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Ibiza Carnival 2011

Ibiza town's the place to be for the biggest and best Carnival parade on the island

Ibiza town's the place to be for the biggest and best Carnival parade on the island every year. Fortunately as it's held on the Sunday morning of the almost week long start of Lent celebrations, lucky islanders and visitors can go to at least one of the other parades held on other days.

This year Ibiza council has allotted a budget of €20,000 for the carnival, less than last year but of which €11,000 is for prizes for the best floats and so on in the main parade.

carnival parade in ibiza town

The timetable this year is as follows
March 3rd, 18.00, Vara de Rey – Jueves Lardero party with spanish omelette and live music
March 6th, 11.00, Vara de Rey – the big carnival parade from the Formentera ferry port all around town to the Vara de Rey for prize-giving and a charity Fideua (like paella but with pasta) for only €1
March 8th, 17.00 – 20.00, Vara de Rey – kids carnival with fun, games, and karaoke
March 9th, 20.00, Parque de la Paz – Burial of the Sardine, sardine BBQ aqnd live music to end the Mardi Gras celebrations

If you've never been, Carnival is a time to get your best fancy dress out, dance, eat and have fun before we reach lent – traditionally a time for fasting. Take a look at our photo gallery online of Carnival past – what fantastic weather!

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