Las Palmas Carnival 2024: Dates, Events and Route

The Canary Island is getting ready to receive the flood of people eager to show off their colourful costumes and have fun in one of the most popular festivities of the Canary Islands. Find out everything you need to know about the Carnival 2024 in the capital of Gran Canaria in this article: the programme with the most important events, the route of the parade in Las Palmas and the exact dates and location.

The theme for the 2024 edition will be the Carnivals of the World (Los Carnavales del Mundo). Get ready!

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Dates of the Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Carnival

The Carnival of Las Palmas this year will be held from 26 January to 18 February 2024. On the other hand, the Gran Cabalgata (The big Carnival parade) will take place on the 17th of February, starting at 5 pm.

The Las Palmas Carnival route

people with masks at carnival

The Carnival parade of floats stretches for approximately seven kilometres, starting from the Castillo de La Luz to San Telmo Park.

Las Palmas Carnival 2024 Programme

Almost a whole month of festivities, dances, concerts, parades, and shows. Are you ready for the programme of this year’s Carnival? Here’s how this multiple-day event is celebrated on the streets of the Canary Islands.


Friday 19:

  • Presentation of Candidates (21:00)

Thursday 25:

  • Announcement parade (20:00) (From Parque Santa Catalina to Belén María)
  • Carnival Proclamation (21:30)

Friday 26:

  • Adults costumes (20:30)
  • Night of the Carnival (until 03:00h)

Saturday 27:

  • Children’s Throne (19:30)
  • Night of the Carnival (until 03:00h)

Sunday 28:

  • Childrens Murgas and comparsas (11:00)
  • Pre-Drag (20:30)

Monday 29:

  • 1nd Stage of Murgas (20:45)

Tuesday 30:

  • 2rd Stage of Murgas (20:45)

Wednesday 31:

  • 3rd Stage of Murgas (20:45)


Friday 2:

  • Comparsa competition (21:30)
  • Night of Carnival (until 03:00)

Saturday 3:

  • Ending of Murgas (21:00)

Sunday 4:

  • Dog carnival (12:00)
  • Gran Dama (21:00)

Monday 5:

  • Integration Gala (19:00)

Tuesday 6:

  • Body painting (21:30)

Friday 9:

  • Queen’s Gala (21:30)
  • Night of Carnival (until 04:00)

Saturday 10:

  • Carnival parade (12:00)
  • Day’s carnival (16:00 – 21:00)
  • Night of Carnival (21:00 – 04:00)

Sunday 11:

  • Carnival coreography (11:00)
  • Comparsa meeting and concert (Las Canteras, 17:00)

Monday 12:

  • Monday Carnival (19:00)
  • Allegory to 2025 (20:00)
  • Night of carnival (21:00-05:00)

Tuesday 13:

  • Childrens parade (12:00) from Santa Catalina to Manuel Becerra
  • Familys carnival (14:00-22:00)

Thursday 15:

  • “Los elegidos” canary TV (22:30)

Friday 16:

  • Gala Drag (21:30)
  • Carnivals Night (until 04:00)

Saturday 17:

  • Big Carnival Parade (17:00)
  • Night of carnival (until 05:00)

Sunday 18:

  • Day’s Carnival Viudas al sol (12:00)
  • Entierro de la Sardina (19:30)
  • Allegory 2025 (21:00) Las Canteras Beach

Where is the Carnival of Las Palmas held?

The Carnival of Las Palmas is usually held at the Santa Catalina Park, between Las Canteras Beach and the Cruise Ship Pier. Most of the acts of the program take place here, at the nerve center, in a beautiful outdoor setting. The carnival attracts more than half a million people each year.

Gran Canaria, where fun and music lives on

The Carnival is one of the most important events on Gran Canaria, and it’s usually celebrated during the tourist high season.

But Las Palmas is not the only party epicentre. Don’t miss the Maspalomas Carnival 2023 from 9 to 19 March. To round off the day and the week, the Holidayworld Maspalomas amusement park offers fun for the whole family: karaoke, bars, Wooland amusement park, escape room, bowling and food from all over the world. Don’t miss it!

FAQ about the Carnival of Las Palmas

When is the Carnival of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria 2024 held?

The Carnival of Las Palmas is held from the 26 January – 18 February 2024.

Where is the Carnival taking place?

The Carnival of Las Palmas takes place at Santa Catalina in the capital city of Gran Canaria, Las Palmas.


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