Whether you have already bought your ticket to Tenerife, or you have chosen it as your next holiday destination, it is good to know in advance the most relevant events of each season, so that when you get here you know what to do. We also recommend that you follow the app's own agenda, which we update periodically with the most important events of each month.
This is undoubtedly the time of the romerías, our traditional festivities, which begin in April and are held every weekend in a different municipality on the island. With the arrival of May the Day of the Cross comes, the carpets of Corpus Christi, Mueca, one of the most important street art festivals in its field and Hydrosphere, free concerts in the coastal town of Punta del Hidalgo. Meanwhile, hiking lovers will gather at the Tenerife Walking Festival, a sporting event for those who want to enjoy our best landscapes on foot.
The bonfires of San Juan on 23 June are the official start of this season, probably everyone's favourite. In these months we can still take part in more romerías and attend different religious events, such as the procession of the Virgen del Carmen in July and the Fiestas de Candelaria on 15th August. Another essential date of this period is the Corazones de Tejina ("Hearts of Tejina"), one of the most colourful folkloric festivals in Tenerife. But summer is also synonymous with great musical events, such as the Canarias Jazz and the electronic music festivals of the south such as Green World, Sunblast or Arona Summer, and sporting events, such as the ultramarathon Tenerife Bluetrail and the windsurf world championships.
In September, although many people's holidays are over and they're back to work, there are still plenty of opportunities for a good party. We start with the Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) of La Laguna, and continue with the Medano boat procession. The icing on the cake for lovers of good music comes with the Boreal, a four-day ecofestival with free concerts, workshops, markets and food stalls. Autumn is also the time of the most important crafts fair in the Canary Islands, for example the one that takes place in Pinolere, and of cinematographic events, such as the applauded Festival de Cortos de la Orotava ("Short Film Festival of La Orotava"). This season closes with the Tablas de San Andrés, a popular festival where all participants slide down the slopes of Icod de los Vinos riding wooden boards.
This time of the year, as in almost all the world, is characterized by Christmas. Together with so many company dinners and parties with friends, we usually find a little time to visit the Christmas markets and do some last-minute shopping, before meeting on 25 December to listen to the free concert by the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra. The young ones, however, are eagerly awaiting the arrival of the Three Wise Men, who here in Tenerife descend from the sky by helicopter to bring gifts to all the children of the island. But without a doubt the most awaited event, and not only in winter, but throughout the year, is Carnaval, the highest expression of the Canarian fiesta. Thousands and thousands of people enjoy during two weeks the atmosphere that there is in the streets, all rigorously dressed up sharing good spirit and glitter.