The International Street Arts Festival, now in its third year, takes place in the central streets, squares and around the harbour of Puerto, with a staggering 73 performances lined up over the three days. Entry to most of the activities is free.
Last year the festival drew an estimated 15,000 visitors to the town.
This event is a cultural showcase for Canarian innovation in comedy, theatre, dancing, music, photography, painting.
These include shows such as a vertical dance group, who perform on the sides of buildings; a theatre company who out their audiences in boats to tell them stories about sailors and fishermen; a story kitchen where tales are told to the accompaniment of the flavours and aromas they feature; and a competition for human statues.
The first event, body painting, starts at 6pm on Friday and various other activities follow across the town until well after midnight.
On Saturday, the day’s programme starts at 11am and again continues beyond the witching hour.
Sunday’s activities start at 10am and festival draws to a close around lunchtime