Discover the best and most iconic festivities in Gran Canaria. If you are thinking of travelling to the island, don't miss the chance to feel the spirit and festive atmosphere of each of the Gran Canarian villages.
There are festivals in different places during most months, which will make you have fun and spend some impressive days accompanied and surrounded by a population that enjoys the tradition year after year, typical Canarian food, folkloric music, traditional clothes and much pride in being Canarian.
We recommend that you enjoy these festivals because they will give you authentic moments and the incredible feeling of being Canarian and living in this impressive land, rich in everything you need to be happy.
Festivities in Gran Canaria
Travel to the island in the summer and meet most of these festivals. Enjoy a whole day of smile, tradition, culture and delightful typical food. Discover what it's like to dance a “folía” next to a village that is as welcoming as it is fun and hospitable.
Below, you will find a list of the best festivals in Gran Canaria, both popular and international, where you will have fun and spend unforgettable moments.
Fiestas del Carmen
Feel the devotion to the patron saint of fishermen in many coastal towns of Gran Canaria. A festivity that is characterized by pilgrimages by the sea and water festivals, thanks to its excellent location near the beaches.
Take part in one of the most emblematic days for the inhabitants of these towns and spend a day at the beach refreshing and celebrating a unique festivity that you can find in municipalities like Mogán, specifically in the town of Arguineguín, or in the village of La Aldea de San Nicolás where the famous festivity of El Charco is held.
Fiesta del Charco
Have fun with this water party, one of the most iconic in Gran Canaria. Travel to La Aldea and experience this precious "ritual" based on reminiscing about the children's fishing, who waited for the tide to come in to catch the fish that had been left behind in the pond with a basket.
The interpretation of the festivity follows the same pattern, but this time full of people who, once the signal sounds, run towards the center of the pond, creating a visual spectacle of many people enjoying a tradition and a symbol as important as the fishing in the municipality of La Aldea de San Nicolás.
Fiestas del Pino
Join hundreds of Canarians who decide to make a pilgrimage from their homes to the village of Teror, where the church of the Virgen del Pino is located.
This festivity bring together a large part of the Canarian people, who live days of pure tradition and popular celebrations typical of Canarian culture.
Enjoy one of the best festivities in Gran Canaria with an atmosphere that breathes true devotion to these cultural fiestas, and where you will be surrounded by the authentic and satisfying feeling of being Canarian.
Fiesta de la Rama
Celebrate the arrival of water thanks to this traditional festivity, in which raining is celebrated hitting tree branches into the sea in an act that remembers the ritual that the aboriginals made to the gods so that they would consecrate them with the rain.
Discover a festivity as cultural as it is historical, since it is one of the few aboriginal ritual festivals that are held throughout the Canary archipelago.
Take the opportunity to get to know a municipality as beautiful as Agaete, where you can enjoy not only these festivities, but also a coast bathed by the clear waters of the north of Gran Canaria.
Fiestas de la Manzana
Take part in this impressive and beautiful festival, in which all the citizens of Valleseco prepare their carts to fill them with their products and offer them to the Virgen de la Encarnación, the patron saint of the municipality.
This festivity owes its name to the regional symbol of Valleseco, the apple. You will be able to live the authentic Canarian tradition, with impressive shows of music and popular dances.
Fiestas de Santiago
The Gáldar pilgrimage is one of those festivals in Gran Canaria that will make you spend an incredible day next to one of the most famous towns on the island.
Visit and enjoy a beautiful and traditional village thanks to this festival, where you won’t stop eating local and typical Canarian dishes and products.
Apart from the popular festivities, you will be able to enjoy authentic celebrations that mix tradition with modernity or leisure in Gran Canaria.
Carnival in Gran Canaria
Enjoy the fun, humour and debauchery of Gran Canaria's most famous festivities, known in a large part of the world. Put on your best costume, sing, laugh and dance all night long thanks to two of the three most famous carnivals in Spain.
Las Palmas Carnival
Take part in one of the most iconic and multitudinous party in the world where you can have unlimited fun for a whole month. A month with non-stop musical and artistic shows that fill the entire capital of Gran Canaria with color.
You won’t stop laughing thanks to the “murgas”, orchestras disguised as clowns who will sing witty, controversial and funny lyrics.
The Drag Queen Gala will impress you with the best and most unusual performances of these artists and their choreographies, one of the best shows in gay culture.
Enjoy the largest international carnival in Europe and party for hours in the intense and joyful parade. Put on your best costume and enjoy these festivities that attract year after year more visitors, who know they will find here the best example of fun and partying.
Enjoy the best festivities in Gran Canaria staying in one of the best hotels on the island with incredible quality services.
- Don Gregory: the best place to enjoy quality accommodation thanks to its Nordic style and its impressive spa services and therapies such as the Wellness Center. A haven of peace that will help you disconnect from the stress of everyday life.
- Maspalomas Resort and Suites & Villas: if you come with your family, this impressive hotel offers you stunning villas, with lush and relaxing gardens that will take you to amazing swimming pools where you can enjoy a great moment of rest. Enjoy great accommodation thanks to the spacious and quiet bungalows, which will make you feel like you are in a village in the middle of a paradise.
- Mirador Maspalomas: fun and dynamism will be the general tone of your holidays, thanks to the services and the location of this hotel, which will allow you to be close to the most interesting places and leisure in the area.
Enjoy the festivities in Gran Canaria and live a vacation in which you can feel the versatility and magnitude of traditional Canarian culture