Four months of folklore, gastronomy and traditions in Los Cristianos
The Canaries Traditional Folk Festival and Contemporary Food and Crafts Exhibition celebrates nine years in Arona offering residents and visitors the best folklore, gastronomy and traditions in the warm autumn and winter nights of this tourist resort of Tenerife.
This edition, which will start on November 16th, will bring four months of weekly performances to the bay of Los Cristianos, an opportunity to meet and enjoy the renowned folk groups of the municipality by the sea, but also, traditional food and crafts of the islands.
And as a novelty in this edition, the plaza of La Pescadora will house the first Special Christmas Market Folk Festival between December 21st and January 5th.
“Canarias Folk Fest” is a meeting dedicated to Canarian folklore, traditions, crafts and local cuisine.
“This Festival adapts to the times and demands of the public and, especially, of the true protagonists, the groups and craftsmen, who have oriented us towards a model that happens to be weekly and that will concentrate on Los Cristianos,” a spokesman for the local council’s tourism department explained.
The initiative is part of the sustainability strategy that Arona is developing as a Biosphere location, a concept that includes the preservation of the customs, traditions and identity.
In this edition, the folk groups I’Gara, Verodal, Friends of Punta Rasca, the Municipal School of Folklore of Arona and Herederos de Chasna will participate, rotating every week with two performances starting at 8.30pm. Next to them, on the promenade, the 30 stands of the Folk Fest traditional and contemporary food and crafts exhibition, which will open on Thursdays, from November 16th to March 22nd, with sales and tasting time of 4pm to 10pm.
The first permanent Christmas market will also feature carols and other events and entertainment.