Fiesta San Ginés, in August,  is the capital’s big fiesta of the year, and as you can imagine, it’s a fabulous party with an amazing atmosphere. Best of all, it lasts two weeks, with something exciting happening almost every day.

The fun fair will be there, close to The Cabildo building and the Grand Finale is always a huge party on the beach with live music and fireworks.

Fiesta San Ginés is the fiesta for the Patron Saint of the capital of Lanzarote.

Fiesta San Ginés Programme August 2019

The annual festivities in the capital of the island will take place this year from the 14th to the 25th of August.

Arrecife’s Fiestas de San Ginés were declared of National Touristic Interest back in 1965 and this year’s poster has been designed by Fran Rodríguez.

PROGRAMME:

Wednesday 14th
18h Parade announcing the Fiestas with entertaintment by La Charanga Los Gruñones from “Las cuatro esquinas” in Calle Real to the Townhall.

19h Pregón (opening speech) by Carlos Manrique Cabrera at the Plenary Room of the Townhall. Followed by the concert “Íntimo” by Besay Pérez at the Recova Municipal.

Thursday 15th
12h Concert by singer Huey Dunbar at Charco de San Ginés.

19:30h XXII Gathering of Elderly People with the performance of the Orquesta Los Jarvac at Parque José Ramírez.

21h Performance by folkloric music band Teguey at Charco de San Ginés.

22:30h Performance by Parranda El Golpito at Charco de San Ginés.

Friday 16th
From 16:30h to 21h “Urban Summer Fest San Ginés 2019” Rap/Trap Festival at the marquee in Parque Temático, including the Battle Rap’s first and second phase, playoff and performances by:
Akordes
Mc Boss
18h Drawing contest at Casa del Miedo.

21h Folklore Festival “Ciudad de Arrecife at Charco de San Ginés with the performances of the folklore bands:
Argones from Gran Canaria
Maxorata from Fuerteventura
Guaguime
Coros y Danzas Arrecife

Saturday 17th
From 10h to 19h Bouncy castles at the Playa del Reducto (area Punta del Camello)
Giant slide
Treble slide
Palm tree slide
10h Parade of the bands participating on the Folklore Festival departing from “Las cuatro esquinas” to the “Boca del muelle”. Followed by an offering to the Apostle Saint Ginés.

13h Gathering of ribbon in Jolateros (tin boats) at Charco de San Ginés.

13h Gathering of Urban Sketchers at Charco de San Ginés.

14h Jolateros (tin boats) regatta at Charco de San Ginés.

From 16:30h to 24h “Urban Summer Fest San Ginés 2019” Rap/Trap Festival at the marquee in Parque Temático, including the Battle Rap’s semifinal and final phase and performances by:
Nielo
Damaco
Og Gara
19h “ModArrecife” Catlwak at Recova Municipal.

21h Tradicional Canarian Music and Dance Festival at Charco de San Ginés with the performances by the bands:
Tintillo
Acatife
Achamán

Sunday 18th
From 10h to 18:30h
Bouncy castles at the Playa del Reducto (area Punta del Camello)
Giant slide
Treble slide
Palm tree slide
10h Bycicle ride departing from Casa del Miedo to Marina Colón

12h Gathering of ribbons in bycicle at Charco de San Ginés.

18h Blind Chalana Regatta, departing from the former Parador Nacional de Turismo at Parque José Ramírez Cerdá and finishing up at Charco de San Ginés.

19h II Candil Dance at Recova Municipal with the perfomances of the folklore groups:
La Peña
Rubicón
La Gran Aldea
Guaguime
Coros y Danzas Arrecife
Los Buches
20h Children’s event by Mago Tomás from Got Talen and Lerie Suárez at the marquee in Parque Marítimo.

Monday 19th
17h XVI Bola Canaria Tournament at the Federación Insular de bola canaria y petanca de Lanzarote on Calle Manolo Millares, 110.

18:30h Traditional games and piñata at Charco de San Ginés.

20h Funky Night with the performance of Funk Five and Zalon Thompson at Charco de San Ginés.

Tuesday 20th
17h XVI Bola Canaria Tournament at the Federación Insular de bola canaria y petanca de Lanzarote on Calle Manolo Millares, 110.

From 18h Family Day at the Funfair, children’s rides at €1 and adult rides at €2.

21h Tribute to Joaquín Sabina “500 Noches Sabina en las venas” at Charco de San Ginés.

Wednesday 21st
17h XVI Bola Canaria Tournament at the Federación Insular de bola canaria y petanca de Lanzarote on Calle Manolo Millares, 110.

20:30h Concert by singer Lucrecia with her children’s show at the marquee in Parque Marítimo.

21:30h Summer Cinema at Playa del Reducto showing Steven Spilberg’s Ready Player One.

Thursday 22nd
20:30h Polka Night at Charco de San Ginés with the performances of Parranda Pal Porrón and the soloists Marcos Hormiga Tazirga (Tata) García, Domingo El Cuco, Yurena Cubas, Expedito Suárez, Eduardo Duque and Valentín Fernández.

21h Humor Nigh with Kike Pérez and Aarón Gómez at the marquee in Parque Marítimo.

Friday 23rd
From 19h to 24h DJ Party for young people at the marquee in Parque Marítimo with the performances from Lanzarote, Fabrizio Salgado from Tenerife, Pedro Cabrera from Fuerteventura and El Gallinero de Rih Gubaly from Gran Canaria.

20h Final of the XVII Envite (card game) Championship at the headquarters of the Murga “Los Intoxicados” on Calle Barcelona in Valterra.

21:30h XXX Campesino Festival with the performances of Los Campesinos and the show “Canarias: vino al mundo” at Charco de San Ginés.

Saturday 24th
From 11h to 19h Family Party at Playa del Reducto with:
– Bouncy castles: human table football, giant swimming pool, water bouncy castle
– Foam cannon
– Music group

21h Summer Cinema at Playa del Reducto showing Brad Bird’s Los Increíbles 2.

21h XXXI Habaneras Gathering and sea music “Braulio de León” with the performances of the bands Habaneras Blau Mediterra and the Folkloric Group Coros y Danzas Arrecife at Charco de San Ginés.

23h Concer by Aseres at Charco de San Ginés.

Sunday 25th
12h Trophy Ceremony of the Fiestas de San Ginés 2019 at Charco de San Ginés by the Casa del Miedo.

21h Concert by Morat at Playa del Reducto.

23h Fireworks from the Parque Marítimo.

23:30h Parrandas Night at Parque Temático with the performances of the parrandas:
– Alcogida from Fuerteventura and
– Los Salineros de la Hora

RELIGIOUS ACTS
From Monday 19th to Friday 23rd at 12h the bells will be tolled manually by the group of volunteers at the Parrish.

At 19:30h there will be the solemn QUINARY to the Patron Saint of Arrecife. Each day it will be presided and preached by a different priest:
Father José Antonio Socorro Valido
Father Francisco Javier López López
Father Juan Carlos Medina Medina
Father Ángel Portela Pérez
Father Sebastián Wydrowski
After the QUINARY every day, the hymn will be sang to the Patron Saint.

Saturday 17th
10h Musical Offering to the Patron Saint, with the performance of the folklore bands at the Boca del Muelle next to the Puente de las Bolas.

12h Manual tolling of the bells.

Sunday 25th

Main Day of the Patron Fiestas.
11h Solemn Eucharist. Presided and preaching by Monsignor Ángel Francisco Caraballo Fermín, titular Bishop of the diocese of Cabimas in Venezuela.

During the musical part the Canarian Mass by Luis Prieto will be interpreted by the Coral Arrecife with instrumental collaboration.

Followed by the Grand Procession through the streets of the city with the venerated image of Bishop Saint Ginés, accompanied by the music band.

Monday 26th
19:30h Eucharist for the eternal rest of our death ones.

EVENTS OUT OF PROGRAMME
SPORT EVENTS

CHESS
1. CHILDREN’S CHESS SUMMER CAMP
From the 19th to the 22nd, from 10h to 13h at Playa del Reducto
23rd from 10h to 18h at Real Club Náutico.

2. I CHESS BLITZ “HOTEL LANCELOT PLAYA”
23rd at 18:30h at the Hotel Lancelot

3. V CANARIAS ACTIVE CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP “TROFEO CIUDAD DE ARRECIFE”
24th and 25th at 11h at Real Club Náuticoç
25th at 14h Award Ceremony.

HANDBALL
1. BEACH HANDBALL TOURNAMENT
17th from 10h to 21h
18th from 9h to 17h
at Playa del Reducto.

2. COURT HANDBALL TOURNAMENT
30th and 31st , split hours at 18h and 20h
September 1st , split hours at 10h and 12h
at Titerroy’s Pavillion.

BOLA CANARIA, PETANCA AND BOCHA
1. BOLA CANARIA TOURNAMENT on the 23rd at 20:30h and 24th at 16h at the Municipal Courts.

2. PETANCA TOURNAMENT on the 16th at 20:30h and 17th at 16h at the Municipal Courts.

3. BOCHA TOURNAMENT on the 15th at 9h at the Municipal Courts.

LATEEN SALING – SAN GINÉS REGATTA on 25th at 11h from the Centro de Deportes Náuticos.

OPEN WATERS SWIMMING, TRIATHLON, AQUATHLON AND REGATTAS
1. XXV OPEN WATERS SWIMMING “SAN GINÉS” on the 17th at 13h, departing from La Rocar to the ramp of the Real Club Náutico, passing underneath the Puente de las Bolas.

2. XXV TRIATHLON “CIUDAD DE ARRECIFE 2019” on the 11th at 11h.
Water: 1 loop of 750m on the bay in front of the Real Club Náutico
Bycicle: 4 loops totaling 20km from the Real Club Náutico to the Pcan roundabout in Valterra with the Real Club Náutico as turning point.
Running: 2 loops totaling 5Km from the Real Club Náutico to the end of the Playa del Reducto and back.

3. CHILDREN’S AQUATHLON “CIUDAD DE ARRECIFE 2019” on the 11th at 11h, departing from the ramp at the Real Club Náutico and after the swimming, a small race through Parque José Ramírez Cerdá with arrival at the Real Club Náutico. Followed by the awards ceremony and food for all attending.

4. VI INTERNATIONAL REGATTA ARRECIFE – AGADIR from the 27th to the 31st
200 miles journey between the harbours of Arrecife and Agadir.

FOOTBALL
1. I FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT “SAN GINÉS” on the 10th at 19h at Ciudad Deportiva.
Unión Deportiva Lanzarote vs. Unión Deportiva Las Palmas.

2. FEMALE FOOTBALL FESTIVAL on the 17th from 10h to 13h at Parque Deportivo Municipal, Puerto de Arrecife.

3. V YOUTH FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT “SAN GINÉS 2019” from the 6th to the 8th from 16h to 21h at the Municipal Football Stadium Agapito Reyes Viera.

4. SENIOR INDOOR FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT on the 19th an 20th at the Titerroy Pavilion.
1st match at 19h.
2nd match at 20h.

5. BEACH FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT on the 23rd from 17th to 20h and 24th from 11h to 14h at Playa del Reducto.

CANARIAN WRESTLING – CANARIAN WRESTLING TOURNAMENT “SAN GINÉS 2019” on the 23rd at 20h at Ciudad Deportiva.

CANOEING
1. OPEN DOORS DAY “INITIATION TO CANOEING” on the 24th from 16h to 19h at Playa del Reducto.

2. 1ST CANOEING OPEN CUP “SAN GINÉS 2019” on the 25th at 10h at Playa del Reducto.

COMBO – “PARQUE DEPORTIVO MUNICIPAL ARRECIFE – CLECE” COMBO WITH RAYCO MONTELONGO on the 24th from 18th to 19th at Playa del Reducto.
Guided activity that combines fitness disciplines and dancing to music.

YOUTH COUNCIL PROGRAMME
8th to the 10th at 20:30 XXVIII Festival de Rock at Plaza del Almacén. More information here: Festival of Rock.

Enjoy Fiesta San Ginés!

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