5 pilgrimages and 2 “magos” dances to enjoy this weekend in Tenerife

The island is getting ready for three days of traditions, pilgrimages and dances.

Canarian traditions are a reflection of the history and culture of the archipelago, and this weekend is the perfect time to enjoy them with music, dance, gastronomy, and folklore. Tenerife is preparing for three days of popular festivities, featuring a variety of events to enjoy with family and friends.

Saturday, 18th May

Dances to enjoy this weekend in Tenerife

Baile de Magos de Las Mercedes (Las Mercedes Dance of Magos)

  • Time: 21:30
  • Location: Las Mercedes Pavilion
  • Highlights: Performances by Agrupación Los Muchachos, Parranda Los Valles de Lanzarote, and Dúo Atenia.

Baile de Magos de Los Realejos (Los Realejos Dance of Magos)

  • Time: 22:00 – 06:00
  • Location: Various venues in Los Realejos
  • Highlights: Musical performances by groups Guayacsanta, Chirato, Chiguet, Los Dóniz, Tigaray, Echeide Valle Verde, and Los Trigales at the roundabout stage on Avenida de Los Remedios. Orchestras Corinto Band, Sabrosa, and Arguayo Band in Plaza Viera y Clavijo. Performances by Kimbara and Teideswing on Calle Doctor González, and a youth zone with DJ music on Calle Tenerife.

Sunday, 19th May

5 Pilgrimages and 2 "Magos" dances to enjoy this weekend in Tenerife

Pilgrimage in Honour of Our Lady of Fatima, Valle San Lorenzo – Arona

  • Time: 10:30 (Mass), 11:15 (Pilgrimage), 16:00 (Dance)
  • Location: Valle San Lorenzo Square
  • Highlights: Mass for pilgrims, followed by the pilgrimage in honour of Our Lady of Fátima, and a dance with orchestras Nueva Línea and Atlantic.

Pilgrimage of San Isidro – Guía de Isora

  • Time: 11:30 (Mass), 12:30 (Pilgrimage)
  • Location: Various streets in Guía de Isora
  • Highlights: Mass sung by the group Sámara, followed by the pilgrimage accompanied by folk groups, carts, and parrandas. The route includes streets De Abajo, Pintor Martin González, Del Campo, Pérez Galdós, El Arado, Agrupación Musical Isorana, La Entrada, and De Abajo, ending with a verbena featuring orchestras Sabrosa and Guaracha.

Paseo Romero in Honour of San Isidro Labrador and Santa María de La Cabeza – El Chorrillo

  • Time: 12:00 (Mass), followed by Paseo Romero
  • Location: El Chorrillo
  • Highlights: Mass, followed by Paseo Romero with authorities, folk groups, flower dancers, neighbours, and visitors. Traditional livestock blessing and verbena with Tropin orchestras and soloist David Pérez.
5 Pilgrimages and 2 "Magos" dances to enjoy this weekend in Tenerife

Pilgrimage of San Isidro Labrador and Santa María de la Cabeza – El Tanque

  • Time: 13:00 (Eucharist), followed by the pilgrimage
  • Location: Plaza de Ruigómez
  • Highlights: Eucharist followed by the pilgrimage and a verbena with Maikel Jiménez.

Pilgrimage of Valle Guerra – La Laguna

  • Time: 13:00
  • Location: Valle Guerra
  • Highlights: The LXXIV Romería de Valle Guerra with the participation of the Hierro de Sabinosa dancers. Followed by a verbena with performances by Orquesta Dorada Band, Orquesta Acapulco, and Orquesta Proyecto Joven. DJs Damaso Leon, Eny Lacombe, and Kevin Ramos will continue the festivities.

This weekend promises a vibrant celebration of Canarian traditions, offering a rich tapestry of cultural experiences across Tenerife.

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