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Tenerife in October 2023

Grapes in the Ycoden-Daute-Isora Wine Region, the most ancient wine region in Spain.

There is one public holiday this month on October 12 for the Fiesta Nacional de España (National Day of Spain), also known as Día de la Hispanidad.

The Tenerife fire forces the Pinolere Fair to be postponed again: new dates will be announced. The much awaited Feria de Artesanía de Pinolere (Pinolere Craft Fair), this year in its 38th Edition that had to be posponed because of the forest fire, will now take place on 6, 7 & 8 October 2023 at the Museo y Parque Etnográfico Pinolere (Pinolere Museum and Ethnographic Park) in the Valle de la Orotava, Calle Alzados Guanches, s/n, 38310 Pinolere, Santa Cruz de Tenerife. 170 artisans from all over the Archipelago will participate in the fair that fuses art, tradition and design. This year's theme pays homage to the Craftsmen Builders of Timples of the Canary Islands, but also features artisans and ancestral customs in Pottery – Embroidery – Fretwork – Carpentry – Ceramics – Chandeliers – Wicker baskets – Cosmetics – Cutlery – Fabric decoration – Binding – Enamel – Canarian art and design – Felt – Crochet – Musical instruments – Soap making – Cages – Jewellery – Toys – Macramé – Leather goods – Miniaturist – Modelling – Dressmaking – Dolls – Goldsmithing – Paper and cardboard – Cigars – Recycling materials – Weaving – Wood turning – Traditional costumes – Stained glass window – Shoe store – Bag shop.

La Librea de Valle Guerra - which includes a re-enactment of the naval battle of Lepanto - is held once a year on the Saturday nearest to 7 October (the 7th is a Sat in 2023) in Valle de GuerraSan Cristóbal de La Laguna.

Around October 25th, Buenavista del Norte celebrates it’s main annual fiestas around the central plaza of the town, with a calendar of events in honour of the town’s patron, Nuestra Señora de los Remedios (Our Lady of the Remedies), who is supposed to have seen off a plague of locusts that devastated the area in 1659.

The Fiestas Patronales Ntra. Sra. de la Encarnación y Santa Úrsula in Adeje includes a Romería celebrated in the Calle Grande in honour of the patrons of Adeje: Santa Úrsula, the Virgen de la Encarnación and San Sebastián. Residents and visitors come together on the second or third Sunday of the month of October to partake in Canarian folklore and gastronomy.

The the Feria de la Almendra (Almond Fair), known as La Gran Majada, in AripeGuía de Isora is said to take place around the end of October.

It's not The Walking Dead, but zombies will invade La Laguna
The historic centre of La Laguna will host the celebration of a new edition of the Zombie Walk, on Tuesday, 31 October 2023 a fun event aimed at audiences of all ages.

As part of All Saints' Eve, Halloween, the Plaza del Adelantado will host the free makeup tents, open to the public from 5:00 p.m. to convert anyone who wants to participate in the fourth edition of the Zombie Walk into zombies, or "living dead" popularized by cinema, television, comics and fantasy literature. (You can also participate dressed in costume and make up from home.) The Plaza will be the starting point of the “zombie march”, which begins at 8:00 p.m. with a route towards the Plaza de la Concepción, through Calle Obispo Rey Redondo and back to the starting point on Calle Herradores. After the parade, prizes will be awarded in the Plaza del Adelantado.

Municipal holidays in October in Tenerife:
  • 2 Oct: Festividad del Santísimo Cristo de la Salud in Arona
  • 9 Oct: Festividad de Santa Úrsula in Adeje
  • 16 Oct: Festividad del Santísimo Cristo del Calvario in El Tanque
  • 21 Oct: Festividad de Santa Úrsula in Santa Úrsula
  • 25 Oct: Nuestra Señora de Los Remedios in Buenavista del Norte
  • 7 Oct: Tamaimo Hill Climb
  • 14 Oct: Isla Tenerife Rally
  • 21 Oct: San Miguel Hill Climb
  • 28 Oct: Historic Tenerife Rally
Romerías in October include:
  • Romería in Honour of Santa Úrsula – Adeje (date to be confirmed)

The fiestas listed as being celebrated in October include:

  • Cristo de la Salud & Ntra. Sra. del Rosario 1st Sunday in Arona
  • Nuestra Señora de la Encarnación 2nd or 3rd Sunday, in Adeje
  • Nuestra Señora de los Remedios on 24th in Buenavista del Norte
  • Nuestra Señora del Rosario around 7 October in El Rosario
  • Nuestra Señora de los Dolores, 2nd Sunday of October in Las Rosas, Lomo Pelado and Las Barreras in El Rosario
  • Fiestas of Cristo del Calvario around 15 to 20 October in El Tanque
  • Nuestra Señora del Rosario 2nd week of October in Fasnia
  • Fiesta de la Misericordia around 5th in Garachico
  • San Francisco de Asís in El Desierto, Granadilla on 4th October
  • Nuestra Señora del Pilar in Chimiche, Granadilla on 12th October
  • Fiestas of El Picacho in El Médano, Granadilla 28th October
  • Virgen del Pilar, 12 October in Las Lajas, Icod de Los Vinos
  • San Nicolás y Virgen del Rosario, 23rd in La Vega, Icod de Los Vinos
  • Octava del Cristo, last Sunday in El Calvario, Icod de Los Vinos
  • San Lucas, Second half of October in Las Cucharas, La Guancha
  • Nuestra Señora de la Esperanza, 22 - 24 October in La Guancha
  • Nuestra Señora del Rosario, Third week of October in La Guancha
  • La Librea, October in Valle de Guerra, La Laguna
  • La Milagrosa: October in Erjos, Los Silos
  • El Rosario in La Rambla and San José, San Juan de la Rambla
  • Cristo de la Villa 2nd week of October in San Juan de la Rambla
  • San Esteban 2nd half of October in Las Zocas, San Miguel de Abona
  • Fiestas Patronales of Santa Úrsula Mártir on 21st in Santa Úrsula
  • Ntra. Señora del Pilar 12 October in Las Manchas, Santiago del Teide
  • Ntra. Señora de El Rosario, 1st week of October, Las Lajas, Tacoronte
  • Ntra. Sra. del Pilar 12 October in of La Escalona, Vilaflor de Chasna
In most cases any date(s) listed will be the dates of the 'observation' of the fiesta. Any events may take place around those dates. Further information should be sought from the respective town halls and via their social media.

Tenerife Land of Eternal Christmas

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