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Even with the start of the 'new normality' on 21 June 2020, popular fiestas and most large gatherings and events are still prohibited and social distancing guidelines still in force. Dates listed on this site, therefore, are still subject to cancellation or change and we will update, where we can, when any new information is made available.

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Friday, June 22, 2018

The Midsummer Magic of San Juan

Decorating the fountains in Puerto de la Cruz. Image Puerto de la Cruz Town Hall


Enrame de Chorros

Every year on 22 June, in Puerto de la Cruz, in time for the festivities of San Juan (St John), all of the water fountains are decorated with fruit, flowers and vegetables.

Enrame de Chorros, Getting Dressed Up for Summer in Puerto de la Cruz

Hogueras de San Juan

Then on Saturday 23 June 2018 in the evening, the Noche de San Juan (Eve of St John), is celebrated all over the island, most particularly on the Playa Jardín in Puerto de La Cruz, traditionally with the hogueras (bonfires), like this from El Médano.



The Festival of San Juan dates back to pre-Christian times and marks the arrival the longest day of the year. It's celebrated all over Spain, but especially in coastal regions where people head for the beach, build bonfires and party throughout the night.

Surviving Midsummer Fiestas and the Noche de San Juan on Tenerife

Baño de las Cabras

Then if you're up early enough, or still up maybe, on the morning of Sunday 24 June 2018, at the old port in Puerto de la Cruz, watch as a multitude of not always willing goats get their annual bath in the waters of the sea. Said to be good for ridding them of fleas.

The Bizarre Bathing of the Goats in Puerto de la Cruz



Día de San Juan en el Puerto de la Cruz



Granadilla Rally

Also on Saturday 23 June 2018 with the Granadilla Rally.

Rally Villa de Granadilla 2017

All events are liable to change beyond our control.

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