What to Expect
Just like January, February is one of our unpredictable months, weather-wise. It can be cool, cloudy and there is the chance of rain. Last year was unseasonably warm with the average temperature for the south a constant 23°C while night time temperatures were also high at 19°C. In the north, these figures dropped to 16°C and 11°C.
In Spain Carnival is celebrated in many different ways, but here in the Canary Islands, especially in Tenerife, carnival is special, and celebrated by everyone from the very young to the very old. It is celebrated in the streets where there are constant parties, music, and everyone in costumes; it is something intrinsic in our culture.
The biggest and the best is in the capital Santa Cruz and runs from 19th February to 5th March with the Main Parade on 28th February and the Burial of the Sardine on 1st March. This is followed by Los Cristianos and Puerto de la Cruz who will both have their main events in March.
33rd International Festival of Music of the Canary Islands – This festival is celebrated from January to February the only music festival that takes place during the winter months. The FIMC takes place in Santa Cruz and you can find more information here
Feast of Candles and Virgen de la Candelaria – Every February two popular events are celebrated honour of the Virgin of Candelaria, patron saint of the Canary Islands. On the night of 1 to 2, the lights of the town are extinguished and the faithful form a procession while praying carrying candles (When: 1 to 2nd February 2 Where: Candelaria)
X Memorial Cup Maximo Moreno in Adeje – competitions of Baseball, Softball and Kikingbol, in the municipal field of Tijoco Bajo. (To 12th February)
The Municipal Band of Music of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, under the direction of Óscar Navarro with Radovan Cavallin (clarinet) as soloist. This is part of the XXXIII Canary Islands Music Festival (When: February 2 at 20:30 Where: Auditorio de Tenerife)
Mister Global Spain – The beauty contest this year chose Santa Cruz to celebrate its annual event. (When: February 5th at 17:00 Where: Teatro Guimerá Tickets: box office theatre and www.tomaticket.es)
Almendro en Flor Route – Begin the year with a walk to enjoy the natural spectacle of almond blossoms in the municipality of Santiago del Teide The approximate duration is 4 hours and difficulty is average. For more information visit the Casa de la Juventud de Adeje or call 922 78 18 08. (When Sunday, February 5)
The Children of the 80’s back by popular demand after a smashing opening party at the Hard Rock Hotel. The first tickets have reduced price and they are now available HERE
XC San Felipe, where the public can follow almost the entire course and live the excitement of the races from start to finish. (When: Feb. 18, 13 to 19h Where: Playa Jardin, Puerto de la Cruz Information and registration: www.ciclismocanario.es)
4th Canarias Folk Fest Arona 2016/2017 –With crafts and food market, from 16:00 and performances by folk groups this traditional event is held regularly in Plaza La Pescadora, Los Cristianos, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, every two weeks, starting Wednesday, November 30, 2016 and ending on Thursday, March 23, 2017.
Calendar – February : 8, 9, 22, 23 – and March : 8, 9, 22, 23.
Tenerife Symphony Orchestra – Enjoy the OST often accompanied by guest sopranos and other talented soloists. They perform the works of well known composers to make each peformance a memorable evening can be enjoyed by aficionados and amateurs alike. (When every Friday until Jun 23rd 2017, Where Auditorio Adán Martín, Santa Cruz)
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.