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Cozumel Carnaval 2016 Information & Events


Carnaval 2016 Calendar of Events & Activities
Carnaval 2016!

Cozumelinsider.com is the Original website for Cozumel Carnaval Information!! For more than a decade, visitors have used to stay up-to-date on Carnaval events and activities. Long before other websites and social media existed ~ we have been here providing you great information about Carnaval Cozumel! We ARE Carnavaleros so we are always right in the middle of all the festivities and happenings! So keep checking back regularly to see updates on king and queen candidates, dance competitions, community presentations and much more!

Begin planning now & looking ahead to Carnaval 2016 because it will be here before you know it!!!

Pre-Carnaval events begin EARLY in January and Carnaval itself starts just a few weeks later!!

This is the page to bookmark for Cozumel Carnaval 2016 Activities !!


Let's start by explaining a bit about Pre-Carnaval events!

As you may know, each year a King and Queen of Carnaval are elected by the general population of Cozumel.These Pre-Carnaval events focus on presenting, vying for votes and electing the King and Queen of Carnaval. These are very much"locals" type events but everyone is welcome to attend. The events typically don't even start until close to midnight and last until the wee hours of the mornings! Tourists might enjoy them but honestly,weI've never promoted attendance by tourists simply because...



  • The Pre-Carnaval events are typically sold out in advance anyway so it's S.R.O.
  • These events do run so late into the night and ...
  • really the locals should maintain control of who THEY WANT as THEIR King and Queen of Carnaval.
But remember - you travelers won't miss anything because:
All Pre-Carnaval activities are performed :
  • once on Saturday in a grand ballroom ticketed event where the locals attend and
  • then AGAIN on Sunday in the downtown area for FREE so tourists and more locals can see!

    ALL Carnaval activities (locals and tourist) are listed so if you have any questions please feel free to contact us!


    Carnaval 2016 Official Program in Spanish

    Program 2016.pdf Colorful Program of Carnaval Events for 2016 (Spanish) ~ Only print this file if you have alot of ink! ;-)

    Pre-Carnaval Events
    Cozumel Carnaval 2016 Great Entertainment! January 9 - Saturday
    Presentation of Candidates for King & Queen of Carnaval 2016 Parque Quintana Roo
    Advance Ticket Purchase Required
    9:00 pm - Music, General Access & Seating Begins
    11:00 pm - Carnaval Ballet 2016 Performance
    11:00 pm - Introduction of Carnaval 2016 Host Memo-Memo el Mero-Mero Carnavalero
    11:20 pm - Presentation in Formal Gala of Candidates for King & Queen of Carnaval 2016
    12:25 am - Dancing with Aleks Syntek
    Photos - Introduction of Candidates for Carnaval 2016 King & Queen


    January 10 - Sunday
    Presentation of Candidates for King & Queen of Carnaval 2016
    Parque Quintana Roo
    FREE - Open to the Public
    7:00 pm - Carnaval Ballet 2016 Performance
    7:10 pm - Introduction of Carnaval 2016 Host Memo-Memo el Mero-Mero Carnavalero
    7:20 pm - Presentation of Candidates for King & Queen of Carnaval 2016
    7:30 pm - Dancing Afterward at Gazebo with La Banda Cuzamil


    Cozumel Carnaval 2016 Great Entertainment! January 16 - Saturday
    Candidates in Costume for King & Queen of Carnaval 2016
    Parque Quintana Roo
    Advance Ticket Purchase Required
    9:00 pm - Music, General Access & Seating
    10:00 pm - Carnaval Ballet 2016 Performance
    10:10 pm - Introduction of Carnaval 2016 Host Memo-Memo el Mero-Mero Carnavalero
    10:25 pm - Farewell Shows of 2015 Carnaval King & Queen
    11:00 pm - Show of Candidates for Carnaval King & Queen 2016 - Individual Costumes
    12:30 am - Dancing Afterward with Super Lamas
    Photos - Presentation of 2016 Candidates in Full Costume

    January 17 - Sunday
    Candidates in Costume for King & Queen of Carnaval 2016
    Parque Quintana Roo

    FREE - Open to the Public
    7:00 pm - Carnaval Ballet 2015 Performance
    7:10 pm - Introduction of Carnaval 2016 Host Memo-Memo el Mero-Mero Carnavalero
    7:20 pm - Farewell Shows of 2015 Carnaval King & Queen
    8:00 pm - Show of Candidates for Carnaval King & Queen 2016 - Individual Costume Phase

    January 22 - Friday
    30th Annual Ladies Show
    Parque Quintana Roo
    Advance Ticket Purchase Required
    5:00 pm - Doors Open to Women Only for 30th Annual Lady's Show
    6:00 pm - Presentation of Shows - Individual, Couples & Groups


    January 23 - Saturday
    King & Queen Of Carnaval Candidate Comparsa Shows & VOTE
    Parque Quintana Roo
    Advance Ticket Purchase Required
    9:00 pm - Music, General Access, Seating & Early Voting Begins
    10:30 pm - Carnaval Ballet 2016 Performance
    10:40 pm - Introduction of Carnaval 2016 Host Memo-Memo el Mero-Mero Carnavalero
    10:50 pm - Full Retinue Show of All Candidates with Comparsas for King & Queen
    Dancing Afterward featuring Banda Cozumel
    2:00 am - VOTING Begins for King & Queen of Carnaval Along with Dancing All Night
    Photos - Candidate's Comparsas Competition & Election of 2014 King & Queen

    January 24 - Sunday
    King & Queen Candidate Comparsa Shows & ANNOUNCEMENT of Carnaval 2016 King & Queen
    Parque Quintana Roo
    FREE - Open to the Public ~ GO EARLY for seating!
    7:00 pm - Carnaval Ballet 2016 Performance
    7:10 pm - Introduction of Carnaval 2016 Host Memo-Memo el Mero-Mero Carnavalero
    7:20 pm - Full Retinue Show of All Candidates & Announcement of King & Queen of Carnaval 2016
    9:20 pm - Tropical dance contest to the rhythm of Carnaval

    January 29 - Friday
    2nd Annual Sexual Diversity Show
    Parque Quintana Roo
    Advance Ticket Purchase Required
    9:00 pm - Music, General Access & Seating
    10:30 pm - Carnaval Ballet 2016 Performance
    10:40 pm - Introduction of Carnaval 2016 Host Memo-Memo el Mero-Mero Carnavalero
    10:50 pm - Shows of the Kings/Queens of Sexual Diversity 2016 11:50 pm - Dancing Afterward featuring ??? For 2015 was Aquino y la Banda Aquanilé


    January 30 - Saturday
    Candidate Shows for Teen King & Queen of Carnaval 2016 & VOTE
    Parque Quintana Roo
    Advance Ticket Purchase Required
    9:00 pm - Music, General Access, Seating & Early Voting Begins
    10:30 pm - Carnaval Ballet 2016 Performance
    10:40 pm - Introduction of Carnaval 2016 Host Memo-Memo el Mero-Mero Carnavalero
    10:45 pm - Introduction & Presentation of Carnaval 2016 Special King & Queen
    10:50 pm - Full Retinue Show of All Candidates with Comparsas for Teen King & Queen
    1:00 am - Farewell to 2016 Teen King & Queen of Carnaval
    1:00 am - VOTING Begins for Teen King & Queen of Carnaval
    1:20 am - Show Afterward featuring Amos Del Ruido

    Photos - Presentation of 2014 Candidates in Full Costume PLUS Teen King & Queen Comparsas

    January 31 - Sunday
    Candidate Shows for Child King & Queen of Carnaval 2016 & ANNOUNCEMENT
    Parque Quintana Roo
    Advance Ticket Purchase Required
    4:00 pm - Music, General Access, Seating & Early Voting Begins
    5:00 pm - Carnaval Ballet 2016 Performance
    5:15 pm - Introduction of Carnaval 2016 Host Memo-Memo el Mero-Mero Carnavalero
    5:30 pm - Full Retinue Show of All Candidates with Comparsas for Child King & Queen 2016
    6:00 pm - Voting Opens and Dancing for the Children
    Parque Quintana Roo
    FREE - Open to the Public
    8:30 pm - Presentation of Shows of Teen & Child & Kings & Queens 2016
    9:00 pm - Presentation of Special King & Queen of Carnaval 2016
    9:00 pm - Announcement of Teen & Child Winners





    Wednesday, February 3 - Carnaval Week Celebration Begins
    Cozumel Carnaval 2016 ~ Come Join the Fun! Dance & Costume Competitions & Parades
    February 3 - Wednesday
    Coronation of All Cozumel Carnaval 2016 Royalty
    Parque Quintana Roo
    FREE - Open to the Public
    8:00 pm
    Farewell to 2015 King & Queen and
    all of the Carnaval Royalty of 2015
    Opening Ceremonies & Coronation of all Carnaval Royalty for 2016
    Message from Presidente Fredy Marrufo Martin
    Photos - Cozumel Carnaval Coronation Night 2014

    February 4 - Thursday
    Comparsa Dance Contests - All Day
    Parque Quintana Roo
    Advance Ticket Purchase Required

    10:00 am - Dance Comparsa Competitions - Kindergarten

    5:00 pm - Presentation of Kid's King & Queen Comparsa Shows
    5:15 pm - Dance Comparsa Competitions - Grade School

    February 5 - Friday
    More Costume & Comparsa Dance Contests - All Day & Night
    Parque Quintana Roo
    Advance Ticket Purchase Required

    10:00 am - Children's & Infant's Costume Competition & Pet Costume Parade

    10:00 pm - School & Adult Open Category Comparsa Dance Competition & Dance
    9:00 pm - Music, General Access & Seating Begins
    10:30 pm - Carnaval Ballet 2016 Performance
    10:40 pm - Introduction of Carnaval 2016 Host Memo-Memo el Mero-Mero Carnavalero
    10:50 pm - Show of the Emperors of Carnaval 2016
    11:10 pm - Young Adults Dance Group Competition Begins
    12:10 pm - Open Category Dance Competition Begins
    1:00 am - Judges Decisions and Open Tropical Dance featuring Grupo Taxco

    Cozumel Carnaval 2016 Great Entertainment! February 6 - Saturday
    9:00 am - Parque Andres Quintana Roo - Open Food Court, Dancing and Carnaval Vendors All Day & Night
    6:00 pm - Ave. Raphael Melgar - First General (Open) Parade
    9:00 pm - Parque Andres Quintana Roo - Free to Public Band & Dancing

    Photos - Cozumel Carnaval 2014 Parades

    Parque Quintana Roo
    Advance Ticket Purchase Required
    Adult Open Masquerade Costume Contest & Grand Masquerade Dance
    9:00 pm - Music, General Access, Seating 11:00 pm - Carnaval Ballet 2016 Performance
    11:10 pm - Introduction of Carnaval 2016 Host Memo-Memo el Mero-Mero Carnavalero
    > 11:20 pm -Show of the Special King & Queen of Carnaval 2016
    11:40 pm - Costume Contests Begin: Individuals, Couples & Groups
    1:30 am - Spectacular Show & Dancing All Night with Belinda

    February 7 - Sunday
    9:00 am - Parque Andres Quintana Roo - Open Food Court, Dancing & Carnaval Vendors All Day & Night
    6:00 pm - Ave. Raphael Melgar - Second General (Open) Parade
    9:00 pm - Parque Andres Quintana Roo - FREE to Public Band & Dancing

    Photos - Cozumel Carnaval 2014 Parades

    Cozumel Carnaval 2016 Great Entertainment! February 8 -- Monday
    9:00 am - Parque Andres Quintana Roo - Open Food Court, Dancing & Carnaval Vendors All Day & Night
    3:00 pm - The Big Color Race 5k Begins

    NOTE: For 2016 No General Parade Scheduled for this night!
    HOWEVER in 2011 there was a parade this night when Saturday night rained out!

    Parque Quintana Roo
    Advance Ticket Purchase Required
    Tropical Caribbean Dance
    9:00 pm - Music, General Access & Seating Begins
    11:00 pm - Carnaval Ballet 2016 Performance
    11:10 pm - Introduction of Carnaval 2016 Host Memo-Memo el Mero-Mero Carnavalero
    11:20 pm - Big Dance Concert featuring Yuri

    Cozumel Carnaval 2016 Great Entertainment! February 9 - FAT Tuesday
    9:00 am - Parque Andres Quintana Roo - Open Food Court, Dancing & Carnaval Vendors All Day & Night
    6:00 pm - Ave. Raphael Melgar - Third & Final General (Open) Parade
    10:00 pm - Parque Andres Quintana Roo FREE to Public
    Cozumel Carnaval 2016 Closing Show, Concert & Dancing featuring Gente del Zona

    Photos - Cozumel Carnaval 2014 Parades

    February 10 - Wednesday
    Parque Andres Quintana Roo
    FREE - Open to the Public
    Awards Ceremony and the Burning of "Juan Carnaval"
    7:00 pm
    The ritual of burning Juan Carnaval brings to a close all the activities of the week and life returns to normal until next year!!
    Me ~ Clowning Around Carnaval 2014 !
    As you can see, there is a lot going on during Carnaval!!
    Plan to join in as many of the festivities as you can and become a
    "Cozumelenian Carnavalero"!!!

    Again, don't hesitate to email or call should you have questions about events!!
    questions@cozumelinsider.com

    Carnavaleros 2008! BandaMex! Sherri Davis
    Co-ordinator American Community Fundraising
    Cozumel Carnaval Committee 2000-2006

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