Aruba Carnival Schedule 2015

Aruba Carnival Schedule for 2015

62nd Edition

The official schedule will be presented on November 11, 2015 during the Carnival season opening event.

Dates, times, routes and venues are subject to change

DATEDAYTIMEEVENT / ROUTE / INFORMATIONLOCATION / VENUE
01-Jan Thu 12:00am Happy New Year - National Holiday
04-Jan Sun 04:00pm-09:30pm 1st Soca WALK-a-Thon Carnival Village, San Nicolas
10-Jan Sat 08:00pm-02:00am Parada di Flambeu (Torch Parade / Fakkel Optocht) ROUTE - Starts at DOW - L. G. Smith Blvd. - Vondellaan - and ends at Cricket Field Oranjestad
18-Jan Sun 06:00pm-09:00pm Prins and Pancho Election and Coronation (Children/Youth/Adult) Carnival Village, San Nicolas
18-Jan Sun 06:00pm-12:00am Calypso & Roadmarch (Children/Youth) Carnival Village, San Nicolas
18-Jan Sun 02:00pm-05:00pm Parada di Blaas (Children's Balloon Parade) Starts from Carnival Village ends at Carnival Village San Nicolas
23-Jan Fri 07:00pm-12:00am Queen Election and Coronation (Children/Youth) Aruba Entertainment Center, Oranjestad
24-Jan Sat 07:00pm-02:00am Grand Tumba Contest Piedra Plat Entertainment Center, Paradera
25-Jan Sun all day Dia di Betico - National Holiday
27-Jan Tue 05:45pm-07:00pm Lecture on Calypso music and special film preview (Aruba Calypso Heritage Week) IPA, San Nicolas
28-Jan Wed 07:00pm-12:00am Pre-final Caiso & Soca Monarch Carnival Village, San Nicolas
29-Jan Thu 07:00pm-12:00am Pre-final Caiso & Soca Monarch Carnival Village, San Nicolas
30-Jan Fri 5:30pm-7:30pm Film Premier and Book Launch Mighty Lords, Kings and Queens (Aruba Calypso Heritage Week) Cas di Cultura, Oranjestad
31-Jan Sat 12:00pm-04:00pm Children's Parade Noord ROUTE - from Bubali Field straight to Centro di Bario Noord Noord
31-Jan Sat 07:00pm-03:00am Grand Final Caiso & Soca Monarch Carnival Village, San Nicolas
01-Feb Sun 12:00pm-06:00pm Grand Children's Starts at Aruba Entertainment Center to Adriaan Lacle Blvd and ends at Aruba Entertainment Center Oranjestad
04-Feb Wed 07:30pm-12:00am Tumberito Festival (Children/Youth) Piedra Plat Entertainment Center, Paradera
05-Feb Thu 07:00pm-01:00am Hebbe Hebbe Happening Post Office, Oranjestad
06-Feb Tue 07:00pm Aruba's Queen & Mrs. Carnival Election and Coronation Aruba Entertainment Center, Oranjestad
07-Feb Sat 04:00am-07:00am 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
07-Feb Sat 08:00pm-02:00am Aruba Grand 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. - Ends Roundabout Wendy's Oranjestad
08-Feb Sun 01:00pm-05:00pm San Nicolas Grand Children Parade - Starts from Carnival Village ends at Carnival Village San Nicolas
08-Feb Sun 05:00pm-07:00pm Burning of the Momito - Marks the end of the carnival season for the children. San Nicolas
12-Feb Thu 08:00pm-02:00am Parada di Lus (Lighting Parade 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. San Nicolas
14-Feb Sat 01:00pm-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
15-Feb Sun 12:00pm-06:00pm Aruba's Famous 61ST 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 Roundabout Wendy's - LG Smith Blvd. - Vondellaan - Ave. Milo Croes - Ends at Aruba Entertainment Center Oranjestad
16-Feb Mon all day CARNIVAL Mon / Burnout Mon - National holiday - official day of rest. Baby Beach
16-Feb Mon 07:00pm-11:11pm 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. Carnival Village, San Nicolas
18-Feb Wed all day Ash Wednesday