Founded on June 24th 1478, under the original name of El Real de las Tres Palmas (The Royal Town of the Three Palms), the city celebrates every summer the anniversary of its foundation. The intense programme of cultural activities and open-air shows in Vegueta is completed every Saint John's Night (Midsummer) the eve of the city's Birthday, with an impressive display of fireworks in Las Canteras Beach. Locals and visitors gather by the thousands along the beach promenade to enjoy the show and the cheerful ambiance, a unique atractive for visitors who stay in the city during that time.
Celebration dates: June
Place: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria