Easter in Tenerife: a guide to events, festivals, and tapas experiences

If you're planning to spend the Easter holidays on the island, we've put together a list of activities to help you make the most of these festive days.

Easter Week on Tenerife brims with an array of cultural, leisure, gastronomic, and religious events across various municipalities. For those not jetting off on holiday, there’s plenty to soak up on the island during this festive season.

Religious Celebrations in Tenerife

In Santa Cruz de Tenerife, the city is abuzz with preparations for various processions and religious ceremonies throughout Easter Week. The 2024 lineup boasts over forty events across the city’s five districts. A highlight includes the procession of Nuestro Padre Jesús Cautivo y la Esperanza Macarena, commencing at 20:30 from Calle Santo Domingo on Thursday, 28th March. The following day, at noon, the revered procession of Nuestra Señora de las Angustias takes place, known for its historical significance and emotional depth.

Easter in Tenerife: a guide to events, festivals, and tapas experiences

Adeje presents the Passion Play, an outdoor dramatization of Jesus Christ’s crucifixion, involving over 300 community members. Set for 29th March at 12 noon on Calle Grande, it’s a poignant portrayal drawing large crowds annually.

La Laguna hosts its own commemorations on the 29th, starting with a solemn event in the Holy Church Cathedral at noon, led by Bishop D. Bernardo Álvarez Afonso. The day features multiple processions, including the one from Santo Domingo de Guzmán parish at 13:10, showcasing religious figures in a moving display of faith and tradition.

Easter in Tenerife: a guide to events, festivals, and tapas experiences

Music and Festivals during Easter in Tenerife

  • La Misa: Farra World curates an underground music extravaganza in Costa Adeje on 29th March, headlined by Marco Carola and featuring Ilario Alicante among others, with tickets from 65 euros.
  • MAPPA: A sensory electronic music experience at Siam Park’s Amphitheatre in Arona on 30th March, boasting a lineup of international DJs, with tickets from 35 euros.
  • Santos Afters Off Festival: A two-night event at Magma Arte y Congresos in Arona, featuring genre stalwarts like Detlef and Rafa Barrios, with tickets ranging from 20 to 35 euros.

Unique Performances and Culinary Delights

  • MËSTIZA’s Performance at Sunset: CASAPLAYA Beach Club hosts MËSTIZA on 30th March, promising an evening of captivating music, tickets from 35 euros.
  • Echoes of Deep Song: An artistic performance at TEA Tenerife Espacio de las Artes, revisiting a historic dance piece, set for Saturday at 19:00.
  • Scott Henderson Concert: Guitar virtuoso Scott Henderson performs at Teatro Leal in La Laguna on 28th March, an unmissable event for jazz and rock fans, with tickets available online.

Gastronomic Experiences

  • Artichoke Tapa Route: El Rosario celebrates with a tapas route from 27th March to 7th April, spotlighting local bars and restaurants.
  • Tapas with Dorada Especial: A culinary tour in La Laguna and Santa Cruz from 11 to 29 March, pairing snacks with award-winning local beer.
  • Holy Week Torrijas: La Frasca restaurant in Santa Cruz de Tenerife offers famed torrijas, a must-try Easter dessert, popular on delivery platforms like Glovo.

This Easter, Tenerife unfolds a tapestry of events blending tradition with modern entertainment, ensuring memorable moments for residents and visitors alike.

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