Arona unveils Silver Age Fair for the over 55s

Arona unveils Silver Age Fair for the over 55s

Avenida de Playa de Las Americas will be home to Arona’s Silver Age Fair tomorrow and Saturday, 15 and 16 March. The fair will be in the CC Oasis part of the Golden Mile and will take place between 11am and 9pm both days, with more than 40 exhibitors of health, beauty, welfare, home, leisure, free time and food.

The council’s Economic Promotion department says that this is the only kind of event in the south of Tenerife that follows through on the commitment to the active and healthy ageing of a growing part of the local and visiting population. This is the second time it has been held, and councillor Dácil León Reverón said that it provides an “excellent opportunity for a specific sector of the population … to get to know the great offer that exists in the municipality “.

Visitors to the fair will be able to speak directly with providers of services and products for the over 50s, with the fair featuring exhibiting areas and stalls for health and wellness, leisure and free time, fashion and accessories, as well as finance and industry, home, accessibility and safety, and technologies for health and independent active life for those who are over 55.

There will also be a whole range of activities and workshops including pilates and yoga classes, blood pressure reading, hearing systems information point, blood glucose, cholesterol, memory exercises, nutrition and healthy food, crafts and beauty workshops, and talks related to dental care. This second edition of the fair will also have a stage on which different folklore, flamenco, comparsas, and zumba classes will be performed before, on both days, the fair closes with tribute music to the great talents of years gone by.

Arona unveils Silver Age Fair for the over 55s

Avenida de Playa de Las Americas will be home to Arona’s Silver Age Fair tomorrow and Saturday, 15 and 16 March. The fair will be in the CC Oasis part of the Golden Mile and will take place between 11am and 9pm both days, with more than 40 exhibitors of health,...

Sensaciones ‘Más que Mar’ in Los Abrigos

Los Abrigos’ annual Sensaciones ‘Más que Mar’ (Sensations ‘More than sea’) will be held between 6pm and midnight on 29 March in the village’s Church Square. As usual, there will be a range of stands, talks and displays … and of course music and seafood...

CanaryRun’s Two Major Races in Tenerife Next Month

CanaryRun organizes many events and two of them are next month. The first is the Trail Fuente Alta Vilaflor on Saturday and Sunday 30 and 31 March. Organizers say that the Trail Fuente Alta Vilaflor focuses on the beauty of the orography and the charm of the town, and...

Carnaval 2019: Programme Unveiled for Next Month

Updated 23 February: Carnaval season is now in full swing. In Santa Cruz, the murga groups have competed and now the music and dancing groups have taken the stage and the carnival queens are being chosen: the young and mature queens have been chosen with the main...

Arts and Crafts Fairs in Tenerife 2019

Arts and crafts fairs are regular events throughout Tenerife, and Artesanía de Tenerife has now published the full line-up calendar for 2019 in Tenerife. The fairs, from small to large, are are always well attended, with people browsing and buying the products of some...

Fun Charity Event

The work of the association El Arca de Noé (Noah’s Ark) primarily focuses on the needs of those who for lots of reasons have been left behind, some by choice, some by self inflicted problems, others through mental illness or simply bad luck and can not face to go...

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Carnival 2019: Los Gigantes and Los Cristianos Record Crowds

Carnival 2019: Los Gigantes and Los Cristianos Record Crowds

Updated 10 March: It’s already billed as the second biggest carnival in the world after Rio de Janeiro’s, but now, as Santa Cruz celebrates the final day of the city’s carnival, organizers say that yesterday’s Carnaval del Día had record crowds with over 400,000 people crowding the capital. There will be as many tonight, they expect, for the Fin de fiesta party in procession before culminating in the Plaza de La Candelaria to the side of the Plaza de España’s fountain outside the Cabildo. The attention of many, especially in the south, will now switch to Los Gigantes where carnival starts next Friday (programme HERE) and Los Cristianos starting on the 21st (programme HERE).

Photo: Atelier Sedomir

Updated 28 February: Santa Cruz now has its carnival queen for 2019! Last night’s gala had a record 19 candidates but the winner in the end was 22-year-old Priscila Medina Quintena representing Autoinsular Citroën in a Fantasía called La Nuit designed by La Victoria de Acentejo atelier Sedomir Rodríguez de la Sierra.

The designer workshop specialises in couture gowns for fiestas and weddings, and they could find their victory last night brings them no end of customers because one can easily imagine this fantasia on the red carpet being worn by Rihanna or Beyoncé rather than the traditional fantasia which is more like a magical mechanical masterpiece on wheels! (Click the image left to see full size). Priscila herself says that she’s still coming to terms with her win and doubts she’ll believe it until she sets foot, in her fantasia, on the streets of Santa Cruz in Friday evening’s opening parade.

Meanwhile, Los Gigantes, has announced that its own very popular carnival with the theme of the Olympian Gods will take place between 15 and 23 March and the programme is HERE.

Updated 27 February: For some, perhaps many, it’s the highlight of any carnival when the carnival queen is chosen, and tonight is the night in the Santa Cruz Carnaval. It’ll be live on La2 from 9.30pm, and with the ceremony over, Carnaval spills onto the streets of the capital. The opening parade is this Friday, 1 March, leaving the Plaza de la República Dominicana around 8pm and then proceeding via avenida Asuncionistas, Ramón y Cajal, Galcerán, Plaza de Weyler, Méndez Núñez, El Pilar, Villalba Hervás and La Marina, terminating in avenida Francisco La Roche. There’ll be a few sleepless nights in Santa Cruz over the next ten or so days!

Updated 23 February: Carnaval season is now in full swing. In Santa Cruz, the murga groups have competed and now the music and dancing groups have taken the stage and the carnival queens are being chosen: the young and mature queens have been chosen with the main Reina gala this coming Wednesday. After that, carnival will spill onto the streets of Santa Cruz for a full-blown party culminating in the burial of the sardine. In Puerto de la Cruz carnival is also underway with the carnival queen being chosen on Thursday coming. The full programmes are HERE for Santa Cruz and HERE for Puerto de la Cruz. Los Cristianos carnival starts on 21 March, and its programme is HERE.

Arona unveils Silver Age Fair for the over 55s

Avenida de Playa de Las Americas will be home to Arona’s Silver Age Fair tomorrow and Saturday, 15 and 16 March. The fair will be in the CC Oasis part of the Golden Mile and will take place between 11am and 9pm both days, with more than 40 exhibitors of health,...

Sensaciones ‘Más que Mar’ in Los Abrigos

Los Abrigos’ annual Sensaciones ‘Más que Mar’ (Sensations ‘More than sea’) will be held between 6pm and midnight on 29 March in the village’s Church Square. As usual, there will be a range of stands, talks and displays … and of course music and seafood...

CanaryRun’s Two Major Races in Tenerife Next Month

CanaryRun organizes many events and two of them are next month. The first is the Trail Fuente Alta Vilaflor on Saturday and Sunday 30 and 31 March. Organizers say that the Trail Fuente Alta Vilaflor focuses on the beauty of the orography and the charm of the town, and...

Carnaval 2019: Programme Unveiled for Next Month

Updated 23 February: Carnaval season is now in full swing. In Santa Cruz, the murga groups have competed and now the music and dancing groups have taken the stage and the carnival queens are being chosen: the young and mature queens have been chosen with the main...

Arts and Crafts Fairs in Tenerife 2019

Arts and crafts fairs are regular events throughout Tenerife, and Artesanía de Tenerife has now published the full line-up calendar for 2019 in Tenerife. The fairs, from small to large, are are always well attended, with people browsing and buying the products of some...

Fun Charity Event

The work of the association El Arca de Noé (Noah’s Ark) primarily focuses on the needs of those who for lots of reasons have been left behind, some by choice, some by self inflicted problems, others through mental illness or simply bad luck and can not face to go...

Celebrate St Patrick’s Day in the Golf del Sur

Celebrate St Patrick’s Day in the Golf del Sur

The annual St Patrick’s Day celebrations of everything Irish by the Irish community in conjunction with San Miguel Ayuntamiento will take place on, of course, St. Patrick´s Day, Sunday 17 March. Organizers invite everyone to join them in the fantastic setting of Golf del Sur Club house for an evening of Irish food, music, dancing and culture.

Starting with a drinks reception at 7pm, the evening includes;
· 3 course meal (including wine)
· Display of traditional Irish dancing
· Poetry recital
· Live music by The Islanders
 
25€ per person / For tickets call 608 000 356
 
Céad míle Fáilte

Arona unveils Silver Age Fair for the over 55s

Avenida de Playa de Las Americas will be home to Arona’s Silver Age Fair tomorrow and Saturday, 15 and 16 March. The fair will be in the CC Oasis part of the Golden Mile and will take place between 11am and 9pm both days, with more than 40 exhibitors of health,...

Sensaciones ‘Más que Mar’ in Los Abrigos

Los Abrigos’ annual Sensaciones ‘Más que Mar’ (Sensations ‘More than sea’) will be held between 6pm and midnight on 29 March in the village’s Church Square. As usual, there will be a range of stands, talks and displays … and of course music and seafood...

CanaryRun’s Two Major Races in Tenerife Next Month

CanaryRun organizes many events and two of them are next month. The first is the Trail Fuente Alta Vilaflor on Saturday and Sunday 30 and 31 March. Organizers say that the Trail Fuente Alta Vilaflor focuses on the beauty of the orography and the charm of the town, and...

Carnaval 2019: Programme Unveiled for Next Month

Updated 23 February: Carnaval season is now in full swing. In Santa Cruz, the murga groups have competed and now the music and dancing groups have taken the stage and the carnival queens are being chosen: the young and mature queens have been chosen with the main...

Arts and Crafts Fairs in Tenerife 2019

Arts and crafts fairs are regular events throughout Tenerife, and Artesanía de Tenerife has now published the full line-up calendar for 2019 in Tenerife. The fairs, from small to large, are are always well attended, with people browsing and buying the products of some...

Fun Charity Event

The work of the association El Arca de Noé (Noah’s Ark) primarily focuses on the needs of those who for lots of reasons have been left behind, some by choice, some by self inflicted problems, others through mental illness or simply bad luck and can not face to go...

Sensaciones ‘Más que Mar’ in Los Abrigos

Sensaciones ‘Más que Mar’ in Los Abrigos

Los Abrigos’ annual Sensaciones ‘Más que Mar’ (Sensations ‘More than sea’) will be held between 6pm and midnight on 29 March in the village’s Church Square. As usual, there will be a range of stands, talks and displays … and of course music and seafood tapas!

Arona unveils Silver Age Fair for the over 55s

Avenida de Playa de Las Americas will be home to Arona’s Silver Age Fair tomorrow and Saturday, 15 and 16 March. The fair will be in the CC Oasis part of the Golden Mile and will take place between 11am and 9pm both days, with more than 40 exhibitors of health,...

Sensaciones ‘Más que Mar’ in Los Abrigos

Los Abrigos’ annual Sensaciones ‘Más que Mar’ (Sensations ‘More than sea’) will be held between 6pm and midnight on 29 March in the village’s Church Square. As usual, there will be a range of stands, talks and displays … and of course music and seafood...

CanaryRun’s Two Major Races in Tenerife Next Month

CanaryRun organizes many events and two of them are next month. The first is the Trail Fuente Alta Vilaflor on Saturday and Sunday 30 and 31 March. Organizers say that the Trail Fuente Alta Vilaflor focuses on the beauty of the orography and the charm of the town, and...

Carnaval 2019: Programme Unveiled for Next Month

Updated 23 February: Carnaval season is now in full swing. In Santa Cruz, the murga groups have competed and now the music and dancing groups have taken the stage and the carnival queens are being chosen: the young and mature queens have been chosen with the main...

Arts and Crafts Fairs in Tenerife 2019

Arts and crafts fairs are regular events throughout Tenerife, and Artesanía de Tenerife has now published the full line-up calendar for 2019 in Tenerife. The fairs, from small to large, are are always well attended, with people browsing and buying the products of some...

Fun Charity Event

The work of the association El Arca de Noé (Noah’s Ark) primarily focuses on the needs of those who for lots of reasons have been left behind, some by choice, some by self inflicted problems, others through mental illness or simply bad luck and can not face to go...

CanaryRun’s Two Major Races in Tenerife Next Month

CanaryRun’s Two Major Races in Tenerife Next Month

CanaryRun organizes many events and two of them are next month. The first is the Trail Fuente Alta Vilaflor on Saturday and Sunday 30 and 31 March. Organizers say that the Trail Fuente Alta Vilaflor focuses on the beauty of the orography and the charm of the town, and thanks to great management it’s been received really well by runners, becoming a national benchmark in 2017 as a Spanish Championship. Some 1,000 participants and at least 6,000 visitors are expected for the event which is inorporated into a weekend-long festival with a range of cultural and social activities including a gastronomy fair and live music. The race itself has four distances of 12, 21, 30 and 42km, and there is further information including about registration on www.canaryrun.com.

The second race is the Spring Run on 24 March, an asphalt test of 5 and 10km within a circuit approved by the Royal Spanish Athletics Federation which will host the Tenerife 2019 route championship. Organizers say that never before have they managed to gather so many favorable conditions for the celebration of an event, joining forces so that each small detail contributes an exceptional value and thus captivate participants, public, public entities and collaborators. The place, the Golden Mile of Playa de las Americas. This emblematic location, attractive and with perfect technical characteristics (flat circuit), is considered as the perfect scenario for runners to enjoy a colorful tour, full of entertainment and an international audience. This is the first time this race has been run and organizers say that they hope it will become another benchmark of European-level athletics to which Tenerife is home.

In addition to the dedicated website HERE for these and other events, there’s also a Facebook page HERE.

Arona unveils Silver Age Fair for the over 55s

Avenida de Playa de Las Americas will be home to Arona’s Silver Age Fair tomorrow and Saturday, 15 and 16 March. The fair will be in the CC Oasis part of the Golden Mile and will take place between 11am and 9pm both days, with more than 40 exhibitors of health,...

Sensaciones ‘Más que Mar’ in Los Abrigos

Los Abrigos’ annual Sensaciones ‘Más que Mar’ (Sensations ‘More than sea’) will be held between 6pm and midnight on 29 March in the village’s Church Square. As usual, there will be a range of stands, talks and displays … and of course music and seafood...

CanaryRun’s Two Major Races in Tenerife Next Month

CanaryRun organizes many events and two of them are next month. The first is the Trail Fuente Alta Vilaflor on Saturday and Sunday 30 and 31 March. Organizers say that the Trail Fuente Alta Vilaflor focuses on the beauty of the orography and the charm of the town, and...

Carnaval 2019: Programme Unveiled for Next Month

Updated 23 February: Carnaval season is now in full swing. In Santa Cruz, the murga groups have competed and now the music and dancing groups have taken the stage and the carnival queens are being chosen: the young and mature queens have been chosen with the main...

Arts and Crafts Fairs in Tenerife 2019

Arts and crafts fairs are regular events throughout Tenerife, and Artesanía de Tenerife has now published the full line-up calendar for 2019 in Tenerife. The fairs, from small to large, are are always well attended, with people browsing and buying the products of some...

Fun Charity Event

The work of the association El Arca de Noé (Noah’s Ark) primarily focuses on the needs of those who for lots of reasons have been left behind, some by choice, some by self inflicted problems, others through mental illness or simply bad luck and can not face to go...

Carnaval 2019: Santa Cruz Reina Gala Tonight

Carnaval 2019: Santa Cruz Reina Gala Tonight

Updated 27 February: For some, perhaps many, it’s the highlight of any carnival when the carnival queen is chosen, and tonight is the night in the Santa Cruz Carnaval. It’ll be live on La2 from 9.30pm, and with the ceremony over, Carnaval spills onto the streets of the capital. The opening parade is this Friday, 1 March, leaving the Plaza de la República Dominicana around 8pm and then proceeding via avenida Asuncionistas, Ramón y Cajal, Galcerán, Plaza de Weyler, Méndez Núñez, El Pilar, Villalba Hervás and La Marina, terminating in avenida Francisco La Roche. There’ll be a few sleepless nights in Santa Cruz over the next ten or so days!

Updated 23 February: Carnaval season is now in full swing. In Santa Cruz, the murga groups have competed and now the music and dancing groups have taken the stage and the carnival queens are being chosen: the young and mature queens have been chosen with the main Reina gala this coming Wednesday. After that, carnival will spill onto the streets of Santa Cruz for a full-blown party culminating in the burial of the sardine. In Puerto de la Cruz carnival is also underway with the carnival queen being chosen on Thursday coming. The full programmes are HERE for Santa Cruz and HERE for Puerto de la Cruz. Los Cristianos carnival starts on 21 March, and its programme is HERE.

 

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