Tenerife in May more and more attractive

Tenerife in May is known for its general warm and sunny Spring weather of about 23 degrees Centigrade. Then, the ocean water has about 20°C. Pleasant for swimming. But there is much more to this glorious month.

The Romeria Chica was scheduled at a new time in 2019. It took place on May 15 after a mass at 7p.m.

So far, Los Realejos tops all with its Fiestas de la Cruz with its Fuegos the longest fireworks of three hours in Spain. The festivities start in April and transcend May well into June. Their importance has won them the BIC (bien interese cultural) rank of Public Spanish holidays.

Feria de la Artesania Crafts fair Los Realejos on May 12

Tenerife in May crafts fair in Realejos where craftworks as well as homemade food, such as cheese and pastries are soldTenerife in May crafts fair in Realejos where craftworks as well as homemade food, such as cheese and pastries are sold

May celebrations in the Tenerife capital

Tenerife in May at Fiesta de la Cruz Cruces y Fuegos Los Realejos de 2019 - Viva Los vecinos Calle del SolTenerife in May at Fiesta de la Cruz Cruces y Fuegos Los Realejos de 2019 - Viva Los vecinos Calle del Sol

Mind that the Fiesta of the Cruz (cross) in the Tenerife capital with its Baile de Magos and other street folk activities in and around Plaza de la Concepción and Calle Noria is also a breath taking spectacle.

Only my Yes would have been required to join the friendly locals and to be dressed the part, of course.

News for May 03 main Dia de la Cruz of Santa Cruz May Fiestas

There, the top locations of  competing displays of decorated crosses are the town Ramblas while the main Rambla is the most prominent. Not only school children but also organizations and even government department can win prizes. Clinica Tamaragua of health Services was the winner of 2019, by the way. Of course, all Christian temples and chapels take part. Close to 100 activities of these Fiestas de Mayo which stretch over most of the month now also feature the novelty event Dia del Comic on May 11.

Festival de la Lana Canaria Wool festival

  • When? May 16 to 18 of 2019
  • Where? Plaza de la Constitución in Central La Orotava as well as at the Museum of Artesania Iberoamericana of Tenerife MAIT
  • Activities? Workshops at the museum MAIT which has entrance free open doors during the festival, street stalls, craft works on sale on Saturday May 18 on Plaza Constitución
  • Educational stalls for school children about wool and other materials related to environmental care on the central town square
  • Saturday May 18 extras? Guided honey and cheese tasting at 5 and 6p.m.

May 17 at 6.p.m.at museum MAIT Orotava: Talks and discussions in Spanish as well as a Round Table hosted by the Tenerife Waldorf School related to wool in various contexts. More info and a chance to take part at www.festivaldelanadecanarias.com

Tenerife in May new Santa Cruz Sports events

  • May 04 at 9.00 Baloncesto (Basketball) VI tournament of "Puertos de Tenerife" by the long promenade Avda Maritima near the new cruise ship terminal.
  • May 12 at 10.00 a bicycle town race for all ages with Corte Ingles as patron
  • May 18 at 21.00 a Binter Night Marathon through Santa Cruz city streets
  • Traditional Tenerife capital sports events besides swimming, tennis and Karate followed by life saving tournaments

Inauguration of Festival Santa Cruz Joven

Joven is a talent contest organized by Heineken with theme "Back to the 80's. Renzzo will be selector together with the Ayuntamiento. The venue will be on May 17 at 7p.m.

May Book Fair in the Santa Cruz Tenerife capital

  • Exact location? Park Parque Garcia Sanabria Santa
  • Duration? May 24 - June 02, 2019
  • Books about? Presentations and sale
  • Entertainment? Live music, outdoor movie shows within a scope of 300 activities
  • Extras?  Food and drink stalls

The Island Tenerife in May dedicated to all cultural activities

They are Folklore, classical music, dance, literature, museums, workshops for cooking and crafts, theater, storytelling, you name it.

There are not only art contests for children but also for adults. Even prizes for best crafts will be awarded at Parque Garcia Sanabria.

There, the amount of stalls have evolved into a proper fair ground for crafts over the last decade. Mind that plants and books are part of the interest of visitors.

Tenerife in May Walking Festival

This international hiking Festival of Puerto de de la Cruz with many guided tours from May 21- to May 25 has become very popular, although it is fairly new.  Unfortunately, the Teide hike, the one at Benijo and the night star gaze are already fully booked.         
May 18 at 11.00 San Andres guided tour
A culture walk to historic houses in the ancient "antiguo Valle de Salazar"

Romeria San Marcos de Tegueste on May 05

This popular folk Fiesta a patron festival near La Laguna has been postponed by five days due Political Elections on the last month of April 2019. Take the Titsa bus 015 to the "Intercambiador de La Laguna". Then change over to bus 051 to Tegueste. Verify "Hacia Tegueste?" to Tegueste again with the driver.

A Public holiday on May 30 all over Spain with more parties

More about the Tenerife Fiesta month of May

Important in the fifth month of the year is also Puerto de la Cruz. Like Los Realejos, it combines the Fiesta de la Cruz with patron celebrations, followed by the Mueca Festival a little later. More about all that at the Page about May celebrations where you also find a link to the total government agenda of the Santa Cruz Fiestas de Mayo.

From Tenerife in May back to May celebrations

Festival de Lana de Canarias

  • When? From May 16-May 18, 2019
  • Where? In La Orotava on Plaza de la Constitución
  • About? The wool of Canarias and other products, such as banana leaves for a natural textile production
  • Founders: Delia Escobar of La Ranilla arts and crafts shop of Puerto de la Cruz
  • Organizers: EDAC together with the Cabildo de Tenerife and the museum Museo de Artesanía Iberoamericana de Tenerife (MAIT)
  • More information: info@laranilla.org

Exhibition about the first 25 years of Santa Cruz de Tenerife capital

  • Where ? Centro de Arte La Recova, Sala Central
  • When? April 4 to May 31
  • Open: 11a.m.-1p.m. and from 5p.m. - 8p.m.
  • Open: Sundays and holidays from 11a.m-2.p.m.
  • Closed on Mondays

May 01 Dia del Trabajo the Day of the Work

Celebrate the time before Worker's day by a new entrance free all night dance party which is bound to be repeated in 2020. It takes place at the Santa Cruz Municipal African Market Nuestra Senora de Africa

About the walking Festival here

By the way,  we have mentioned the most attractive events of May, which doesn't mean that other little villages and towns don't have patron fiestas and Cruz celebrations themselves. Guia de Isora in the South is one of them with many artistic skills. I've only been there once, a long time ago,  when skies didn't enhance my photos.

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