Parades and patron saints!

Week one of the Adeje Patronal Festival is well under way with a weekend full of colour, religion, music and dance ahead

This weekend sees the Adeje Plaza de España and Calle Grande host various different festival events, with the Gala on Friday night, from 10am, where the different representatives from the neighbourhoods take to the stage in a themed show. This will be followed by the first of the fiesta’s big street parties, with live music from the Toque Latino group.

On Saturday in the Cruz de Llano, (the small roundabout at the bottom of the Calle Grande) there will be a number of live bands performing, including the Adeje municipal band, the Guía de Isora band, and guests from San Sebastián de Tejina and the Arafo. At 6pm mass in the parish church is sung by the Riveira polyphonic choir.

At 8.30pm the main festival parade takes place along the Calle Grande, a family night out and this will be followed by another street party in the Plaza de España from 11pm.

On Sunday October 8th a choral concert is scheduled for the Calle Grande at12.30pm, and the evening is replete with religious events, with 7pm mass and a procession with the participation of the Brylcan Nº2 army band. At 10pm the Parranda Chasnera plays in the Plaza de España and from midnight the Orchestra Deliciosa take over the stage.

Monday October 9th is a local fiesta day in Adeje, with banks, local primary and secondary schools as well as all municipal offices and centres closed. There will be a morning of events for kids in the Avenida Palo Mayor, music in the Calle Grande from midday with the Cardón group, mass at 6.30pm and a festival of humour in the Plaza España from 10pm.

All events and concerts are free to the public and on most evenings the small fun fair in the parking at the back of the Adeje Cultural Centre will also be open.

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First full fiesta weekend


Music, dance, parades, and traditions mark the first weekend of Adeje’s fiestas

Loyal to a promise more than 300 years old, the borough of Adeje celebrates the Patronal Festival in honour of the Virgin of the Incarnation, Santa Úrsula, and San Sebastián. This year too the celebrations are a real reflection of the modern and cosmopolitan centre the town has become in recent years. Mayor José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga: “We are 121 nationalities living side by side in peace, respect and in solidarity.

“Adeje has evolved, in particular in recent decades, into a growing but united community. Our most valuable resource – the people – have helped us move in the right direction and today we are both a modern and historic tourist destination”.

The programme of events starts in full this weekend with the Adeje Siglo XX! (21st Century Adeje) on Friday at 10pm with the participation of the seven representatives of the Adeje borough neighbourhoods (Adeje doesn’t elect a local ‘queen’ – instead all the representatives are feted as equal). They are Milagros Bragado, from Las Nieves, María Azul Frachia Villaurreta from Los Olivos, representing Armeñime is Noelia Toledo López, from La Caleta, Naomi Negreen Galindo, Jocelin Ramos Mesa from Tijoco-La Hoya, Rosario Ana Fernández from Fañabé and Andrea Rochina González, representing Adeje Casco.


This year the gala will feature distinct aspects of life in modern Adeje, culture, conviviality, sport, the business community, and women. There will be a nod to the innovation and progress in the borough as well as an audio-visual presentation all in a futuristic setting, with music to follow from Toque Latino.

On Saturday October 8th activities begin at 1.30pm in the Calle Grande Adeje with a patronal music concert, with the band of the Canarian Command and the Military Brass Band Nº2 Brylcan XVI. At 8.30pm that evening the traditional parade with floats from the different neighbourhoods of the borough. Following the parade there will be a street party in the Plaza de España with music from the Maracaibo and Maquinaria bands.



Sunday is when the borough celebrates the Virgin of the Incarnation, with the raising of the borough flag, a mass at 6.30pm, a procession through the main street of the town with local authorities and a light and sound show. From 10pm there will be a performance by Isabel González, ‘Así soy yo’.

Monday is a local fiesta day, with schools and banks and some businesses closed and lots for the kids to do during the day. At the Adeje municipal sports pavilion (opposite the football ground) there will be a children’s play zone with bouncy castles, workshops and different events as well as a conviviality zone from 11am. At 12 midday there is a concert by the El Cardón group in the Calle Grande.

That afternoon at 6.30 mass in the Santa Úrsula church will be sung by the parish choir with a procession afterwards followed by a fireworks display. The evening ends with a one man show by Canarian comedian Manolo Vieira.