Gran Canaria Calendar and September Events

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September 2018 Events

September 2018 Gran Canaria Events

While most of the world is getting ready to pull out their fluffy sweaters and get their pumpkin spice on, the sun is still shining and the weather is sweet here in Gran Canaria. Summer isn´t going anywhere any time soon, and this month is packed with events, live music and local festivals.

From the massive Pino party (La Fiesta del Pino in Teror) to the sounds of the SUM music festival and the many romerías and cultural events (especially the biggies on the north and west coasts!), there´s no time to get bored this September!

I´ll be adding new events all month as they come to my attention, so don´t forget to bookmark this page for updates.

If you have an event you´d like me to add to the calendar, please contact me here.

My Top 5 Picks for September 2018

  1. La Fiesta del Pino in Teror celebrates Gran Canaria´s patron saint and is one of the biggest parties of the year. Absolutely not to be missed!
  2. Las Fiestas del Charco in La Aldea de San Nicolas is a massively important cultural event, going all the way back to the indigenous roots.
  3. La Fiesta de Sardina (Sardina Viva) is a perfect excuse to explore this little-known paradise along the Gáldar coast, with live music and a fish fry-up to boot!
  4. Tropical Fest 2018: The annual festival put on by Gran Canaria´s #1 brew brings live music, DJs, food trucks and a variety of craft and international beers in Parque Santa Catalina.
  5. Romería Nuestra Sra. del Rosario en Vegueta is a traditional block party in the heart of historical Vegueta in Las Palmas. I´ve missed this one the last two years and am stoked to finally dawn my traditional Canary dress and eat papas con mojo til I pop (til I papa? Too much? Not punny? 😂).

Get Lost in Gran Canaria
September 1 –  9, 2018

September 1, 2018 (Saturday)

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Las Palmas Museums Free Entry

Free Museum Entry: The first Saturday and Sunday of every month means free museum entry at all of the Cabildo´s museums, including Galdar´s painted caves, the Casa de Colón and more. For hours and details, learn more about free museum entry in Gran Canaria here.

Gran Canaria South

Maspalomas Music Festival

Maspalomas Music Festival day 1.

September 2, 2018 (Sunday)

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Free Museum Entry

Casa de Colón Museum in Vegueta, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Casa de Colón Museum in Vegueta, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria South

Maspalomas Music Festival day 2Feria de Mango y Aguacate in Mogán

Mogán Feria de Mango y Aguacate: In one of the most delicious festivals of the year, Mogán will be celebrating their summer harvest of mangos and avocados, complete with tastings and an farmer´s market.

September 3, 2018 (Monday)
September 4, 2018 (Tuesday)
September 5, 2018 (Wednesday)

September 6, 2018 (Thursday)

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Tapas Thursday / Noche de Pinchos in Vegueta: If you´re new in town, this is the perfect place to meet people and explore Las Palmas nightlife! Every Thursday.

September 7, 2018 (Friday)

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Ruta Play Viva: Live music in Plaza Faray (21:00): Rock & Risa

Fiestas del Pino in Teror Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria North

La Fiesta del Pino in Teror Pilgrimage & Romería: This weekend, Gran Canaria celebrates her Patron Saint – Nuestra Señora del Pino – in Teror. The whole island comes out to play, as do isleños from the rest of the archipelago. Read more about La Fiesta del Pino here.

Las Fiestas a Sardina / Sardina Viva (Gáldar).

Romería La Aldea de San Nicolás

September 8, 2018 (Saturday)

Día del Pino (public holiday)

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Ruta Play Viva: Live music near Playa Las Canateras in barrio Guanarteme.

NYC Taxi(21:00): Cancelled until further notice 😞. Sign this petition to help bring it back!
Tiramisu (21:00): We Rock
Mumbai Sunset (21:30): Pepe Peña & the Garden Band (accoustic)
La Guarida (21:30): The Blues Riders

Gran Canaria North

Las Fiestas a Sardina (Vará del Pescao) in Galdar

Festival Sardina Viva 2018 poster

The festivities start around noon and lasts until about 3 in the morning, with live music, DJs, dancing, a parade or 2 and best of all, grilled fish fresh from the sea to be shared by all! If you still have some energy left after last night´s Pino party debauchery, this is one you won´t want to miss!

Gran Canaria South

Romería del Sagrado Corazón  in La Garita (Telde).

September 9, 2018 (Sunday)

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Isleta Sunset at Clipper La Puntilla: Live music featuring the Two Amigos (folk, blues)

Sunday Sunset: Live music & cocktails at El Tendedero Catalina

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Bajada de la Rama in La Aldea de San Nicolas: Somehow I´ve yet to make it to this one… undoubtedly since the Pino party is quite frankly exhausting (and because no one ever wants to drive all the way to La Aldea).

That said, word on the street is that this Bajada de la Rama is quite similar to that of Agaete, which just so happens to be my favorite party on the island. If you´ve got a designated driver who doesn´t mind heading out to the wild wild west, this one is sure to be a blast.

Get Lost in Gran Canaria
September 10 – 16, 2018

September 10, 2018 (Monday)

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Clandestino Swing en Plaza Santa Ana (Vegueta).

Gran Canaria North

Romería de San Nicolás in La Aldea: Festivities continue in La Aldea de San Nicolas, including mass, a procession, music and dancing.

Las Fiestas del Charco in La Aldea de San Nicolas.png

September 11, 2018 (Tuesday)

Las Fiestas del Charco in La Aldea de San Nicolas: The charco (in Playa de La Aldea) is the symbol of this region and this is their biggest party. The day is filled with live music and dancing, and finally culminates with hundreds (thousands?) of fiesteros jumping into the charco with baskets, trying to catch fish bare handed in the style of the ancient indigenous peoples of the region.

11:00 am The procession to the charco begins
12:00 pm Music & dancing
17:00 pm The big event starts! Be here on time to watch the locals jump in a ¨fish¨with their bare hands… or join them!

September 12, 2018 (Wednesday)

September 13, 2018 (Thursday)

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Tapas Thursday / Noche de Pinchos in Vegueta: If you´re new in town, this is the perfect place to meet people and explore Las Palmas nightlife! Every Thursday.

Open Mic Night: Motown Bar (near plaza Faray)

Gran Canaria North

Soledad Big Waves: Jam Session (Moya).

Fiestas San Cristo de Acusa Verbena (block party in Artenara): Catch a massive block party amid some of the best views on the island.

September 14, 2018 (Friday)

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

CocinArte by Bed & Chic: Music, food and cocktails with rooftop views at El Tendedero in Parque Santa Catalina.

CocinArte 2018 Bed and Chic

Ruta Play Viva Friday: Live music in Plaza Faray (21:00).

Gran Canaria North

Fiestas San Cristo de Acusa Verbena (block party in Artenara).

Fuegos Acuáticos del Puertillo: Live music followed by fireworks above the beautiful Arucas coastline in El Puertillo, sponsored by the outdoor terrace and restaurant El Reboso Las Salinas. RSVP recommended.

Gran Canaria South

Patios Encantados: Concerts featuring local singer/songwriter Alberto Aguilar at the Casa-Museo Leon y Castillo.

September 15, 2018 (Saturday)

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Free yoga class on Las Canteras beach (La Cicer, in front of Ñoño el Chicho), sponsored by Om Yoga (10:00-11:30am). RSVP via Facebook.

Eat to the Beat: Live music and food at the Auditorio Alfredo Kraus featuring The Mani-Las (21:30; €15).

Ruta Play Viva: Live music near Playa Las Canateras.

NYC Taxi (20:00): Cancelled until further notice 😞.Sign this petition to help bring it back!
Tiramisu (21:00): Gas Gas
Mumbai Sunset
(21:30)

Romería de Virgen de Los Dolores in Schamann (Las Palmas)

Gran Canaria North

Romería de Virgen del Socorro in Tejeda.

Romería San Pedro González Telmo y Ntra Sra del Carmen in beautiful Sardina (Gáldar coast).

Gran Canaria South

Romería de San Miguel in Valsequillo.

Romería de San Miguel Arcángel in Temisas.

September 16, 2018 (Sunday)

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Isleta Sunset at Clipper La Puntilla: Golfos de Paria (rock, pop).

Sunday Sunset (17:00-00:00): Live music & cocktails at El Tendedero Catalina.

Gran Canaria North

Romería de las Marías en Santa Mª de Guía

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September 17 – 23, 2018

September 17, 2018  (Monday)
September 18, 2018  (Tuesday)
September 19, 2018  (Wednesday)

September 20, 2018  (Thursday)

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Radio Baifa in concert (20:30) Live music at CICCA in celebration of their first album release.

Tapas Thursday / Noche de Pinchos in Vegueta: If you´re new in town, this is the perfect place to meet people and explore Las Palmas nightlife! Every Thursday.

La Ruta del Pincho. Vegueta, Las Palmas - La Barbería

Gran Canaria North

Romería de San Mateo in Vega de San Mateo Tropical Fest 2018

September 21, 2018  (Friday)

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Tropical Fest 2018: This annual event is sponsored by Tropical, Gran Canaria´s local brew. Parque Santa Catalina transforms itself into the main stage for this event bringing a weekend full of live music, DJs, food trucks and craft and international beers.

Day one bring live preformances from 3 big tribute bands:

20:00 Gas Gas (Rolling Stones tribute)
22:00 La Alacena (Héroes del Silencio tribute)
24:00 Hell House (Guns & Roses tribute)

Rupatrupa will be serenading me (okay, fine, us 🙄) at the Teatro Guiniguada in Vegueta. Tickets start at 10 and can be purchased here. Honestly this is one of the best local live bands around (and not hard to look at either 😉, don´t miss them! 

Ruta Playa Viva: Live music in Plaza Faray (21:00).

Gran Canaria North

Agaete Chill Out:  In the heart of Puerto de las Nieves along the coast of beautiful Agaete, the 3rd Edition of Agaete Chill will last from Friday, Sep. 21- Sunday Sep. 23. The event will include  live music, wine tasting, local food, fashion and more.

Gran Canaria South

Patios Encantados: Concerts featuring local singer/songwriter Fermín Romero at the Casa-Museo Leon y Castillo (Telde).

September 22, 2018  (Saturday)

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Tropical Fest 2018: Day two at Tropical Fest starts early and delivers a full day and night of food trucks from local eateries, local and international beers and live music all day.

13:30 Maldito Ramirez
16:00 Dwomo
18:00 Nudozurdo
20:00 Dinero
22:00 Varry Brava
24:00 Serial Killers

Eat to the Beat: Live music and food at the Auditorio Alfredo Kraus featuring Pájaro y los saxos de la Verno, (21:30, €15).

Ruta Play Viva: Live music near Playa Las Canateras.

Tiramisu 21:00 – Zeason
Mumbai Sunset 21:30 – TBA
NYC Taxi 20:00:
Cancelled until further notice 😞. Sign this petition to help bring it back!

Musicando in Parque Doramas: Live music featuring SwingStar.

Gran Canaria North

Agaete ChillOut:  Day 2 of Agaete ChillOut in the heart of Puerto de las Nieves along the coast of beautiful Agaete. Live music, wine tasting, local food, fashion and more.

Romería del Rosario in La Goleta (Arucas).

Gran Canaria South

Oktoberfest at the Hotel Maritime Playa in Playa del Inglés

September 23, 2018  (Sunday)

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Romería Nuestra Sra. del Rosario en Vegueta: I´ve been out of town and missed this bad boy the last couple of years, but I´m stoked to be here this time around! Romerías are block parties deply ingrained with tradition – picture plenty of traditional dress, locally grown gastronomy and folk music and dance passed on from generation to generation – in the heart of historic Las Palmas!

Tropical Fest 2018: The third and final day brings us more live music and the biggest name on this years agenda, local legends Los Lola.

13:30 Banda los 600
16:00 Los Lola
18:30 Aseros

Isleta Sunset at Clipper La Puntilla: Federico Lechner & Claudio Constantini (tango)

Sunday Sunset (17:00-00:00): Live music & cocktails at El Tendedero Catalina

Gran Canaria North

Agaete ChillOut:  The third and final day of Agaete ChillOut in Puerto de las Nieves along the coast of beautiful Agaete. Live music, wine tasting, local food, fashion and more.

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September 24 – 30, 2018

September 24, 2018  (Monday)
September 25, 2018  (Tuesday)
September 26, 2018  (Wednesday)

September 27, 2018 (Thursday)

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Tapas Thursday / Noche de Pinchos in Vegueta: If you´re new in town, this is the perfect place to meet people and explore Las Palmas nightlife! Every Thursday.

Tapas Thursday in Gran Canaria Ruta del Pincho Vegueta Las Palmas

September 28, 2018 (Friday)

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Ruta Playa Viva: Live music in Plaza Faray (21:00).

Gran Canaria North

Soledad Big Waves: Live music featuring Mama Pool (Moya).

Gran Canaria South

Patios Encantados: Concers featuring local singer/songwriter Manu Míguez at the Casa-Museo Leon y Castillo (Telde).

September 29, 2018 (Saturday)

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

SUM Music Festival

Gran Canaria SUM Festival: Featuring artists like Rozalén, Elefantes and Nancys Rubias, this music festival will be held in Las Palmas Infecar. Tickets start at €33 and can be purchase online here.

Musicando in Parque Doramas: Live music featuring Alma de Bolero.

Ruta Play Viva: Live music near Playa Las Canateras.

Tiramisu (21:00): Low Island Refugees (Tenerife)
Mumbai Sunset
(21:30): TBA
NYC Taxi
(20:00): Cancelled until further notice 😞. Sign this petition to help bring it back!

Gran Canaria North

VII Festival Cosa Norte: More festivities in the north, featuring live music, an artisanal fair and other activities. Saturday´s featured performers include Son del Caney, Eclipse Reggae, Señor Natilla and a Queen tribute band  (Villa de Moya, El Altillo, El Pagador).

Soledad Big Waves: Live music featuring Cece Gianotti (Moya).

Gran Canaria South

Romería de Agüimes, Bajada del Gofio, Traída del Gofio y Agua.

Oktoberfest at the Hotel Maritime Playa in Playa del Inglés.

September 30, 2018 (Sunday)

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Rum tasting and live music by Cece Gianotti at the Hotel Aloe Canteras. Free until full.

Isleta Sunset at Clipper La Puntilla: Artist TBA

Sunday Sunset (17:00-00:00): Live music & cocktails at El Tendedero Catalina

La Isleta Street Art

Gran Canaria North

VII Festival Cosa Norte: Festivities in the north, featuring live music, an artisanal fair and other activities. Sunday´s featured performers include Los Salvapantallas and Aseres (Villa de Moya, El Altillo, El Pagador).

September is on Fire 🔥

September is huge in Gran Canaria… I´m exhausted just writing this!

If you know of any great events happening in September, October or the coming months, please let me know in the comments below, or contact me directly to feature your event.

And as always, don´t forget to get lost out there!

Love & light,

Erica ✌️😘

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12 Comments Add yours

  1. maggematt123 says:

    So little time, so many parties!!! Oh my gosh, how do you choose?! Gran Canaria definitely sounds like the place to be in September!!

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  2. Dom says:

    I’ve not done much research on the Canary Islands and it rarely pops up on lists of places that I want to head to. Looks like I need to do a bit more research – who knew there was so much to see and do. Looks like a great option for those looking to extend their summer fun through September – fiestas galore. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. What a fantastic resource of events to enjoy in Gran Canaria. Was out with friends last night and one is visiting GC soon so will pass this on to him, hopefully one of the events falls within his visit!

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  4. Dave Plimmer says:

    Comprehensive list of entertainment in Gran Canaria! id love to visit and see some live music in a foreign country. Id be more about the food though!

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  5. Yukti says:

    I never knew Gran Canaria has so many vibrant events in September. I cannot join this time, but for next fall, I will be booking any one event for sure. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Anna says:

    Wow I had no idea there were so many festivals in Gran Canaria! I would love to visit the Patron Saint one ❤ I must come to this incredible place one day! Heard so many great things about it 😀

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  7. bye:myself says:

    Tantas fiestas – que suerte tienes! You are right, the (part of) the world is getting ready for the warm clothing. I’m in Croatia right now where it’s still really hot, but in one week I’ll be one of the sweater-people- instead of sweating….and then I will envy you when I remember all these September-events 😉

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  8. Nic Hilditch-Short says:

    I’ve visited this region many places as a kid but I’ve not been back as an adult, but the culture here is just amazing and we really want to experience it.

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  9. cynthiagraner says:

    What a great collection of events happening in Gran Canaria!! You will always have something to do while you’re there. There’s something new every night!

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    1. Erica says:

      September is one of my favorite times of the year here! Less tourists, lots of sunshine and tons of events 🙂

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  10. Wow, I really didn’t realize there were so many fun festivals in September! I have family on the islands so I need to visit in September next year 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing, wish I could go right now!

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    1. Erica says:

      September is one of my favorite times of year here – still warm and sunny and still plenty going on! While everyone else is getting ready for autumn we’re still dancing at the beach 😉

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