San Nicolas Balloon Parade

Last Sunday visitors and locals took to the streets for the Aruba’s Children’s & Youth Balloon Parade. The Balloon parade is the first parade that marks the opening of the Children's carnival, a fun event enjoyed by the whole family. The day was packed with miniature dancing masqueraders as they paraded the streets to live music showing off their costumes and road pieces adorned with balloons for the crowds.

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Flip Flop Carnival Beach Party

Sunday November 20th marks the third annual Flip Flop beach party, which is known to be one of the most unique and fun carnival events of the season. This years event will take place at the Surfside Marina, with live entertainment by International sensation Cris Cab along with Aruba's best local live bands. In conjunction with the local performers Aruba's DJ Big Rig and DJ Nutzbeatz will keep the Carnival fever going until midnight.

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22 Caisos and 61 Socas will perform at Aruba’s Caiso & Soca Monarch

Aruba's famous Calypso and Roadmarch event has been renamed to Aruba Caiso & Soca Monarch. As explained by stichting MUSICA (Aruba Association of Musicians) the Caiso is a modern name and style for the new Calypso and Soca is the international name for the Roadmarch. How the music is presented by each band and singer will remain the same. This year's event, starting today, will feature 22 Caisos and 61 Socas.

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Not even the rain could turn off the flames of Carnival 59th Torch Parade

After a great New Year weekend celebration Aruba was looking forward for the next weekend which was the start of the upcoming parades, contests and queen elections. Although it was raining the paraders went on with the Torch parade on Saturday and launched with more that 6400 participants in 8 carnival groups beginning with Champagne, followed by Royal, T.O.B., Dushi, Majestic, Pleasers and Teasers, OPC and XC-Lanz Carnival Group at the end.

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