The Virgin of Carmen, which gives the name to the Festivities, the patron saint of sailors and given the fishing roots of some of the villages in Lanzarote, it’s not surprising that “Fiestas del Carmen” are celebrated in different coastal towns in the island including, of course, Playa Blanca.

The church in Playa Blanca is also dedicated to Our Lady of Carmen. The actual official Saints Day is the 16th July and the “Fiestas” are celebrated around that date. The events combine religious traditions, like the land-based procession and the much anticipated and flamboyant maritime processions, and more modern activities such as concerts, both folkloric and modern, children’s activities and sports.

For 2020, the celebrations of Fiestas del Carmen Playa Blanca were cancelled due to the covid pandemic. On this page, we’ll update with the full programme of the 2021 celebration as soon as we have it. 

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