Get Lost in Gran Canaria November Events Calendar

Get Lost in Gran Canaria
November 2018 Events

While the sun is still shining, we´ve had our first glimpse of autumn with the breezes and a bit of a storm the last week of October just before the Noche de Finaos celebrations.

But not to fear! It rarely dips below 22° here and there are plenty of events to keep your spirit warm this November. So pack a light a sweater along with your bikini and sit back and enjoy the change of seasons as the island starts to dress herself up in fairy lights and artisan Christmas markets leading up to dulce Navidad.

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 3 Picks for November 2018

  1. Maspalomas Winter Pride in in the south (November 5-11)
  2. Womad World Music Festival in Las Palmas’ Parque Santa Catalina
    (November 15-18)
  3. Ruta Playa Viva live music near Las Canteras beach in Las Palmas
    (every Saturday and Sunday)

Gran Canaria Events November 2018

Get Lost in Gran Canaria
November 12 –  18, 2018

November 12, 2018 (Monday)
November 13, 2018 (Tuesday)
November 14, 2018 (Wednesday)

November 15, 2018 (Thursday)

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

WOMAD World Music Festival Las Palmas 2018

WOMAD World Music Festival: Artists from around the world will be performing in this annual festival all weekend in the Plaza Santa Catalina. Expect food trucks, great tunes and plenty of good vibes (November 15/16/17/18). On Thursday I´m most looking forward to the soulful voice of Maria José Llergo and the crazy beats of Kermesz a L´est!

Santa Catalina Stage
20:00 Maria José Llergo y Marc Lopez (modern flamenco from Andalucía)
21:30 Bejo + DJ Pimp (Canarian hip hop)
22:30 Kermesz a L´est (Baltic rock from Belguim)

Tapas Thursday / Noche de Pinchos in Vegueta: Tapas as usual, though I gotta say I´d skip it this week in favor of WOMAD!

Legends & Mysteries of Vegueta: Trip Gran Canaria will be presenting a performance in the historic barrio of Vegueta, telling the dark story of the city, including murders, secrets and epidemics. RSVP via Facebook (20:15-21:45).

Live Music at La Tasco de Lúa featuring Habaneros (Cuban, 19:30-21:30).

Open Mic Night: Show your stuff at Motown Bar’s weekly open mic night (21:00-23:00).

Jazz Jam Session at La Gaurida de Blues.

Gran Canaria North

Open Mic Night at Soledad Big Waves along the Moya coastline (El Pagador, 21:00).

November 16, 2018 (Friday)

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Womad Program

WOMAD World Music Festival: Day two at WOMAD will see a second stage, more artists from around the world and plenty of workshops in and around Plaza Santa Catalina (November 15/16/17/18).

Santa Catalina Stage
18:00 Chateau Rouge (Canaries, blues/rock)       20:00 Maalem Hamid El Kasri
     22:00 Delgres
     00:00 Oumou Sangaré

Boulevard Stage
19:00 Ida Susal
        21:00 Talisk
        23:00 Gecko Turner
        01:00 Indian Man

Ruta Play Viva: Live music near Playa Las Canteras:

Plaza de Faray (21:00):
La Guarida de Blues (21:00):
Motown (22:00): TBA
Sala Nasdaq (23:30): Pablo Sanpa

Gran Canaria North

Cine + Surf: Food, drinks & flicks at Soledad Big Waves along the Moya coastline (El Pagador, 21:00).

November 17, 2018 (Saturday)

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

WOMAD World Music Festival: Artists from around the world will be performing in this annual festival all weekend in the Plaza Santa Catalina. Expect food trucks, great tunes and plenty of good vibes! (November 15/16/17/18)

Santa Catalina Stage
18:00 Radio Baifa (from Gran Canaria)
20:00 Sol Escobar
        22:00 Ladysmith Black Mambazo
        00:00 BCUC

Boulevard Stage
19:00 Raquel Amegashie
        21:00 Colectivo Panamera
        23:00 Noga Erez
        01:00 Analog Africa

Ruta Play Viva: If the WOMAD Music Festival is too much for you, check out the live music near Playa Las Canteras in barrio Guanarteme.

NYC Taxi(21:00): Cancelled until further notice 😞. Sign this petition to save it!
Tiramisu (21:00): TBA
Mumbai Sunset (21:30)TBA
La Guarida (21:30)

Soledad Big Waves presents live music along the Moya coastline featuring Human Red (El Pagador).

November 18, 2018 (Sunday)

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

WOMAD World Music Festival: Sundays edition of Womad in the Plaza Santa Catalina offers plenty of workshops fun for the whole family! (November 15/16/17/18)

Isleta Sunset at Clipper La Puntilla: Live music featuring Ita-Ca Duo (Bossanova, 17:30-19:00).

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

Gran Canaria North

Soledad Big Waves Family Day (13:00) and Sunsets & Cocktails (17:00) with DJ Baked Belda along the Moya coastline (El Pagador).

Get Lost in Gran Canaria
November 19 – 25, 2018

November 19, 2018 (Monday)
November 20, 2018 (Tuesday)
November 21, 2018  (Wednesday)

November 22, 2018  (Thursday)

Happy Thanksgiving to any American turkeys out there 🦃!
Even if your not from the states, today´s as good a day as any to be grateful 😌

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Tapas Thursday / Noche de Pinchos in Vegueta

Live Music at La Tasco de Lúa featuring Acoustic Hits (, 19:30-21:30).

Open Mic Night: Show your stuff at Motown Bar’s weekly open mic night (21:00-23:00).

Jazz Jam Session at La Gaurida de Blues.

Gran Canaria North

Jam Session at Soledad Big Waves along the Moya coastline (El Pagador, 20:00).

November 23, 2018  (Friday)

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Ruta Play Viva: Live music near Playa Las Canteras:

Plaza de Faray (21:00): TBA
La Guarida de Blues (21:00): TBA
Motown (22:00): TBA
Sala Nasdaq (23:30): TBA

Gran Canaria North

Cine + Surf: Food, drinks & flicks at Soledad Big Waves along the Moya coastline (El Pagador, 20:00).

November 24, 2018  (Saturday)

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

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

NYC Taxi(21:00): Cancelled until further notice 😞. Sign the petition to bring it back!
Tiramisu (21:00): Stereo Tipos
Mumbai Sunset (21:30)TBA
La Guarida (21:30)TBA
Sala Nasdaq (23:30): TBA

Musicando in Parque Doramas: Live music featuring Thaïs Morell of Brazil and the Musicando Ensamble Brasil (21:00, free).

Gran Canaria North

Soledad Big Waves live music along the Moya coastline featuring TBA (El Pagador).

Gran Canaria South

Live Music: Reggae rhythms by the beach in Mogan (21:00)

November 25, 2018  (Sunday)

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Isleta Sunset at Clipper La Puntilla: Live music featuring Los Gumbo (blues, 17:30-19:00).

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

Gran Canaria North

Soledad Big Waves Family Day (13:00) and Sunsets & Cocktails (17:00) with DJ Baked Belda along the Moya coastline (El Pagador).

Get Lost in Gran Canaria
November 26 – December 2, 2018

November 26, 2018  (Monday)
November 27, 2018  (Tuesday)
November 28, 2018  (Wednesday)

November 29, 2018  (Thursday)

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Legends & Mysteries of Vegueta: Trip Gran Canaria presents a performance in historic Vegueta, sharing the dark secrets of the city, including murders and epidemics. RSVP via Facebook (20:15-21:45).

Tapas Thursday / Noche de Pinchos in Vegueta: Tapas, booze and banter at this popular weekly event.

Live Music at La Tasco de Lúa featuring Guille Esteban de Prada (violin, 19:30-21:30).

Open Mic Night: Show your stuff at Motown Bar’s weekly open mic night (21:00-23:00).

Jazz Jam Session at La Gaurida de Blues.

Gran Canaria North

Jam Session at Soledad Big Waves along the Moya coastline (El Pagador, 20:00).

November 30, 2018  (Friday)

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Ruta Play Viva: Live music near Playa Las Canteras:

Plaza de Faray (21:00): TBA
La Guarida de Blues (21:00): TBA
Motown (22:00): TBA
Sala Nasdaq (23:30): TBA

Gran Canaria North

Soledad Big Waves: Live music featuring TBA along the Moya coastline (19:00, El Pagador).

December 1, 2018 (Saturday)

Christmas Fair: Hop into the holiday spirit at one of Las Palmas’ first Christmas fairs of the season. Hosted at the Anglican Church in Ciudad Jardín, the fair will have books, vintage clothes, jewellery and other gifts on offer, as well as teas, cakes, beer and snacks. A great place to meet expats and get some Christmas shopping done all at once (11:30-15:30).

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Musicando in Parque Doramas: Live music featuring Simbeque Project – de Canarias al Mundo. Flamenco/Canary folklore/Brazilian fusion (21:00, 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.

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

NYC Taxi(21:00): Cancelled until further notice 😞. Sign this petition to save it!
Tiramisu (21:00)TBA
Mumbai Sunset (21:30)TBA
La Guarida (21:30)TBA
Sala Nasdaq
 (23:30): TBA

Gran Canaria North

Tejeda Gastrofest: Journey up to the heart of Gran Canaria in the mountains near Tejeda for live music, wine tastings, local products to taste and try and more (Bentaguaya, 10:30).

Soledad Big Waves: Live music featuring TBA along the Moya coastline (El Pagador).

December 2, 2018 (Sunday)

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Free Museum Entry

Isleta Sunset at Clipper La Puntilla: Live music featuring TBA (19:30-21:00).

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

Free Museum Entry

Gran Canaria North

Soledad Big Waves Family Day (13:00) and Sunsets & Cocktails (17:00) with DJ Baked Belda along the Moya coastline (El Pagador).

Gran Canaria South

Mogan Open Water Swimming Race

Sweet November

November is one of Gran Canaria’s quietest months, as like most of the world the Canarios are busy planning and preparing for the holidays to come. With less “not to miss events” than most of the year, November is a perfect opportunity for hiking, day trips and visiting places many never get to see.

To find out what Christmas is like in Spain and the Canary Islands, click here.

And for day trip inspiration this November, check out the links below:

Puerto Rico, Amadores & Southwest Gran Canaria

Agaete’s Blue Lagoon: Charco Azul 

Barranco de las Vacas: Gran Canaria’s Antelope Canyon

Discover Moya: A Canarian Mountain Village Lost in Time

If you´d like to recommend any events for this or the the coming months, let me know in the comments below, or contact me directly.

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

Love & light,

Erica ✌️😘

Sorry buddy! You already missed these events!

Get Lost in Gran Canaria
November 1 –  4, 2018

November 1, 2018 (Thursday)

Día de los santos//All Saint´s Day
Public Holiday

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Tapas Thursday / Noche de Pinchos in Vegueta: As many schools and businesses will be taking off Friday, 2 November in additional to the All Saint’s Day holiday on the 1st, I imagine tapas night this week will be full to the brim and even more merry than usual.

Live Music at Mercado del Puerto featuring Wilfredo Angulo (20:30).

Live Music at La Tasco de Lúa featuring Luis Silva (clarinet, 19:30-21:30).

Open Mic Night: Show your stuff at Motown Bar’s weekly open mic night (21:00-23:00).

Jazz Jam Session at La Gaurida de Blues.

Gran Canaria North

Jam Session at Soledad Big Waves along the Moya coastline (El Pagador, 21:00).

November 2, 2018 (Friday)

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Ruta Play Viva: Live music near Playa Las Canteras:

Plaza de Faray (Terraza la Rosa) (21:00): TBA
La Guarida de Blues (21:00): Los Gumbo & Big Stolle
Motown (22:00): Hansolo
Sala Nasdaq (23:30): Rammstein Tribute Band

Gran Canaria North

Cine + Surf: Food, drinks & flicks at Soledad Big Waves along the Moya coastline (El Pagador, 21:00).

November 3, 2018 (Saturday)

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

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.

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

NYC Taxi (21:00): Cancelled until further notice 😞. Sign this petition to save it!
Tiramisu (21:00): La Chica de Ayer
Mumbai Sunset (21:30): Alex Medina (afrobeats, funk, raregrooves).
La Guarida (21:30): Olrait Band
Sala Nazdaq 
(23:30): Sinergia

Live Music at Mercado del Puerto featuring Margherita Michelotto (electronic sax, 21:00).

Gran Canaria North

Soledad Big Waves: Live music featuring The Machotes along the Moya coastline (El Pagador).

Tejeda Cheese, Wine & Honey Fair: The pretty pueblo of Tejeda up in the mountains will be hosting their annual cheese, wine and honey fair to showcase their local agriculture. Tasty treats will be available for sample and purchase… but bundle up! Tejeda will likely be autumnal and chilly this time of year (Tejeda, November 3/4).

Gran Canaria South

Wine, Cheese and Honey Fair in Santa Brigida 🍷🧀🍯

November 4, 2018 (Sunday)

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Free Museum Entry

Isleta Sunset at Clipper La Puntilla: Dúo Mariño (latin, 17:30-19:00).

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

Gran Canaria North

Soledad Big Waves Family Day (13:00) and Sunsets & Cocktails (17:00) with DJ Baked Belda along the Moya coastline (El Pagador).

Tejeda Cheese, Wine & Honey Fair: The pretty pueblo of Tejeda up in the mountains will be hosting their annual cheese, wine and honey fair to showcase their local agriculture. Tasty treats will be available for sample and purchase… but bundle up! Tejeda will likely be autumnal and chilly this time of year (Tejeda, November 3/4).

Gran Canaria South

Wine, Cheese and Honey Fair in Santa Brigida 🍷🧀🍯

Get Lost in Gran Canaria
November 5 –  11, 2018

November 5, 2018 (Monday)
November 6, 2018 (Tuesday)
November 7, 2018 (Wednesday)

November 8, 2018 (Thursday)

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Tapas Thursday / Noche de Pinchos in Vegueta: Delicious and unique pinchos, cold beers and warm atmosphere fill the streets of Vegueta this and every Thursday from about 21:00 until the wee hours. If you’ve just arrived in Las Palmas and are looking to  meet new people, this is an event you won’t want to miss!

Live Music at Mercado del Puerto featuring Looper Sax Project (20:30).

Live Music at La Tasco de Lúa featuring Josué Kamino (guitar, 19:30-21:30).

Open Mic Night: Show your stuff at Motown Bar’s weekly open mic night (21:00-23:00).

Jazz Jam Session at La Gaurida de Blues.

Gran Canaria North

Jam Session at Soledad Big Waves along the Moya coastline (El Pagador, 20:00).

Gran Canaria South

Maspalomas Winter Pride 2018Maspalomas Winter Pride: A full week of live shows, boat excursions, parades and more in sunny Maspalomas (November 5-11).

November 9, 2018 (Friday)

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Ruta Play Viva: Live music near Playa Las Canteras:

Plaza de Faray (21:00): TBA
La Guarida de Blues (21:00): Zisa
Motown (22:00): TBA
Sala Nasdaq (23:30): La Chica de Ayer

Gran Canaria North

Gáldar Banana Party: Gáldar, the beautiful north of Gran Canaria, will be going  bananas this weekend at the Gáldar Fiesta Plátano, complete with tastings (of banana products, of course), traditional folk music and more.

Gran Canaria South

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Agriculture, Livestock & Tourism Fair in Santa Lucia: The fifteenth annual feria will be hosted this weekend with plenty of locally made goodies to stock up on before the holidays (day 1).

November 10, 2018 (Saturday)

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Musicando in Parque Doramas: Live music featuring Javier Ruibal. Flamenco fusion (21:00, free entry).

Protest to Save Agaete in San Telmo: The money hungry powers that be are seeking to destroy another of Gran Canaria´s most precious gems by expanding the small port of the sleepy seaside village to a macroport, essentially destorying to calm aethestics of charming Agaete. ‘Salvar Agaete, Sin Macromuelle’ (San Telmo, LPGC).

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

NYC Taxi(21:00): Cancelled until further notice 😞. Sign this petition and join the protest at 21:30 to help bring it back!
Tiramisu (21:00): Zisa (Switzerland)
Mumbai Sunset (21:30): La Cuerda Floja
La Guarida (21:30): TBA

Mercado del Puerto Live Music featuring Habaneros (Cuban, 21:00).

Gran Canaria North

Cine + Surf: Food, drinks & flicks at Soledad Big Waves along the Moya coastline (El Pagador, 21:00).

Gáldar Plátano Ecologico 2018

Gáldar Banana Party: Gáldar, the beautiful north of Gran Canaria, will be going  bananas this weekend at the Gáldar Fiesta Plátano, complete with tastings (of banana products, of course), traditional folk music and more.

La Aldea Noche de Vinos: The stunning town along the wild northwest will be celebrating the evening with wine and tapas, but be warned! You won´t want to be drinking before driving these windy roads back home, so be sure to have designated.

Gran Canaria South

Maspalomas Winter Pride (November 5-11).

Agriculture, Livestock & Tourism Fair in Santa Lucia: The fifteenth annual feria will be hosted this weekend with plenty of locally made goodies to stock up on before the holidays (day 2).

November 11, 2018 (Sunday)

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Rememberence Day: If you´re looking for poppies and a place to observe rememberence day, the Holy Trinity Church in Ciudad Jardin will be holding a remembrance service on Sunday morning.

Isleta Sunset at Clipper La Puntilla: Live music featuring The Blues Rides Trio (blues, 17:30-19:00).

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

Gran Canaria North

Soledad Big Waves Family Day (13:00) and Sunsets & Cocktails (17:00) with DJ Baked Belda along the Moya coastline (El Pagador).

Gran Canaria South

Maspalomas Winter Pride final day parade and drag show (November 5-11).

Agriculture, Livestock & Tourism Fair in Santa Lucia: The fifteenth annual feria will be hosted this weekend with plenty of locally made goodies to stock up on before the holidays (day 3).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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10 Comments Add yours

  1. carolcolborn says:

    Oh no. We would have witnessed the winter parade if we didn’t cancel our trip there. We would have been there on Saturday for a week!

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  2. Granny says:

    I have always loved Gran Canaria but never knew it had such an active night scene!

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  3. Jing says:

    There will be so much going on in Gran Canaria this November! I would love to experience the winter parade, the live night music and the food! Good thing the temperature doesn’t get too cold,too.

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  4. Amber Tatton says:

    There are so many events on during November in Gran Canaria. Looks like you will be very busy! I would love that music festival, sounds right up my street. And a busy tapas night, who wouldn’t love that?

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  5. Navita says:

    Gran Canaria looks action packed in November. The music festival sounds fun. Amazing that there is free entry into the museum on designated days. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria would be great for good food, drinks and opportunity to meet new people. Thank you for sharing your picks.

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  6. Dom says:

    22* in Autumn sounds like my kind of destination. I still have yet to visit Gran Canaria and again – am glad to see there is so much to do throughout the year. I have mates that are going to Winter Pride. Which I had more holidays – I would go along with them. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Yukti says:

    Wow, there are so many interesting events in Gran Canaria. Visit in Autumn at this place looks very beautiful. I love music festivals and so definitely plan my trip to Gran Canaria in November.

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  8. Joanne Norman says:

    So many great events! We loved our visit to Spain two years ago and I really enjoy reading your monthly updates on exciting activities. I love that it only goes down to 22 there! I really need to move some place warmer in the winter lol.

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  9. Janiel Green says:

    The weather sounds like Utah weather, ‘bring a sweater and a bikini’ – made me lol. I have so much respect for countries/states/cities that give you free museum access. I think allowing people from all facets of life to be able to educate themselves on past and present is a fantastic way to change culture etc…

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  10. Mel Butler says:

    Wow, there are so many great events on in Gran Canaria. I have never been to a music festival so maybe the Canaris maybe the place I need to go to my first one. Maybe the Musicando in Parque Doramas: that is Flamenco/Canary folklore/Brazilian fusion sounds interesting and I love that it is free

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