The dates for the Carnaval Las Palmas have finally been announced and you can find a complete guide here: http://lpacarnaval.com/events?locale=en as well as on our 2011 Gran Canaria calendar here: http://www.cunningcanary.com/2011-gran-canaria-festival-calendar/
If you are thinking about booking a holiday to Gran Canaria in 2011 and you want to see the Carnaval in Las Palmas, hurry up and book your tickets. Oh, and a word of advice – the signage which is appearing all over the island has the WRONG days on it (someone can’t translate the day names between Spanish and English) so use the website instead!!
This exciting carnival (or Carnaval in Spanish) kicks off on 15th February with the Murgas Contest. This band, who performs at 8.30pm in Parque Santa Catalina, Gran Canaria, sings songs about various political and social issues in the Canary Islands. The carnival ends with the Burial of the Sardine at 9pm on 12th March on Las Canteras beach.
The Las Palmas 2011 carnival will give you a real taste of all things Canarian, as the food and drinks flow freely and a party atmosphere takes over the city.
You can stay in Playa del Ingles or Puerto Rico and travel up and down by bus or try to find a hotel in Las Palmas itself. Of course you don’t have to go to every event – just pick and choose the ones that appeal. The Carnival Queen Gala at 10pm on 25th February will be a nice event and the Drag Queen Gala is usually a hoot – that’s on the 4th March at 9pm in Parque Santa Catalina.
See you there! 😀