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 combines 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.
SATURDAY 14TH JULY
19:30 Draw and start of the “envite” tournament in the stands of the “Recinto Ferial” (Fair Grounds).
21:00 Folkloric Festival with “Parranda Janubio” in Plaza del Carmen, followed by the “verbena” (party) with orchestras.
SUNDAY 15TH JULY
11:00 Foam Party with DJ Alex Osorio in Plaza del Carmen.
13:00 90s Concert with the bands “Amistades Peligrosas” and “Cómplices” in Plaza del Carmen.
19:30 2nd phase of the “envite” tournament in the stands of the “Recinto Ferial” (fair grounds).
20:30 “Baile del Mayo” Dance with Joseì Domingo and Enrique Salazar in Plaza del Carmen.
MONDAY 16TH JULY
19:00 Solemn Ceremony accompanied by the Yaiza Vocal Group and departure of the land-based procession of the Virgen of Carmen through the streets of the town, accompanied by Yaiza’s Municipal Band and reception of the Virgen in Plaza del Carmen by the Folkoric Band “Rubicón”.
21:00 Performance of the band “Areia” formed by artists with different styles, such as José Manuel Ramos, Goyo Tavio an Virginia Guantanamera”, that come together with an elegant proposal of quality.
TUESDAY 17TH JULY
18:00 Children’s Party with games, pace-painting and baloon animals in Plaza del Carmen.
20:00 Magic Show with Joseì Aìngel and performance of the Association “Creciendo Yaiza” in Plaza del Carmen.
19.00 Draw and start of the “chinchón” tournament at the stands of the “Recinto Ferial” (Fair Grounds).
20:00 3rd phase of the “envite” tournament.
WEDNESDAY 18TH JULY
18:30 Desserts Contest with prizes for the three best ones. (Note: desserts must be delivered 30 minutes before at “La Aurora”).
19:30 Draw and start of the “ronda” tournament at the stands of the “Recinto Ferial” (Fair Grounds).
21:30 Performae of Yaiza’s Elderlies Play Back in Plaza del Carmen.
THURSDAY 19TH JULY
17:30 Traditional Children’s Games at “La Aurora”.
18:30 Intergym Exhibition and Tournament by the School “Mencey” in Plaza del Carmen.
21:00 Dancing Gathering with the performance of the Summer 2018 Selection of the Rachael Thompson Ballet School, Dance Vives Lanzarote, showcasing different dancing styles and also the performance of Ballet Dance Pop Junior in Plaza del Carmen.
FRIDAY 20TH JULY
18:00 Children’s Cinema with pop corn at “La Aurora”
19:30 Summer Zumba Master Class in Plaza del Carmen.
21:30 Star of the “Noche Joven” presented by Alci Rivero from Happy F.M., with the performance of Ballet Dance Pop,local DJs Pedro Morales and Izan Fernaìndez, Elvis and from Madrid DJ José Delasheras, one of the most powerful DJs of urban music currently. And from Barcelona, Adrián Rodríguez, singer, multifaceted artist and contestant of “Supervivientes”that will present his new single.
SATURDAY 21ST JULY
10:00 Children’s games with bouncy castles “Futboliìn del Mundial” in Plaza del Carmen.
12:00 Regata with all of Lanzarote’s 5m Lateen Sailboats.
21:30 Concert of “Sincomplejos”, a band of Spanish covers with songs from Amaral, Vanesa Martiìn, Mecano and la Oreja de Van Gogh in Plaza del Carmen.
23:00 Grand “Verbena” (party) with orchestras in Plaza del Carmen.
SUNDAY 22ND JULY
TRAVESÍA MUSEO ATLAìNTICO PLAYA BLANCA
09:00 Start of the Open Waters Swimming Competition”Travesía Museo Atlántico Playa Blanca”. Departure from Playa de Papagayo and arrivalt at Playa Dorada. It qualifies for the “Copa de Canarias”.
11:30 Children’s Swimming Competition, for under 9s with a distance of 50m in Playa Dorada. Note: the participants must be accompanied by their relatives.
12:30 Start of the Open Waters Swimming Competition “Travesiìa Hesperia” at Playa Dorada. It qualifies for the “Copa de Lanzarote”.
Solemn Ceremony and Sea Procession at Playa del Pueblo (time to be confirmed) accompanied by “Parranda Pal’ Porroìn”.
21:00 Closing Concert followed by fireworks.
NB. The Ayuntamiento de Yaiza has published the above programme details for July 2018.