Fairground Lanzarote

Fiesta del Carmen – Puerto del carmen

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 2023

The “Fiestas de Nuestra Señora del Carmen” in Puerto del Carmen are taking place from 24th July until 13th August.

Fiesta del Carmen Programme

Fiesta del Carmen

PROGRAMME:
Pre-tournaments:
MONDAY, 24TH
– 21:00 h. Envite Championship in the ventorrillos. Plaza del Varadero.

THURSDAY, 27TH
20:30 h.- V Regional Football Tournament “Manuel Arrocha García”, with the participation of the teams: “U.D. Lanzarote”, “C.F. San Bartolomé”, “C.D. Tenerife B” and “C.F. PDC La Tiñosa” (27th ,28th and 29th July). Football Pitch of Puerto del Carmen.

FRIDAY, 28TH
– 16:00 h.- Beach Handball Tournament (28th ,29th and 30th July). Playa Grande Beach.

Events
MONDAY, 31ST
– 9:00 h.- Decoration of the village streets with the traditional paper flags.
– 10:00 h.- Children’s Workshops (Karaoke workshop and board games from 10 to 11:30 h.), in Plaza del Varadero.
– 11:30 h.- Jolateros Workshop. Los Marineros Warehouse. Los Burgaos Association.
– 18 to 21 h.- “INCLUSIVE DAY” (inclusive day for children and young people with Autistic Spectrum Disorder). Opening of the Fair and stalls without music and with less light intensity.
– 19:00 h.- Indoor Football. XIX Memorial Domingo Robayna (Mingo) in the Municipal Pavilion. Organised by: A.D.C.R. La Tiñosa-Tiguafaya.
– 21:30 h.- Concert by Yosan Pereda “Yo te espero” in Plaza del Varadero.

TUESDAY, 1ST
“CHILDREN’S DAY” All rides are 1 euro, except the rides for adults, which are 2 euros.
– 10.00 h.- Children’s Workshops (yoga workshop and musical games from 10 to 11.30 h.), in Plaza del Varadero.
– 11:30 h.- Jolateros Workshop. Los Marineros Warehouse. Los Burgaos Association.
– 16:00 h.- Diving workshop. Children and adults. Organised by: Alisios Sub Lanzarote Diving Centre. El Poril. Registration: alisiosub@hotmail.com
– 20:00 h.- Zumba Disco Night. Plaza del Varadero.
– 21:30 h.- XXII Festival de Artistas del pueblo. Plaza del Varadero.

WEDNESDAY, 2ND
– 10:00 h.- Children’s Workshops (traditional games), in Plaza del Varadero.
– 11:30 h.- Jolateros Workshop. Los Marineros Warehouse. Los Burgaos Association.
– 19:00 h.- Dance and Percussion Workshop. Plaza del Varadero. Comparsa Los Guaracheros.
– 20:00 h.- Final of the Bola Canaria Championship. Women. Courts in Plaza del Varadero.
– 21:00 h.- Concert by the group “Esencia Atlante” (for all audiences) in Plaza del Varadero.

THURSDAY 3RD
– 10:00 h.- Children’s Workshops (slime workshop and Guanche games) in Plaza del Varadero.
– 11:30 h.- Children’s Bola Canaria. Varadero courts. Los Burgaos Association.
– 16:00 h.- Diving workshop. Children and adults. Organised by: Alisios Sub Lanzarote Diving Centre. El Poril. Registration: alisiosub@hotmail.com
– 20:00 h.- PREGÓN, by Mr. Miguel Ángel Rodríguez Santana (Club Balonmano Puerto del Carmen). Hall of the Civic Centre “El Fondeadero” followed by performances by Domingo Colorado, Fabiola Socas, Ayatima Rodríguez and Juan Carlos Brito.
– 21,30 h.- IV edition of the Star Night Show. Plaza del Varadero.

FRIDAY 4TH
– 10.00 h.- Children’s Workshops (face-painting workshop and games of skill), in Plaza del Varadero.
– 11:30 h.- Children’s dodgeball tournament. Plaza del Varadero. Los Burgaos Association.
– 16:00 h.- Beach Volleyball Tournament (4th ,5th and 6th August). Playa Grande Beach. Organised by: Playa Grande Beach Volleyball Club.
– 19:00 h.- Indoor Football. XIX Memorial Domingo Robayna (Mingo) Final, third and fourth place in the Municipal Pavilion. Organised by: A.D.C.R. La Tiñosa-Tiguafaya.
– 20:00 h.- XV Habaneras Choral Encounter. Hall of the Civic Centre “El Fondeadero”.
– 20:30 h.- Gay Goddess Spain 2023, in Plaza del Varadero.
– 21:00 h. to 1:00 h. – The “VIOLET DOT”. A mirror to raise public awareness. It attends to, informs and helps victims of any kind of sexist aggression. Its aim is to raise awareness, prevent and enjoy the fiestas with respect for women, free of harassment and sexist humiliation. Plaza del Varadero (Friday 4th, Saturday 5th, Friday 11th and Saturday 12th August).
– 23:00 h.- Popular Verbena, with music by the “Kódigo 4” Quartet and DJ “Ángel Pérez” in Plaza del Varadero.

SATURDAY 5TH
– 9:00 h.- Excursion to the Ermita de Las Nieves. Information and registration at the C.S.C. of Puerto del Carmen and Centro de la Tercera Edad de Tías. €15 (includes lunch).
– 10:00 h.- X Carrera Popular. La Tiñosa – Barranco del Quíquere. Organised by: Los Cabosos Association.
– 10:00 h.- Youth Indoor Football Tournament. Mike Wheeler Memorial, in the Municipal Pavilion. Organised by: A.D.C.R. La Tiñosa-Tiguafaya.
– 12:00 h.- “Kalima limón” in Concert in Plaza del Varadero.
– 21:00 h.- Folk Encounter. Performed by: Folkloric groups “Güerma” and the “Asociación Cultural Las Hiedras” (Tenerife), Plaza del Varadero.
– 23:00 h.- Popular Verbena, with music by the orchestras “Mambo Latino”, “Banda Nueva” and the DJ “Ángel Pérez” in Plaza del Varadero.

SUNDAY 6TH
– 10:30 h. Women’s recreational meeting (Boat trip). Plaza del Varadero.
– 12:00 h.- First aid workshops and exhibition of material, ambulances, cars, etc…Organised by: Lanzarote Volunteer Fire Brigade “BOLUNTIS”.
– 12:30 h.- Sailing in Jolatero. El Poril. Los Burgaos Association.
– 19:30 h.- Screening of the feature film, “El Camino Dorado”, filmed in the Canary Islands in 1979. Director: Ramón Saldías. Presentation: Onintze Saldías. Hall of the Civic Centre “El Fondeadero”.
– 21.00 h.- SHOW MAGIC STARS (Musical, acrobatic dance). Varadero Square.

MONDAY 7TH
– 10.00 h.- Children’s Workshops (creative crafts workshop and zumba kids from 10 to 11.30 h.), in Plaza del Varadero.
– 11:30 h.- Children’s workshop (Sailor’s knots). Sociocultural Centre. Los Burgaos Association.
– 17:30 h.- Women’s Ronda Mixta Tournament. Sociocultural Centre.
– 18 to 21 h.- “INCLUSIVE DAY” (inclusive day for children and young people with Autistic Spectrum Disorder). Opening of the Fair and stalls without music and with less light intensity.
– 21:30 h.- Concert by the group “Starlight”, in Plaza del Varadero.

TUESDAY 8TH
“CHILDREN’S DAY” All rides at 1 euro, except the rides for adults at 2 euros.
– 10.00 h.- Children’s Workshops (recycled instruments workshop and sports games from 10 to 11.30 h.), in Plaza del Varadero.
– 11:30 h.- Gymkhana. Plaza del Varadero. Los Burgaos Association.
– 19:30 h.- “Circo del Carmen”, family variety show with great Canarian artists. Plaza del Varadero.
– 21:00 h.- Concert by the groups “Sin Red Social” and “Sentimiento con Arte”. Plaza del Varadero.

WEDNESDAY 9TH
– 10:00 h.- Children’s Workshops (create your own bracelet and popular games) in Plaza del Varadero.
– 11:30 a.m. – Children’s workshop (Canary Island paintball). Sociocultural Centre. Los Burgaos Association.
– 20:30 h.- Judging of the jury of the 5th Literary Competition “Letters for a party”. El Fondeadero” Civic Centre Hall followed by a musical performance by the violinist “Pablo Mesa”.
– 21:00 h.- Concert by Daniel Moisés “Gracias” 16th Anniversary together with guest artists, in Plaza del Varadero.

THURSDAY 10TH
– 10:00 h.- Children’s Workshops (mandala workshop and cooperative games) in Plaza del Varadero.
– 11:30 h.- Sailing in Jolateros. El Poril. Los Burgaos Association.
– 16:00 h.- 13th Tiñosa Tigüafaya Beach Football Tournament (10th, 11th and 12th August). Playa Grande. Organised by: ADRC Tiñosa Tigüafaya.
– 17:30 h.- Women’s Mixed Chinchón Tournament. Sociocultural Centre.
– 20:30 h,. Presentation of the book “Bienaventuranzas desde la cárcel” by Francisco Javier Sánchez González. El Fondeadero” Civic Centre Hall followed by a musical performance by “Ciro Corujo” and “Almudena Hernández”.
– 22:00 h.- Tribute Concert to “QUEEN” in Plaza del Varadero.

FRIDAY 11TH
– 10.00 h.- Children’s Workshops (collaborative collage “create your village” and “Scape Street circuit”) in Plaza del Varadero.
– 11:30 h.- Search for species. Plaza del Varadero. Los Burgaos Association.
– 18:00 h.- Dance for the elderly. El Fondeadero Hall.
– 20:00 h.- Tasting of Sancocho Canario. At El Fondeadero.
– 21:30 h.- Performance by the group “Rondalla Renacer” from La Palma in Plaza del Varadero.
– 23:00 h.- Popular Verbena, with music by the “Nueva Línea” Orchestra from Tenerife and the “Kódigo 4” Quartet in Plaza del Varadero.

SATURDAY 12TH
-11:00 a.m. Celebration of the International Youth Day with different aquatic and leisure activities.
– 11:00 h.- Chess Simultaneous. Plaza del Varadero.
– 12:00 h.- Jolateros Regatta. El Poril. Los Burgaos Association.
– 18:00 h.- Celebration of the Word and MARITIME PROCESSION, accompanied by the Parranda Marinera “Los Buches” and the Murga Los Tity Roys.
– 21:00 h.- “ANTONIO JOSÉ” in concert. Supporting act, “Raúl Maro” presenting his first single “Huir”. Plaza del Varadero.
– 23:00 h.- Popular Fiesta del Carmen Verbena, music by the “Nueva Línea” Orchestra from Tenerife and DJ “Javi Fajardo” in Plaza del Varadero.

SUNDAY 13TH
– 12:00 h.- Verbena del Solajero, with music by the Duo “Los Conejeros” in the Marineros warehouse.
– 13:00 h.- “INERXIA” in Concert in Plaza del Varadero.
– 19:00 h.- Church. Mass sung by the Marina de Puerto del Carmen Choir and PROCESSION BY GROUND, accompanied by the “Unión Musical de Lanzarote” Band. At the end there will be a performance by the Agrupación Folklorica “Güerma”.
– 20:30 h.- Final of the Men’s Bola Championship. Men. Courts in Plaza del Varadero.
– 21:00 h.- Performance by the group “Los Sabandeños” in Plaza del Varadero.
– 23:00 h.- Fireworks display.
– 23:30 h.- Dance with the performace of “Los Jarvac” Orchestra.

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