Tonight is San Juan in Lanzarote, the one night of the year where residents can legally have a bonfire, as long as they are in accordance with their local council rules.
Once you have permission from your council, bonfires can be lit from 21:00 on 23rd June until 01:00 on the 24th June, the maximum height is 5 metres and maximum width 6 metres. Generally the materials are garden waste and pallets. The burning or tyres and plastic products is prohibited. They must be at least 50 metres from buildings.
In case of emergency, the emergency number for the fire department is 112 080.
Public events taking place across Lanzarote:
Playa Blanca are celebrating San Juan with the release of lanterns from the town beach at 21:00 followed by a concert with Inerxia and Ni Un Pelo de Tonto.
Puerto del Carmen
Puerto del Carmen have a traditional event with an Asadero de San Juan with sardines cooked on the bonfire at 21:00 on Calle Bajamar by Playa Chico in the old town area. Traditional parrandas Pal Porrón y El Geito will be performing.
Lanzarote’s capital will be celebrating with a bonfire and sardines from 20:30 at La Rocar which is where the cross is situated on on the beach opposite from Charco de San Ginés. La Pachanguera are also performing in concert.
We can highly recommend heading to Haría for the Quema de Facundo y La Danza del Fuego event at 23:00. The devils swarm into the town to perform a fire dance with drama and music. Followed by a firework display at 23:30 and a fiesta party in the plaza with Armonía Show and Tamarindos from midnight. The bonfire is on the land to the side of the plaza and next to the children’s playground area.
Have a look at our video from a previous year for an idea of what to expect.