Category Archives: Festival

The top summer events 2019 in Tenerife

There are events in Tenerife that you should not miss if you spend your summer vacation 2019 on the Island: from numerous concerts to theatre or extreme sports. Check them out!

Minimal Summer 2019

Minimal Summer

It is one of the summer events that stands out for its mix of the best Latin music with the most avant-garde electronics. It will be held at Magma Arte & Congresos on July 27th, and promises, in addition to good music, an area with food trucks, swimming pools and a “Minimal Market” with artists that will add a different touch to this original Summer appointment.

Roger Hodgson Supertramp’s

On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the album “Breakfast in America,” singer and songwriter Roger Hodgson visits the Island to celebrate one of the greatest hits in rock history. You can revive mythical songs like “Take The Long Way Home” or “The Logical Song”. The event will take place on July 27th in the sports pavilion of Tenerife Santiago Martín.

VIII Gastronomic tasting of “Papa Bonita” (beautiful potato)

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If you love gastronomy and want to discover little culinary treasures, then the Papa Bonita Gastronomic Fair should be a must in your calendar. The northern municipality of Los Realejos will be the scene of tastings with activities and exhibitions around the “beautiful potato”. Remember the date: Saturday, July 27th at the Plaza de San Agustín.

XX Summer Storytelling Festival

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El Sauzal celebrates the 20th Summer Storytelling Festival “Verano de cuento” to which lovers of narration and artistic interpretation are invited. It takes place every Friday from July 19th to August 30th at the Plaza de San Pedro. Admission is free and, along with the festival, a micro-story contest will also be held.

PWA Windsurf World Cup 2019

Windsurf El Médano Deporte en Tenerife

Tenerife will be a paradise for windsurfing enthusiasts again from August 5th to 11th. At the PWA Windsurf World Cup 2019 the top athletes of this discipline will meet in El Medano. The unique wind and wave conditions make this cove a favourite spot for windsurfers with impressive jumps several metres high.

Sunblast 2019

Sunblast 2019

The best of electronic music this summer with DJ greats like Orishas or Steve Aoki will sound on five stages at the Costa Adeje golf course. The seventh edition of this huge festival starts on the August 10th.

Phe Festival 2019

Phe Festival Eventos en Tenerife

Even the best of alternative music has its space in Tenerife, specifically in Puerto de la Cruz, where Phe Festival will not only offer great musical acts but is also a location for fashion, gastronomy, cinema or innovation.

The key dates: August 23rd and 24th, when the outstanding performances will take place. Although you can visit other spaces such as Phe Gallery in the Castillo de San Felipe from August 2nd.

Now you have a few varied events to choose from! Do not forget to visit our events calendar to stay up to date on the latest news and important events in Tenerife.

Highlights of the Carnival of Santa Cruz 2018 and definition of terms

During the Carnival week in Santa Cruz you will hear some terms that we will explain to you today:

The “Comparsas”

These are the musical carnival groups that bring colour, joy and rhythm to the carnival with exuberant costumes and sonorous drums. Their competition took place behind closed doors on February 3rd, and they took to the streets on February 10th to show their choreography and great dresses at the “Rhythm and Harmony” parade on Francisco La Roche Avenue. You can also admire them at other carnival events and especially during the apotheosis parade.

The “Entierro de la Sardina”

One of the funniest nights is the funeral of the sardine. Here people disguise as widows and say good bye with sorrow and tears to the carnival. On Ash Wednesday, February 14th, at 10 pm the funeral parade begins, ending with the symbolic burial of the sardine.

„Apotheosis“ Parade

Carnival Tuesday is one of the most important days, as the parade with the “Comparsas” and the Carnival Queens draws through the streets of Santa Cruz. This year it will be on February 13th at 4:00 pm.

The “Rondallas”

The “Rondallas” are music groups and the first representatives of the Santa Cruz Carnival. Their performances are characterised by vocal technique and sarcastic interpretation of current political and cultural topics. The competition took place on February 4th and on February 11th and 12ththey we went to the streets and squares, where various performances took place.

“Piñata” Sunday

Sunday, the February 18th, is the last carnival day in Santa Cruz and will be celebrated more quietly after the parade on Saturday. In the morning classic cars drive through the city, while the farewell takes place at 9 pm with a big fireworks display.

We wish you a lot of fun at the Carnival 2018 in the capital of Tenerife!

Tenerife sounds „amazing“ this summer

Good music is coming to Tenerife this summer 2017. Concerts, shows on stage and dance events will sound loud until autumn. The range is very varied; there is something for everybody. We’ll give you an overview of the top concerts.

Aerosmith: July 8th in the stadium “Estadio Heliodoro Rodríguez López”. Let’s start with the legendary rock band and their European tour “Aero-Vederci Baby”!

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Juan Luis Guerra: July 12th in Golf Costa Adeje. The Latin American artist will give his only concert in the Canary Islands in Tenerife. With 21 Grammys, he is probably the most famous Latin American artist in the world.

Luis Fonsi: July 22nd in the port of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. The Puerto Rican will make us dance to his song „Despacito” which is definitely a global phenomenon and one of the hits of the year 2017.

Melendi: August 4th at the “Pabellón Insular Santiago Martín de La Laguna”. He is undoubtedly one of the most important artists in the Spanish music scene. With his spectacular concerts, he is cheered; he is very popular and admired by his fans. Many of his successes characterize the recent Spanish music history.

Carlos Vives: August 5th at the “Anexo Estadio Antonio Domínguez” in Arona. The Colombian visits us with his world tour “La fiesta de todos” and will charm us with more than two hours music and rhythms like „La bicicleta (Shakira), La gota fría, Fruta fresca, Bailar contigo“, etc ….

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Arona Summer Festival: August 5th in Amarilla Golf, San Miguel de Abona. With Steve Aoki as the headliner and Atica as the second actor, the spectacle is guaranteed. With its seventh edition, the event converted to one of the most important events in whole Spain.

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Sunblast Festival: August 12th. Also this festival is one of the most important events of electronic music in the Canary Islands and in Spain. With the fifth edition, the world’s greatest DJs will enchant us again with their beats.

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Maluma: September 8th in the port of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. The Colombian singer will make move our hips to the rhythm of his “Maluma World Tour 2017” with hits like Pretty Boy, Dirty Boy.

David Bisbal: September 16th at the “Pabellón Insular Santiago Martín de La Laguna”. The Spanish artist visits the island with his Hijos Del Mar Tour 2017.

Antonio Orozco: October 30th at the Auditorio Teowaldo Power in La Orotava. The singer will visit Tenerife this autumn again. With the released and platinum awarded album from 2015, it is his comeback to the stage.

Well, have you already made your choice? Don’t wait, get your tickets!

The Magic of Carnival

February fills Tenerife with colour and joy especially the capital Santa Cruz

 

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A previous Santa Cruz Carnaval Queen

Think of February and you always think of a cold, sombre month but that image has nothing to do with February in Tenerife, where, as well as enjoying spring temperatures, they celebrate one of the funniest parties in the world: Carnival. The colour, the music and, above all, the good atmosphere and safety, make this an unmissable event for anyone who loves having fun and I mean FUN.

Santa Cruz de Tenerife Carnival is a Festival of International Tourist Interest and is undoubtedly the most famous, with its galas and competitions between the different groups, the crowd-pulling dances every night and the Day Carnival, perfect to enjoy with the family. Although other municipalities on the Island also join in the party and celebrate their own smaller carnivals. The key to experiencing Carnival one hundred per cent is to get dressed up and let the reigning revelry and joy carry you away….

 

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Day Carnival  photo: Jesús D’Sousa

 

Design your Carnival plan

 

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Carnival gala photo: Jesús D’Sousa

If you have not experienced the Carnival in Tenerife before, it is not unusual to get a bit confused when choosing the best dates to come to the island and enjoy this party to the full. Here are some important details that will help you to plan.

Although the official Carnival begins with the contests between the different groups (murgas, comparsas, rondallas), the real show begins with the Gala to elect the Carnival Queen. The event always falls on a Wednesday, and two days later, on Carnival Friday, the streets overflow with joy at the colourful, light-hearted Opening Cavalcade. You should be on the island for this.

From that same night the streets of downtown Santa Cruz are filled with music and costumes. Although this is not an official figure, maybe only one person in a thousand or ten thousand will be at those dances in normal dress. So if you want to go unnoticed among the crowd, get a disguise as soon as you can.

 

Cheerleaders with hairy legs

 

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Photo: Jesús D’Sousa.

It is normal to meet groups of hairy men dressed as cheerleaders or someone wearing a spectacular costume inspired by a fantastic film. In fact, there are as many disguises as people taking to the streets to enjoy themselves, running into the hundreds of thousands and I’m not exaggerating. Did you know that Santa Cruz holds the Guinness Record for the number of people dancing under the stars? It happened in 1987 when Cuban salsa star Celia Cruz got a crowd of over 250,000 to shake their hips in the central plaza and surrounding areas (the figure remains unbeaten).

For almost two weeks of Carnival, in Santa Cruz a charming mix of good fun and craziness is unleashed – another thing that make this party unmistakable. This is in spite of the huge crowd that meets at the dances of by night and the Day Carnival, which by the way is ideal for the whole family.

 

El Coso, La Sardina and La Piñata

 

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Photo: Jesús D’Sousa

On Carnival Tuesday, the Grand Parade, El Coso, along Avenida Anaga represents the high point of the celebrations. The procession attracts hundreds of thousands of attendees including those taking part in the cavalcade and the public.

The night of Ash Wednesday is another date for your diary. The Burial of the Sardine is by far the most amusing funeral you will ever attend in your life. The finishing touch to the “sad” event is a massive dance in the streets of Santa Cruz until the wee hours of the morning.

And then the following weekend (called Piñata), the dances transform the city again with the Day Carnival and the night dances. But everything that begins must end and on Sunday the party says good bye until the following year … but only in the capital. Many other places on the island are about to start their own peculiar carnival, just as lively and surprising.

 

Join in and mingle with the crowds

 

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Photo: Jesus D’Sousa

It is really easy to join in the carnival atmosphere. It’s as simple as getting g yourself a costume that suits your taste. You can find disguises at affordable prices in specialty stores, which offer whatever you need to become a superhero, gladiator or sexy nurse, including wigs, ornaments and all kinds of extravagant makeup.

Just add one more ingredient: your desire to have fun. Fool around by exaggerating the character that you are playing in your fancy dress. The key is to laugh and make people laugh with your feather boa, your huge fake eyelashes and your glittering face. That’s all!

More information and programme:

http://www.webtenerife.co.uk/what-to-do/carnival/

http://carnavaldetenerife.com/

 

Get your boots on for Tenerife Walking Festival!

The island is hosting one of Europe’s most important hiking events: March 29 to April 2, 2016

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The second edition of Tenerife Walking Festival (TWF 2016) is just around the corner. One of the most important hiking events in Europe and attracting more than a hundred participants from across the continent, TWF will be based in Puerto de la Cruz from March 29 to April 2.

Featuring internationally and nationally renowned speakers plus a grand finale with the island’s cuisine and wines, TWF will highlight adventure and outdoor activities on Tenerife.

“The Tenerife Walking Festival returns with the same strengths and qualities which made it a benchmark last year notably the quality and variety of footpaths, the complementary activities and Puerto de la Cruz hosting the event,” says Tenerife Cabildo’s Tourism chief, Alberto Bernabé.

“In just two editions, the festival has become a reference for ramblers, and we want its promotional philosophy and respect for the environment to be present in other initiatives that we plan to implement on the island during the year.”

The festival offers the chance to hike up to 15 trails, which are a selection of the most striking on Tenerife. If you wish to enroll, you can still register online at www.tenerifewalkingfestival.com

Complementary activities: talks and a grand food and wine party

The whole Island and specifically Puerto de la Cruz will be focusing on hiking during the week-long TWF 2016 and local residents are also invited to take part in the parallel activities such as presentations on Wednesday 30 March, Thursday 31 March and Friday 1st April taking place in the San Felipe Castle at 20:30. All are welcome to join in the grand closing party on Saturday 2 April in the Plaza de Europa from 12:00 noon. All these activities will be free of charge and open to everyone.

On Wednesday 30 March there will be a talk by José María Nasarre, Head of Nature of the Spanish Mountaineering Federation (FEDME), who will speak about safety on the trails. The next day, Juan Jesús Ibáñez, a member of the International Union of Mountaineering and Climbing (UIAA), will speak about the project Respect the Mountain, which will restore a footpath on Tenerife in June.

On Friday, 1st April Sebastian Alvaro, the legendary adventurer and director of Spain’s TVE programme “Al Filo de lo Imposible, who is once again the festival’s “godfather, will offer one of his keynote talks combining his life story with spectacular photographs and videos of his expeditions.

The grand finale to the TWF 2016 will be a bustling, lively celebration with tapas, tasting the local wines, show cooking sessions and a fair featuring a sample of the wide range of outdoor and adventure activities on offer for visitors to Tenerife.