The great idea of combining both Carnival and the beach attracts tourists and locals to the biggest celebration in Gran Canaria. Las Canteras Beach is the main stage of all the fun and entertainment. This festival, with its over 30 years history, is the most socially and economically important of its kind for the island. The drag queen final, main parade, sardine burial, and carnival fireworks are the highlights of all the celebrations. Colourful beach parties with music and sunshine are visited by hundreds of thousands of people. Almost every town and village in Gran Canaria has its own celebrations and schedule.