Cozumel Carnival 2014 dates: February 26th through March 5th

Calendar of events; Cozumel Carnival 2014:

Wednesday February 26th –

  • Coronation of Carnaval 2014 Royalty Salon Moby Dick- Open to the Public
  • 8:00pm Farewell to Carnaval Royalty of 2013
  • Opening Ceremonies & Coronation of Carnaval Royalty for 2014
  • Message from Presidente Fredy Marrufo Martin

Thursday February 27th –

  • Place: Moby Dick Time
    Advance tickets required.
  • 5:00pm Coronation of King & Queen
  • 6:00pm Dance Competition - Kindergarden
  • 6:00pm Dance Competition - Grade School

Friday February 28th –

  • Continued costume and Dance contests
    Place: Moby Dick
    Time: 10:00 AM
    Advance tickets required.
  • Infant and Childrens dance contests/Pet costume parade
    First free activity (Stage Band)
    Locatons: Benito Juarez Park and Parque Andres (in front of City Palacio)
    Time: 9:00pm
    Dancing, Drinking, and Eating
  • High School and Adult Dance competition. Salon Moby Dick
    Advance tickets required.
    Time: 10:00pm
  • Introduction of Carnival with host Sr. Fernando Ferraez: 10:30pm
  • 9:00pm - Music, General Access & Seating Begins
  • 10:30pm- Car naval Ballet and Intro to Car naval 2013
  • 10:50pm - Show of the Emperors
  • 11:10pm - Young Adults Dance Group Competition
  • 12:10pm - Open Category Dance Competition
  • 2:30am - Judges Decide on Open Floor Dancing

Saturday March 1st–

  • 9:00am - Parque Benito Juarez - Open Food Court, Dancing and Car naval Events All Day & Night
  • 6:00pm - Ave. Raphael Melgar - First General Procession Parade
  • 9:00pm - Parque Benito Juarez - Free to Public Band & Dancing
  • 9:00pm - Parque Andres Quintana Roo - Free to Public Band & Dancing
  • 9:00pm - Salon Moby Dick
  • Advance tickets required

Cozumel Carnival as you can see, is exciting!

Cozumel Carnival; great times and exotic costumes

Cozumel Carnival; great times and exotic costumes



  • Adult Masquerade Costume Contest & Grand Masquerade Dance
  • 11:00pm - Carnivall Ballet and Intro of Car naval 2014
  • 11:10pm - Introduction of Carnaval 2014 Host Sr. Ferando Ferraez
  • 11:20pm - Costume Contests Begin: Individuals, Couples & Groups
  • 1:30am - Show & Dancing All Night.

Sunday March 2nd–

  • 9:00am - Parque Benito Juarez - Open Food Court, Dancing and Car naval All Day & Night
  • 6:00pm - Ave. Raphael Melgar - Second General (Open) Parade
  • 9:00pm - Parque Benito Juarez - FREE to Public Band & Dancing
  • 10:00pm - Parque Andres Quintana Roo - Free concert, food, and dancing!

Monday March 3rd–

  • 9:00am - Parque Benito Juarez - Open Food Court, more dancing, drinking, and eating all day and all night!
  • 9:00pm - Parque Benito Juarez - Free concert and dancing. And you guessed it; eating and drinking all night!
  • 9:00pm - Parque Andres Quintana Roo - Different venue same fun!

Tuesday March 4th – Fat Tuesday!

  • 9:00am - Parque Benito Juarez Food court, eating, drinking, and more dancing!!
  • 9:00am- Parque Benito Juarez - Open Food Court, Dancing and yes, drinking, all day and night!
  • 6:00pm- Ave. Raphael Melgar - The grand finale Parade!!!
  • 9:00pm - Parque Benito Juarez - More eating, drinking, and dancing
  • 10:00pm - Parque Andres Cozumel Carnival 2014 Closing Show, Concert & Dancing (band to be announced)!

Wednesday March 5th–

  • 7:30pm Open to the Public
    Benito Juarez Park Downtown
    Awards Ceremony and the Burning of "Juan Carnaval"

The fun of Cozumel Carnival awaits you and we look forward to your arrival!

Cozumel Carnival (pronounced Carnaval in Spanish) is one of the islands main events. It happens at the peak of high season when the weather is at its finest. Festivities attract thousands of people from all corners of the world. It starts the week before Fat Tuesday, or Mardi-Gras.

Cozumel Carnival 2013 was as as much fun as ever! Since Cozumel is constantly upgrading the, pedestrian walkways, downtown landscaping, and improvements all over the island; visitors are greeted in "tropicool" style! As with every year I took these photos of this years event as well as past years. If you would like to see hi definition video of this years, parade click here!!

The park in front of the Palacio has a new stage set for shows and was a huge success last year and promises to be just as exciting this year. Cozumel has never looked better! If you missed this years event make sure you come to Carnival 2014! And if you haven't already made your reservations accommodations, make sure to check out: Casa Colonial!

Cozumel Carnival and wild costumes!
Carnival representatives are interviewed!

The origins of Carnival are unclear, but most agree that it started as a pagan celebration in ancient Rome, or Greece. Balls were imported from Italy in the late nineteenth century, and had their golden era in the thirties, with legendary balls at the Copacabana Palace, and the Municipal Theater in Rio de Jinero.

There's much more to this extravaganza than the Parades. Street dancers randomly roam through town. It's loads of fun, free, and it happens all over the island. You are more than welcome to watch and participate. Besides the fun of a great Parade, there is live music, food, drinks and every manner of distraction in the town square. With so many people gathered together to have a great time how can you go wrong?!

You gotta have balls if you think this is not enough! Hey, don't get me wrong... We are talking about the fabulous balls and events leading up to the choosing of the King and Queen of Carnival. :0) If you have never been to the island during this very special time; you are really missing out on a great cultural experience. The "pre" carnival events happen at the Moby Dick, clubs, the newer Parque Andres Cozumel, and other venues in and around San Miguel! Pick out the right parties, and have a ball! Most of these events are for children of all ages (especially adults who like to act like kids)!

Island life has never been better and the weather is perfect! And since winter weather has started earlier than normal this year, it is never too soon to plan now for next years event.

So start planning for Cozumel Carnival 2014. We look forward to showing you Cozumel's wildest party of the year!

Cozumel Carnival Lion Fish!
Fun for children of all ages!

For many years we have been capturing images of the many facets of Carnival. These original photos of Carnival 2013 give you a pretty good idea of what everything looks like. But the experience is MUCH better then the photographs. The exciting sounds, fireworks, and rhythms of the night will make you want to come back year after year!

This spectacular event is Street Carnival in all its glory, filled with the most exotic characters you will ever see.

To give you an idea of what to expect from our annual bash I put together this slide show of Carnival 2013. But to get the full 3D affect you just have to see if for yourself!.

We hope that you are having a GREAT time; because we are!

Warm Regards from you know where!
Bob Rodriguez.
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