Despite the official Saint’s Day being the 16th of July, Puerto del Carmen celebrates Fiesta del Carmen 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 each year’s festivities, the majority of which are held in the Old Town.

Nuestra Señora Carmen is the patron saint of fishermen, and therefore of Puerto del Carmen, so the celebration is a big one. It all culminates in a very moving procession of an effigy of the saint from the little church, and she is then placed in a boat festooned with colourful decorations. The main boat, surrounded by a huge flotilla of smaller boats, then sails out into the ocean, where the priests aboard carry out a blessing for a good fishing season.

As well as loads of events centred at the harbour in Puerto del Carmen, there is always a fantastic fun fair at Fiesta del Carmen for everyone to enjoy. You can see the details in the poster, and we’ve added a translation below for you.

Most of the actions takes place at Plaza del Varadero, which is the big square in the old town harbour, but there are other locations, like Playa Grande for the volleyball Playa Chica for fishing and the local school football ground.

Puerto del Carmen programme Fiesta del Carmen 2021

The “Fiestas de Nuestra Señora del Carmen” in Puerto del Carmen are taking place from the 29th of July to the 8th of August this year.

The majority of the events must be booked in advance so the organizers can ensure the safety measures and keep an eye on the number of attendees. Bookings can be done online here ( https://www.ecoentradas.com/?island=2&q ) unless otherwise stated.

Also, there will be no fun fair and no “verbenas” due to COVID restrictions.

Programme

Thursday 29th July
-11h. “Jolateros” (tin boats) Workshop at the Almacén de Los Marineros. Registrations by calling +34 722 584 164.
-21h. Flamenco Fusion at the Plaza del Varadero. Online booking.

Friday 30th July
-11h. Taller de jolateros at the Almacén de Los Marineros. Registrations by calling +34 722 584 164.
-17h. Start of the Volleyball Tournament at Playa Grande. Until the 2nd August.
-19h. Indoor football. 17th edition of the Domingo Robayna (Mingo) Memorial at the Pabellón Municipal in Tías.
-20:30h. Start of the Men’s Boules Tournament at the Plaza del Varadero.
-21h. Gay Goddess Spain 2021 at Plaza del Varadero. Online booking.

Saturday 31st July
-9:30h. Trip to Ermita de Las Nieves. Information and registration by calling +34 928 833 675. Cost €15, it includes transport & lunch.
-10h. Zumba Fest in Plaza del Varadero. Registration by calling +34 649 610 946.
-10h. Youth Indoor Football Tournament. Mike Wheeler Memorial at the Pabellón Municipal in Tías.
-11h. Simultaneous Chess Tournament at El Fondeadero. Registration by emailing fiestas@ayuntamientodetias.es
-19h. Batucada Gathering with Atenya, Menuda Caña and Chimbay. Online booking.
-21h. “Noche de Artistas” at Plaza del Varadero. Online booking.

Sunday 1st August
-11h. Mass at the Church in Puerto del Carmen.
-11h. Traditional Games at Plaza del Varadero. Registration by calling +34 618 280 083.
-19h. Mass at the Church in Puerto del Carmen.
-20:30h. “Cantador” by Ciro Corujo, Manuel Estupiñán and Pedro Manuel Afonso. Online booking.

Monday 2nd August
-11h. Children’s Workshops. Glassed-in Terrace at El Fondeadero.
-21h. 20th edition of the “Festival de Artistas del Pueblo” at the Plaza del Varadero. Online booking.

Tuesday 3rd August
-11h. Children’s Workshops. Glassed-in Terrace at El Fondeadero.
-16h. Scuba Diving Workshop at El Poril. From 10 years old onwards. Registration by emailing alisiosub@hotmail.com.
-21h. “Pincel y Pintura”, fusion between painters and musicians from the island at Plaza del Varadero. Online booking.

Wednesday 4th August
-11h. Children’s Workshops. Glassed-in Terrace at El Fondeadero.
-21h. “Bon Voyage” at Plaza del Varadero. Online booking.

Thursday 5th August
-11h. Children’s Workshops. Glassed-in Terrace at El Fondeadero.
-16h. Scuba Diving Workshop at El Poril. From 10 years old onwards. Registration by emailing alisiosub@hotmail.com.
-21h. Concert by “El Pavón” at Plaza del Varadero. Online booking.

Friday 6th August
-11h. Children’s Workshops. Glassed-in Terrace at El Fondeadero.
-18h. Children’s Boules Tournament, from 7 to 12 years old at the Plaza del Varadero. Online booking.
-21h. Concert by folkloric groups “Teguey” and “Acatife” at Plaza del Varadero. Online booking.

Saturday 7th August
-10h. Popular Race “Barranco de Quíquere”. 5Km and 10Km trail race. €10 registration on www.cronolinecanarias.com/?post_type=event&p=3042.
-12h. “Jolateros” (tin boats) Regatta at El Poril. Registration by calling +34 722 584 164.
-19h. Religious Service in honour our Our Lady of Carmen and Sacred Concert by the Choir “In Dulci Jubilo”.
-21h. Concert by “Contra las Cuerdas” at Plaza del Varadero. Online booking.

Sunday 8th August
-11h. Carmen Circus at Plaza del Varadero. Online booking.
-20h. Final of the Men’s Boules Tournament at Plaza del Varadero.
-20:30h. Concert by Toñín Cojuro Quartet “El Genio” at Plaza del Varadero. Online booking.