Despite of the official Saint’s Day being the 16th of July, Puerto del Carmen celebrates their Our Lady of Carmen Festivities later on that most of the other towns and villages in Lanzarote. The town hall releases the official programme almost later than that! Joking aside, here you will find the scheduled activities for this year’s festivities, the majority of which are held in the Old Town:

Puerto del Carmen programme Fiesta del Carmen 2018

Fiestas del Carmen Concerts

Monday 30th July
9h Decorating of the town’s streets with the typical little flags
18h Parcheesi’s Tournament at the glazed terrace
19h Percussion’s Workshop at the Varadero Square
19h Indoor Football, 16th Domingo Robayna’s Memorial at the Institute’s pitch
19h Senior’s Dance at the Centro Cívico “El Fondeadero”

Tuesday 31st July
“Children’s Day”. All the rides at the fair at €1, except for the adults’ rides which cost €2
11h Jolateros (tin boats) Workshop at the Los Marineros Warehouse
20h “Simpatía” Play Back Performance at the Centro Cívico “El Fondeadero”
21:30h “La Marea” Concert. Spanish music at the Varadero Square

Wednesday 1st August
10:30h Gymkhana at the glazed terrace
11h Jolateros (tin boats) Workshop at the Los Marineros Warehouse
18h Percussion’s Workshop at the Varadero Square
19h Zumba Kids at the Varadero Square
19:30h Chinijoscine (cinema for children) at the Centro Cívico “El Fondeadero”
20h Zumba Summer Party at the Varadero Square
21h Presentations of the candidates of the Gay Diosa Canaria Competition at Disco Ibiza with the performances of Drag artist Lena Evans and The Rabbits Ballet from the Dance School Daniel De la Rosa
21:30h Daniel Moisés in concert at the Varadero Square

Thursday 2nd August
11h Jolateros (tin boats) Workshop at the Los Marineros Warehouse
18:30h. Cochineal Workshop at the glazed terrace.
21h Opening Ceremony with speech by Yolanda Suárez Batista at the Centro Cívico “El Fondeadero”
22h “Coti” in concert at the Varadero Square

Friday 3rd August
11h Bola Children’s Tournament (7 to 12 year olds) at the Varadero Square
19h Indoor Football, 16th Domingo Robayna’s Memorial. Quarter finals, semi-finals & final at the Institute’s pitch
21h Gay Diosa Canaria 2018 Competition with the performance of Amor Romeira
23h Traditional Party with “Rika Banda” and “Mamboriko” at the Varadero Square

Saturday 4th August
9h Excursion to the Ermita de las Nieves. Information and registration at the Centro Socio Cultural of Puerto del Carmen and the Senior’s Center in Tías
9h 4th Golf Tournament. Information by calling +34 619 913 752.
10h Indoor Football Youth Tournament, Mike Wheeler Memorial at the Institute’s pitch
10h Popular Race “Barranco del Quíquere”
10:30h Simultaneous Chess Tournament at the Varadero Square
11h Paddle Surf at El Poril
12h Children’s Fishing Competition at Playa Chica’s Harbour (6 to 13 year olds)
12h “The Max” in concert at the Varadero Square
16h Swimming Competition at Playa Grande
21h Folkloric Gathering with “Güerma” and “Cumbre Nueva” at the Varadero Square
23:30h “Bombai” in concert
01:30h Traditional Party with “Código Cero” at the Varadero Square

Sunday 5th August
10:30h Women’s Gathering at the Varadero Square
11h Mass at the Church
12:30h Sailing in jolatero (tin boat) at El Poril
17h Bingo at the Centro Socio Cultural
19h Mass at the Church
20h “Lanzarote Gosper Choir” in concert at the Centro Cívico “El Fondeadero”
21h 17th Festival of the Town’s Artists at the Varadero Square

Monday 6th
11h. Painting Competition by local artists in front of the Church
16h. Amateur Indoor Football at the Institute’s pitch. Registration via WhatsApp on +34 722 449 068
17:30h Female Ronda Tournament at the Centro Socio Cultural
18h Quemao Tournament for youths and adults at the Varadero Square
18h Crafts at the glazed terrace
19h Photography Exhibition “Toda una vida, una gran experiencia” (A whole life, a great experience) with the town’s elderly as protagonists at the Centro Cívico “El Fondeadero”
20h Zumba Disco Night at the Varadero Square
21:30h United by Dancing with “Comparsa Sur Caliente” at the Varadero Square

Tuesday 7th August
16h Diving Workshop for children and adults
19h Theatre “La vuelta al mundo en 5 cuentos” (Around the World in 5 tales” by “Cavea Cómica Teatro” at the Centro Cívico “El Fondeadero”
19h Senior’s Gathering with the performance of the different orchestras at the Varadero Square

Wednesday 8th August
“Children’s Day”. All the rides at the fair at €1, except for the adults’ rides which cost €2
10:30h Treasure Hunt at the Varadero Square
19h Children’s Club with bouncy castles, workshops and more at the Varadero Square
20h Theatre by the Seniors from El Pavón at the Centro Cívico “El Fondeadero”
21:30h Concert with “Boulevard” and “Sin Complejo” at the Varadero Square

Thursday 9th August
16h Diving Workshop for children and adults.
17:30h Female Chinchón Tournament at the Centro Socio Cultural
17:30h Minichef at the glazed terrace
18:30h Circus-theatre for the whole family in different spots of the town, staring at Centro Cívico “El Fondeadero”
20:30h Presentation of the book “The British connection to Lanzarote and the Canaries. 600 years of History”
21:30h Concert with “La Frontera” with “Sentimiento con Arte” as supporting act at the Varadero Square

Friday 10th August
17h Beach Volleyball at Playa Grande
20. Canarian Sancocho Tasting at Centro Cívico “El Fondeadero”
21h. Popular Music with “Asomayo” at the Varadero Square
22h Dancing with Parrandas “Raíces”, “Pal’ Porrón”, “Son del Norte” and “Salinero de la Hoya” at the Varadero Square

Saturday 11th August
12:30h Jolateros (tin boats) Regatta at El Poril
18h Church Celebration and maritime procession accompanied by Maritime Parranda “Los Buches” and Murga “Los Tity Roys”
21:30h Concert with “600” and “Los Lola” at the Varadero Square
02:00h Traditional Party with “Sonora Olympia” from Tenerife

Sunday 12th August
11h Mass at the Church
12h Party with “Trío Sinfonía Show” at Los Marineros Warehouse
13h “Última Llave” in concert at the Varadero Square
19h Sung Mass with Puerto del Carmen’s Maritime Choir and Procession accompanied by the Band “Acuarti” followed by the Folkloric Group “Güerma”
20:30h Final of the Male Bola Tournament at the Varadero Square
21h “Jóvenes Cantadores” in concert at the Varadero Square
23h Fireworks