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 this 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.

Fiesta del Carmen

Puerto del Carmen programme Fiesta del Carmen 2019

 

FIESTA DEL CARMEN, LA TIÑOSA 2019
From July 29 to August 11

Programme of events

Monday 29
– 9:00 h.- Engalaizaje of the town with the traditional paper flags.
– 12:00 h.- Children’s Ball Tournament (7 to 12 years). Plaza del Varadero. The Burgaos Association.
– 4:30 p.m. – Amateur football, on the court of the I.E.S. (Registration in Tlf.- 609.537.478, via whatsapps). The Burgaos Association.
– 5:00 p.m. – Cleaning of the Coast. Assoc. Los Burgaos (Concentration in the harbour).

Tuesday 30
“Children’s Day” All attractions at the fair at 1 euro, except attractions greater than 2 euros (Star Trek, Master, Octopus and Jumpy).
– 11:00 h.- Jolateros Workshop. Seaman’s warehouse. The Burgaos Association.
– 7:00 p.m. – Football. XVII Memorial Domingo Robayna (Mingo) on the court of the I.E.S of Puerto del Carmen. Organized by: A.D.C.R. La Tiñosa-Tiguafaya.
– 9:00 p.m. – Performance of the Play Back “Sharing Illusions”. Varadero Square.

Wednesday 31
– 11:00 h.- Jolateros Workshop. Seaman’s warehouse. The Burgaos Association.
– 5:00 p.m. – Presentation of Candidates for the Canarian Goddess Competition, in Café “La Ola”.
– 7:00 p.m. – Football. XVII Memorial Sunday Robayna (Mingo) Final, third and fourth place on the court of the I.E.S of Puerto del Carmen. Organized by: A.D.C.R. La Tiñosa-Tiguafaya.
– 20:00 h.- Zumba. Plaza Varadero.
– 20:30 h.- Inauguration of the exhibition of crafts works, in charge of the group of “Blanca Nieves Borges Ferrer”. Hall of the Civic Center “El Fondeadero”.
– 9:30 p.m. – Concert. It acts: “Boulevard”. Varadero Square.

THURSDAY 1
– 11:00 h.- Jolateros Workshop. Warehouse of the Mariners. The Burgaos Association.
– 9:00 p.m. – PREGÓN, by Doña Belinda Rodríguez Arrocha. Hall of the Civic Center “El Fondeadero” and then performance of the group “Malvasía Sound”, Adrián Niz (Guitar), José V. Pérez (Timple and against) and Ciro Corujo (Voice).
– 10:00 pm.- Performance of the “Acatife” Group. Varadero Square.

FRIDAY 2
– 11:00 h.- Gofio workshop (from 5 years). Glazed terrace. The Burgaos Association.
– 1:00 p.m. – Navigation in Jolatero. The Poril The Burgaos Association.
– 4:00 p.m. – Beach Volleyball Tournament (August 2,3 and 4). Playa Grande. Organized by: Los Geranios Volleyball Club.
– 8:00 p.m. – XIII Habaneras Choral Meeting. Hall of the Civic Center “El Fondeadero”.
– 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. – The “VIOLET POINT”. A mirror to sensitise the public. To help and inform victims of any type of sexist aggression. Its purpose is therefore to raise awareness and enjoy the holidays with respect to women free from harassment and the humiliation of men. Varadero Square (Friday 2, Saturday 3, Friday 9 and Saturday 10 August).
– 9:00 p.m. – Canarian Goddess Contest 2019. Plaza del Varadero.
– 11:30 p.m. – POPULAR VERBENA. The big party! “Nueva Stella” Group and the “Young Legend” Group of Gran Canaria. Varadero Square.

SATURDAY 3
– 10:00 h.- Triangular football. Mike Wheeler Memorial, on the I.E.S. Organized by: A.D.C.R. La Tiñosa-Tiguafaya.
– 10:00 h.- Popular Race. La Tiñosa – Barranco del Quíquere. Organized by: Los Cabosos Association.
– 12:00 h.- Children’s Fishing Contest (for children from 6 to 13 years old). Pier at Playa Chica. The Burgaos Association.
– 12:30 pm.- Concert.  “Acusti-k”. Plaza Varadero.
– 1:00 p.m. – Exhibition of old cars, organised by the Mentidero Sports Club.
– 4:00 p.m. – Swim Race. Playa Grande.
– 9:00 p.m. – Folklore Meeting. “Güerma” and “Entre Amigos” Folk Groups of Gran Canaria. Varadero Square.
– 11:00 p.m. – POPULAR VERBENA. Orchestras “Mambo Riko” and “La Original”. Plaza del Varadero.

SUNDAY 4
– 9:00 am.- Excursion to the Ermita at Las Nieves. Information and registration in the C.S.C of Puerto del Carmen and Centro de la Tercera Age de Tías. € 15 (includes breakfast and lunch).
– 10:30 a.m. – Women’s meeting. Varadero Square.
– 11:00 h.- Celebration of the Eucharist.
– 6:30 pm.- Family Children’s Theatre Circus, from the company “Comedy De * Sastre”, with the show: “ClowntaCuentos”. Hall of the Civic Center “El Fondeadero”.
– 7:00 p.m. – Celebration of the Eucharist.
– 20:30 h.- United For the Dance. Plaza del Varadero. Organised by: Comparsa “Los Güaracheros”.

MONDAY 5
– 11:00 h.- Children’s workshops (salt workshop). Glazed terrace.
– 12:00 h.- Amateur Photography Contest. Alón of the Civic Center “El Fondeadero”. The Burgaos Association.
– 5:00 p.m. – Women’s Chinchón Tournament. Sociocultural Center
– 6:00 p.m. – Tournament of the Quemao for young people and adults. Varadero Square. The Burgaos Association.
– 20:30 h.- Final of the Canarian Bolas Championship. Female. Plaza del Varadero courts.
– 9:00 p.m. – XIX Festival of Artists of the Town. Varadero Square.

TUESDAY 6
“Children’s day” All attractions at 1 euro, except attractions greater than 2 euros (Star Trek, Master, Octopus and Jumpy).
– 11:00 h.- Children’s Workshops (3d puzzle workshop). Glazed terrace.
– 6:30 p.m. – “Carousel de Circus”, by the Advan Trio

WEDNESDAY 7
– 11:00 h.- Children’s workshop. Terraza Acristalada.
– 16:00 h.- Scuba diving workshop for adults & children. Organizer: Centro de Buceo Alisios Sub Lanzarote El Poril.
– 17:00 h.- Torneo Ronda ladies. Centro Sociocultural.
– 19:00 h.- Scuba diving workshop. Organizer: Comparsa “Los Güaracheros”.
– 20:00 h.- Zumba Live Music Puerto del Carmen. Plaza del Varadero.
– 21:30 h.- Meeting of Batucadas. Organiza: Comparsa “Los Güaracheros”.

THURSDAY 8
– 11:00 h.- Children’s workshop. Terraza Acristalada.
– 16:00 h.- Scuba diving workshop for adults & children. Organizer: Centro de Buceo Alisios Sub Lanzarote. El Poril.
– 16:00 h.- XI Football tournament. Playa Tiñosa Tigüafaya (8,9 and 10 August). Playa Grande. Organiza: ADRC Tiñosa Tigüafaya.
– 17:00 h.- Hip hop battle. limited places (inscription vía whatsapp onl 652.414.640). Asoc. Los Burgaos.
– 18:00 h.- Seniors dance. Salón del Centro Cívico “El Fondeadero”.
– 20:00 h.- II regional football tournament, 1º semifinal between C.D. Unión Sur Yaiza – Orientación Marítima (juvenil división de honor). Campo de Fútbol de Puerto del Carmen.
– 21,30 h.-Concierto. Live: “Bicho Malo” from Seville y “TreinTytantos”. Plaza del Varadero.

FRIDAY 9
– 11:00 h.- Inflatables. Plaza del Varadero.
– 12:00 h.- Regata (teams). El Poril. Asoc. Los Burgaos.
– 20:00 h.- Tasting Sancocho Canario. El Fondeadero (horario de 20 a 21:30 h).
– 20:00 h.- Regional football tournament, 2º semifinal between C.D. Unión Puerto de Fuerteventura – San Bartolomé C.F. Campo de Fútbol de Puerto del Carmen.
– 22.00 h.- “Ashesi” timple show Gabriel García, with the singer Pedro Manuel Afonso y del timplista Beselch Rodríguez .
– 23:30 h.- PARTY TIME. Band “Los Conejeros” y el group “Arena” from Gran Canaria.

SATURDAY 10
– 9:00 h.- V Golf tournamentFiestas del Carmen.
– 11:00 h.- Chess content. Plaza del Varadero
– 13:00 h.- Jolatero regatta. El Poril. Asoc. Los Burgaos.
– 18:00 h.- Maritime procession PROCESIÓN MARÍTIMA, accompanied by Parranda Marinera Los Buches y la Murga Los Tity Roys. Followed by celebration of the eucharist.
– 20:00 h.- Regional football final. Campo de Fútbol de Puerto del Carmen.
– 21:00 h.- Bohemia in concert. Plaza del Varadero.
– 23:00 h.- Party time. Orchestra“Rikabanda” y the group “Kandela” from Fuerteventura.

SUNDAY 11
– 10:00 h.- Cricket tournament. Playa Grande. Organizer: Club de Cricket.
– 11:00 h.- Celebration of the eucharist.
– 12:00 h.- Verbena del Solajero. Live: Duo “Los Conejeros”. Seaman’s warehouse.
– 13:00 h.- Concert. Live: “Inerxia”. Plaza del Varadero.
– 19:00 h.- Mass sung by the Coral Marina de Puerto del Carmen, and PROCESIÓN POR TIERRA in honor of Ntra. Sra. del Carmen accompanies by la Agrupación Cultural Artística de Tías and, afterwards, live show from the folklore group Güerma.
– 20:30 h.- Final of the Canarian Bolas championinship. Males. Canchas Plaza del Varadero.
– 21:00 h.- Concierto. Live: “Jeita”. Plaza del Varadero.
– 23:00 h.- Fireworks.

 



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