Fiest in honour of the “Virgin del Socorro” - 7th and 8th of september

El Socorro is a small coastal village, but full of history. On its beach, the Patron of the Canary Islands appeared to the Guanches and its name is due to a fact that, according to the historical texts, occurred in the transfer of the image: the moment in which the Mencey, dejected by the weight of the virgin, asked for "help" to be able to carry it. In the place in which it happened, a hermitage is raised to which, every 7th September, the Virgen del Socorro is moved from the main church of San Pedro. This Bajada del Socorro is one of the oldest, most popular and devotional celebrations of the municipality and the Island, with tens of thousands of pilgrims accompanying the image on a journey that departs at dawn. And, the next day, this time at dusk, the image returns through the same route accompanied by the traditional game of ”pares o nones”.

Feast of the “Virgen del Carmen” - 16th of July

The traditional marine festival of the Virgen del Carmen in El Puertito de Güímar has a characteristic that makes it unique: it is the women who carry the image of the Virgin and embark it to continue the processional journey along the coast, with the company of the boats and in a celebration that fills the sea with color and devotion.

Celebration of San Pedro

The festivities of San Pedro are one of the most anticipated celebrations of the year in the municipality. Enriched by centuries of unique traditions, the best way to get to know them is to come and enjoy them. Write on your agenda: "This month of June, I go to Güímar".

The Burras of Güímar - Friday after carnival - tuesday

Las Burras de Güímar is a theatrical performance held in Güímar, for decades, to bid farewell to the Carnival, a staging in which mysticism, religiosity and the legends of Güímar come together to turn St. Peter's Square into the epicenter of a spectacular battle of good against evil.

Saint Antonio Abad - 4th weekend in January

San Antonio Abad, patron of livestock owners and protector of animals, is the festival of traditions, folklore, an occasion to get to know the rural world of Güímar and a celebration in which neighbors and visitors also come with their pets to be part of of the ancient ritual of blessing.