Best Things to do in Tenerife in July 2017

Best things to do in Tenerife in July 2017 - the island is set to be packed with amazing things to do. July is ‘beach party month’, and there will be several parades and festivities dedicated to Our Lady of Carmen.

However, in addition to these somewhat traditional religious festivities, there are concerts and cultural exhibitions and shows that we hope will pique your interest during your stay on Tenerife in July 2017. As such, we have hand-picked the events that we believe to be the most appealing to any visitors to the island. That being said, there is still much more going on the island so, if you think we have missed something important (or we have made a mistake with the dates), please don’t hesitate to leave us a comment.

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And last, but almost certainly not least, some of these activities and events aren’t just scheduled for July, but are held all year round! So without further ado, let us introduce to you What’s On in Tenerife in July 2017!

Things to do in Tenerife in July 2017
Traditional Celebrations

14th June-2nd July – Festivities are being held in El Sauzal in honour of San Pedro Apóstol (St Peter the Apostle). Stop by and enjoy a fun-filled program of dance, open air cinema, games for kids and religious ceremonies.

2nd July – Today marks a religious pilgrimage dedicated to Hermano Pedro in Llano del Moro, in the municipality of El Rosario.

2nd July – Another religious pilgrimage, this time in honour of San Isidro Labrador in Tacoronte.

8th July – The baile de Magos, held in the Plaza de Europa in Puerto de la Cruz. This is a truly wondrous experience of Canary Island folklore, with participants dressed in traditional clothing.

8th-9th July – The 37th annual Craft Fair in Garachico.

9th July – The religious pilgrimage of San Benito de Abad, held in La Laguna. This is a particularly interesting experience for tourists to the island, with each of the seven Canary Islands represented in the pilgrimage by seven women, adorned in traditional dress and finery, all carrying fruit and flowers as offerings to Saint Benedict.

11th July – Today marks the celebration of the embarkation of Our Lady of Carmen. The parade kicks off at the Peña de Francia parish church in Puerto de la Cruz, and heads towards the waterfront. The number of spectators – both locals and tourists alike – who gather at the dock is indescribable. This embarkation is on our shortlist of must-see things in Tenerife in July 2017.

The second half of July – Festivities are held in honour of Santa Ana (Saint Anne) in Tamaimo, Santiago del Teide.

16th July – The embarkation of Our Lady of Carmen in Las Galletas.

16th July – Santa Cruz de Tenerife holds its own embarkation of Our Lady of Carmen (which this year falls on a Sunday).

16th July – Festivities will be held in honour of Our Lady of Carmen in Los Realejos, in addition to an embarkation in Las Galletas, Arona. Patron saint feasts are also held in Puerto Santiago, in Santiago del Teide. All of this is capped off by a grand naval procession dedicated to Our Lady of Carmen, culminating in a spectacular fireworks display.

The second or third weekend in July – The Día de las Tradiciones (Day of Traditions) in Chirche, Guíá de Isora, is a unique chance to travel back to the 1940s. You’ll learn how people lived, their customs, the traditional art of basket weaving, and how to make gofio (toasted grains).

25th July – Today marks the celebrations of Santiago Apóstol, the patron saint of Spain, in Santiago del Teide.

26th July – The festivities in honour of Santa Ana in Candelaria are not to be missed!

Things to do in Tenerife in July 2017
Concerts and Musical Events

22nd April-23rd July – The 12th Caprichos Musicales de la Isla Baja (Musical Impulses of Isla Baja) consists of concerts that will take place in different locations in Garachico, Los Silos, Buenavista del Norte and El Tanque.

1st July – Renowned Spanish singer Loquillo will be putting on his rock music show Salud y RockRoll tour (Health and Rock and Roll tour) at the Pabellón Santiago Martín in La Laguna (start time: 9pm; ticket price: €25-€30).

7th-23rd July – The Heineken International Canaries Jazz and More Festival is a Tenerife classic, and will be include shows across the island (Teatro Guimerá in Santa Cruz, Teatro Leal in La Laguna, Adeje and Puerto de la Cruz). This festival is not something to be missed (ticket prices: varied).

8th July – Aerosmith are making a stop on their “Aero-Vederci Baby!” European farewell tour in the Heliodoro Rodríguez López Stadium in Santa Cruz de Tenerife. This tour marks the end of the band’s illustrious music career, and is definitely not to be missed. We’ll see you there! (We’ve already booked our tickets!)

15th July – Juan Luis Guerra makes a stop on his Todo tiene su hora (Everyone has their time) tour at Golf Costa Adeje (start time: 8:45pm; ticket price: TBA).

15th July – Pablo Milanés puts on his Canciones para siempre (Songs Forever) show at the Pabellón Santiago Martín in San Cristobal de La Laguna. (start time: 9pm; ticket price: €30).

15th July – GreenWorld Festival will be setting up camp on Hole 11 of Amarilla Golf in San Miguel de Abona (start time: 3pm; ticket price: €25; for ages 18+ only).

15th July – Londonbeat will be stopping by at the monthly Children of the 80s show at the Hard Rock Hotel Tenerife in Adeje (start time: 6pm; ticket price: €18-€55).

21st July – Panamanian singer and actor Rubén Blades makes a stop on his Caminando, adiós y gracias (Walking, Goodbye and Thank You) tour at el Recinto Portuario, Santa Cruz de Tenerife (start time: 9pm; ticket price: from €35).

21st July – Sandra Mesa and Diego Expósito host a jazz and soul concert at Espacio Guimerá S. in Santa Cruz de Tenerife (start time: 9pm; ticket price: €5).

22nd July – Luis Fonsi puts on a concert as part of his LoveDance World Tour at el Recinto Portuario in Santa Cruz de Tenerife (start time: 9pm; ticket price: €35, €45 or €120).

29th July – Pedro Guerra puts on a show at El Escobonal’s Terrero de Lucha in Güímar (start time: 8:30pm; ticket price: €12).

Things to do in Tenerife in July 2017
Exhibitions and Other Events

1st July – Stop by Tenerife’s own Holi Festival in Puerto de la Cruz. This Hindu festival is an excellent outing full of colour (most of it ending up on participants!) (start time: 3pm).

7th July – The Manchango Awards, taking place at the Infanta Leonor Auditorium, Arona. Aarón Gómez and Kike Pérez will be hosting (start time: 9pm; ticket price: €12-€15).

7th July – El supositorio (Suppository) is a comedy show to celebrate the comic team’s 15-year anniversary (location: Teatro Guimerá, Santa Cruz de la Tenerife; start time: 7:30pm; ticket price: €10-€18).

13th July – Manolo Vieira puts on a show at the Teatro Teobaldo Power, La Orotava (start time: 8pm; ticket price: €13-€15).

19th April-24th July – The España, años 50 de Carlos Saura fotógrafo (1950s Spain, by Carlos Saura) exhibition contains 90 historic images, enabling visitors to experience the visual reality of the era. The exhibition is being hosted by the Fundación CajaCanarias in the Espacio Cultural de la Laguna.

18th-23rd July – The Tenerife LAN Party is the perfect place to discover new technology. Come and explore, compete, exhibit and take part in technical workshops. This is truly a unique experience (location: Recinto Ferial de Tenerife).

2nd June-28th July – MAIT Nights 2017 in La Orotava. This is the perfect opportunity to get to know more about the Museum of Iberian Arts, with special events, shows and workshops.

Things to do in Tenerife in July 2017
Sporting and Theme Activities

1st July – The 3rd Villa de San Juan de La Rambla Running Trail (distance: 9km; registration: €10).

1st July – Today marks the 1st Aripe Mountain Race. The race takes competitors along traditional routes through the small village of Aripe, in Guía de Isora.

2nd July – 27th Tamaimo de Santa Ana People’s Cross-Country Race in Tamaimo, Santiago del Teide (distance: 8km).

2nd July – the 5th Güímar Vertical Race (distance: 4.5km).

2nd July – More a fan of water? Then why not take part in the San Telmo swimming race in Puerto de la Cruz! (distance: 5km; registration: €20 early bird offer or €25 on the day).

7th, 8th and 9th July – 5th Martín Fiz Clinic in Los Realejos.

8th July – the 12th Swimming Race at Playa de la Arena, Puerto Santiago (distance: 950m; registration: €10).

9th July – 13th San Benito People’s Race, Los Realejos. Different categories are available for different course lengths and age groups.

15th Julio – the 7th Infinity Extreme Obstacle Race in Puerto de la Cruz (distance: 5km or 10km; registration: €25)

22nd July – 6th El Médano Night Race in Granadilla de Abona (distance: 12km or 21km).

22nd July – 10th El Sauzal Incline Race (distance: 4km; registration: €13).

22nd July – the 3rd Urban City Race in Puerto de la Cruz. Two courses are available: 5km (registration: €7) and 10km (registration: €10).

22nd July – the 4th Nuestra Señora de La Esperanza People’s Race in El Rosario. Different categories and courses are available, with free registration for lower level races and a €10 fee for the advanced courses. Members of the Tenerife Premature Mothers and Fathers Association receive a €5 discount on their registration fee.

23rd July – the 6th Taganana Trail Race in Santa Cruz de Tenerife (distance: 17km).

27th July – the Cronoescalada Atalaya Vertical Trail in La Laguna (distance: 1.8km, with a positive incline of 558m).

29th July - Neon Run Spain in 10 kilometers in Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

29th July – the 14th Bajamar Race at Punta del Hidalgo, San Cristóbal de La Laguna (distance: 1.9km; registration: €10 or €20, depending on date of registration).

29th July – the 6th La Caleta de Adeje Race at Playa de la Enramada. Limited to 150 participants (distance: 1.3km; registration: €13, or €5 for the children’s race).

29th July – Fancy a more extreme challenge? Then sign up to the Northeast Ultra Race in Tegueste. Three races are available: 32km (registration: €45), 94km (registration: €95 for individuals or €120 for groups of up to 3 people), and the 1km hill race (registration: €15).

Things to do in Tenerife in July 2017
Our Theme Activities

Siam Park is the best water park in Europe, and it can be found in Tenerife. A visit is undoubtedly one of the best things you could do during your visit to the island in July! Cheaper tickets are on offer for visitors who also want to visit Loro Parque, as well as discount vouchers for use in either of the parks. For more information about prices and discounts, click here.

El Lago Costa Martiánez is the best open air contemporary museum and swimming complex in Europe. For more information about prices and passes, click here.

The sea is at its most peaceful in the summer and, as such, it would be a waste not to take advantage of it by taking part in some amazing water sports and activities! Kayak de Mar is an experience offered by Patea tus Montes, taking you past the Los Gigantes cliffs – all for a very competitive price! For more information about prices, click here.

We spend most of our lives on solid ground, but there is much more of the world to discover! Witness the fascinations of marine life in Tenerife with the Introduction to Diving program, offered by El Cardón NaturExperience, to try out scuba diving. This is without a doubt one of the best things to do in Tenerife in July 2017! For more information about prices, click here.

Tenerife’s consistently excellent weather makes for perfect conditions to play golf – all at very competitive prices! For more information about prices and discounts, click here. For more information about prices and passes, click here.

Tenerife is an island with a plethora of wonders and vistas to behold; but nothing beats seeing the island from above! Helidream Helicopters offers you the opportunity to enjoy the island’s stunning landscape – which is truly unforgettable at this time of year due to the excellent weather conditions. For more information about prices and routes, click here.

Jungle Park is Europe’s only natural jungle and boasts 3 unique animal shows – including birds of prey! For more information about prices and discounts, click here.

Camel Park offers you the opportunity to traverse a beautiful protected paradise on the back of a camel. The park’s farms and ranches make a visit here a wonderful experience for small children as well! For more information about prices and discounts, click here.

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