Manuel Díaz Medina won the carnival poster competition for this year’s carnival in Playa Blanca, Lanzarote which will be held 22nd to 24th February.
This poster is entitled “Travestichaplin”, Manuel’s creation dates back to the 1920’s depicting an image of a woman with a hint of Chaplin and the Charleston. The main carnival parade will take place on Saturday 23rd at 18:00 leaving from Playa Flamingo to the centre of the resort in Playa Blanca. The village of Las Breñas start the carnival celebrations earlier with events from the 8th to 15th February.
Playa Blanca Carnival Programme 2013
Friday 8th February
19:30 Children’s Carnival Fiesta with Animacíones Naylint at the C.S.C. Las Breñas
Wednesday 13th February
10:00 Carnival activities for children in all the municipality at the various cultural centres including Casona de Femés, C.S.C. Uga, Biblíoteca Yaiza, C.S.C. Las Breñas & Biblíoteca Playa Blanca
Friday 15th February
17:30 An afternoon of fun and games with fancy dress costumes where the children call at the houses in the village of Las Breñas looking for sweets, leaving from the C.S.C. Las Breñas
23:00 Traditional Carnival Dance in fancy dress with the Parranda Los Salineros de La Hoya in the C.S.C. Las Breñas
Monday 18th February
17:00 Carnival mask workshop for children in the Biblíoteca Yaiza
Thursday 21st February
17:00 Face painting for children with ideas for the carnival in the Biblíoteca Playa Blanca
Friday 22nd February
20:30 Gala Drag Queen & Verbena to start the carnival in the south of the island with Ballet Dance Pop, Melao Boricua from Tenerife and Grupo Bomba from Fuerteventura in the Plaza del Carmen, Playa Blanca
Saturday 23rd February
18:00 Gran Coso de Carnaval, the main carnival parade will depart from the area by Playa Flamingo along the Avenida de Canarias, Calle el Varadero & Avenida Papagayo until arriving at the Plaza del Carmen in the centre of Playa Blanca.
Followed by a verbena with entertainment from Melao Boricua from Tenerife.
Sunday 24th February
10:30 Children’s Carnival Fiesta with murgas infantiles, children’s characters and fancy dress in the Plaza del Carmen, Playa Blanca
13:30 Carnival Day with fun and music from a variety of performances including Melao Baracua & Grupo Bomba in the Plaza del Carmen, Playa Blanca