Carnival Las Palmas de Gran Canaria 2016

By 11. January 2016 Allgemein No Comments

Our Las Palmas Hostel ist the perfect base to enjoy the Carnival in Las Palmas. Most of the best events take place on Santa Catalina Square which is a 5 minutes walk away from our hostel. But thats not all: the “Carneval del Sol” even passes by just in front of our hostel! So if Ventana Azul doesnt come to Carnival, the Carnival comes to Ventana :-) (see short video at the right hand side).

We would like to present you some of the most recommendable events of one of the biggest and best Carnivals of the world. (see her list of full events)

Noche de Carnaval

The so called “Noche de Carnaval” are big & long party nights with live music that take place the following fridays and saturdays. Often they start after the biggest events. Following nights: 5th & 6th of February, Monday 8th of February, 12th and 13th, 19th and 20th of February.

Dogs Carnival

7th of February

Worth a visit and check this bizzare event of dogs disguised as Carnival Queens. Some animal lovers might hate that event others might find it funny :)

Gala de la Reina

12th of February

One of the main events of the Carnival. The “Carnival Queen” Show. Every commercial centre or other big company of the island has their own Queen and they are fight to be the number 1. The costumes are really breathtaking and its worth watching it.  After the show a big party night with live music starts in Santa Catalina Park!

Carnaval al Sol

13th of February

This is a very big and colourful parade along las Canteras promenade. So this parade passes by righ in front of our hostel! (see the video on the right side).

Gala Drag Queen

19th of February

Maybe the most funny and spectacular event of the Carnival. Man dress up as “Drag Queens” with high heals and often very crazy dresses. They dance to music and the local crow goes crazy.

Gran Cabalgata

20th of February

This is the 2nd big parade that goes through the whole city of Las Palmas. You sholud not miss this explosion of colours and good energy. Maybe the best way to forget about your hangover from yesterday :)

Entierro de la Sardina

21st of February

This is the offical end of the Las Palmas Carnival. A huge “fish-monument” is put on a boat and burned at Las Canteras Beach. After that some more last live music and drum playing goes on!


Carnaval del Sol

Dogs Carnival

Gala de la Reina

Gala Drag Queen

Gran Cabalgata