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Tenerife Carnival Dates for 2024

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Searching for information on the Carnaval de Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Tenerife Carnival or Karneval Teneriffa 2024 then you've come to the right place.

ConfirmedCarnival will return to the streets on February 9, 2024 and In the mood for more party? This is the calendar of the Carnival of Santa Cruz 2024, which agrees with what we already provided below. Remember, you saw it here first! 

After the inauguration on Friday, 12 January 2024 and the contests (below), Santa Cruz de Tenerife Carnival 2024 in the streets begins on Friday, 9 February 2024, with the Opening Parade and runs through to Sunday, 18 February 2024.

  • Friday, 12th January: Inauguration of Carnival 2024
  • Thursday, 18th January: 1st Phase of the Junior Murgas Contest
  • Friday, 19th January: 2nd Phase of the Junior Murgas Contest
  • Saturday, 20th January: 3rd Phase of the Junior Murgas Contest
  • Sunday, 21st January: Festival of Choreographed Groups
  • Monday, 22nd January: 1st Phase of the Adult Murga Contest
  • Tuesday, 23rd January: 2nd Phase of the Adult Murga Contest
  • Wednesday, 24th January: 3rd Phase of the Adult Murga Contest
  • Friday, 26th January: Final of the Murga Contests
  • Saturday, 27th January: Contest of Musical Groups
  • Sunday, 28th January: Gala Election of the Junior Carnival Queen
  • Wednesday, 31st January: Gala of the Senior Carnival Queen
  • Thursday, 1st February: Comedy Song Contest
  • Saturday, 3rd February: Comparsas Contest
  • Sunday, 4th February: Costume Contest and the Rondallas Contest
  • Wednesday, 7th February: Gala Election of the Carnival Queen
  • Friday, 9th February: Opening Parade
  • Saturday, 10th February: Rhythm and Harmony Comparsas
  • Sunday, 11th February: Daytime Carnaval
  • Monday, 12th February: Carnaval Monday
  • Shrove Tuesday, 13th February: Carnival Main Parade
  • Wednesday, 14th February: Burial of the Sardine
  • Thursday, 15th February: Festival of Rondallas
  • Friday, 16th February: Children's Carnival Parade
  • Saturday, 17th February: Daytime Carnaval
  • Sunday, 18th February: Exhibition and parade of vintage and classic cars, end of carnival party and carnival closes with a firework display
Many of the events can be watched live on CarnavalTVC

The main day of carnival, we know it as Shrove Tuesday, as you see, falls on the 13th of the month. Whether this is going to be auspicious or inauspicious, I cannot say, but in Hispanic and Greek cultures, instead of Friday, it's Tuesday the 13th (Martes Trece) that's considered bad luck. We'll cross our fingers that it isn't!

Puerto de la Cruz Carnival

  • Thursday 8 February 2024 - Election of the Carnival Queen
  • Saturday 10 February 2024 - Proclamatory Parade
  • Wednesday 14 February 2024 - Burial of the Sardine
  • Friday 16 February 2024 - Mascarita Ponte Tacón
  • Saturday 17 February 2024 - Main Parade

Los Gigantes Carnival 2024

Los Gigantes Carnival

The start of carnival in Los Gigantes is usually on the Friday ten days after Shrove Tuesday, which would be on Friday 23 February 2024. Their Carnival Main Parade is usually held in the afternoon of the Sunday, which would be 25 February 2024.

Confirmed: Los Gigantes Carnival 2024 - the theme is the African Savannah - is from Friday 23 February to Sunday 3 March 2024, with the Gran Coso Apoteósico del Carnaval de Los Gigantes (Main Parade) from the La Pescadora roundabout to the Plaza Buganvilla, on Sunday, February 25, starting at 5:00 p.m.

Los Cristianos Carnival

We won't even guess when Los Cristianos carnival will be held, because, unlike others that follow a regular timetable, Arona Council does not. Once available, their dates should generally be found on the town hall's Calendario de Fiestas del Municipio (Calendar of the municipality's festivals) for the 
relevant year.

According to the Calendario de las Fiestas del Municipio de Arona 2024 (Arona Fiestas Calendar 2024), Carnival in Los Cristianos will take place between 29 Feb and 11 Mar 2024. Their Coso Apoteosis (Carnival Main Parade) is scheduled to take place on Sunday, 10 Mar 2024 (usually starts around 4pm).

UPDATE: The dates of Carnival in Los Cristianos HAVE BEEN CHANGED AGAIN. Now, according to the same Calendario de las Fiestas del Municipio de Arona 2024 (Arona Fiestas Calendar 2024), and confirmed on their poster (left) and via Arona Fiestas, will now take place from 7 Mar to 18 Mar 2024, with the Coso Apoteosis (Carnival Main Parade) scheduled for Sunday, 17 Mar 2024 (usually starts around 4pm). The theme of this carnival is LOS AÑOS 80 (The 1980's).

By not sticking to a schedule and, year after year, either not confirming dates or changing them at the very last minute, Los Cristianos (Arona) show an arrogant level of contempt for the visitors (upon whom their economy relies). 

All dates are subject to changes that are beyond our control

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