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Cavalcade Street Streets Playa del Ingles · 15.30 – 17.30 / / free entry. Do not forget your costume! People from all parts of the island visiting the annual parade. Last year more than 50,000 spectators enjoyed the Pride parade. The parade is followed by a massive dance session with DJ Yumbo Square from 16.00 to 20.30.
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El Faro de Maspalomas IV hosts the Spring Craft Fair
The council appreciates the cooperation of the City in organizing this event which has established itself as “fundamental” to the commercial expectations of the artisans of the Island
The vice president of the Cabildo de Gran Canaria and Minister of Employment, Industry, Commerce and Handicrafts, Juan Dominguez, and Mayor Marco Aurelio Perez on Monday visited the stands of the IV South Spring Craft Fair held in the forecourt of the Faro de Maspalomas until Sunday March 9.
Organized by the Foundation for the Development of Ethnography and Crafts Canaria (Fedac), this show started last March 28 with labor and artistic sample of 72 artisans, six more than in the previous edition, from 17 municipalities and representatives 27 of the 87 registered crafts the Canary Islands.
Dominguez, who appreciated the cooperation of the City in organizing the event, said that this spring fair consolidates with which it is held in August as the two “fundamental handicraft Gran Canaria” dating profile tourist attraction a hub such as Faro de Maspalomas.
The spring craft fair, which is open daily from 10.00 to 19.00, is a business opportunity for artisans of Gran Canaria can “draw” their production, hence the organization has decided this year to expand from 6 to 10 days Fair, including in those two weekends.
The improvement made this year in the tents and wooden booths and expanding market days and craftsmen, said the island adviser, “has become a saving of almost 30% of the total budget,” which according to Fedac is around 36,000 euros.
Mayor Marco Aurelio Perez showed the double satisfaction of the City of San Bartolomé de Tirajana about this show, “the consolidation of southern Gran Canaria as space crafts and trading world unique products”, and the expansion days of exposure and sales for artisans, already during the last weekend appointment could take advantage of thousands of people in the Faro de Maspalomas coinciding with the arrival of Transgrancanaria.
The repertoire of the crafts include leather goods (12) pottery (9) jewelery (7) and fabric decorators (7). Also ganchilleras, producing artificial flowers, wristbands, a manufacturer of cigars, miniaturists, a soap, felted work, milliners, spinners, weavers, chandlers, wood turners, cabinetmakers, jigsaws, cutlers, smiths, engravers, embossers, glaziers , modelers and carpenters.
Promoted in Fitur Gran Canaria Maspalomas and Mogan
The president of the Cabildo de Gran Canaria, José Miguel Bravo de Laguna, said Monday that a hundred grancanarias entities participate this year in the international exhibition of tourism Madrid, Fitur, which ensure the defense and international expansion of the tourism industry the island. The presence grancanaria appointment at the Feria de Madrid, on January 30 to February 3 next as part of the 33rd edition of Fitur 2013 International Tourism Fair will.
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Mogan, Maspalomas, the traditional carnival Telde, Valsequillo, North Island and gastronomy products and Gran Canaria are some aspects that enhance Gran Canaria in the next edition of Fitur, presenting to the public all vocational and general interest.
Preferred by the Spaniards, Maspalomas, also attends Fitur destination in collaboration with municipal authorities with new businesses, further expanding the range of leisure and entertainment. The stand of Gran Canaria also has services for tour operators, tours of Gran Canaria, including iconic areas like Mogan with its routes and proposals to accommodate the most demanding tourists who want to combine leisure with knowledge of the island.
Gran Canaria continues to strengthen its commitment to the mainland market, working with tour operators and increasing national promotional campaigns for the end consumer. In addition, Gran Canaria will present its Unified Agenda municipalities with the aim of promoting the concept of uniformity of the island also Gran Canaria again rely on Fitur to present their tourism and will stand in their agencies involving receptive , specialized travel agencies, and major tourist areas of the island