Carnivals 2023 in Fuerteventura

Carnivals 2023 in Fuerteventura

Carnival 2023 is approaching and all the municipalities of Fuerteventura are preparing to celebrate. In this article we will collect day after day (as the programs arrive) all the exact dates, times and places of the events connected to the celebrations. Stay Connected!

April 2023

The last Carnival of Fuerteventura (if we haven’t missed something) will be the Carnaval de Dia of Tetir on April 1st 2023.
This is a “White Carnival” and it is better that you dress in this color if you wish to participate.
At 4.30 pm in the public square of Tetir Edwin Rivera will play, Puerto Rican Salsa singer, well known internationally.

March 2023

The Carnaval De Dia of Betancuria, however, will take place on March 12, 2023.
At the moment the program is not known but only the theme, which will be: Egypt

Here is the program of the Municipality of Pajara which includes Morro Jable, Costa Calma and La Lajita and will be held from 2 to 19 March 2023

  • on March 2nd at 7 pm in Costa Calma there will be the GALA DE CARNIVAL with various bands and musical groups
    Location: Avenida John Reisen;

  • Friday 3rd March at 8 pm in La Lajita there will be the GALA DE CARNAVAL with various artists and musical groups
    Location: Plaza de la Lajita;

  • March 4 from 12 am to midnight in Pajara parade of Batucadas Sambukka and Anyagua.
    After various performances of dance and choreographic groups.
    Location: Plaza de Pajara
  • Friday March 10 at 9 pm Morro Jable Pregon Carnaval
    From 11 pm to 3 am verbena with Grupo LD of Tenerife and Grupo Kandela of Fuerteventura

  • 11 March from 9 pm GRAN CONCIERTO and, following, verbena with Grupo La Verbena and Orquestra La Sabrosa.

  • 12 March from 8 pm: GALA DE LA REINA with various shows.

  • March 14 from 9 pm GALA DRAG QUEEN
  • Wednesday 15 March: from 9.30 am: parade of colleges through the streets of Morro Jable with conclusion of the parade in the square.
  • At 8.00 pm: GALA DE NUESTROS MAYORES with various shows.

  • 16 March from 6 pm: CARNAVAL FAMILIAR with various shows.

  • March 17 from 8 pm: ENCUENTRO DE MURGAS (a form of theater that brings together music, dance and acting)
    to follow and until 3.00 am verbena with Nuevo Klan and Grupo Bomba

  • from 5.00 pm GREAT CARNIVAL PARADE with all the Carnival groups.
    From 8.00 pm to 4.00 am Verbena with Nuevo Klan, Orquestra Mambo Latino and DJ Naupe

  • Sunday 19 March from 5.00 pm : DAY FOR CHILDREN WITH AUTISM with shows for children, workshops and inflatables

The official program of the Carnival 2023 of the Municipality of La Oliva (which also includes Corralejo and El Cotillo)

2nd March 2023

  • It begins on Thursday 2 March at 11.30 am with the Ceip Tolston parade through the streets of El Cotillo;
  • on March 2 from 7.30 pm many carnival groups will parade through the main avenue of Corralejo, Nuestra Señora del Carmen;

3rd March 2023

  • From 9.00 am there will be the first meeting of the schools with the Carnival
  • The following colleges will parade along the main street of Corralejo, Nuestra Senora del Carmen: Ceip Toston, Ceip La Oliva, Ceip Villaverde, Ceip Antollito El Farero, Ceip Maria Castrillo and Ceip Parque Natural.

  • From 8.30 pm Grand Gala of the Reina Adulta del Carnaval of the Carnival of the Municipality of La Oliva in Corralejo with the exhibition of various groups of Batucadas, Murgas and various carnival artists.
    Location: Corralejo Main avenue, Nuestra Señora del Carmen.

4th March 2023

  • At 11.00 am the 6th edition of the Carrera Carnevalera Solidaria (solitary carnival race)
  • From 2 pm to 4 am there will be non-stop music with: DJ Ricardo Araujo, Orquestra Kandela, Grupo Aseres, Virginia Guantanamera, DJ Arrocin, Orquestra Mambo Latino,
  • Orquestra La Sabrosa and the awaited guest of the evening Tony Tun Tun.
  • during the day the best carnival characters will also be elected and, during the night, the best adult costumes.

5th March 2023

  • At 6.00 pm there will be the Gran Galà de la Reina infantil.
  • At the end various performances by carnival groups.
    Location: Avenida Nuestra Señora del Carmen de Corralejo

6th March 2023

  • From 9.00 pm: Drag Queen Grand Gala “La Oliva Orgullosa”
  • Location: Avenida Nuestra Señora del Carmen in Corralejo.

7th March 2023

  • From 5.00 pm to 7.00 pm children’s party with inflatables, workshops, face painting for children, animation with characters and Carnival costume contest for the little ones.
  • At 7.00 pm music for children “The Magic of the Carnival”

8th March 2023

  • From 7.00 pm Party of Our Elders with Peye Benavente and Grupo Jacomar
    Location: Avenida Nuestra SSeñora del Carmen of Corralejo.

9th March 2023

  • From 7.00 pm Gala de Las Danzas with various groups
    Location: Avenida Nuestra Señora del Carmen of Corralejo

10th March 2023

  • At 10 am : Parade of the Ceip La Oliva through the streets of the town
  • At 10 am: Parade of Ceip Villaverde through the streets of the town
  • From 8 pm Gran Maraton de Murgas on Avenida de Nuestra Señora del Carmen in Corralejo

11th March 2023

  • From 6 pm Carnival parade with all groups
  • At 10 pm Grupo Nuevo Klan
  • From midnight to 4 am tribute concert to Elvis Crespo with the orquestra Furia Joven

12th March 2023

From 7.00 pm: accompaniment of the Señora Sardina from the stage of the Carnival of Avenida Principal de Corralejo, Nuestra Señora del Carmen, to the Muellito with the Carnevaleros groups.
Upon arrival at the “Muelle chico” our Lady Sardine will be greeted with her subsequent burning of fireworks.

Gran Tarajal Carnival Program 2023 from to 2 to 12 March

The official presentation of the Carnival of Gran Tarajal will be on February 25th at 8.30 pm, but the authorities of the municipality of Tuineje have already anticipated the program and all the events this Monday February 13th.
The Carnival will be held from 2 to 12 March and will be really full of events:

  • Thursday 2 March at 8.30 pm at the Recinto Ferial of Gran Tarajal you will be able to attend the performance of various local groups and bands such as Batucada Timbaye, Ballet Stylo, Comparsa Kirumba, Diamonds, Comparsa Grimanesa, Súper Yeyas, Premium SS, Five Senses Academy and Laura Sardeña Dance Academy.
  • Friday 3 March, starting at 9.00 pm, there will be “encuentro de Murgas” (a form of street theater that combines music, dance and acting) which with the opening of the children’s murga Las Pizpiretas, the new murga of the municipality Las Chichifladas, the Cucas Libres and the murgas of Puerto del Rosario Los and murga Las Zarandajas, who will compete for the prize for the best text. Upon completion, a festival will be held by the Nuevo Klan orchestra.
  • Saturday, March 4 from 12:30 am, there will be Carnival by day, with performances by the groups Mambo Latino, Vamos y la liamos, Nuevo Klan, Mejor with Copas and the Del Bueno orchestra. You can also see Edwin Rivera perform with La Sabrosa Orchestra, Bomba Orchestra, Kandela and DJ Pedro Cabrera.
  • The Children’s Gala will be held on Sunday 5 March from 5.00 pm with a performance by the choreographic groups of the Municipality.
  • The Senior Gala will take place on Tuesday 7 March at the Gran Tarajal Senior Center;
  • Wednesday 8 March it’s time of the Family Gala with the participation of carnival groups.
  • The Drag Queen Gala will take place on Thursday 9 March, at 9:00 pm, with the participation of the best Drag Queens of the Canary Islands, accompanied by performances byappars, choreographic groups and murgas.
  • On Friday March 10, starting at9.00 pm, the Gala for the election of the adult queen will be held, where the different carnival groups of the municipality will also perform and the performance of Kike Pérez. When finished, the festival will be held with the Kandela group.
  • The Gran Tarajal Carnival Arena will take place on Saturday, March 11, starting at 5:30 pm, with departure from the García Blairzy School towards the Fair, where the festival will begin at 9:00 pm, with performances by the Jacomar Orchestra, Rikabanda Orchestra, Nuevo Klan and La Sabrosa.

    The Carnival will end, as per tradition, with the parade of the Sardines in Avenida de Gran Tarajal with the carnival groups starting at 6:00 pm.


The Carnival in the municipality of Pajara, which also includes well-known tourist resorts such as Morro Jable, Costa Calma and La Lajita, will be held from 2 to 18 March.
The theme of the Carnival will be “Sea and Land”…
Stay tuned waiting for the official program

February 2023

Puerto del Rosario

The Puerto del Rosario Carnival 2023 will take place from February 16 to 26 with the theme ‘the medieval world’.
Here is the definitive program of the 2023 Carnival:

  • February 16th at 7.30pm:
    Birth of the sardine with the philharmonic and various musical bands of the Carnival
    Location: Parque del Tomate exit
  • 8.30 pm: Proclamation of the Carnival
    Location: Insular Auditorium of Puerto del Rosario

  • Friday 17 at 10 am
    Parade of schools through the different streets of Puerto del Rosario
    7 pm: Carrera de arretrankos.
    It is a particular race of fun vehicles that you absolutely must see if you are in Fuerteventura
    At the end rock concert, then music with DJ from 10 pm
    Location: Recinto Ferial

  • Saturday 18
    12 am
    2nd Milla Carnevalera
    (Solidarity Competition)
    Location: Plaza de las Esquevas

    7 pm Murgas Island Competition
    Location Recinto Ferial

  • Sunday 19 February

    At 12 am Carnival day with many different bands and groups
    Location: Playa de Los Pozos

  • At 1.00 pm XXV Regatta de Achipencos
    “Hydrodynamic contraption powered by non-polluting energy-driven energy of course”
    Original idea of the carnival group “Asì Andamos

  • February 20: Wig Day
    From 10.00 pm music with orchestra and concerts

  • Tuesday 21 February
    Family Carnival and great party for children
    From 11 in the morning the events will begin and will continue until 5 in the afternoon.
    Location: Recinto Ferial

  • February 22: Day of the game
    6.00 pm
    3rd age celebration
    Location: Recinto Ferial

  • February 23: Day of the mask
    9 pm Gran Galà Drag
    Location: Recinto Ferial

  • On February 24 from 7 pm there will be a meeting of Batucadas.

    Let’s copy the retail program:

    Batucada Aniagua
    Batucada Sambukka
    Comparsa Puerto Samba
    Comparsa Kirumba
    Batucada Bloco da Ilha

    Batucada woman Batuca
    Batucada Villa Pipol
    Comparsa Los Timanfeiros

    9 pm and 10.30 pm at the Recinto ferial two other shows

  • February 25
    From 5.30 pm there will be the Gran Cabalcada:
    Concentration of the arena in calle Barquillo, exit in calleAlmirante Lallermand and ending at the Recinto Ferial

  • Sunday February 26
    Grand Finale at 6 pm with the entierro de la Sardina
    The entierro de la Sarnina in Carnival is the funeral of the Sardine.Carnival participants carry around a large sardine.
    A show not to be missed!

More infos:

Caleta de Fuste

The Caleta de Fuste Carnival 2023 will take place from 17 to 19 February

  • The first appointment with the Carnival of Fuerteventura 2023 in Caleta is at 6 pm on Friday 17 February with the Batucada Sambukka Parade.
    The shows on the first Friday of Carnival will go on until 10 pm;

  • Saturday 18 February the Carnival celebrations will already start at 1.00 pm with DJs, music and various groups who will take turns until 10.30 pm;

  • Sunday 19 will open the day at 4 pm the Children’s Carnival.
    At 6.00 pm “entierro de la sardina“, which literally means “funeral of the Sardine”.
    During Carnival, a group of Revelers and colorful characters parade around the streets with a large sardine.
    For the occasion, the Sardina will start from the Plaza de Caleta de Fuste.
    From 7.00 pm more music.


Antigua will be the first to celebrate Carnival from February 9 to 12, 2023

  • The first event will be on Thursday 9 February at 7 pm with the performance of the Batucadas and the tour from the Plaza de la Iglesia to the Plaza del Ayuntamiento.
    This thursday you can attend last show of the Gran Gala Drag at 10pm;

  • Friday 10 February we start at 9.15 in the morning with the Gran Cabalcada of the CEO of Antigua, then there will be a break until 9 pm and shows until 1.00 in the night;

  • Saturday 11 February we start at 10 am with the Parade of the older people Center in the Carnival Bus.
    At 6 pm Carnival parade starting from the football field and arriving to the Plaza del Ayuntamiento;

  • Sunday 12 at 4 pm children’s carnival in the plaza del Ayuntamiento with various shows and chocolate for everyone.

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