The city has scheduled more than 40 events on the occasion of its Foundational Festivities and the Night of San Juan.
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria has its own birthday in June. The city was founded on June 24, 1478, the day of San Juan. 544 years later, the capital of Gran Canaria once again celebrates its history and cultural diversity with a program of more than 40 events to claim its local character and its tricontinental connection. In a special year, fireworks, hangouts and bathing on the beach are also recovered on the night of June 23.
Between tradition and new trends, the festival program moves in 2022 with unmissable events such as the concerts by Fito y los Fitipaldis, Javier Gurruchaga and the Mondragón Orchestra, David Bustamante, Las Karamba o el Cuarenta Tour of Los Ilegales, as well as “Velas y Vientos” by the Castellón-based Xarxa Teatre; “Aquellos que no están Limpios” from A bakery and the National Dramatic Center.
The festive agenda flirts with acts that touch the hearts of Gran Canarians and with groundbreaking events that delve into the landscape installations of the island’s capital. Between the concerts, the Foundations offer intimate evenings to enjoy iconic spaces such as the patios of its historical hull, or appointments designed for large capacity in squares as popular as Santa Ana or the Plaza de la Música. The theater will occupy the coliseums and cultural halls of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. The conferences can be enjoyed inside a fortress such as the Castillo de Mata or on the streets in the old “Night Walk”: a guided route through outstanding aspects of municipal culture that, in 2022, will focus on legendary women.
And so up to 40 meetings that will have the spectacular magical touch of fireworks on the night of San Juan. And it is that from June 23 to 24 not only the night of the Saint is commemorated, but Las Palmas de Gran Canaria enthusiastically remembers the dawn of that June 24, 1478 in which he was born as Real de las Tres Palmas, precisely, as the official chronicler of the city Juan José Laforet usually recalls, with three juanes at the head: Captain Juan Rejón, Dean Juan Bermúdez and Bishop Juan de Frías.