It’s Carnival season in Aruba – keep on reading to find out the Aruba Carnival dates 2018.
Aruba Carnival Dates 2018
This schedule covers the dates for all the mayor carnival events.
- January 6 – Torch Parade in Oranjestad – 8:00 PM
- January 14 – Balloon Parade in San Nicolas – 2:00 PM
- January 19 – Children & Youth Queen Election – Entertainment Center – 7:00 PM
- January 20 – Tumba Contest – Aruba Entertainment center – 8:00 PM
- January 21 – Children Calypso & Road March Contest – Carnival Village – 6:00 PM
- January 22 – Pre Finals Caiso & Soca Monarch – Carnival Village – 7:00 PM
- January 26 – Carnival Queen & Mrs. Carnival Election – in Oranjestad – 7:00 PM
- January 27 – Children’s Parade in Noord – 2:00 PM
- January 27 – Final Caiso & Soca Monarch – Carnival Village – 7:00 PM
- January 28 – Transfer of command – Government Main Office – 10:00 AM
- January 28 – Grand Children’s Carnival Parade in Oranjestad – 2:00 PM
- February 1 – Hebbe Hebbe Fest – Parkinglot Post Office oranjestad – 8:00 PM
- February 3 – Jouvert Morning & Pyjama Party in San Nicolas – 4:00 am
- February 3 – Aruba’s Grand Lighting Parade in Oranjestad – 8:00 PM
- February 4 – Grand Children’s Parade in San Nicolas – 2:00 PM
- February 4 – Buring of Momito at Carnival Village in San Nicolas – 7:30 PM
- February 8 – Lighting Parade in San Nicolas – 8:00 PM
- February 10 – Grand Carnival Parade in San Nicolas – 12:00 AM
- February 11 – 64th Grand Carnival Parade in Oranjestad – 12:00 AM
- February 11 – Burning of King Momo (ending of Grand Parade) 7:30 PM
Carnival History in Aruba
The roots of Carnival in Aruba can be traced all the way back to the 1920’s.
It all started when social clubs organized private costume and masquerade parties.
In 1955 the first grand parade was organized for the public in the downtown area.
Aruba’s carnival has grown leaps and bounds since that first parade.
Aruba’s 64th Carnival
Aruba is known for its beautiful beaches and sunny weather, but carnival brings thousands of visitors to the island for the experience.
If you’ve never been to Aruba before, you should plan to visit during carnival season. Because, it’s a perfect way to get a feel for what Aruba has to offer.
You get to experience sensational musical events, queen elections and different parades.
The parades go through the main streets of Oranjestad and San Nicolas featuring spectacular display of majestic designed costumes, participants dancing to the rhythm of local music and a great ambiance by the public who know how to keep a party going.
Carnival is an integrated and important part of the islands cultural heritage. It’s the largest cultural festival on the island!
However, it’s not only a time of celebration, but it’s also a way of breaking away from the daily toils of life and enjoying.
Aruba’s carnival is known around the world for being an unique and safe event.
Everyone is invited and allowed to participate.
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