Things begin to cool down a little with the arrival of autumn. This month, the average temperature for the south of the island, if last year’s records are to be believed, should be around 28°C with a high of 36°C and after sunset 22°C. In the north, the figures for last year were 23°C average with a high of 30°C and after dark it was as low as 12°C although the average was 16°C. During the so called ‘winter’ months weather and temperature can vary greatly depending on whether you are in the north or the south of the island, in the summer there is hardly any noticeable difference other than more clouds in the north.
There’s always something going on in Tenerife, add to this the beaches, excursions sports and outdoor pursuits plus local events, with their traditional and unusual activities there is something to captivate all ages and all tastes.
Pilgrimage of Adeje – The pilgrimage puts the finishing touch to the festivities, bursting with folklore, gastronomy and colour. The carts, shepherds with their flocks, folk groups and pilgrims come from around the island to parade along the Calle Grande inviting everyone to dance, sing and enjoy the Canarian cuisine and fine wines. (When: October 18 Where: Adeje)
Starting 2nd October and Every Friday at the Auditorio de Tenerife
‘Cultural Autumn’ CajaCanarias Foundation proposes a new programme for October and November. You can enjoy concerts of world music or jazz with important national and international artists, children’s activities, meetings with contemporary thinkers and talks on current issues. (When: October and November Where: Espacio Cultural CajaCanarias, Santa Cruz Tickets HERE
The Keroxen Festival is one of the cultural encounters with more weight and personality than most. International figures and national artists of avant-garde and contemporary music, offer every Friday during October and early November a number of interesting concerts. Confirmed guests for 2015 are Tim Hecker, Maurice Louca, Rob Mazurek & Black Cube SP, Disrupt, Scotch Bonnet, Fumaça Preta, Girl Band, Chancha Via Circuito, Miquel Serra, Niche Elche, aka Kiki Hitomi Yellow Mouse or Pumuky etc. (When : October 2 to November 13 Where : El Tanque Cultural Space, Santa Cruz )
VI Subida Las Aguilas (Rise of the eagles) (When 10.00am 4th October, Where departure from the Plaza Reyes Catolicos to Las Aguilas Hotel).
Victor Ullate Ballet – presents a mixed program including Jaleos and Après Toi (When 9th October, Where Teatro Guimerá – Santa Cruz)
XXIII Encuentro Salto del Pastor Canario – Tenerife Traditions (When 9th – 12th October, Wherre San Andres)
Gran Combo of Puerto Rico is possibly the most important orchestra in the world of salsa, and will be in Tenerife this October. More than two hours to dance and enjoy the best classical salsa and the most influential band of all time. (When: October 10 Where: Parking Marine Park, Santa Cruz)
La Librea – Based on the Battle of Lepanto which occurred in 1571 MORE INFORMATION (When, 10th October, Where Valle de Guerra)
Tenerife Entertainment Awards the entertainment event of the year! Check out more at http://www.teaawards.com (When 11th October, Where Castillo San Miguel)
IV Aguere Music Festival (When 17th October, Where Espacio Cultural Aguere)
Sand Art – Borja Gonzalez presents a multidisciplinary show that combines sand art, circus, live music, puppets and speed painting (When October 18th, 12.00 Where Teatro Leal – La Laguna)
Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro (When October 22 – 25th Where Auditorio de Tenerife, Santa Cruz)
VI Open Fotosub Tenerife Güímar a major event in which underwater cameras photographers from all over Spain and Europe participate. (When October 23 – November 8. Entries close on 21 October.) More info and registration HERE
Tenerife Blue Trail, a test that is already a reference for trail runners. This edition also part of the Ultra Spain Cup Mountain Races in five different categories adapted to different levels and conditions of the participants.(When: Bib Collection, October 22 – 23rd from 10:30 to 20:00h from Recinto Ferial de Tenerife – Race 24 October Where – info at www.tenerifebluetrail.com)
Feboda 2015 – for 3 days, visitors can see everything they could possibly want for a wedding celebration (When 23 – 25th October, Where Recinto Ferial de Tenerife)
Illusion, LIVE – The ultimate Las Vegas show, right here in Tenerife, starring Gaetano Garofalo direct from the Flamingo in Las Vegas. Grand illusions, levitating women, sleight of hand and beautiful dancers – everything you never dreamed possible! No camera tricks, no computer graphics just amazing illusions, right in front of your eyes. (When Every Thursday at 8.00pm Where Showtime Tenerife, Las Americas Tickets)
INSOMNIA VIP BOAT PARTY Pre-party with shots, boat party with Insomnia DJ’s playing the very best music, 3 hour FREE BAR including spirits, beer and cocktails. After party with FREE BBQ (When Sailing every Sunday and Wednesday.)
Tenerife Opera brings a new season full of novelties. Enjoy four great titles from 60€. The Marriage of Figaro by Mozart, The Troubadour by Verdi, Maria Stuarda (Mary Stuart ) by Donizetti and Werther by Massenet. More info auditoriodetenerife.com
Visit the Dorada Brewery The local brewing company opens its doors to unveil the manufacturing process of Dorada beer, from the collection of raw materials to bottling, at the end of the visit you will be invited to a Dorada in the Tasting Room. (Booking is necessary. http://doradatour.es/ Every Tuesday and Wednesdays Avda. de Ángel Romero Santa Cruz to 31/12/2015)
EarthSky’s meteor shower guide for 2015
Photo by Justin Ng
Sit in a moon shadow with an otherwise open view of the predawn sky, and if you’re really lucky, you might see as many as 40 meteors in one hour. Good luck! Click the links below to learn more about meteor showers in 2015.
October 8, 2015 Draconids
October 21-22, 2015 Orionids
November 4-5, 2015 South Taurids
November 12-13, 2015 North Taurids
November 17-18, 2015 Leonids
December 13-14, 2015 Geminids
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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