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Friday, March 04, 2016

Something for the weekend: More carnival capers and other events

Kids at Los Gigantes Carnival in 1995

Los Gigantes Carnival 2016


As previously reported, Los Gigantes Carnival that had to be postponed, for everyone's safety, because of the bad weather, is now taking place this weekend, starting with the Carnival Queen Gala tonight; kid's activities all day tomorrow; the Main Parade from 5 pm on Sunday, 6th March and the Burial of the Sardine on Monday evening.

For more details: New Dates for Los Gigantes Carnival 2016

Carnival in Buenavista del Norte


Buenavista del Norte posponed their carnival to this weekend too with the Children's Costume Parade this afternoon, Friday, 4th March, from 5 pm in the Municipal Theatre on Calle la Alhóndiga.

The Main Carnival Parade and Costume Contest in Buenavista del Norte also takes place tonight, Friday, 4th March, from 7 pm and the blurb states that it includes "all persons or groups who wish to join in", so there's your invite! There'll be music and entertainment in the Plaza Ntra. Sra. De Los Remedios.

Buenavista lays the sardine to rest quite quickly with the Burial of the Sardine taking place on Saturday, 5th March, from 8:30 pm, but to ease the pain, there'll be dancing afterwards to Orquesta Corinto and music provided by Dj Cristo Corona.

For real carnival devotees - it's a taste you may not yet have acquired - Buenavista are also holding a Murga Contest on Sunday, 6th March, from 6 pm, again in the Municipal Theatre.

Carnaval 2016 de Buenavista del Norte

Los Cristianos Carnival Kicks Off

While Los Cristianos International Carnival 2016 also kicks off this weekend, with the presentation of the candidates for Carnival Queen tonight and several events tomorrow, Saturday, 5th March, most notably the Cabalgata Anunciadora del Carnaval (Carnival Opening Parade) in Playa de Las Américas from 7 pm and the Wig Party (Fiesta del Pelucón) from 10 pm in Los Cristianos. There will be DJs, go-go dancers and Tenerife singer, Nalaya Brown, plus a couple of thousand euros in prizes to be distributed to the best (possibly meaning most outlandish) wigs.

More details: Los Cristianos International Carnival Programme 2016


But if you don't want to do carnival events, these two might be more to your taste:

Tapas and Wine Night


Playa San Juan are holding their 2nd Tapas and Wine Night on Saturday, 5th March, in and around the Avenida del Emigrante, by the fishing port. Various bars and restaurants are taking part in the initiative that has been organised by Guía de Isora town hall. Tapas will be priced at €1 or €2 and wines at €1 per glass. There will also be live music and a DJ to set the ambiance.

Noche de Tapas y Vino en Playa de San Juan

Crafts Market in San Juan de la Rambla


On Sunday, 6th March, you may like to pop along to ArteSano 2016 in San Juan de la Rambla, a happy marrige between art, craft and organic farming, in a setting recognised worldwide for the quality of its historical heritage.

Throughout the morning, local artisans will offer goods in raffia, straw, wicker, jewelry, woodwork, dolls, handmade soaps and other items on a score of stalls in the central plaza of the historic centre of the town, alongside artists offering paintings and other media, while local farmers sell their ecological harvests. You will also find food stalls selling items such as handmade pastries, as well as a Vintage section with textiles and details at competitive prices.

The Mercado ArteSano in San Juan de la Rambla is open from 10 am to 2 pm and takes place on the first Sunday of every month.

ArteSano 2016 en San Juan de la Rambla


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