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Tenerife in August 2022

Sunlight and shadows in Garachico

August 15 for Asunción de la Virgen (Assumption of the Virgin) is a national public holiday throughout Spain and the Canary Islands. 

Candelaria Council is planning the August festivities in honour of the patron saint of the Canary Islands. With the worst of the pandemic has been left behind, it will be possible to resume the traditional Peregrinación a Candelaria (pilgrimage) on foot to the basilica. Security will be reinforced on the main days, Sunday, August 14, at 3:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. on August 15. Previously on Saturday, August 13, the members of the Local Police and Civil Protection of Candelaria will be reinforced to coincide with the beginning of the weekend. (Se refuerza la seguridad de la fiesta de Candelaria ante la alta afluencia esperada)

La Laguna hosts a new edition of 'Dreamer Market' between August 5 and 7. This event brings together 50 Canarian brands that will offer fashion, art and crafts, and is complemented by activities and gastronomy. The Camino Largo de La Laguna will be the scene of the new edition of 'Dreamer Market', an event that will be held on August 5, 6 and 7 and that will bring together 50 Canarian brands in this characteristic space of the municipality that will offer the public products as varied as fashion, accessories and natural cosmetics. Canarian creators will focus the offer of this commercial showcase in the form of a pop up store, where you can also find a wide range of music, leisure and gastronomy. 'Dreamer Market' will be held in the surroundings of the Castle of the Camino Largo. The event will begin Friday, 5th, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., and will continue on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7, from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., respectively. In addition, this proposal will include activities for the whole family.

On Sunday, 21 August 2022 from 10 am in the central Plaza de los Remedios in Buenavista del Norte come and enjoy the annual San Bartolomé Craft Fair 2022, which takes place as part of the fiestas for the town's co-patron. 

San Bartolomé, one of the twelve apostles (Bartholomew the Apostle), was the patron saint of Buenavista del Norte from 1561 to 1659, when he became co-patron along with the Virgen de Los Remedios, who acquired the patronage after fighting the devastating plague of locusts that devastated the town. His festivity was the most important for the town until the 19th century and, although it has lost relevance among the population, is still celebrated.

Saturday, 27 August 2022, head to Arafo for the Romería de San Agustín. Arafo, in the south east of the island of Tenerife, will host its traditional Pilgrimage of San Agustín, usually from 5:00 p.m. Carts, parrandas and folk groups, as well as hundreds of people, will participate. The starting point of the pilgrimage is expected to be, as usual, at the Esquina de los Carros

The Tejina - a district of San Cristóbal de La Laguna - festivities in honour of San Bartolomé begin their 2022 edition with the return to normality of all of its and main events and celebrations, such as the traditional offering of hearts to its patron saint, known as the Corazones de Tejina (The Hearts of Tejina).

On August 15th, the "Verbena de la pamela" (Dance at which participants wear picture hats) (see photos), is at 3:00 p.m. in the church square. The festival of Pamela, one of the most famous Verbenas in Tenerife. Around 6,000 people dancing while wearing their headdresses and in each edition, their designs are surpassed. This is one of the big days of these festivities.

The big day of the festivities will arrive on Sunday August 28 with the entrance of the emblematic hearts to the church square and the offering to Saint Bartholomew and, at night, the celebration of the XXXII Festival of Exaltation of the Hearts. 

The program includes, until September 4, multiple activities for all ages, musical performances, festivals and processions, among other events. "We are extremely happy to meet again," said the Councillor for Fiestas, who stressed that "the programming that has been worked on together with the Fiestas Commission will be up to the task", with the performances, among others, from “Kike Pérez, Soul Sanet, Bohemia de Lanzarote… It's going to be a return in style”.

Tejina recupera todos los actos de sus fiestas en honor a San Bartolomé

On Sunday, 28 August, 2022Vilaflor de Chasna will celebrate its patron saint festivities in honor of San Agustín and San Roque, who have great religious and cultural importance. The festivity is centred around the Plaza de San Pedro Apóstol, which will fill with music and joy.

From Friday, 26 August, 2022, popular and religious events begin, with a mass and procession, including the Danza de las Cintas, from 8 p.m. 

On Saturday, 27 August, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., is the 30th Vilaflor Craft Fair, with an extensive sample of various traditional crafts, as well as foodstuffs.

On Sunday, 28 August, from 12:30 p.m., the Romería is celebrated to close the festival where the streets are filled with Canarian music and floats full of typical dishes and wines from the area's artisans. Full program (PDF)

The neighbourhood of Charco del Pino in Granadilla de Abona celebrates its festivities in honour of its patron saint, San Luis Rey de Francia (Saint Louis King of France), with a varied program of events that includes the celebration of its traditional Romería (pilgrimage) and a night of tapas and wine.

The night of 'Tapas and Wines', takes place Friday 19 August, at the Chiñama sports centre, starting at 9:00 p.m., with wineries and restaurants in the area, and performances by the groups Chajora, Paraíso and Aparranda2. 

The traditional pilgrimage will take to the streets on Saturday, August 20, from 6:00 p.m. along the usual route with the offering to San Luis Rey by folk groups and floats. To end the day, there will be a dance enlivened by the groups Una Hora Menos, Pasión and the Sensación Gomera orchestra.

Oktoberfest returns to the Plaza de Europa in Puerto de la Cruz

From Monday the 22nd to Sunday the 28th the city celebrates Semana Bávara - Oktoberfest (Bavarian Week), the oldest beer festival in Spain. 

And Oktoberfest (yes, we know it's not October) returns to the Plaza Europa for it's 49th edition, on Friday, 26, Saturday, 27 and Sunday, 28 August. The events will begin on Monday, August 22 with concerts by the German orchestras Reinheitsgebot, Hüttenzauber and Blechbuckel, arriving from different parts of the country to share the traditional folklore of German culture and offer traditional music in the different hotels that collaborate this year and on the main streets of the city, such as Calle Iriarte, Avenida de Colón or Lago Martiánez.

La Oktoberfest convertirá a la plaza de Europa del Puerto de la Cruz en un pueblo alemán el próximo fin de semana

The major celebrations due to take place during August include the Fuegos de Alcalá (Alcalá Fireworks), which normally take place each year on August 15th, the Romería de San Roque in Garachico on 16 August and the Corazones de Tejina around 24 August. Puerto de la Cruz are also celebrating their Semana Bávara Oktoberfest (Bavarian Week) from 22 - 28 August 2022. Events of their Summer Carnival will also begin on 25 Aug 2022.

Municipal (local to that area) holidays (shop closures) in August 2022 are:
  • 6 August: Festivity of El Salvador in La Matanza
  • 8 August: Festivity of Nuestra Señora de La Esperanza in El Rosario
  • 16 August: Festivity of San Roque in Garachico
  • 22 August: Fiestas for the Town's Patrons in Fasnia and La Guancha
  • 24 August: Festivity of San Bartolomé in Buenavista del Norte
  • 29 August: Festivity of San Bernardo in Arafo
  • 29 August: Nuestra Señora de la Encarnación in La Victoria
  • 29 August: Festivity of San Agustín y San Roque in Vilaflor
  • 31 August: Festividad Nuestra Señora de Buen Viaje in El Tanque

Tenerife Land of Eternal Christmas

Sunbathing SantaDesert Island ChristmasScuba Diving SantaTropical Santa
Santa's Having a Whale of a TimeSurfing SantaWaterski SantaCamel Rodeo Santa
With a wide range of products in each design, click the pics (above) to see the full selections.