Put on your best costume, the Fuerteventura´s fantastic carnival is about to start
In February, and related to the Lent´s celebration, the Canary People threw themselves into the Carnival, one of the most popular ones in Europe. A magical event, full of fun, energy, creativity, music and colour.
During these days, people are filled with fun and festive atmosphere leaving their shyness behind and showing their happy and participative personality.
Some of the most important Carnival Events are the following:
- Queen Gala. It is a gala night where the candidates wear spectacular dresses that have been designed as authentic artworks. We will be able to see them again during the Parade.
- Murgas Contest. Both the infant and adult murgas, fight to improve their songs, dresses, etc. and the comparsas dance to the rhythm of drums and whistles.
- Parade. This is a street party where hundreds of people enjoy the Carnival thanks to not only the music but also the dance of murgas and comparsas that liven up the party until the sunrise.
The costume contests, the Drag Queen Gala, the Fireworks and the sardine´s funeral among others, complement this unique party. If you come to the capital, please do not miss the popular Achipencos´ regata and the traditional Arretrankos´ race. Laughs are guaranteed here!
Please find below the main carnaval events:
Borough of La Oliva
Dates: From the 13 – 22 March 2015
Where: Fairground, Corralejo.
Borough of Puerto del Rosario
Dates: From the 7 – 22 February 2015
Where: Fairground, Puerto del Rosario.
Borough of Antigua
Dates: From the 5 – 14 February 2015
Where: City centre square (Antigua) and fairground (Caleta de Fuste.)
Borough of Betancuria
Dates: From the 21 – 28 February 2015
Where: City centre square, Betancuria.
Borough of Tuineje
Dates: From the 5 – 15 March 2015
Where: Fairground, Gran Tarajal.
Borough of Pájara
Dates: From the 5 – 21 March 2015 (5th March in, 6th March in La Lajita, 7th March in Pájara and from the 13 – 21 March in Morro Jable.)
Where: Fairground, Morro Jable.
We are proud of sharing this party with our visitors and we encourage them to enjoy the funniest party of the year.