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Friday, March 09, 2018

Sardines' Funerals and Daytime Carnivals, The Original Wailers and El Tanque Hillclimb

Daytime Carnival in Los Cristianos (Image: Tenerife Tourism Board)

This weekend you have a choice between Daytime Carnival in Los Cristianos or Daytime Carnival in Los Gigantes, both of which take place on Saturday, 10th March, after the carnival schedule in Los Gigantes had to be revised after bad weather had caused the suspension of the carnival on it's original dates. Los Cristianos also has it's Main Parade on Sunday and you can sandwich these events with a couple of sardines:

Los Gigantes Revised Carnival Events This Weekend

Friday, 9 March
7pm Velatorio - a traditional meeting or celebration of the relatives and friends of a deceased person in the hours following his death, and before the burial or cremation of the corpse - for the Sardine with musical performances with music from Old Dogs and Tío Franklin.
9pm Burial (actually, it will be a cremation) of the Sardine, followed by a fireworks display.
Midnight Widows' Ball with DJ Ray Castellano and Orchestra Arguayo Band.

Saturday, 10 March
Daytime Carnival in Los Gigantes 2018
12pm Inauguration of the Daytime Carnival with the batucada.
12pm - 2pm Kids' activities with bouncy castles and workshops.
12:30pm Performance by DJ Latino.
2pm Virginia Guantanamera with a tribute to Celia Cruz.
3:30pm Performance by group Clave de Son.
6pm Maquinaria Band
8:30pm Edwin Rivera.
10pm Groupo LD.
Midnight Finale of Daytime Carnival

Los Gigantes Carnival 2018 Revised

Los Cristianos Carnival Events This Weekend

Saturday 10 March
Daytime Carnival with two stages:
Midday Various family-oriented performances and workshops in the Plaza del Pescador (outside the Centro Cultural), Los Cristianos. National and international artists perform on the Los 40 Stage in the Carnival Enclosure (opposite the Valdés Center), Los Cristianos
5pm Carnival Costume Contest in the Plaza del Pescador (outside the Centro Cultural), Los Cristianos.
8pm VI Ruta playera (fun run) in homage to the biggest carnival songs. From the Plaza del Pescador, via the Paseo Marítimo, Plaza de la Alpispa, c/ Valle Menéndez, c/ Juan Reverón Sierra, c/ Amalia Alayón and back to the Plaza de la Pescadora, Los Cristianos
10pm Dancing to the orchestras Armonía Show and Wamampy in the Carnival Enclosure (opposite the Valdés Center), Los Cristianos
11pm Zona DJ with various local DJs in the Plaza del Pescador (outside the Centro Cultural), Los Cristianos

Sunday 11 March
11am Exhibition of vintage and classic cars in the Carnival Enclosure (opposite the Valdés Center), Los Cristianos
Midday Pets' Carnival Costume Contest in the Carnival Enclosure (opposite the Valdés Center), Los Cristianos
4pm Carnival Main Parade from Paloma Beach apartments, in the Avenida Juan Carlos I, to the Centro Cultural de Los Cristianos, after which, dancing to the orchestras Tropin and The Regueton Band in the Carnival Enclosure (opposite the Valdés Center), Los Cristianos

Monday 12 March
9pm Funeral of the Sardine from the Plaza del Pescador (Centro Cultural), to Los Cristianos beach, at the end of which Zona DJ with various local DJs in the Plaza del Pescador (outside the Centro Cultural), Los Cristianos

International Carnival Los Cristianos, Arona 2018 Programme 

The Original Wailers in Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Also on Saturday, 10th March 2018, The Original Wailers are performing at the Ocean Club, Av la Constitución, 43, 38003 Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Tickets from Ticketbell.com

El Tanque Hillclimb

And for sports fans, there's the first of this year's events from the Tenerife rally calendar 2018, the El Tanque Hillclimb on Saturday, 10th March. It's an amazing bit of road and it doesn't always go to plan, as you'll see early on in this video from the event last year.

Subida El Tanque 2017

All events are liable to change beyond our control.

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