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Tenerife Carnival Dates for 2019

Santa Cruz de Tenerife Carnival 2019

Here are the expected dates for Tenerife carnival in 2019.

Santa Cruz de Tenerife Carnival 2019

Courtesy of newspaper La Opinión de Tenerife, we bring you this Programa provisional del Carnaval de Santa Cruz de Tenerife 2019. (This was also confirmed on the official carnival website.) After the inauguration on 1 February 2019 and the numerous contests, highlighted are the events from Friday, 1 March to Sunday, 10 March 2019 once carnival takes to the streets.
  • Friday, 1st February: Inauguration of Carnival 2019
  • Thursday, 7th February: 1st Phase of the Junior Murgas Contest
  • Friday, 8th February: 2nd Phase of the Junior Murgas Contest
  • Saturday, 9th February: 3rd Phase of the Junior Murgas Contest
  • Sunday, 10th February: Festival of Choreographed Groups
  • Monday, 11th February: 1st Phase of the Adult Murga Contest
  • Tuesday, 12th February: 2nd Phase of the Adult Murga Contest
  • Wednesday, 13th February: 3rd Phase of the Adult Murga Contest
  • Friday, 15th February: Final of the Murga Contests
  • Saturday, 16th February: Contest of Musical Groups
  • Sunday, 17th February: Gala Election of the Junior Carnival Queen
  • Wednesday, 20th February: Election of the Senior Carnival Queen
  • Friday, 22nd February: Comedy Song Contest
  • Saturday, 23rd February: Comparsas Contest
  • Sunday, 24th February: Costume Contest and the Rondallas Contest
  • Tuesday, 26th February: Concert with lyrical group Los Fregolinos
  • Wednesday, 27th February: Gala Election of the Carnival Queen
  • Thursday, 28th February: Festival of the Zarzuela
  • Friday, 1st March: Opening Parade
  • Saturday, 2nd March: Rhythm and Harmony Comparsas
  • Sunday, 3rd March: Daytime Carnival
  • Monday, 4th March: Carnival Monday
  • Tuesday, 5th March: Carnival Main Parade
  • Wednesday, 6th March: Burial of the Sardine
  • Thursday, 7th March: Festival of Rondallas
  • Friday, 8th March: Children's Carnival Parade
  • Saturday, 9th March: Daytime Carnival
  • Sunday, 10th March: Exhibition and parade of vintage and classic cars, end of carnival party and carnival closes with a firework display
The theme of Santa Cruz Carnival 2019 is 'The Deep Sea'.

Puerto de la Cruz Carnival

The International Carnival of Puerto de la Cruz in 2019, will take place between Saturday, 16 February and Sunday, 10 March 2019, with the main events:
  • Thursday, February 28th, 2019 - Election of the Carnival Queen
  • Saturday, March 2nd, 2019 - Proclamatory Parade
  • Wednesday, March 6th, 2019 - Burial of the Sardine
  • Friday, March 8th, 2019 - Men's Marathon in High Heels
  • Saturday, March 9th, 2019 - Main Parade
In Puerto de la Cruz, 'Space' is the theme for carnival in 2019.

Los Gigantes Carnival

The start of carnival in Los Gigantes is usually on the Friday ten days after Shrove Tuesday. Therefore, we calculate that their carnival should start on Friday, 15th March 2019, with their main parade being held on Sunday, 17th March 2019, but will update when we get any further information.

UPDATE 16/01/19: The dates of Los Gigantes Carnival 2019 have today been confirmed as being from 15th to 23rd March 2019. Details to follow.

Los Cristianos Carnival

UPDATE: Arona Town Hall has listed the dates for carnival in Los Cristianos as 21 March to 1 April, with the Main Parade on Sunday 31 March 2019.
  • Saturday 23 March 2019 - Opening Parade (Cabalgata anunciadora) in Playa de Las Américas
  • Thursday 28 March 2019 - Election of the Carnaval Queen (Gala de Elección de la Reina)
  • Friday 29 March 2019 - Drag Queen Gala (Gala Drag)
  • Saturday 30 March 2019 - Daytime Carnival (Carnaval de día)
  • Sunday 31 March 2019 - Carnival Main Parade in Los Cristianos (Coso Apoteósico)
  • Monday 1 April 2019 - Burial of the Sardine (Entierro de la Sardina)
Los Cristianos Arona Carnival 2019

All dates are liable to change beyond our control.

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