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Sunday, September 15, 2019

Comparsa Brasileiros



One of my favourite components of carnival, comparsas in Santa Cruz de Tenerife are said to be similar to the Brazillian Carnival Blocks, but actually appear to have more in common with the dancing, marching and drumming Samba Schools that have a strong community basis and are traditionally associated with a particular neighborhood.

Formed in 1970, Los Brasileiros, directed by Esteban Reyes, has their headquarters in the Santa Cruz de Tenerife neighborhood of La Salud.

Brasileiros | Comparsas adultas | Carnaval S/C Tenerife 2019

Find out more about Santa Cruz Carnival 2020which will take to the streets between Friday, 21st February 2020 and Sunday, 1st March 2020. 

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Thursday, September 12, 2019

Carnival Queen Candidate in Santa Cruz de Tenerife 2019 Rocío Pérez Dorta



Whether looking back once more at Santa Cruz de Tenerife Carnival 2019, or forward towards Santa Cruz de Tenerife Carnival 2020 - which takes place between Friday, 21st February 2020 and Sunday, 1st March 2020 - we can't resist another look at the candidates who aspired to become carnival queens in 2019.

Rocío Pérez Dorta in a costume entitled "VUELO" (Flight), designed by José Yeray Díaz Fernández and representing ID Ortodoncia y Estética Bucodental and Taller las Zocas. 

Rocío Pérez Dorta | Gala de la Reina | Carnaval S/C Tenerife 2019

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Puerto de la Cruz Summer Carnival 2019, El Sauzal Crafts Fair, Fiestas del Cristo in La Laguna, Romerías and Fiestas, New season of the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra

Puerto de la Cruz Summer Carnival 2019

For the fourth year running, Puerto de la Cruz is holding a Carnaval de Verano (Summer Carnival), on the 12, 13, 14 and 15 September. This year, without the Mascarita Ponte Tacón (Men's High Heels Marathon). The decision was made, together with the organizer of this event, Juan Pedro Hernández, better known as Lupita, to "not tarnish" a celebration that in the last two summer editions had a low participation. (It is, however, the biggest event of the winter carnival in Puerto de la Cruz, held in February / March.)

Program for Summer Carnival 2019


Events begin on Thursday, September 12 with the carnival catwalk. It will bring together the most important designers of the carnival, as well as the 9 queens of the different carnivals of Tenerife, along with the election of the first King of Carnival.

On Friday 13 events move to the Lago Martiánez, where carnival groups will animate a fun night that will have costume contests, summer dances and unusual characters.

On Saturday 14 the fiesta del flotador (pool float party) will be held that has been so successful in previous editions, this time held at Lago Martiánez.

The morning of Sunday 15 will be for the kids with the concert by Ariann, the most prominent young influencer in Spain. In the afternoon, carnival groups, together with the King and his court will parade and will put the end to this summer edition of the carnival.

Del 12 al 15 de septiembre cita con el Carnaval de Verano en el Puerto de la Cruz

El Sauzal Crafts Fair


On Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 September, the 3rd edition of the Feria Pon Artesanía En Tu Mesa (Put Handicrafts on Your Table) Crafts Fair is taking place in the Plaza de San Pedro in El Sauzal. The fair will be open from 10.00 to 21.00 hours, on Saturday and from 10.00 to 20.00 hours, on Sunday.

As in previous editions, gastronomy will be the focus of the exhibition and sale of products at this fair in which twenty artisans participate.

The Fair will be complemented with an extensive program of activities throughout the two days, among which are children's workshops, demonstrations of traditional sports, gastronomy workshops, puppets, musical performances, showcooking and tastings.

Fiestas del Cristo in La Laguna


The Fiestas in honor of the Christ of La Laguna are celebrated throughout the month of September, but this weekend sees the main days of these celebrations.

Friday 13 September sees the Día de la Tradicións (Day of Traditions), with processions of folk groups through the streets, turn into the Noche de las Tradiciones (Night of Traditions) with concerts by folk groups around various points of the city from 18:00 hrs. At 20:00 on this eve of the great day of the festivities, there is a candlelit procession through the streets of the city, leaving from the Plaza de la Concepción, along Calle Obispo Rey Redondo to the Plaza del Cristo. Groups of children carrying decorated lanterns, accompanied by musicians, who in a joyous procession enter the square to watch the dance of the traditional Caballitos de Fuego (fire horses), which now are cane structures in the form of horses decorated with paper. At midnight, there are fireworks.

On Saturday 14 September, the most important day of the fiestas, around noon, El Cristo returns to his shrine in procession. At night another procession is made. At 23:00 hrs, upon returning to the Plaza is the most important fireworks display in the municipality, in the area called El Risco, in the Montaña de San Roque. At its end, and coinciding with the entrance of the Holy Christ to its Shrine, the deafening "traca" begins. From midnight there is dancing to Edwin Rivera and the Orquestas Dinacor and Banda Loca.

More of the program for the fiestas [in Spanish] can be found here



Fiesta del Stmo. Cristo de La Laguna. 14 de septiembre de 2018

Other Romerías and fiestas taking place this weekend (follow links for programs):


Tenerife Symphony Orchestra 2019/20


The 2019-2020 season of the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra, the second with Antonio Méndez as director. Balancing the old and the new, the known with the still to be discovered is the idea upon which the nineteen concerts are based.

The season runs from September 13 to June 26.

More information and tickets from the Auditorio de Tenerife

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Friday, September 06, 2019

Brother Pedro Night Walk, Traditional Crafts Fair and Descent of the Virgen del Socorro in Güímar, Guía de Isora Crafts Fair and Fiestas, Bajamar Endless Summer 2019, Grand Tenerife Wine Festival 2019

Brother Pedro Night Walk

On Friday 6 September 2019 from 21:00 to 23:30 the XV Ruta Nocturna el Ere del Hermano Pedro (15th Brother Pedro Night Walk) is taking place. The walk will start at around 9 pm from the square of El Médano. For reasons of security and logistics, it is essential to register in advance, which you can do right up to 6 September, by calling 922.75.99.00.

The theme of this year's event is the commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the passage of Magellan and Elcano along the Granadilla coast.

The word ‘ere’ comes from its African roots and, at the time, more than 350 years ago, it was used by Brother Pedro (a goat shepherd) when he visited with his flock. It is a natural watering hole in the bottom of the ravine, which the Guanches used in their routes with the cattle.

Bajada de la Virgen del Socorro, Güímar


The Feria de Artesanía (Traditional Crafts Fair) takes place on Saturday 7 September 2109 in El Socorro (Güímar) and from 19:00 the Bajada del Socorro (Descent of the Virgen del Socorro), possibly the oldest of the Canary Islands' Romerías. You can download the full program of the fiestas [in Spanish] from Güímar Town Hall at this link (PDF).

On Sunday 8 September 2019, as part of the Fiestas patronales in Guía de Isora 2019, there is the XXXVIII Feria de Artesanía (38th Crafts Fair) in Guía de Isora.

Other fiestas taking place this weekend (click the links to access programs [in Spanish]):

Bajamar Endless Summer

At the Piscina Natural de Bajamar (Natural Swimming Pools at Bajamar) on Saturday 7 September 2019 from 16:00 to midnight with music from DJ´s Roger S. Morgan, Mcr Selector and DJ Santee, foodtrucks from Limón y Sal, Lemonde y Ukelele, a mojito bar from Ron Barceló and beers from Dorada and Stella Artois.

Bajamar Endless Summer 2019


Grand Tenerife Wine Festival 2019

And on Saturday 7 September 2019 from 18:00 to 02:00 on the Playa de El Socorro in Los Realejos, enjoy the Gran Fiesta de los Vinos de Tenerife 2019 (Grand Tenerife Wine Festival 2019), aimed at promoting the wines that are produced on the island. Wines will be at the price of €2 and will be delivered with individual garbage bags for the audience to collaborate with the maintenance and conservation of the space. For every trash bag that is returned filled, €1 will be refunded. Music will be provided by DJs. (Via)

All events are liable to change beyond our control.

Thursday, September 05, 2019

Fourth Matron of Honour in Santa Cruz 2019 Concepción Rodríguez González



Whether looking back once more at Santa Cruz de Tenerife Carnival 2019, or forward towards Santa Cruz de Tenerife Carnival 2020 - which takes place between Friday, 21st February 2020 and Sunday, 1st March 2020 - we can't resist another look at the candidates who aspired to become carnival queens in 2019.

Fourth Matron of Honor to the Senior Carnival Queen in Santa Cruz 2019 was Concepción Rodríguez González, with the fantasy “Bajo la luna del Nilo” (Under the Moon of the Nile), designed by Jonathan Suárez López, on behalf of Gabinete de Estética Africa y Vicky.

Concepción Rodríguez González | Gala de la reina de los mayores | Carnaval SC Tenerife 2019

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Sunday, September 01, 2019

Tenerife Fiestas in September 2019

Fiestas del cristo

There are no national public holidays in September 2019, but the following are holidays for the following celebrations in each of the following municipalities:

  • 2 September: Fiestas Patronales in La Victoria de Acentejo
  • 7 September: Festival of la Bajada de Nuestra Señora del Socorro
  • 9 September: Festival of San José in San Juan de la Rambla
  • 9 September: Festival of Nuestra Señora de los Remedios in Tegueste
  • 14 September: Festival of Santísimo Cristo de La Laguna in La Laguna
  • 16 September: Festival of Santísimo Cristo de la Dulce Muerte in Guía de Isora
  • 30 September: Festival of San Miguel Arcángel in San Miguel de Abona

The largest celebration being the Fiestas del Cristo in La Laguna, the main day is the 14th, but there are various festive, cultural and sporting events during the whole month.

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Friday, August 30, 2019

Pinolere Crafts Fair 2019, Day of Traditions and Romería of San Isidro in La Victoria de Acentejo, more fiestas, plus Bavarian Week and Oktoberfest in Puerto de la Cruz

34th Pinolere Crafts Fair

The biggest event of this weekend, on 30 and 31 August and 1 September is the Feria de Artesanía de Pinolere 2019 (Pinolere Crafts Fair 2019), this year into it's 34th annual edition. This three day event takes place at the Pinolere Ethnographic Museum and Park (Calle Alzados Guanches, s/n, 38310 Pinolere, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain), organized by the Pinolere Cultural Association in collaboration with the Canary Islands Government, Tenerife Island Council and the City Council of La Orotava.

This edition of the fair, which is entitled “!!OOH¡¡ LOS CUCHILLOS CANARIOS”  is dedicated to traditional Canarian knives - called naife from the English word knife - will have the participation of more than 200 artisans and craftsmen of the islands.

Free buses are available to take you to the fair. The buses depart on the hour from Avenida Sor Soledad, 20, in La Orotava, and return on the half hour from the Park.

Tickets, which can be purchased at the fair, are 2.50 euros for adults and 1.50 for children over eight years old and organized groups. Open daily 10:00 to 21:00.

Among the many activities that the fair offers, there is an exhibition "THE POPULAR DRESS of Tenerife in the 20th century", tasting of the CIDER of the municipality of El Sauzal, live workshops and numerous musical performances.

Program (in Spanish): 34ª edición de la Feria de Artesanía de Pinolere 2019

Fiestas de La Victoria de Acentejo

On Saturday 31 August 2019 is the Romería in Honour of San Isidro – part of the Fiestas Patronales en honor de Nuestra Señora de la Encarnación - in La Victoria de Acentejo. The day begins at 10:00 am with a DÍA DE LAS TRADICIONES CANARIAS (Day of Canarian Traditions) with various sports and traditions on show. Then the Romería begins at 17:00 hrs with carts, folk groups and pilgrims who will make the usual route to El Calvario. There is mass at 20:00, followed by traditional dancing and a disco.

Video: Romería en Honor San Isidro Labrador La Victoria de Acentejo 2018

Also taking place this weekend, there are:

Oktoberfest 2019 Puerto de la Cruz

Finally, Puerto de la Cruz, between 26 August and 1 September, is celebrating its 46th annual  Semana Bávara (Bavarian Week) and Oktoberfest in the Plaza de Europa on 30 and 31 August and 1 September. (Yes, we know it's not October / Octubre!)

The Honorary Consul of Germany in Tenerife, Ángel Hernández, referred to the Bavarian-Oktoberfest Week in Puerto de la Cruz as “an unique celebration with its own identity and not just a beer festival". This event, which has taken place since 1973, is the result of the relationship between the German people and the tourist destination.

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Thursday, August 29, 2019

Candidate for Junior Carnival Queen in Santa Cruz 2019 Aynara García Rodríguez



Whether looking back once more at Santa Cruz de Tenerife Carnival 2019, or forward towards Santa Cruz de Tenerife Carnival 2020 - which takes place between Friday, 21st February 2020 and Sunday, 1st March 2020 - we can't resist another look at the candidates who aspired to become carnival queens in 2019.

Ten year old Aynara García Rodríguez has a costume entitled, "¿ADIVINAS DE DÓNDE VENGO?" (Guess where I come from), designed by Santi Castro and representing Maxi Market and Tenepizza.

Aynara García Rodríguez | Gala Reina Infantil | Carnaval S/C Tenerife 2019

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Friday, August 23, 2019

Corazones de Tejina, Vilaflor Crafts Fair, Buenavista Crafts Fair, Fiestas of San Casiano in Las Galletas, Fiestas of San Bartolomé in Arico, Romería of San Agustín in Arafo, Arona Blue and Green 2019 in Playa de Las Américas, Feminine Surfing Day 2019, Edwin Rivera and Orquesta Sabrosa, Los Abrigos Beer Festival and Phe Festival 2019 in Puerto de la Cruz

Corazones de Tejina

The big event of this weekend, on Sunday 25 August 2019, is the Corazones de Tejina (Hearts of Tejina), part of the Fiestas in Honour of San Bartolomé de Tejina (events) in the town of Tejina, La Laguna, where three streets in the town compete to have the biggest and best offering. The battle of the flowers will take place in the streets of Tejina from 18:00 and at 21:00 in the Plaza of Tejina, is the XXXIII Festival Exaltación de los Corazones (33rd Festival Exaltation of the Hearts). Here's video coverage from last year.

More: The Strange and Beautiful Hearts of Tejina

Vilaflor Crafts Fair

On Saturday 24 August 2019, the town of Vilaflor holds it's annual 29ª Feria de Artesanía de Vilaflor de Chasna 2019 (29th Vilaflor Crafts Fair) - from 9:30 am until 7:30 pm in the Plaza de San Pedro.

On this occasion, approximately one hundred and fifty artisans will participate, with an extensive sample of products, including Traditional Pottery, Traditional Carpentry, Ceramics, Cane Basketry, Wicker Basketry, Palm Wickerwork, Tinsmith, Rosettes, Wood Turning, as well as more innovative crafts.

The Romería in honor of San Roque and San Agustín takes place in Vilaflor on Sunday 25 August 2019. 


Buenavista Crafts Fair

Buenavista del Norte holds it's annual Feria de Artesanía de San Bartolomé (Crafts Fair in Honour of San Bartolomé) in the Plaza de los Remedios from 10:30 am on Sunday 25 August. Around 65 artisans in different modalities will be there, with traditional crafts such as wicker basketry, pottery, as well as jewelry, felt, dressmaking, paper and cardboard.

More events this weekend include:


Phe Festival 2019

The best alternative music also has a space in Tenerife, specifically in Puerto de la Cruz, where Phe Festival will not only offer a great musical atmosphere but also different spaces for fashion, gastronomy, cinema and innovation. The key dates: August 23 and 24, when the outstanding performances will take place, featuring Depedro, We Are Scientists, The Statue Thieves, Ángel Stanich, Arizona Baby, Carolina Durante, Los Punsetes, Delaporte, Mueveloreina, Locoplaya, Cariño, GAF & la Estrella de la Muerte and DJ Amable, among others. From 17:00 hrs. Location: Explanada del Muelle de Puerto de la Cruz. Tickets.



Phe Festival 2018 | Aftermovie oficial

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Thursday, August 22, 2019

Third Maid of Honour in Santa Cruz de Tenerife 2019 Inma Afonso Darias

Inma Afonso Darias at the Carnival Main Parade Tuesday 5 March 2019

Whether looking back once more at Santa Cruz de Tenerife Carnival 2019, or forward towards Santa Cruz de Tenerife Carnival 2020 - which takes place between Friday, 21st February 2020 and Sunday, 1st March 2020 - we can't resist another look at the candidates who aspired to become carnival queens in 2019.

Inma Afonso Darias, became 3rd Maid of Honour in 2019 with a costume entitled “Llegó bailando” (Arrived Dancing), designed by Daniel Pages, representing Dimurol SL.



Inma Afonso Darias | Gala de la Reina | Carnaval S/C Tenerife 2019

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