Carnaval 2021 has officially been cancelled due to the pandemic … but you can still enjoy it virtually. This year, Caranval Guaymas will be virtual, with online performances and exhibitions from February 11 to 16. There will also be 3 Ruta del Arte venues, including GCM in Seascape Plaza in San Carlos, with exhibitions open to the public, with reduced capacity. You can see the schedule here.
This was the info from 2020 …
Head to Carnaval Guaymas for the biggest party in Sonora. For Carnaval, Guaymas’ beachside malecon will be transformed into a party promenade. 2020’s theme is “Los Alegres Veintes: 20 Ritmos, 20 Estilos”.
The week of Carnaval, February 20 – 25, 2020, will be filled with the burning of the bad humor, crowning of the Carnaval Queen and Rey Feo (Ugly King), concerts, theater, poetry readings, fireworks, parades and all night parties.
On Thursday, February 20, Carnaval kicks off with the Burning of Bad Humor at 8:00pm at 3 Presidents Plaza, followed by fireworks and live music.
From Saturday, February 22 to Tuesday, February 25, there will be four days of colorful parades featuring decorated floats, brightly masked and elaborately costumed people, marching bands, and pulsating dance music. Plus food and beer stands and elevated stages that will feature various live concerts. Thousands of onlookers, both young and old, will dance, cheer and throw confetti along the parade route, then make their way to the malecon where the party will continue with more live bands, food, drink and carnival rides.
The parade is scheduled to start at 3:00pm each day (though it often starts much later) and travel along Blvd. Sánchez Taboada to Ave. Serdán and Calle 10 (see map below).
If you haven’t yet had the pleasure of experiencing Carnaval make your way into Guaymas and fiesta Mexican-style.
Carnaval Guaymas 2020 Full Schedule / Programa
Cartelera Oficial del Carnaval de Guaymas 2020 del 20 al 25 de febrero:
Viernes 21: Alameños de la Sierra
Sabado 22: Remmy Valenzuela
Domingo 23 : Contacto Norte
Lunes24: La Brissa
Martes 25 (cierre): Marisela
Carnaval Parade Route Map
Reyes del Carnaval Guaymas 2020:
Reina Selene Ciapara y Rey Feo Francisco Javier Carlos Garcia (‘ El Carolino ‘)
Reina de los Juegos Florales: Yuselen Valencia ( ‘ Darío Galaviz Quezada ‘)
El resto de la corte real está conformado por las princesas Edna Guadalupe Romero y Miriam Zataraín, el príncipe Daniel Domínguez Ortega, el duque Oscar Armando Flores y Luis Guzmán Mercado como el bufón.
Carnaval Guaymas Photos
by Cathy Henkel