lively celebration that's been going on for more than a century
Cozumel's Carnaval is a family-friendly celebration featuring parades, dances and and the varied cultures of the locals, known as?Cozumeleños?. Carnaval will take place Feb. 12 to Feb. 16.
During the 5-day event, there is an energy that flows throughout the island and colors the streets and the homes surrounding its main square. Everyone from children to grandparents fill the streets, blending modern-day themes and music with traditional and folkloric pasts.
Locals and visitors of every age come together to enjoy the festivities that includes floats and colorful parades, nightly street fairs with traditional foods and concerts, and daily musical performances and dancing through the streets of downtown San Miguel.
highlight of the week is the Comparsas Ball, featuring
the crowning of the emperor and empress as well as the king and queen
of Carnaval, and an intense group dance competition.
parades continue to grow each year with the addition of more floats
and participants in their native costumes and masks.