Curacao, the beautiful island nation that is located in the southern part of the Caribbean Sea near the coast of Venezuela holds every year a colorful carnival.
The local population of Curacao was created from diverse populations and cultures who arrived from a more than fifty countries. So Curacao Carnival events are a huge celebration of culture and national heritage of its citizens.
Guests of the carnival that is considered to be the largest cultural events of Curacao, can enjoy a variety of events including a large beauty contests, parties, private and public, music festivals with an emphasis on Tomba (local music of the islands) calypso and other styles.
In addition various marches are held:
- Election of Teenagers and Adult King & Queen
- Teen Carnival Parade
- Carnival Horse Parade
- Banda Bou Carnival Parade
- Grand Carnival Parade “Gran Marcha”
- Children’s Farewell Parade
- Grand Farewell Carnival Parade
During the carnival days, accommodation may be scarce owing to higher demands, therefore it is advisable to check accommodation prices and make reservations ahead of time.
The carnival’s program, venue, lineup information show time / schedule of events, how to get, parking etc. is present in the carnival’s link website. See details below, under “Event Related Information” section