Events in Fuerteventura

Events in Fuerteventura

As far as we can, we will try to update as many Fuerteventura events as possible. It’s already nice to visit this divine island, but being able to participate in some unique event is certainly a nice opportunity to learn something more, take beautiful photos, meet new people or, perhaps, entertain the children even more

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September- October 2023

Puerto del Rosario, Nuestra Señora del Rosario
Nuestra Señora Del Rosario church in the capital of Fuerteventura island in Spain

Here you can find the complete program day by day

Miradas despues del Camino

September 2023

Fuerteventura international clown festival

surf exchange Lajares Fuerteventura

Program of the festivities in honor of Nuestra Señora de la Peña 2023

  • 10 a.m., different streets of the Town: Historical dramatization;
  • 12:00 pm: Plaza Nuestra Señora de la Peña, Celebration of the Eucharist;
  • 1:00 p.m.: Plaza Nuestra Señora de la Peña, Musical performance by group 5 in key;
  • 4:00 p.m.: In the surroundings of the Church, Palo Canario Game Exhibition;
  • 4:30 p.m.: Majada de la Vega area (in front of the Pinar de Betancuria), concentration of the pilgrims, the folkrorist groups and musicians’ band;
  • 5:30 p.m.: Departure of the Offering Pilgrimage in honor of Nuestra Señora de la Peña in the direction of the Vega de Rio Palmas Sanctuary, through the Betancuria Ravine. Accompanied by the Fuerteventura Cabildo cart by the AF la Piona;
  • 9:30 p.m.-11:00 p.m.: around the church, parties around the church;
  • 11:00 p.m.: Plaza Nuestra Señora de la Peña, String dance with performance by the popular music group Tababaire and El Trasmallo party;
  • 00.00 h: Nuestra Señora de la Peña Church, Celebration of the Eucharist. At the end, the image of Nuestra Señora de la Peña will be placed in the Portico of the Sanctuary from where it will welcome the pilgrims;
  • 01:00 a.m.: fireworks;
  • 01.10 am: Plaza Nuestra Señora de la Peña, Gran Verbena with the Kandela Orchestra and the Maquinaria Band Orchestra;
  • 05.00 h: Parade with Agaete Band;


July- August 2023
Windsurfing and Kite Surfing World Championships in Playa de Sotavento

events in Fuerteventura, Kite surf Championship
Image by Ben Kerckx on Pixabay

In July, Playa de Sotavento hosts the world’s best kitesurfers and windsurfers on their world tour through the best beaches on the globe.

Official dates:
from July 27th to August 5th you can attend the PWA Grand slam:
To be precise:
July 27-31 slalom
August 1-5 freestyle

You can stay updated on the official website of the PWA World Tour if you are interested in attending this spectacular event.

June 2023

June 29, at 8.00pm
Auditorium of Puerto del Rosario
​​Documentary titled PRESIDENT
Free entry

A political thriller of great intensity, a frenetic clash between democracy and dictatorship.
After 37 years of Robert Mugabe’s regime, Zimbabwe is at a turning point.
Nelson Chamisa becomes the new leader of the opposition and his charisma fuels the most powerful electoral campaign in history. The whole country mobilizes for change, but the old guard led by Emmerson “The Crocodile” Mnangagwa is willing to do anything to maintain power.
An inspiring and powerful chronicle of the struggle for democracy in a corrupt system controlled by the military.

3 June
Antigua Auditorium 8.30 pm
‘La buena vicinad’ by Antonio Tabares
An amusing comedy that tells the quiet and monotonous life of Manolo and Carmen, who are upset by the arrival of some particularly noisy new tenants in their building.

May 2023

Ecomuseo La Alcogida
Frank Vincentz, CC BY-SA 3.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

New family activities for the month of May and June at the Ecomuseum of La Acogida.

All workshops start at 10.30 am with a guided tour of the museum taking place at 12:30 am.
No prior registration is required!

  • The workshop talk Small clay artisans was held on Saturday 6 May.
  • Saturday May 20: Special programming for the international day of museums!
  • Saturday May 27: visit and workshop: ‘A story of drought and colored rain
  • Saturday 10 June: visit-workshop ‘Gofio is a treasure

May, 20th
9 pm
Auditorium Insular of Puerto del Rosario

‘La Umbría’, a contemporary dance performance based on the poem by Alonso Quesada.
Free event
Reserve your place on:

May 13 Auditorium of Antigua at 6 pm
May 14In sular Auditorium of Puerto del Rosario at 6pm

Chiquitita: a show that brings together Abba’s greatest hits 🎤 to tell the story of Princess Leire 👸, who, after setting off on her own, will try to stop feeling so “small” in front of the world and become an autonomous and empowered princess.


Friday 5 May
Palacio de Formación y Congresos de Fuerteventura ( Puerto del Rosario)

The actress, comedian and presenter Paz Padilla premieres her work ‘El humor de mi vida’ (The humor of my life) in Fuerteventura.

May 4-7, 2023: Municipality of Antigua
Insular Fair of Artesanía

The XXXIV Insular Craft Fair will once again be held in the Plaza de Antigua and surrounding streets in response to demand from the artisans themselves as well as that of the city’s shops, cafes and restaurants.

April 2023

April 29th

5th Festival of Classical and Contemporary Dance
Sala Sinfonica del Palacio de Formación y Congresos de Fuerteventura, Puerto del Rosario
8.00 p.m

The small village of Villaverde, in the municipality of La Oliva, celebrates its Patron Saint Vicente from
18 to 24 April.
The 2023 program is not yet well defined.
We will publish it as soon as possible.

La Lajita, in the municipality of Pajara, also celebrates its patron saint, the Virgen de la Immaculada, from 19 to 25 April.
We will publish the program as soon as it is available.

On April 22nd and 23rd in Fuerteventura and in all the Canary Islands there will be an astronomical event that you absolutely cannot miss:
The rain of stars of which you can read more information on our dedicated article

Saturday 15th April

Puerto del Rosario

9.00 pm: Auditorio insular de Fuerteventura, C/ Ramiro Maeztu, 4
Theatrical representation entitled: “Un día habrá una isla

Morro Jable

9.00 pm: ContraVentura, Concierto de timple e guitarra ( traditional music)
Sala Polivalente de la Estación de Guaguas de Morro Jable

From March 2nd to April 22nd : Ruta de la Tapa 2023 ( Route of the Tapa 2023)

  • Pajara: from the 2nd to the 11th of March
  • Antigua: from March 16th to 26th
  • Puerto del Rosario: from March 30th to April 8th
  • La Oliva: from April 13th to 22nd

Carnival 2023 in Fuerteventura

The 2023 carnival will take place mainly in the months of February and March.

The last “carnival event” of this 2023 will be on April 1st in Tetir, a small village not too far from Puerto del Rosario.
It is a White Carnival, a one-day celebration where everyone wears white.

Here you will find the complete program of the 2023 Carnival of the Municipality of Pajara, which includes Morro Jable, Costa Calma and La Lajita and will take place from March 2nd to March 19th

  • Caribbean Carnival 2023 is celebrated in Antigua from February 9 to 12;

    Here is the program
    • In Antigua it begins 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;
      Today’s last show is 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.

  • The Caleta de Fuste Carnival 2023 is celebrated from February 17 to 19 with featuring parades, Gala Drag, live entertainment, concerts and carnival festivals.

    Here is the program
    • It begins on Friday 17 at 6 pm with the first shows and continues until 10 pm;
    • Saturday 18 the shows will begin at 1 pm and continue until 10.30 pm;
    • Sunday 19 we start at 4 pm with the children’s carnival and continue until 7 pm with other shows;

  • Here you can find the complete program of the Gran Tarajal Carnival which will take place from 2 to 12 March 2023 in the Municipality of Tuineje
  • In Corralejo it will be held from 2 to 12 March and the theme will be “Africa” .
    You can find the complete program on our dedicated article.

  • In Puerto del Rosario the Carnival 2023 will take place from 16 to 26 February with the theme ‘the medieval world’.

  • It starts on February 16 with the birth of the sardine and various bands
  • On February 17 you cannot miss the Carrera de Arretrrankos
  • On February 19th there will be the XXV Achipencos regatta
  • On February 21, the Carnival of children and families
  • On February 24th the meeting of the Batucadas
  • On February 25 the Gran Cabalcada
  • On February 26 the Entierro de la Sardina which closes the Carnival

    Here you can find a more detailed program of the Puerto del Rosario Carnival 2023 with times, places and dates.

La Candelaria, la Oliva

La Candelaria, La Oliva, Events in Fuerteventura
Image by Victor R. Ruiz from Flickr

Every February 2, the town of La Oliva celebrates in style the festival in honor of Our Lady of Candelaria, patron saint of the Canary Islands. La Oliva celebrates the day of its patron saint in style and with a multitude of acts, such as street musicians, music festivals, festivals, as well as religious acts in which there is no lack of the procession of the virgin, beautifully decorated, through the streets of the municipality.

12-13 October 2023: Fiestas Juradas in honor of San Miguel Arcángel


Tuineje, celebrates the San Miguel festival in October as a tribute to the Battle of Tamasite in 1740, when the locals drove the British pirates off the island. The re-enactment of the British landing on the beach of Gran Tarajal, the representation of the battle on the mountain and the procession are moments you absolutely must see during the two days of festivities in Tuineje.

36° Festival international de Cometas 2023

events in Fuerteventura, Festival international de Cometas
Kites flying at Corralejo International Kite Festival 2021 34th edition

From 6 to 12 November 2023 there will be an event that adults and children absolutely cannot miss! If you’re traveling with your family, the 36th International Cometas Festival will amaze you with its spectacular kites!
You can read more about our article here

For all the other info on the event:
or mail to:

List of festivities of the patron saints of the Fuerteventura municipalities

La Oliva

  • July 16: The Virgen del Carmen, patroness of sailors, celebrates her big day in Corralejo. The sailors carry the Virgin through the Casco Viejo, gathering a multitude of people at the small pier, where the fishermen’s homage to their patron saint begins, received by boats and “falúas” decorated like the rest of the city.

  • July 18: Today the Nocturnal Procession takes place which ends at Muelle Chico with a picturesque scene, caused by torches and fireworks.

  • August: The Virgen del Buen Viaje, in El Cotillo, is the other appointment marked in the calendar for its splendor and devotion to the seafaring families of this small enclave of the municipality. The virgin of her is carried by the fishermen through the village to the pier where the sailors were waiting for her to start the maritime procession. The festivities last a few days from mid to late August. One of the most awaited days is the famous barbecue of the jaras, with which the city of El Cotillo entertains its visitors. The catch of the fish takes place through the traditional calado, in which the entire city is involved.

  • La Oliva celebrates the festivities of Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria ( see above) in February and in October we remember the dedication to the Virgen del Rosario (as in Puerto del Rosario)

Puerto del Rosario

The most important patronal feast of the municipality, which is attended by people from all over the island, is that of Our Lady of the Rosary, held in Puerto del Rosario. Another emblematic festival of the municipality is the Carnival, which is celebrated between February and March.

  • Nuestra Señora del Rosario: 25th September to 7th October, Puerto del Rosario.
  • Carvival 2023: February-March


  • Romería Nuestra Señora de la Peña Betancuria: the third Saturday of September in Vega de Rio Palmas ( Betancuria)
  • Dia de Buenaventura is celebrated on July 14th. For more information you can read our article.

Caleta de Fuste ( Antigua)

  • One of the more unknown pilgrimages in Fuerteventura is the one that takes place in Caleta de Fuste in honor of the Virgin of Peña del Mar, in October.

Morro Jable/ Esquinzo ( Pajara)

  • 8-16 July 2023: Celebrations of Nuestra Señora del Carmen in Morro Jable;
  • 17-19 June 2023: Fiestas de San Juan en Cofete
Cofete Cemetery, Fuerteventura

Costa Calma

  • May 26-June 4: Fiesta de Nuestra Señora del Tanquito in Cardón;
  • June 27-July 3: Fiesta de Nuestra Señora de Regla in Pájara;

  • 8-16 October: Fiestas de Santa Marta;

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