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The Canary Guide #WeekendTips 9-11 June 2023

 

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

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

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

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

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.

 
 

 

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PRIDE by any other name, controversy in Maspalomas

The San Bartolomé de Tirajana (SBT) Town Hall, responsible for popular tourist resorts such as Maspalomas and Playa del Inglés, on the sunny south of Gran Canaria, have found themselves in conflict over the use of the word ‘Maspalomas’, due to a commercial entity trying, once again, to assert ownership over a world famous community event founded 21 years ago, in partnership with the local government, by the Gay & Lesbian Associates of Yumbo, GLAY. Is it time to reclaim PRIDE in Maspalomas?

 
 

 
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More than half of all Canary Islands properties sold last year were bought by foreigners, more than half of those non-residents

While we still await final figures for the last quarter of 2022, the latest official data from The Canary Islands has shown foreigners are buying more homes in the Canary Islands than ever before. The number of real estate acquisitions by non-residents in the Canary Islands has risen 52% compared to the same period in 2021, and is already 16% higher than the highest ever record set in 2017.

 
 

 

Cordial director says they will fight “illegal” decision to allow cement factory to continue in Port of Santa Águeda

The general director of hoteliers, the Cordial group, a member of the Las Palmas tourist association, Nicolás Villalobos, has described as “illegal” the decision taken by the Canarian Regional Government to extend the usage of the deep water port of Santa Águeda so that the cement company CEISA (Cementos Especiales de Las Islas SA) can continue to operate beyond its concession which expired last October. <!–more–>

 
 

 

The Canary Guide ‘Día de Canarias’ #WeekendTips 27-30 May 2022

It’s the last weekend of May and also a festive ‘puente’ long weekend. The busiest this year so far, and the summer season festivities have truly started.
The next few days are filled with a multitude of institutional and cultural celebrations with many other events and festivities besides. There is the ‘Tuna and Sea Fair’ in Arguineguín and the ‘Patronal festivities in San Fernando de Maspalomas’, including a “Romería” pilgrimage offering as well as popular Carnival main festivities in Carrizal.
Many different traditional cultural events around the island include The Wool Fiesta in Caideros de Gáldar and the Cattle Fair at the Cabildo’s experimental farm in Arucas. Where ever you might find yourself, most likely, there will be festivities throughout this “bridge” weekend of celebration as most of the island takes a four day holiday to welcome in the summer.
Monday, 30th May is ‘Diá de Canarias‘, Canary Islands Day, which is a bank holiday throughout the archipelago. It’s good to remember that government offices, banks, and many local shops etc. will be closed.

On the 30th of May 1983 The Canary Islands officially became an Autonomous National Region of Spain when The Government of The Canary Islands Parliament sat for the first time.  The day has been marked ever since by all municipal town halls, on all the 8 islands, in each of the two provinces that make up the archipelago, as the official day of celebration of all things Canarian.
You can expect nearly every town or village to have some sort of public event happening, either during the weekend and/or Monday, with locals dressed in traditional post-conquest clothing and performing folk dances as well as tastings of local produce among other attractions.
Of course, as tourism has long been the main focus of the economy here you’ll also find representations of traditional foodstuffs like gofio, potatoes, cheeses, mangoes, avocados, ropa vieja, almonds, wines, rum, honey rum, mojos rojo and verde and many items besides on display in hotels and tourist information centres.
This is truly a weekend of holiday, family, and celebration. Here we list just the tip of the iceberg, with a taste of the options for events that will be taking place and also to celebrate this Canaries Day during the weekend and especially on Monday, 30 May.

 
 

 

Gran Canaria Weather: Some grey skies, clearing into the weekend, but a little rain expected by Día de Canarias on Monday

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

CANARIAN DAY FESTIVITIES, DÍA DE CANARIAS
 
 
 
 
• SUNDAY 29 MAY, LAS PALMAS DE GRAN CANARIA• ‘CANARIONA’
The Cabildo de Gran Canaria celebrates Canarian Day with an event named ‘Canariona’ this Sunday, 29 May at Parque Santa Catalina with traditional music from the famous Los Gofiones and the more modern sounds of Birkins, Foxi Mammals and Sara Zocas, and Locoplaya. 19:30-01:00, free entry.

Program:19:30 – 21:00 Los Gofiones | 21:00 – 21:15 Delia Santana | 21:15 – 21:30 Petite Lorena | 21:30 – 22:00 Birkins  | 22:00 – 22:15 DJ Dara Ortega | 22:15 – 22:45 Foxy Mammals  | 22:45 – 23:00 DJ Dara Ortega  | 23:00 – 23:45 Sara Socas & Erika Dos Santos & DJ Verse |  23:45 – 0:00 DJ Dara Ortega | 0:00 – 1:00 LOCOPLAYA

Sunday, 29 May “Isla y Cancion’ concert at 21:00 Plaza de Santa Ana, free entry, until capacity reached
The concert ‘Néstor Álamo, island and song’ by the Municipal Symphonic Band of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria returns to Plaza Santa Ana on the eve of Canary Islands Day.
The repertoire of famous Canarian writer and composer ‘Néstor Álamo: Island and song’ revisits his most popular songs with a special emphasis of the string section and the Choir of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Gran Canaria.
These musical ensembles are joined by the voices of various outstanding performers. The selected repertoire will consist of about eighteen songs from the Nestorian songbook, among them, some of the most famous and popular composed by a creative who is considered the ‘father of Canarian song’, including well know works like ‘El Cambullonero’. All the songs will be performed —either in duets, by soloists or by the choir— in symphonic versions arranged by other notable composers.

 

• 29-30 MAY, ARGUINEGUÍN, MOGÁN• FERIA DEL ATÚN Y DEL MAR
Town hall of Mogán celebrating Canarian day with “Feria del Atún y del Mar de Mogán” between 29-30 May 2022 in Arguineguin on Plaza Pérez Galdós, just next to the church.
On Sunday and Monday, at the ‘Tuna and Sea Fair’ show cooking, sales, tastings, educational activities for children, music, an homage to fishermen and much more will come together in Arguineguín to highlight the municipality’s fishing sector and promote seafood, especially tuna, caught the artisanal way by the fishermen of the municipality as well as celebrating Canarian Day.Opening hours: on Sunday 11:00-17:00 and on Monday 11:00-20:00

• 27-30 MAY, PUERTO RICO DE GRAN CANARIA• ‘TrENDERETE’ MOGÁN MALL 
Mogán Mall in Puerto Rico de Gran Canaria is celebrating Canarian Day with an event named ‘TrENDERETE’ 27-30 May 2022 with artisanal crafts, gastronomy and music.
Between 27-30 May, Canarian Gastronomy and Craft Market. Opening hours: On Friday 17:00-21:00, Saturday & Sunday 10:00-21:00, and on Monday 10:00-14:00.
Performances • Exhibitions • Tastings • Workshops:On Friday, between 18:00-20:00 Balcones Canarios children’s workshop and at 21:00 special Fountain Show
On Saturday, from 12:00-13:00 Wine tasting  – Gran Canaria wines ( D.O. Gran Canaria ), later between 18:00-19:00 Show Cooking by Braulio Rodríguez (Restaurant Majuga). 19:00-20:00Canarian Parranda – 7 Orillas (Traditional Music group ) and at 21:00 Special Fountain Show
On Sunday, from 11:00-11:30 the presentation of the new collection – Desafiro. Between 12:00-13:00 Agaete Coffee Tasting, from 17:30-18:30 Wine tasting – Bodega La higuera Mayor ,  19:00-20:00  Concert – Germán López (timplist)  and at 21:00 special fountain show.
On Monday, 12:00-13:00 Aloe and Honey Tasting – Finca La Molina and then at 13:00 The Great TrENDERETE raffle

• 28-30 MAY, SAN BARTOLOMÉ DE TIRAJANA• CANARIAN DAY CELEBRATIONS
Main Canarian Day festivities in the municipality are celebrated in the picturesque municipal capital, known by it’s pre-hispanic name “Tunte”.
The name derives from the aboriginal Guanche-Canario settlement, where, after the conquest in the late 15th century, various settlers of Hispanic origin settled. In the old quarter of the town, the village still known as Tunte, stands the Church of San Bartolomé de Tirajana.
On Saturday, there is “Feria de Tradiciones Canarias” (Fair of Canarian Traditions) on Saturday, May 28 in the Plaza de Santiago to commemorate Canary Islands Day. Traditional games, music, and an artisanal craft fair will display an array of work from 09:00-14:00
On Sunday, ambient music in the Plaza from 12:00 and from 13:00 tasting of Canarian produce. Activities for children from 17:00 and in the evening, a “verbena”, street party with lively music.
On Monday, an exhibition of antique carts and wagons from 08:00. Performance by La Banda Isleña at 10:00. Ambient music at 11:00 and preparation of bread dough. Enyesque  (Canarian way of saying tapa, snack) at 11:30. Canarian wrestling at 12:00 and some traditional Taifa dancing at 13:00
 

Shopping Centre El Tablero, meanwhile, nearer the coast, on the other side of GC-1 from the main resort area of Maspalomas, will host a ‘Mercado Artesanal’, an artisanal craft market from 29-30 May.
Between 11:00 and 19:00 typical produce and unique handmade items will be available, alongside all the shops and establishments that this lovely neighbourhood shopping centre has to offer.
 
 
 

• MONDAY 30 MAY, CAIDEROS DE GÁLDAR• XXVI FIESTA DE LA LANA
The 26th traditional Wool Fiesta in the neighbourhood of Caideros.
This has got to be one of the most authentic events you can visit on Día de Canarias.  The northern municipality of Gáldar celebrates its traditional ‘Fiesta de La Lana’ in Caideros every May 30, Canary Islands Day.
Exalting the customs and traditions of this land, still preserved in this inland area of ​​the north. Livestock from nearby farmhouses will be brought for shearing and subsequent milking, which is one of the most anticipated moments of the day, along with popular Canarian music in the square and the crafts show. Demonstrations of native sports and recognition of the people of this place complete the program of events for this festive event.
At 11:00 Football field; Livestock shearing, Exhibition of the Salto del Pastor, Jurria El Salem Salto del Pastor Canario, Stick Fight Exhibition, Traditional Threshing, Dog showAt 11:00 Casa de la Lana (House of Wool); Inauguration and presentation of the Casa de la Lana mural: ‘María de las Nieves’ (Mary of the Snows) Author Belén Déniz and a butterfly workshop with wool from the island. Lesley BohnkeAt 12:00 Football Field; Great female wrestling between: Union Galdar Ybarra Wrestling Club and Wrestling Club Union Sardina Spar Gran CanariaAt 12:00 Plaza de San José de Caideros (just next to the parish); Artisanal Craft exhibition and traditional Canarian music, with a different group performing every hour 12:00-16:00At 13:00 Plaza de San José de Caideros; Recognitions, tributes and, and special mentions.TASTINGS: Sancocho, gofio pella, tortillas with honey, tabeje with gofio and more

• 27-30 MAY, TELDE• CANARIAN DAY CELEBRATIONS
Plaza de San Juan and its surroundings will be the set for the Canarian Day celebrations in the municipality of Telde. 
On Friday 27 May, on Plaza de San Juan at 20:30, a concert by ‘Los Faycanes’ and ‘Araguaney’, and on Saturday in this same space at 21:00, enjoy a show by ‘Los Sabandeños’.
Sunday, 29 May10:00-14:00 an exhibition and sale of traditional crafts and local products, as well as a day dedicated to boys and girls, with the little theatre El Sueno de Sarito in the Plaza de San Juan. Workshops and traditional games are also planned as well as music. For its part, the Roque Azucarero neighbourhood association will represent various Canarian scenes at 20:00, the Plaza de San Juan hosts an awards ceremony for people who have shown their struggle, passion and interest in culture throughout the municipality. The musical finishing touch is provided by the young timplista from Valsequillo, Laura Martel.
Monday, 30 May10:00-14:00 an exhibition and sale of traditional crafts and local products as well as artisan workshops, an exhibition of traditional toys, an exhibition of traditional games, such as the “lifting of the plow” and the “stick game”, as well as various representations of Canarian scenes by the Roque neighbourhood association Azucarero (named in honour of this areas rich sugar production history), as well as music with performances from the Municipal Band and various folk groups.

• 28-30 MAY, TEROR• CANARIAN DAY CELEBRATiONS
The famous and beautiful mountain town of Teror celebrates Canary Islands Day from May 28 to 30 with a varied program of activities. The Town Council have organised the longest sandwich made of the local Chorizo de Teror in history on Saturday May 28, expected to be with half a kilometre in length, running through several streets of the Casco (Old Town: La Plaza, La Cal and Calle Nueva). There will also be musical performances, artisanal craft shows, traditional games and children’s activities, as well as a popular Canarian dish to close the program on May 30.
SATURDAY 28 MAY09:00-19:00 Canarian Artisanal Crafts with 25 stalls along the Boulevard Paseo González Díaz.10:00-16:00 Longest ever Chorizo de Teror ​​sandwich in history, Calle Real de la Plaza, Calle de la Cal and Calle Nueva.12:00 Concert Pepe Benavente, Plaza de Sintes20:30 Concert of “Timple and String Quartet”, by the Las Palmas Symphony Orchestra Quartet and Benito Cabrera. Teror Auditorium. Free admission at entrees.es
SUNDAY 29 MAY9:00-15:00 Teror Market in Casco de Teror, with Canarian music and products.9:00-15:00 Canarian Artisan Crafts, with 25 stalls on Boulevard Paseo González Díaz.
MONDAY 30 MAY9:00-15:00 Canarian Artisanal Crafts, with 25 stalls along Boulevard Paseo González Díaz.11:00-13:00 traditional activities, sheep shearing and wool threshing exhibition. Donkey rides on Plaza Alameda Pio XII.11:00-13:00 Children’s activities, Sheep Milking Workshops; Children’s pottery; the traditional Shepherd’s Leap (Salto de Pastor); mud pots; and traditional games. Alameda Pio XII Square11:00 Performance of the Candidito School of Music Parranda on Alameda Pio XII Square12:00 Performance by timplista Laura Martel on plaza Alameda Pio XII13:00 Performance by timplista Raúl Pérez  on plaza Alameda Pio XII13:00 Popular Canarian food on Plaza de la Alameda Pío XII. Collaboration price: €2 per item

• 28-30 MAY, SANTA LUCÍA DE TIRAJANA• DÍA DE CANARIAS
Avenida de Canarias and its surroundings will be the backdrop for the Canarian Day celebrations this weekend in the municipality of Santa Lucía, with Taifa dancing on Monday up in the original municipal capital, the mountain village of Santa Lucía. Various events have been occurring this month all culminating on 30 May 2022.
From Saturday to Monday, there is an Artisanal Craft Fair along the pedestrian area of Avenida de Canarias. Open on Saturday and Sunday 10:00-21:00. On Monday 10:00-14:00
From Saturday to Monday, activities for children: Inflatables and traditional Canarian games on the pedestrian area of Avenida de Canarias. Saturday and Sunday 11:00-14:00 and from 17:00-19:00 and On Monday 11:00-14:00.
On Saturday 28 May, Music performances at 20:30 on Plaza de Los Algodoneros: A Meeting of traditional Canarian dances with 5 different groups performingOn Sunday 29 May, The I Canarian Folk Music Day on Plaza de Los Algodoneros from 11:00-14:00. Enjoy musical performances from the traditional music groups of Santa LucíaOn Monday 30 may, The II Canarian Folk Music day on Monday on Plaza de Los Algodoneros from 11:00-14:00Enjoy the most traditional Canarian music and the most popular instruments of this land

On Monday 30 May, Taifa dancing in Santa Lucía casco with Parranda ‘Merita la Pena’, at 21:00 in Parque de Santa Lucía casco 

• MONDAY 30 MAY, LA ALDEA DE SAN NICOLÁS• DíA DE CANARIAS
La Aldea de San Nicolás is celebrating Canarian Day in the town centre on Monday 30 May 2022. From 10:00 to 14:00 you can enjoy different activities organised by the Department of Culture of the City Council of La Aldea de San Nicolás, directed by Cleofé Cubas.
During the morning there will be an artisanal craft show and the museums of the Community Development Project will be open to the public. In addition, there will be an exhibition of native sports such as “Canarian Ball” and the Salto del Pastor (Shepherd’s leap) and traditional children’s games.
Starting at 12:00 noon, the institutional acts and performance of the parranda ‘El Pajullo’.
 
 

 
 

 

27-29 May, San Fernando de MaspalomasFiestas Patronales de San Fernando de Maspalomas
The Maspalomas neighbourhood of San Fernando, once a simple village of tomato growers, and share croppers, enjoys its patron saint celebrations from 26 May – 5 June 2022.
The popular Romería pilgrimage for their patron saint, San Fernando, takes place this Saturday, where attendees will be dressed in traditional costume and processing through the streets and around the church of this old rural population.
There is a funfair that has been set up in San Fernando during the festivities.
On Friday, children’s entertainment at Plaza de San Fernando at 18:00
On Saturday, children’s entertainment at Plaza de San Fernando at 10:00 and then later in the evening at 21:00 the election of the youth and children’s Queen; a gala event with music and dance performances at Plaza de San Fernando which is followed by a Verbena, street party, with entertainment provided by the Armonia Show and DJ Tony Bob at 23:30
On Sunday from 08:00-14:00 “Sabor a Tradición“, a special edition of the biweekly Canarian Farmers’ market. The “flavour of tradition” market on Plaza de Timanfaya with traditional games, artisans, live music and much more.
18:30 Romería-ofrenda, leaving from Plaza de Timanfaya touring the neighbourhood and at 20:30 ‘Cantador Sinfonicó’ concert in Parque de San Fernando with Ciro Corujo, Manuel Estupiñan, Pedro Manuel Afonso. This is a new Canary Islands ‘symphonic singers’ tour, a company of 25 people in *symphonic format* in the recognition of the singers of the world.23:30 Verbena, a party with Star Music and DJ Marre at Plaza de San Fernando
See more information about the festivities HERE!

27-29 May, Carrizal, IngenioCarnival Carrizal 2022
The last weekend of festivities of one of the most popular Carnival festivities on Gran Canaria, Carnival Carrizal. The celebration, designated as a Local Festival of Tourist Interest, has its Big Weekend with the Drag Queen Gala, a parade and the so-called “rescue of the sardine”.
On Saturday, The Great Carnival parade starts at 18:30, with most floats concentrating in Plaza de la Jurada. The start of the route via Avda. de Canarias, Barcelona, ​​Huerta del Obispo, Rep Argentina, Ejido Carrizal, Carlos V, Avda. de Canarias, Rotonda del Pescador, Road linking with Burrero, C/. Mayor José Ramirez, Josefina de la Torre. The small floats will go to the beach and the big ones will park in Calle La Corsa
After the parade, The Burning of the Sardine and fireworks spectacle around 23:00 at Playa del Burrero. The starting time will depend on the authorisation of the Control Tower of the Gran Canaria Airport and Air Navigation. A big after party follows the fireworks, with performances including ‘Aseres’  continuing until 5am, which is also the closing time permitted for the bars and restaurants in the area.
“When there is a popular Carnival parade taking place that will also mean parking prohibitions and street closures in the area” 
On Sunday, the Children’s Carnival from 16:00 Sunday 29 May. Crafts Workshop, Painting the Face, Batucada Timbalao, Performance by the Children’s Murga Los Lechonsitos.- Clown Zapito, Magicians, Puppets, Performance by the Talent School of Saray Castro with the Musical “Vuelve la Ilusión” and the performance of the Latin Ballet of Eva Rodriguez. The afternoon will finish with a snack with soft drinks and cakes.

27-29 May, Las Palmas de Gran CanariaLPA Motown
The sixth edition of the fair revolving around the worlds of motorcycles and mobility in the province of Las Palmas between 27-29 May (new dates* previously 6-8 May) at INFECAR.
Organised by AEMOTO and FEMEPA; promoted by the City Council of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and sponsored by SAGULPA, the LPA Motown ‘motorcycle and sustainable urban mobility’- fair is the perfect place to learn first-hand about all the latest developments in the sector.
In this edition, there will be a large exhibition space, food truck area among other things to see including the novelty of a “Motorcycle Show”, an unbeatable opportunity to encounter, all in one space, the main companies that lead the two-wheel sector here on the island, three days for bikers to test and even buy the perfect motorcycle, as well as the accessories they need both for themselves and for their vehicles.
Companies such as Pole Position, Valsebike, Autos Losan, Domingo Alonso, Gubra, Motomaxs, Danara and AM Motos have already confirmed their participation, which make it possible to have the presence of all the reference brands in the sector: Harley Davidson, KTM, Ducati, Honda, Zontes, Suzuki, Peugeot, Yamaha, Royal Enfield, Indian and SuperSoco etc.
As for the mobility sector, VMI users will also be able to test and buy the most successful models on the market, as well as accessories for their vehicles and for themselves.
SEE MORE INFO HERE!
Opening hours:Friday and Saturday 10:00-20:00 and 20:00-23:30 events continue in the leisure area.Sunday 10:00-16:00
You can book your free entry ticket as well as some test drives HERE

27 May-5 June, Gran CanariaOperation Kilo
Operation Kilo is the primary community food collection drive in solidarity with those most in need around the island and will be prominent in shopping centres and supermarkets between 27 May and 5 June around Gran Canaria.
The Campaign focuses on collecting as many basic items of food as possible from multiple supermarkets over the days. The food is donated by any citizens who care to help, thanks to the help of a large team of volunteers  (still more needed!!) and the collaboration of the various supermarkets. Once the food has been collected, it is sent to the main Las Palmas Food Bank warehouse, from where it is distributed to people in need through several charities, including The Food Project in Mogán and Elomar in Maspalomas.
Simply, all you do is purchase a few simple, non-perishable items to contribute along with your shopping. In the municipality of Mogán, you can find them for example in Spar supermarkets; Puerto de Mogán, Playa del Cura, Tauro, Patalavaca and Arguineguín and many other shops around the island.
In particular look out for the volunteers and collection boxes at the entrances to major supermarkets in your area.
 

 
 

 

MARKETS ON THE SOUTH OF GRAN CANARIA
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, a special celebrational edition of the biweekly Farmers market in San Fernando. The “flavor of tradition” market, celebrating Canarian Day between 08:00-14:00 at Plaza de Timanfaya. This 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.
 

 

28-29 May, ArucasXXIX Concurso exposición de ganado selecto
On the occasion of the celebrations of The Livestock Fair and the 29th Select Cattle Exhibition Contest, there will be no biweekly agricultural market at the Arucas Experimental Farm this Saturday.
During Saturday and Sunday in the facilities of the Cabildo Agricultural Farm, located next to the Arucas exit from the GC-2, on the north coast of Gran Canaria. |Click ‘here’ to the map location|, there will be livestock shows, children’s activities, product tastings, traditional primary sector activities, musical performances, and much more!
Opening hours: on Saturday 10:00 – 18:30 and on Sunday 10:00 – 15:00
 
 
 

 
 

 

LIVE MUSIC THIS WEEKEND!

 

Robert Jon & The Wreck in The Miller building, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria on Saturday, 28 May 2022
Repeating the success after their last visit to the archipelago. This band, originally from southern California, sounds with vintage overtones, marked by the personality and customs of the border areas of the southern United States.
This is for you if you like 70’s guitar rock, Southern Rock, the Hammond sound…
Concerts start at 22:00, doors open at 21:00Tickets available at €15 from entrees.es
 
 
 

Saturday 29 May, Música en el Parque in Parque Doramas, José Antonio Ramos Auditorium at 12:00
The 4th Edition of ‘Music in the Park’,  starts this Saturday, 29 May 2022 with Siti & The Band from Zanzibar.
The concert is at 12:00 and with free admission at the José Antonio Ramos Auditorium in the beautiful Doramas Park.
Enjoy a Sunday morning with the family, surrounded by nature and the best music around the world.
 
 
 
 
 

 
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The Canary Guide #WeekendTips 20-22 May 2022

Apple tree in flower on Gran Canaria May 2022
More than half way through May and on the south, patron saints’ fiesta season is in full swing. This Friday and Saturday are also the last days to enjoy some live Jazz in Puerto de Mogán. The Fair of The Sea is taking place in the capital, and there is a tomato fair to be enjoyed in La Aldea. There’s a double-take to enjoy in Gáldar, with the last days of ‘Flower week’ as well as the Collectibles fair on Saturday.
Remember that next weekend is a ‘puente’ long weekend with Canarian Day celebrations this year are set for Monday, which is also a regional bank holiday in the Canary Islands.

Upcoming bank holidays:Monday, 30 May Local Bank Holiday in the Canary Islands – Día de Canarias, The Day of The Canary IslandsMonday, 6 June Local bank holiday in Valleseco – Festivities of San Vicente FerrerMonday, 13 June Local bank holiday in Mogán and Santa Brídiga – Festivities of San Antonio de Padua.

Upcoming events:29-30 May Tuna and Sea Fair Arguineguín, Mogán28 May Carrizal Carnival parade1-6 June Gáldar Pride1-5 June FISALDO (outlet fair) in INFECAR3-5 June Feria del Sureste in Agüimes9-19 June Maspalomas International Carnival

 
 

 

Spanish State Meteorological Agency, AEMET, forecast a weekend with light breezes and sunshine in the souther resort areas of Mogán and Maspalomas, and 28-29ºC in the shade, which in direct sunshine is going to feel nice and hot, so keep hydrating!
The weekend looks pretty good all around the island, even if there is a small chance of some incoming Calima. All in all average daytime temperatures should be around 24-25 ºC in the shade, and parts in the north might even see some nice cloud cover to ease the heat a touch.

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

 
 

 

20-22 May, Las Palmas de Gran CanariaFimar LPGC 2022
FIMAR, the International Sea Fair is happening this weekend in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. The nautical and marine-maritime sector meets again for the eleventh edition of this popular event, in the Santa Catalina Cruise port area, next to the Centro Comercial El Muelle. The fair is dedicated exclusively to the world of the seas and oceans, and the marine-maritime sector. Waves, surfing and all board-based water sports will be protagonists this year. Exhibitors from various sectors related to the sea will meet on the Santa Catalina Cruise Pier. An outreach program will cover topics related to the fair such as the environmental impact of microplastics, sharks in the Canary Islands and many other topics. Talks are free to attend. A wide variety of leisure activities will also be included, such as getting to know the Port in a different way, baptisms, exhibitions and aquatic activities as well as children’s activities on land.
Opening hours: Friday and Saturday 10:30 – 20:00 and on Sunday 10:30 – 15:00Activities for children: every day there will be surf-related craft workshops, a kids area, Surf & Roll circuit, racquet games, skill and construction games.Boat visits at the Port of Las Palmas: Friday at 09:30, 11:30 and 13:00. On Saturday at 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00 and 17:00. On Sunday at 10:00, 11:00, 12:00 and 13:00.Get to know the port on a tourist bus: on Saturday at 11:00, 13:00 16:30 and at 18:00. On Sunday at 11:00 and 13:00
See more information HERE! 

21 May, La AldeaIV Feria del Tomate
The 4th edition of the Tomato Fair is in La Aldea de San Nicolás, the westernmost municipality of Gran Canaria, this Saturday
From 09:00 to 14:00 at La Alameda (Plaza Vieja), you can enjoy cooking workshops and tastings from the restaurants of the town. In addition, there will be participation of crafts and agricultural vendors as well as the museums of the Community Development Project, which will be open to the public.
For the children, there will be cooking workshops, where they will prepare tastings with tomato as the main ingredient, planting seeds as well as themed craft workshops.
The IV Tomato Fair of La Aldea features the stellar performance of famous traditional group ‘Los Gofiones’
“A gorgeou, adventurous trip to the wild west of the island. Meandering roads, amazing views, a lovely village as well as the beautiful coast of La Aldea. The beach area where they are shooting scenes for the 4th and final season of Tom Clancy’s ‘Jack Ryan’. You can read more about that HERE! “

Saturday 21 may, GáldarFeria del Coleccionismo de Gran Canaria
The 7th Collectables Fair of Gran Canaria, ‘Feria del Coleccionismo de Gran Canaria’ in Gáldar this Saturday.  There are stands dedicated to the world of collecting, both companies related to collecting, as well as private collectors. It is also a place for non-collectors to visit a curious fair of various types of collected objects, which bring back memories of childhood, as well as echoing into the future.
The fair will be open from 10:00 to 18:00 in Plaza de Santiago and you can see various types of collections such as: philatelics (stamp collections), numismatics (coins & medals), toys, key rings, coca cola paraphernalia, star wars memorabilia, film props, autographs, kinder toys, old portable nintendo consoles, currency, tin toys, figures, marine and antique items, militaria and many other items of rare objet d’art…
 
 

20-24 May, Gáldar‘Gáldar en Flor’
The Gáldar Town Council celebrates their second edition of the “Gáldar en Flor” exhibition until May 24.
Gáldar in Flower features a sample of flowers and plants that fill the main streets of this ancient pre-hispanic Gran Canarian Royal Capital, in a display of colour and beauty, centred on the emblematic Calle Capitán Quesada.
This is the second spring edition of this event, a new addition to ‘Flower Week’ traditionally held in December, which takes advantage of the great floral variety par excellence giving colour to the historic centre of the municipality.
This exhibition will have the collaboration in its assembly and installation of 15 students from the Construction Labour Foundation in Las Palmas, studying for the gardens professional certificate, in addition to another 15 students from the “Young Gardeners” program of the Young Agrarian Association ASAJA farmers. Also staff from the “Gáldar for Formation 5” program, joined by staff from the Parks and Gardens department of ​​the Gáldar City Council, as well as from other areas of the town hall.
As a novelty in this edition, it will be possible to visit an exhibition of Ikebana, Japanese floral art, by Isidoro Moreno Guillén and Juan Martín Tacoronte, whic
 

19-24 May, Motor Grande, Puerto Rico de Gran CanariaFiestas Patronales María Auxiliadora
The local patron saint celebrations in honour of Maria Auxiliadora, (Mary, the helper) start on Thursday, May 19 in Motor Grande. The main day of festivities for this little native enclave on the south coast is celebrated next Tuesday, in the small residential neighbourhood from which Puerto Rico de Gran Canaria originated.
On Thursday “Dia del Niño” from 18:00-21:00. A children’s party with activities for the little ones. bouncy castles, face painting, balloon twisting, popular animation characters and music during the afternoon, as well as the magnificent magician Juan Miguel.
On Friday “Noche parrandera” at 21:00. A night of Canarian music with local groups, traditional Canarian clothing etc.
On Saturday  “Holi Colour” Party will begin at 14:00 and is enlivened by Ciara Lauve and DJ Sammyto. The rhythm and celebrations will continue at 23:00 with a festival led by Armonía Show and Paco Guedes, which will include a fireworks display at midnight.
On Sunday  “Daytime festival” with singer Yeray Socorro and in the evening Spanish humour at 20:00 by comedian Ivan El Bastonero and Juan Antonio Cabrera
On Monday an exhibition of the local sports schools and clubs at 19:00 as well as the XIII dessert contest at 20:00.
Tuesday  “The main day of the festivities” at 19:00 a mass will be held in the hermitage of Motor Grande and a religious procession to follow in Honour of Mary Helper of Christians. The festive program will end with a performance by the group Mariachi Peleón at 20:30
 
 
 

20-22 May, El Tablero de MaspalomasFiestas Patronales en honor a la Santísima Trinidad 2022
This lovely local fiesta, the patronal saint celebrations in honour of the Holy Trinity, in the southern residential neighbourhood of El Tablero, on the other side of the GC-1 from Sonnenland, will come to an end this Sunday.

On Friday 20, the XII senior recreational sports encounter in the Pabellón Municipal de Deportes El Tablero at 09:00. There are Children’s activities in the Plaza at 17:00 and then at 18:00, workshop sessions of dance and sports on Plaza de El Tablero. The VIII Dance and sport meeting by the municipal schools Plaza de El Tablero at 19:30 and in the evening at 23:00 Music and humour at Plaza de El Tablero

 
On Saturday, the Spanish Women’s Triplets Championship – Copa de S.M. La Reina y Campeonato de España de Clubes de la Masculina – Copa de S.M. El Rey -Parque Urbano del Sur at 10:00

and Trans Gran Canaria Bike Parque Urbano del Sur. Plaza de El Tablero hosts a fun Foam Party at 11:00.
At 12:00 Bajada la Rama, the lowering the branch procession (a quirky pre hispanic tradition still included in many of the main island celebrations). Departure of the street procession will be from the parking lot of I.E.S Tablero school and travel via the main streets to the Plaza.
at 18:30 a birthday bash dedicated to all the children at the Plaza de El Tablero
at 22:30 concert “Los Lolas”  and after Party by Star Music Plaza de El Tablero and later at 00:00 Firework exhibition with low noise firework

 
On Sunday, there is the second round of Spanish Women’s Triplets Championship in Parque Sur at 10:00 as well as a market in Plaza Pepe El Barbero. Solemn eucharist followed by a religious procession at 11:30. Eating the traditional Paella at 14:00 and then at 15:00 Gran Verbena del Solajero with Paco Guedes at Plaza de El Tablero. Later in the evening, at 21:00 end of festivities -Gala in Plaza de El Tablero

 
 

 

 
20-22 May, Gran CanariaFred. Olsen Express Transgrancanaria Bike
The Fred. Olsen Express Transgrancanaria Bike will be held this weekend from Friday to Sunday.  The new format of the race is in three stages and each one will have only one timed distance. The racers can participate in as many stages as they wish, since each stage has its own classification. The winner of the event will be chosen between the finishers of the three stages and their accumulated rankings.
Transgrancanaria Bike is one of the events included in the schedule of the Gran Canaria Big Events, promoted by the Sports Board of the Island Cabildo. Therefore, it is a race with an international impact and aims to be included among the World’s most renowned mountain bike races.
The goal is to cross Gran Canaria. This is the queen race, the Three Stages, but participants will also be able to choose between cycling the whole event or select individual stages.
Stage 1. Friday, 20 May (16:00). Artenara – MoriscosStage 2. Saturday, 21 May (10:00). Garañón – ChiraStage 3. Sunday, 22 May (10:00). Maspalomas – Maspalomas (start and finish in Parque Sur)
 

20-22 May, Las Palmas de Gran CanariaITF Beachtennis Gran Canaria 2022
300 players of 20 different nationalities compete in Las Canteras in the 14th edition of the Sand Series Classic ITF Beachtennis Gran Canaria 2022, a tournament belonging to the ITF Beach Tennis World Tour.
Among them, the number one in the world in doubles, the Brazilian, Rafaella Miiler, the number two, the Italian Giulia Gasparri and the Venezuelan Patricia Díaz, third in the beach tennis doubles ranking. The Italian Michele Cappelletti, the best male beach tennis player in the world, Antonio Ramos, from Gran Canaria, current number three in the world, and Tommaso Giovannini, fourth in the world ranking, will also compete. Up to 300 participants from Italy, Brazil, France, Germany, the United States, Japan, Venezuela, Portugal, Estonia and Latvia, among others.
The Sand Series Classis ITF Beachtennis Gran Canaria 2022 will also have a significant number of Spanish representatives, including an interesting Canarian representation such as Omaira Farías or Grimanesa Santana, who will fight to surprise and get closer to the top positions of this great tournament, in which the players will compete in doubles, singles, sub14, sub18 BT Junior and over 40 years.
 
 

 
 

 
 

 

MARKETS ON THE SOUTH OF GRAN CANARIA 3-5 DECEMBER
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 Farmers and Handicraft Fair of Puerto Rico de Gran Canaria is on again. The market is held in the litle urban park, just in the vicinity of the entrance to the Angry Birds Activity Park, from 08:30 -14:30.

 

Saturday 21 May, VecindarioMercado Agrícola de Vecindario

The biweekly Saturday Agricultural Market in Vecindario still takes place on the main street at the Plaza de Los Algodoneros (next to the Hotel Avenida de Canarias ) ????????????????????  Get the best seasonal fruit and vegetables, bread, flowers and much more, straight from the local farmers and producers.
From 08:30 – 13:30 Plaza de Los Algodoneros
 
“It is also the perfect opportunity to explore the kilometres-long main street of this neighbourhood, Avenida de Canarias.”

 
 

 

LIVE MUSIC THIS WEEKEND!
 
Jazz Festival in Puerto de Mogán 9-21 May
This is the last chance to enjoy the Jazz Festival this Friday and Saturday.
 
This exquisite annual event is back this year in the most beautiful little harbour on Gran Canaria, Puerto de Mogán.
 
The live music Jazz festival has been held this year with the amazing Richard Leach’s Jazz Band entertaining at the Marina Square Bandstand.
Live music from 19.30 until 23:00
 
 

 

The solo shows of the multitalented Simon Champion from The Champions Duo – Recognised this year in The Canary Awards 2022 Winners

 
On Saturday – The Pub in Puerto Rico de Gran Canaria at 21:30 | There os a good chance that Mrs Champions might be joining too
 

On Sunday – Barbacoa Gran Canaria in Puerto Rico de Gran Canaria at 22:00
 

 
 
 

 

#Musicando – La Trova

This Saturday, 21 May a new date for the annual Musicando series, and this time La Trova will be performing in the José Antonio Ramos Auditorium, Parque Doramas in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
The formation will share “A journey through music”,  combining rhythmic sensations that provoke feelings of joy, peace, love and heartbreak, blending cultures and songs from various places like Italy, France, Spain, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Mexico, the United States and the Dominican Republic, among others
Starts at 21:00 and it’s with free admission until full capacity

 
 

21-22 May, Las Palmas 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, Agrupación folclórica y Cultural cuerpo de baile Easmo Hernández/Agrupacion de música popular El Sedal 

On Sunday in Pueblo Canario group ‘Chemida’ at 11:00

Hard Rock Cafe in Playa del Inglés
Every night at 21:00. Reservation recommended
On Friday – Queen Tribute by Miracle BandOn Saturday – Rock Classic night by Crossfire
 
 
 

MULLIGAN’S PLAYA DEL INGLES

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The Canary Guide #WeekendTips 13-15 May 2022

It’s mid-May already, and what a marvellous weekend we have ahead indeed. This weekend’s events, activities, and festivities will be as widespread as the unusual weather conditions we have experienced this past week, when Calima met thunder, lightening, rain and heatwave (though that’s all calmed down a bit now). There are patron saints’ festivities, flowers, parades, an Andalusian fiesta, museums, music, and markets to see, explore and enjoy, among many other attractions around the island. There is even a double whammy of celebrations going on around Maspalomas with the first Pride parade in two years and a traditional Romería, the first big one of the summer, both happening on the same day.
Upcoming bank holidays:Friday, 13 May is a local bank holiday in San Mateo – Festivities of Virgen of Fatima.Monday, 30 May a local Bank Holiday in the Canary Islands – Día de Canarias, Canary Islands’ Day
Upcoming events in May:19-24 May Fiestas Maria Auxiliadora 2022 in Motor Grande, Puerto Rico de Gran Canaria20-22 May FIMAR LPGC, The International Sea Fair 202221 May the IV Feria del Tomate in La Aldea21 May Collectables Fair of Gran Canaria in Gáldar27-29 May LPA Motown30 May The Wool Fiesta in the Calderos de Gáldar

 
 

 

Spanish State Meteorological Agency, AEMET, forecast a weekend starting with light breezes, some cloud cover and sunshine throughout the weekend, particularly in the southern resort areas of Mogán and Maspalomas. The weather has been playing around this week with some hot weather, then out of nowhere tropical thunderstorms, and grey skies. There are days when it is simply hard to predict the weather on Gran Canaria, especially on the long-range forecasts, but summertime is easier and just around the corner now…
The weekend looks good all around the island, so a great weekend for any kind of activity. All in all, average daytime temperatures should stay around 24-25ºC, in the shade, even up at the summits during the day, though you will need a jacket in the evenings. Some sunshine, some cloud cover so all in all, a very fine weekend indeed for Gran Canaria.

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

 
 

 

FESTIVITIES OF THE SAINTS
 
13-15 May, El Tablero de MaspalomasFiestas Patronales en honor a la Santísima Trinidad 2022
A lovely local fiesta, the patronal saint celebrations in honour of the Holy Trinity, in the southern residential neighbourhood of El Tablero, on the other side of the GC-1 from Sonnenland, began on Thursday and will continue until 22 May.  The first big fiesta of the summer, this event is usually well attended by locals and visitors alike…
On Friday, The inaugural street parade (with Batucada music and dancing) from 18:00 departs from the El Tablero Cultural Centre.at 20:30 the Gala Campensina infantil, the traditional election of a girl and a boy to represent this years Peasant Child of the Fields, recalls this area’s long agricultural traditions in Plaza El Tableroat 21:00 Zanga Tournament Final El Tablero Senior Club
On Saturday, The Romería Pilgrimage Offering in honour of the Holy Trinity from 18:00 with the participation of the Sabinosa Folkloric Group of the Island of El Hierro. –with all the people dressed in traditional Canarian outfits with carts and various vehicles, full of offerings to their patron saint, being brought down to the church with a mixture of solemn ceremony, traditional music and much honey rum! The route starts from the sports centre in El Tableroat 23:00 party night with the Parrandas El Mejunje and El Beletén  – Plaza del Pabellón Municipal El Tablero.at 23:00 Verbena, an after party with La Mekánica & Tamarindo Orchestra and DJ J. MARRE Plaza de El Tablero
On Sunday, Mercadillo Plaza Pepe el Barbero, a market starting at 10:00.

at 16:30 The 6th “Pets Meeting” event at the Plaza. The VI Encuentro de Mascotas will include a horse exhibition, an exhibition of native dog breeds and a canine competition. The event will also have a charitable nature, collecting food for dogs and cats that are being cared for in the municipality. Plaza de El Tablero.
at 21:00 humour night with local Kike Pérez in Plaza de El Tablero

 
 

13-15 May, Carrizal in IngenioFiestas San Isidro de Labrador
The neighbourhood of Carrizal, in Ingenio, is celebrating their patron saint’s festivities, in honour of Isidore the farmer, the patron saint of farmers, Fiestas San de Isidro Labrador between 7-15 May 2022. The festivities will come to an end this weekend and this Sunday is also the main day of festivities, celebrating the 200th anniversary, this year.
On Friday, There will be a traditional card game ‘Zanga‘ tournament at Plaza del Buen Suceso at 20:00 as well as a street parade by local groups playing Canarian music from the old town to the church, Nuestra Señora de Buen Suceso at 20:30.
On Saturday, entertainment for children with bouncy castles, workshops etc. 11:00-14:00 in Parque del Buen Suceso de Carrizal and later the XXVI Children’s Folklore Festival at 19:30 at Parque Buen Suceso.
On Sunday, there is an Agricultural and Artisan craft Market between 10:00-15:00 on Calle Sor Josefa Morales ( just next to the plaza ). There is also a Cattle exhibition between 10:00-13:00 at the fairground, Recinto ferial del barranco de Guayadeque – El Buen Suceso ( just a few minutes from the church).
Solemn religious observances at 11:00 followed by a procession.  Later in the evening, a concert by Ivan Quintana at 20:00 in Parque Buen Suceso.

13-15 May, Vega de San MateoFiestas Nuestra Señora de Fátima
It is a gorgeous weekend to visit the pretty mountain market town of San Mateo. Not only because of their usual weekend market, but also to experience one of the festivals with the greatest religious tradition on the island, Our Lady of Fatima. These are the final days of festivities and this Friday is also the main day. Take a stroll around the church square, see the newly built, and recently inaugurated, plaza and visit the market, with a long history as one of the main markets on Gran Canaria bringing the produce of the inland farmlands, known as Las Vegas, to the purchasing consumers who come from towns all around every week to get the freshest fruit and veg available.
This week there is a eucharist and procession every day and a festive atmosphere as the faithful and the fun collect in the streets of this magnificent mountain enclave on the North East of Gran Canaria.
One of the festivals with a biggest religious traditions, Our Lady of Fatima has been celebrated in the Vega de San Mateo since at least the 1950s, when the statue first arrived, this commemoration is celebrated every year with a week of religious acts, taking the Virgin out into the streets on procession, visiting a different neighbourhood every day, adorned and decorated with little white and blue flags, doorways and sidewalks are often filled with plants and flowers from around the world, hydrangeas, ferns, etc…
The weekend market opening hours:On Friday and Saturday 08:00 – 20:00 and on Sunday 09:00 – 14:30 
 
 
 
 

13-15 May, MaspalomasLa Feria de Abril del HolidayWorld Maspalomas
The first edition of ‘Feria de Abril” will be this weekend at HolidayWorld Maspalomas and the Mercado del NOMAD. Lots of fun to experience with Spanish flamenco performances, Sevillian workshops, the Great Act of Alumbrao’, Night of  Fried Fish, rebujitos (a common drink in Andalusia that mixes Sherry with a soft drink, usually lemonade or lemon-lime soda), a lot of art, food and much more. Olé!
On Friday at 20:00, a great opening gala lights up the Sevillian atmosphere, with flamenco performances as well as fireworks. At 22:00 a flamenco concert.On Saturday ( 13:00-02:00 ). At 13:00 Sevillian workshops and at 16:00 flamenco performances. At 19:00 more flamenco and at 21:00 ‘typical Spanish rumba’.On Sunday ( 13:00-23:30).  At 13:00 Sevillian workshops and at 17:00 children perfomances. Later at 19:30 closing gala with performances and fireworks. The evening is enlivened by DJ Karlos Melendex at 22:30
 

Saturday 14 May, Las PalmasLa Noche de los Museos
To celebrate international museum day, another edition of ‘Night of the Museums’ takes place this Saturday in the capital at the Casa de Colón. Cabildo de Gran Canaria and Casa-Museo Pérez Galdós. Cabildo de Gran Canaria. These are all free activities but with limited capacity.
You can check all the different activities taking place in the museums HERE in May (in Spanish language)

Program:
Casa de Colón | Participation on a first-come, first-served basis.

-Guided night tours and an exhibition by the Asociación cultural de esgrima histórica de Las Palmas “Custodes Atlantis” at 20:00, 21:00 and 22:00-Concert de Clazz Project at 21:00

Casa-Museo Pérez Galdós | inscriptions : perezgaldos@grancanaria.com
-dramatised reading ‘Celia en los Infiernos’ at 20:00

-Guided night tours at 20:00, 21:00, 22:00 and 23:00

 

 

 

13-15 May, Gáldar‘Gáldar en Flor’
The Town Council of Gáldar celebrates their second edition of the “Gáldar en Flor” exhibition until May 24. 
Gáldar in Flower features a sample of flowers and plants that fills the main streets of this ancient Gran Canarian pre-hispanic Royal Capital, in a display of colour and beauty, centred on the emblematic Calle Capitán Quesada.
This is the second spring edition of this event, a new addition to ‘Flower Week’ traditionally held in December, which takes advantage of the great floral variety par excellence giving colour to the historic centre of the municipality.
This exhibition will have the collaboration in its assembly and installation of 15 students from the Construction Labour Foundation in Las Palmas, studying for the gardens professional certificate, in addition to another 15 students from the “Young Gardeners” program of the Young Agrarian Association ASAJA farmers. Also staff from the “Gáldar for Formation 5” program, joined by staff from the Parks and Gardens department of ​​the Gáldar City Council, as well as from other areas of the town hall.
As a novelty in this edition, it will be possible to visit an exhibition of Ikebana, Japanese floral art, by Isidoro Moreno Guillén and Juan Martín Tacoronte, which will take place in the Agáldar Museum dedicated to the city’s history, in the Casa del Capitán Quesada. Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 18:30 and Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30 to 18:30.
 
 
 

13-15 May, Maspalomas Maspalomas Pride Gran Canaria
Another weekend of boomboom-beepbeep parties and the end festivities with the big gay parade this Saturday. This will also mean road closures in Playa del Inglés, so pay attention to the signposts.
On Friday the Yumbo commercial centre main stage 21:00-22:00 Welcome music; Dj Kilian (Spain) and a High Heels Performance. A “Gala” from 22:00-23:59 presented by Fruela and Roberto again features Funny Boys Show (Spain) at 22:00, then Erire (UK) at 22:30, the Rainbow Gospel Choir (Spain) at 23:00, and as always, there will be an after-show dance party until the wee hours of the morning 23:59 – 04:30 JOY Brazil
On Saturday, the PRIDE parade starts at 16:00 with a that route goes from Avenida de Tirajana – Avenida Gran Canaria, Avenida de España – ending at the entrance to the Yumbo.Gibus Paris party will be on the main stage 18:00-22:00 with Javi Reina (España), Fruela (España) and Aurel Devil (Francia). Later in the evening the After Pride Parade Party 22:00-04:30.
On Sunday, the last day, the closing Gala at Yumbo. As always with welcome music between 21:00-22:00 from Dj Kilian (Spain) and Ivan Small (Spain). The final “gala” starts at 22:00 and features Rubén Dizá (Spain), 22:30 Amir (UK), 23:15 Flamingo Fury, 23:30 Soraya (Spain),  followed by a last party into the night.
Change is inevitable, Pride must be earned…

 
 

 

SPORTING EVENTS THIS WEEKEND 
 
 
13-14 May, Gran CanariaRally Islas Canarias

The 46th edition of the Rally Islas Canarias this weekend will once again bring together the main teams from all over Europe.

“Remember when there is a rally going on it also means road closures”

 
 

On Thursday,  from 20:35 the Rally Islas Canarias will officially start with the celebration of a show stage called ‘Las Palmas de Gran Canaria-DISA’ and that in this edition changes the stage compared to what has been usual in recent years. The celebration of this special event will therefore replace the usual start ceremony.
On Friday May 13, the rally will return to the usual pattern with two stages and important sections in terms of mileage. The first of them will once again be ‘Valsequillo‘ in a version from last year, with a route of 11.91 km. Then, in the two sections on Friday, it will be the turn of ‘Santa Lucía‘ (14.82 km) and ‘Tejeda‘ (20.78 km).
On Saturday, May 14, the teams will first tackle the longest stage of the entire rally, ‘Moya-Valleseco‘, 27.42 km, after which they must complete –in a double pass– ‘Arucas‘ (9 .3 km) and ‘San Mateo‘ (12.04 km) with which this 46th edition will come to an end. All the stages will be broadcast live through the WRC+ platform provided by the new promoter of the championship, WRC Promoter.

 

 
 

 
 

 

MARKETS ON THE SOUTH OF GRAN CANARIA 
 
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, El Mercado Agrícola de San Fernando de Maspalomas, the Farmers Market of San Fernando de Maspalomas. The biweekly 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
 

 

Saturday 14 May, 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.
 

 
 

 

LIVE MUSIC THIS WEEKEND!
 
Jazz Festival in Puerto de Mogán 9-21 May
‘JAZZ in the SUN’ returns to the idyllic location of Puerto De Mogan – Gran Canaria in 2022.This is an exquisite annual event, Jazz Festival in the most beautiful little harbour on Gran Canaria, Puerto de Mogán.The live music Jazz festival between 9-21 May 2022 and with the amazing Richard Leach’s Jazz Band entertaining at the Marina Square Bandstand.
Live music from 19.30 until 23:00, except on Sundays

 

14-15 May, Las Palmas Traditional music and dance 

This Saturday and Sunday, traditional Canarian music and dancing on Plaza de España and Pueblo Canario to enjoy. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria revive folk performances in the open air on weekends starting from May 1. These performances will continue to take place every weekend throughout the year ( subject to bank holidays ).
 
On Saturday on Plaza de España, Group ‘Ayelén’ at 11:00

On Sunday in Pueblo Canario group ‘San Cristóbal’ at 11:00

14-15 May, Las PalmasBig Bang Vintage market at design Plus Bex Hotel
The music, the dance, the culture of the 40s, 50s and 60s will meet this Saturday and Sunday on the gorgeous terrace of Design Plus Bex hotel in Las Palmas. You can make your purchases in an exclusive market while you savour a Cocktail listening to the most authentic music of the era. Collectables, old toys, retro fashion, Second Hand, Tattoo, Fashion or artisan decoration, recycling, Barber Shop, comics, vinyl records…
On Saturday11:00 Market Opening, 12:00 Tap dance initiation workshop, 13:00 Session on vinyl records with BeBoop Dj , 18:00 Concert Punta Swing, 19:30 Hanky ​​Panky DJ SessionOn Sunday11:00 Market Opening, 12:00 Swing initiation dance workshop, 13:00 Session on vinyl records Guateque Selector, 15:00 Concert The Blues Riders, 16:30 Guateque Selector Session
 
 

JAZ ALICE MUSIC
Jaz Alice is our most talented and versatile young singer, born in England, she has become a local star performer here on Gran Canaria

Friday at Tipsy Hammock sunshine party from 14:00-16:00 and later in Papi’s Grill laidback and romantic lounge room jazz while you dine, in Playa de Inglés at 20:30 – 23:00
Saturday at Tipsy Hammock party in the sunshine from 14:00-16:00
On Sunday Altamadores in Puerto Rico de Gran Canaria 21:30
 
 

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The Canary Guide #WeekendTips 22-24 April 2022

A wonderfully interesting April weekend ahead. 
Weather predictions are showing some sunshine, clouds, and a big possibility of some rain on Gran Canaria this weekend (April, eh?). With masks coming off across Spain (psst… it’s still ok to wear one if you want to…) there will be many, many events this weekend, definitely worth visiting, like the Cheese Festival taking place in Santa Maria de Guía. There are also Carnival celebrations happening in Agaete and some traditional neighbourhood patron saints’ festivities and fiestas in El Pajar and Cruce de Arinaga. And of course, there are always weekly markets on Gran Canaria, every day, and especially on weekends.
Check out the regular markets and a range of other events on our main calendar at The Canary Guide website.

VOTE NOW! Click here to see the winners’ shortlist and have your say
There is a significant buzz in the air, as The Canary Awards winners’ shortlist has been announced this week, and thousands of people are heading to the polls to vote for their favourite individuals and organisations here on Gran Canaria who go the extra mile and do things with a smile.  Who will you vote for, ahead of the May 1st Winners’ Dinner show, in the heart of Puerto Rico de Gran Canaria?
#LoveGranCanaria & #TheCanaryGuide

 
 

 

The Canary Guide Weekend Tips 8-10 April 2022

A gorgeous April weekend ahead as well as the start of Easter week this coming Palm Sunday. Next week, there will be two bank holidays on Gran Canaria, Thursday and Friday. Holy Week on Gran Canaria is one of the most unique cultural celebrations and with much historical emphasis. Religious ceremonies and processions can be expected around the island 10-17 April, especially now that new regulations allow mass events to happen once again. The most popular events take place in the capital and for the most part run through the founding neighbourhood of Vegueta, its parishes and the Cathedral, located in the Plaza de Santa Ana.
Upcoming bank holidays:Thursday, 14 April  Public holiday in The Canary Islands/Spain – Holy Thursday, Jueves Santo.Friday, 15 April Public holiday in Spain – Good Friday, Viernes Santo
Upcoming events:
21-24.4 Fiestas Santa Águeda29.4-8.5  Carnival Arucas29.4-1.5 Gran Canaria Me Gusta – Fair 2022

 
 

 

Spanish State Meteorological Agency, AEMET, forecasts a weekend of sunshine in the southern municipality of Mogán, and for most of the island, though an occasional cloud or two may wander across northern skies.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday look great around the island, so this is a perfect weekend for any kind of Springtime adventure. There is a rally happening this Saturday in Tejeda so it will also mean street closures in the area.  All in all average daytime temperatures are very comfortable,  with spring sunshine and around 22ºC in the shade, though certainly a touch colder up in the summits, and much hotter in direct sunlight.
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.

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

 
 

 
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Saturday 9 April, La AldeaPrimavera de Sensaciones
To celebrate the arrival of Spring , La Aldea de Nicolás organizes ‘Primavera de Sensaciones’, “Spring of Sensations” a festive day of fun, with acts and activities for all ages and tastes.
Between 10:00-24:00 on Calle Real and La Alameda. Musical performances, walking routes, activities and much more

Program for an event full of acts aimed at all audiences:
At 10:00 Cultural Route – Historical Memory – Town center*.At 11.00 Children’s entertainment and opening of the Living Museums*.At 12:30 Performance by La Banda de Los Piojillos (Plaza Alameda).At 20:30 concert by  Arístides Moreno & 101 Brass Band (Plaza Alameda).At 21:45  concert by Son Del Caney (Plaza Alameda).

* To take part of the Cultural Route or living musems you need to register
 
A circular route will go through various landmarks, emblematic places and buildings of historical interest to culminate with a visit to the network of living museums of the Community Development Project.Interested people should go to the Culture office, by calling 92885133, sending an email to cultura@aytolaaldea.com or they can also go to Club Deportivo Engáliate, by contacting by phone 655871727

Palm Sunday, 10 April, Las Palmas de Gran CanariaReligious Processions
On Palm Sunday, the procession of the Burrita (little donkey) will take place, which runs through the streets of Triana and begins in the San Telmo Park, in the old church of seafarers and sailors, which guards one of the most outstanding artistic heritage of the city. On the same day, the procession of the Nazarenos of Vegueta will begin in the afternoon the route of the costaleros from the church of Santo Domingo, one of the most charming corners of the neighbourhood.
“LA BURRITA” PROCESSION” Palm Sunday, commemorates the triumphant entrance of christianity’s central character to Jerusalem on his donkey. The morning procession from Parroquia de San Bernardo, Ermita de San Telmo includes an image of the fabled Jesus on a donkey followed by children carrying palms and olive branches.
Starting at 11:00 This procession travels some of the oldest streets in the capital the route includes the streets:  San Telmo, Mayor de Triana, Perdomo, Pérez Galdós, Buenos Aires, Parque San Telmo.

 
 
Nazarenos de Vegueta “SALUD Y ESPERANZA” PROCESSION
That same evening at 19:00, a white, pointy-hooded “Health and Hope” procession ( Cristo de la Salud y La Virgen de la Esperanza de Vegueta ) follows with the penitential procession of the Brotherhood and Guild of Nazarenes from the Parish of Santo Domingo de Guzmán in the evening. This procession, Andalusian style carrying two images includes over a hundred members wearing tunics with hoods,
Again this is an historic route around some of the most important places in the capital: Plaza de Santo Domingo de Guzmán, García Tello, San Marcos, Fernando Galván, Reyes Católicos, Dr. Chil, Reloj, Obispo Codina, Catedral (penance place ), Obispo Codina, Callejón de San Marcial, Plazoleta de los Álamos, Plaza del Pilar Nuevo, Felipe Massieu Falcón, Espíritu Santo, Reloj, Doctor Chil, Doctor Verneau, San Marcos, García Tello, Plaza de Santo Domingo de Guzmán. Arriving back around 00:30.
 

Palm Sunday 12 April, TerorDel Señor en la Burrita – procession
Religious eucharist during the morning in the church of Our Lady of the Pine, at 08:00/10:00/11:00 and is followed by a blessing at 11:45 at the Plaza of the Church. The procession continues with the image of Jesus on the donkey and travels through the street of the town.
Route: Plaza Nuestra Señora del Pino, Calle La Herrería, Calle Nueva, Calle Del Riego, Real de la Plaza, and returns to Plaza Nuestra Señora del Píno.
 
 
 
 
 

Palm Sunday 12 April, TerorDel Señor en la Burrita – procession
Religious eucharist during the morning in the church of Our Lady of the Pine, at 08:00/10:00/11:00 and is followed by a blessing at 11:45 at the Plaza of the Church. The procession continues with the image of Jesus on the donkey and travels through the street of the town.
Route: Plaza Nuestra Señora del Pino, Calle La Herrería, Calle Nueva, Calle Del Riego, Real de la Plaza, and returns to Plaza Nuestra Señora del Píno.
 
 
 
 
 

Tuesday to Sunday, AgüimesEl Centro de Interpretación del Barranco de Guayadeque
The Interpretation centre of Barranco de Guayadeque, ‘Museum Guayadeque‘  is back in operation. The building, one of the most visited cultural facilities in the municipality of Agüimes, has reopened its doors and resumed public visits, after the works carried out in recent months. The centre is located at the entrance to the upper section of the ravine, just after the confluence of the two highways that lead to Guayadeque from the urban centers of Agüimes and Ingenio. It is built next to a hillside, with a part excavated inside the mountain, following the old typology of cave-houses that still prevails in the place.
The Interpretation centre of Barranco de Guayadeque is the gateway for people who visit this unique natural area, nestled between the municipalities of Ingenio and Agüimes. Natural Monument and Asset of Cultural Interest with the category of Archaeological Zone, Guayadeque is not only a protected natural space of high environmental value. It is also one of the most important archaeological sites in the Canary Islands, a perfect example of the land occupation model used by the ancient Canarians, with living spaces, places of worship and numerous burials. Over the centuries, the isolation of the ravine has allowed the conservation of its ethnographic values, with the survival of secular practices and traditions that have already disappeared in other places in Gran Canaria.Take a tour through history. The Centre is open Monday to Sunday 09:00-17:00. Entry Fee.  

Monday – Sunday, Las PalmasJardín Botánico Viera y Clavijo
It is going to be a great weekend to visit The Viera y Clavijo Botanical Garden, also known as ‘Jardín Canario’  which opened to the public again from 23 March 2022. The access will be through either the Tafira gate (upper part) or the El Dragonal entrance (lower part) with parking at both entrances.This center is dedicated to the conservation and management of the terrestrial Canarian Flora through three main areas of action: research, environmental education (including dissemination) and the maintenance and exhibition of living collections of terrestrial plants, especially endemic to the Canary Islands. and Macaronesia, but also from areas of the planet that maintain floristic connections with the Canary Islands.
Opening Hours:Saturdays, Sundays and holidays: 10:00-17:00 (last entry at 16:00 )Monday to Friday: 07:30 to 14:00 (last entry at 13:00)

 
 

 

SPORTS EVENTS THIS WEEKEND 
 
 
Saturday 9 April, TejedaLa 19ª Subida de Tejeda
The 19th edition of Subida de Tejeda ‘The Tejeda climb’ rally takes place this Saturday in the beautiful mountain village of Tejeda.
“Remember that when there is rally going on, it also means road closures during the race”
Roads closed from 9:00 to 15:00 on Saturday from Cruz de Tejeda to the Artenara Crossing along the “old road”, Cuevas Caídas, La Culata and the Variante from the roundabout.
<<Access and exit of the Town by Artenara or Ayacata>>
Streets closed from 07:00 to 17:00 on Saturday,  from c/ D. Luís González Hernández to c/ Tomás Arroyo Cardoso (Descent from the pool to the gas station).TheCemetery car park, closed from Friday at 17:30 until Saturday at 16:30.
 

 
Saturday 9 April, TerorEl Álamo Race
The neighbourghood of El Álamo in Teror celebrates this Saturday a new edition of the race “El Álamo Race”. Some 400 participants take part in the fourth edition of the mountain race, which will take place starting at 17:30.
This running competition will cover the neighborhood from north to south with a demanding and spectacular route. A 14-kilometre circuit, with a height difference of 1,000 positive metres, which crosses valleys and mountains in the municipality and which includes the new section of the Arbejales ravine that goes from La Molineta to the lavaderos , as well as the section of La Junquera.
“Remember that when there is a sporting event happening it also means road closures during the race”
 
 
 

 
 

 

MARKETS ON THE SOUTH OF GRAN CANARIA 3-5 DECEMBER
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 Farmers and Handicraft Fair of Puerto Rico de Gran Canaria. The market is held in the little urban park, in front of the entrance to Angry Birds park between 08:30-14:30. It’s definitely not big but a lovely, pleasant morning stroll for a Sunday morning. 

 

Saturday 9 April, VacindarioMercado Agrícola de Vecindario

The biweekly Saturday Agricultural Market in Vecindario still takes place on the main street at the Plaza de Los Algodoneros (next to the Hotel Avenida de Canarias ) ????????????????????  Get the best seasonal fruit and vegetables, bread, flowers and much more, straight from the local farmers and producers.
From 08:30 – 13:30 Plaza de Los Algodoneros
 
“It is also the perfect opportunity to explore the kilometres-long main street of this neighbourhood, Avenida de Canarias.”

 
 

 

LIVE MUSIC THIS WEEKEND!
 
 
Saturday 9 April, Las PAlmasMusicando
Musicando – series celebrates one hundred nights around world music. One hundred musical evenings that 72,450 spectators have been able to enjoy since this music event with popular roots was born in 2016. To celebrate it, on this Saturday, a special production that will bring together renowned musicians from the Archipelago music scene at the José Antonio Ramos auditorium in Parque Doramas, starting at 21:00; the guitarist Yul Ballesteros , the timplistas Hirahi Afonso and Yone Rodríguez , the accordionist Miguel Afonso , the versador Yeray Rodríguez , the singersFabiola Trujillo , Mara Pérez and Patricia Muñoz , the soloist Iván Quintana and the Cuban musicians based in the Canary Islands Totó Noriega and Sofiel Del Pino .
Free entry until seating capacity is full. 
 

JAZ ALICE MUSIC
Jaz Alice is our most talented and versatile young singer, born in England, she has become a local star performer here on Gran Canaria

Friday at Tipsy Hammock from 14:00-16:00 and later in Papi’s Grill in Playa de Inglés at 20:30 – 23:00
Saturday at Tipsy Hammock from 14:00 and later at Mulligan’s in Playa del Ingles at 19:00
On Sunday in Havana Bar from 20:30
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

KELLY MARLOW

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

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