Aruba Carnival

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Get into the spirit of Aruba’s biggest party of the year, the Aruba Carnival.  A month-long celebration with festive street parties known as “jump-ups”, queen elections, where lovelies of all ages strut their stuff, spectacular parades and musical events like the Grand Final Tumba Contest. This Caribbean Carnival officially opens with the traditional Aruba Torch Parade on January 6th; bright lights leading the way along the street to Oranjestad.

This year marks the 70th anniversary of this major Carnival which culminates with the Grand Parada in Oranjestad. It is during these celebrations that Miss Aruba is crowned.

This annual extravaganza is not just a celebration; it’s a kaleidoscopic journey through Aruba’s rich cultural tapestry. From the rhythmic beats of traditional drums to the elaborate and brilliantly hued costumes that adorn the spirited participants, the Aruba Carnival is a sensory feast that captivates the heart and soul.

As the sun sets over the pristine beaches of Aruba, the Carnival transforms the streets into a lively mosaic of music and dance. Locals and visitors alike come together to revel in the shared spirit of unity and celebration. The vibrant parades, featuring elaborately decorated floats and exuberant performers, wind their way through the charming streets, creating an atmosphere of pure jubilation. The Aruba Carnival isn’t just an event; it’s an invitation to join a community in celebrating life, love, and the island’s rich heritage.

Don’t miss the chance to be part of this unforgettable experience. Book your tickets, pack your brightest attire, and get ready to dance the night away at the Aruba Carnival. Let the infectious enthusiasm of the islanders sweep you off your feet and create memories that will last a lifetime. Aruba Carnival is more than an event; it’s a celebration of life, and you’re invited to be a part of it. Come, be swept away by the magic of Aruba Carnival – where every step is a dance, and every moment is a celebration!

To learn more of this major Caribbean event and to see the schedule of activities, click here.

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    January 6, 2024
    February 12, 2024