Carnival of Las Palmas

Carnaval de Las Palmas

Carnaval de Las Palmas

Carnival of Las Palmas – just before Lent, Carnival is celebrated throughout the Canary Islands, including Las Palmas (which has the largest one within these islands). During the Carnival period, there are not only parades, but also galas (including the Drag Queen Gala).


The different performances by buskers and shows are distributed across the city. The main event of the carnival in Las Palmas is located in the Parque Santa Catalina. The inhabitants of Gran Canaria and Las Palmas take still flocking participate in the festivities. Very important for the existence of carnival is the Grand Parade (Gran Cabalgata), Los Mogollones and Burial of the Sardine (Entierro de la Sardina).


The Grand Parade takes place every year on the Saturday after the conclusion of the two Galas. About 200 000 people visit the Grand Carnival Parade through the streets of Las Palmas. he parade is about 7 km from the Castillo de la Luz along Parque San Telmo through the city the heart of the carnival along Parque Santa Catalina to Teatro Perez Galdos. For more info, see the Carnival’s website: