Best Things to do in Tenerife in July 2015

What are the best things to do in Tenerife in July 2015? Well, July is the month with the most beach celebrations, as the patron saint of fisherman is honoured continuously on the dates around 16th July. 

The Virgen del Carmen is always carried by a procession from her shrine to the beach where the fishermen’s boats await her, decorated with small, coloured flags. 

A raffle chooses some fishermen and the boat on which she is put to the lively sound of a brass band and boat horns to begin a colourful, lively sea procession.



When this ceremony ends, the Virgen returns to dry land and is placed on an altar on the shore to be revered. Fireworks are set off from the water, and you’d have to wait until the following year to be able to enjoy such lively celebrations again.

But as well as this traditional, markedly religious holiday there are other events, concerts and celebrations which we think might interest you for things to do in Tenerife in July 2015. We have chosen those which we think would be most interesting for the majority of people. Obviously there are many other events, but these are the stand-out ones (at least for us). However, if you think something is missing (or if we’ve made a mistake with any of the dates) then please let us know by leaving us a comment.

At last but by no means least, you can do many of the activities which are normally available in Tenerife.

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Things to do in Tenerife in July 2015
Traditional Celebrations

19th June to 5th July – the El Sauzal celebrations take place in honour of San Pedro Apostol and there is a varied programme including dance, open air cinema, children’s games and religious ceremonies.

11th July – The Baile de Magos de Puerto de la Cruz takes place in the Plaza de Europa. Lots of participants wearing typical dress celebrate Canary Island folklore.

12th July – At Romería de San Benito de La Laguna, declared of national touristic interest, the seven islands are represented by seven women adorned with typical dress. They carry fruit and flowers as an offering to the saint, and they are accompanied by carts pulled by cattle and musicians who leave happiness in their wake. At this celebration, which is more urban than rural, they still place importance on respecting the traditional dress of magicians while attending the pilgrimage. Because of this celebration, all sorts of events are organised from the best-decorated cart or balcony being rewarded to a Canary Island rhyming couplet competition being announced.

Second fortnight in July – Festival of Santa Ana in Tamaimo (Santiago del Teide).

14th July (always the Sunday closed to 16th July) – the embarkation of the Virgen del Carmen at Santa Cruz de Tenerife is celebrated.

14th July – celebration of the Virgen del Carmen. The Virgen emerges in a procession from the Parroquia de la Peña de Francia de Puerto de la Cruz, accompanied by San Telmo. She is serenaded with songs by fishermen on different streets. Just before the moment when she gets onto the fishing wharf, doves are released. Afterwards the route goes all along the coast of Puerto de la Cruz. At the end there is a big firework show. This event takes place in the afternoon.

16th July – celebrations in honour of Nuestra Señora del Carmen in Los Realejos, and embarkation o the Virgen in Las Galletas, Arona. Apart from that, also in Puerto Santiago the celebrations in Santiago del Teide. There is a large sea procession for the Virgen del Carmen which ends with spectacular fireworks.

17th July – embarkation of the Virgen in Garachico and a game of greasy pole.

19th July – embarkation of the Virgen in Punta del Hidalgo (La Laguna). Certainly one of the things to do in Tenerife in July 2015.

25th July – Festival of Santiago Apostol (patron saint of Spain) in Santiago del Teide.

27th July – Santa Ana celebrations in Candelaria is another of the traditional celebrations on the list of things to do in Tenerife in July.

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Things to do in Tenerife in July 2015
Concerts and Musical Events

1st July – also in Santa Cruz, Luis Fonsi will give a latin pop music concert at the Palacio Municipal de Deportes de Santa Cruz as part of his ‘Somos Uno’ tour. You can enjoy it from 7pm and entry is €27. Update 29.06.15 - Concert cancelled!!

1st July – the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra will perform an extraordinary concert of chamber music at the Santa Cruz de Tenerife Auditorium, including works by Mozart and Karl Ditters von Dittersdorf. It starts at 8:30pm and entry is free.

3rd to 11th July – the traditional Festival Internacional Canarias Jazz&Más Heineken will be celebrated in different places in Tenerife: Auditorio de Tenerife (Santa Cruz), Teatro Leal (La Laguna) and Puerto de la Cruz. Prices vary and this festival is yet another of the best things to do in Tenerife in July 2015.

4th to 7th July – Evita the Musical at the Santa Cruz de Tenerife Auditorium in Spanish. Ticket prices are between €30 and €40.

4th July – Joaquín Sabina concert in Adeje (tickets €35). This is part of his ‘500 noches para una crisis’ tour celebrating 15 years since the release of his best album ’19 days and 500 nights’  (1999). Cancelled!!!

7th JulyIX Festival Internacional de Música de Cine de Tenerife (FIMUCITÉ – International Festival of Movie Soundtracks), in Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Apart from that, you can enjoy a tribute to François de Roubaix, with free entrance, at 20:30hrs in Los Cristianos (Auditorio Infanta Leonor). Update 02/07/15

10th July – Marc Anthony will be in concert at the Antonio Domínguez Olympic Stadium in Los Cristianos, Arona, as part of his ‘Cambio de Piel’ world tour. It starts at 9pm and tickets are €40.

15th to 16th July – the Moscow Ballet will perform ‘Don Quijote’ at the Teatro Leal in La Laguna. Tickets are €25 or €38, and it starts at 9pm.

17th July – enjoy a vocal music concert called ‘EnAmorArte en Aires de Bolero’ at the Teatro Leal in La Laguna for just €8.

17th July - Pablo Alborán concert at Plaza del Cristo in La Laguna, as part of his 'Terral 2015' tourTickets cost €30, and it starts at 9 pm.

18th July – delight in the sound of the timple at a concert called ‘Timple y Bohemia’ at the Teatro Leal in La Laguna, which will cover very different musical styles. It starts at 9pm and tickets cost €8-10.

24th July – enjoy Irish and Scottish instrumental folk music in an EGM: Celtic Loops concert at 9pm at the Teatro Guimerá in Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Tickets are just €5.

25th July – Juan Luis Guerra concert in the car park of the Santa Cruz de Tenerife maritime park as part of his ‘Todo tiene su hora’ tour. It starts at 9pm and tickets are from €30 (€5 more at the ticket office).

25th July – “Sunblast” Eletronic Music Festival of Canary Islands (Festival de Música Electronica de Canarias). You can obtain a VIP entrance for €65 (or €55 in the presales) with free drinks. Update 02/07/15

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Things to do in Tenerife in July 2015
Exhibitions and Other Events

18th June to 19th July – in the “Jardines Victoria” (Victoria Gardens) in La Orotava you can benefit from the “Juega, pasea y degusta exquisitas recetas magistrales” (Play, take a walk and taste exquisite master recipes). From Thursdays to Sundays from 18hrs till 22hrs. 

1st to 31st July – in the bars and restaurants of La Laguna, ‘La ruta por la tapa de San Benito’ is celebrated.

3rd to 5th July – “V Waterpolo International Tournament Playa Isla de Tenerife” in Playa de Puerto Colón (Playa de Las Américas). Update 02/07/15

4th to 5th July – this Saturday and Sunday you can enjoy the XXXV Feria de Artesanía in Garachico, another of the top things to do in Tenerife in July 2015.

12th July – Day of Traditions in Chirche (Guía de Isora). This is a unique occasion as you are transported to the 1940s to see their way of life, their traditions, the art of basket making and how to make gofio.

6th to 31th July – Photos and Paints Exposition (Exposición de Pintura y Fotografía UVA 2015) at Centro Cultural de Adeje. Free entrance. Update 02/07/15

14th July – Carlos Latre: ‘in live’. This is a spectacular comedy for the whole family in La Orotava at 9pm. Prices range from €23 to €27.

14th to 19th July – the Tenerife Lan Party 2015 is celebrated at the Recinto Ferial de Santa Cruz, including competitions, exhibitions, studios and technological workshops taking place 24 hours a day.

14th to 25th July – you have the opportunity to see ‘La mujer de terracota’ at the Espacio Cultural CajaCanarias in Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

18th July – a different kind of event from all the others we have suggested in Tenerife in July 2015 - Motocross: Free Style Arona 2015 at the Antonio Domínguez Stadium. Tickets cost €18, €25 and €50.

July (whole month) – Summer sports activities in Arona (Complejo Polideportivo Jesús Domínguez "Grillo"). There is a wide range of activities for children and adults. Update 02/07/15

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Things to do in Tenerife in July 2015
Sporting and Theme Activities

Siam Park – the perfect place to spend a day at the best water park in Europe - no question one of the best things to do in Tenerife in July and all year long. The entry price for an adult is €34, and when purchasing also tickets to Loro Parque, you can save a lot of money, on top of getting vouchers to spend in one or both parks. For more information about prices and discounts, click here.

Costa Martiánez – the best open air contemporary museum at a swimming pool complex. The entry price for an adult is €5.50. For more information about prices and passes, click here.

Sea Kayaking (Patea tus Montes) – in summer the sea is at its calmest and for that reason it is the right time to try water activities. Going for a walk along the Gigantes cliffs is an unbeatable experience, and the price for an adult is €20. For more information about prices, click here.

Introduction to diving (El Cardón NaturExperience) – so that you don’t just end up with an earthly view of Tenerife, how does investigating its sea depths sound? Try diving for €60, one of the best sports and things to do in Tenerife in July 2015. For more information about prices, click here.

Golf – the pleasant temperatures and the constant good weather are the perfect conditions for playing this sport in paradise, and at this time of year the prices are at their lowest at all the courses so you should make the most of it. The price for playing 18 holes at Golf del Sur this month is €57. For more information about prices and passes, click here.

Helidream Helicopters – don’t miss out on the opportunity to experience Tenerife from the air, another of the top things to do in Tenerife in July and other periods when the good weather of the island enables you to enjoy this place from the skies. The prices for an adult start at €98. For more information about prices and routes, click here.

Jungle Park – the only natural jungle in Europe with three animal shows, among which is surprising birds of prey show. The entry price for an adult is €25. For more information about prices and discounts, click here.

Camel Park – this offers you the possibility of riding a camel in a protected setting in the south of the island. The entry price for an adult is €15. The farm inside the estate is ideal for young children. This is one of the reasons why riding a camel is one of the things to do in Tenerife in July with kids. For more information about prices and discounts, click here.

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