The city of Ponce that is located in south Poerto Rico held every year a carnival called Ponce Carnival (Carnaval Ponceño). The old colorful carnival that started in 1858 lasts for a whole week. It come to its end on the day before Ash Wednesday (February or March different dates).
The carnivals’ events are held on the same time when the great carnivals of Brazil, Venice Italy and the Mardi Gras of New Orleans Louisiana.
Due to the numerous visitors during the carnival days and the high demand for accommodations it is recommended to check hotel rates and book rooms well in advance.
mong the main events the visitors can enjoy several parades with dance and shows that are held on decorated floats, marches of bands, juggling shows, dancers with masks, colored dresses and more.
The carnival’s program, venue, lineup information show time / schedule of events, how to get etc, is present in the carnival’s Facebook link. See details below, under “Event Related Information” section.