Wednesday, June 01, 2022

The major festivals return to the Historic Villa of Granadilla de Abona in 2022

San Antonio de Padua Church

The celebrations begin to recover the normality lost as a result of the pandemic and with an extensive program of events for the whole family that has been presented by the mayor, José Domingo Regalado, and the Councilor for Culture and Festivals, Eudita Mendoza.

José Domingo Regalado highlighted that “the heart of the Historic Villa beats again with its festivities, an unmissable event that will once again flood the town with color and joy," after the difficult situation experienced by the health crisis. He asserted that a wide variety of activities for the whole family have been organized with great care. He thanked the work and dedication of many hands that collaborate so that this popular event resumes and grows, and invited the population to join in.

The grand gala for the election of the queen of the fiestas is on Friday, June 3, and will take place from 9:00 p.m., in Parque de Los Hinojeros (Los Hinojoros Park), with performances by comedians Kike Pérez and Aarón Gómez, the Añate Cultural Association and the singer Soraya Arnelas, as well as Kuliquitacas del Sur and Legacy Dance.

Highlighted are events with Canarian traditions, with the XXXII Canarian Craft and Gastronomy Fair on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 June, in the Plaza de San Antonio de Padua. The XLIV Pilgrimage in honor of San Antonio de Padua will take to the streets again on Sunday, June 5, after mass sung by the Parranda Chasnera, touring the main streets and ending in Parque de Los Hinojeros, where there will then be a party with the orchestras, Tropin, Wamampy, Sensación Gomera and the group 'Una hora menos'.

Music will once again take centre stage with the Ocho Orillas Festival on Saturday, June 4, with the participation of soloists Claudia Álamo, Luis Morera, Aarón Morales, Chago Melián, Isabel Padrón, Domingo 'El Colorao', Ciro Corujo and Almudena Hernandez. The multidisciplinary show 'Jazz, Wine and Poetry' is on Thursday, June 9; the Loka Urban Party, on Friday, June 10, with performances by Dj Zzoilo, Fabio, Dj Valdi, Elilluminari, Katty Mk, Yovinand Music and Mike Godlman, and a concert by the music band of the José Reyes Martín Cultural Society, on Saturday June 11, at the Casino XI de Junio, with the guest band from San Juan de la Rambla, the Alcaraván Artistic Association. That same day, starting at 10:00 p.m., there will be a concert by Manny Manuel and the La Sabrosa orchestra, ending with the ‘Maquinaria Band’ orchestra. The festivities will say goodbye until next year with a concert in honor of San Antonio de Padua, by Los Sabandeños, on Monday, June 13, at Los Hinojoros Park.