Carnival in Gran Canaria is the liveliest time of year. Arguineguin Carnival in particular attracts huge crowds during the celebrations, especially for the big parade or Cabalgata.
Arguineguin Carnival 2020 Dates: 17 – 22 March 2020
- Location: Arguineguín, Costa Mogán, Gran Canaria
- The theme for the 2020 Carnaval: India (La India)
- Info about Gran Canaria weather in March
- Things to do in Arguineguin
Arguineguin Carnival Schedule and Program of Events
The full program is here! Get ready for an amazing week including the Drag Queen Gala, Daytime Carnival, The Great Carnival Parade and the Burial of the Sardine.
17 March 2020
18 March 2020
19 March 2020
20 March 2020
21 March 2020
Carnival Parade through Arguineguin
Starts at Calle Damasco by Arguineguin High School, heads up to Calle de Guanarteme and down Avenido Francisco Navarro, to the Whale’s Tail roundabout, across the beach road Calle Miguel Marrero Rodríguez and ends at Plaza Negra (Arguineguin Market Square).
22 March 2020
Drag Queen Gala
The Drag Queen Gala will take place on Thursday 28th March at 21:00h presented by Roberto Herrera.
The Wig Party
The Wig Party was introduced in 2017 to get more people in costume during the other carnival days, not just on parade day!
This will take place on Friday 29th March with entertainment including music from DJ’s and live acts.
Arguineguin Carnival Parade
The big parade (cabalgata) is on Saturday 21st March 2020 and starts at 19:00h on the High School road El Timonel. A flurry of costumed people and floats in full song and dance will parade through the village round past the Ancora Center (good place for watching) and through to the Market Square (Plaza Negra) where the party goes on until the early hours.
Arguineguin welcomes everyone to join in the fun, so if you are on holiday make sure to buy a costume from one of the local shops or pack one in your suitcase.
Here’s the Arguineguin carnival program in English:
Most of the festivities take place in the Market Square, with stages, music, bands and chiringuitos providing tasty grills and fairground snacks.
Funeral of the Sardine
The burning of the sardine on the last day of Carnival (Sunday 22nd March 2020) is a one of the quirkier features of the fiesta, which symbolizes the end of the party by setting fire to a huge fish decoration. This takes place on Las Marañuelas beach, followed by a spectacular firework show.
Will you be going to Carnival in Arguineguin this year?
It’s fun for for the whole family and if you are on holiday in Arguineguin, this is one event not to miss!