is a country with strong cultural traditions. Among them, we cannot forget the
pilgrimages, like the popular Vará del pescao, celebrated every year
in Gran Canaria. Today as Canarian Transfer we give you several
reasons to enjoy this popular event.
History of the Vará del Pescao
peculiar event is celebrated since 1995, accomplishing in 2019 its XXV edition. Actyally, the
celebration takes places always the last Friday of August.
celebration was born with the aim to recover and to honor the sailor tradition of Arinaga. The village had a strong
sailor activity in the past, and every morning its sailormen use to leave early
looking for fishes. Families use to wait them to be back, to know the luck they
had at work.
inform about their arrival, sailormen played conch shells. At this sound, people came close to check what they
had captured and fresh fish recently cleaned was sold to the neighbours.
honor the big efforts and sacrificies realized in Arinaga, people started to
organize this popular and nice event.
Celebrations of the Vará del Pescao
There are a series of acts that cannot be missing during
the celebration of the Vará. This year, at 18:00h the party will starts by Avenida de los Pescadores.
band Tagenza liven
up the party with drums, conches and characas. In this way the arrival of
sailormen to the village is remembered. During the day, there are many groups
livening up the party through the streets of the town with cheerful popular
at 19:00 h will start the pilgrimage
from Risco Verde. In this moment several boats will
arrive with fish, as in the past.
fish they bring, provided by the town hall, are mainly sardines. The product is
roasted and served as tasting during the celebration.
About 22:00 h we
can assist the concerts. In
the Ficus we will find the soloist Yeray
Socorro and DJ Antonio Boada. While by the
square of Arinaga will play D-CI, DJ
Abián Reyes, Promaster.
At 23:15 will take place one of the most waited part of
the event: the fireworks by the pier of Arinaga.
The Pyrotechnics San Miguel will amaze all attendees with its spectacular
staging.At the end of the party, on the dock
will play Línea DJ.
A party with large number of people
Vará del Pescao gained much popularity during the years. In some editions
20.000 people have been counted.
this reason, if you visit Gran Canaria during these dates, arrive early so that
to ejoy the event.