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Tenerife in August 2019

Bird of Paradise Flower

August is packed with fiestas and romerías, the biggest event of which is the Peregrinación a Candelaria (pilgrimage) and fiestas in Candelaria, which take place on the 14 and 15 of August. The most popular part of these annual celebrations is the Ceremony of the discovery of the Virgin of Candelaria, in the Plaza outside the Basilica on 14 August from about 7:30pm.

15 August is a national public holiday for Asunción de la Virgen (Assumption).

This is quickly followed by the Romería of San Roque in Garachico, always held on 16 August and the Corazones de Tejina on 24 August.

Artisan Beer Festival & Crafts Fair in Poris de Abona (Arico)

On Saturday 3 August from 17:00 to midnight Arico is holding it's second annual Artisan Beer Festival in Poris de Abona (Arico) with live music, DJs and, of course, beers, as well as gastronomy, activities for the kids and the Feria Municipal de Artesanía (Municipal Crafts Fair).

II Feria de la Cerveza Artesanal de Arico

Güimar Summer Fest

Saturday 3 August, from 13:00 until midnight, in the Plaza de las Indias in Puertito de Güímar is the Bonchotour Dorada Güimar Summer Fest with gastronomic zone, mojitos and cocktail bar and music by Renzzo el Selector, La Maldita, Juana la Cubana, David Laurentini, Jessy la Ley and Beat Creator.

On Sunday 4 August, there is the Romería in honour of the Virgen de Nuestra Señora de La Esperanza (Our Lady of Hope) in El Rosario. According to the town hall's calendar of fiestas, this pilgrimage takes place on the first Sunday in August each year.

Fiestas in Candelaria August 2019
The fiestas in Candelaria in honour of Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria (Our Lady of Candelaria), include the Peregrinación a Candelaria (Pilgrimage to Candelaria) and the Ceremony of the discovery of the Virgin of Candelaria, in the Plaza de la Basilica on Wednesday 14 August from about 19:00.

Festival Folk Canarias

In Garachico from 9 to 11 August, the 12th Annual Festival Folk Canarias takes place. On Friday 9 August, the festival's inauguration takes place in the former Convent of San Francisco at 18:00. At 19:30 outside the Casa Piedra (alongside the main square) is a Concert of Popular Song. On Saturday 10 August events begin at midday, again outside the Casa Piedra and run through to a Folk Concert at 21:00 in the Plaza de San Roque.

And on Sunday 11 August, junior singers from 12:30 outside the Casa Piedra could make a lovely prelude to your Sunday lunch. While a Concert of Popular Music in the Plaza de San Roque at 19:00 brings an end to the festival.

Via: El Festival Folk Canarias presenta su 12ª edición en Tenerife

Sunblast Festival 2019 Headlining the Sunblast Festival 2019 - the seventh edition of this electronic music festival in Tenerife - among a lineup of around 30 confirmed artists on five stages on Saturday 10 August at Golf Costa Adeje, are Cuban hip hop band Orishas, 15:00 to 24:00.

The Tenerife PWA World Cup is taking place, between 5 and 11 August, in El Médano.

The Fiestas Alcalá 2019 includes the now famous fireworks taking place at midnight on Thursday 15 August, once more provided by Pirotecnia Hermanos Toste.

On Saturday 24 August 2019, the town of Vilaflor holds it's annual 29ª Feria de Artesanía de Vilaflor de Chasna 2019 (29th Vilaflor Crafts Fair) - from 9:30 am until 7:30 pm in the Plaza de San Pedro. On this occasion, approximately one hundred and fifty artisans will participate, with an extensive sample of products, including Traditional Pottery, Traditional Carpentry, Ceramics, Cane Basketry, Wicker Basketry, Palm Wickerwork, Tinsmith, Rosettes, Wood Turning, as well as more innovative crafts.

On Sunday 25 August 2019, is the Corazones de Tejina (Hearts of Tejina), part of the Fiestas in Honour of San Bartolomé de Tejina (events) in the town of Tejina, La Laguna, where three streets in the town compete to have the biggest and best offering. The battle of the flowers will take place in the streets of Tejina from 18:00 and at 21:00 in the Plaza of Tejina, is the XXXIII Festival Exaltación de los Corazones (33rd Festival Exaltation of the Hearts).

The Romería in honor of San Roque and San Agustín takes place in Vilaflor on Sunday 25 August 2019.

Buenavista Crafts Fair: Buenavista del Norte holds it's annual Feria de Artesanía de San Bartolomé (Crafts Fair in Honour of San Bartolomé) in the Plaza de los Remedios from 10:30 am on Sunday 25 August. Around 65 artisans in different modalities will be there, with traditional crafts such as wicker basketry, pottery, as well as jewellery, felt, dressmaking, paper and cardboard.

More events include:

Phe Festival 2019 The best alternative music also has a space in Tenerife, in Puerto de la Cruz, where Phe Festival will offer a great musical atmosphere, fashion, gastronomy, cinema and innovation. The key dates: August 23 and 24, featuring Depedro, We Are Scientists, The Statue Thieves, Ángel Stanich, Arizona Baby, Carolina Durante, Los Punsetes, Delaporte, Mueveloreina, Locoplaya, Cariño, GAF & la Estrella de la Muerte and DJ Amable, among others. From 17:00 hrs, at the Explanada del Muelle de Puerto de la Cruz.

On 30 and 31 August and 1 September the biggest event in Tenerife is the Feria de Artesanía de Pinolere 2019 (Pinolere Crafts Fair 2019), this year into it's 34th annual edition, at the Pinolere Ethnographic Museum and Park (Calle Alzados Guanches, s/n, 38310 Pinolere, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain), organized by the Pinolere Cultural Association in collaboration with the Canary Islands Government, Tenerife Island Council and the City Council of La Orotava. This edition, entitled “!!OOH¡¡ LOS CUCHILLOS CANARIOS”, is dedicated to traditional Canarian knives - called naife from the English word knife - and will have the participation of more than 200 artisans and craftsmen of the islands. Among the many activities that the fair offers, is an exhibition "THE POPULAR DRESS of Tenerife in the 20th century", tasting of the CIDER of the municipality of El Sauzal, live workshops and numerous musical performances.

On Saturday 31 August 2019 is the Romería of San Isidro – part of the Fiestas Patronales en honor de Nuestra Señora de la Encarnación in La Victoria de Acentejo. The day begins at 10:00 am with a Día De Las Tradiciones Canarias (Day of Canarian Traditions) with various sports. The Romería begins at 17:00 hrs with carts, folk groups and pilgrims who will make the usual route to El Calvario. There is mass at 20:00, followed by dancing and a disco.

Also taking place are:

Finally, Puerto de la Cruz, between 26 August and 1 September, is celebrating its 46th annual Semana Bávara (Bavarian Week) and Oktoberfest in the Plaza de Europa on 30 and 31 August and 1 September. The Honorary Consul of Germany in Tenerife, Ángel Hernández, referred to the Bavarian-Oktoberfest Week in Puerto de la Cruz as “an unique celebration with its own identity and not just a beer festival". This event, which has taken place since 1973, is the result of the relationship between the German people and the tourist destination.
The following dates are municipal holidays in the districts listed:
  • 5 August: Festival of Nuestra Señora de La Esperanza in El Roasario
  • 6 August: Festival of El Salvador in La Matanza de Acentejo
  • 16 August: Festival of San Roque in Garachico
  • 19 August: Fiestas Patronales in Fasnia
  • 19 August: Fiestas Patronales in La Guancha
  • 24 August: Festival of San Bartolomé in Buenavista de Norte
  • 26 August: Festival of San Bernardo in Arafo
  • 26 August: Festival of San Agustín y San Roque in Vilaflor
  • 31 August: Festividad Nuestra Señora de Buen Viaje in El Tanque

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