Tenerife Carnival 2019

Tenerife Carnival 2019: “The Deep Sea”.

Without a shadow of a doubt, local life and cultural identity are fundamental at Feel Tenerife®. For this reason, these very values shine through in each and every of our guided tours, and Tenerife Carnival is held at the heart of the Canary Island community: This is especially true in our capital, where, for practically an entire month, the city dresses up in colour and wonder. This is how Tenerife celebrates its most iconic festival. Did you miss out this time? Read on to discover what went on at Tenerife Carnival 2019. Then,  get a taste of what you might be in for next year.

Cartel del Carnaval de Tenerife 2019
Official flyer of Santa Cruz de Tenerife Carnival 2019 “Encarnación del Carnaval Marino” by José Luis Trujillo González.

The ever-growing Tenerife Carnival 2019 reached never-before-seen numbers and broke records this year, and certainly gave us a lot to talk about.

Two of which are the main stages were celebrations took place. The magnificent “Centro Internacional de Ferias y Congresos” (International Fair and Congress Centre) is itself a contemporary piece, by Santiago Calatrava, and the central area of Santa Cruz, which boasts many emblematic spaces such as: the plazas of El Príncipe, La Candelaria, Weyler, San Francisco, and España, as well as the streets known as Calle Castillo and Calle San José.

Photograph: I LOVE THE WORLD.

Hits from the event, whose theme was “The Deep Sea”.

People excitedly await the Queen of Carnival contest to witness the event and her crowning, having taken place this year on the night of the 27th of February thanks to the participation, creativity and sheer genius of 19 designers and 19 radiant contestants. Each and everyone gave her all on stage, with the support of their sponsors.

As a result, the winner was Priscila Medina Quintero, coming in at first place with an incredible performance;  “La Nuit”, by designer Sedomir Rodríguez de La Sierra, with the level of shine, strength, and luxury on stage that you can come up expect from Tenerife Carnival.

Fantasía "La Nuit" diseñada por Sedomir Rodríguez de La Sierra
Queen of Tenerife Carnival 2019. Photograph: I LOVE THE WORLD

Beating the historical records of visitors to any event at Tenerife Carnival, on the 9th of March, well over 400,000 people came together at the stage at Avenida Anaga. The real space where people celebrate the carnival is on the street. In fact, this is why so many people come together to live such an experience in Tenerife, one of the best and safest places to enjoy a festival of this magnitude.

Panorámica aérea del escenario de la Avenida de Anaga. Concierto de Juan Luis Guerra. Carnaval de Tenerife 2019
The stage at Avenida de Anaga during Juan Luis Guerra’s concert. Photograph: I LOVE THE WORLD

Tenerife Carnival 2020: themed events and dates

Tenerife Carnival 2020 dates are OUT NOW and will be based around the theme of “Los Coquetos” from the 50s.

The “chicharreros” (the popular name for the population of Santa Cruz de Tenerife) voted for this theme amongst 7 others and reached the exciting decision that 2020’s Carnival is to be based around the theme of the 50s.

However, Carnival in Tenerife is present all year round, and forward-planning is fundamental; so much so that you can already access the dates for some of the most important events of 2020, namely:

  • Wednesday 19th of February (evening): Tenerife Adult Carnival Queen Gala
  • Friday 21st of February (evening): Carnival throughout the streets, with the announced parade
  • Sunday 23rd of February (daytime): First daytime carnival of the year
  • Tuesday 25th of February (afternoon): “Gran Coso Apoteosis” parade
  • Wednesday 26th of February (evening): Parade of the Burial of the Sardine (Ash Wednesday)
  • Saturday 29th of February (daytime): Second daytime carnival and closing

Tenerife Carnival is the opportunity to live an incredible, local festival of global quality. You won’t want to miss out on the opportunity to go. Take note to book your flights or sea crossing and accommodation as this is a unique experience not to be missed.


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