What's on in Gran Canaria and Las Palmas
Jan - Feb (Annual)
Canary Islands Festival
Auditorio Alfredo Kraus, Las Palmas
First held in 1985, this long running annual festival brings a taste of classical music to the Canary Islands. Setup to celebrate the birthdays of three of the most amazing classical artists; Handel, Bach & Scarlatti, this festival attracts audiences from many countries each year.
Find more information on the official website - Canary Islands Music Festival.
Canary Islands Rally
Attracting professional & amature drivers from a range of international locations, this two day rally takes competitors across the island of Gran Canaria covering almost 505 miles. Huge crowds of spectators flock to the route to watch the cars whizz past at high speed.
Find more information on the official website - Canary Islands Rally.
Las Palmas Carnival
A long standing tradition on the island, this carnival takes place in the three weeks leading up to the religious festival of Lent. One of the highlights of the festival is the now famous Drag Queen Day where flamboyant drag queens entertain the crowds with a song or their choice whilst dressed in outrageous costumes.
Find more information on the official website - Las Palmas Carnival.
Nov - Dec (Annual)
Atlantic Rally for Cruisers
Every year the largest trans-ocean sailing event in the world begins in the beautiful warm waters of Las Palmas, Gran Canaria ending up in Rodney Bay Marina on the Caribbean island of St Lucia. Taking anything from 14 days to 21 days, this world renowned sailing event attracts many participants and spectators from across the globe.
Find more information on the official website - Atlantic Rally for Cruisers.
WOMAD (World of Music, Arts and Dance)
Parque de Santa Catalina, Las Palmas
Just ten minutes from the beach, this music festival offers a range of eclectic concerts, global market and music workshops. Don't miss the childrens parade on Sunday afternoon.
Find more information on the official website - WOMAD.
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