Tenerife Carnival; February: Up in the capital of Santa Cruz, the island carnival is a real riot, with street parades, revellers a-plenty and the annual burning of a giant sardine (!).
Perseid Meteor Shower; August: A show-stopping natural phenomenon, the annual meteor shower sees stars shooting across the clear night sky. Mount Teide is the best place to catch the show, and it’s something that will stick with you for years to come.
Fiesta de San Juan; Midsummer’s Eve (June): Celebrated all across the north, this summer solstice knees-up is all about magic and new beginnings, with bonfires, picnics and parties stretching far into the early hours.