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Tenerife 2015 events

Fiesta de Los Reyes (Epiphany)

Date (To be confirmed):
January 2015 (Eve of the Epiphany)

The Feast of the Epiphany is celebrated across Spain and other Latino count ......

The Feast of the Epiphany is celebrated across Spain and other Latino countries. It is the day the Three Kings brought their gifts to the baby Jesus, and it's also the day Spanish youngsters get their Christmas presents. On Tenerife the Kings (Los Reyes) arrive in towns and cities on the evening of January 5 – some on camels, some in boats and some by helicopter – and the following day they parade through the streets showering crowds with candy. The best parades are in La Orotava, Garachico and Puerto de la Cruz.

Event cost:

Free

Category:
Religion

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Tenerife Carnival

Date :
15 February 2015 - 26 February 2015

Tenerife's biggest fiesta, the annual Santa Cruz Carnival sees colourful pa ......

Tenerife's biggest fiesta, the annual Santa Cruz Carnival sees colourful parades and thousands of revellers taking to the streets to dance until dawn. Featuring a cremation service for a giant sardine, men in drag, and costumes so heavy they're mounted on wheels, this politically incorrect festival sees hedonistic mayhem every night for a week. A slightly more intimate but equally surreal carnival takes place in Puerto de la Cruz at the same time, while smaller events run in towns across the north.

Venue:
Santa Cruz

Event cost:

Free

Category:
Entertainment

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Romeria De San Marcos

Date :
26 April 2015 - 28 April 2014

This festival, held in charming Tegueste, is a colourful harvest festival i ......

This festival, held in charming Tegueste, is a colourful harvest festival in celebration of the town’s patron saint. Thousands of revellers dress in traditional costumes to honour St. Mark the Evangelist, while colourful floats are paraded down the village streets, drawn by oxen. Participants liberally dispense potatoes, hard boiled eggs, barbecued meat and wine to onlookers.

Event cost:

Free

Category:
Spectacle

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Feast of Corpus Christi

Date (To be confirmed):
June 2015 (Thursday after Trinity Sunday)

During this vibrant festival, the streets of La Orotava are decorated in co ......

During this vibrant festival, the streets of La Orotava are decorated in colourful carpets made from flower petals and volcanic sands. The centrepiece of the work is an 800sqm (8,611sqft) tapestry, which covers the plaza in front of La Orotava's town hall and is made out of multi-coloured sand from Teide National Park. The whole day has a carnival atmosphere and in the evening, the Corpus Christi procession walks over the carpets and destroys them.

Venue:
La Orotava

Event cost:

Free

Category:
Spectacle

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Fiesta de San Juan (Midsummer's Eve)

Date (To be confirmed):
June 2015 (Midsummer's Eve)

The celebration of the summer solstice has been taking place since before t ......

The celebration of the summer solstice has been taking place since before the Spanish conquest. This time of magic, change and rebirth is celebrated heartily in towns across the north; bonfires are lit on the night of June 23 before residents head to the beach for a midnight dip. The biggest party is in Puerto de la Cruz, where thousands take to Playa Jardín to light bonfires, picnic and party to live music until the early hours.

Event cost:

Free

Category:
Culture

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Fiesta de San Juan (Midsummer's Day)

Date (To be confirmed):
June 2015 (Midsummer's Morning)

Following the bonfires and parties of the night before, at first light loca ......

Following the bonfires and parties of the night before, at first light local goatherds take their flock to the harbour in Puerto de la Cruz to bathe them in the sea – the water at San Juan is believed to ensure the animals' health and improve milk yields. Witnessing this bathing ritual – watching thousands of goats being carried, kicking and screaming to the sea – is one of the oddest spectacles in the fiesta calendar.

Venue:
Harbour, Puerto de la Cruz

Event cost:

Free

Category:
Culture

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Santa Blues

Date (To be confirmed):
July 2015

Top blues artists from the Europe and the USA perform at a free concert out ......

Top blues artists from the Europe and the USA perform at a free concert outside Iglesia de la Concepción in Santa Cruz. Artists such as Robert Cray, Andy J Forest, The Deans and The Delta Saints fill the hot city night with cool sounds until midnight, when music fans head to the bars of the Noria District to continue the party.

Venue:
Plaza de la Iglesia

Event cost:

Free

Category:
Music

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Perseid Meteor Shower

Date (To be confirmed):
August 2015

The annual Perseid Meteor Shower is a beautiful natural spectacle where sho ......

The annual Perseid Meteor Shower is a beautiful natural spectacle where shooting stars zip through the sky. Mount Teide, where there is minimal light pollution, makes for a great viewing point to witness this phenomenon.

Venue:
Teide National Park

Event cost:

Free

Category:
Nature & Wildlife

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Fiesta de Los Corazones de Tejina (Hearts of Tejina)

Date (To be confirmed):
August 2015

This fiesta is one of Tenerife's quirkiest. Residents of three streets in T ......

This fiesta is one of Tenerife's quirkiest. Residents of three streets in Tejina compete to create the most spectacular hearts and then taunt each other's results. The hearts are constructed on beech frames and consist of fruits and flowers adorned with three dimensional pastry tarts depicting local crafts such as carpentry. The hearts weight almost 800kg and are raised outside the church amidst song, dance, poetry and much carousing.

Venue:
La Laguna

Event cost:

Free

Category:
Spectacle

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Festival Of San Andres

Date (To be confirmed):
November 2015 (Eve of San Andres)

On the eve of San Andres, the first wines of the new season are ready and t ......

On the eve of San Andres, the first wines of the new season are ready and the harbour of Puerto de la Cruz holds a wine and food fair to celebrate. Producers from local vineyards open their wines for trying and buying, while food kiosks provide roasted chestnuts and barbecued pork kebabs (pinchos). In Icod de Los Vinos teenagers careen down the steep streets on greased boards at breakneck speed to emulate the sound of the wine barrels being rolled to the sea to be washed.

Venue:
Puerto de la Cruz

Event cost:

Free

Category:
Culture

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