Santa Cruz Carnival
Schedule, Characters and Parties 
La Fiesta is About to Begin...

Santa Cruz Carnival and in most of the other villages of the island will take place from 08/02/2015 till 22/02/2015 with several parties planned throughout the whole period. It is a busy schedule that can vary from one city to the other, so Tenerife Travel Secrets is detailing below the official schedule and locations of the Carnival in Santa Cruz de Tenerife – which is the most important one on the island – as well as the parties pre- to post-Carnival.



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Santa Cruz Carnival Starts Few Weeks Before the Official Festivity

From 21/01/2015 till 08/02/2015 there will be several contests to define the winners of the Carnival and in which order schedule their presentations will take place during the festivities, as well as the Junior and Senior Queen. All of those contests will take place at Centro Internacional de Ferias y Congresos.

During this period the city will elect the Murgas, Comparsas, Rondallas, Musical, Lyrics and Choreographic Groups, as well as the Gala for the Queen.

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Tuesday (10/02/2015), 20:30hrs at Teatro Guimerá, the Concert of the Lyric Musical Band Los Fregolinos


Wednesday (11/02/2015), 21:30hrs at Centro Internacional de Ferias y Congresos, one of the most expected moments of the festival, which is the Gala election of the adult Carnival Queen of 2015

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The Gala Election is a lavish event, and the Carnival Queen has an enormous importance in this tradition, since she is the person representing Carnival and the island in events held abroad to promote tourism on the island. Also due to that, her costume has to be somewhat luxurious and take the attention of everyone around – so don’t be surprised if you see a Queen wearing a 3mts tall, 100kg costume.


Thursday (12/02/2015), 20:30hrs at Teatro Guimerá, is the Festival de La Zarzuela del Circulo de Amistad XII de Enero.

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Santa Cruz Carnival... and so it Begins

Friday (13/02/2015), from Plaza de La República Dominicana, at 20hrs, the Cabalgata Anunciadora (Parade Announcer)


Saturday (14/02/2015), Rondallas, 17hrs at Auditorio de Tenerife; and Ritmo y Armonia, 21hrs at Avenida de Francisco La Roche


Sunday (15/02/2015), Afilarmónica Nifú-Nifá, 11hrs at Plaza del Príncipe; Afilarmónica Lírico Musical Los Fregolinos, 12hrs at Plaza del Príncipe; and finally the Carnival day, from 13hrs at Plaza del Príncipe, Plaza España and Plaza de la Candelaria


Monday (16/02/2015), different shows, from 17:30hrs and dance performances, from 22:30hrs at Plaza del Príncipe, Avenida Francisco La Roche and Plaza de la Candelaria 


Tuesday (17/02/2015), Afilarmónica Nifú-Nifá, 11hrs and Concert of the Lyric Musical Band Los Fregolinos, 12hrs at Plaza del Príncipe; Coso Apoteosis del Carnaval, 16hrs at Avenida Francisco La Roche and Avenida Marítima; and firework display and dance performances, 20hrs at Plaza de La Candelaria 

Concert of the Big Band Boom Fire

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El Entierro de La Sardina and Post-Carnival

Wednesday (18/02/2015), Entierro de La Sardinia (Burial of the Sardine), 21hrs from Calle Ramón y Cajal, passing by Méndez Núñez, Pilar, Villalba Hervás, La Marina and finishing at Plaza de España. The sardine cardboard display will be burnt at Avenida Marítima; to finish the end of the parades, at Plaza de La Candelária, you can see a fireworks display and some dance performances


Thursday (19/02/2015), Festival de Rondallas, 20:30hrs at Teatro Guimerá


Friday (20/02/2015), El Coso Infantil, 18hrs at Avenida Francisco La Roche; contest La Canción de La Risa, 20:30hrs at Teatro Guimerá; and musical performances, 22:30hrs at Plaza del Príncipe, Avenida Francisco La Roche and Plaza de la Candelaria 


Saturday (21/02/2015), Carnival day, from 13hrs; and musical performances, 21:30hrs at Plaza del Príncipe, Avenida Francisco La Roche and Plaza de la Candelaria

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Sunday (22/02/2015), Gran Concurso en La Ciudad de Automóviles Antiguos (contest of the vintage cars), 10hrs at Parque García Sanabria; at 12hrs the vintage car parade starts, ending at Avenida Francisco La Roche; Concert Afilarmónica Nifú-Nifá, 11hrs at Plaza del Príncipe; Agrupación Lírica La Zarzuela del Círculo de Amistad XIII de Enero, 12hrs at Plaza del Príncipe; Closing of the Carnival party, from 17hrs at Círculo de Amistad XIII de Enero; and some displays at the different places of the Carnival 2015.


This will be then the end of a sensational, as every year, festivity season, where people from many places in Europe and even other continents, come to join in one of the most spectacular carnival parties in the world. We hope that, if coming for the Santa Cruz Carnival, you will enjoy the parties as much as the locals and visitors do. 

Me and other friends during a carnival party - after the period of carnival...

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