Dogs’ parade in the Carnival of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Every year, the Dog Carnival gathers together a multitude of pet lovers with pets wearing fancy dress in a unique competition in Santa Catalina

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 13 February 2020. — Every year Santa Catalina Park acquires a special atmosphere on a day designated in the programme: it’s actually a morning, in which, in full daylight, an important collection of pets, 20 in 2020, gather on the spectacular Carnival stage. The dogs, along with their owners, show how much they are a part of the party. This is the Dog Carnival, a competition in which dogs compete for the prize for the best fancy dress, and in which families and visitors make up a heterogeneous and numerous audience in this setting.

Every year Santa Catalina Park acquires a special atmosphere on a day designated in the programme: it’s actually a morning, in which, in full daylight, an important collection of pets, 20 in 2020, gather on the spectacular Carnival stage. The dogs, along with their owners, show how much they are a part of the party. This is the Dog Carnival, a competition in which dogs compete for the prize for the best fancy dress, and in which families and visitors make up a heterogeneous and numerous audience in this setting.

The Dog Carnival is a date that both young and old don’t miss out on. Children, in fact, enjoy this dog festival in a special way; it’s a festival in which many other pets, out-of-competition, appear in the park dressed in their best fancy dress. The festive family atmosphere becomes a declaration of love for the animals, clearly born to make them a part of the celebrations.

Along with this local audience, it is common to see many visitors in Santa Catalina on this unique morning, who join the crowd and take advantage of the opportunity to complete their particular graphic report of the dressed-up dogs with their mobile phones or cameras. The image of the people from the cruise ships who, having just disembarked on the nearby Santa Catalina quay, join the party, which starts at noon on Sunday 16th February, is already a classic one, and is followed by a full Carnival Day and concerts in Santa Catalina. If the traveller gets a good vibe from Carnival and from pets, this is a unique occasion to enjoy both passions at the same time.

Dogs Carnival

Sunday, 16. February 2020

12:00 hrs. Santa Catalina Park

Free entry for all until capacity is reached

After that, there is a programme of family concerts on the main stage and in the leisure area of Santa Catalina.