And the Carnivals still continue in many municipalities… But this weekend there is also a Craft Fair at The British “Holy Trinity” church on Saturday and special tickets for double decker sightseeing for residents in Las Palmas. Its the first weekend of the month so lots of the Cabildo’s museums will have open doors for free visits during this weekend. There is just so much going on we can’t possibly cover it all but here are some of our top tips… ready…? Go!
Check Gran Canaria Carnival season 2016
Carnival Costa Mogán, Plaza Negra, Arguineguin
Thursday 3 March
20:30 Drag Queen Gala
Friday 4 March
20:30 Encuentro de Murgas, the satire and ironic group performances (All Spanish Event)
Saturday 5 March
19:00 Carnival Parade, starting from el Timonel (behind Los Lomos Dos) to Calle Francisco Navarro, Calle Miguel Marrero to Calle José Manuel Santana where the floats will stop
21:30 Big Party with DJs, live performances, everyone dressed in costume and dancing into the night
Sunday 6 March
14:00 Daylight Carnival
19:30 Last rites of the Sardine
20:00 Procession starts for the Funeral of the Sardine and later fireworks
4-6 March, Las Palmas, City Sightseeing
Have you tried the double decker sightseeing tour bus yet in Las Palmas? See Las Palmas from a different point of view on the GuaGua Touristica!
The promotion is valid for the coming Friday 4th, Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th March to residents in the Canary Islands.
5-6 March, Gran Canaria
This is the first weekend of the month so museums all open for a free visits
Casa de Colón: Saturday 10:00-18:00 and Sunday 10:00-15:00.
Casa-Museo Pérez Galdós: Saturday and Sunday 10:00-18:00 Casa-Museo Tomás Morales (Moya): Saturday and Sunday 10:00-18:00
Casa-Museo Antonio Padrón (Gáldar) Saturday and Sunday, 10:00-18:00
Casa-Museo León y Castillo (Telde): Saturday and Sunday, 10:00- 18:30
Cueva Pintada Museum and Archaeological Park (Gáldar)
Saturday 10:00-18:00 and Sunday 11:00-18:00
CAAM San Antonio Abad:
Saturday 10:00-21:00 and Sunday 10:00-14:00
Friday 4 March, Fataga
Carnaval tradicional en Fataga
Traditional Carnival in the picturesque little village of Fataga on Friday
in the Plaza Pública starting at 19:00
Saturday 5 March, Las Palmas, Holy Trinity church
The British Church Craft Fair
The Craft Fair takes place in the Holy Trinity church gardens. Canarian (based) designers and artists will not only show you their work, but provide workshops so you can have a go too. Try your hand at lace-making, patchwork, painting or making your own personalised photo frame. If you are not so good with your hands, but your feet are hot to trot….well there’s an Irish dancing work shop or maybe you’d like to see what it’s like to sing in a choir..? And don’t worry, the traditional British teas, cakes, bar and international flavours from the food stalls will keep body and mind well fed so your creative juices can keep flowing! From 12:00-16:00
Saturday 5 March, La Aldea de San Nicolas
Mercado Artesano, agrícola y de complementos
The market in La Aldea from 09:30 – 14:30 on Calle Real and the surrounding area will have handicraft stalls, food and supplements, a chess exhibition, traditional music and dance, Carnival costumes and accessory workshops.
Sunday 6 March, Tunte
Carnaval tradicional en Tunte
The traditional Carnival in the Plaza Público starting at 18:00
Sunday 6 March, Parque Sur Maspalomas
Walk in the park – with Lilly Richer
Come and join an hour of stretching and exercising in the beautiful park.
Starting at 12:00
Other interesting things happening during the weekend
Saturday 05 March : Music at Pueblo Canario in Las Palmas 21:00- 23:00
4-6 March : Moda Calida Bridal collection in Parque Doramas, Las Palmas Friday 18:00-22:00, Saturday 12:00-20:00 and Sunday 12:00-18:00