Discover what the Annual Carnival in Aruba can offer you!


Every year, the happiest island in the Caribbean, Aruba, celebrates in style with a Carnival. Thousands of tourists are welcomed on the island during the festivities, when happiness, color, and music take to the streets to delight the locals and visitors.

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This year, the celebrations started on January 5th and continued until March 5th to celebrate the 65th annual carnival in Aruba..  

Do you want to know what makes Aruba’s Carnival so extraordinary? Then, please keep reading as we’ve shared all the details below. 

All the festivities begin with Aruba’s Torch Parade, which is a great big welcome to the carnival season on the island. Every year, Aruba is immersed in happiness, color and traditional torches in this parade. This exciting, fun parade starts at 8:00 p.m. and lasts until 2 a.m. the next day. from 8:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m. the next day.

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Another of the most beautiful parades in Aruba’s Carnival is the Children’s Carnival Parade, is the multicolor parade where children are the main protagonists and spread their happiness and good vibes to all the attendees. Laughs, dance, and joy are definitely on the agenda.

When it comes to the Carnival Lighting Parade, the night shines more than ever in Aruba. The Lighting Parade is famous for the brightness and luminosity of all its participants. The streets are filled with lights and dancing. The Caribbean night becomes a festival of shining and bright lights along with sequins and feathers. Not to mention the glowing accessories of the customs designed to the occasion along with the music and joy of all the participants.  

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The Great Carnival Parade, finally takes place on March 3rd. It is the biggest parade on the island and it brings joy to the streets in Oranjestad. In this event, beautifully decorated floats, graceful dancers, and colorful allegorical costumes invade the streets until midnight, when the Burn of Rey Momo happens. A memorable spectacle! 

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In sum, Aruba’s Carnival is a unique and unforgettable experience. Can you picture yourself living here and joining in the Aruba Carnival by 2020? Well, the happiest island in the Caribbean is ready to welcome you, and so are we at Azure Beach Residences. Contact us today, and make it happen! 

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