La Palma to hold pioneering “Isla Bonita Love Festival” in July
More than 25,000 people are expected to attend the first-ever “Isla Bonita Love Festival” on La Palma, designed to “boost the economic and social revitalisation” of the Canary Islands.
The event between July 28th and July 31st inclusive is being hailed as a “pioneer” in the archipelago and will promote trade, gastronomy and fashion.
It is being promoted by the Cabildo through its Society for Promotion and Economic Development.
Island president Anselmo Pestana said: “This festival is a pioneer on the island of La Palma and the Canary Islands for its strong multidisciplinary character to include proposals for food, fashion, culture and leisure, among others, all with the primary objective of promoting economic revitalisation in our island and contribute to social integration and non-discrimination.”
He said the Love Festival would be a happy meeting point, a place of enjoyment and fun for everyone under the banner of social integration, tolerance and respect.
La Palma Craft is very much involved in the organisation and fashion will be under the spotlight, as well as design and gastronomy.
The exhibition will be located in a covered area of more than 2,000 square metres in Santa Cruz de La Palma.
Half of the space will be devoted to trade with a sample zone and sale of local produce and various activities such as tastings, concerts and parades.
Another 30 per cent will be dedicated to gastronomy, with renowned chefs in attendance, both from the island and beyond.
The final 20 per cent will feature design and fashion.
Organisers intend the festival to become an annual event and to grow each year.
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