Carnival Las Palmas
It is an annual event to rival Rio de Janeiro’s Carnival.
Performers dance in flamboyant costumes bringing colour and richness to one of the island’s oldest festivities.
More about the Las Palmas Carnival
Carnaval has been celebrated in Las Palmas in one way or another over the last five centuries.
The carnival theme for 2018 is ‘Magic and fantastic creatures’.
One of the island’s major tourist attraction, it reinvents itself, surprising visitors with new acts and events each year.
International visitors and locals alike get into the party spirit, taking it to the streets.
Carnival Las Palmas is a series of Galas and Carnivals, with the Drag Queen Gala – the first in Spain in 1998 – being one of its most extravagant and theatrical.
There are competitions for best costumes, with one lucky winner being crowned Queen of the Carnival.
The Great Carnival Parade takes place on the last Saturday and follows a route of over 7 kilometres.
Children get in on the act with lots of designated festivities for the little ones culminating in a children’s parade towards the end of Carnival Las Palmas.