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Aruba's 63rd Annual Carnival Celebration in 2017

Aruba is preparing for the island's largest month-long party with the 63rd annual Carnival celebration in January and February, 2017. Aruba's Carnival celebration is a colorful event during which music and extravagant costumes take center stage. The month-long festival consists of street parties, festive parades and creative contests for locals and visitors alike. Parties are held in various districts throughout the month, giving everyone the opportunity to participate and dance to Aruba's most popular brass band, steel band and roadmarch tunes.

The attractions include the Election of the Aruba Carnival Queen. Aruba's Tivoli Lighting Parade takes place in downtown Oranjestad and incorporates thousands of tiny lights into costumes, road pieces and floats, bringing an added dramatic effect to the extravagant display. Carnival culminates with the Grand Carnival Parade on Sunday, February 26, 2017.

Carnival 2017 Schedule (Subject to change without notice)