Friday, July 20, 2018

Something for the weekend: Take your pick from Urban or Jazz

Daddy Yankee

Canarias Urban Fest


Friday 20 July 2018 at the Palmetum Car Park, Parque Marítimo de Santa Cruz from 5pm, this festival which takes over where Son Latinos left off, features artists such as Puerto Rican singer, Daddy Yankee ‘The Big Boss’ and Dominican artist, Natti Natasha.

Info / tickets: Canarias Urban Fest – Tenerife




Canarias Jazz & Más Heineken




Meanwhile in the Plaza de Europa in Puerto de la Cruz from 9pm on Friday 20 July 2018, see Nalaya Brown (damelo suave), the Iñaki Arakistain Band and Ida Nielsen & Band.

While on Saturday 21 July 2018, also in the Plaza de Europa in Puerto de la Cruz, you can see the Simbeque Project, the Julian Lage Trio and Naughty Professor.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Something for the weekend: A procession of decorated tractors in Ravelo, El Sauzal

Traditional decorated tractor in Ravelo, El Sauzal. Image: El Sauzal Town Hall.

Here's something different for your entertainment on Sunday 15 July 2018, the paseo “romero” (romería) con carros (tractores agrícolas) engalanados (decorated tractors) in the neighbourhood of Ravelo in El Sauzal. It is part of their Fiestas en honor a la Santa Cruz de Ravelo 2018, the full programme for which (in Spanish) can be seen at the previous link.

The procession begins from around 11am and when it arrives at the church square, will be followed by dancing to orchestra, Grupo La Calle.





Friday, July 06, 2018

Something for the weekend: Güímar Hillclimb, Day of Traditions in Chirche and Romería Regional de San Benito Abad in La Laguna



On Saturday, July 7 there's a date on the rally calendar for the Subida Guímar (Güímar Hillclimb).




On Sunday, July 8, the village of Chirche will wake up early to receive the thousands of visitors that come for their annual Día de las Tradiciones (Day of Traditions).

Over twenty houses will open their doors and patios to demonstrate traditional tasks of wheat and coffee roasting, kneading bread, making kites, basketry ... The teacher and students at the school or the traditional healer will not miss the appointment. In the streets various acts are staged; a wedding, milking, moving ... finally, at 2:00 pm there is the procession and a dance by the group El Cardón.

Free transport from Guía de Isora will be increased this year due to high demand. Buses depart every half hour from 9.45h in front of the Civil Guard Barracks in the town of Guía de Isora, the last bus returning from Chirche at 4.30pm.

Día de las Tradiciones - Chirche 2017

Also on Sunday, July 8, in La Laguna is the Romería Regional de San Benito Abad. This is a popular romeria that is held the second Sunday of July. It's held in honor of St. Benedict of Nursia, the patron saint of farmers of Tenerife. Declared of National Tourist Interest, it is the most representative romeria of the Canary Islands, in which participating groups coming from all corners of the archipelago. Events begin at mid-day.



Romería regional de San Benito Abad 2017

Sunday, July 01, 2018

Tenerife Fiestas in July 2018



July has no public holidays in Tenerife, however there are a few municipalities that have local holidays, mostly for the celebrations and fiestas in their district:

10 Jul 18 Festival of the Virgen del Carmen Puerto de la Cruz
16 Jul 18 Festival of Nuestra Señora del Carmen Santiago del Teide
25 Jul 18 Festival of Santiago Apóstol Santiago del Teide
26 Jul 18 Festival of Santa Ana Candelaria, Garachico

The biggest events in July are the Fiestas del Carmen, the biggest of which is the Embarcación Virgen del Carmen (The Fishermen’s Fiesta) in Puerto de la Cruz, which this year takes place on Tuesday 10 July 2018.

Embarcación Virgen del Carmen | Puerto de la Cruz 2017

There are various Romerías taking place during the month, and on July 25, the city of Santa Cruz will, once more, celebrate the trouncing of British Admiral Horatio Nelson, who tried unsuccessfully to conquer the island.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Something for the weekend: Feeling International Reggae Festival




We've mentioned this event before, but from today, June 28 the Feeling Reggae Festival is currently taking place in Adeje, culminating in a concert at the Estadio Municipal de Fútbol de Adeje (Adeje Municipal Football Stadium), Av. Palo Mayor, 12, Adeje on Saturday 30 June 2018 from 6pm. Tickets for the Feeling Festival are on sale through tomaticket.es and ticketbell.es at the price of € 35. A percentage of the proceeds will go to projects to help people in social exclusion through the Pedro Rodríguez Ledesma Foundation and for the construction of a school in Gambia with Solidarios Canarios.

Via: Linda Wainwright

Friday, June 22, 2018

Something for the weekend: The Midsummer Magic of San Juan

Decorating the fountains in Puerto de la Cruz. Image Puerto de la Cruz Town Hal

Enrame de Chorros

Every year on 22 June, in Puerto de la Cruz, in time for the festivities of San Juan (St John), all of the water fountains are decorated with fruit, flowers and vegetables.

Enrame de Chorros, Getting Dressed Up for Summer in Puerto de la Cruz



Granadilla Rally

A busy weekend for you starting on Saturday 23 June 2018 with the Granadilla Rally.

Rally Villa de Granadilla 2017

Hogueras de San Juan

Then on Saturday 23 June 2018 in the evening, the Noche de San Juan (Eve of St John), is celebrated all over the island, most particularly on the Playa Jardín in Puerto de La Cruz, traditionally with the hogueras (bonfires), like this from El Médano.



The Festival of San Juan dates back to pre-Christian times and marks the arrival the longest day of the year. It's celebrated all over Spain, but especially in coastal regions where people head for the beach, build bonfires and party throughout the night.

Surviving Midsummer Fiestas and the Noche de San Juan on Tenerife

Baño de las Cabras

Then if you're up early enough, or still up maybe, on the morning of Sunday 24 June 2018, at the old port in Puerto de la Cruz, watch as a multitude of not always willing goats get their annual bath in the waters of the sea. Said to be good for ridding them of fleas.

The Bizarre Bathing of the Goats in Puerto de la Cruz



Día de San Juan en el Puerto de la Cruz

Friday, June 15, 2018

Something for the weekend: Romería de San Isidro Labrador in Tacoronte



More on the summer trail of traditional fiestas this weekend on Sunday 17 June 2018 with the Romería de San Isidro Labrador in Tacoronte. The procession starts from and returns to the Santa Catalina Church and starts in the early afternoon after mass at mid-day.

Here's coverage of the Romería de Tacoronte 2016.

Programme Romería Tacoronte 2018

Friday, June 08, 2018

Something for the weekend: Guía de Isora Hillclimb and Romería de San Isidro in La Orotava



An event for you on the rally calendar, the Subida Guia de Isora (Guía de Isora Hillclimb), on Saturday 9 June 2018, organised by Isora Motor Sport - more information from their website. Here's coverage of Subida Guia de Isora 2017.

Then on Sunday 10 June is probably the year's biggest event on the programme of Romerías - the Romería de San Isidro in La Orotava.

What is a Romería on Tenerife?



ROMERÍA DE LA OROTAVA 2017

Thursday, June 07, 2018

Día de las Alfombras (Day of the Carpets) in La Orotava



The Día de las Alfombras (Day of the Carpets) for Corpus Christi in La Orotava this year falls on Thursday 7 June 2018. Go along to see - and more importantly smell - for yourself as the atmosphere on the day is tremendous, with families and groups coming together to make the carpets, as well as from the heady scents of all the flower petals, greenery and toasted plant material. It will also be a chance to see the massive sand carpet in front of the town hall before the procession walks over them and destroys them all.

Corpus Christi | La Orotava 2017

Monday, June 04, 2018

La Orotava in 1930



Looking at these photos fills me with awe, partly as so little has changed. All of the familiar buildings in La Orotava; church, town hall, Casa de las Balcones, of course, appear exactly as we know them today, but also there is the realisation that many decades and a lot of history has since passed and the world has actually changed beyond recognition.

LA OROTAVA 1930. TENERIFE. CANARY ISLANDS
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