If you are in the area, it really is worth the visit, if you haven't already been to Arguineguin, come and join in the fun.
This year the fiestas run from Friday 11th July - Sunday 20th July and it all begins at 21:30h on Friday 11th with the election of the Queen of the Fiestas in Plaza de las Marañuelas. From 23:00h head to the market square Plaza Negra and nearby for verbena parties, DJ's and late night music.
Arguineguin Romería - Saturday 12th July: 19:00h
The whole event is something to check out, but make sure you don't miss the Romería of Arguineguin, in which locals dress up in traditional Canarian clothing old and young. You will feel like you have been transported back in time, as carts are brought through the streets with fruits, potatoes and offerings for Virgen del Carmen.
Arguineguin Merengazo del Carmen -
Friday 18th July: 23:00h
Get your dancing shoes on for the Merengazo del Carmen concert, headlined by Elvis Crespo well known for his fiesta songs such as Pintame and Suavemente.
Incase you were wondering, Elvis Crespo was actually named after Elvis Presley and even dubs himself the King of Merengue. One of Crespo's latest tracks is a collaboration with Mr 305 'Pitbull' on the track 'Sopa de Caracol' (Snail Soup)
I'm quite looking forward to this concert, it's going to be a hip swaying, energy packed evening.
Arguineguin Bajada de la Rama - Saturday 19th July: 18:00h (Plaza de Pino Seco)
Imagine a water fight then multiply it by 1000 and add music. Bajada de la Rama is one of the most anticipated events of the Summer in Arguineguin, with what seems like the whole of the village dressed in their beach wear parading through the streets with water guns and dancing to the music of Banda Gran Canaria
TIPS: Prepare to get wet even if you are just watching! Later on in this night, when all the water guns are put away, get yourself to the market square and nearby for a party, it's the last night of the fiestas and it goes out with a bang! Don't miss the fireworks at midnight!
Arguineguin Maritime Procession - Sunday 20th July: 10:00h
Head to the harbour for the maritime procession as the statue of Virgen del Carmen is lifted up onto a fishing boat and leads the way to Puerto de Mogan. You can see this from most of Mogán coastline from Arguineguin to Pto. de Mogan. There will be a lot of traffic out at sea this day, take a look at the video I filmed last year from Patalavaca as the boats sailed past Anfi del Mar.
What are you most looking forward to in the Fiestas del Carmen? One of my favourite parts is the smell of all the grills in the market square and the open air concert.
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