Aruba Carnival

Aruba Carnival

Date: February 7 2016 - February 7 2016

About Aruba Carnival

Carnival in Aruba means weeks of spectacular events. The two month long season of events festivities are full of decorated floats, contagiously throbbing music, luxuriously costumed groups of revellers of all ages, Carnival King and Queen Elections, jump ups and parades, and Jouvert morning.

Aruba’s favorite evening carnival parade is a visual treat. Thousands of tiny lights are incorporated into costumes, road pieces and floats, intensifying the dramatic effect to an already stunning, creative display. Live bands accompany the various participating carnival groups. Held in downtown Oranjestad, the parade begins at 8:00 p.m.

Carnival Jouvert Morning & Payama Party San Nicolas
Grand Parade San Nicolas
The Grand Carnival Parade in Aruba’s second capital San Nicolas begins with jouvert morning, a combination pajama party and jump-up, beginning in the wee hours and lasting until dawn.
Grand Carnival Parade Oranjestad.

The Grand Carnival Parade in Oranjestad takes place on the following day, making for an exhausting but exhilarating weekend. This is the largest and longest of all the Aruba Carnival parades with the most spectators and participants. The midnight burning of King Momo, a life-size effigy of the spirit of Aruba’s Carnival, signals the end of the season.

You can hear the sounds of Antillean ‘tumba’ music, Calypso and steel bands, latin salsa rhythms and dutch influenced marching bands, finishing with the all day Grand Parade on Sunday.

Join in and take part in Aruba’s Biggest Party!

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Date: February 7 2016 - February 7 2016