Marbella Carnival - Carnaval de Marbella

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The Marbella Carnival includes fun and entertainment in four different areas of the city - Marbella center, San Pedro de Alcantara, Nueva Andalucia and Las Chapas. The "Carnaval de Marbella" is celebrated every year and is a festive occasion for the entire family.  

This is a time where everyone dresses up in costume and participates in a number of activities offered by the city. You may notice around this time of year costumes being sold in all the major supermarkets and smaller costume shops or flamenco stores.

THE MARBELLA CARNIVAL PROGRAMME 2018

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2

17.00 H. Children's Carnival Mask Workshop located in Plaza de África 
In this kids workshop, kids can make, with the help of monitors, costumes with various stationery elements, plus paper and rubber masks to celebrate the Marbella carnival. 


SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3

12.00 H Children's Carnival in La Represa Park (next to the temple), with the following activities: 
- Reading of the Infantile Proclamation by IKER LOBATO ROMERO. - Choice of Venus, Nymphs and God Momo Children of Carnival - Children's Animation Show - Bouncy castles and workshops. The Election will be carried out by lot, all children wishing to participate, with ages ranging from 5 to 12 years old, must complete their application in the Dam Park and deposit it in their corresponding box.


SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 4

12.00 H. Children's Carnival Mask Workshop at the Cortijo Miraflores Museum. 

In this kids workshop, kids can make, with the help of monitors, costumes with various stationery elements, plus paper and rubber masks to celebrate the Marbella carnival. 

13.00 H Chorizada de Carnaval, at the Cultural Association Carnavalesca Marbellí (C / José Iturbi), with the performance of different carnival groups. 


WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 7

6 pm Carnival of the Mayor in the Active Participation Center for the Elderly Encarna Cantero de Marbella.


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9

11.00 H Children's Contest of Chirigotas de Marbella at the Teatro Ciudad de Marbella. Prize is a Kids Party for the winning school.

17.00 H. Carnival Mask Workshop at C / Magallanes (next to AVV Las Abarizas). 
In this kids workshop, kids can make, with the help of monitors, costumes with various stationery elements, plus paper and rubber masks to celebrate the Marbella carnival. 


SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10

12.00 H. Children's Carnival Mask Workshop at Bello Horizonte, next to the Carlos Cabezas Sports Center. In this kids workshop, kids can make, with the help of monitors, costumes with various stationery elements, plus paper and rubber masks to celebrate the Marbella carnival. 

21.00 H PREGÓN of the 2018 Carnival, at the Ciudad de Marbella Theater 
- Reading of the Carnival Proclamation 2018, by AGUSTÍN CASADO- Imposition of "The Golden Shield of Carnival 2018" to VICENTE LAGUNAS MOYA.- Presentation of the Venus, Nymphs , Misses and God Momo of Carnival 2018- Performance of Local Groups of Carnival.- Performance of the Comparsa de los Hermanos Carapapas "Los Ángeles de la Guarda" 
Ticket sales.- Cultural Association Carnavalesca Marbellí (C / Jose Iturbi) and Ticket Office of the Theater (one hour before).

Relive the best moments of the Pregón, through RTV MARBELLA, with a delayed program in the afternoon / evening.


SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 11

11.00 H. Children's Carnival Mask Workshop in Parque de la Represa - Divina Pastora (next to Calzados Millán). In this kids workshop, kids can make, with the help of monitors, costumes with various stationery elements, plus paper and rubber masks to celebrate the Marbella carnival. 

12.00 H Parade of the Humor and Children's Costumes Contest with the following route: 
Departure.- Plaza Santo Cristo, C / Ancha, Plza. Puente Ronda, C / Remedios, C / Virgen de los Dolores, C / Ortiz de Molinillo, Plza. General Chinchilla, Plza. Los Naranjos, C / Station, Plza. La Victoria, C / Pedraza, C / Fortaleza, Plza. Africa, C / Africa, Avda. Ramón y Cajal and ending Parque de la Alameda. 
Registration for the Children's Costume Contest, one hour before the parade (Plaza Santo Cristo) - Children from 0 to 14 years old 
During the tour the jury will choose the best Individual Costumes, Couples and Groups in Children's Category .

COSTUME CONTEST AWARDS:

Individual

  • First Prize 200 euros - 
  • Second Prize 150 euros -  
  • Third Prize 100 euros

Couples 

  • First Prize 250 euros - 
  • Second Prize 150 euros -  
  • Third Prize 100 euros 

Groups 

  • First Prize 350 euros -  
  • Second Prize 250 euros -  
  • Third Prize 150 euros

Next, Carnival Children's Party in the Parque de la Alameda, with different activities for the little ones: Inflatable Castles and workshopsChild animation show

Delivery of Prizes for Children's Costumes Contest.

5.30 pm Carnival of the Mayor at the Active Participation Center for Older People Plaza de Toros de Marbella.

9.00 pm Semifinal of the Carnival Group Contest at the Ciudad de Marbella Theater. 
Ticket sales.- Cultural Association Carnavalesca Marbellí (C / José Iturbi) and Theater Ticket Office (one hour before). 

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12

9.00 pm Semifinal of the Carnival Group Contest at the Ciudad de Marbella Theater. 
Ticket sales.- Cultural Association Carnavalesca Marbellí (C / José Iturbi) and Theater Ticket Office (one hour before). 

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13

9.00 pm Semifinal of the Carnival Group Contest at the Ciudad de Marbella Theater. 
Ticket sales.- Cultural Association Carnavalesca Marbellí (C / José Iturbi) and Theater Ticket Office (one hour before). 

WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 14

5.30 pm Carnival of the Mayor at the Active Participation Center for the Elderly Miraflores of Marbella.

9.00 pm Semifinal of the Carnival Group Contest at the Ciudad de Marbella Theater. 
Ticket sales.- Cultural Association Carnavalesca Marbellí (C / José Iturbi) and Theater Ticket Office (one hour before). 

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15

5.00 PM Carnival of the Mayor at the Active Participation Center for the Elderly Santa Marta de Marbella.

17.00 H. Children's Carnival Mask Workshop located in Park located in C / Fernando VII. In this kids workshop, kids can make, with the help of monitors, costumes with various stationery elements, plus paper and rubber masks to celebrate the Marbella carnival. 


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16

17.00 H. Children's Carnival Mask Workshop located in Plaza de Toros Children's Park.  In this kids workshop, kids can make, with the help of monitors, costumes with various stationery elements, plus paper and rubber masks to celebrate the Marbella carnival. 

6.00 pm Carnival of the Mayor in the Active Participation Center for Older People Los Paisajes de Marbella.

9.00 pm Grand Final of the Carnival Group Contest at the Ciudad de Marbella Theater. 
Ticket sales.- Cultural Association Carnavalesca Marbellí (C / José Iturbi) and Theater Ticket Office (one hour before). 
Free makeup workshop in the Hall of the City Theater of Marbella, Do not miss out on your makeup at the End of Group Contest.


SATURDAY FEBRUARY 17

12.00 H. Children's Carnival Mask Workshop located in the Xarblanca Children's Park. In this kids workshop, kids can make, with the help of monitors, costumes with various stationery elements, plus paper and rubber masks to celebrate the Marbella carnival. 

17.30 H Marbella Carnival Parade with the following route: Departure.- Parque de la Represa, Avda. Doctor Maiz Viñals, Plaza del Puente Málaga, Avda. Nabeul, C / Félix Rodríguez de la Fuente, Avda. Ramón y Cajal, Avda. Ricardo Soriano and Plaza Monseñor Rodrigo Bocanegra (Piruli) 
During the tour the jury will choose the best float and best costumes in individual category, couples and Adult Category groups.

Prizes: 
- Best Car 600 euros  
- Costumes: - Category Adults: 

Individual -

  • First Prize 200 euros-
  • Second Prize 150 euros -
  • Third Prize 100 euros- 

Couples -

  • First Prize 250 euros-
  • Second Prize 150 euros -
  • Third Prize 100 euros- 

Groups -

  • First Prize 350 euros -
  • Second Prize 250 euros -
  • Third Prize 150 euros- 

To participate in the Carriage Contest, you must register, previously, through the Entry Registry. 
Entries to the Adult Costume Contest will be made one hour before the start of the Parade (Bonsai Museum area). Ages from 14 years. 
Awards ceremony at the Palace of Fairs and Congresses.

9.00 pm Marbella Carnival at the Palacio de Congresos, with the following performances: 
- La Chirigota del Sheriff "Los quitapupas" - La Comparsa "Los Mafiosos" by Juan Carlos Aragón - The "La Comuna" Choir of Cádiz 
For the benefit of the CONCORDIA Punto Association of Sale: Cultural Association Carnavalesca Marbelli and Palace ticket office.


SATURDAY FEBRUARY 24

12.00 H XVIII Carnival Mussel "Memorial Antonio Rubia" El Extranjero "in the Parque de la Represa (next to Calzados Millán). 
Free tasting of mussels for all attendees and performance of Carnival Groups. 

22.00 H Carnival at the Palace of Congresses and Fairs of Marbella, with the performance of: 
- Comparsa El Perro Andalú (Antonio Martínez Ares) - Chirigota We do not have the Congo Pa Farolillos (Vera Luque) - El Fuerte de San Luis Choir (Marbella) 

The Carnival Marbella programme above is provided by the Ayuntamiento de Marbella. For more information please visit www.marbella.es

Municipal Delegation of Parties, reserves the right to suppress, modify or extend any of the events scheduled when the circumstances so require.

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The big Shopping Malls always have costumes available. La cañada also has a costume shop on the top floor.Another option for costume hunting is the great Chinese Bazaar stores we have scattered throughout the Costa del Sol.

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