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Aruba Carnival

You have not lived until you have experienced the spirit of Carnival as it is celebrated in Aruba!

View Aruba's 2024 Carnival Schedule (70th Edition). Important Note: Aruba's 2025 Carnival Schedule (71st Edition) has not yet been released.

Carnival means weeks of events that bring you colorfully decorated floats, contagiously throbbing music, luxuriously costumed groups of celebrants of all ages, King & Queen elections, electrifying jump ups and torch light parades that wind their way through the streets at night, the Jouvert morning in San Nicolas, the Children's Parades and finally the Grand Parade. This has got to be the greatest party ever!

Where else can you find Antillean "tumba" music, the Calypso and steel bands of the English Caribbean, the salsa beat of Latin countries plus marching bands and a smattering of Dutch oom-pa-pa? The 2 month long celebration culminates with the all-day Grand Parade on Sunday, with everyone and everything all decked out.

Check out our blog to discover why Carnival Season is the perfect time for people to come visit us in Aruba!

A Glimpse of Aruba's Carnival 

(Click below to view the past Carnival parades) 

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Aruba's 65th Carnival 

(Click below to view the Grand Parade in Oranjestad 2019)

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