What to Expect
In the south of Tenerife, the daily average temperatures increase as the month progresses, to around 26°C with the odd high of 30°C and evening temperatures tend to stay around 20°C so at last the light scarf or cardi can be abandoned. In the north, temperatures are coming more into line with the south of the island as averages reach 23°C and lows are around 17°C.
Fiestas de la Cruz the Fiestas start with cultural and sporting events and these are followed by a fireworks display considered one of the biggest in the Canary Island between Calle del Medio and Called del Sol (When 2nd and 3rd May, Where Los Realejos)
Wine and jazz concerts next performance is Havana Vives. Tickets are €10 at the Casa del Vino and include a glass of wine and a discount in the restaurant (When 6th May, Where Casa del Vino)
The Hole 2 ! The show keeps the spirit and format of its older brother, the coolest, sensual and fun show. (When 10th to 29th May, Where: next to Recinto Ferial, Santa Cruz – tickets €17.50)
Estopa The Cornella Brothers visit Tenerife with their new album and before thousands of fans to deliver a powerful, rocker and rumbero concert as only they know how. (When: May 7 Where: Sports Pavilion Santiago Martin, La Laguna Ticket Sales)
Mueca 201 6, the annual international festival, when the town’s streets are filled with art, music, dance, even a fire and water spectacular in the Lago Martiánez. (When between 12 and 15 May, Where Puerto de la Cruz)
Romeria de la Virgen de Fatima The image of the virgin is paraded around Arona and carried to Mirador de la Centinela, accompanied by floats and folk groups. There is a feast, after which music and dancing begin in the town square. (When 13th May, Where Arona).
Artisan/Craft Fair This is a great chance to purchase unique handicrafts and souvenirs from over 100 local trades people. (When 13th – 17th May, Where Plaza Espana in Adeje town)
Festival San Isidro la Labrador, the patron saint of farmers. His icon is paraded through the streets (When 15th May, Where San Isidro) also in Los Realejos on 15th and 29th May
Binter Nightrun the first edition of this nocturnal race will pass through 5km of city streets, starting and finishing in Avenida Francisco La Roche full information from Website (When 21st May, Where Santa Cruz)
Jethro Tull a British progressive rock band that has sold over 60 million copies of his albums appears in Tenerife. (When 20th May, Where Piramides de Arona, Las Americas)
ALADDIN AND THE TANGLED GENIE – Family musical (When 22nd May, Tickets from Box Office 10-12 € Where Guimerá Theatre Santa Cruz)
XVIII International Environmental Film Festival FICMEC 2016 returns with the theme “Time to think” laden with social and environmental content. (When 24-30 May Where Garachico)
SYMPHONIC of PINK FLOYD , a spectacle by a cast of extraordinary and international singers accompanied by the One World Symphonic Orchestra and Rock Band who have worked with artists like Simple Minds, George Michael, Chris Rea, Mike Oldfield, Rick Wakeman, Robin Beck, etc., come together to continue the legend, interpreting the band’s biggest symphonic rock history. Tickets from €40 at box offic or TomaTicket.es (When 8.30 each evening 27th, 29th May, Where Guimerá Theatre)
Día de Canarias is celebrated on May 30th and is a public holiday throughout the Canary Islands so many shops and businesses may be closed.
Mountain Race IV K-21 La Guancha through both urban and forest areas follow link for all info. (When 30th May Where La Guancha)
Insomnia – Tenerife’s biggest and best boat party returns for the 2016 season with a bang. Sailing twice per week from Puerto Colon featuring the best in house music, tropical vibes and a free bar.
Medano Live After the success of Red Jazz Festival 2015, Medano Live has been organised for 2016. All concerts are free and more information can be obtained fromhttp://medanolive.com/
14 and 21 May, will take place on Red Jazz III Festival – 14 concerts.
October 7 and 26 November, the Cycle of Music – 18 concerts.
And from 2 to 17 December 2016, the Jazz Festival – 6 concerts.
Image / Mark Thornton – Festival Jazz Roja 2015, Noviembre, Plaza Roja, El Médano
Whilst these are some of the most interesting events, there is an overwhelming amount of activities on Tenerife each month. Click on the links below to see what is happening elsewhere.
Tenerife – Attractions
Tenerife offers a wealth of attractions follow the LINK to get just a few ideas.
Tenerife – Tours
Guided tours both free and private as well as numerous excursions are available throughout the year. For a few ideas follow the link to Tenerife Tours and Days Out
Tenerife – Sporting Activities
Year round temperatures averaging 22 degrees combined with a low level of rainfall provide an ideal climate for outdoor ventures. Whether on land, at sea or in the skies, Tenerife provides outdoor adventure for all types of travellers. Check them out HERE
Tenerife – Markets
Everyone loves a market and the island is home to a wealth of covered, outdoor and street markets. Many specialise in a particular type of goods while others selling the same product move from site to site. Most open early in the morning and close early afternoon. Follow this link for a list of Tenerife Markets
Tenerife – Museums
The museums of Tenerife are accessible to all sections of the community regardless of limited mobility or communication. Follow the link to find a comprehensive list of Tenerife – Museums
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