While summer’s winding down in continental Europe, the season is still running strong on Tenerife and the event scene is keeping up just fine. The majority of happenings are of the music/dance/party variety, but there’s also just enough of every other kind to keep people occupied and happy. Highlight Tenerife events in September 2018 include the Boreal 2018 international music festival and the 2018 Oktoberfest, but the month will also see this year’s La Laguna TEDex and a range of sports meets, too.
Music & Dance Events
Starting on a weekend, September 2018 on Tenerife has a host of concerts and other fun slated from day one. Puerto de la Cruz is hosting the Bavarian Week and the 2018 Oktoberfest (Aug. 31-Sept. 2), the La Orotava Sounds music festival (Sept. 1-22) is kicking off with a performance by David Bustamante, and also on Sept. 1 there’s a Queen Tribute at the Buho Club in La Laguna and a Lagoon Party in Adeje.
Following that is the the last Ironik Pool Party Kaluna of the season happening on Sept. 6, and then another busy weekend. On Sept. 7, A Contratiempo will be performing as part of the Buho Club’s Back to the 80s theme. Then on the 8th the club is hosting Anto Vega and several other artists, while Mullett will be featured in the Children of the 80s serial at Adeje’s Hard Rock Hotel and the Reggae Can Festival is taking place in La Laguna’s Plaza del Cristo.
On Sept. 15, La Laguna will also be hosting Naturally Gospel, a homage to Whitney Houston, as well as a joint concert by ÁngelesKY2 and We are Rock & Roll, while the eco-oriented Greenworld Festival in scheduled to happen in San Miguel de Abona.
Next up is Dani Martin’s visit to Santa Cruz on Sept. 20, the same day the Boreal 2018 festival (Sept. 20-23) will be launching in Los Silos. On the heels of that is another Lagoon Party in Adeje on Sept 22 and Pastora Soler’s closing concert for La Orotava Sounds.
September also has is fair share of regular weekly events, including small live concerts at the Los Lavaderos art gallery in Santa Cruz (ending Sept. 27) and the Tango Show in Puerto de la Cruz every Thursday, as well as the Wednesday Amy Winehouse — The Musical, also in Puerto de la Cruz.
If you prefer athletic pursuits, the Gomera Paradise Trail is taking place on Sept. 1, and the mountain race boasts three distances: 12, 32 and 67 km. Then on Sunday (Sept 2) there’s the Guía de Isora Sprint Triathlon and the Downhill Go-Kart Race in San Juan de La Rambla.
The Isla de La Gomera Triathon is scheduled for the 15th, followed by the Faro a Faro race on Sept. 22. The latter traditional race from the Faro de Teno to the Faro de Buenavista will be competitive for the first time this year, albeit with a shortened route of 75 km. That same day Santa Cruz will be launching the 2018 2018 Women’s Basketball World Cup Tenerife, which closes Sept. 30, when El Sauzal will be hosting its Wo-Man Trail pair race.
Family Friendly Events
Events great for the whole family start this weekend with the annual Pinolere Crafts Festival in La Orotava (Aug. 31-Sept. 2).
For those of you who enjoy religious fiestas, La Laguna and Tacoronte will be celebrating the Holy Christ all month long, with series of special events and processions included. There’s also a romería in Güímar on Sept. 6-8, while those of you who speak Spanish and enjoy local lore shouldn’t miss the Brother Pedro Night Walk in El Médano on Sept. 7 either.
Lastly, there’s a Sun Dance Family Sessions on Sept. 22, an event designed to get entire families to have fun dancing.
Specifically gastronomic events are few on Tenerife in September, but they do include the Oktoberfest in Puerto de la Cruz, as well as the Ecomarket Boreal in Los Silos (Sept. 21-23).