and your dog
18:00 – Competition of the most beautiful mix breed dog

and throughout the day there will be a range of educational talks in Spanish language.
Outside the Miller building there are exhibitions all day from police dog agility to French Ring starting from 10:30.
French Ring Sport is a dog sport involving jumping, obedience (breaking in exercises), and bite work. Obedience is emphasised in all three sections when competing in Ring; the dog has no collar or leash on at any time except during the heel on leash.

Every Friday the usually sleepy, picturesque resort-cum-fishing port town of Playa and Puerto de Mogán get busy with their huge weekly street market.
It becomes a bustling place to visit any Friday and a good opportunity to enjoy a relaxed but a busy market that sprawls down leafy avenues between the port & beach and stretches up the entry to the Mogán valley.  There is a great atmosphere as well with plenty of shops, cafes and restaurants in the area and often live music too. Friday is market day in Playa de Mogán!

The big Weekend Market of Santa Brigida, in the northeastern inland area of the island, celebrated its 33rd anniversary this summer. This upscale village market in the centre of the town, is where local people and visitors get local produce: varieties of cheese, country bread, jams and marmalades, naturally produced honey and a variety of confectionery.
This beautiful old town was where British aristocrats and merchants of the 18th and 19th century first came to visit on health holidays, making it one of the first tourism destinations on Gran Canaria. It is still home for many aristocratic families and their gorgeous country houses.
This Sunday, as part of the “Santa Brigida con vino” program, there is a special local redwine monograph, or specialist exhibition, starts at 11:00 as well as live music at 11:30 
Very much worth visiting this lovely old famous town in the hills overlooking the captial, which is also home to the Casa del Vino wine museum where you can discover more about Gran Canaria wines and production.
Opening hours : Saturdays 8:00-20:00 and Sundays 8:00-14:00 


The 7th Binter NightRun on Saturday in the capital will bring together 4500 runners in different categories.
At 19:00 a 1 km solidarity run and the Trophy for Athletes with Disabilities and an hour later the Individual Half Marathon (21,097 meters), and the Half Marathon with teams of three runners where each one faces a seven kilometer stretch, and the massive 10K run.
The start and finishing point is on Calle Venegas (near the Fuente Luminoso) and will undoubtly be buzzing. There is also to be a concert at the fountain by “Ginsonics” 19:45-21:45.


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