Thursday, September 12, 2019

Puerto de la Cruz Summer Carnival 2019, El Sauzal Crafts Fair, Fiestas del Cristo in La Laguna, Romerías and Fiestas, New season of the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra

Puerto de la Cruz Summer Carnival 2019

For the fourth year running, Puerto de la Cruz is holding a Carnaval de Verano (Summer Carnival), on the 12, 13, 14 and 15 September. This year, without the Mascarita Ponte Tacón (Men's High Heels Marathon). The decision was made, together with the organizer of this event, Juan Pedro Hernández, better known as Lupita, to "not tarnish" a celebration that in the last two summer editions had a low participation. (It is, however, the biggest event of the winter carnival in Puerto de la Cruz, held in February / March.)

Program for Summer Carnival 2019

Events begin on Thursday, September 12 with the carnival catwalk. It will bring together the most important designers of the carnival, as well as the 9 queens of the different carnivals of Tenerife, along with the election of the first King of Carnival.

On Friday 13 events move to the Lago Martiánez, where carnival groups will animate a fun night that will have costume contests, summer dances and unusual characters.

On Saturday 14 the fiesta del flotador (pool float party) will be held that has been so successful in previous editions, this time held at Lago Martiánez.

The morning of Sunday 15 will be for the kids with the concert by Ariann, the most prominent young influencer in Spain. In the afternoon, carnival groups, together with the King and his court will parade and will put the end to this summer edition of the carnival.

Del 12 al 15 de septiembre cita con el Carnaval de Verano en el Puerto de la Cruz

El Sauzal Crafts Fair

On Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 September, the 3rd edition of the Feria Pon Artesanía En Tu Mesa (Put Handicrafts on Your Table) Crafts Fair is taking place in the Plaza de San Pedro in El Sauzal. The fair will be open from 10.00 to 21.00 hours, on Saturday and from 10.00 to 20.00 hours, on Sunday.

As in previous editions, gastronomy will be the focus of the exhibition and sale of products at this fair in which twenty artisans participate.

The Fair will be complemented with an extensive program of activities throughout the two days, among which are children's workshops, demonstrations of traditional sports, gastronomy workshops, puppets, musical performances, showcooking and tastings.

Fiestas del Cristo in La Laguna

The Fiestas in honor of the Christ of La Laguna are celebrated throughout the month of September, but this weekend sees the main days of these celebrations.

Friday 13 September sees the Día de la Tradicións (Day of Traditions), with processions of folk groups through the streets, turn into the Noche de las Tradiciones (Night of Traditions) with concerts by folk groups around various points of the city from 18:00 hrs. At 20:00 on this eve of the great day of the festivities, there is a candlelit procession through the streets of the city, leaving from the Plaza de la Concepción, along Calle Obispo Rey Redondo to the Plaza del Cristo. Groups of children carrying decorated lanterns, accompanied by musicians, who in a joyous procession enter the square to watch the dance of the traditional Caballitos de Fuego (fire horses), which now are cane structures in the form of horses decorated with paper. At midnight, there are fireworks.

On Saturday 14 September, the most important day of the fiestas, around noon, El Cristo returns to his shrine in procession. At night another procession is made. At 23:00 hrs, upon returning to the Plaza is the most important fireworks display in the municipality, in the area called El Risco, in the Montaña de San Roque. At its end, and coinciding with the entrance of the Holy Christ to its Shrine, the deafening "traca" begins. From midnight there is dancing to Edwin Rivera and the Orquestas Dinacor and Banda Loca.

More of the program for the fiestas [in Spanish] can be found here

Fiesta del Stmo. Cristo de La Laguna. 14 de septiembre de 2018

Other Romerías and fiestas taking place this weekend (follow links for programs):

Tenerife Symphony Orchestra 2019/20

The 2019-2020 season of the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra, the second with Antonio Méndez as director. Balancing the old and the new, the known with the still to be discovered is the idea upon which the nineteen concerts are based.

The season runs from September 13 to June 26.

More information and tickets from the Auditorio de Tenerife