Aruba Carnival Schedule 2014

Aruba Carnival Schedule for 2014

60th Edition

This is the tentative schedule. The official schedule will be presented on November 11, 2013 during the Carnival season opening event.

Dates & times are subject to change

DATEDAYTIMEEVENT / ROUTE / INFORMATIONLOCATION / VENUE
01-Jan Wed 12:00am Happy New Year - National Holiday
02-Jan Thu TBA Aruba's First Carnival Jam At Nikki Beach
04-Jan Sat 08:00pm Jumble Jump In San Nicolas
10-Jan Fri 08:00pm Mecha di Carnaval (Light It Up Event) At Frans Figaroa Stadium, Oranjestad
11-Jan Sat 07:30pm-02:00am Parada di Flambeu (Torch Parade / Fakkel Optocht) ROUTE - Starts at DOW - L. G. Smith Blvd. - Vondellaan - and ends at Cricket Field Oranjestad
12-Jan Sun 06:30pm-12:00am Aruba's Children, Youth and Adult Prins and Pancho Election at Aruba Entertainment Center, Oranjestad
17-Jan Fri TBA Children Queen Election of Santa Cruz TBA
18-Jan Sat 06:30pm-12:00am Aruba's Children and Youth Calypso and Roadmarch Contest at Aruba Entertainment Center, Oranjestad
19-Jan Sun 05:00pm-07:30pm Caminatas & Ballenata TBA
22-Jan Wed 07:00pm-09:30pm Carnaval Zumba at Downtown, Oranjestad
23-Jan Thu TBA School Queen Election at Club Caiquetio, Paradera
24-Jan Fri 07:00pm-12:00am Tumberito 2014 at Aruba Entertainment Center, Oranjestad
25-Jan Sat all day Dia di Betico - National Holiday
26-Jan Sun 01:00pm-06:00pm Parada Di Blaas (Baloon Parade / Ballonnen Optocht) ROUTE - Pastoor Hendrikstraat - Caya D. Cooper - Caya Capt. H. Rodger (Grensweg) - Lagoweg - Bernhardstraat - Vuylestekestraat - Pastoor Hendrikstraat - Joe Laveist Sportpark San Nicolas
30-Jan Thu TBA EPI Queen Election at Club Caiquetio, Paradera
31-Jan Fri 07:00pm-12:00am Aruba's 39th Children Carnival Queen Election at Aruba Entertainment Center, Oranjestad
1-Feb Sat 07:00pm-2:00am Aruba's Great Tumba Contest at Aruba Entertainment Center, Oranjestad
2-Feb Sun 01:00pm-05:00pm Youth Parade ROUTE - TBA Oranjestad
04:00pm-11:00pm Carnival DJ Bash 2014 at Nikki Beach, Oranjestad
08:00pm-12:00am Sign-up Happening Caiso & Soca Monarch at Nikki Beach
5-Feb Wed 06:30pm-10:00pm Transfer of Command by Prime Minister to all Prins' and Panchos at the Government Building
7-Feb Fri 07:30pm-01:00am Aruba's 51st Youth Carnival Queen Election & Coronation at Aruba Entertainment Center, Oranjestad
09:00am-11:30am Senior Special Celebration TBA
8-Feb Sat TBA Carnival Happening TBA
9-Feb Sun 12:00pm-10:00pm Flip Flop Carnival Beach Festival Next to Nikki Beach
11-Feb Tue 07:30pm-01:00am Caiso & Soca Monarch in 2014 (Calypso & Roadmarch Contest) Pre-Finals Carnival Village - San Nicolas
12-Feb Wed 07:30pm-01:00am Caiso & Soca Monarch in 2014 (Calypso & Roadmarch Contest) Pre-Finals Carnival Village - San Nicolas
13-Feb Thu 07:30pm-01:00am Caiso & Soca Monarch in 2014 (Calypso & Roadmarch Contest) Pre-Finals Carnival Village - San Nicolas
15-Feb Sat 07:30pm-03:00am Caiso & Soca Monarch in 2014 (Calypso & Roadmarch Contest) Final Carnival Village - San Nioclas
16-Feb Sun 12:00pm-06:00pm Children's Parade ROUTE - Pastoor Hendrikstraat - Caya D. Cooper - Caya Capt. H. Rodger (Grensweg) - Lagoweg - Bernhardstraat - Vuylestekestraat - Pastoor Hendrikstraat - Joe Laveist Sportpark San Nicolas
17-Feb Mon 07:30pm-12:00am Mrs. Carnival Election At Aruba Entertainment Center, Oranjestad
18-Feb Tue TBA Romar Carnivale Party At Romar Trading, Oranjestad
20-Feb Thu 07:00pm-01:00am Hebbe Hebbe at Post Office Oranjestad
21-Feb Fri 07:00pm-01:00am Aruba's 60th Carnival Queen Election At Aruba Entertainment Center, Oranjestad
22-Feb Sat 12:00pm 49th Children's Parade Noord ROUTE - from Bubali Field straight to Centro di Bario Noord Noord
07:30pm-02:00am Aruba Tivoli's Lighting Parade - Lighting Parade through the streets of Oranjestad. Floats, road pieces and participants' costumes are all brilliantly illuminated with hundreds of tiny lights. ROUTE - Start Aruba Entertainment Center - Ave. Milo Croes - Vondellaan - LG Smith Blvd. - End DOW Oranjestad
23-Feb Sun 12:00pm-06:00pm Grand Children's ROUTE start at Guillermo Trinidad Stadium - Avenida Milio Croes - Vondellaan - LG Smith Boulevard - Adriaan La­cle Boulevard - Avenida Milio Croes - Stadium Guillermo Trinidad Oranjestad
24-Feb Mon 07:00pm-12:00pm Aruba's 1st Carnival Multi Cultural Election and Coronation At Aruba Entertainment Center, Oranjestad
25-Feb Tue 06:00pm-11:00pm Tourist Night Steel band and Costume Show Downtown, Oranjestad
26-Feb Wed TBA International Concert Window to the World Caribbean Night TBA
27-Feb Thu 08:00pm-02:00am Parada di Luz (Lighting Parade) ROUTE - Pastoor Hendrikstraat - Caya D. Cooper - Caya Capt. H. Rodger (Grensweg) - Lagoweg - Bernhardstraat - Vuylestekestraat - Pastoor Hendrikstraat - Joe Laveist Sportpark San Nicolas
28-Feb Fri 08:00pm-01:00am Ban Djo Djo Happening for Balashi Lovers At parkinglot Arubus, San Nicolas
01-Mar Sat 03:00am-08:00am Jouvert Morning & Payama Party - Carnival's biggest Jump-up begins at 4:00 am in the streets of downtown San Nicolas. ROUTE - Joe Laveist Sport Park – Caya Dick Cooper – Caya Captain Rodgers – Lagoweg – Berhardstraat – Dr. Schaepmanstraat – Weg Fontein – Pastoor Hendrikstraat – Joe Laveist Sport Park. Pastoor Hendrikstraat - Caya D. Cooper - Caya Capt. H. Rodger (Grensweg) - Lagoweg - Bernhardstraat - Vuylestekestraat - Pastoor Hendrikstraat - Joe Laveist Sportpark San Nicolas
11:00am-07:00pm

Grand Parade ROUTE - Joe Laveist Sport Park – Caya Dick Cooper – Caya Captain Rodgers – Lagoweg – Berhardstraat – Dr. Schaepmanstraat – Weg Fontein – Pastoor Hendrikstraat – Joe Laveist Sport Park.

San Nicolas
02-Mar Sun 10:00am-07:00pm Aruba's Famous 60TH Grand Parade - The annual carnival festivities culminate with the grand carnival parade, which always falls the Sun before Ash Wed. Aruba's main event starts at 11 a.m. in Oranjestad and continues into the evening in the streets of the city. ROUTE: Start at Hagemeyer - Ave. Milo Croes - Vondellaan - LG Smith Blvd. - End Wendy's Oranjestad
03-Mar Mon all day CARNIVAL Mon / Burnout Mon - National holiday - official day of rest.
07:00pm-10:00pm Old Mask Parade Burning of the Momito - Marks the end of the carnival season in the district of San Nicolas. San Nicolas
04-Mar Tue 08:00pm-12:30am Burning of King Momo - Carnival officially comes to an end on the eve of Ash Wed with the burning of "King Momo," a symbol of the flesh. At Aruba Entertainment Center, Oranjestad
05-Mar Wed all day Ash Wednesday