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Fiestas and large gatherings are still prohibited with social distancing and other restrictions still in force. Events listed here, therefore, are subject to cancellation or change and we will update, when and if any new information is made available.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Stephen Hawking, Brian May - full Starmus Festival III program revealed!

Stephen Hawking, Brian May

One of Tenerife’s most long-awaited festivals, Starmus Festival III, has just unveiled its events program, including the presence of leading personalities including Prof. Stephen Hawking, Dr. Brian May and many Nobel Prize winners; the launch of the Stephen Hawking Medal for Science Communication; and a ‘Sonic Universe’ concert by English artist Sarah Brightman and the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra. The Starmus Festival III will take place between 27th June and 2nd July 2016 at the Mare Nostrum Resort complex in Playa de las Américas. Roger Penrose, Richard Dawkins, Jill Tarter, Brian Eno, Brian May, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Anathema, Sarah Brightman, Hans Zimmer, May-Britt Moser, Kip Thorne, Carol Greider, Col. Chris Hadfield, Brian Greene, Professor Brian Cox and many others at ‪#‎Starmus2016‬ to pay tribute to Stephen Hawking.

Friday, May 06, 2016

Expomotor in San Isidro and much more

Expomotor in San Isidro 7th May

On Saturday, 7th May 2016, from 10am to 8pm in the area of Cho Portada, San Isidro is holding Expomotor 2016. During the event, held as part of the Fiestas de San Isidro, Mercedes Benz, Opel, Nissan, Mazda, Ford, Renault and Dacia will present their latest sports, hybrid and electric models, offering attendees special offers throughout the day. The exhibition of new vehicles will be accompanied by that of used cars, classic cars and tuned vehicles, also present will be prestige cars such as the Ferrari Testarrosa, among others.

Elsewhere, the Fiestas de Mayo 2016 de Los Realejos are still ongoing, including equestrian events from 9am on Saturday morning in La Cabezada (Icod el Alto); a Crafts Fair in the Avda. de Los Remedios from 10am on both Saturday, 7th May and Sunday, 8th May and a Canarian Folk Music Fiesta in the Plaza Viera y Clavijo from 1pm on Sunday, 8th May. 

Meanwhile, from 1pm on Saturday, 7th May through to 1am the following morning, at the industrial estate of Güímar, there is the Feria Salud y Nutrición  (Health and Nutrition Fair), with live music throughout. Around 30 stands will be offering orthopedics, orthodontics, physiotherapy, podiatry, acupuncture, aquatherapy, herbalists and natural and organic food, among others.

While the popular fiestas and romería in the district of El Calvario, in El Sauzal, in honour of the Virgen de La Piedad, offers a complete programme of recreational and religious activities. From 10pm this evening, Friday, 6th May, there's Karaoke; Saturday, 7th May from 7pm there's a Gran Paella in front of the church followed by dancing to the Malibú Band from 10pm and, on Sunday, 8th May, there are kid's activities with bouncy castles from 11am and the mass, procession and fireworks from 8pm. 

Sunday, May 01, 2016

Tenerife Fiestas in May 2016

Cruces de mayo by Jose Mesa

Sunday, May 1st is Mother's Day this year and is Día del Trabajo (Labour Day), for which there is a national public holiday (in lieu) on Monday, 2nd May. May 3rd is a public holiday in Los Realejos, Puerto de la Cruz and Santa Cruz, at municipal level.

Tuesday, 3rd May is Día de la Cruz (Day of the Cross), which is celebrated in Santa Cruz (in honour of the city’s founding), Puerto de la Cruz, La Laguna, Los Realejos (which, each year sees the annual firework battle: Europe's biggest firework display) and in Güímar with these floral crosses.

Video: Cruces-Fuegos 3 de Mayo 2015 - Los Realejos fireworks 2015 May 03


Monday, 30th May is a public holiday throughout the Canary Islands for Día de Canarias (Canary Islands Day), which remembers the anniversary of the first session of the autonomous Canary Islands Parliament, which took place on May 30th, 1983.

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