Tenerife 2017 Carnival Dates

10 January 2017 Tenerife Events

here are the predicted dates of the main events of carnivals in Tenerife in 2017.

Santa Cruz

  • Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 – Election of the Carnaval Queen
  • Friday, February 24th, 2017 – Carnaval Opening Parade
  • Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 – Main Parade
  • Wednesday, March 1st, 2017 – Burial of the Sardine
  • Saturday, March 4th, 2017 – Daytime Carnaval
  • Sunday, March 5th, 2017 – Parade of Vintage Cars

Puerto de la Cruz

  • Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 – Election of the Carnival Queen
  • Saturday, February 25th, 2017 – Proclamatory Parade
  • Wednesday, March 1st, 2017 – Burial of the Sardine
  • Friday, March 3rd, 2017 – Men´s Marathon in High Heels
  • Saturday, March 4th, 2017 – Main Parade

Los Gigantes

We calculate that the 4 main days of the Los Gigantes Carnaval 2017 should run from Friday, 10th March 2017 to Monday, 13th March 2017, thus:

  • Friday, March 10th, 2017: Election of the Queen, Infant and/or Adult.
  • Saturday, March 11th, 2017: Kid’s activities
  • Sunday, March 12th, 2017: Main parade from 5pm.
  • Monday, March 13th, 2017: Burial of the Sardine from 9pm.


  • Friday, March 3rd, 2017 – Las Burras de Güímar

Carnaval being pretty sacrosanct, it’s fairly unlikely that this pattern will ever be significantly changed (weather excepting), but I do have to add that any changes will be outside of my control. Thus, use this information as a guide, but where it is crucial (affects flight bookings, etc.), it is your own responsibility to double check nearer the time.

Los Cristianos (Arona)

As we said last year, there’s absolutely no way of predicting (save crystal ball maybe) the dates of Los Cristianos carnival. We are very lucky that we had some notice this year and even a full programme of this year’s events, but that’s by no means guaranteed in future.

All I can say is that when I know, I will post the dates and details here.

UPDATE: Los Cristianos carnival, it is reported, will be held between 17 and 27 March 2017, although I have yet to see the original source of this information. Will post more details, when they’re available.


Info Source Secret Tenerife