Santa Cruz has set the standard but now it’s the turn of Los Cristianos to dazzle and delight with colour and music galore during their Carnaval celebrations. This year the theme is Mexico but a willingness to give in to the muisc and have a good time is the only real requirement for visitors. Events are a little more spread this year so even more chance to have fun.
Fri. 5 March – Presentation of the Carnaval Queen candidates outside the Cultural Centre at 8pm.
Weds. 10 March – Carnaval dance for seniors at the Recinto Ferial from 6.30pm.
Thurs. 11 March – Election of the infant Carnaval Queen at the Recinto Ferial from 8.30pm.
Fri. 12 March – Election of the adult Carnaval Queen at the Recinto Ferial from 9pm.
Sat. 13 March – Make up and costume workshop outside the Cultural Centre from 4.30pm.
Sat. 13 March – Street Carnaval from the Cultural Centre to the beach from 7pm.
Sat. 13 March – Dancing to live bands at the Recinto Ferial from 11pm.
Sun. 14 March – Carnaval parade from Paloma Beach to the Recinto Ferial from 5pm.
Mon. 15 March – Sardine Funeral from town to the beach, start at approx 8pm.
If you have any energy left after all that you deserve a medal. Just get out and mix and have fun.