Get Lost in Gran Canaria March Events Calendar

Get Lost in Gran Canaria
March 2020 Events

Spring is sprung, days are getting longer and the sun is getting warmer. March in the islands means that the almond blossoms are blooming in Gran Canaria´s peaks and the glitter and confetti are bursting at Carnival celebrations in Las Palmas, Maspalomas and dozens of other cities around the island.

Maspalomas Carnaval al Sur
Carnaval 2020!

The month starts off with the grand finale of Carnival revelry in the capital, followed by the start of Maspalomas´ explosive Carnival celebrations from March 5 – 20, 2020. Put on your dancing shoes, turn up the volumne and sing along to my favourite Carnaval anthem while you read on!

Love Carnival?
Check out all the Gran Canarian celebrations!

Gran Canaria Carnival Celebration 2020

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 March 2020

Gran Canaria Events March 2020

  1. Maspalomas Carnaval al Sur (Las Palmas; March 5-15, 2020)
  2. Burial of the Sardine (Las Palmas; Sunday, March 1, 2020)
  3. European Cheese Fair in Valleseco (Valleseco; March 7-8, 2020)
  4. Musicando en el Parque (Parque Doramas; Saturday, March 14, 2020)
  5. Carnival Parade in Agaete (Agaete, March 21, 2020)

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March 9 –  March  15, 2020

March 9, 2020 (Monday)

2020 Maspalomas Canine Carnival (18:00)

Carnaval Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Maquialleje Corporal. Body Art. 2-2017 (48) CGP-FSCG color pop WM

2020 Maspalomas Canine Carnival (21:00)

March 10, 2020 (Tuesday)

2020 Maspalomas Carnival Gala without Barriers (19:00)

March 11, 2020 (Wednesday)

March 12, 2020 (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!

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: Shit Your Pants DJ set (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/Open Mic at Soledad Big Waves along the Moya coastline (El Pagador, 20:00).

Gran Canaria South

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

Cancelled due to Corona Virus 😞   2020 Maspalomas Carnival Drag Gala: There are few Gran Canaria Carnival traditions as beloved as the Drag Galas. Check out the 14 gorgeous candidates as they strut their stuff on the Yumbo catwalk.

March 13, 2020 (Friday)

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

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

La Rosa Terraza – Plaza de Farray (21:00): Rajazz
La Guarida de Blues (21:00): Temporarily Closed
Motown (22:00): TBA
Sala Nasdaq (23:30): TBA
Imaginario
(23:00): Bad Mojo

Gran Canaria North

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

Gran Canaria South

Cancelled due to Corona Virus 😞  2020 Maspalomas Carnaval Del Día (Daytime Carnival)

11:00: Rescue of the Sardine
13:30: “Fiesta del Solajero¨
22:30 Salsa Night
00:00 After parties

March 14, 2020 (Saturday)

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Flearmo Second Hand Market March 2020

Flearmo Second Hand Market: The hippest new(ish) spot in town is hosting another second hand shop Saturday and Sunday from 11:00-19:00. Stop by for a vermouth and to jumpstart your spring and summer wardrobe sustainably.

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Musicando in Parque Doramas: Live music featuring Juan Valderrama, Mujeres de carne y verso  (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): Blueshunters (blues)
Mumbai Sunset (21:30): TBA
La Guarida de Blues (21:30): Temporarily Closed
Sala Nasdaq
 (23:30): Los Gumbo (rock)

Gran Canaria North

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

Gran Canaria South

Carnaval Parade Las Palmas Santa Catalina Hippies

2020 Maspalomas Carnaval Parade

Cancelled due to Corona Virus 😞 

The Maspalomas Carnaval Parade night we´ve all been waiting for! Today is arguably the biggest day  of Carnival in the south, boasting a massive parade throughout Playa del Inglés. Put on your best costume and head out for a full day of batucada and a full night shakin´ your groove thang.

Locals from Las Palmas and all over the island migrate south for winter Carnival. The parade begins at 17:00 at El Veril (Playa del Inglés) and heads toward Avenida Turoperador Tui vis Avenidas de Italia and Gran Canaria, where people will be partying until the wee-est of hours (17:00).

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).

March 15, 2020 (Sunday)

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Flearmo Second Hand Market: The hippest new(ish) spot in town is hosting another second hand shop Saturday and Sunday from 11:00-19:00. Stop by for a vermouth and to jumpstart your spring and summer wardrobe sustainably.

Sunday Live Music Line Up

Isleta Sunset at Clipper La Puntilla: Live music featuring Habaneros (Cuban; 17:30-19:00).
Sunday Sunset: Live music & cocktails at El Tendedero Catalina.

2020 Maspalomas Burial of the Sardine (Entierro de la Sardina)

Another year of Carnival craziness is wrapping up in the south, but Sunday offers a full day of fun and festivities that are definitely not to be missed.

14:00: Daytime Carnival on the Beach (Playa del Inglés)
19:00: Burial of the Sardine procession begins at Av. Estados Unidos
20:00: Last will & testament of the sardine
20:30: Burial of Sardine fireworks, music and, of course, dancing!

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March 16 – 22, 2020

March 16, 2020 (Monday)

March 17, 2020 (Tuesday)

🍀🍀 Happy St. Paddy´s Day! 🍀🍀

St. Patricks at Paddy´s  Irish Pub: Details  yet to be released, but Paddy´s  Irish Pub on Las Canteras Beach has built a reputation on their St. Paddy´s parties, so something will def be going on here.

St. Patricks at the Irish Rover: The smaller (if not more authentic) Irish pub in town will be ringing in fiddling in St. Paddy´s day with pints of Guiness, live music and plenty of laughs. Last years´ celebrations really reminded me of being in a pub back in Ireland and I´d highly recommend checking it out (Calle Galicia).

March 18, 2020 (Wednesday)

March 19, 2020 (Thursday)

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.

Live Music at La Tasca de Lúa featuring TBA (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 South

March 20, 2020 (Friday)

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

La Rosa Terraza: Plaza de Farry (21:00): Sunset Cats
La Guarida de Blues (21:00): Temporarily Closed
Motown (22:00): TBA
Sala Nasdaq (23:30): TBA

Gran Canaria North

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

Gran Canaria South

2020 Maspalomas Carnival Events:

Free Dance Workshop (19:00)
¨In Full Swing¨ Show (21:00)
Street Party (23:00 until tomorrow)

March 21, 2020  (Saturday)

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Bébete el Mercado: Mercado del Puerto is hosting a delicious weekend of music, Bébete el Mercado del Puerto Wine Tastingwine and tapas tasting featuring more that 50 wines starting from 1 euro a glass.

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): Dario Sosa y la Ecofolk + St. Paddie´s Party
Mumbai Sunset (21:30): TBA (DJ)
La Guarida (21:30): Temporarily Closed
Sala Nasdaq
 (23:30): TBA

Gran Canaria North

Agaete 2020 Carnaval Parade

If there´s one community in Gran Canaria who knows how to party, it´s gorgeous Agaete! If you know me, you know that La Rama de Agaete in July is favourite festival on the islands, so I´m stoked to check out Agaete´s carnival for the first time this year!

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

Gran Canaria South

March 22, 2020  (Sunday)

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Bébete el Mercado: Mercado del Puerto is hosting a delicious weekend of music, wine and tapas tasting featuring more that 50 wines starting from 1 euro a glass.

Sunday Live Music Line Up

Isleta Sunset at Clipper La Puntilla: Live music featuring Betty & the Bluestomps (soul/blues; 17:30-19:00).
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).

Get Lost in Gran Canaria
March 23 – 29, 2020

March 23, 2020 (Monday)
March 24, 2020 (Tuesday)
March 25, 2020 (Wednesday)
March 26, 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.

Live Music at La Tasca de Lúa feat. TBA (jazz; 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

Carnaval Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Cabal Drag

March 27, 2020  (Friday)

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Ruta Play Viva: Live music near Playa Las Canteras:

La Rosa Terraza: Plaza de Farry (21:00): TBA
La Guarida de Blues (21:00): Temporarily Closed
Motown (22:00): TBA
Sala Nasdaq (23:30): TBA

Gran Canaria North

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

Gran Canaria South

March 28, 2020  (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!
Tiramisu (21:00): Manolo Delgado Quartet
Mumbai Sunset (21:30): TBA
La Guarida (21:30): Temporarily Closed
Sala Nasdaq
 (23:30): Los Gumbo Trio (rock)

Gran Canaria North

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

Gran Canaria South

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 March 29, 2020  (Sunday)

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

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March 30 – April 5, 2020

March 30, 2020  (Monday)
March 31, 2020  (Tuesday)
April 1, 2020  (Wednesday)

April 2, 2020  (Thursday)

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

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

Live Music at La Tasca de Lúa featuring José Habanero (Latin; 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 with Canary Swing at La Gaurida de Blues (21:30).

Gran Canaria North

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

April 3, 2020  (Friday)

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Ruta Play Viva: Live music near Playa Las Canteras:

La Rosa Terraza: Plaza de Farry (21:00): Karma
La Guarida de Blues (21:00): Temporarily Closed
Motown (22:00): TBA
Sala Nasdaq (23:30): TBA

Gran Canaria North

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

April 4, 2020 (Saturday)

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Musicando in Parque Doramas: Live music featuring Latitud Son,  Simplemente (free entry).
          Calle León y Castillo, 227, 35005 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

¨Madre Tierra¨ Mother Earth Festival: Show the mama you love her at this festival featuring yoga, biodance, music & veggie treats in the Estadio Insular (11:00).

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 de Blues (21:30): Temporarily Closed
Sala Nasdaq
 (23:30): TBA

April 5, 2020 (Sunday)

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Sunday Live Music Line Up

Isleta Sunset at Clipper La Puntilla: Live music featuring TBA (tba; 17:30-19:00).
Sunday Sunset: Live music & cocktails at El Tendedero Catalina (17:00-00:00).

Click here for a complete list of events taking place in
Gran Canaria in April 2020.

Now March on Into Spring!

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: September
Get Lost in Gran Canaria: October
Get Lost in Gran Canaria: November
Get Lost in Gran Canaria: December
Get Lost in Gran Canaria: January
Get Lost in Gran Canaria: February CARNAVAL 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

Cheers to 2020, wishing you the best one yet!

Big love,
Erica

Get Lost in Gran Canaria
March 1 – 8 , 2020

March 1, 2020 (Sunday)

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Entierro de la Sardina (Burial of the Sardine)

Carnaval Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Entierro de la Sardina 3-2017 (48) CGP FSC WM
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).

March 2, 2020 (Monday)
March 3, 2020 (Tuesday)
March 4, 2020 (Wednesday)

March 5, 2020 (Thursday)

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

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: Son Plus Ultra (23:00)
Jazz Jam Session at La Gaurida de Blues.
Live Music at La Tasca de Lúa featuring TBA (style, 19:30-21:30).

Maspalomas Carnival 2020 Poster Musicals

Maspalomas Carnaval Begins!
Carnival 2020 in Maspalomas will be held from
March 5 – 15, 2020

The 2020 theme at Maspalomas Carnival is Musicals , so I´d expect to see plenty of Mary Poppin´s Cats and Chicago-esque flappers
dancing in the dunes until the wee hours.

2020 Maspalomas Carnival Inauguration & Drag Queen Preselection: Maspalomas will be ringing in the start of the south´s festive Carnival season at (of course!) the Yumbo Center, starting from 20:00.

20:00: Grand Inauguration
21:00: Drag Queen Pre Selection

March 6, 2020 (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): Vocal Strings LJL (feat. Yairis Rosa)
La Guarida de Blues (21:00): Temporarily Closed
Motown Bar Cervecería (22:00): Jam Session feat. Eric Ramirez
Sala Nasdaq (23:30): Jam Session

Gran Canaria North

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

Gran Canaria South

2020 Maspalomas Carnival Great Lady Gala:  Night two of Maspalomas carnival fun is the great lady gala, a time for gorgeous grannies and awesome slightly older women to strut their stuff on the Carnival queen´s catwalk.

20:00 Great Lady Gala
23:00 Afterwards, mogollónesssssss! Parties will go on until the wee hours.

March 7, 2020 (Saturday)

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Las Palmas Museums Free Entry

Free Museum Entry: Every first Saturday and Sunday of the 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.

Musicando in Parque Doramas: Live music featuring Patricia Muñoz, con M de Mujer.  (free entry).
          Calle León y Castillo, 227, 35005 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Vintagement Market at Mumbair Sunset (12:00)

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): Aves de Paso (Sabina Tribute)
Mumbai Sunset (21:30): Dara Ortega (DJ)
La Guarida (21:30): Temporarily Closed
Sala Nasdaq
(23:30): Emergency? (rock)
Motown Bar Cervecería: de bolero a bosanova

Gran Canaria North

 

European Cheese Fair in Valleseco: Say cheese! Valleseco is hosting the annual European Cheese fair this weekend with plenty of yummy things to eat and drink.

Gran Canaria South

2020 Maspalomas Carnival for the Kiddos

17:00: Carnival for the kiddos
19:00: Kid´s Queen Election
23:00: Paaaaarty!

March 8, 2020 (Sunday)

Día Internacional de la Mujer

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Women´s Day March: Come show your support for equality and human rights at Las Palmas´ annual Women´s Day March 8M starting from Parque San Telmo at noon ♀️.

Free Museum Entry: After marching for human rights, why not take in some culture?! 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.

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

Sunday Live Music Line Up

Isleta Sunset at Clipper La Puntilla: Live music featuring TheSonFlamenco (Latin; 17:30-19:00).
Sunday Sunset: Live music & cocktails at El Tendedero Catalina.

Gran Canaria North

European Cheese Fair in Valleseco: Say cheese! Valleseco is hosting the annual European Cheese fair this weekend with plenty of yummy things to eat and drink.

Gran Canaria South

2020 Maspalomas Carnival Queen Gala: More than a dozen hopeful contestants will take the stage tonight in stunning, sparkled gowns in hopes of being crowned the next queen of Maspalomas´ carnival (20:00)

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