These are the confirmed dates so far for carnival 2018 in Lanzarote. We’ll add the dates as each municipality informs us.


The party starts in the capital from the 2nd to 14th February 2018. Voting has opened from the 3rd to 17th July 2017 for the theme, there are 4 choices:

1: Carnaval Caribeño

Caribbean – this theme is based on five great celebrations of the most picturesque Carnivals of the Caribbean: Trinidad, Curacao, Barbados, Dominican Republic and Jamaica.

2: Un Carnaval Encantado

Enchanted / Fantasy Forest – theme based on a fantasy forest, located on an island, full of wonderful beings, giant trees, colorful bears, in which fairies and mythological beings live.

3: Carnaval Veneciano

Venetian  – the carnival of Venice began from the tradition when the nobility disguised themselves to go out and mingle with the people. Since then the masks used to hide their identity are the most important element of the carnival.

4: Carnaval Manriqueño

Theme focused on the artistic work of César Manrique.

Visit to cast your vote.

Update: Carnaval Encantado was the winning theme for Arrecife’s carnival in 2018.

The council have opened a competition to design the poster, entries should be submitted before the 12th January 2018. The rules & details can be found on the council website.

The main carnival parade will be held on Monday 12th February 2018, and the burial of the sardine parade on Wednesday 14th February 2018.

Puerto del Carmen

The dates have also been published for the holiday resort of Puerto del Carmen, their carnival will be celebrated from the 15th to 18th February 2018.

The parade along the Avenida de Las Playas will be held on Saturday 17th February 2018.


The carnival will be celebrated from the 22nd to 25th February 2018. A vote has opened for the theme with categories of Venetian, Medieval or Egyptian to choose from before the 11th December 2017 on the Ayuntamiento de Haria website.

Costa Teguise

The Ayuntamiento of Teguise have announced a competition for the carnival poster in 2018, the poster competition is open to creators & designers aged over 18 years old, and closes on the 1st December 2017.

The theme is the Medieval Era (including knights, squires, courtesans, kings, queens, princesses, princes, conquerors, witches & pirates), and it will be celebrated on the first weekend of March 2018. The procession will take place in Costa Teguise on Saturday 3rd March 2018.

Playa Blanca

The Ayuntamiento of Yaiza have confirmed the carnival dates for the holiday resort of Playa Blanca, which will be celebrated from the 9th to 11th March 2018.

The theme for Playa Blanca carnival in 2018 is Rock and Roll. Yaiza council have launched a poster competition, designs must be submitted before the 9th January 2018. The winner will receive €1000 prize money and second place €400.


La Graciosa

The island of La Graciosa will be celebrating their carnival on Saturday 17th March 2018.

We’ll continue to add more carnival information to this page, as the various themes & dates are announced.

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