It’s carnival parade weekend in maspalomas, with mayhem abound throughout the Yumbo centre and thousands of people expected in the south to enjoy one of the main parties of the year. Here are just some of the highlights. What will you be wearing for Carnival 2016?
Check Carnival Season in Gran Canaria 2016
Friday 26 February
12:00 Rescue of the Sardine (From the charca (Maspalomas Pond) via the Maspalomas beach, all the way to the Playa del Inglés shopping centre Anexo II )
From 12:00-16:00 at Anexo II, Music and activities for kids
21:00 Tourist show at Yumbo
An evening full of entertainment, with all the winners so far and the Drag Queen candidates. Performances from the amazing Garbo’s show with singers including Gara Guerra, Virgina Trigo and presented by local British resident showgal Sally Jensen.
23:00 Party at Yumbo “Raiders of the lost flip-flops
Music stops at 04:30 and all activities at 05:00
Saturday 27 February
17:00 The Grand Carnival Parade
Expect tens of thousands of people in outlandish costumes. No need to say more. Its the BIG DAY ! Join in the fun!
21:00 Party ” Gone with the mask”
Music will stop at 04:30 and all activities at 05:00
Parade with 115 floats travelling through Avenidas Gran Canaria and Tirajana and finally stopping the floats at Avenida touroperador Tui in front of the old water park.
Sunday 28 February, at the shopping centre Anexo II in Playa del Inglés
14:00 Beach Carnival
20:00 Reading of the Sardines last will
20:30 Funeral of the Sardine, fireworks
Mogán barrios Carnivals
Mogán is celebrating neighbourhood Carnivals and getting in to the festive mood by music and dance performances during the weekend and on Monday, before the main Carnival of Costa Mogán starts on 1 of March
Friday 26 February, Motor Grande, Puerto Rico
17:00 Children’s costume party. Carnival hot chocolate and tortillas, makeup workshop, costumes parade and disco with animation.
Saturday 27 February, Veneguera
21:30 rope dancing with Veneguera Parranda in Sociocultural Hall and then party at the town square.
Sunday 28 February, Playa de Amadores
11:30 Festivities with Samba drum group Da Ihla Drum Group and Aragüimé troupe. Music, drums and dancing
Sunday 28 February, Puerto Rico Beach
13:00 The Samba drum group Da Ihla and Aragüimé troupe. Music, drums and dancing
Monday 29 February, Puerto Rico Shopping center
20:00 The Samba drum group Da Ihla and Aragüimé troupe. Music, drums and dancing
Sunday 28 February, Teror
Mercadillo de Teror
The surroundings of the Basilica del Pino are transformed each Sunday by the weekly market, one of the oldest street markets on the island with two centuries of history. Typical local products such as sausage, black pudding, sweets, cheese and bread, religious items, textile, handicrafts, etc. Sunday market in Teror in Plaza de Sintes. 09:00-15:00
Sunday 28 February, San Fernando
Rastro Second hand market & Farmers market
The Sunday must for all previously-owned-item lovers. The second hand rastro market, where you’ll find brick-a-brack and so much more. This Sunday joined by the local farmers market.
Go early to find the best bargains !
Sunday 28 February, Parque Sur, Maspalomas
A Walk in a park with Lilly Rikhter
Come and join a free hour of stretching and work out. At noon in Maspalomas Parque Sur, next to the climbing wall.