Noche de San Juan in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Noche de San Juan, also known as St. John’s Eve, is a traditional festival celebrated on the night of June 23rd in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. The festival is celebrated to mark the summer solstice and the arrival of the new season. It is a night filled with music, drinking, eating, dancing and fireworks, and is a beloved tradition among the locals. In fact, for many people in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Noche de San Juan is considered more important and bigger than New Year’s Eve.


The origins of Noche de San Juan can be traced back to ancient pagan celebrations of the summer solstice. The festival was later Christianized and dedicated to the feast of St. John the Baptist. In Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, the festival has been celebrated for centuries and has become an important part of the island’s cultural heritage.

Playa de Las Canteras

Noche de San Juan is celebrated with great enthusiasm in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. The city comes to live with music and dancing as people gather to celebrate the arrival of the new season. The party goes on till the early morning, making it a memorable and unique experience.

Concerts take place at Plaza de La Música and at the northern end of Playa de Las Canteras, at Plaza de Saulo Torón.

Another important part of the festival is the fireworks display, which takes place on the beach (at La Puntilla) at midnight. The fireworks create a spectacular show that is enjoyed by people of all ages.

A Night of Festivity and Tradition

Noche de San Juan in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is a celebration of tradition, culture and community. The festival brings people together to enjoy music, dancing, bonfires, and fireworks and is a beloved tradition among the locals. It’s an event that visitors should not miss if they want to experience the authentic culture of the Canary Islands.

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