Carnival Puerto de la Cruz

2016 Carnival in Puerto de la Cruz: Main Events

Fancy dress theme for Puerto de la Cruz 2016 Carnival: "The World of Cinema"

2016 Puerto de la Cruz Carnival Program

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THURSDAY, 28TH  JANUARY.-
8.30 p. m.    Presentation of adult and child candidates for Queen of the International Carnival. Calle San Juan.
SATURDAY, 30TH  JANUARY.-
11.00 a.m.        Exposition of vintage “Mercedes” cars. Avenida de Colón.
SUNDAY, 31ST JANUARY.-
5.00 p.m.    Gala for the election of Child Carnival Queen. Plaza de Europa.
THURSDAY, 4TH FEBRUARY.-
9.00 p.m.    Gala for the election of Adult Carnival Queen. Plaza de Europa.
Friday, 5TH OF FEBRUARY.-
05.00 p.m.    Opening of the photo exhibition “4x11 Aniversary Carnival friendship between Puerto de la Cruz and Germany”. Courtyard of Santo Domingo convent. From 9:00 a.m. to 02:00 p.m. and 04:00 p.m. to 08:00 p.m. This exhibition will remain open until 15th February. Timetable: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
SATURDAY, 6TH FEBRUARY.-
8.30 p.m.    Carnival Parade. Avenida José del Campo Llarena, Calle San Felipe, Plaza del Charco, Calle Santo Domingo, Calle Zamora ending in Plaza de la Constitución.
10.30 p.m.    Grand Ball. Plaza del Charco, Calle Perdomo and Plaza del Escultor Angel Acosta.
SUNDAY, 7TH FEBRUARY.-
11.00 a.m.    Enrolment for the Child´s Fancy Dress Contest. Plaza de Europa, behind the main  carnival stage.
11.30 a.m.    Shows by Child Dance Groups from Puerto de la Cruz. Plaza de Europa.
12.00 p.m.    Child´s Fancy Dress Contest. Plaza de Europa.
1.00 p.m.      Shows by Child Dance Groups from Puerto de la Cruz and Child´s Fancy Dress Competition awards. Plaza de Europa.               
1.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m.    Grand Ball. Plaza del Charco, Calle Perdomo and Plaza del Escultor Ángel Acosta.
4.00 to 6.00 p.m.    Puertódromo. Comparsas. Avenida de Colón.
6.30 p.m.    Exhibition of  “Murgas” Carnival Group. Plaza del Charco.
7.00 p.m.    Enrolment for the Adult Fancy Dress Competition. Plaza de Europa, behind the main carnival stage.
7.30 p.m.    Adult Dance Groups Performance from Puerto de la Cruz. Plaza de Europa.
8.00 p.m.    Adult Fancy Dress Competition. Plaza de Europa.
8.00 p.m. to 0.00 pm.    Grand Ball. Plaza del Charco, Calle Perdomo and Plaza del Escultor Ángel Acosta.
8.30 p.m.    Performance of “La Fanfarria” and Fancy Dress Competition awards. Plaza de Europa
MONDAY, 8TH FEBRUARY.-
11.00 a.m.    II Crazy Cars. Carnavalero keep on Rolling. Plaza del Charco. Exposition  of participant vehicles.
6.30 p.m.    Presentation of the Ritual “Matar la Culebra” (Kill the Snake) – a custom from the old traditional Puerto de la Cruz carnival. Route: At different sites throughout the city centre.
7.00 p.m.    II Crazy Cars. Carnavalero keep on Rolling. Parade with participants in the race to the start point in Calle Cólogan.
8.30 p.m.    Exhibition of “Murgas” Carnival Groups. Plaza de Europa.
8.30 p.m.    II Crazy Cars. Carnavalero keep on Rolling. Start of the race through Calle Cologan, Calle Luis de la Cruz finishing in Calle San Juan.
10.30 p.m.    II Crazy Cars. Carnavalero keep on Rolling. Plaza del Charco. Prize giving ceremony
11.00 p.m.    Grand Ball. Plaza del Charco, Calle Perdomo and Plaza del Escultor Ángel Acosta.
TUESDAY, 9TH FEBRUARY.-
2.00 p.m.    XLIV Edition of the vintage cars Rally of the Valley. Paddock in Avenida Colon.
8.00 p.m.    Shows by Children’s and Adult Dance Groups and performance of “Comparsas”. Plaza de Europa.
10.30 p.m.    Grand Ball. Plaza del Charco, Calle Perdomo and Plaza del Escultor Ángel Acosta.
WEDNESDAY, 10TH FEBRUARY.-
12.00 a.m.    Exhibition of the Sardine. Avenida Colón with Avda. Venezuela.
08.00 p.m.    Official Reception to the embassy of the city of Düsseldorf (Germany). Plenary hall of the city council.
9.30 p.m.    “Entierro de la Sardina” (Funeral for the Sardine). Avda. Colon, Avda. Venezuela, Avda. Familia Betancourt y Molina, Calle Valois, Calle Blanco, Calle La Marina and Fishing Wharf. At the end of the funeral procession, there will be a fireworks display and the sardine will be cremated on a funeral pyre.
11.30 p.m.    Grand Ball. Plaza del Charco, Calle Perdomo and Plaza del Escultor Ángel Acosta.
THURSDAY, 11TH FEBRUARY.-
8.00 p.m.    Official Reception to the embassies of the cities of Duisburg, Vechta and Eschborn (Germany). Plenary hall of the city council.
 
FRIDAY, 12TH FEBRUARY.-
8.00 p.m.    XXII Men Marathon “Mascarita Ponte Tacon” in high heels. Enrolment and scrutineering of heels in: Plaza del Charco.
10.00 p.m.    XXII Men Marathon “Mascarita Ponte Tacon” in high heels. Start. Plaza del Charco, Calle Santo Domingo, Paseo de San Telmo, Calle Santo Domingo, Calle La Marina with the finishing line in Plaza del Charco.
12.00 a.m.    DJ’s Night. Fishing Port Esplanade in front of Casa de la Aduana
12.00 a.m.    Grand Ball. Plaza del Charco, Calle Perdomo and Plaza del Escultor Ángel Acosta.
SATURDAY, 13TH FEBRUARY.-
4.00 p.m.    Grand International Carnival Parade Puerto de la Cruz. Avda. Colón, Calle Obispo Pérez Cáceres, Avda. Familia Betancourt y Molina, Calle Zamora, Calle Santo Domingo, Calle La Marina, Plaza del Charco, Calle San Felipe and Paseo Luis Lavaggi.
8.00 p.m.    Grand Ball. Plaza del Charco, Calle Perdomo and Plaza del Escultor Ángel Acosta.
SUNDAY, 14TH FEBRUARY.-
3.00 to 7.00 p.m.    Grand Ball. Plaza del Charco.

CARNIVAL

The carnival has been declared of international tourist interest, being one of the longest-standing carnivals of the island. Even during the time when the fiesta was banned, it has always managed to find a place in the hearts of the people of Puerto de la Cruz, they even camouflaged the carnival under the name of "winter fiestas" in order not to miss it. The burial of the sardine, held on Ash Wednesday, and the Grand Carnival Parade, on the following Saturday, are quite spectacular, with the participation of many individuals, groups, floats, comparsas, murgas (carnival music groups) and several delegations from the carnivals of other countries, including Germany.

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