The best things to do in Tenerife in September 2016

As it seems that on every calendar there is a saying for each month, we don’t want to lose the tradition, so: ‘March and September are like brothers; one says goodbye to winter and the other to summer’. That is what you are going to ‘enjoy’ this September in Tenerife, as there are many celebrations planned to see off the summer and you will have to take good advantage of them.

The good weather usually continues in this month and it is perfect to continue going to the beach.

But as well as the celebrations for the end of summer, there are some pilgrimages, concerts and festivals which we believe could be interesting in Tenerife in September 2016. Clearly there are more events, but these are the ones which we have chosen and which are the highlights according to our taste. Of course, if you think that something is missing (or we’ve made a mistake with the dates), please let us know by leaving a comment.

Other activities

Finally, but by no means less importantly, we give you links to the activities which you can do in Tenerife all year round.

Things to do in Tenerife in September 2016
Traditional holidays

2nd to 4th September - XXXI Festival of Arts and Crafts in Pinolere. A "display of contemporary Canary Island ceramics", this will bring together a large number of craftsmen from all the islands at the Pinolere Ethnographic Park in La Orotava.

3rd September - pilgrimage in honour of San Isidro in La Victoria.

7th September - descent of the Socorro pilgrimage in Güímar, which is the oldest pilgrimage in the Canary Islands.

8th September - although it is less well known, the day after the big holiday in Güímar is the ascent of the Socorro pilgrimage.

8th September - the main day of the celebrations for Our Lady of the Light in Los Silos, which runs from 29th August to 13th September.

11th September - XXXV Festival of Arts and Crafts in Guía de Isora.

14th September - in honour of the festival of Christ in La Laguna, at around 11pm there will be a fireworks display from the Monte de San Roque to the arrival of Christ in the main square after the procession.

16th September - Festival of Art with a performance by Chenoa and the election of the festival queen for the Cristo del Tacoronte festival.

18th September - Barquera pilgrimage in El Médano.

Things to do in Tenerife in September 2016
Concerts and musical events

8th September - "Silba y re-cuerda" at the Tenerife Auditorium, where you'll have the chance to see the Tigaray group and the Cruz Santa musical group playing together.

10th September - One World Tour is the Ricky Martin concert at the Antonio Dominguez Olympic stadium in Los Cristianos. The concert will begin at 8:30pm. Tickets prices are €30, €40 and €150.

14th to 17th September - Boreal International Festival in Los Silos, with live performances, art and ambiance, and the invited country is Mozambique. 

16th September - Sin Sombra de Grey at the Teatro Leal in La Laguna. Tickets from €12.

16th September - Raphael Sinfónico is a show with songs by Raphael performed by the Tenerife Symphony at the Auditorium in Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Tickets range between €10 and €12.

From 16th to 18th September - Summer Carnival to be held in different locations in Puerto de la Cruz. The good news is that now there is no need to wait for February to celebrate the Carnival 

17th September - Dios Salve a la Reina performs Queen Forever at 9pm at the Santiago Martín Pavilion in La Laguna. Tickets from €20 to €30 (VIP).

18th September - Journey to the Centre of the Earth (21st century) is an innovative show inspired by the works of Jules Verne at the Tenerife Auditorium in Santa Cruz. It starts at midday and the ticket price is €7. For viewers aged 6 and over.

18th September - Clownbate! This is a show which combines circus techniques with family audience participation at the Teatro Leal in La Laguna.

30th September - Fimucité Symphony Concert, in which the Symphonic Orchestra and the Tenerife Film Choir will perform together at the Auditorium in Santa Cruz de Tenerife. The concert begins at 8pm and general ticket prices are from €18 to €30.

Things to do in Tenerife in September 2016
Exhibitions and other events

From 27th May to 11th September - the photographic exhibition "Limbo" by the Tenerife filmmaker Juan Carlos Fresnadillo at the TEA in Santa Cruz.

2nd September - White Night at SiamMall, where all the shops will remain open until midnight.

From 4th July to 9th September - 'Summer Exhibition' delights those who don't want to forget the summer easily. The work of more than 90 young artists will be found in the Círculo de Bellas Artes in Santa Cruz.

From 15th to 18th September - V Gastronomic Landscape in Garachico, where you'll have the opportunity to enjoy 3 days of everything to do with Spanish cuisine in general and that of the Canary Islands in particular. 

11th September - at 12pm and 5pm your little ones will have a date at the Tenerife Auditorium with the Cantajuegos group, with its 10+ Surprises.

17th September - De Venezuela con humor is a comedy conducted jointly by Laureano Márquez and Mencey Romántico at the Teatro Leal in La Laguna. Prices are from €15 to €20 and it will start at 8pm.

17th September - Grand Festival of Tenerife Wines in Los Realejos.

From 21st to 23rd September - Seatrade Cruise Med, a convention for professionals in the cruise industry, focusing on the Mediterranean.

5th July to 15th October - in "Movie Magic" some 140 objects belonging to the French filmmaker George Méliès (precursor of movie special effects) will be shown at the Espacio CajaCanarias in Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Tuesday to Sunday, from 10am to 8pm. Free entry.

Things to do in Tenerife in September 2016
Sporting and themed activities

2nd to 4th September - LXI Tenerife island bicycle tour. Make the most of its stages in the northern part of the island.

3rd September - IV Roque Negro trail race in Anaga, with two choices of 8.5km and 15km and an elevation gain of 1,400 metres.

3rd September- II Ocean Cross Adidas Store in Adeje. (Running) race addicts have another date in Tenerife with two events of 5 and 10 kilometres.

4th September - Guía de Isora Triathlon in Playa de San Juan. 750 metres of swimming, 18 kilometres on a bicycle and a 5km race walk.

10th September - X Candelaria Aquathlon. A 2.5km race, a 1km swim and finally another 2.5km race in the municipality of Candelaria.

17th September (Saturday) - IV Diente de Sierra mountain race, which traverses some of the Tegueste trails. Three events of 8km, 17km and 34km.

17th September - XXXVII Holy Christ Fun Run in La Laguna, with limited places in each of the categories of 685 metres, 1300 metres and 8km.

Activities and other things to do in Tenerife in September 2016

The activities mentioned below as best things to do in Tenerife in September 2016 can be done almost all year round. 

In September it is still very hot, but if you decide to spend a day at Jungle Park you can enjoy a bit of cool, as the only jungle in Europe has areas where you can walk without feeling too hot, as well as enjoying shows and exotic animals. The next day you can go to Aqualand to cool off in the water and have fun on their slides.

If you have already imagined being in the wave pool which produces the biggest wave in the world then at Siam Park it is possible, so get ready and head for the water as soon as you hear the gong-like sound which warns of the "danger" that's coming. This park is one of the best places to be and things to do in Tenerife in September 2016 and the rest of the year.

In the north the best choice for spending a quiet day sunbathing is Lago Martiánez. There you won't just find pools, but a permanent exhibition of contemporary art which only those who are watchful may enjoy.

Golf in Tenerife - make the most of it not yet being high season and spend a day practising this interesting sport, with the added bonus of spectacular views. And on 3rd September, don't miss the relevant stage of the X edition of the Tenerife Golf Circuit at the Real Club de Golf de Tenerife in Tacoronte.

In the summer, Patea Tus Montes offers the chance to take a two-seater kayak to La Caleta and best of all - it's suitable for beginners. And from 2nd to 3rd September you can climb to the summit of the Teide with them. No question that it is one of the best things to do in Tenerife in September 2016.

With El Cardón NaturExperience you can discover a sky full of stars in memorable surroundings such as Las Cañadas del Teide at night.

If even with all the different activities we have offered you want more, why not take a day trip to La Gomera?  

Anaga Experience gives you the opportunity to get to know one of the areas which is least explored by tourists. You can opt for the excursion from Anaga to Antequera beach and enjoy snorkelling or paddle-surfing there before ending the day with a boat trip to Las Teresitas beach.

Wine tasting combined with cheese tasting at Bodegas El Monje... one of the top things to do in Tenerife in September 2016

Seeing whales and dolphins with the Catamaran Bonadea II would be a unique experience.

Do you want to learn how to kite surf? Hurry up and get to El Médano to learn with the help of Red Rock Surf ...