Santa Cruz de Tenerife Carnival 2018

22 January 2018
18 February 2018

Taking as its theme this year the world of fantasy, the Tenerife capital’s most iconic celebration will once more fill the city streets with fancy dress, music, rhythm and colour. Proceedings get under way on 22 January with the preliminary round of the junior Murgas (satirical singing groups) contest, which will be followed by a host of events including the various Carnival Queen competitions – Junior (Sunday 28 January), Senior Citizens (Wednesday 31 January) and Adult (Wednesday 7 February) -, the competitions for the Rondalla singers (Sunday 4 February) and colourful Comparsa dancing troupes (Saturday 3 February), the Grand Opening Parade (Friday 9 February), the Rhythm and Harmony Parade (Saturday 10 February), the Daytime Carnival (Sunday 11 February and Saturday 17 February), the traditional Coso closing parade (Tuesday 13 February), the performance by the Ni Fu Ni Fa group and, lastly, the fireworks display (Sunday 18 February) which brings the curtain down on this key event in the Santa Cruz calendar.