The Maspalomas Carnival is one of the most popular events in Gran Canaria. This annual festival is a celebration that’s full of colour, music and fun, attracting tourists from all over the world as well as locals. In this article, we’ll tell you what’s in store at the Maspalomas carnival in 2023. Don’t miss out – keep reading!
What’s the Maspalomas carnival like?
If you’re planning to visit Gran Canaria, don’t miss out on this chance to experience for yourself the great spectacle that is the Maspalomas carnival. This celebration is one of the events of the year on the island and is enjoyed with great passion and devotion by locals and visitors alike. The whole area decks itself out to host the multitude of activities that are held to celebrate the carnival.
The result is a cheerful, colourful festival with a whole host of processions, concerts and many other events. One great thing about it is that every year has a different theme, which makes each year’s event a unique and enchanting experience. Whatever the theme, there is always a great procession of floats, extravagant costumes, music and dancing, as well as fireworks and other surprises.
Inevitably, an event of this scale attracts people from all walks of life who are looking to have fun and join in the festive atmosphere that reigns in Gran Canaria during this special time of the year.
The 2023 Maspalomas Carnival and its dates
After a two-year hiatus during the pandemic, the fabulous carnival is back in Maspalomas. At long last, in 2023 we’ll again be enjoying ten days of pure fun and fiesta. It will be between 9 and 19 March. Now that you know more about the 2023 Maspalomas carnival and when it’s happening, it’s the perfect time to start planning your trip and, of course, to choose the best costume to step out in during your visit to Gran Canaria.
One of the epicentres of the festival will be the Yumbo shopping centre. This is where the carnival’s most popular events will be taking place, like the Drag Gala and the coronation of the carnival queen. Another must-visit spot is Playa del Inglés, as this idyllic location is the place where other events will be taking place, including the ‘Burial of the Sardine’ closing ceremony.
The Maspalomas carnival programme
The Maspalomas carnival programme starts on the evening of 9 March. This is when the opening gala and the crowning of the Drag Queen takes place, which kick off this incredible celebration. From this moment on, a multitude of events will be held, including the following:
Ten days of non-stop action to enjoy alone or with your friends or family. Finally, the festival will close on Sunday with the Burial of the Sardine ceremony.
The Maspalomas Carnival and parade
One of the most iconic events of the Maspalomas Carnaval is the parade. This is an extraordinary event that will take place on Saturday 18 March. Put the date in your diary! Every year, thousands of people come to see the unmissable spectacle of over a hundred floats taking part in the parade. Hours and hours of partying, spectacle, music, sparkle and colour. This is the carnival’s main event, so don’t miss out!
This magnificent procession starts in the road leading to Playa del Inglés, runs along the town’s main street, passing by Avenida Italia and Avenida Gran Canaria towards the Yumbo shopping centre. But the fun doesn’t stop here. After the procession, a huge party kicks off and doesn’t stop until the early hours of the morning.
As you can see, the 2023 Maspalomas carnival is sure to live up to its reputation and offer an incredible spectacle for all to enjoy. Do you want to join in the fun and celebrate this traditional event? If so, remember that Gran Canaria Stays offers holiday rentals Maspalomas so you can feel at home throughout your stay. Book now!