Get Lost in Gran Canaria February Events Calendar

Get Lost in Gran Canaria
February 2020 Events

February may be the ¨coldest¨ month of the year in the Canary Islands, but with Carnival fever spreading like wildfire there will be plenty to keep you warm!

Get Lost in Gran Canaria 2020 Carnival Celebrations and Dates

The month starts off quietly enough with the always lovely almond blossom festivals in Tejeda, Valsequillo and Tunte, along with the usual Ruta de Pinchos for tapas Thursday and Ruta Playa Viva free concerts at Las Canteras beach. And then finally, the second half of the month will bring what we´ve all been waiting for…

✨Las Palmas de Gran Canaria✨
Carnaval 2020!

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria 2020 Carnival will be held from February 7 – March 5, 2020, jam-packed with all the costumes, competitions and comparsas that are sure to leave you with memories to last a lifetime.

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Here you can find everything you need to know and what to expect at Carnival 2020 in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. If you´re planning on doing some island hopping to check out what our neighbor has in store, read on about Carnival 2020 in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, which just happens to be the biggest Carnival in Spain.

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 February 2020

Not to Miss Events in February 2020

  1. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Carnival 2020  (Las Palmas, Feb. 7 – Mar. 1, 2020)
  2. Fiestas del Almendro en Flor Tejeda  (Tejeda, Feb. 1 & 2, 2020)
  3. Gran Canaria Me Gusta Festival  (Las Palmas, February 7/8/9, 2020)
  4. Drag Queen Gala  (Las Palmas, Feb. 28, 2020 – rescheduled)
  5. Carnival Main Parade (Las Palmas, Feb. 29, 2020)

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February 24 – March 1, 2020

February 24, 2020  (Monday)

Carnival Monday
Bank Holiday

Carnival Drag Queen Pre-Selection: (POSTPONED FROM SATURDAY) One of the most adored and iconic events of Las Palmas´ Carnival (more so than the queen competition itself!) is the Drag Queen Gala. Dozens compete for a coveted spot as one of the nominees, and tonight you can see them strutting their 9 inch platforms in Parque Santa Catalina (21:00) followed by a massive after party in the plaza.

Los Indianos (Traditional Carnival)

CANCELLED DUE TO CALIMA:  Los Indianos Traditional Carnival is one of my all-time favourite Carnival events. While it´s more famous from La Isla Bonita (La Palma), Vegueta certainly holds it´s own with this talcum infused all white party. This is an event you´re going to want to be prepared for, so check out my post on what to wear, what to bring & wear to be for Los Indianos in Las Palmas.

Tiramisu Carnival Party

If you´re not up for a massive night of Carnival, but still wanna throw on a costume, local´s hangout Tiramisu is back at it with their annual Carnival Party and costume competition in Guanarteme´s Plaza de Pilar.

February 25, 2020  (Tuesday)

Carnival Tuesday:
Bank Holiday

It´s pancake Tuesday, so grab some crepes to soak up those cañas and head back to Parque Santa Catalina for music, dancing and more Carnival-ing! Today features DJs and a free concert by Juanes at 17:00.

February 26, 2020  (Wednesday)

Carnival Las Palmas: Children´s Murgas (17:30)

February 27, 2020  (Thursday)

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Carnival Las Palmas: Gala de Integración (17:30)

Tapas Thursday / Noche de Pinchos in Vegueta: tasty tapas, cold beers and lots of laughs in Las Palmas´ historic center.

Marsala Tapas Ruta del Pincho Tapas Thursday Vegueta Las Palmas

Thursday´s Live Music Line Up in Las Palmas:  If you´re not up for the massive Carnival mogollónes in Santa Catalina and looking for something a bit more chilled out, Guanarteme will be hosting it´s usual live music sessions. Read more about the weekly Ruta Playa Viva here!

Open Mic Night: Show your stuff at Motown Bar’s weekly open mic night (21:00-23:00).
Imaginario: TBA (20:00)
Jazz Jam Session at La Gaurida de Blues.
Live Music at La Tasca de Lúa featuring TBA (style, 19:30-21:30).

Gran Canaria North

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

February 28, 2020  (Friday)

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Drag Queen Gala

Carnaval Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Maquialleje Corporal. Body Art

POSTPONED FROM MONDAY DUE TO CALIMA: The Drag Queen Gala is arguably the biggest, most anticipated event at Las Palmas de Gran Canaria´s Carnival. Dozens of contestants compete for a coveted spot as a nominee, and the gala itself is an explosion of color, dancing, impossible platforms and intricate costumes. Be sure to book your tickets in advance, this event always sells out 💃!

After that QUEEN has been crowned, get ready for a wild night of dancing until the wee hours in the plaza.

POSSIBLE CANCELLATION DUE TO CALIMA: Body Paint Competition

Carnaval Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Maquialleje Corporal. Body Art.

The Body Paint Competition (cancelled due to calima)

On the third and final weekend of Carnival craziness, the Body Paint Competition (Concurso de Maquillaje Corporal) is one of my favourite events, complete with intricate artistry and incredible choreography, where the canvas´ are none other than human bodies.

Ruta Play Viva: You can always expect plenty of ambience at this weekend´s local live music roundup.

La Rosa Terraza Plaza de Farray (21:00): Red & Blue Band
La Guarida de Blues (21:00): Temporarily Closed
Motown Bar Cervecería (22:00): TBA
Sala Nasdaq (23:30): TBA
Imaginario
(23:00): This Kingdom Live

Gran Canaria North

Cine + Surf at Soledad Big Waves along the coast of Moya (El Pagador, 21:00).

February 29, 2020 (Saturday)

Leap Year!

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Gran Cabalgata (Main Carnival Parade)

Carnaval Parade Las Palmas Santa Catalina Hippies

One of the biggest events of Carnival celebrations worldwide is the Gran Cabalgata, where everyone comes together is an explosion of colors, glitter, feathers, music and more. This years´ parade will be changing it´s usual route and beginning in La Isleta at 17:00 before winding through the city and finally winding down in Parque San Telmo.

Ruta Play Viva: If you´re not up for Carnival, there´s the usual roundup of live music near Playa Las Canteras in barrio Guanarteme.

NYC Taxi(21:00): Cancelled until further notice 😞. Sign the petition!
Tiramisu (21:00): La Tralla Canalla
Mumbai Sunset (21:30): TBA (DJ)
La Guarida (21:30): TBA
Motown Bar Cervecería
(22:00): TBA
Sala Nasdaq
 (23:30): TBA

March 1, 2020 (Sunday)

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Entierro de la Sardina (Burial of the Sardine)

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Entierro de la Sardina

The first day of March is the last day of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Carnival 2020, and we´re all in mourning. Throw on your best black dress, widow´s veil and fish net tights for an irreverent procession following a giant sardine through the city.

You read that right.

As we say goodbye to Carnival, Las Palmas burns a giant papier-mache sardine at Las Canteras beach in an explosion of lights, colours and fireworks. For details and parade routes, find out more about the Entierro de la Sardina here.

No more Carnival until next year! 🎣 🎆😞

Carnaval Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Entierro de la Sardina

Just kidding!

Carnival del Sur in Maspalomas starts in just a couple of weeks. Party on!

Isleta Sunset at Clipper La Puntilla: If you´re not up for parading through the city, start of your evening at Clipper´s weekly sunset live music event featuring TBA  (jazz; 17:30), and then head on down the beach to see the sardine go up in smoke.

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

Now get your Carnival costume ready!

The Canarios may be laid back, but it there´s one thing they take seriously it´s Carnival! Get creative and start planning your costume and your must-sees for the biggest event of the year. To find out more, check out these posts:

Top 6 Not to Miss Las Palmas Carnival Events
Santa Cruz de Tenerife: the biggest Carnival in Spain
Do´s & Dont´s of Canary Island Carnival

Monthly Event Calendars

Keep up to date on all the fun and events around Gran Canaria!

Get Lost in Gran Canaria: January
Get Lost in Gran Canaria: March Carnval Edition
Get Lost in Gran Canaria: April
Get Lost in Gran Canaria: May
Get Lost in Gran Canaria: June
Get Lost in Gran Canaria: July
Get Lost in Gran Canaria: August
Get Lost in Gran Canaria: September
Get Lost in Gran Canaria: October
Get Lost in Gran Canaria: November
Get Lost in Gran Canaria: December

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February 1 – 3, 2019

February 1, 2019 (Friday)

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Ruta Play Viva: Live music at several venues around Playa Las Canteras. Read more here!

La Rosa Terraza Plaza de Farray (21:00): TBA
La Guarida de Blues (21:00): Demian Band
Motown (22:00): TBA
Sala Nasdaq (23:30): Javi Machotte (DJ)

Chinese New Year Celebration: The Instituto Confucio de la Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC)  will be ringing in the Year of the Pig.

Gran Canaria North

Tejada Fiestas de los Almendros en Flor: One of the prettiest pueblo´s in all of Spain is celebrating her prettiest season this weekend – the almond trees are in bloom! Check out the video above for the full program of this years´ edition of one of my favorite local festivals, and click here to find out about the biggest Almond Blossom Festivals in the Canary Islands.

Cine + Surf at Soledad Big Waves along the coast of Moya (El Pagador, 21:00).

February 2, 2019 (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.

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

NYC Taxi(21:00): Cancelled until further notice 😞. Sign the petition!
Tiramisu (21:00): La Tralla Canalla
Mumbai Sunset (21:30): TBA (DJ)
La Guarida (21:30): Vinylos
Motown Bar Cervecería
(22:00): TBA
Sala Nasdaq
 (23:30): TBA

Gran Canaria North

Tejada Fiestas de los Almendros en Flor – Día del Turista: This is one of the biggest Almond Blossom Festivals in the Canary Islands and definitely worth the steep mountain trek to Tejeda. Saturday´s program includes exhibitions of traditional Canarian sports, concerts by Timples y Otras Guitarras Pequeñas del Mundo and in the evening, a concert by local folk legends Los Gofiones and more Canarian cuisine than you can imagine.

February 3, 2019 (Sunday)

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. Find out about what´s on offer with free museum entry in Gran Canaria here.

Isleta Sunset at Clipper La Puntilla: Live music featuring Carlos Morales Trío (covers; 17:30).

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

Gran Canaria North

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Tejada Fiestas de los Almendros en Flor: Day 3 of Gran Canaria´s prettiest pueblo´s Almond Blossom Festival. Sunday´s program includes exhibitions of traditional Canarian sports, live folk music and dances and, of course, plenty of food and fun.

Soledad Big Waves: Stop by the Moya coast for Family Day and Sunsets & Cocktails with DJ Baked Belda (17:00, El Pagador).

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February 4 –  February  10, 2019

February 4, 2019 (Monday)

February 5, 2019 (Tuesday)

Kung Hei Fat Choy!
Happy Chinese New Year

red chinese lantern
Photo by Andrew Haimerl on Pexels.com

February 6, 2019 (Wednesday)

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

La Guarida de Blues: World music jam session (19:00).

February 7, 2019 (Thursday)

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Ruta del Pincho Tapas in Vegueta Las Palmas

Tapas Thursday / Noche de Pinchos in Vegueta: The weekly tapas Thursday in Vegueta is always a blast!

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).

Thursday´s Live Music Line Up in Las Palmas

Open Mic Night: Show your stuff at Motown Bar’s weekly open mic night (21:00-23:00).
Imaginario: TBA (20:00)
Jazz Jam Session at La Gaurida de Blues.
Live Music at La Tasca de Lúa featuring TBA (style, 19:30-21:30).

Gran Canaria North

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

February 8, 2019 (Friday)

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Ruta Play Viva: You can always expect plenty of ambience at this weekend´s local live music roundup.

La Rosa Terraza Plaza de Farray (21:00): Manolo Delgado Quartet
La Guarida de Blues (21:00): Despedida Emilio (rock)
Motown (22:00): Eduardo Antón
Sala Nasdaq (23:30): DJ Urditor

Musicando in Parque Doramas: Live music featuring Carmen París (Latin, Fuego de Tamboor) in Ciudad Jardín (21:00, free entry).
          Calle León y Castillo, 227, 35005 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria North

Cine + Surf at Soledad Big Waves along the coast of Moya (El Pagador, 21:00).

February 9, 2019 (Saturday)

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Carnival Sneak Peak! Carnaval is just around the corner and tonight the nominees for the 2019 Queen and Drag Queen will be presented in Plaza Santa Ana. Afterwards, there will be live performances from Última Llave, Javy Martín and Leire Suárez. If this is your first Carnival in Las Palmas, get out there and get a first glance of what the fuss is all about (20:00).

Musicando in Parque Doramas: Live music featuring Yeray Rodríguez y Omar Satiago in Ciudad Jardín (21:00, free entry).
          Calle León y Castillo, 227, 35005 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Eat to the Beat: The Auditorio Alfredo Kraus is back at it with tunes and treats. Check out this weeks edition featuring live music from Sonata Arctica & Ron VooDoo.

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

NYC Taxi(21:00): Cancelled until further notice 😞. Sign the petition!
Tiramisu (21:00): Manoucheando Swing
Mumbai Sunset (21:30): .Gerd Random Mind State Prakash (DJ)
La Guarida de Blues (21:30): The Machottes (rock)
Sala Nasdaq
(23:30): 13º Anniversary celebration featuring music from Ultima Parada (rock)

Gran Canaria North

Soledad Big Waves: Live music featuring Demian Band along the coast of Moya (El Pagador, 21:00).

February 10, 2019 (Sunday)

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Flow & Let Go Beach Yoga: Every Sunday, Deixa Fluir yoga offers yoga classes on Las Canteras beach from 11:00-12:00 (11.00).

Isleta Sunset at Clipper La Puntilla: Live music featuring Pino Quimont & Néstor García (jazz & bossanova; 17:30).

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

Gran Canaria North

Soledad Big Waves: Stop by the Moya coast for Family Day and Sunsets & Cocktails with DJ Baked Belda (17:00, El Pagador).

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February 11 – February 17, 2019

February 11, 2019 (Monday)
February 12, 2019 (Tuesday)
February 13, 2019 (Wednesday)

February 14, 2019 (Thursday)

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Happy Valentine´s Day!

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Marsala Tapas their fotos not mine (3)

Tapas Thursday / Noche de Pinchos in Vegueta: The weekly tapas Thursday in Vegueta is on as always, serving up tasty tapas and cold beers all night.

Thursday´s Live Music Line Up in Las Palmas

Open Mic Night: Show your stuff at Motown Bar’s weekly open mic night (21:00-23:00).
Imaginario: TBA (20:00)
Jazz Jam Session at La Gaurida de Blues.
Live Music at La Tasca de Lúa featuring TBA (style, 19:30-21:30).

Carnival 2019 begins!

February 15, 2019 (Friday)

Carnival Opening Parade: The start of Las Palmas´ 2019 Carnival season begins with the opening parade of comparsas and glittering parade floats from Triana´s Plaza de Cairasco to Vegueta´s Plaza Santa Ana. Be warned, the parades a short one! Blink and you´ll miss it! Afterward, the official opening announcement will start nearly a full month of Carnival carnage (20:00).

 

Gran Canaria Me Gusta Festival: The sixth annual Me Gusta festival at the INFECAR events center will showcase all the island has to offer, including local drinks and gastronomy, cooking workshops, handicrafts and more (11:00-20:00, €1.00 entry Friday).

Ruta Play Viva: You can always expect plenty of ambience at this weekend´s local live music roundup.

 

Carnaval Adult Costume Competition (Parque Santa Catalina; 21:00). 2020

La Rosa Terraza Plaza de Farray (21:00): Betty & the Speed Kings
La Guarida de Blues (21:00): Los Gumbo
Motown (22:00): TBA
Sala Nasdaq (23:30): TBA

Gran Canaria North

Tunte 2019 Fiestas de los Almendros en Flor: It appears that the bulk of the festivities will be held on Sunday, February 17, but might be worth checking out beforehand if you wish to avoid the crowds. Click here to learn more about Almond Blossom Festivals in the Canary Islands.

Cine + Surf at Soledad Big Waves along the coast of Moya (El Pagador, 21:00).

Gran Canaria South

Puerto Music Festival: Mogán has announced a new musical festival to be launched this February 15-17 at Puerto de Mogán. Going along with the Big Bang theme, the festival will feature swing music from nearly 20 groups, as well as swing dance workshops, a vintage market and more.
20:30 Simbeque Project opens the festival with Canarian folk fusion

February 15, 2020  (Saturday)

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Carnaval del Día. Vegueta, Las Palmas
Carnaval del Día. Vegueta, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Canary Islands)

Carnaval del Día in Vegueta: Picture this: you´re in the heart of the historic center of Gran Canaria´s capital city. Only instead of the usual views of cobbled lanes and traditional wooden balconies, every nook and cranny is packed with costumed merrymakers celebrating from after lunch until the sun comes down.

This is by far, without a doubt my favourite Carnival celebration in Las Palmas. Don´t miss it!

Carnaval del Día. Vegueta, Las Palmas. fairies lina gab 2-2017 WM

Carnival Children´s Comparsa (Music Group) Competition in Plaza Santa Catalina (19:00, free entry).

Gran Canaria Me Gusta Festival: Day 2 of Gran Canaria´s sixth annual Me Gusta festival at the INFECAR events center. Come try local food and drinks, cooking workshops, handicrafts and more (11:00-20:00, €2,50 entry Saturday).

Musicando in Parque Doramas: Live music featuring Olga Cerpa and Mestisay y Joana Amendoeira (bolero y fado) in Ciudad Jardín (21:00, free entry).
          Calle León y Castillo, 227, 35005 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!
Tiramisu (21:00): D. Juan León y Su Conjunto
Mumbai Sunset (21:30): Baked Belda (DJ)
La Guarida (21:30): Manoucheando Swing (not confirmed)
Sala Nasdaq
 (23:30): Patrio

Gran Canaria North

Tunte 2019 Fiestas de los Almendros en Flor: It appears that the bulk of the festivities will be held on Sunday, February 17, but might be worth checking out beforehand if you wish to avoid the crowds. Click here to learn more about Almond Blossom Festivals in the Canary Islands.

Soledad Big Waves Carnaval: Can´t wait for Carnaval? You don´t have to! Get started early at Soledad´s Carnival party, complete with live music, food and plenty of surprises (20:00-23:30).

Gran Canaria South

Puerto Musica Puerto de Mogán Big Bang Music Festival

Puerto Music Festival & Big Bang Vintage Market: Live music, DJ´s, swing dance workshops, classic cars and market stalls with vintage goodies means fun for the whole family in charming Mogán. Saturday´s program includes a full day and evening of music and workshops, including:

12:00 Vintage cars & classic rock DJs
13:00 classic rock & blues by the Sunset Cats
16:00 Swing dance workshop and Canarian Swing by Brave Missy & The Cavallers
21:00 Sinatra Tribute by Las Gañanias

Carnaval al Sol: Check out a Carnival celebration with a Las Canteras backdrop for a (very) brief parade along the city´s pretty promenade. The parade will feature the islands´ top comparsas and batucadas, starting near Plaza Luis Morote at the La Puntilla end of the beach and finishing off with a concert by Overbooking. While programmed from 17:00-20:00, last year this was a short, blink-and-you´ll-miss-it kind of a party.

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Carnival Drag Queen Preselction: What of the most adored and iconic events of Las Palmas´ Carnival (more so than the queen itself!) is the Drag Queen Competition. Dozens compete for a coveted spot as one of the nominees, and tonight you can see them strutting their 9 inch platforms in Parque Santa Catalina (21:00) followed by a massive after party in the plaza.

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

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

March 3, 2019 (Sunday)

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Daytime Carnaval in Santa Catalina (12:00): Fun for the whole family at Parque Santa Catalina´s 2019 Daytime Carnival.

Flow & Let Go Beach Yoga: Every Sunday, Deixa Fluir yoga offers yoga classes on Las Canteras beach from 11:00-12:00 (11.00).

Isleta Sunset at Clipper La Puntilla: Live music featuring TBA (17:30).

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

Gran Canaria North

Soledad Big Waves: Stop by the Moya coast for Family Day and Sunsets & Cocktails with DJ Baked Belda (17:00, El Pagador).

February 16, 2020  (Sunday)

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Canine Carnaval in Parque Santa Catalina (12:00)

Daytime Carnaval in Parque Santa Catalina (15:00)

Carnival Children´s Queen Competition (19:00)

Carnival Children´s Costume Competition in Plaza Santa Catalina (11:00, free entry).

Carnival Gala of the Great Lady gives Carnivaleras of ¨a certain age¨ an opportunity to be back in the spotlight (Parque Santa Catalina, 20:00, free entry).

Gran Canaria Me Gusta Festival: The third and final day of Gran Canaria´s Me Gusta festival at INFECAR, featuring local flavours, workshops, and artisanal market and more (11:00-17:00, €2,50 entry Sunday).

Isleta Sunset at Clipper La Puntilla: Live music featuring Hey Chabón (cumbia & latin; 17:30).

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

Gran Canaria North

Soledad Big Waves: Stop by the Moya coast for Family Day and Sunsets & Cocktails with DJ Baked Belda (17:00, El Pagador).

Gran Canaria South

Tunte 2019 Fiestas de los Almendros en Flor: The last of Gran Canarias annual almond blossom festivals will liven the street of Tunte this Sunday. Live music, Canarian folk dancing, an artisanal market and the usual flavours of local products will be on offer.    Click here to learn more about Almond Blossom Festivals in the Canary Islands.

Puerto Music Festival: The final day of Mogán cool cat Big Bang music festival will feature several live bands of the classic rock & swing sort, scattered all around the port.

Beach Clean-Up: Oceans4Life is doing there part once again hosting a beach clean-up at Telde´s Playa La Gaviota in honor of Dawn Wood (11:30).

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February 17 – 23, 2020

February 17, 2020 (Monday)

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Carnival Murgas (Music Troop) Competition Phase 1 (free entry until full).

February 18, 2020 (Tuesday)

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Carnival Murgas (Music Troop) Competition Phase 2 (free entry until full).

February 19, 2020 (Wednesday)

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Carnival Murgas (Music Troop) Competition Phase 3 (free entry until full).

February 20, 2020  (Thursday)

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Tapas Thursday / Noche de Pinchos in Vegueta: This and every Thursday, join the locals in lively Vegueta for tapas and drinks.

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).

Thursday´s Live Music Line Up in Las Palmas: If you´re not up for the massive Carnival mogollónes in Santa Catalina and looking for something a bit more chilled out, Guanarteme will be hosting it´s usual live music sessions. Read more about the weekly Ruta Playa Viva here!

Open Mic Night: Show your stuff at Motown Bar’s weekly open mic night (21:00-23:00).
Imaginario: Mr. Bonzo (DJ, 23:00)
Jazz Jam Session at La Gaurida de Blues.
Live Music at La Tasca de Lúa featuring TBA (style, 19:30-21:30).

Gran Canaria North

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

February 21, 2020  (Friday)

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Carnaval Queen Gala

The Carnaval Queen Gala in Parque Santa Catalina is one of the most highly anticipated events of Carnival and is sure to be a night to remember! After the 2020 Carnaval Queen is selected, Parque Santa Catalina erupts into revelry until the wee hours (21:00).

Ruta Play Viva: Live music near Playa Las Canteras:

La Rosa Terraza Plaza de Farray (21:00): Fat Free
La Guarida de Blues: Location Temporarily Closed
Motown Bar Cervecería (22:00): TBA
Sala Nasdaq (23:30): Demian Dominguez (rock & blues)

More Live Tunes:

Imaginario: El Cuarto Café
Echarle Huevos
(Vegueta): TBA
Moma Club (Playa Chica): Baked Belda

Gran Canaria North

Cine + Surf at Soledad Big Waves along the coast of Moya (El Pagador, 21:00).

February 22, 2020  (Saturday)

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Carnaval del Día Triana: The second annual Daytime Carnival in Triana will be centered around Parque San Telmo and behind the Teatro Pérez Galdós. The event is expected to be family friendly and will host several batucadas and comparsas from 12:00. Let´s see what Triana has to offer!

Carnaval al Sol: Check out a Carnival celebration with a Las Canteras backdrop for a (very) brief parade along the city´s pretty promenade. The parade will feature the islands´ top comparsas and batucadas, starting near Plaza Luis Morote at the La Puntilla end of the beach and finishing off with a concert by Overbooking. While programmed from 17:00-20:00, last year this was a short, blink-and-you´ll-miss-it kind of a party.

POSTPONED UNTIL 2/24 DUE TO CALIMA: Carnival Drag Queen Pre-Selection: One of the most adored and iconic events of Las Palmas´ Carnival (more so than the queen competition itself!) is the Drag Queen Gala. Dozens compete for a coveted spot as one of the nominees, and tonight you can see them strutting their 9 inch platforms in Parque Santa Catalina (21:00) followed by a massive after party in the plaza.

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

NYC Taxi(21:00): Cancelled until further notice 😞. Sign the petition!
Tiramisu (21:00): Son Latela
Mumbai Sunset (21:30): TBA (DJ)
La Guarida (21:30): TBA
Motown Bar Cervecería
(22:00): Nazareth
Sala Nasdaq
 (23:30): Sesión Rockera
Imaginario
(23:00): Tree of Sound Carnival Party

February 23, 2020  (Sunday)

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

CANCELLED DUE TO CALIMA: Daytime Carnaval in Santa Catalina (12:00): Fun for the whole family at Parque Santa Catalina´s 2019 Daytime Carnival.

Guided Visits at the Casas Consistoriales: Free guided visits in the old quarter of Las Palmas´ historic Vegueta neighborhood (10:00-13:00).

Isleta Sunset at Clipper La Puntilla: Live music featuring The Son Flamenco (rumba; 17:30-19:00).

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

Now get your Carnival costume ready!

The Canarios may be laid back, but it there´s one thing they take seriously it´s Carnival! Get creative and start planning your costume and your must-sees for the biggest event of the year. To find out more, check out these posts:

Top 6 Not to Miss Las Palmas Carnival Events
Santa Cruz de Tenerife: the biggest Carnival in Spain
Do´s & Dont´s of Canary Island Carnival

Monthly Event Calendars

Keep up to date on all the fun and events around Gran Canaria!

Get Lost in Gran Canaria: January
Get Lost in Gran Canaria: March Carnval Edition
Get Lost in Gran Canaria: April
Get Lost in Gran Canaria: May
Get Lost in Gran Canaria: June
Get Lost in Gran Canaria: July
Get Lost in Gran Canaria: August
Get Lost in Gran Canaria: September
Get Lost in Gran Canaria: October
Get Lost in Gran Canaria: November
Get Lost in Gran Canaria: December

 

Cheers to 2019, wishing you the best one yet!

Big love,
Erica

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