May (last weekend) - Las Cruces de La Laguna/the Crosses of La Laguna, Barlovento
30 May Día de Canarias/Canarian Day - Public Holiday
June - Corpus Christi, Mazo. Every year the steep, cobbled streets of Mazo are carpeted with flowers and petals. Since 1873 the festival has been characterized by the creation of petal carpets, passageways and decorated altars of flowers. Mazo has been declared a Fiesta of National Tourist interest.
12th/13th June or nearest weekend - Fiesta de San Antonio, Garafia. One of the largest on the island attracting around 2,000 people and lasts three days. Apart from live music on the main stage and other spots around the grounds, there are numerous kiosk bars, stalls with Mexican clothing, fancy goods and a large show of cattle, equine and other animals. There are variations each year with perhaps dog agility or horse cross-country jumping/dressage but always a timed event with oxen pulling weighted sleds around a course
July/August (every five years, 2015, 2020, etc) - La Bajada de la Virgen de las Nieves y La Danza de los Enanos/the coming down of the Virgen of the Snow and the Dance of the Dwarfs. A huge fiesta lasting around 18 days and incorporating, to name but a few events, the Dancing of the Dwarfs, Minuet, pilgrimage to the throne and subsequent Bajada of the Virgen del las Nieves when the statue of the Virgin of the Snows is brought down from her church in Nieves to Santa Cruz de la Palma. It’s huge. It's incredible. Don't miss it
The highlight of the fiesta and what La Palma is particularly famous for (in fiesta terms) is the La Danza de los Enanos. Initially appearing dressed as sombre church clergy singing psalms, a dozen of the chosen few disappear into a small tent only to re-appear seconds later dressed as dwarfs who proceed to dance the polka. The contrast is both funny and amazing especially as the outfit transforming them into dwarves entirely convinces the view that they are tiny people and you will puzzle how it's done. Starts late evening and culminates in a procession through the streets at approximately 4 a.m.